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Albert Svenddal


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Minneapolis, MN
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 7:28 am    
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 7:46 am    
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Albert,
It looks like Bill has come up with a new idea for attaching the roller nut.
From what I can see, it is screwed directly to the cabinet or is it part of the keyless head?
That should add to the sustain. Very Happy
Erv
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Kenneth Kotsay

 

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Davie/Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 10:33 am    
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I noticed how the undercarriage is very neat & well organized, the front apron inlaid really make your Williams standout, the color is just right, good luck with your new Williams.
Ken
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 10:54 am    
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Very nice, Albert! I'm on a pre-RP Mullen D-12 9+10.

What pickups does yours have?
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John McClung


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Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 10:55 am    
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killing a dupe post...
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Albert Svenddal


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Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 12:12 pm    
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Erv, you are correct. Bill went to a one piece keyless headpiece. I think it does sound better.
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Albert Svenddal


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Minneapolis, MN
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 12:22 pm    
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I am using the Telonics X-12 and really like them for the top neck (E9th universal) but not so much for the bottom neck (extended C-6)
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Roger Crawford


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McDonough, GA USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 12:31 pm    
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Love that color!
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Loren Morehouse

 

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Meadowlands, MN USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 1:05 pm    
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Hi Albert, beautiful rig! We'll have to talk sometime. Enjoy, Loren.
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 2:26 pm    
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Looks like your running a lot of compensators on there Albert - good idea mate :-}
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John Ely

 

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Minneapolis Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 2:54 pm     New Williams D-12
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Sweet rig there, Alberto. Hope to get to see it in person when the virus calms down...
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 3:16 pm    
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Pretty guitar Albert... Congratulations
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John McClung


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Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 5:49 pm    
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Albert can you get a closeup shot of the pushing right lever reversing mechanism and linkage? Looks a little different, but hard to see. Thanks!
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Bobby D. Jones

 

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West Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 6:26 pm    
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One Beautiful guitar. Congratulations.
That is the first roller nut setup I have seen on a Keyless Guitar. From the pictures it is a part of the frame for the keyless tuners. Just like most Key Head guitars.
A lot more work machining the roller groves, And making 2 sets of 12 rollers, But may make a big difference in tone.
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Larry Ball

 

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Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 7:10 pm     Great looking Guitar
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Albert,,, I also have the Telonics X12 on my recently purchased Williams SD12.

I would suggest you give Dave Beaty a call at Telonics and he will help you adjust the pick up on the C6 neck to your desired tone. He helped me on mine.
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James Sission

 

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Sugar Land,Texas USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 7:42 pm    
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Wow. Very nice.
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Cameron Parsons

 

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Angleton, Texas
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 9:01 pm    
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Still totally happy with both of my Williams D-10’s with 9x9!
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Albert Svenddal


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Minneapolis, MN
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 6:48 am    
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John, here you go. Also the sustain is better being one piece. I will post a sound sample soon.

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Robert Parent

 

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Gillette, WY
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 7:38 am    
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That is a very nice looking guitar.....

Robert
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Charley Bond


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Inola, OK, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 8:27 am     Beautiful Guitar & looks like a masterpiece
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I'm an ex engineer, so I like machines. This beauty looks to be very well made. Great Color too, that will surely look good on any stage....

One question, how much does it weigh, in & out of it's case?

Are you using one or two cases...?
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Albert Svenddal


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Minneapolis, MN
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 12:21 pm    
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I have 2 piece case. will check weight.
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 7:06 pm    
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lovely machining there ... thats a classy bit of work indeed !
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Johnny Cox

 

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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 2:36 am    
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Beautiful, Bill does great work.
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Olli Haavisto


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Jarvenpaa,Finland
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 4:31 am    
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Albert,
By E9 Universal, do you mean uni strings (no D) and only the E9 pedals?
Great looking guitar....
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Albert Svenddal


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Minneapolis, MN
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 7:15 am    
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Olli,

The top neck is a 12 string universal tuning but set up as a super extended E9th. I found that the single neck Universal which has the C-6 pedals (played as a B-6) became overcrowded in the undercarriage set up. Thus having the top neck E-9 the changer was less crowded by having all the C-6 changes on the bottom neck. The extra 2 strings on the C-6 allowed me to get the G and the D on top, which you have to choose between the two on a 10 string. I also decided to put a F note on top as well which became very useful and fun. It allows the same chromatic run that is on the E-9.

Top Neck - super extended E-9

1. F#
2. D#
3. G#
4. E
5. B
6. G#
7. F#
8. E
9. B
10. G#
11. E
12. B


Bottom Neck - Extended C-6

1. F
2. D
3. G
4. E
5. C
6. A
7. G
8. E
9. C
10. A
11. F
12. C
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