Overall, the Yamaha Pacifica PAC112V sounds pretty good, although it’s not great. They had a choice of making an electropop (?!) Haven’t read about those models in ages… and also, are you familiar with the RGZ112P? Cheers, I found a Pacifica 612v at a local guitar shop, in mint condition, for $600. Essentially, though, it’s just a question of getting the right size, which I think is 5mm diameter, but check before you buy. New friend of the site and new Pacifica fan is Tapsa from Sweden. But 904s are even nicer but tend to be expensive and rare secondhand. Is your new Specialcaster with scratchplate inspired by the Revstar? These are great, with the double threading string holes. However, the neck was right and the frets was well preserved. Seen a dude with a HSH strat with rolling mill in neck and bridge and smokestack ll in middle on youtube and I got the visa out straight away. I COULD replace my Pac 112’s with DiMarzios but why would I want to? I imagine the 904 is identical. Tell me about it! Any pickup designed for a Stratocaster will fit, there are millions on ebay. I just don’t like the look of most of them. The taping was perfectly adequate in protecting the board and I’d have no fear about doing it again. Assuming the truss rod is giving the relief you like – ‘a bit’ to ‘none at all’ (my personal preference) – the nut is giving a bit of clearance over the first fret when fretted at the second (used to love Yamaha’s zero fret guitars as this fixes that problem) and the frets are all level, then I go with the expert in Dan Erlewine’s book who says, “lower the strings til they buzz somewhere then raise them till they don’t.” Seems like good advice to me. And as you’ll see if you look at the gallery here, some guitars even had Yamaha spelled wrongly on the headstock. Not sure about value. .? Hello, I would like to share with you my guitars Yamaha Pacifica. I play it through a Mustang l Fender amp downloaded a Roland JC120 from the fender community software and sounds real nice. Build quality amazing .id say the 612 is the more versatile option. I’m glad it worked out for you. Looks like a very expensive custom guitar now. And the nice part is that you can get everything just the way YOU want it. Upon first look, the construction and quality of the instrument are outstanding for the price. They’ll probably get super rich and drive around in them. Pac usa 1 and 2 (Strat and Tele) shapes – average $800-$1000 depending on condition – yours sounds like a USA 2 – no longer made. Im sure the guy who will spray it said it doesnt..? It’s the creamy smooth overdrive that I can’t seem to get but a compressor may be my saviour here. Just standard two wire construction. But after removing the neck and hardware it was obvious that the guitar had never been any other colour. I can get the 102s for around 240â¬ and the 612v for around 270â¬, the price isn’t an issue (but getting both is, sadly). Surf Green spray paint job on body. First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the California session scene where … Â This has always been my least favourite thing about the Pacifica, when sitting down on the sofa, the cable catches on cushions and so on. Just changed the scratchplate on the Specialcaster again! Personally I’d always check the nut by fretting at the third rather than the second, but, as I said, all these come down to personal taste. You haven’t got any pics of the work in progress have you? Especially things like 80’s Aria Pros and so on. Yamaha Tele’s are quite possibly the biggest sleeper guitar ever made. Come to think of it, there is a very hollow, nasal quality to this sound which might be why it’s not fitting into my song anyway. This sensational collection is owned by Kieran Dargan. All these mods were made by well-known local master. Here’s a superb refinish/upgrade job on a 502V from Davy Maguire in Ireland. i have a modded Pac, what’s your email address? Took a bit of fettling to get them beautiful but its all part of bonding with your guitar. But TELES, they’re all the rage. Changing pickups (and pots) is just about the easiest mod you can do. plus shipping if any ones interested. Hi Louis, I measured the nut on my 120 and it’s 41 mm. Again just search ebay for Strat wiring harness or similar. It might be worth a little switching mod to get the neck and bridge on together to get some of the 102’s sound but, of course, for sheer scratchy searing tone, you can’t beat an actual tele style pickup and bridge. Quality in every single one, from the low end to high end. Any pup set is effectively better at one particular tone than another. I particularly like their Gold Top with p90s. I’ve been a fan of Pacificas and your website for years! I am really divided between getting a 102s or a 612v. The configuration is a humbucker bridge pickup and two single-coil pickups. However, that's the main trade-off with the Yammy: they almost never come with a single-coil bridge pickup… Cheers! But generally I find the Fender factory set up specifications are a good starting point. In which case I’m