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Post by Guest Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:58 am

Vantage

Looks like a fairly easy project that could turn out pretty cool.
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Post by Barry Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:39 am

I'll say! What an opportunity. This one looks worth fixing up 138713710

Just about everything is still intact, and that "crack" appears to be only a stress fracture to the surface finish only. Nuthin' serious. Although you wonder what might have caused it eh?

Hell of a deal for someone here. Somebody grab it!! This one looks worth fixing up 1174271126

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Post by Guest Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:34 am

i'd like to get it, but still insaving mode
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Post by corsair Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:34 pm

That's a VA912; I've played one and they are utterly fantastic..... replacing those machines could be problematic...
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Post by Guest Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:43 pm

corsair wrote:That's a VA912; I've played one and they are utterly fantastic..... replacing those machines could be problematic...



i knew you would chime in eh - is it the same one you have pics of? - The grain on the headstock is really nice. As far as the tuners, it would be worth using 3rd party ones, even if it meant altering the holes a bit. The tail piece is kinda cool too.
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Post by Barry Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:04 pm

Since you've actually played one John you'd know better than I, so I'm only speculating here...but did the knobs on the originals need to "nest" or was the the odd-sized originals more for ease of string ID and tuning?
The hole centres appear equidistant.

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Post by corsair Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:25 am

The odd shaped heads on the machines, you mean?! I assume they were like that for ease of tuning, and believe me, they do work!

As far as I could see, the only difference between them was the winder button itself; everything else was stock Gotoh.... Perhaps you can still get them?
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Post by corsair Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:29 am

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corsair wrote:That's a VA912; I've played one and they are utterly fantastic..... replacing those machines could be problematic...



i knew you would chime in eh - is it the same one you have pics of? - The grain on the headstock is really nice. As far as the tuners, it would be worth using 3rd party ones, even if it meant altering the holes a bit. The tail piece is kinda cool too.

Yep... It is! Elegant tailpiece, isn't it.... the owner of that 912 has just bought an immaculate blackburst Vantage VS-696/12, which has an interesting feature on the saddles; they have three slots cut into them, a set of 2 for a 12, and one in the middle of the saddle, for use as a 6!!
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Post by jim Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:30 am

Vantage VS-696/12, which has an interesting feature on the saddles; they
have three slots cut into them, a set of 2 for a 12, and one in the
middle of the saddle, for use as a 6!!

Now that's a smart low cost design idea! Makes me curious. How heavy are these animals John? Pain in the neck on stage but great in the studio I reckon?
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Post by corsair Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:06 am

I'll ask Don to weigh them; I don't recall them being too hellish; I used my VA900 on stage for years ....
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Post by grogg Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:38 pm

Link This looks worth fixing up too, a snip.
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Post by Westbone Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Yeah, sarc. could sand it down as it's not perfect.Laughing

Don't take it to heart sarc. only pulling your leg:bball:
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Post by Guest Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:22 pm

I just got a bulk order of 240 grit - should keep me busy for awhile
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Post by Westbone Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:24 pm

You'll more than likely still run out.lol!
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Post by Guest Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:58 pm

well I should make a dent with the 350 and the spectrum body on the way at least Smile
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Post by grogg Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:59 pm

Went for $276, was going for it but there seemed to be a bit of a snipe war at the end.
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