NGD - the Yamaha is strong with this one

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  1. unclejemima218

    unclejemima218 190 Proof

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    Hey lads, thought I'd share my newest acquisition with you all.

    It's a Yamaha Pacifica 512 in Sonic Blue, found 'er at a rummage sale this past weekend for $150 :wavey: so I couldn't pass it up. There are some knicks and such but all in all it's in great condition for a 90's guitar. Guy said he hasn't played it in years. The standard dome knobs have been replaced with some aged white strat-style knobs. I think they look rather nice :)

    I'll be throwing some new pickups in her soon, what would you guys use?

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    some slight flame on the neck, shitty picture but you can kind of see it:
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    Thanks for looking! :metal:
     
  2. Mort53

    Mort53 SS.org Regular

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    Good guitar!If the pick ups sound good,then I don't think you would need replacing them.But if it's your primary axe,then anything that fits a strat will look good on her!Happy NGD!
     
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    pushpull7 Banned

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    So much win for the money.
     
  4. shanejohnson02

    shanejohnson02 Hammer of the Gods

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    Easily some of the best guitars you can get for the money. I loved both of mine.

    Why not throw a set of chrome Lace Alumitones in it? That would look sharp and sound pretty good to boot.
     
  5. unclejemima218

    unclejemima218 190 Proof

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    that's a great idea!
     
  6. Daf57

    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Very cool! Congrats! :)
     
  7. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Hell of a good deal on a nice midrange Pacifica. These guitars are terribly underrated, because most people get turned off by bad experiences with the entry-level crap that looks very similar.
     
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    s4tch SS.org Regular

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    This, 2x. :yesway: Mid-range Yamahas are a pretty safe bet for someone looking for the best bang for the buck.
     
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    ibanice SS.org Regular

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    That blue is so cool looking! Would really like to play a pacifica at some point.
    I actually looked at the mike stern pacifica at some point. Love the jazz sound Mike has!

    HNGD dude. Now blues and jazz the F*CK out of that thing! :)
     
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    Zado SS.org Regular

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    whatever you want for singles,but you need something HAWT as humb.Duncan distortion,Custom custom,JB,Super Distortion...
     
  11. shanejohnson02

    shanejohnson02 Hammer of the Gods

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    I'll share some advice that I learned from using mine:

    1) The bridge is fine. It's tempting to replace it with a 2-point (which I did with one of mine) but you're much better off keeping the original, or if you must replace it, get a vintage-style reproduction and some graphtech saddles.

    2) Locking tuners. I used Gotohs and they worked great, as long as I also installed....

    3) Graphite nut. Absolutely essential for tuning stability.

    ...and that's it. Three simple, quick mods and you're in business.
     

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