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by BigTone
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD
Replies: 31
Views: 9066

It does seem a plausible explanation. I did come across another picture of a set of pickups with three holes that claimed to be Dry Zs whilst searching google images. Had to go through a lot of pictures to find it and there was no real information when I went to the actual site so take of that what ...
by BigTone
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD
Replies: 31
Views: 9066

Here's the neck pickup from my set https://i.imgur.com/3QP5dMR.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0UsjDw0.jpg Like I said I bought this set 10 years ago from a Japanese guitar dealer. I've never had reason before to think they were anything but genuine. I have an all original SA-1200 also fitted with dry z and...
by BigTone
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD
Replies: 31
Views: 9066

I'll see if I can remember to have a go pulling a pickup tonight.
by BigTone
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD
Replies: 31
Views: 9066

It would be interesting to see ALL attributes of the three hole bobbin examples you speak of: the Z stamp, the serial number stamp, etc. Screws can be changed, easily. I'll see if I have any time over the weekend to pull one of the pickups and see what's on there. When did this three hole thing not...
by BigTone
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD
Replies: 31
Views: 9066

Can I just jump into this thread with my example of a set of Dry Z (or not). I bought a set 10 years ago from a well known Japanese guitar dealer on this site. They look identical to the ones posted by Wulfman in post 2 with the two round holes and the third square hole at the edge. They also don't ...
by BigTone
Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Greco Super Real SA1200 - 1980 very rare and near mint
Replies: 16
Views: 6985

Its now mine! pick it up from my parents this afternoon
by BigTone
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco Dry / Screamin pickup identification help
Replies: 33
Views: 17801

I actually have a set of DRY Zs from Villager. Don't have any experience with modern high end humbuckers for comparison but I will say they are exactly what I was hoping for. They are in my '87 burny at the moment. It didn't sound too bad before but its better now. So hard to subjectively sum up a p...
by BigTone
Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Burny 'Super Grade' - solid tops
Replies: 75
Views: 30202

Btmish; I was keeping a close eye on that burny from vaporman too. Looked real nice but I had a hard time believing his info that it was nitro, brazillian fret board, flg100 (not sure there is an flg100) etc...I did send some questions and he was quite defensive, though provided more information whe...
by BigTone
Fri May 04, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Burny VH-1 Pickup (observations)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

I'm surprised to hear that they are ceramic magnets. I think the later 80s VH1s weren't quite the same as the original mid 80s VH1, which was an expensive aftermarket option and fitted to the high end models (so I hear). so maybe that's where the change was made. I do find that the neck pickup to my...
by BigTone
Fri May 04, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Burny Super Grade on its way - what upgrades?
Replies: 27
Views: 9595

Please tell us what its like when you get the chance. I would of been tempted to bid on it myself If I hadn't just bought a spur of the moment guitar from villager.
by BigTone
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Burny Super Grade on its way - what upgrades?
Replies: 27
Views: 9595

I was keeping a close look on that ebay burny too, looked a cracker (If a little used). But should be a sweet buy for what it went for. I have a later 80s (I think) RLG50 and the hardware is all fine, everything nickel plated (I hate chrome plating) and looks to be of decent quality, Pickups are goo...
by BigTone
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Good Burny?
Replies: 38
Views: 11187

Yeah Btmish, my lester sounds pretty much like your one and it too is a cracking guitar, certainly for the 300 quid I paid for it. And It really makes the epiphone I had feel like a childs guitar in comparison. Anyway, back to the heal, from reading burny123's paper I would of dated mine at 1987 too...
by BigTone
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Callham block on a Springy?
Replies: 28
Views: 8755

I fitted the Callaham block (and whole bridge assembly) to my mexican classic series strat a couple of years ago and it definately made an improvement. It certainly didn't make it brighter as someone was asking earlier, but was louder and clearer when played acoustically and has better sustain. Gene...
by BigTone
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Good Burny?
Replies: 38
Views: 11187

My (what I thought was 80s) plaintop burny also has slotted pickup height adjusters, fret binding and green capacitors and a 2 piece centre seamed back. Can't remember if it had the gold backed pickups though as I have only had them out briefly once. But I'm pretty sure mine doesn't have a heal cap ...
by BigTone
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: MIJ Vs Custom shop
Replies: 16
Views: 5057

Hey, Thanks for the replies, I was thinking it might sit here for a while and get ignored. Villager, Your reply was similar to what I was expecting. I'm not so much after a '59 exact replica but am after that vibe and general specification level, so compromises on some features is likely, plus budge...