What is that Pink Guitar

What is that Pink Guitar

Postby USBLUES » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:14 pm

Saw the show in Coney Island on the 26th. What is that pink guitar Weir has? Looks like a Strat Headstock but black.
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:09 pm

It's the Modulus Blackknife that he played from March '88 to July '88
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby jkstraw » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:10 pm

Random info - Danny Ransom tells me he was one of the sub-contractors that worked on the guitar for Modulus. If I remember correctly he was involved in the body as opposed to the neck.
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby Dozin » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:59 pm

The Pepto guitar is considered one of the best sounding blackknife guitars according to Geoff Gould. Like someone mentioned Weir started playing the guitar in 1988. The pickups had the single coils squeezed together like his Cocobolo guitar but a couple months ago the pickguard broke and they switched the guard back to a standard strat style pickguard. Weir also wanted to get rid of the graphite neck and the neck was changed to a custom bolt on neck like the Genesis style necks. They still have a graphite rod through the neck just like the genesis.
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby strumminsix » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:02 pm

Also, I believe it was the GD Gearbook that said it was originally used by Dylan who came to SF without a guitar in hand for their tour together.

I found a few close-up picks and see that the pickups are different now.
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby tigerstrat » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:05 pm

Dozin wrote: a couple months ago the pickguard broke and they


How the heck do all these pickguards keep breaking? = )
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby RiverRat » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:18 pm

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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:05 pm

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The same guitar but different neck ?????
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby strumminsix » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:21 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:The same guitar but different neck ?????

Same Body

Different:
Neck
Pickups
Pickguard
Electronics
Bridge (based on pics)
Strings
Strap

But, sure, TJ, same guitar :D
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Re: What is that Pink Guitar

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:26 pm

strumminsix wrote:
Tennessee Jedi wrote:The same guitar but different neck ?????

Same Body

Different:
Neck
Pickups
Pickguard
Electronics
Bridge (based on pics)
Strings
Strap

But, sure, TJ, same guitar :D

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yeah man but maybe its Pepto color is the ' secret ' to the sound !
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