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Re: Tubes versus Modeling Caged Death Match

I had an acoustic years ago that, after a fire in my dorm (but on a floor
above mine), was found floating in the water upon my arrival.  From the
point where it'd dried out, it sounded like a sitar, no matter what I did 
it.  I'm sorry now that I abused it Townshend-style back in 1978 during a
er, happening, it'd be fun to fiddle with now.

Isn't there some kind of kapo-style thing one can put on the neck to make
this happen?

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> good point. but there is an inexpensive way to make a sitar-guitar, if
> that is the sound you're after...( and it sounds a lot better than the
> variax..) just get a danelectro doublecut reissue ( i got mine for
> $100) and call jerry jones in nashville and order his sitar bridge
> (about $45) and it's a pretty direct install, you'll need to buy a
> trapeze tailpiece (mine was $8)... so for around $150 and about an hour
> or less of labor i have a great sounding sitar guitar.
> monk
> On Monday, April 28, 2003, at 08:47 PM, mark wrote:
> > So, you're point (I think) is that the clown (or the model) is in the
> > eye of the beholder, eh?  If that is your point, I think I'll agree.
> > I was listening to the Variax's sitar model, and I thought they
> > sounded great, a lot better than any synth sitar I've heard.  However,
> > I've never owned a sitar, or played one, so what I think is a good
> > model, might be a bad model if you're Ravi Shankar.  Since I hate
> > clowns, anyone I see dressed as a clown is close enough to a clown for
> > me to say, it's good enough.  Since I like Sitars, but can't afford a
> > good one or find time to learn and play one, I'd take a Variax or what
> > seems equally as good, the Roland VG-88.  Actually, I'd for sure go
> > with the Roland, as I already have the hex pickup, so that makes it
> > one less thing to have around.