NeilG1 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:25 am
I always thought a key aspect of Bean sound was that the aluminum neck housed the whole shebang - neck, pickups, bridge, etc, all tied to the same piece of metal. A Kramer style neck is cool, but I bet it won't have the same sound.
You're right but Phred is not in the business of building true replicas. Rather, they build mostly cosmetic copies to a price point.
Interesting how the Electrical Guitar Company puts it in their currently running Reverb listing for their last already-built TB500 replica:
"Only 1 more available, already built so no wait time. There is a company making fake ones with wooden necks? so disappointing, here is the opportunity to get the real thing." https://reverb.com/item/37580888-travis ... 021-1-left
Personally, I don't get why the EGC thinks that, to effectively hawk its TB500 replica at a selling price of $10,500, they need to put down another builder's $789 instrument in this way. If anything, it seems to me the EGC is undercutting themselves by even suggesting they're in competition with Phred. But such is the way of the world.