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Todd Simpson
post Oct 29 2013, 11:40 PM
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AK RICH: Is that a RG560 MIJ? If so CONGRATS that's a freaking FINE guitar. One of the best Necks they've ever built. Same specs as the "Super Wizard" that only comes on the Jcraft Customs. I usually like old Ibby's as pure stock but I've got to say these knobs really do add to it. Some additions can take away, but like adding American Racing mags to a 69 Camaro, this addition improves the piece. Good call smile.gif

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I got a little Von Hotch gear in the mail the other day so I thought I would share a couple before and after shots of my Kramer for folks to see how it came out. Thanks VH!, I wasn't sure I would like the new knobs at first but after putting them on along with the pickup ring I thought it turned out looking pretty sharp and a bit more modern maybe. I also thought the knobs might be a bit too tall but it hasn't been a problem. The trem arm doesn't hit the volume knob and it hasn't got in the way of my picking either so far. Nice job man! smile.gif

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post Oct 30 2013, 01:20 AM
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NEW VON PICKS!!!! smile.gif

These are candidates for my "Signature" line as it were smile.gif I'm trying to make a pick design that will help just about anybody as they learn/work on their alternate picking and string traverse. These just glide over the strings. The extra heft/thickness makes them a great choice for down tuned/extended range/7/8 string guitars and bass. Of course they work great on 6 stringers as well smile.gif

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post Oct 30 2013, 03:43 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 29 2013, 02:40 PM) *
AK RICH: Is that a RG560 MIJ? If so CONGRATS that's a freaking FINE guitar. One of the best Necks they've ever built. Same specs as the "Super Wizard" that only comes on the Jcraft Customs. I usually like old Ibby's as pure stock but I've got to say these knobs really do add to it. Some additions can take away, but like adding American Racing mags to a 69 Camaro, this addition improves the piece. Good call smile.gif

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Nah that's just my old beater, An 80's or 90's(not sure) model Kramer I picked up off of craigslist years ago. I love it because of the old school Floyd and the Warmoth neck with super jumbo's. The frets are so big it's almost like playing a scalloped fretboard! biggrin.gif
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post Oct 30 2013, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 30 2013, 12:20 AM) *
NEW VON PICKS!!!! smile.gif

These are candidates for my "Signature" line as it were smile.gif I'm trying to make a pick design that will help just about anybody as they learn/work on their alternate picking and string traverse. These just glide over the strings. The extra heft/thickness makes them a great choice for down tuned/extended range/7/8 string guitars and bass. Of course they work great on 6 stringers as well smile.gif

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Looking awesome Todd biggrin.gif


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post Oct 31 2013, 02:10 AM
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These are looking just KILLER aren't they!!! Well done VON!!

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Looking awesome Todd biggrin.gif



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post Nov 6 2013, 11:15 PM
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Check out what appeared at my house yesterday biggrin.gif

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Thank you very much VH, Its brilliant, I really dig it cool.gif
I must say that on my initial play, I was very surprised how comfortable it felt. Having seen various pictures of the octavious style pick I was expecting to spend a bit of time just getting use to it but not at all! I felt like Id been using it for ages smile.gif


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post Nov 6 2013, 11:39 PM
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Nice Pick!! Good call smile.gif What you've described is exactly how I felt when I first got some VH picks in the mail smile.gif I got an INVADER with my first OCTAVIOUS and I went straight for the invader as it's very close to my VPICK signature pick. But to my surprise, the funky looking, donut hole, Octavious felt way more natural in my hand and seemed to play better and traverse better. I was stunned. But I got over it and asked him to make me more of them!!!

P.S.here is a pick of some custom pickup rings I'm looking forward too!!
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Check out what appeared at my house yesterday biggrin.gif

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Thank you very much VH, Its brilliant, I really dig it cool.gif
I must say that on my initial play, I was very surprised how comfortable it felt. Having seen various pictures of the octavious style pick I was expecting to spend a bit of time just getting use to it but not at all! I felt like Id been using it for ages smile.gif


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post Nov 7 2013, 08:14 AM
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I guess I already told you guys that until some time ago, I had no clue what the pickup rings were... and I was looking at them and I still had no clue, until I saw them on a guitar biggrin.gif


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post Nov 8 2013, 04:14 PM
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Awesome. Always good to hear that my international shipments have made it safely. Glad you like it. smile.gif

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Check out what appeared at my house yesterday biggrin.gif

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Thank you very much VH, Its brilliant, I really dig it cool.gif
I must say that on my initial play, I was very surprised how comfortable it felt. Having seen various pictures of the octavious style pick I was expecting to spend a bit of time just getting use to it but not at all! I felt like Id been using it for ages smile.gif


We are all learning, I had no idea that these weren't all a fairly standard size, til well....... I made some and found out the aren't. dry.gif

