Ron Thorn Namm Creations

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by Futuron » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:55 pm

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With, or without the stripes :w00t: :?

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:18 pm

Pretty sure Millimetric’s prototype trem is similar concept.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by timtam » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:29 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Pretty sure Millimetric’s prototype trem is similar concept.
You made me look ;) ...
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https://www.facebook.com/MILLIMETRICINS ... 64/?type=3
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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

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timtam wrote:
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Finally the world can appreciate how much I spent on vintage PIO capacitors.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:57 am

Futuron wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:55 pm
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With, or without the stripes :w00t: :?
Wow! that tremolo!
I hope these appear on more Fender guitars!
It actually makes those weird bridges look good. It's a great pairing.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by iodine74 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:07 am

Just here to show support for this to Ron. These are gorgeous and the tele's too are just sick!

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by mbene085 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:15 am

Is there an explanation somewhere of exactly how the switching works on these, beyond position 1 being the two bridge pickups in series?

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by Ben17e » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:44 pm

mbene085 wrote:
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Is there an explanation somewhere of exactly how the switching works on these, beyond position 1 being the two bridge pickups in series?
If you go back a page, Ron himself explains!

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by mbene085 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:47 pm

Ben17e wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:44 pm
mbene085 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:15 am
Is there an explanation somewhere of exactly how the switching works on these, beyond position 1 being the two bridge pickups in series?
If you go back a page, Ron himself explains!
D'Oh. I missed part of that - the middle/bridge position 4 being the two "bridge" pickups in parallel is really interesting. I'd love to hear how that sounds vs position 3.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by surfin_bird » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:03 am

tribi9 wrote:
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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs1khoKHc84/
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Inspired by vintage Japanese, Fender inspired designs.
Isn't this a sharper designed venus?
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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 pm

Just wanna reiterate my praise, these things look awesome. Look at this!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs9ZkR1HfDQ/

It’s kind of funny how easy it would be for Fender to have all of us eating out of their palms. They’re no where near WWE’s level of bringing in a ton of money regardless of how horrible the product is, but their new releases every year disappoint most of us. It’s cool to see them doing some new, and old-inspired stuff, and I hope that this is only the beginning of what will hopefully be an annual reveal of awesome and exciting stuff.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Ron, if you’re reading this, I have a question; you mentioned on that Instagram post of your Antigua Coronado that it is equipped with a NOS tremolo. Is it possible to buy these from Fender? I assume you found one lying around, but if not, and there are more of them, I would love to get one.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by Ron Thorn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:36 am

Fender has no “old” parts in stock. There’s a 5-year limit on anything kept on-hand that isn’t in production. It’s an inventory/write-off situation that is beyond me.
I found that tremolo on Reverb.com and paid full pop for it.
It will be the only Coronado that I build that features the tremolo, that is what makes that particular guitar my “Prestige” guitar for the show - These are never to be reproduced one-offs that each Master Builder creates.
I’m building additional Coronados, but they’ll all have trapezes and a modified post and cup for the J-bridge so that it doesn’t rock.

Thanks for asking.

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Re: Ron Thorn Namm Creations

Post by Ron Thorn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 am

Thanks for the comments, too!
Ron

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