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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Devin Townsend's new Framus Mayfield Custom

Yesterday I bumped into Devin Townsend at the Soundwave festival and we talked about his new Framus Mayfield from the custom shop, which he's using for Drop C stuff live. It's a really cool guitar, EMGs with DTP logos on them, light-up DTP logo at the 12th fret, Bigsby, etc.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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Re: Devin Townsend's new Framus Mayfield Custom

I like every thing but the Bigsby....
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Aww I love Bigsbys.
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Bigsbys look cool, just don't touch them, or you're out of tune in a heartbeat.
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Re: Devin Townsend's new Framus Mayfield Custom

I have a Bigsby on an Ibanez Talman and it stays in tune just fine if you lube everything up.

Hehe. Lube.

Seriously though, they're high maintenance but not bad enough to make me not want to use it. There are things you can do with a Bigsby that you just can't do with a Floyd or Strat-style bridge.
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I like every thing but the Bigsby....
This !!!
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I too am anti-Bigsby. However, it does look pretty good on the guitar.

Exactly what can a Bigsby do that a Floyd/strat can't?
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Exactly what can a Bigsby do that a Floyd/strat can't?
I have a Bigsby, Floyd and a Strat :mrgreed:

The tone of the Bigsby is a bit different from the others. It's a bit jangly-er, and has an almost Wah-Wah like quality when you use it... hard to explain, but it certainly does.

The feel is way different, but the change in feel of course affects the tone a bit as well. It is much more of a vibrato. I subtle one really, but It can get a decent range (I can dive the G string about a 5th or so). It's kinda like the P90 V. Humbucker kinda thing.
I will sometimes record specifically with a bigsby because of the way I can "get inside a note" different from a floyd.

Ok enough thread derailment.... awesome guitar!!!
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Re: Devin Townsend's new Framus Mayfield Custom

So is Devin done with Peavey now? Before the signature baritone ever hits the market?
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So is Devin done with Peavey now? Before the signature baritone ever hits the market?
He's still using that live for the 7-string stuff.
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Thanks for the reply Frank!!
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Thanks for the info, Petie. I Heart your Heart Guitar blog.
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No prob, D - I live to inform, even if I do ramble a bit
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