2014 Baretta Vintage

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Full Crib
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Post by Full Crib » Tue May 08, 2018 6:46 pm

Picked up in a CL trade a couple weeks back...just found time to invest in her this week. Factory stock with a chrome Korean Floyd/nut etc. I was immediately turned off as soon as I plugged her in....she was just "dull" and no sustain or "life" if that makes any sense. The JB trembucker had your typical 16.5-17k output, but not pleasing to my ears....and yes, the dreaded CCB finish (Cloudy Candy Blue). Finish I can only describe as 'fingerprints that dont rub out'... :beer
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Decided to go with a black 80s OFR/nut/tuners and she suddenly came to life. Man what a difference. Now that it is pleasing to the ear, I think I can get past the paint imperfections. Tried to capture a few different lights but they dont really show the cloudiness....
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Post by sixstring » Tue May 08, 2018 7:31 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by marsmountain » Tue May 08, 2018 10:01 pm

:thumbs :thumbs :thumbs

I like it.
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Post by 80sChris » Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 am

Can't understand why the fitted chrome hardware. Looks so much better with black.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Wed May 09, 2018 1:30 am

:headbang
Practice cures most tone issues.

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Re: 2014 Baretta Vintage

Post by wizball » Wed May 09, 2018 11:10 am

Black hardware has made the blie pop imo!

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Post by Charlie Fandango » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:34 pm

:bling :thumbs

Much improved!

Cheers!

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Post by menace » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:58 pm

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It's not really hoarding if your shit is cool....

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Post by sixstring » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:52 pm

:guns
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:49 am

:roll
Practice cures most tone issues.

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