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    Happy NGD to me!

    Got my first Valentine (yes, that means another - with trem - someday). I really like this guitar. Great player, excellent tone variations ... not so crazy about the 20db booster ... a little much. Oh, and although I thought I would hate the color, it looks a lot better in-person than it does in photos!

    This means another Fender in the herd will bite the dust.





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    Last edited by Twang Banger; 08-24-2018 at 04:54 AM.
    Brian
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    2004 Blue Pearl Albert Lee SSS/hardtail
    2011 Metallic Blue Albert Lee HH/trem
    2014 Trans Walnut HH/hardtail
    2016 Trans Buttermilk Valentine/hardtail
    2018 Toluca Lake Blue Valentine/trem

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    Nice! Toluca Lake Blue is on my hit list
    Albert Lee HH - White
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    Me too ... but gonna wait about a year so wife does not explode . ;-)
    Brian
    Jacksonville, Florida
    --
    2004 Blue Pearl Albert Lee SSS/hardtail
    2011 Metallic Blue Albert Lee HH/trem
    2014 Trans Walnut HH/hardtail
    2016 Trans Buttermilk Valentine/hardtail
    2018 Toluca Lake Blue Valentine/trem

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    Congrats!
    If the +20db are too much: as far as I know you can adjust the boost amount with a trim pot, maybe you want to give it try.

    Rock on!
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    I adjusted the boost on mine down quite a bit. Now I can hit the boost on the bridge pickup and role the tone back a bit to get a very good humbucker sound.

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    What does this adjustment involve?
    Brian
    Jacksonville, Florida
    --
    2004 Blue Pearl Albert Lee SSS/hardtail
    2011 Metallic Blue Albert Lee HH/trem
    2014 Trans Walnut HH/hardtail
    2016 Trans Buttermilk Valentine/hardtail
    2018 Toluca Lake Blue Valentine/trem

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    Congratulations!! =)

    Out of curiosity, why buy a certain guitar when you think that you are going to hate its finish..?

    JPXI Cardinal Red
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    JP12 7 Cardinal Red
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso
    MONARCHY MAJESTY Royal Red
    MONARCHY MAJESTY 7 Black Knight
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    Congrats on the Valentine!


    Quote Originally Posted by Twang Banger View Post
    What does this adjustment involve?
    The trim pot under the back panel labeled "BST" controls the amount of boost. I keep mine about halfway. Max is 20db but I believe they come from the factory set to 11db.
    I'm under the impression that the one labeled "COM" controls the balance of volume between the single/humbucker/combined positions, but mine is well balanced so I never messed with it.
    The two other pots control the silent circuit for the bridge"B" and the split neck(there's an "N" you can't see in the pic) pickups, respectively.
    Happy NGD to me!-img_0175-jpg
    Last edited by RichieZ; 08-24-2018 at 08:40 AM.

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    Congrats! Beautiful neck on that. Enjoy!

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    Congrats, Brian! That neck!!!!



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    Congratulations! What a beauty!

    Cheers!

    Awaiting:
    2018 Majesty Monarchy 7 in Majestic Purple
    2018 St. Vincent HHH in Vincent Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieZ View Post
    Congrats on the Valentine!



    The trim pot under the back panel labeled "BST" controls the amount of boost. I keep mine about halfway. Max is 20db but I believe they come from the factory set to 11db.
    I'm under the impression that the one labeled "COM" controls the balance of volume between the single/humbucker/combined positions, but mine is well balanced so I never messed with it.
    The two other pots control the silent circuit for the bridge"B" and the split neck(there's an "N" you can't see in the pic) pickups, respectively.
    Happy NGD to me!-img_0175-jpg
    Wow. Thanks. I’m dizzy.


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    Brian
    Jacksonville, Florida
    --
    2004 Blue Pearl Albert Lee SSS/hardtail
    2011 Metallic Blue Albert Lee HH/trem
    2014 Trans Walnut HH/hardtail
    2016 Trans Buttermilk Valentine/hardtail
    2018 Toluca Lake Blue Valentine/trem

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    Very nice!

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord in Tahitian Blue
    2015 Luke III - BFR - Blackburst
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button kill switch
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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