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My new ax

Postby Dozin » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:52 am

1980 Ibanez AR-400

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This guitar is equipped with Super 80 flying finger tri-sound pickups. EQ two tone system. Like Weir's old guitar but no bass knob or preamp boost. So it has master volume, passive master tone, mid counter and treble equalization. Toggles are single-hum-tri sound.

I've been a Modulus guy pretty much since I started playing guitar. I've owned a Ibanez AR-500 but it was a early 80's model which is nothing like the older ones. When this guitar fell into my lap I was psyched but I didn't realize how happy I would be with it from the first strum. This guitar is everything I've ever wanted with my sound. It puts me right in the 76-80 Weir tone effortlessly. I love the active circuitry and the sustain is unbelievable. Something that I never had with a Blackknife. I have a new theory about Weir and why he was so good in the late 70s. That guitar is it. It really does sing. A Blackknife just cuts through the music. The best thing of all, I actually feel and sound like a better guitar player because of this ax. I LOVE IT!

I had to express my happiness :smile:
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:24 am

That's a beautiful Guitar. Sounds like you are smitten with it.

Also looks like a hell of a nice porch to kick back on..
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Postby playingdead » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:55 am

Gorgeous!

Jimbo just picked up a late 70s one, too, it's got an awesome full sound to it.
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Postby Dozin » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:26 am

countrymile; living on a lake is fun

Vic, do you know what model Jim's Ibanez is?
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Postby frankielee » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:57 pm

Absolutlely beautiful. Hope it brings you many years of music,joy and good times 8)
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Postby playingdead » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:32 pm

I only know that it's an Artist model; I'll check it out at the next shows on Thursday and Friday ...

We're at the Hard Rock Cafe in Fanieul Hall (formerly The Rack) on Friday for Jer's b-day, that should be a fun one.
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Postby SpaceYrface43 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:34 pm

Real nice looking guitar great to hear you found a keeper. I'm still looking so now that you have that ax are you willing to put the blackknife on the market? i had to ask.
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Postby strumminsix » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:30 pm

Wow! Congrats!
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Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:34 pm

Ku-dos Man!! Beautiful Guitar, Take me Back to Red Rocks!! really nice.
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Postby Dozin » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:55 am

Thanks guys. Sorry, no guitars for sale.

The tri-sound mode is the key to Weir's sound back in the day. I wonder why they didn't make that option available on his signature 2680 and 2681 models is beyond me.
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Postby tigerstrat » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:55 am

Dozin wrote:I wonder why they didn't make that option available on his signature 2680 and 2681 models is beyond me.


So nobody would get their hands on the key to his sound! :lol:
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