NGD: Harley Benton fan-fret baritone 6-string

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  1. NeiloMac

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    Hopefully someone at Thomann comes across this thread and maybe they'll take this feedback on board for future revisions. Considering a Facebook group managed to get a bunch of new HB lefties made, you never know.
     
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    Well you can always choose not to use their pickup selector bus and solder to the switch. It's gonna be tight but that will fit. Just cut the EMG connectors from the pickups on one side, solder the white wire to the pickup and the black wire to ground. Cut an EMG connector wire (switch to volume pot) on one end and solder white to the switch and black to ground. Then connect that wire to the volume pot. Put both red wires from pickup to the battery bus thingy.
     
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    or opt for the way that you have only one volume + pickup selector(who uses tone anyway), remove one pot and use that area that was for the pot for battery
     
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    would that work with the dummy pot still being in there though to plug the hole left?
    Otherwise you have to try and plug the hole which whilst easy on a solid colour guitar like black/white, may be tricky on a flamed maple top. Although this guitar is still very dark so maybe just a black plug would work fine.

    Interesting. ! Ideally though I was going to pair the actives with an EMG RPC knob in the place of tone instead.
     
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    I have a small 5 cent plug on it...or you can put a flat head screw/bolt from the in side and attach the knob to it
     
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    this is a really good idea.
    Can just sacrifice using the tone knob like you say. Like the idea of the bolt/knob combo.
     
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    Yeah it looks pretty nice - I might get myself one for Christmas, depending on the reviews.

    Also worth noting, the description states "tuners: WSC Locking Die-Cast" which might resolve the flimsy tuners issue from the 2017 model?
     
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    Good spot on the tuner info. That would solve some issues for sure.

    Presume we will still have tiny cavities to worry about though.
     
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    It does look like headstock is smaller on the updated model.
     
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    I already have 2 of the old ones, should sell one of them and get the new one as well,

    I wish they had reversed the headstock.
     
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