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 #96175  by broesau
 Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:47 pm
Where has this guitar been hiding?!! I always loved the Blackknife. Rich Hoeg also made a Modulus for Jerry, any info on it's specs.?
 #96176  by JonnyBoy
 Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:18 pm
I find it interesting how he sets his pickups with the low end towards the bridge and the high strings closer to the neck/middle. I would think above and beyond guitar amps and gear, a Bobby player needs a guitar with pckups set like this to get this era's tones. Wild setup I would love to try it. Those three singles placed like that must really give a specific tone, unlike conventional setups. anyone have a chance to play a guitar setup like that?

Right on Dozin, keep on truckin'. Its fun to watch your guitar progress.
 #96178  by Dozin
 Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:08 am
Bob has many guitars that the public hasn't seen. They seriously went through a Mountain of cases looking for the 87 guitar.

I have a Blackknife set up like this guitar except the pickups are even vertically. Smooshed together like that the guitar gives you some real cut and chop through all the music in the band.

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 #96246  by jdsmodulus
 Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:39 am
nice pic! I knew ive seen it! Public!
Here's to the "dumheads" 7.10.89 w Nevilles AIKO! :cool:
 #96249  by Dozin
 Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:19 am
OH YEAH! It's all coming back to me,.. The funny thing about this, I was front row for this show. :lol:

JD, you do see the dumheads sticker on the road case in the first pic right? I'm not calling anyone a dumhead, nor would I.
 #96258  by jdsmodulus
 Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:35 am
HAHA no I did not see the sticker. :oops:
good gracious on you for being at that show. I didn't make it to the Left coast for the Dead until 1990.
 #96259  by Dozin
 Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:04 am
7-10-89 was Giant Stadium Bro.
 #102628  by oldjoebones
 Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:39 pm
If there is ONE guitar I would like to own its the 87 Blackknife. Obviously Ill never get an original but does someone even make a replica of the 87 model?
 #102637  by SpaceYrface43
 Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:27 am
oldjoebones wrote:If there is ONE guitar I would like to own its the 87 Blackknife. Obviously Ill never get an original but does someone even make a replica of the 87 model?
Contact Rich Hoeg, he is the one that did Bobby's and last i talked to him he had two blackknifes in the works.
http://www.hoegguitars.com/
 #111823  by tomtom1966
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:02 am
jackr wrote:Very nice.

What is the reasoning why the pickups are so close together?
I was thinking the same thing. Im sure Dozin knows.....considering he IS holding it!!!

Also are those EMG SA pickups?

What would be the wiring scheme for that config he used on his 87 Blackknife? That guitar looks to be the same setup.
 #111828  by Dozin
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:58 am
With the pickups squeezed together it gives more bite or presence. The 87 Blackknife had Bartilini pickups in it. SPC control and volume. 3 toggles, pickup cuts.
 #111834  by seamones
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 am
mkaufman wrote:I have a BlackKnife that I will be selling. Chris has expressed interest. If he doesn't purchase it, I'll post pics here.

mk
Post 'em either way! Love to see it.
 #111836  by Dozin
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:51 am
please dont