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I guess I already told you guys that until some time ago, I had no clue what the pickup rings were... and I was looking at them and I still had no clue, until I saw them on a guitar biggrin.gif



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post Nov 8 2013, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Nov 8 2013, 07:14 AM) *
We are all learning, I had no idea that these weren't all a fairly standard size, til well....... I made some and found out the aren't. dry.gif


I know this story. smile.gif It turns out that rings for active EMG pickups are not the same as a standard pickup , if there is such a thing. wink.gif
I had to return a set of rings to him because the mounting holes didn't line up and the opening was too small. But Mr.VonHotch is tirelessly trying to rectify the situation and as he said to me , he is "All about the customer service" smile.gif I have no doubts that he will come through in the end and I will have a great set of custom rings for my Ibanez. On top of that he sent me some nice new knobs to go on my kramer and one of the rings that didn't fit my Ibanez is on there as well since it fit the kramer perfectly. Not only that, I got this cool sticker that I now have to decide where I wanna stick. biggrin.gif Thanks VH!

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post Nov 9 2013, 09:14 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Nov 8 2013, 05:01 PM) *
I know this story. smile.gif It turns out that rings for active EMG pickups are not the same as a standard pickup , if there is such a thing. wink.gif
I had to return a set of rings to him because the mounting holes didn't line up and the opening was too small. But Mr.VonHotch is tirelessly trying to rectify the situation and as he said to me , he is "All about the customer service" smile.gif I have no doubts that he will come through in the end and I will have a great set of custom rings for my Ibanez. On top of that he sent me some nice new knobs to go on my kramer and one of the rings that didn't fit my Ibanez is on there as well since it fit the kramer perfectly. Not only that, I got this cool sticker that I now have to decide where I wanna stick. biggrin.gif Thanks VH!

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Establishing a long term relationship with your customers is what business is all about! wink.gif


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post Nov 10 2013, 08:08 PM
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Just noticed this thread has cracked 7,000 + views!! Folks are taking note smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2013, 07:41 PM
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My axe has been pimped with some Von Hotch gear! Here are some pics of the Ibanez with some new pickup ring bling. Thanks VH! And thanks for the spare Invader too! cool.gif
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post Dec 7 2013, 09:29 PM
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Very cool! I just got some new rings myself!
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My axe has been pimped with some Von Hotch gear! Here are some pics of the Ibanez with some new pickup ring bling. Thanks VH! And thanks for the spare Invader too! cool.gif
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post Dec 9 2013, 03:21 PM
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Lookin good. Thanks for posting the pics!!!! These are the Grizzly proof design. laugh.gif

QUOTE (AK Rich @ Dec 6 2013, 06:41 PM) *
My axe has been pimped with some Von Hotch gear! Here are some pics of the Ibanez with some new pickup ring bling. Thanks VH! And thanks for the spare Invader too! cool.gif
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Can't wait to see them on your Razorback!

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Very cool! I just got some new rings myself!
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post Dec 14 2013, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Dec 9 2013, 06:21 AM) *
Lookin good. Thanks for posting the pics!!!! These are the Grizzly proof design. laugh.gif

Hahaa! biggrin.gif Yeah the post office up here needs to quit hiring grizzlies to sort the mail.Thanks again for all the extra effort you put in to get these rings fitting properly VH, great job man! cool.gif

EDIT: Oh yeah and PS, I noticed that the Invader pick that you sent this time along with the rings is a flat black rather than a gloss black like the first one you sent me. I like it man!, I think has a slightly better grip which is always a good thing, and of course it looks fabulous. biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Dec 9 2013, 02:21 PM) *
Lookin good. Thanks for posting the pics!!!! These are the Grizzly proof design. laugh.gif



Can't wait to see them on your Razorback!


Looking great guys! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 17 2013, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Dec 14 2013, 05:39 PM) *
Hahaa! biggrin.gif Yeah the post office up here needs to quit hiring grizzlies to sort the mail.Thanks again for all the extra effort you put in to get these rings fitting properly VH, great job man! cool.gif

EDIT: Oh yeah and PS, I noticed that the Invader pick that you sent this time along with the rings is a flat black rather than a gloss black like the first one you sent me. I like it man!, I think has a slightly better grip which is always a good thing, and of course it looks fabulous. biggrin.gif



Yea I like the flat black better myself. The first batch of picks was gloss black because that's what the guy doing them talked me into. Now I do the coating myself. MUCH CHEAPER! wink.gif


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post Jan 7 2014, 11:16 AM
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Your picks are evolving nicely, I keep seeing the pictures on facebook.

How do they sound and feel for more conventional strumming, rather than lead playing and riffing?


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post Jan 7 2014, 11:38 AM
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Very good question smile.gif Have you ever considered making acoustic strumming picks? Under 0.5 mm thickness for instance? Is that possible?


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