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Mike Christensen

 

From:
Cook Minnesota
Post  Posted 21 Sep 2022 2:24 pm    
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Had this a couple months already. Great guitar. Has a Sentell Dog Ear style Humbucker. Volume knob pulls up to split the coils, my choice. Bob will also install a lever switch. Chose this pickup looking for more growl than the SS10 and to my ears got it. It is Cherrywood with dark oak stain. I think it came out real nice. Works great with effects. Play it through a TM Blonde Deluxe Reverb and a MXR Carbon Copy,a Hilton VP and am very happy with the TM reverb. I chose the fretboard just because. Turns out it really lights up on a dark stage.Love this guitar. All I need. For now!!! LOL



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Will Houston

 

From:
Tempe, Az
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2022 2:38 pm    
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Nice,love the wood and stain,wish I could hear what that PU sounds like.
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Mike Christensen

 

From:
Cook Minnesota
Post  Posted 23 Sep 2022 10:21 am     melbert
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Not liking what I hear recording with my phone. This is a lapsteel pu. The SS10 is more of a pedal steel pu and works very well. What I wanted and got with the Sentell was more warmth and thickness and some growl,not so clean. Splitting the coils you lose some power but the guitar comes with a volume knob and a tweak on that changes sound drastically. No regrets with this pu.

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Thomas Alexander

 

From:
Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 24 Sep 2022 9:53 am    
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Beautiful guitar Mike!

Do you have any sound samples of the Sentell? I am looking into ordering a Melbert guitar as well but can't seem to find demos of the Sentell dog ear online.
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Mike Christensen

 

From:
Cook Minnesota
Post  Posted 25 Sep 2022 12:55 pm     Sentell
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Thanks Thomas. Don't have a soundtrack presently.
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