Baritone 6 String Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by hardvalve, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I had a feeling it would feed back, but nothing some foam can't help remedy. The body isn't nitro so it shouldn't cause any harm. I kinda like that feedback because it gives you some cool effects if you can actually 'tame' it. :lol:

    Both it and the PRS Mushok have my ideal specs for a baritone, but there's something about the Hagstrom I really want. :yum:
     
  2. Fretless

    Fretless Knob Fiddler Contributor

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    The bocote fingerboard feels absolutely amazing. It's easily my favorite fingerboard that I have tries so far. The only pickup not designed for a bass on this was the hot rails, and all 3 pickups sound absolutely amazing together. Especially since I put switching options in order to select each coil of each pickup independently. Tonewise it is really more of an overall jazz kind of sound, but it fits well in any mix I have put it in.

    I've nearly bought a prs Mushok on several occasions. They play soooooooo well. The only reason I havn't is because my variax suits all of my guitar needs, and I'm trying to buy more analog mastering gear. (which I am almost done doing for the time being). The viking does look pretty awesome. I bet it sounds like a baritone Gretsch would, which imo would be epic.
     
  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Well if I grab one and feedback becomes an issue, I'll probably make some DIY plugs with some EVA foam or even go the even lazier route with gaffer tape. :rofl:

    If the pickups become a problem, I'll probably just man up and do a pickup swap, as well as getting rid of the tone pots like I usually do. :lol:

    That, or just forget about the semi-hollow completely and just get a Mushok since it's somewhat similar to what I want.
     
  4. Neilzord

    Neilzord .Metal.

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    Showing my Appreciation too! I love my 26.5" 6 String. The perfect scale length IMO! Not too big to stretch around but still that bit of extra space for my big hands when you get up high and the added tension is great!

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    Better pictures here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/129987560@N05/
     
  5. gogolXmogol

    gogolXmogol SS.org Regular

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    has anyone played the esp viper baritone?
     
  6. hardvalve

    hardvalve SS.org Regular

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    I will be ordering a Carvin/Kiesel baritone headless soon. 27" scale, like what I originally wanted from Fretsong, before I got ripped off by him. Glad someone is making these now, and anxious to get one made to my specs.

    Matte black

    Black Korina body

    Black Korina neck

    Ebony board

    SS medium jumbo frets

    Luminlay inlays

    Chambered

    Emg 57/66 pickups.
     
  7. PunchLine

    PunchLine SS.org Regular

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    This is a custom-made guitar I assume, correct? It looks fantastic! Any recordings made with it?
     
  8. Vostre Roy

    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    Hey sorry for the late response, just saw your question

    Its a Warmoth Baritone conversion neck on a cheap eBay body. Plays well but weight a ton and a half lol

    Thanks for your comment mate! I don't have any decent clips yet but I'm working on finding a way to demo my amps and stuff so at some point I'll have some. Don't hold your breath though :lol:
     
  9. StefanWest

    StefanWest SS.org Regular

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    Does anybody have any suggestions or strings for a 27" Scale Bari for Drop A?
    I know I've posted on another threat here so I apologize.
     
  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    depends on price. if you want a cheap one, you can't go wrong with agile, ltd, or a prs mike mushok.
     
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    kindsage SS.org Regular

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    Agile.
    God they’re good for the money. If i could swing it i’d get a semi custom from agile
     
  12. Grindspine

    Grindspine likes pointy things

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    I have an old 25.5" B.C. Rich import Virgin tuned down to B with 13-59 strings on it. I have a couple of seven stringers tuned to A, but this is my B to B baritone tuned sixer...

    I bought it from an eBay seller in 2004 for $115 shipped. The prior owner had massacred a Floyd bridge and nut install, leaving a chunk of wood missing from the body and another from the neck. The plan was to gank the EMG pickups and sell the guitar body to my drummer. When he could not get me the last $50, he just gave the guitar back to me.

    I have revamped it three times. I have built up parts of the missing wood with layers of wood putty, replaced the bridge with a Gotoh licensed Floyd, and 18 volt modded the EMG pickups that were in it.

    This most recent revamp had a professional fret touch-up, installation of EMG 81x and 60x pickups, and the addition of an EMG SPC tone control. The thing is a fine tuned sleeper monster of a guitar now!
     

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