My junior has come home

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by deadlyweasel, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. deadlyweasel

    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

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    Thanks man. They are all pretty special. The only one if the group I don't care for us the blue sg. The neck is waaaaaay to skinny. Were talking like .750 at the first fret .870ish at the 12th fret and it has the skinny nut.
     
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    That's an impressive wrptail obsession indeed))) Rock on!
     
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    Ok now guys don't get too cross with me but I am much more in love with my new 60' MM than the jr at this point. I think its how bright and punchy the lollar MM pup is compared to the vintage one in the jr. Anyone else just yank vintage pups and just throw in new ones?
     
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    We're gonna need sound clips to compare Deadlyweasel!! :naughty: Just can't make an educated decision without! :dude:

    Before sound clips I'm gonna be of the opinion that you are nuts! :slap:
     
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    I can honestly say if i bought the MM first I would not have kept looking for a vintage Jr. This is the most resonant, most responsive and biggest sounding guitar i own.
     
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    Interesting!..I guess it would make sense since the body is very similar to a Junior so you might have found a crazy resonant one paired up with that new Pup and you've created a beast!! Congrats!!:dude:
     
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    i was looking at juniors and then went to MM as a cost factor, now seeing these, i am totally confused, passed on an eBay MM 70's that went for $700+ earlier tonight and it didnt phase me, now im thinkin i should have went for it

    you know one thing with most of my guitars havin humbucks, strats, firebirds but found myself playin my beater 59 National with a cheap single coil, 3/4 scale alot recently, its a blast really

    do you think that is part the reason with your thinking/ comment below as the single coil is just something a bit different...?

    " I can honestly say if i bought the MM first I would not have kept looking for a vintage Jr. This is the most resonant, most responsive and biggest sounding guitar i own."
     
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    Well I have a p90 in both the MM and Jr and also in two other juniors and a standard. The lollar P90 blows them all away.
     
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    Hey Deadly Weasel, You have me thinking about the Melody Maker.. Can you describe a little more on how you put a P90 in it, maybe post some pics of your set up?? :naughty: I'm wondering how many mods it would need to put a Vintage P90 and harness in one. They are so affordable, I'm tempted to pick one up and mod it with a P90 since they are basically the same wood construction as a Junior right?
     
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    Beautiful guitars,brother!!! Just recently joined the wraptail brigade,myself.
    Now,tell me about this Lollar p90.....
     
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    Ok boys, so the p90 in the MM is made by lollar to be a drop in with their guard or a mojoaxe guard. No routing required. Though i did need to file a little bit of the plastic bobbin on the p90 to get it to fit and line up the polepiece to the strings. I chose to just mod the pup rather than sand off any wood.
     
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    Cool, so do you find it sounds the same as a full size P90 or is there a bit of difference soundwise? Is the Lollar P90 sturdy enough to go without a cover on it in your opinion?
     
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    Well I can only judge it by the other p90s I have... So my R4 has a Gibson neck and a wolfetone meaner bridge, and my 56 has a 56' p90. The lollar honestly just cleans that mat with them. The little thin MM sounds bigger than my R4, and the Jr pup is a lot lower output so for what I play it has more articulation, punch and clarity. The jr pup sounds great don't get me wrong, but my style its just kinda dark and bassy.
     
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    oh i missed that looking at the pic but i went back and enlarged it....

    been looking around for P90's as i have none in any of my guitars .....yet,

    guess who will be shopping for a lollar?...thanks
     
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    You will have your mind blown.
     
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    I'm getting ready to jump back in the vintage water myself with a '54 Junior. Never should have sold my '55.

    Killer collection!
     
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    Very interesting, thanks Deadlywasel! Hmmm, I've got me thinking about a MM now..:hmm:
     
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    Thanks!!! I'm hoping to snag a vintage double cut next.

    Doooooo it!
     
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