Baritone guitars

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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:15 pm

balston11 wrote:An RGX420 in distressed condition has just been listed here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RGX420 ... Swq19XCUBl if it stays cheap enough I may bid and see if I can rescue it.
Yeah, it's been painted and given a "relic custom job" :/: ..... looks complete, and could be a player, but I would not go over 100 pounds. :roll:
Tremolo backplate is missing.

My RGX-420-D6 only cost me about 120 pounds, (local pickup) actually in very good condition.
The former owner had it tuned to standard with 010 strings, giving TERRIBLE intonation.
Putting on proper strings and a full setup + cleanup, it plays like a dream.

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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:42 pm

balston11 wrote:An RGX420 in distressed condition has just been listed here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RGX420 ... Swq19XCUBl if it stays cheap enough I may bid and see if I can rescue it.
It sold for 75 £ :!: anyone in here got it :?:
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Yamaha RGX-TT-D6 Baritone guitar

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:06 pm

GOT IT ((i))

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Needed a good clean and new strings, the missing knob can be ordered, but will cost a small fortune, so for now, I'll just get a cheap replacement.

Data:
front (neck) pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails
center (middle) pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails
rear (bridge) pickup: Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck humbucker

Splitter switch (push-push) for bridge pickup.

5-way pickup selector switch:
front
1 . . . . F
. 2 . . . F+C
. . 3 . . F+(R1+R2)
. . . 4 . C+R1
. . . . 5 R1+R2
rear

Master volume and Master tone.
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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:14 am

Peter,
Congrats on the new guitar,very nice looking indeed. How does it play, sound?



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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:20 am

jeff-carolina wrote:Peter,
Congrats on the new guitar,very nice looking indeed. How does it play, sound?

Jeff
The strings are thicker, but the slightly longer scale, gives pretty much the same tension and pressure as an ordinary electric guitar.

Being a superstrat, you can get some strat(ish) sounds but with a slightly higher output.
The very thin body makes it lightweight: 3.4 kilos.

Using the pu switch positions you can have just about anything from soft singlecoil sound to high output humbuckers.
(a bit like the possibilities from a Weddington)

Very easy to handle, the neck is not at all chunky, great guitar to play, so good looking ......

However, when it comes to the hardware, I really prefer the RGX-420-D6.
Mainly because it offers Floyd Rose tremolo and locking nut.
But the RGX-TT-D6 looks and feels so much better.
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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:41 pm

Peter,
Thank-You for the details, sounds like you have an excellent guitar. Out of curiosity what tuning are you set up for?


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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:08 pm

jeff-carolina wrote:Peter,
Thank-You for the details, sounds like you have an excellent guitar. Out of curiosity what tuning are you set up for?

Jeff
B E A D F# B , standard for Yamaha D6 and most other baritone guitars.

It could be tuned down a bit more, but it will sound muddy, and the strings will click the frets. (depending on the action/setup)

If you need to go lower, I recommend a bass. :wink:
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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:51 pm

A few good tips on baritone guitars.

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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 am

Good video, pointed out some often forgotten reasons to own a baritone.
If you ever part with your green RGX-tt-D6 let me know!!!
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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:44 pm

jeff-carolina wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 am
Good video, pointed out some often forgotten reasons to own a baritone.
If you ever part with your green RGX-tt-D6 let me know!!!
Well Jeff, so far I have no plans to sell it unless I stumble over the same one in purple. :wink:

Anyway, if you look for a baritone, the RGX-420s-D6 is actually a better guitar IMO because it has a Floyd bridge, and locking nut.
Also it has a switch activating the bridge humbucker at full volume and tone blast no matter how the knobs are actually set.
This switch is sweet for going directly to lead/solo mode. ((i))

Only thing is that the RGX-tt models look so much better. :wink:

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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:11 am

I've actually been busy with work and the house, I haven't posted any of the current additions from the end of last year.One of them is a copper colored AES-820-D6, which is why your post was appreciated. I've used it for standard and drop d tuning, not the normal B E A D F# B and haven't really used it like I could be. I got a good deal on a regular cherry red RGX-TT and I love it, great sound range and the neck suits me nice. I love the green, but haven't seen a nice one for under a $1000.00 that I would own. I will however look for an RGX-420-D6 to see what I can find.
I didn't go real heavy on the strings, Elixir Optiweb .010-.052. (not sure if that is heavy enough?)

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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:57 pm

Jeff, I look forward to se your new arrivals. :D
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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 pm

Here's a well played piece of earcandy: Baritone Boogie. :D

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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by EXer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:22 pm

Buzzard wrote:The theme from the 007 movies ........
I always loved that deep twangy sound.

Do you know which guitar was used on the original sound track?
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Re: Baritone guitars

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:13 pm

EXer wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Buzzard wrote:The theme from the 007 movies ........
I always loved that deep twangy sound.

Do you know which guitar was used on the original sound track?
I really don't know, somehow I picture a hollowbody jazzbox, but it really could be totally different. 8)
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