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    I just got 2 of my newer guitars back from Ron Ruggiero and all of them are finally together for a short while - I am going to take in my L5 to get the cracks fixed and probably a couple other for fretwork at some point. He sure is a master at what he does - highly recommend him for anyone who can get to Yardley PA, or send your guitar I guess. But since they are all together for now (except for Skip's partscaster semi that I couldn't resist which is on the way) and I will have guitars out for work being done, I wanted to take a group photo (the basses are on the other wall so only guitars here) and I thought it would be interesting to see some of your group shots too. No rules like it has to be all of them or anything, but the more the better. Being the gear forum and all, I'm sure I am not the only one who likes looking at guitars. Post them if you've got them!




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    I see the bow on the left...so there must be an upright bass somewhere, no?

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    Haha - I have all of these guitar stands I am not using so I put my French and German bass bows on one of them. I need to find a better place for them - there is exactly one usable corner in my living room so the upright is in the back left corner if you are facing this direction. Particularly aggravating since it is not with the basses on the other wall - not a huge few but it is probably lonely all by itself over there.


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    My 3 ladies in our living room corner

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    My brother and I put our Benedetto's and D'Angelico's together for a group photo several years ago. We let a few of these go since then, but it's a cool picture.
    Keith
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    glad you took my advice and went to Ron, he's an excellent repairman, I've known him for 30 yrs.
    I picked up my Aria PE180 from him a couple days ago.

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    A few of my more jazz oriented guitars (many others, but I suspect not of interest here).


    Some of my jazz themed steel stringed flat tops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    glad you took my advice and went to Ron, he's an excellent repairman, I've known him for 30 yrs.
    I picked up my Aria PE180 from him a couple days ago.
    I'm glad I took your advice too! After you had recommended him I was talking to my neighbor and he has his old D-18 there for a neck reset after one of his friends recommended Ron to him and then I looked on his website and saw that he does Jimmy Bruno's guitar work too - I remember back in college Jimmy said that the guy who did his guitar work was excellent and Jimmy always treated his guitars hard but his guy always made them feel like new, so putting that together with the other recommendations made it a no brainer. Next in going to take in the L5 to get the cracks repaired and have the frets worked on - that guitar is already a great player so I can't wait to see what he does with it. Thanks a lot for the suggestion by the way!

    Also, great pictures guys!


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    you're welcome man.
    John Zeidler was a close friend so I never had to worry about repairs as he was the best I ever met by far.
    once he told me that if something happened to him I could trust Ron.
    high praise indeed and it came in handy when John unexpectedly passed away 15 yrs ago.
    I'm certain there are excellent repairmen in NY, but I try to avoid that city like the plague [no offense to NYers] and Ron is less than half the distance and probably that much more reasonable as well.

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    Yeah, same with me driving up to the City. A lot of resources up there but Philly is a little closer and Ron ended up being only 15-20 minutes from me. I have lucked out with fine luthiers/repair guys because my bass repair guy is just 5 minutes away since he moved closer and with Ron that close I can basically take things on a whim without needing to account for much travel time. Something that I know is not that common, at least from talking to guys who drive out into the middle of PA or up to the city for bass repair etc.


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    Here they are they are on order, but might take awhile....

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    I bet the timbre is great on those.


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    I've been pining for something like those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbop View Post
    Here they are they are on order, but might take awhile....

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    Patience, Grasshopper....
    Best regards, k

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    "Oh, those jazz guys are just making that stuff up!" - Homer

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    Just so happens I took a group photo today! I guess I'm a little less arch top orientated than some on here, not that I wouldn't love to own a beautiful arch top like those above. And I do love my Ibanez JP20 at the front - re the often mentioned pickup placement on that, I do have a Kent Armstrong floater I can fit at the end of the fingerboard - I've tried the guitar in several pickup setups, and although the stock pickup position IMHO is not the disaster some feel, I did prefer the guitar with the KA, so will be putting it back to that set up. Anyhow, I digress and waffle on too much, the photo:

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    I've got the back and sides when you're ready.
    Keith
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    Isn't the green one up front an Alan Holdsworth Ibanez? Hadn't seen a green one before...

