Two months later they received their stuff in Greece. When the couch was removed from the crate and brought in, they heard meowing from inside the couch. YES it was the cat. A whole lot skinnier but miraculously still alive.
Two months??? I'm not a cat lover but...DANG!!! How did it survive?
Well packed and double boxed. The setup and fit and finish are very nice. Very nice for the price range.
But... of course... they wired the pots lefty - and they aren’t reverse taper pots.
So much for QA. Just like Reverend lefties. They claim they’re fully tested, but the tone pots don’t work right when wired like this.
I’ll return this guitar.
That's too bad. I'd normally advise against it, but on a 335 style, the price of a full rewire is going to rival the price of this entire guitar.
Out of curiosity, what is your preference for lefty wiring? I've known some lefties that want lefty wiring, but have known a few that don't understand why it is a thing "I don't get it... its a circle" as one lefty told me. Makes sense - clockwise is always "up" on any control, regardless of handedness, except with guitars.
Post by Auf Kiltre on May 14, 2020 11:14:08 GMT -5
I'm having a hard time understanding the lefty taper issue, but then again looking at a lefty guitar gives my brain cramps. Do they not turn in the same direction as the lefty volume pots? In other words, the movement you make to turn the volume to 10, is it the same movement to turn the tone to 10?
Yes, they turn the same way as the volumes. But they (tones) don’t work correctly. You can get away with it on volume pots. You can’t on tone pots. The taper of the pot matters a whole lot more on tone pots.
I used audio taper pots on all my builds, all positions. I use righty pots and wire them righty.
I gave this guitar a really detailed look. Yep! They leveled the frets. Crown and polish? Not so much. Significant flat spots.
Do they not turn in the same direction as the lefty volume pots?
Somewhere along the way, someone got the bright idea to make it backwards, so counterclockwise is "up" on lefty guitars. I can see this being an advantage for pinky swells or something on a guitar, but otherwise, it seems silly to me. I am a lefty but play righty, so my opinion really isn't the same as a lefty person. I do know that if I played lefty it would drive me nuts, too.
The problem with using righty pots is that the taper is different, and everything between 0 and 10 is completely out of whack if you use righty audio taper pots and lefty wiring.
Leftee... if you're on the fence on it, you could take a peak inside the F hole and see how clean the wiring is. If it looks pretty clean, then you can just swap the outside lugs of each pot, and save yourself the effort/expense of a full rewire. Sometimes cheaper guitars are a mess of melted wire jackets, zip ties and solder blobs, maybe some molexes thrown in just for fun, and that would greatly increase the effort. Might tip you to one side of the fence or another...