Doctor Turn wrote:Swedish Sisters In The Morning Sunlight, Part Deux:
(clears throat) You sure that isn't a lurid Heavy Clouds/Pure Smut Inc. video production?
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(clears throat) You sure that isn't a lurid Heavy Clouds/Pure Smut Inc. video production?
Co starring John Holmes, Annette Haven, and Seka. W Ron Jeremy, Paul Thomas and John Leslie. Distributed by Swedish Erotica Caballero Home Video inc...
Pure Smut is the name of my old Jazz Band in the 80's-90's. Original songs like One Man's Search For Green Polyester Bell Bottoms ("Are there no more left in the world? Ahh, to light up the screen, with shades of green, with that deluxe ankle flair. I drive the train in style with my conked out hair.."), Bus Driver, Death Dirge (For A Diseased Dork), which was a requiem for Johnny Wadd when he died.
Things like that. The name of the band came from a comment FZ had made in either Guitar World or Guitar Player when he released the SHUT UP set.. I think he was talking about his rig w the Marshall/Carvin X Amp/Acoustic triamp situation, w the preamp in his Gibson guitars, and he was saying how he could tweak the feedback frequencies based on the hall he was playing in, with "sustain for weeks," and the results were just "pure smut."
Even though I don't like active EQ's in guitars, I love his tone w that SHUT UP setup during the Mars/Colaiuta/Barrow days. And the comment resonated/made me laugh hysterically.
He he heh... it's a problem I know. The creamy burst colors really registered nicely in this shot, and caught that brownish bloody red color on the Northen's trad burst, along with that intensely flamed maple binding applied to the neck. It's just a phenomenally musical guitar, I have a 3 day weekend coming up and I'm going to put up a demo of how it sounds thru the X100B, since a long scale LP is not the most common thing. And probably the 150's M22SD dirty through the XAmp (as opposed to clean- direct like the last one) so people can hear it in the guitar/scale length it was designed for, and how incredibly thick it is.
What's also most interesting on the Northen is when it splits, it sounds more like a Tele than a strat. Which makes sense based on the build style. Over the past few months using it, and recognizing those hallmarks, it's killed much of my Baja Tele GAS.
I also might have a nice surprise acquisition coming up if all goes according to plan. Like your collection, it will slot into a guitar type not represented in my collection. (actually I think I've mentioned it already, it's a mint vintage mid-70's Viking with those incredible humbuckers)
Having trouble putting together the bread for that Carr... it's a pain inna GAS actually, being so expensive. So my will gives way, weakling I am.
OK, this is just because I never ever post anything here I've played in case I do die or something [??]] . . . NOT because I think this is an amazing piece worthy of web presentation!
Fact is, I don't write my own music anymore and I don't do covers so I don't record. But, though shorter and a bit different, Jon Bollinger did a similar riff testing out the SD P-rails so I thought I'd compare the P-rails to these awesome Spiced Ps. You can hear the "spice" at least. Unfortunately, this was my Hag just into my little Blackstar Core Micro-amp on the Crunch setting with my Iphone5 sitting about 2 feet away recording the sound, shooting a video of my coffee table. Sent the file to my PC, stripped off the audio, posted it.
Since my knuckles are so swollen now, I used my ring finger slide on my pinky which was too long and a bit loose so you can hear I'm struggling to control it and I am COMPLETELY overloading the Mic on my old Iphone5. I could record this exactly the same on my new 7plus and get rid of all of that HISS and play it through my Egnater which those P90s really sound wonderful through and it would be even better yet . . . but it is what it is.
At least you can tell I can play a guitar . . . after all this time? Well, let's not get carried away, Garth. It's almost playing! A near miss?
https://soundcloud.com/user-652954147/s ... gs/s-aPN9A
Let me know if you have problems listening? This is my first Soundcloud.
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For some reason it won't come up, at least not on mobile. I can try later on desktop.
Hmmh, I think it might have been locked [??].
Try it again at your leisure . . .
If I get this to work, I may actually record something decent . . .
Worked for me this time too.
Sounds like you were working those fantastic bridge pickups, so fat and wicked sounding. I just posted btw on that Vanquish p90 thread a link to a demo of Lundgren P90s in a Gibson gold top. Sounds fantastic, sounds like a blend between these awesome Super Swede 3 x P90-S, and my Special. Beautiful legit p90 tones.
Yup, anyway, one of the reasons I wanted to spec out a low fret slide guitar, maybe headless just to be different, is that [WITH AN APPROPRIATELY FITTING SLIDE] there would be lots of days when I'm not like um dead that I could still play when my lupus hands won't otherwise allow much fingering. But, obviously, I haven't slid much . . . work in progress!
