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by VigierDJ
26 Mar 2021 12:51
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Floyd vs Vigier Trem Range, Tuning Compensation
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Floyd vs Vigier Trem Range, Tuning Compensation

Hey there! First, there isn't a huge difference in range when pushing down... you can get the classic "strings go slack" effect on either one. When it comes to pulling up, the 2011 type trem has about a step and a half of pull out of the factory. We pitch them forward slightly, which looks a little ...
by VigierDJ
03 Feb 2021 16:25
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Any Vigier owners in/around Chicago?
Replies: 2
Views: 4590

Re: Any Vigier owners in/around Chicago?

Hey guys, I wish we had a dealer in the Chicago area, too! Believe me! Until we get one though, all our US dealers ship for free within the US although I can't tell you on an individual basis what the return policies are for each one. I welcome any and all suggestions for new dealers in the Midwest ...
by VigierDJ
15 Nov 2019 17:04
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur output jack
Replies: 20
Views: 37877

Excalibur output jack

djsaysauce wrote:

Soooo, if I got one, it would not fit my Vigier Retro Expert? Not without drilling out the body?

Correct.

by VigierDJ
15 Nov 2019 15:33
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur output jack
Replies: 20
Views: 37877

Excalibur output jack

<r><p><QUOTE author="djsaysauce"><s>[quote="djsaysauce"]</s></p> <p>Hi, you said <span style="font-size: 11px;">Neutrik locking jacks, any chance you could give me the actual part number so I can order one?</span></p> <p><e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style...
by VigierDJ
15 Nov 2019 14:06
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur output jack
Replies: 20
Views: 37877

Excalibur output jack

<r><p><QUOTE author="djsaysauce"><s>[quote="djsaysauce"]</s></p> <p>I already replaced my switchcraft jack in my Viger Expert, but it is wobbly again, and the signal is reduced or cutting out. Is there a way to just re-tighten it, or do I have to replace it again?</p> <p><e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE></p> ...
by VigierDJ
13 Feb 2019 15:08
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur output jack
Replies: 20
Views: 37877

Excalibur output jack

If you want to get really fancy about it, you can actually instally a more typical 1/4" jack in the existing hole by using a forstner bit to tunnel out where the jack is now. I did that to my basses for tou and it's very clean and the jacks never fail. Hope that helps!

by VigierDJ
22 Jan 2019 18:53
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Material above nut to dampen sound of strings
Replies: 3
Views: 3395

Material above nut to dampen sound of strings

<r><p><QUOTE author="niquekay"><s>[quote="niquekay"]</s></p> <p><QUOTE author="niquekay"><s>[quote="niquekay"]</s></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Verdana;">They are very cheap and easy to replace (stick on/peel off). Contact a dealer or distributor in your country to or...
by VigierDJ
22 Oct 2018 15:36
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?
Replies: 9
Views: 5822

Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?

<r><p>We use super switches in pretty much everything to allow for maximum flexibility and also to wire the single coil positions in a way to reduce as much 60 cycle hum as possible. So, the previous owner may have been inclined to monkey with it to see what options they had available. Swapping the ...
by VigierDJ
09 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Master Nut / Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 3031

Shawn Lane Master Nut / Gauge

I second Ben. Give your preferred strings a try before you swap out the nut. They're so soft, they're pretty forgiving. The stock nut is cut 9-46, so usually 10-46 is gravy in there, but if you feel like it's pinching you can swap them out for whatever you need!

by VigierDJ
09 Oct 2018 18:31
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur output jack
Replies: 20
Views: 37877

Excalibur output jack

<r><p>I use one of these:</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Tools_by_Job/Tools_for_Electronics_and_Pickups/Jack_The_Gripper.html">https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Tools_by_Job/Tools_for_Electronics_and_Pickups/Jack_The_Gripper.html<br /></a></p> <p>It's ...
by VigierDJ
11 Sep 2018 14:31
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?
Replies: 9
Views: 5822

Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?

<r><p>Did you buy the guitar new or used? Generally the SLs sound pretty warm and thick (because of the pickups and also partly because of the shorter scale.)</p> <p>We do use an unconventional wiring scheme on all the HSH guitars, I'm wondering if a previous owner may have swapped the switch a...
by VigierDJ
28 Aug 2018 19:35
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Adjusting Overall Tremolo Height on a 2011 style Expert Classic Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Adjusting Overall Tremolo Height on a 2011 style Expert Classic Rock

<r><p><QUOTE author="Football"><s>[quote="Football"]</s></p> <p>Curious if it is typical/expected when after bending say a G string, that the tuning of that string goes flat until the tremolo bar is used again.  To basically depress the tremolo quickly to reset the tuning.</p> <p>I know for man...
by VigierDJ
21 Aug 2018 19:11
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: GV Wood pickup ring options wanted, pickup change??
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

GV Wood pickup ring options wanted, pickup change??

