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I want one, but what is this whole varitone switch thingy all about?
I really want a 345 becuase it's what Ryan Adams has. Also I reckon bunging £3000 at one of them is a better investment than sticking it in the bank.
and there's plenty or really nice japanese (tokai i think?) copies about if you want to save a bit of money. if it's an investment though go for the gibson
Tokai is a beauty. But not a 345, a 335. And that isn't what Ryan plays
[fetch the gun]
The Varitone circuitry featured a six-position switch that adds capacitors of different value to the circuit. The capacitors act as a notch filter, such that each position on the switch shifts the center of the notch from higher to lower frequencies.
So - a bit like moving a wah-wah to a certain position and leaving it there?
I am honing in on a couple of guitars, as a credit crunch ignoring investment. Going to start trying them soon, but a walnut 345 is on the cards....
SGs are the daddys