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Post by Westbone on Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:51 am

Been after one in this colour for ages... Smile
Have a black one also but it's just black.

In near mint condition with original case.

Must have alnico V's in the pups. Marked MMK45 but sound way less muddy.

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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:02 pm

like that finish Damian
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Post by Westbone on Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 pm

They play real good. Comfy on the strap or sitting.

Plenty of attack in those pups!!
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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:05 pm

Very nice looking pointy Drool 2
The bridge seems a little 'timid' on a body like that, just IMO of course.
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Post by corsair on Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:17 pm

God, yes!! Just.... yes!

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Post by Barry on Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:51 pm

Ah yes-s-s, a fantastic guitar! Love that finish.
And as you say, surprisingly comfortable to play standing or sitting. You wouldn't think it judging by the shape.

I have always been puzzled by the neck pup in my U60T. It's not a '45, it's OEM, and it's shallower in order to clear the neck tongue. These are the only pix I have handy. Any guess as to what it is?



Sounds good though @ only 7.5K; bridge @ 11.8K

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Post by corsair on Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:33 am

Hmmm...how odd. Mine has 2 x 45s.....

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Post by Westbone on Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:12 am

Don't recognise that p'up Barry.
Both my Urchins have 45's all round.

Least you don't have to label the case.
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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:54 am

Oh, snap!



I have a knack for finding knackered equipment. Neutral
Not only was the U60 in miserable condition when I got it, the case suffered from this bizarre "shadow":



After a bit of work I managed to reduce the contrast somewhat,but the bugger is still there:



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Post by Westbone on Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Faded from the sun or spray paint?
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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:55 pm

Hard to say...it really looks like someone put a Spectrum type case on top and over sprayed it. God knows why.

Doesn't seem to be Sun fade because it did improve with some cleaning. If I was more anal about it I'd have another go at it. But bugger it. Good enough.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:32 pm

Very nice I love my green tiger stripe model.
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Post by Adey on Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:47 pm

Re the shallow pickups, I had the same in my Quest Atak 2 and 5. The bridge was a 45, but neck was shallow to allow next to go under.
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Post by Barry on Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:25 pm

Thanks Adey. I guess Mats/Aria decided to design things this way. But it would be nice to know what's in there eh? As I say, it does sound good.

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Post by Frenchy on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:43 pm

Love the red but still prefer my Aqua one !
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Post by Barry on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 pm

Mmmm...minty fresh!

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Post by Westbone on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:06 pm

Very nice colour, still searching for one in green.
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Post by The Chad on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:42 am

Throw a Floyd on the Urchin and change the headstock... and it could almost be mistaken for a modern design "metal" guitar. The flowing lines are elegant and dangerous. So cool!
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Post by Barry on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:36 pm

It took l me awhile to appreciate this guitar. I wasn't sure I'd take to a "goofy" design like this.
Maybe it was all the time I put into bringing it back to life, I dunno, but I really do love the feel and playability and of course the sound of it now.

Deceptively wonderful it is.

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Post by G.A.S. man on Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:34 am

Hi folks my red deluxe one like Westbones one has mmk45s in both positions too..

Congrats Westbone on your urchin deluxe it looks a good one bud..
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