not sure what the trem arm would be if it’s the earlier model with the Yamaha bridge. He does use an Electric Mistress a lot so that’s probably what’s going on there. Send to email@example.com. I’ve done this before with Plasticine. Nothing wrong with my stock tuners mind they rock solid this thing holds tune well…so maybe it not worth touching them.? https://static.bax-shop.es/image/product/226541/663853/3727aba6/450×450/1464162629Yamaha%20Revstar%20RS502T%20Bowden%20Green%20front.JPG, I’m hoping somebody will notice what a fine and deserving human being I am and will simply gift me one. What do we think? There you go, find yourself on here and it might all begin to make sense: If I get 50% near his tone I be happy. FRONT:Pacifica 721 (left), Pacifica 721 with Pacifica 512 loaded pickguard. I’ve posted the Yamaha Pacifica 604W wiring diagram here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75962968/Pacifica%20604W%20Yamaha%20Super%20Switch%20wiring%20diagram.jpg. Plus hundreds of Graphical Designs with choices like Abstract/Pattern, Pin Up Girls, Paisley, Horror, Patriotic/Flags, Naughty But Nice and many, many more. Not sure I’ve ever played a short scale electric. YOu can’t go wrong with Seymour Duncans, of course, or DiMarzios, and they’re more sensibly priced secondhand on Ebay. But get in touch with Guitars Electric, I bet they’ll know what Wilkinson bridge fits the 112. I did this for some replacement nuts here in the UK and the service was excellent…so was the price. Don’t think it’s faux though. my newly purchased second hand guitar needs new frets. Try them out, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain quite honestly. I am a proud owner of a moded Yamaha 112vm. Hand set the pole pieces, If it works for other people it might be a problem with my browser. Other than that, have no more info to help. Is it one like this? I went to the Facebook page to join but they seem to be taking a long time to approve my membership! They are not exact replicas of Les Pauls and they have recently been subtly moving away from the Big Two’s shapes to avoid legal wrangles and, presumably, so that Thomann will still be allowed to sell the real thing. Im a beginner guitar player (started playing about 4 months ago), and I have a Yamaha Pacifica 112J (HSS) and the Fender Mustang 1 V2. I just had a discussion with a vintage guitar trader and he says he can barely give strats away as whole guitars and often finds it better to sell them off as parts. Neill in the UK has been musing on his ideal Pacifica…over to Neil to talk us through…. Dan has a number of great trustworthy videos up on You Tube about all manner of things and he’s never let me down. to the product. Part of me just wanted it for the age thing and slice of pacifica history but the head won over the heart this time and I left it there. IÂ´m hoping to post some pictures of my (soon to be next guitar) here, but first I need your knowledgeable help! I think Ironstone, like Artec and GFS, are all made in China, probably at the same factory! Hi Simon, I always found the stock pickups on the Pacificas (and most Yamahas for that matter) very usable. Thanks again for giving me the confidence to do it! My only real experience of Squier is a model from the mid 90s which is terrible but can't really judge today's models by that. But if you want more variety, get the 612. With the Pacifica ‘telecasters’ you don’t really see any real difference until you go to the Mike Stern 1511. They are in separate housings, held by separate mounting screws, and have separate magnets. Yes, I agree about the colour, but then I think most things look better in black and white, to be honest. I’d have thought these were a surefire investment at that moment before they are ‘discovered’ by some hip young thing. Here’s what he says “When I purchased this Yamaha 120sd, it was originally a natural wood color but quite rough. Even if it were possible to use two tone controls on a Pac with a split bridge pup you’d end up with further complications trying to send the hummer to one tone and the split single to another. Help! Tony. You could, instead do a bit of a reshape and make it into a kind of Telestang. I’d second that. Unless you are the kind of person for whom even separating tea bags is a calamity zone, you CAN do it. You’ll need a push/push rather than a push/pull switch I imagine though? If you want a guitar that sounds more like a Gibson or Tele Deluxe, stick with the 120. Tony, the maker of Ironstone pickups is a great bloke and very helpful on the forum. I will have to club him with it. But you see 102s much more often. Or just get new saddles, eg Graphtec ones? And you can get a pickguard from Guitars ELectric on ebay: HH pickguard, Does poly need a clear top coat..? Guys any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated. Just repeating a similar reply I did earlier, the value of the cap determines both the maximum brightness you can get (tone control fully off) and the maximum treble you can remove (tone control fully on). I’m not sure that the shape