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    Does anybody know what kind of wood an 85' & 86' Baretta were made of and what type of pickups were on them?

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    I believe they were all basswood bodies. The pickup I think were symours

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    Would you know what type of seymours?Thanks!

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    Well, I know the Baretta had a JB model(Jeff Beck model), but as far as the other guitars, I can't quite remember. I'm thinking that the Pacer line had either Duncan Distortions or '57s in them. I'm not sure though. I think the only American Kramer at the time that didn't use Duncans were the Ripley Stereo models, and those had special made Bartolini pickups in them. (I've GOT to have one of those)

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    95% of the Kramer Baretta Bodies were made out of Northern Big Leaf Maple. They were very hard and heavy. Eddie liked it's feel. The production models had a Seymour Duncan '59 pickup in them. Eddie on the other hand had his '59's turned a few hundred extra turns. They were going to make it a signature pickups. For some reason the deal fell through and the pickup was dubbed the "Seymour Duncan Custom" Same pickup with a few extra turns. Just for a bit more of a bite.

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    Barettas didn't have 59's in them. Only Eddie's guitar did, and his isn't really a Baretta. I guarantee you that Barettas had JB model pickups in them.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TopJimmy:
    95% of the Kramer Baretta Bodies were made out of Northern Big Leaf Maple.
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    Are you sure? Maple is pretty bright, (and expensive). I'm sure i remember Ed talking as=about basswood, he says it tonaly rich, but cheap to buy!



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    I never got a hold of an original Baretta. I could be wrong. I know that the '59's were in most. I guess they were modified. I just checked in on some info on the guitars. I stand corrected. The bodies were NOT Maple they were orginaly maple (the prototype's) the bodies were Basswood. http://www.edromanguitars.com/kitgtr.htm is a great place for Baretta kits. I've built 3 of them for friends. I guess I do the more "Eddie" version of the guitar. My fault and I appolagies. I will be ordering a MAPLE Baretta body from guitarbody.com I'll keep you tuned in on that.

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    Thanks Guys!
    I was originally told by a wood worker that it was maple because of the grain and the weight of the wood. How heavy is basswood?, I believe this is heavier than most Les Pauls.As for my pickup, the original has long since gone. BTW, I find that the sound is a little brighter to my surprise!

 

 

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