General tech questions

Press Fit Tuning Peg Bushings

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I especially like the 26" scale, makes the plain 3rd really sound great. And the neck is this long, consistent, full C...very easy on the hand in any position.

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Man, those are cool guitars. How do they sound?

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Barney is the real deal, a 1959, with the P-35 Kleenex boxes. Clean and spanky single coil tone, shorter scale, quasi LP quasi Byrd fretting...low and flat and medium wide. A time capsule.

Roger the Reissue has the blades, a bit darker style pickup most would say, but no reason to think they aren't a good copy of 1952. It is a mellowed tone. I like the "built upside down" analogy...the next Kay pickup design was the "speed bump", basically an invert of the blade...but a lot brighter as it gets the magnet up next to the strings.

I really like the scale length and the consistency of the C down the neck. The chambered body has a really nice resonance.

I thought you had bought a Thin Twin Reissue when they first came out?

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Nice work! Very helpful thread. I'm in the proces of fitting new tuners with bigger bushings on an old acoustic.


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