is right. Yamaha PAC112J Pacifica Electric Guitar Features: Lightweight alder-body electric that is great for emerging players; Smooth, C-shaped maple neck and rosewood fingerboard is instantly playable; Trio of versatile pickups … nice guitars im selling my strat to get anotherone. I’ve no idea whether a Squier neck would fit if you wanted their more accurate headstock but you’d have to be mad to spend the sort of money those necks are ebaying for. My first instinct is that it might be a counterfeit? The Yamaha Pacifica 112J is a HSS (Humbucker in the bridge, single coil in middle and neck) alder double cutaway bodied, maple bolt-on … I was so angry with myself to have let this one go, but then I … version of either Happy by Pharrell Williams or of Smells Like Teen Spirit. Anyway imagine my surprise when at my guitar guru’s house he shows me a guitar stripped ready for painting and asks me count how many pieces of alder this guitar is made up from . I think I’m right in saying that geologically the Ironstone that pops up in Rutland and the Cotswold stone of the Cotswold area are all part of the same rock seam. Greetings from OLLI Hi, Often put forward as a great beginner guitar (it is) it's also an instrument that will carry you for a long time to come. Like that one, the Pacifica 112J is superbly made. Think the green ones are a bit more but the yellow special you can pick up for Â£300 here https://www.bax-shop.co.uk/products/search?q=revstar. We offer many Styles and Materials to choose from including Pearloid, Tortoise, Sparkle, Acrylic, Mirror/Metal Look, Transparent, Ply and more. Cheers, Here’s the one that will probably fit https://www.guitarselectric.co.uk/product/usa_stratocaster_tremolo_arm_5mm. As for Billet Green (??!!!WTF!!) That ‘slight ding’ is where the ‘D’ has been dented out. So I don’t claim to sell 100% British made pickups. Hi Guys just a quick question I recently purchased my firts Yamaha Pacifica its a Pac 120 and really like the sound I get from the humbuckers but my sight is really on the Pac 102 sx and recently saw one on a local website here in Mexico my question is , in your opinion which is the better guitar should I purchase the 102 sx or just saty with the 120 I like both of them. There’s a great thread here on the Telecaster site where a bloke makes a tele from mdf with a square body and all the tonewood idiots are trying to guess what wood it is!!! I doubt it. I got 2 120, lovely guitars, that I modified a bit. By the way: I made a mistake; the cream coloured Pacifica in the back (in the right) is a Pacifica 521. A bit of buzz here and there isn’t necessarily a big issue either as long as it’s not audible through the amp. As someone who owns four Yamaha teles I’d have to agree. Take it from me! Thanks for the reply by the way . That’s why the Strat is the world’s best-selling guitar. It’s very similar isn’t it! Right guys irongear pickups in and for want of better word wow…was originally getting rolling mill humbucker and smokestack singles but changed order for something hotter so I had pig iron overwound singles and steamhammer humbucker (no problem amending order). I now have around twenty guitars and when my no name tele No. Cheers, Tony. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/77808-new-body-material-build-w-sound-clip.html There’s a pic too, just a slab of mdf with a tele bridge and a GFS pickup. They be brill but I can’t get the old ones out well not all of them. All original parts on it. 3 Ply Guitar Pickguard for Yamaha Pacifica EG 112 Eg112 MINT Green. I don’t find shielding etc much of an issue unless you are under big lights with radio crews etc. I’ve totally replace the pickups and the wiring and everything on this guitar except the tuners and the nut.. (used a water based stain so it couldn’t bleed into the already varnished sides. Even with orthodox bolt-on structure, the Pacifica series has been constructed to respond to various genres and playing styles. Left Handed Guitar Pickguard for Yamaha Pacifica EG 112 3ply White. Thanks. special white plate, Revstar ahoy! Hey, that’s brilliant. The 90s ones are so cheap that I can’t imagine buying a newer one. http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=36&u=13049995. Hi, thanks for coming to the site. I recently bought a Gibson 490T humbucker for the bridge position. Hi there I just purchased a Pac120s and need to replace the nut it is not the original one but don’t know what the dimension of the original one should be any help is greatly appreciated. You can’t really say one is better or worse, they are just different. I haven’t played them either, but I like to think that they have the thin and comfortable necks that most Yamaha strat/tele bodies have. Another reason to visit her more frequently… I also have a PAC311S waiting for me at the post office today. Hi Eba, thanks for visiting my site. Yeah sure we all like to tinker with our gear and that should be encouraged but modding can be expensive and hell can even get in the way of your playing and crafting of your guitar skills.