    Quote Originally Posted by Meggy View Post
    Just so happens I took a group photo today! I guess I'm a little less arch top orientated than some on here, not that I wouldn't love to own a beautiful arch top like those above. And I do love my Ibanez JP20 at the front - re the often mentioned pickup placement on that, I do have a Kent Armstrong floater I can fit at the end of the fingerboard - I've tried the guitar in several pickup setups, and although the stock pickup position IMHO is not the disaster some feel, I did prefer the guitar with the KA, so will be putting it back to that set up. Anyhow, I digress and waffle on too much, the photo:

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy View Post
    Isn't the green one up front an Alan Holdsworth Ibanez? Hadn't seen a green one before...
    Well spotted - a 1985 AH10 in Forest Green, which I bought new in something like early '86 if I remember right, from a music shop in Leeds, UK (no longer there). It's been much modded, and originally had just a single bridge humbucker, volume and tone control. At the moment it has a ridiculous wiring circuit with loads of switches (I was going through a bit of a phase) but I have it in mind to make a replacement scratch plate and give it a super strat H-S-H pickup set up, with simpler switching i.e. just a 5-way. I do still have the original Ibanez Holdsworth pickup stored, but currently it has a pair of inexpensive Entwistle HDN neodymium magnet pickups.

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    Post your guitar group photos!-fullsizeoutput_f3-jpg

    Here's all of the boys together from 2 years ago, except for the Regal dobro and Gibson ES-135 which I subsequently acquired.

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    Some great pictures in this thread .. I've sold of my Les Paul recent, so I can now fit my entire guitar collection in my stand.


    Let's see for how long .. Gas isn't huge these days, but you never know


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    This is all I've got (plus a couple of Tenor Ukes):
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    "Thanks, but you should have heard what I was trying to play!" - T. Monk
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    My vintage D'Angelicos for this thread....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger View Post
    My vintage D'Angelicos for this thread....

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    wow!

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    Love that PM100 Lobomov, and like the collection - nice strat and tele present and correct, and the P90 SG is also classic stuff. I wonder if you ever contemplate some sort of solid or semi-acoustic with humbuckers? Not that you necessarily should, I'm just curious!

    EDIT - just read that you sold a Les Paul recently, so much for me paying attention - I guess not re the humbuckers guitar in that case.

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    Hard to get in after this, but I try
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    Make a jazz noise here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggy View Post

    EDIT - just read that you sold a Les Paul recently, so much for me paying attention - I guess not re the humbuckers guitar in that case.
    The LP went due to it's weight and general clumsiness and not due to it's humbuckers. Despite being a killer guitar I just never seemed to reach for it. I'm in no hurry, but will definately pick up a (lighter) two humbucker solid body up at some point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov View Post
    The LP went due to it's weight and general clumsiness and not due to it's humbuckers. Despite being a killer guitar I just never seemed to reach for it. I'm in no hurry, but will definately pick up a (lighter) two humbucker solid body up at some point
    I'm sure there are plenty of suitable candidates to look at, and have fun finding the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floatingpickup View Post
    My brother and I put our Benedetto's and D'Angelico's together for a group photo several years ago. We let a few of these go since then, but it's a cool picture.
    Keith
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    so we all know it is not a competition - but nevertheless

    surely this must win!

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    My small contribution.

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    I like that here on the Jazzguitar Forum that the guitar collections are smaller than on Thegearpage Forums. It's a bit more about playing the guitar vs just collecting them. Not by much though,LOL!

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    I do play all 12 in the photo of my collection fairly regularly - it might be a bit of an excessive number I admit, but also I find being able to switch to a different guitar can help with the old inspiration sometimes. Lovely looking 335 in the pic above I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggy View Post
    I do play all 12 in the photo of my collection fairly regularly - it might be a bit of an excessive number I admit, but also I find being able to switch to a different guitar can help with the old inspiration sometimes. Lovely looking 335 in the pic above I must say.
    Btw I just realized that you have a severe shortage of P90s in your collection

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    My group is a duo
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    My buddy Thor just put his out on display.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WillMbCdn5 View Post
    My group is a duo
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    Great pair of twins!

    I have a (modern ) EXL-1. I'm looking replace the pickup for a warmer sound. What pickup did you replace your stock pick up with? How do you like it?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jads57 View Post
    I like that here on the Jazzguitar Forum that the guitar collections are smaller than on Thegearpage Forums. It's a bit more about playing the guitar vs just collecting them. Not by much though,LOL!
    Yeah...about that...Post your guitar group photos!-20170625_095948_resized-jpgPost your guitar group photos!-20170625_095942_resized-jpgPost your guitar group photos!-20170625_100032_resized-jpgPost your guitar group photos!-20170625_095936_resized-jpg
    I made a display case out of a dining room...

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    I've never had a warmer pickup than the az48. It's superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coriolis View Post
    Great pair of twins!

