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John Barthelmess

 

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New South Wales, Australia
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 5:21 pm    
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Hi guys,
I am new here. Only just found this forum! I came across this forum while trying to find out some info on a steel I have which is a pacific string master 8 string. Its in great condition and I'll take some photos when I get home but I'm also after a ballpark price on this as I cant find anything like it on the web. Photo from the archive until I can take one at home.


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John Barthelmess

 

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New South Wales, Australia
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 9:52 pm    
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Just got home....... I need to clean some dust off but here it is. The mechanism behind the tuning dials is unreal!! Any info or guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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Jouni Karvonen


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Helsinki, Finland
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 10:10 pm    
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https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=342637&highlight=pacific+string+master
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David Matzenik


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Cairns, on the Coral Sea
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 11:08 pm    
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If the Bakelite cover is in one piece, you are lucky. Be extra careful that it doesn't get dropped on a hard floor. They fall off really easily. The price is what you can get for it. In the US, it would be comparable in quality to an Oahu, not a Rickenbacher. So check those prices and adjust for the Australian market. The main defect is lack of sustain due to the weird nut and bridge arrangement.
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John Barthelmess

 

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New South Wales, Australia
Post  Posted 3 Aug 2020 12:53 am    
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Cheers guys, Yeah the bakelite cover is intact which is good I guess, it does come off a bit easy though. I gave it a run today and it sounds great. the key changes work a treat! Thanks again for the info and the link to the history of it. its a cool piece.
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Paul McEvoy

 

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Baltimore, USA
Post  Posted 3 Aug 2020 5:34 am    
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Does that thing retune the guitar?
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David Matzenik


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Cairns, on the Coral Sea
Post  Posted 3 Aug 2020 1:25 pm    
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Yes, the device re-tunes the guitar from A major to C#m to E major.
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John Barthelmess

 

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New South Wales, Australia
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 9:30 pm    
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Paul McEvoy wrote:
Does that thing retune the guitar?


Yeah it has a pretty neat lisdingbridge on certain strings. I'll take a photo when I get home today.
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David Matzenik


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Cairns, on the Coral Sea
Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 10:28 pm    
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Jouni Karvonen wrote:
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=342637&highlight=pacific+string+master


As Jouni indicated back a couple of posts, you can go to this thread for a complete description.
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John Barthelmess

 

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New South Wales, Australia
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 8:58 pm    
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These pics are for Jeff Ross. Mine does have a number, it’s either 01 or 91 I can’t really tell. It’s also got a couple of drops of areldiite at the end of the cover which keeps the cover from falling off. The pics are of nut and the bridge set up. Let me know if you want any other shots of the set up.



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Jeffrey Ross

 

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Victoria, Australia
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 3:48 am     Pacific String Master 8
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Thanks for the photos John. Your guitar looks to be in very good cosmetic condition. Your head decal is complete, mine is perhaps 50% intact. Your number 91 is engraved wheras David Matzenik’s is stamped. That suggests a serial number rather than a year which David’s 47 could have suggested. If that is the case there could be at least 87 more out there waiting to be discovered.
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