Hey Mister Mutant--
Look what appeared, and at a very reasonable price, too! These white ones are probably my favorite of the standard Gibson Scale Northen Swedes (ie non Super, so they don't have a maple top), w the black binding.
This is a legit (overstock? never sold so put on verb?) Northen Series production model handmade Swede w the Lundgren Alnico II humbuckers.
I can see from the serial number that it's not made this year-- it's a 2014--my prototype Super is from 2011, but you can see it's legit because it's preceded by an "N" rather than a G or M which are the Asian made ones (not to mention the obvious block Northen inlay on the headstock).. but it looks to be in fantastic shape, and the fact that it's coming out of France is not surprising.. I had to grab my Super out of Scotland and as a prototype (which came with some unique things, the flamed maple binding on the neck, BBE on the maple top rather than plastic binding, and MOP inlays rather than Gibsonesque toilet seat.
But this bad boy is sweet and the price is f a n t a s t i c . $1200 with free world shipping.
https://reverb.com/item/13109682-hagstr ... d-shipping
Mahog body + mahog top like the old original LP Customs (and like the original mahogany Swedes, whther painted or not). These things have great pickups, are built as good as any other super high end guitar, and are the business all around! I would pounce!
Purdy . . .
I'm already behind on selling 2 guitars I promised the boss I'd do when I bought my last Godin and Epi.
But, the used market $ux, so I ain't givin' my Lifesons away.
Hoping Gibson's problems might improve their classic used guitars market . . .
Impatiently waiting . . . but I am still breathin' so there is that
PhotoBucket test. Looks like these old photos are being hosted again?
https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Pa ... Knobs.html
Still love mine but also still glad I put these on . . . might not look quite as good as the factory knobs but I like 'em.
I haven't had much to complain about my Asian 3 x P90 axe (the Northen has a smoother tighter glide, the head is a different manufacturer than those standard line Asian-made models, but they're Hag branded like the old Schaller's from the vintage days had the Hag stamp.. my guess is they're schallers).
There's one peg (B string I think) that probably needs tightening, but still for an Asian made axe under $800 (and with a Big style bridge) I can't complain. Holds it's tune very well--miles and miles beyond the tuning stability of the Gibson les Paul special, my other P90 axe, whose tuning heads are absolutely the worst I've ever had on any guitar. Just abysmal.
Love the axe, HATE the LP Junior tuners. Trash of the lowest order. I have to change them, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I have 2 circuit questions for you Hag owners, specifically anyone who owns an Impala, H-II or H-III with all the slide switches. Based on this diagram: Impala Wiring Diagram
1. The Volume circuit: The addition of the 150kΩ resistor and .001μf capacitor does what exactly? Is it a way to keep from losing the highs when rolling off the volume? What type of cap is Hag using? Any improvements to that circuit you've ever thought of?
2. The "ToP" circuit with .003μf cap: In series, it simply becomes a .0028μf circuit value. What does this sound like by comparison to the .047μf value? Is it of any practical use? Seems to me, this would really cut out a lot of the frequencies only leaving mostly the low E string being of much use. I would imagine everything from low E would slope downwards fairly quickly, whereas with a 47μf value, things start falling off at G string frequencies.
I have HII's but they're the late 60's thru 70's version (both of mine are 1972, aka "HIIN"), which swapped out the single coils for the two (then) new humbuckers. replaced all those switches for a standard 2V/2T setup. And introduced that wicked open book headstock over the Strat style headstock used on the single coil 60's version.
It's that switching to those fantastic Custom 58 buckers from the older single coils, and the ditching of those switches for standardized volumes and tones that sees me chasing the 70's Hagstroms pretty much exclusively over the sixties versions... even though I will without question eventually own the triple single coil version of the Impala, the Corvette aka Condor:
These guitars remind me a lot of the Zeus, shapewise.
But if you want someone who can definitely answer all your questions, I can put you in touch with old Swedish gents who know all of these guitars inside and out. Reach out privately and I can plug you in.
Is that a Hag being played in this video?
I had forgotten how nutty crazy they were. I think the guitarist I remember, Jan brain fart [strange name, sorry Jan I'll locate your last name later tonight when I discover another dormant brain cell] played a unique small market boutique type Framis or Framus or Fargus something like that. Don't think it is a Hag though he may have played one on stuff??
Use to love playing this rhythm part on my 200T, both pups, out of phase sounded about right.
The headstock on a similar guitar says Gibson:
Jan Akkerman, BTW. No, I didn't know it...I had to look it up.
It sounds like it was a bit of a mongrel. Starting as a Les Paul Personal, then it got a new top on it ( ) and replaced the electronics.
http://www.focuscollection.com/listings ... player.pdf
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