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It seems to be just described as the new Yamaha trem details are
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Is this the one ?
http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/198251060
http://forum.japanaxe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=2911
1985YamahaSG1300TS016[1].jpg
Found online on a Yamaha SG-1300
Might be the Rocking Magic 1 , :idea: I bet Dawie knows :!: :idea:
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Hi All,
Yes that is the one, I've read it was short lived and it is the same as the one on my SGB-1300TS which I believe was also not in production long. I was also thinking the rockin magic as there is reference to the rockin magic II, and nothing about the original that I have found. Thank-You both for the information & links! I hope to have this one completed soon as before I took the strings off (worn out and rusty) it sounded and felt nice to play.

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The Rockin Magic II appears on a few models. It lasted longer. I like it as it is very useable and stable. Great once I sorted the issues the previous owner created by trying to string it with cut ends.

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Daviedawg,
I'm in agreement, the rockin magic II is more comfortable also when palm muting strings. I got delayed setting it up as I didn't have a hex wrench that was short enough to fit the small opening provided. I brought home from work and I'm getting ready to adjust the truss rod and finish setting this up. I'm hoping to be playing shortly.

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That's a good point about the palm muting. The paint is worn or even gone from the string clamps on my FZ1000 because it is so natural to play with your palm resting there. It adds to the overall playability of that guitar.
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Yamaha SE-700HE no longer on the wish list. Finished cleaning and restringing and setting up as action was about 1" off of the fretboard at the 15th fret. Removed 2 springs off the tremolo and set it up. (now using 3). Guitar has a very nice tone to it and very suitable for a wide range of genres.
Note: head stock showing glare from lighting, flash.

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Congrats Jeff, it's a stunnng SE. (Y)


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Nice one. Slightly jealous here.

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Just looking at the locking clamps on the nut, if they are black then it should not be hard to find replacements. If they match the base plate then.....?

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Nice addition Jeff I recognise that wardrobe it's on my web site.


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Thank-You all for your help with the tremolo identification.
Daviedawg, the locking nuts do appear to be original and match the shape of the ones on the SGB-1300T.(same tremolo) The only flaw with the guitar is the tremolo fine tuner holes. On the high e and b strings the fine tuners have a couple washed threads. I have run a tap through them which helped a little, but I will be looking for a replacement tremolo. As much as I would like to change it to Rockin Magic II or Pro I'll keep it original. I don't know if they would bolt right on? I would imagine some routing would need to be done and I won't do that for sake of keeping the guitar original.
Bill I did reference your web site, a very good source of information.

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Jeff Interesting development on the 700 series see update on first SE page on my website do you have an exact date for your 700HE either by serial number or pickups etc.


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Bill,
According to the serial # checker it returned this: Your guitar was made in
Japan
on November 2nd, 1984
Production Number: 43

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Thanks Jeff looks like these were definitely made before the catalogues and the Yamaha Archives say. Bit worrying that Yamaha's own records are wrong.


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