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by marcwormjim
03 Aug 2022 22:49
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Last order?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Last order?

Diego Garcia wrote: Thanks for the answer, Marc.
Which Ben are you talking about?
Ben Whatley, UK distributor

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6545

https://www.vigierguitars.com/contact-us/
by marcwormjim
02 Aug 2022 19:38
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Last order?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Last order?

I haven’t seen any statements officially addressing it on this level, but it’s been circulating as an open secret since the dealers were supposedly notified a few months ago.  Similarly to you, I would have ordered one, had I known before the cut-off date. It is what it is. If you’re based in the UK...
by marcwormjim
29 Jul 2022 23:01
Forum: Buy and sell forum
Topic: WTB Excalibur Original (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: WTB Excalibur Original (US)

Thank you. Your guitars have spoiled me; and I keep returning to Vigier after finding there are simply no substitutes.
by marcwormjim
28 Jul 2022 21:33
Forum: Buy and sell forum
Topic: WTB Excalibur Original (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: WTB Excalibur Original (US)

Bump. Still looking for one in the US. I ultimately missed out on Rock Art #77 after mulling it over for months; and have been waiting for another to pop up.
by marcwormjim
17 Jul 2022 18:44
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Treble Bleed for Excalibur Ultra Blues and Tone Pot Question
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Treble Bleed for Excalibur Ultra Blues and Tone Pot Question

Hi and thanks for your reply. Does the change from the 1Meg Pot to the 500k Pot alter the sound? If yes, how much?  Did you solve with your mods the uneven response of the Tone Pot? Kind regards As I said, each person will prefer something different. I feel the 1Meg pots are good for approximating ...
by marcwormjim
15 Jul 2022 18:41
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Treble Bleed for Excalibur Ultra Blues and Tone Pot Question
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Treble Bleed for Excalibur Ultra Blues and Tone Pot Question

Any Input is highly appreciated - thanks in advance! Best regards Filipe Hi, Filipe. I’ve found that I prefer a 500k linear taper volume with 680pF/150k treble bleed connected in the modern way to a 250k audio taper tone pot in which the cap values vary quite a bit from one guitar to another. I’ve ...
by marcwormjim
02 Jul 2022 05:45
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: New Shawn Lane Master
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: New Shawn Lane Master

Just out of curiosity, were the zero frets that you were replacing made from stainless steel + hardened (as per the current zero fret specs)? Yes. Both of my SLs happened to be 2012s (built following the switch to stainless frets and the flex retainers, but prior to the switch to Neutrik jacks). Th...
by marcwormjim
30 Jun 2022 07:45
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: New Shawn Lane Master
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: New Shawn Lane Master

Have you noticed any wear on the zero fret? I did play a new one in the shop and noticed that the high E string section of the zero fret has a divot. Is this intended (i.e., from factory)? Cheers As someone who’s owned two SLs between 2012 and the present, I can say that the Vigier zero frets wear ...
by marcwormjim
08 May 2022 21:43
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: New Shawn Lane Sig owner, praises and questions!
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: New Shawn Lane Sig owner, praises and questions!

With any other guitar, you could just shift the nut over a little bit. But Vigier installs a post for the nut to sit on, for the sake of both consistent installation on the production line and ease of replaceability. So you may have to tweak the neck in the pocket as you would with any other strat (...
by marcwormjim
09 Apr 2022 16:59
Forum: Buy and sell forum
Topic: WTB Excalibur Original (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

WTB Excalibur Original (US)

Though the board is dead, I may as well solicit while I’m waiting for the right listing to pop up elsewhere.
by marcwormjim
26 Feb 2022 09:20
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane
Replies: 7
Views: 3667

Re: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane

HI, I have the same needs ! I want to replace the 1M pots by 500k because even after changing pickups the sound is too harsh for my taste, do you know wich reference of 500k pot would be suitable for the shawnlane for plug and play please ? If I recall: CTS, full size, solid shaft, logarithmic tape...
by marcwormjim
31 Jan 2022 12:58
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: String action
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: String action

hi guys. need some one help. my Vigier GV has up bow. why this model does not have trust rod ?!! what should I do? such amazing guitar has no trust rod and when the neck has got bow what should we do? help me please.  Any reason you bumped three unrelated threads, rather than post one with your spe...
by marcwormjim
25 Dec 2021 17:25
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: String action
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: String action

