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merman93

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Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« on: April 20, 2013, 01:18:34 PM »

New category needed for pics of FTP equipped guitars?

Here is my Ibanez RG 1550m with FTP installed.



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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 01:29:18 PM »

There is a similar thread over here
http://www.futureguitarnow.com/forum/index.php?topic=1902.0

But I admit telling folks to:
 
"Go to FutureGuitarNow.com for all the  latest news, tips and advice for your TriplePlay Info!"

is like herding cats. ;)

Suggest book mark this
http://www.futureguitarnow.com/forum/index.php?board=91.0


But actually - thanks Merman!

Here is my FTP (at this hour!).
Its currently on a Godin xTSA - had to relocate the bridge PU to make more room for the FTP PU.

How to install Tripleplay on Godin xTSA
1) Unscrew all 4 mounting screws for the stock xTSA Bridge PU

2) Slide the stock xTSA Bridge PU 1/4" towards the Neck - to make room for the FTP PU.

3) Use clear Packing Tape and tape down the stock xTSA Bridge PU

4) Now that there is room, Mount the FTP PU and Controller.
 




ShawnB has the most interesting install to date!

It also serves as a good visual reference for comparing the size of the FTP Controller vs the GK-3.

Also observe the small plastic piece ShawnB fabricated to mount the hex PU's on  - this type "plastic bit" may be required as a "Mounting Shim" on some guitars to create a flat surface to mount the FTP PU.
When the FTP PU straddles half way between your pickguard and half the Guitar's wood body, it may be too wobbly to be properly supported and stay in position.
 


There seems to be a perfect match of FTP mounted on JTV-69


Burr Johnson Signature



Zummooz at FGN
http://www.futureguitarnow.com/forum/index.php?topic=1976.msg16953#msg16953
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 02:05:43 AM »

My Peavey AT200 autotune guitar with Fishman TriplePlay installed
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 01:22:38 PM »

Nice Peavey TPguitarman !!! That is a perfect install.
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 09:01:05 PM »

I'm still waiting for the Godin Session Custom TriplePlay to ship.  :(
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 08:21:07 AM »

Nice Peavey TPguitarman !!! That is a perfect install.

Thank you merman93 for the compliment.... :)
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 08:24:18 AM »

Also Thank you Elantric for the FTP Group Buy... :)
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 02:31:57 PM »

sorry if this has been answered but a quick search did not show, can the ftp be fitted to an acoustic guitar?
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 02:36:57 PM »

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sorry if this has been answered but a quick search did not show, can the ftp be fitted to an acoustic guitar?
I assume it can - use steel strings will help too

But dont complain that you still hear your standard tuned regular guitar strings when applying Alt Tunings to the FTP Synths ;)
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 10:56:31 PM »

thanks for the answer.
I would never complain about that ;)

I use gk3 and vg-99 with acoustic now and was wanting to do something similar, pads washes etc.

I have yet to hear from anyone who actually has installed ftp on steel string acoustic so was wanting to hear if anyone actually had before committing to buying one.

and sorry if this has turned into a bit of a thread hijack but it is sort of related :)
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 07:01:06 AM »

@uspirit....it should work, but the problem to overcome will probably be thr height of the pickup, fitting under the strings. It was for me.
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 06:33:23 PM »

A more detailed pic of the FTP Install on my Ibanez Prestige RG 1550,( left),  and my Ibanez Prestige RGA 121. Due to installation clearance issues, My luthier is fabricating a combo mount and bridge pickup surround for my Les Paul. When completed I will post pics.







I removed a GK 3 from the RGA 121 above, you can see the mount holes. Lots of mounting space on this one.




Actually just enough width clearance on the RG 1550 for the FTP. On both of these high end Ibanez guitars the bridge radius is not adjustable, it matches the fretboard radius of 430 mm. The action can raise or lower, but the radius is constant. When the hex mags are at the minimal distance from the D and G strings, the distance from both E strings is still well within tolerance, and raising the sensitivity slightly evens it all out, but an adjustable radius hex pickup, like the trusty GK 3, would be a welcome update on the next gen Triple Play.

BTW, My luthier shimmed the neck on a stock Strat at his shop to see how it felt, providing the clearance necessary for an FTP install on most Strats. It may not bother anybody else, but it didnt feel right for me, so I'm having the pickguard routed on my Andy Timmons Signature model for the FTP mount to install flush , providing the needed clearance without changing neck angle. This will work on most Strat type guitars with height clearance issues.
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 06:32:24 PM »

My Steinberger Transcale Synapse with TriplePlay.

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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 07:15:21 PM »

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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 07:26:20 AM »

My Steinberger Transcale Synapse with TriplePlay.

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Beautiful Steinberger !!! I see there isn't much room for the controller. How is the overall system?
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2013, 02:24:16 PM »

Schecter Omen 6 (with custom wiring and PU) aka "Triple on one"


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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2013, 02:28:35 PM »

Spider, Very nice !!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2013, 04:28:45 PM »

Spider, Very nice !!!

Thanks. From more then 2 months it is most used guitar at home. This is dangerous because could cause question like "why you don't use this and this and this guitar? what for do you have it? :P
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2013, 02:07:18 AM »

(hopefully I understand how to post pics here)

The stickiness of the pickup mounting pads was no match for my textured pickguard.  Luckily, one of the tune-o-matic brackets [barely] fit the posts of my VM Jag's bridge, and didn't require me to raise it, taboot.
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2013, 02:11:08 AM »

Cool Jaguar!

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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2013, 05:29:17 AM »

I call it Borguar!
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2013, 11:55:42 AM »

 ;D

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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2013, 10:20:07 PM »

Derfc, are those atari invaders waterslides or stickers?  I need something like that to cover up some dings and dents on an offwhite tele body and it's already got this sticker on it...
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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2013, 06:41:21 AM »

Derfc, are those atari invaders waterslides or stickers?  I need something like that to cover up some dings and dents on an offwhite tele body and it's already got this sticker on it...

Neither, actually.  They're vinyl clings sold as 'drink markers' that I found on clearance at Target.  I threw them on the guitar for the heck of it, but they've stayed in place just fine through a couple of gigs already.

Looks like Amazon sells 'em for less than $5:
http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Drink-Markers-Set-6/dp/B007IA2T68

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Re: Show us your Triple Play Guitars
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2013, 09:11:08 PM »

Looks like Amazon sells 'em for less than $5

Thank you, Derfc.  Trigger pulled.

Meanwhile, in the 24th century...
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