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Trond Vold
post Jun 16 2009, 01:18 AM
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Got bored today and decided to restore my old Kaman GTX 23. It's in a really bad shape.
It's even got some psychedelic wallpaper glued on the body as a "finish" biggrin.gif But thats a whole other story.

Anyhuu, after i had desoldered the pickups i noticed that the bridge humbucker was actually a DiMarzio DP156 Humbucker from Hell!
Forgot all about even upgrading that old guitar smile.gif Must have been in 1994 or something.

Going to test that one on my Ibanez instead. It's in desperate need of a better neck pickup.

Not sure why it was in the bridge position.. it's pimarily recommended as a neck pup. No wonder that guitar sounded like a treble-monster.

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post Jun 16 2009, 02:00 AM
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Excellent find - you must have been pretty pleased biggrin.gif


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Nice! That is like taking an old coat out of a closet and finding $50 in the pocket!


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post Jun 16 2009, 02:04 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jun 15 2009, 08:18 PM) *
It's even got some psychedelic wallpaper glued on the body as a "finish" biggrin.gif But thats a whole other story.



I'd love to hear that story one day... wink.gif laugh.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 03:07 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jun 15 2009, 08:04 PM) *
I'd love to hear that story one day... wink.gif laugh.gif


I'll see your "hear the story" and raise you "see the pictures."



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post Jun 16 2009, 08:08 AM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Jun 16 2009, 04:07 AM) *
I'll see your "hear the story" and raise you "see the pictures."



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What do you have to show trond? laugh.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 08:14 AM
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About the "finish"...
A friend of me and Trond borrowed that guitar from him,
and when he returned it he had used it as his very own "art project" laugh.gif
He even put on some cotton or wool or something for strings biggrin.gif

I believe that was the case anyway.. Looked so bad it was cool laugh.gif
It's been hanging on Tronds wall ever since, hehe..

Great find Trond, hopefully the pickup is in good shape, and you'll be able to use it smile.gif
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post Jun 16 2009, 11:53 AM
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I'll put up some pics of it after work smile.gif

Actually, the neck feels very comfortable so i'm considering buying a new bridge, nut, tuners and some cheap pickups. But thats for another thread smile.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 01:04 PM
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Heheh cool find man, nice pickup for an upgrade! smile.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jun 16 2009, 12:53 PM) *
I'll put up some pics of it after work smile.gif

After hearing Paals description of it I think we rather have before pictures laugh.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 09:00 PM
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Audiopaals reply is 100% correct.
A friend borrowed it and had some fun with it, and he wrote "da trout", which i have no clue what means smile.gif

And here it is! (I've removed the bridge, pickups, knobs and cotton wool string)

Sorry for the bad quality, the cam on my phone is terrible!



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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jun 16 2009, 03:00 PM) *
A friend borrowed it and had some fun with it, and he wrote "da trout", which i have no clue what means smile.gif


I guess it depends what Trout means in your friend's language? I'm thinking fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout ...but that's just what it means in English.

That looks like a fun guitar to play around with, just needs some poly to preserve the artwork!





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post Jun 16 2009, 09:08 PM
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Yea, i know it's a trout. I just dont know what the meaning behind it was biggrin.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 09:10 PM
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YEAH TROUT! w0000000t!!!! \m/ cool.gif \m/


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post Jun 16 2009, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jun 16 2009, 09:00 PM) *
and he wrote "da trout", which i have no clue what means smile.gif

A reference to Walter perhaps??? tongue.gif
Great find on the HB from Hell!
I recently found a box of old spares and found an old Mighty Mite Motherbucker!! The Triple coil humbucker!!!! ohmy.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 09:23 PM
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Nice find! Christmas came early biggrin.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 09:52 PM
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OMG that guitar is really one-of man smile.gif


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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jun 16 2009, 10:12 PM) *
A reference to Walter perhaps??? tongue.gif

laugh.gif a long shot but not impossible smile.gif


They inlays are cool though. Question is if the finish isn't for keeps cool.gif


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post Jun 16 2009, 10:39 PM
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reminds me of daron malakian from systems guitar


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THE HUMBUCKER FROM HELL!! Man, i'd have it just for the name!!
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