I'll have to check with the boss, but I'm not sure the Ambers have the plate mentioned. DiMarzio affixes a little plate to their existing pickups to allow for the three * mounting. Sometimes you can just take it off and stick it on the new pickup. It's pretty tiny.

by VigierDJ
21 Aug 2018 19:09
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: GV Wood pickup ring options wanted, pickup change??
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

GV Wood pickup ring options wanted, pickup change??

<r><p>Sorry for the delay jumping in here...</p> <p>With our pickup rings and pickguard alike, usually the best option is to pop a hole in the side that needs one. We use three screws to mount the pickups so you can pitch it forward and back. If you want to replace them, usually you'll need to ...
by VigierDJ
17 Jul 2018 14:58
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: NEW PICKGUARD - PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3863

NEW PICKGUARD - PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!

I spoke with Patrice. Turns out we do have just three of these pickguard available. Please email me - dj@vigierguitars.com and we'll take care of you.

by VigierDJ
16 Jul 2018 16:59
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: NEW PICKGUARD - PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3863

NEW PICKGUARD - PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!

<r><p>Your distributor should be able to help you. They are ultimately responsible for these kinds of things. The biggest hurdle is whether or not we have the pickguard in stock. If we do, great. If not, you'll need to wait, which can be a drag. Since we don't currently offer the Special i...
by VigierDJ
16 Jul 2018 16:58
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur ultra 
Replies: 1
Views: 1941

Excalibur ultra 

<r><p>Yeah you can definitely swap the pickups... The routing is obviously different from the Special, but in all practicality it would be pretty much the same guitar.</p> <p>I wuould keep picks in the battery compartment, but that's just me. If you wanted to add extra electronic components, yo...
by VigierDJ
10 Jul 2018 14:15
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Can I get a maple fretboard and stainless frets on a Shawn Lane Excalibur Signature model?
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

Can I get a maple fretboard and stainless frets on a Shawn Lane Excalibur Signature model?

<r><p><QUOTE author="Speedy1"><s>[quote="Speedy1"]</s></p> <p>Hi, just as the thread title asks- can I get stainless frets and a maple fretboard on the Shawn Lane model? If so, how much is the upcharge?</p> <p> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE></p> <p>Unfortunately maple is not an option. I believe we&ap...
by VigierDJ
09 Jul 2018 20:13
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: 2014 HSS Excal Custom
Replies: 1
Views: 2030

2014 HSS Excal Custom

Hey! The routing on the HSS guitars is actually not the same as the same model HSH unfortunately. So as-is, you would only be able to fit single coil sized pickups in the neck position.

by VigierDJ
09 Jul 2018 19:50
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Vigier Bidges
Replies: 2
Views: 2602

Vigier Bidges

We have two trems available. Both have a ton of room in either direction. For me personally, the 2011 is all you could possibly need. Some players like the extra room and sense of security of our Floyd style trem. 

by VigierDJ
09 Jul 2018 19:48
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Older Excalibur Special specs
Replies: 6
Views: 4072

Older Excalibur Special specs

Those are nickel frets! We started stainless after 2010/2011. And the pickups should be the exact same DiMarzios we use now.

by VigierDJ
09 Jul 2018 19:45
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Neck Relief Trouble on Shawn Lane Master
Replies: 4
Views: 4139

Neck Relief Trouble on Shawn Lane Master

<r><p>The necks don't actually have much "built-in" relief. It's more that they're built to within a specific tolerance. The action should be ridiculously low out of the box. I know some players will adjust their bridges to get it a hair lower. Without touching the strings, what is th...
by VigierDJ
17 Jul 2017 13:48
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Guitar transport by airoplane
Replies: 7
Views: 29992

Guitar transport by airoplane

<r><p><QUOTE author="GuitarEnthusiast"><s>[quote="GuitarEnthusiast"]</s></p> <p>Hello and thank you for the replies</p> <p>My main concern are the temperature changes, I talked to the airline and they told me that if there are pets onboard there probably wont be air condition in the luggage room, wh...
by VigierDJ
11 Jul 2017 15:22
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Guitar transport by airoplane
Replies: 7
Views: 29992

Guitar transport by airoplane

<r><p><QUOTE author="GuitarEnthusiast"><s>[quote="GuitarEnthusiast"]</s></p> <p>As long as it doesn't get dropped from the baggage truck it should be fine.  If you have the shipping box the guitar came in you can put the case in that and the case won't get scratched up.  I once t...
by VigierDJ
11 Jul 2017 15:20
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Guitar transport by airoplane
Replies: 7
Views: 29992

Guitar transport by airoplane

<r><p>Hey!</p> <p>You can check your guitar in its case no problem. I fly with Vigiers all the time and usually check them. It's all good! Especially with our neck systems. The only potential issue is with the mirror pickguards. I have had one or two crack from getting dropped somewhere along t...