    I have a (modern ) EXL-1. I'm looking replace the pickup for a warmer sound. What pickup did you replace your stock pick up with? How do you like it?

    Thanks
    My EXL-1 is from 2013 so recent as well. I found the stock pickup to be thin and having a very narrow dynamic range so it sounded very nasally with everything set at neutral and didn't really get much better with tone/eq tweaks.

    I replaced it with a Shadow AZ48 and with amp/tone/eq neutral settings the tone is warm rich and with a wide dynamic range . I use Thomastik Infeld Swings for strings. I also use an Empress ParaEq to refine the tone to personal taste. I think it really complements the EXL natural acoustic sound rather than colors it which is what I was after.

    hope that helps

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillMbCdn5 View Post
    My EXL-1 is from 2013 so recent as well. I found the stock pickup to be thin and having a very narrow dynamic range so it sounded very nasally with everything set at neutral and didn't really get much better with tone/eq tweaks.

    I replaced it with a Shadow AZ48 and with amp/tone/eq neutral settings the tone is warm rich and with a wide dynamic range . I use Thomastik Infeld Swings for strings. I also use an Empress ParaEq to refine the tone to personal taste. I think it really complements the EXL natural acoustic sound rather than colors it which is what I was after.

    hope that helps

    Will
    Will, thank you for the information. It confirms what I suspected. I will have to keep the ParaEq in mind in the future.

    One more question: Is the AZ48 available in sidemount or did you have to neck mount with screw holes?

    Thanks again,
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by coriolis View Post
    Will, thank you for the information. It confirms what I suspected. I will have to keep the ParaEq in mind in the future.

    One more question: Is the AZ48 available in sidemount or did you have to neck mount with screw holes?

    Thanks again,
    Ken
    Not sure if there is a sidemount option cant say I checked. Sure you could make one with a little thin metal and epoxy that would function like the stock attachment. On my EXL it has upper and lower indents on the neck extension that look like they were designed to accommodate a neck mounted floater. Perhaps it was an option or a plan that never saw the light of day. The AZ48 neck mount bracket was approx 6-8 mm wider than the neck/indent width so I put a little " crook " in the upper and lower bracket mount arms to narrow the bracket arm width to fit. I also filled down a little bit on the upper edges of the mounting bracket arms to get a comfortable clearance between the bottom of the pickup and the top of the guitar so it was truly floating even if I leaned on it

    Hope that helps

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillMbCdn5 View Post
    Not sure if there is a sidemount option cant say I checked. Sure you could make one with a little thin metal and epoxy that would function like the stock attachment. On my EXL it has upper and lower indents on the neck extension that look like they were designed to accommodate a neck mounted floater. Perhaps it was an option or a plan that never saw the light of day. The AZ48 neck mount bracket was approx 6-8 mm wider than the neck/indent width so I put a little " crook " in the upper and lower bracket mount arms to narrow the bracket arm width to fit. I also filled down a little bit on the upper edges of the mounting bracket arms to get a comfortable clearance between the bottom of the pickup and the top of the guitar so it was truly floating even if I leaned on it

    Hope that helps

    Will
    Now that you mention it, I do see the neck-extension indents, so neck mount should be no problem.
    I'm decent with my hands so I should be able to get the pickup to fit and look acceptable.

    Thanks for all of your help.

    Ken

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    Your welcome - I think it is a fabulous combo . If you go that route let me know how it plays out for you.

    Will

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    Here's my collection. 2004 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III, 2004 Gibson SG Standard, 2014 Gibson Melody Maker P-90s, 2003 Fender 62 AVRI Stratocaster, 1995 Gibson ES-175, 2004 Fender American Ash (8502) Telecaster, 1980 Fender Vibrolux Reverb:


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    That is a very well selected collection you have there. I really like that. Well done sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmisking View Post
    That is a very well selected collection you have there. I really like that. Well done sir!
    Thanks Rhythmisking! Very happy with these except I'm still on the hunt for a hollow-body or semi with P-90s.We all know how that goes...

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    If I show you then I'd have to kill you all are secret prototypes.

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    I'd rather be slain by your prowess as a player than as a luthier,LOL!

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    A couple of things are clear about this post...

    Most of us need larger walls, and or more git stands, some like me need a better flash, and wider angle lenses :-)

    I'm eclectic in buying. I play my archtops more but can't keep from passing up a good deal on a semi. Here's my 335 clone blonde wall. I call it "Blondes without boobs", or is that "the boob's blondes"

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    Regards,

    Gary