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by marcwormjim
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 543

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
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Changing vol/tone pots on Vigier Shawn Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 543

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
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Buy and sell forum
Topic: I imagine this gets asked alot...
Replies: 1
Views: 423

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
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Used Vigier
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

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
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Open String Buzz Shawn Lane!! Help
Replies: 8
Views: 5585

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
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Open String Buzz Shawn Lane!! Help
Replies: 8
Views: 5585

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
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?
Replies: 9
Views: 5231

Shawn Lane Signature - Thin Sounding?

More coffee, sir?

by marcwormjim
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Master string action
Replies: 11
Views: 6351

Shawn Lane Master string action

<r><p>Though we still don’t know what the issue is with your guitar, I’ll mention that I’ve settled into using a 10-52 set on my SL. The heavier strings vibrate less-elliptically; and result in less buzz at the low action the flat fingerboard allows. For reference, I use 9-46 sets ...
by marcwormjim
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Vigier tremolo replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3997

Vigier tremolo replacement

Is the arm a Schaller Floyd rose bar with the * collar?

by marcwormjim
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Missing set * for 2011 trem mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1913

Missing set * for 2011 trem mount

Has anyone replaced one of these? They’re the tiny allen screws that are similar in appearance to saddle height screws. One of mine fell out into the void of my living room carpet, and I’d appreciate a link or anecdote about replacing them with something generic.

by marcwormjim
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Vigier vs Ibanez 
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Vigier vs Ibanez 

<r><p><QUOTE author="Yassuo"><s>[quote="Yassuo"]</s>Counter of what is written here, our price is not due to import as our guitars are at the same price in France than in USA but because the way we make them.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE></p> <p>Apologies if my post was taken to suggest what was addressed....
by marcwormjim
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Vigier vs Ibanez 
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Vigier vs Ibanez 

<r><p>I imported one when I lived in CA. I own a Vigier Shawn Lane because there’s no production guitar like it. And while Vigier’s quality is second to none, the blunt truth is that there are many other “super strats“ in the same category available to a California player for...
by marcwormjim
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Custom Order Wait Time
Replies: 16
Views: 33565

Custom Order Wait Time

How dare the Vigier family pass that CITES legislation and tell US Customs to be backed up indefinitely!

by marcwormjim
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Custom Order Wait Time
Replies: 16
Views: 33565

Custom Order Wait Time

<r><p>Were you quoted an <em>estimated</em> completion date, or just a timeframe? Sadly, a lot of custom builders (big and small) expend more effort in telling the customer the wait will be worth it than in either keeping them updated or in being honest up-front about how loose the timeframe is...
by marcwormjim
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Excalibur Ultra Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 27793

Excalibur Ultra Wiring

The site hasn't been working for me the last two days. The Megaswitch E's contacts are laid out specifically to prevent normal strat/RG switching. You'll likely have to purchase a separate switch to have the middle single-coil lead in position-3.

by marcwormjim
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Fixed Tremelo:
Replies: 7
Views: 29491

Shawn Lane Fixed Tremelo:

<r><p>The Vigier trem is essentially a two point strat trem - My SL (as with all others, when new) was set up for dive-only, and within minutes of owning it was set to pull the G up a minor third. It only requires loosing the spring screws and lowering the saddles to compensate for the higher action...
by marcwormjim
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: CShawn Lane Vigier sounds thin? Pickup change?
Replies: 14
Views: 32736

CShawn Lane Vigier sounds thin? Pickup change?

<r><p>My Shawn Lane arrived with the mirror pick guard cracked under one of the screws, as well. It worsened until I had to order a replacement. The next Vigier I buy will have direct-mount pickups, a floyd. and be used off eBay or reverb - That way, I won't feel too bad about replacing the pic...
by marcwormjim
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: CShawn Lane Vigier sounds thin? Pickup change?
Replies: 14
Views: 32736

CShawn Lane Vigier sounds thin? Pickup change?

I forget if the stock pot values are 1meg or 500k on that model, but I'd sugest trying switching out one or both pots for 250s before you change the pups.

by marcwormjim
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Special Edition Guitars 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 28607

Shawn Lane Special Edition Guitars 2013

<r><p>I emailed them. NAMM is currently up in the air for me, but if I make it there I'll give you a tenner for a drink.</p> <p> </p> <p>Edit: Due to the international purchase, my bank is putting a 3-4 business day hold on the payment. Looks like someone gets to buy the guitar out from un...
by marcwormjim
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Special Edition Guitars 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 28607

Shawn Lane Special Edition Guitars 2013

Just let me know when and where I can buy one. If one gets saved for NAMM, I'll buy (or at least drool on) it there.

by marcwormjim
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Buy and sell forum
Topic: Shawn Lane Master for sale   
Replies: 3
Views: 27826

Shawn Lane Master for sale   

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by marcwormjim
Sat May 18, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Does a (worn out) zero fret de-tune the guitar to a degree?
Replies: 3
Views: 27139

Does a (worn out) zero fret de-tune the guitar to a degree?

<r><p>Where there's friction, there's binding that will potentially prevent the string from returning to where we would prefer it rest.</p> <p>Mr. Vigier has ironed out nearly all of the kinks in Leo Fender's original designs - But we still have to succumb to laws of physics, and re-t...
by marcwormjim
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Straplocks
Replies: 15
Views: 31434

Straplocks

It's been over a year, but Gary at Tone-World is a class-act. He let me pick his brain with legal questions concerning import/export and VAT laws that he had no obligation to answer,

by marcwormjim
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Floating Trem
Replies: 2
Views: 27065

Floating Trem

Yup. In fact, the Shawn Lane model(s) are set up at the factory with the trem flush against the body, for pull-down only.

by marcwormjim
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Guitar and bass forum
Topic: Replacement pickguards for SL
Replies: 5
Views: 27982

Replacement pickguards for SL

I found an old post from Ben stating that any Excalibur pickguards will fit the SL. I decided the stock Air Classics (And likely other low-output humbuckers) sounded better on the guitar than single-coils, and so only requested a single replacement pickguard from DJ.