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F0retbuzz

Your letters. This month: getting out of the house for a change, unconventional bridges and loud Fenders…

YOUR SAY

LETTER OF THE MONTH

335 Alive

Hello guys, your recent cover feature ‘Revive Your 335’ (November 2017) inspired me to take the plunge and fit a Bigsby to my own semi-hollow guitar. The guitar in question is a Hudson 335-style guitar that you’d reviewed several years ago. The review was very good, except the pickups, but you reckoned it was a solid platform for modding. I’d replaced the pickups a few years ago with a set of Iron Gear Blues Engines, again based on reviews your reviews, and noticed a massive improvement in the tone.

It seems like one of the things that stops people modding is the fear of devaluing the guitar in question – it wasn’t a big issue with a Hudson, I guess, but still was a concern for me! So, Bigsby on, the only thing left was to cover the holes vacated by the stoptail. After considering a number of options, I settled on two one-cent coins – I think they look cool and definitely add value to the instrument… well about two cents worth!

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The February 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale now and it comes packed with guitars, stars, pro tips and sure-fire ways to make you a better player. Inside we salute the rhythm guitar genius of the late AC/DC star Malcolm Young, catch up with bona fide legends David Crosby and Joe Satriani, go on the road with Weezer and take a close look at the guitars and basses with which Feeder’s Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose built a 25 year career in rock. In the most in-depth gear reviews section in the business, we put a raft of hot new products to the test from PRS, Gretsch, Blackstar, Manson Guitar Works and more, and get the inside track on LA’s hottest new boutique amp brand, Black Volt Amplification. Elsewhere, Huw Price continues his conversion project in DIY Workshop as his old Greco takes a step closer to becoming a ’54 style Goldtop and in Vintage Bench Test, we find out what Marc Bolan and Jimi Hendrix loved so much about Gibson’s late 1960s reboot of the Flying V. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also find out how to win a one-off custom-built electric from Brit brand Haynes Guitars worth a massive £2,995, which also features House Of Tone pickups and a wiring harness from James’ Home Of Tone. For all that and much more, get your print or digital copy of the February 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine now.
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