Congrats on getting an SL. As someone who has owned (and extensively modified) the Natural and Master models, please feel free to discuss any aspect of the guitar and I’ll likely respond.
by marcwormjim
25 Dec 2021 17:22
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: SL model - tone control issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Re: SL model - tone control issue

The sweep/contour of the tone control is personal preference, and the SL is a unique beast (weak pickups, plinky strings if you have the action as low as Shawn preferred, 1 Meg pots, etc.). Just swap in different components until you find what you like.
by marcwormjim
28 Sep 2021 05:45
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Possible Shawn Lane pickup change
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: Possible Shawn Lane pickup change

My 2012 SL had rectangular tabs with three holes affixed to the Dimarzio mounting tabs. If yours is the same, they can be simply transplanted to whatever new pickups you try out (depending on the tab of the new pickup). Note that the plates are threaded for the screws currently in use; and using dif...
by marcwormjim
10 Aug 2021 01:08
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Bridge height on Vigier special
Replies: 5
Views: 3713

Re: Bridge height on Vigier special

I saw the first reply - I was just hoping someone with the factory action measurements would respond once it became more clear what you were asking. Honestly, whatever adjustments feel comfortable for you is what is “correct.”
by marcwormjim
07 Aug 2021 22:10
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Bridge height on Vigier special
Replies: 5
Views: 3713

Re: Bridge height on Vigier special

Are you trying to say you raised the height of the 2011 trem by turning the two pivot point screws at the front of the bridge to the left, rather than adjusting the height of individual saddles? 
by marcwormjim
11 Jun 2021 07:20
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Need help restoring a Vigier Custom to its full glory!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2211

Re: Need help restoring a Vigier Custom to its full glory!!

1. You likely have a grounding issue, rather than a shielding issue. Make sure all groundings and their solder joints are secure. They’re a crapshoot to diagnose over a messageboard, but a soldering iron or any competent tech can correct this. Even if the issue comes down to some short or mechanical...
by marcwormjim
12 Mar 2021 10:27
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane
Replies: 7
Views: 3667

Re: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane

Remember that you can also modify the taper and behavior of the stock pots through experimenting with treble bleed values, 50s wiring, etc. - Unless you’re specifically wanting to avoid modifying from stock unless necessary.
by marcwormjim
01 Mar 2021 16:46
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane
Replies: 7
Views: 3667

Re: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane

It’s only an upgrade if you know you prefer 500k pots - No pros or cons. It seems many SL owners find the Air Classic and 1M volume pot to be too far from their personal tastes; so replacing the pickups and pots seems to be a common mod. If you find yourself preferring the sound of a different super...
by marcwormjim
20 Feb 2021 00:35
Forum: Buy and sell forum
Topic: I imagine this gets asked alot...
Replies: 1
Views: 3677

Re: I imagine this gets asked alot...

Order through a Vigier dealer. If you’re based in the US, use this page: http://www.vigierguitars.com/vigier-dealers/
You can also email the distribution manager for your continent via the main site concerning availability and pricing.
by marcwormjim
13 Feb 2021 13:30
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Used Vigier
Replies: 1
Views: 4148

Re: Used Vigier

I’m afraid the best place to find an Excalibur for that price is in 2019 or earlier. With Reverb having increased fees and enforced tax collection, and COVID messing with import/export worldwide, it’s no surprise that current prices are what they are. Just keep saving money and perusing the usual si...
by marcwormjim
15 Mar 2020 06:33
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Open String Buzz Shawn Lane!! Help
Replies: 8
Views: 7901

Open String Buzz Shawn Lane!! Help

<r><p>The forum doesn‘t function as much more than a FAQ archive, anymore.</p> <p>If you or your dealer have contacted the UK distributor or Vigier HQ directly, the appropriate zero fret segments should be sent out.</p> <p>Concerning the obviously mismatched parts you jammed into your guitar, ...
by marcwormjim
12 Mar 2020 03:46
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Open String Buzz Shawn Lane!! Help
Replies: 8
Views: 7901

Open String Buzz Shawn Lane!! Help

It reads as though you either received an incorrect replacement (with radiused segments rather than the flat one for the SL model) or the segments aren‘t seating properly.

by marcwormjim
09 Nov 2018 11:17
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?
Replies: 9
Views: 7779

Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?

More coffee, sir?