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Pentax plans...

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by SXH, May 24, 2019.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Telecaster body with a left-handed Strat neck? Interesting...
     
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  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    As Manuel would say, Steve, "?Que " :eek: .... :D

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Well, the levitating right-handed guitarist in your first pic has a guitar which has a right-handed Fender Telecaster body (theoretically, it could be a Broadcaster body, but anyone who would butcher a fairly rare vintage Fender deserves a bit of a slap!) which has had the normal neck replaced by a left handed Fender Stratocaster style neck (not necessarily genuine Fender, 3rd party replacements are available) - it has the machine heads below rather than above the head.

    There are several possible reasons for doing this.
    1. It looks cool. :cool:
    2. The original neck got broken and that was the only available replacement.
    3. Some people believe that by making the lower (pitch-wise) strings longer (including the bits behind the nut) improves the tone. But a lefty Tele neck would do that. o_O

    Of course, it could just be a guitar cobbled together from a collection of available spare (3rd party?) parts...

    ETA: Just to add... Fenders use bolt-on necks, so swapping them is quite easy.
     
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  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Ah Ha ... wow, Steve, you know your guitar stuff :eek: ... :)

    Now, I just shoot the people playing them :D

    jack
     
  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I spent a number of my earlier years hanging around with guitarists; sometimes as a roadie, occasionally as a mediocre bassist.

    A couple of people suggested someone should do that to me, in my bass playing days. The fact that they were other members of the band was a bit worrying!
     
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  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D ..... a cool story from the shop last week --

    A wee fellow (8 or 9 yrs) wearing a AC-DC shirt with a newly purchased set of binoculars around his neck. I ask if the binos are for watching
    AC-DC concerts? The kid looks at his dad who laughs and says, maybe,. I ask the wee lad if he likes the band and music, in general, and
    the dad answers that he (the son) is in a musical group and plays guitar :). The son, then looks at his dad with a rather exasperated look and
    says, "Dad, I don't play guitar ........
    .
    .
    .
    .
    ... I play BASS :)

    I ask who his favourite bass player is? No answer. Being in Canada, I ask if he's heard of Geddy Lee? Who? So, I go for a larger audience.
    have you heard of that Paul McCartney fellow? Who? Dad chimes in with, 'oh yeah, he did play bass, didn't he. ;) I ask the wee fellow, have you
    heard of The Beatles and his response is ...
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .... D'uh, of course :D

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    In the early seventies I once had some youngster ask me 'what were the Beatles really like?' :rolleyes:

    Meanwhile, RicohPentax are bring out some fanboy items to celebrate 100 years. But only a couple of mugs so far. And only in Japan.

    One gets the impression they don't care that much about us round-eyes!
     
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Geez, Steve, I didn't even realise that it was Pentax's 100th anniversary :eek: and I just sent an
    email to the Ricoh Imaging Canada marketing person to see if any Pentax 100th stuff might be
    making it across the Pacific?

    Speaking of the Beatles, have you seen the film, Yesterday, ?
    Cheers,

    jack
     
  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Nah, not my thing, though I have heard good reports of it.

    Anyway, Ricoh/Pentax have added a couple of things to their 100th Anniv stuff. Wow! :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Wow, thanks Steve, I'd be really interested in one of those T-Shirts :) ...
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    ,
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    ... the Coming Soon one, that is ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  11. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    The grey squares with 'Coming Soon' are really going to help the business.
     
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  12. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D :D ..... I know, Chester, I know :D

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    And in 2020 there will be a new DSLR in the K, apsc range.

    According to Ricoh, it's in development.


    ETA: and all the 100th Anniversary tat is now listed on that page - they've added a load of T-shirts, a couple of key-fobs, a poster and what appears to be a special hot-shoe cover. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Well, I'll guess, I'll be forced to try survive throughout, at least, a portion of 2020 and, truth be told, I wouldn't mind one of the white T-shirts

    https://ricohimagingstore.com/pentax-100th-t-wt-m-aoco-s1032200.html

    As for the camera, it will be way above my budget but, hopefully, it'll be priced reasonably for the other Pentaxians :)

    Cheers
    Jack
     
  15. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Hmm, just did a quick check. That hot-shoe cover is priced at 5,400 yen. Which is (currently) £40. If it reaches these shores, what will Ricoh UK sell it at?

    No doubt a bit more than the genuine wooden Pen-F 'Decoration Kit'... ;)
     
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  16. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D ..... I suspect, Steve, that you could purchase some wood grain paint for less than £9 and pick up the
    Pentax Hot-Shoe cover ;)

    Cheers,
    Jack
     

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