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Old 07-23-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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NGD: It's the Syrup, it's gotta be...

I've always got a project. Got a good start on this one today. Godin Freeway Classic, pretty cool guitar. Silverleaf maple body, with poplar wings, which means that it's got all the tone of Canadian maple syrup locked inside!


Got the neck pickup off a guy on craigslist. He ordered a custom version of a Super Distortion to be a bit less fuzzy and more clean. It was wound for the bridge, but screw the establishment, I put it there. Middle is an Area 67 Dimarzio, and the neck is a Seymour Duncan Invader.

I'm the lead guitarist in both bands I'm in. One of which features two other guitars on some songs, and the Sparkelcaster (what a fun project that was!) wasn't cutting through the way I needed. This is really my first high-output project, and so far it's kickin' butt! Super fun get some satch-style sounds with lots of gain, some reverb, and a slight delay. The thing shreds incredibly. Rock maple neck with Birdseye fingerboard is pretty cool, too.

I'll get some sound samples up eventually. The next thing on the list is to get some locking tuners. I'm a pretty heavy tremolo user. It stays in tune well enough, but I do tend to be a bit picky. I've mused about the idea of getting a Super-Vee, too. We'll see.

I'm happy with the contrast the white pickups give it. I was thinking about staying all-black, but glad I didn't!


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As you can imagine, the sound is very saturated and THICK! It's gotta be the syrup
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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As you can imagine, the sound is very saturated and THICK! It's gotta be the syrup


or maybe the 3 ceramic magnets of the Invader
Congrats it looks eye catching and classy at the same time.
What do you think about the area 67? I like them but it's the only low output single coil sized pickup I've ever tried so I can't compare
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:12 PM   #3
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OHH, that's a NOICE one! Eagerly awaiting the clips!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:35 PM   #4
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or maybe the 3 ceramic magnets of the Invader
Congrats it looks eye catching and classy at the same time.
What do you think about the area 67? I like them but it's the only low output single coil sized pickup I've ever tried so I can't compare



I put it there to clean up the humbuckers in positions 2 and 4. By itself it's very chimey, which makes it a great middle pickup to mix with 'buckers so you can keep that bell-like sound. The sound by itself reminds me of the recording of 'Lenny.'
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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very nice I always liked the freeway, and that's one of the nicer colours it came in
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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Nice! Through what amp(s)?

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Old 07-23-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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MusicMan 65 and a Laney OAR 100.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:26 PM   #8
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MusicMan 65 and a Laney OAR 100.

Very nice Bang for the $$$!

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Old 07-23-2014, 04:14 PM   #9
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Great call on the white pickup covers, the contrast they provide is a visual improvement indeed.

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Old 07-24-2014, 10:02 AM   #10
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I was on Kisakae for a while choosing what I wanted even before I got the guitar, haha.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:13 AM   #11
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Silverleaf maple body, with poplar wings, which means that it's got all the tone of Canadian maple syrup locked inside!


Does it have a pancake body? I was considering one, but waffling. I'm going for something with a buttery tone. I like the blueberry body with the whipped cream colored pickups.

On my last HSH, I went with cream coils on the outside coils only (and, of course on the middle pickup). From the audience, it looks like a strat. Most of my HSH guitars now have a "bridge pickup add-in" switch that allows me to run the bridge and neck pickups together (ala a Les Paul), and a pair of miniswitches that coil tap the humbuckers.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:55 AM   #12
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I was on Kisakae for a while choosing what I wanted even before I got the guitar, haha.

I'm the same.

I'm already reading the owner's manual and choosing rims and parts that I want to replace on an used car that I don't even have yet.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:49 AM   #13
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Rooster always has cool guitars. If you're going to get a canadian guitar, you should really spring for the moose finish.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #14
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Rooster always has cool guitars. If you're going to get a canadian guitar, you should really spring for the moose finish.

And the hockey-stick headstock, DUH!
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #15
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Happy unique guitar day!
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That is a beauty!HNGD!
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I was wondering what to record for sound samples... hmm...
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:14 PM   #20
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happy NGD! That's a nice looking one.
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