It comes loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups, a Vintage Soapbar in the neck and a TB-15 Custom 5 bridge humbucker in the bridge with push/pull on the tone knob for Humbucker coil-splitting options. You can genuinely make a relatively cheap Pacifica feel and play like a very expensive custom shop guitar if you take your time and go carefully. I used to think that setting up a guitar was something only highly-experienced luthiers could do. Another good book, which covers trems in some detail, as well as all sorts of other setup and maintenance projects, is the Haynes Electric Guitar Manual. In terms of construction, the neck apes the original: the fingerboard is simply the face of the neck, not an added slab, there’s a rear skunk stripe, and truss-rod adjustment is placed, vintage-style and rather unhandily, at the body end of the neck under the overhang for the 22nd fret. The Yamaha PAC012 is a great beginning instrument for younger, emerging players at an incredible price. Scale Length: 25-1/2" (648.0mm) You really don’t need to press, just let the weight of the beam do the work. It’s got lots of links to tools to buy as well as really clear step by step instructions and clear pictures. Look very carefully at how much gap there is between the string and the FIRST fret. If the gap is too small, you need to tighten the truss rod to put a slight bow into the neck so the middle of the string can vibrate freely. Up for sale is my Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time, Showing slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES} - Best Selling, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}, OEM Yamaha 22834200 Guitar Battery Case Holder for Apx500 APX 10 6a Fg411ce, Tremolo Cover Back Plate for Yamaha Electric Guitar 4ply White Pearl Celluoid, Yamaha WT682400 Resin Guitar Nut White 43x5. The Yamaha Pacifica Series One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. Here’s another video showing a slightly different way to set up your trem. But the one resource I’d now recommend is Sam Deeks, who is a British bloke who started doing setups just three or fours years ago, in his garden shed! $649.99. Watch. Pacs are 12″ so you adjust the top and bottom Es to taste then site the radius gauge over the strings and create a nice curve to match by adjusting all the other saddles. Pacifica - Specs - Electric Guitars - Guitars, Basses & Amps - Musical Instruments - Products - Yamaha - United States With the double cutaway style of body. Initially intended by Lasner and Knapp as a test project, Yamaha Japan chose to produce the instruments. Just look at the specs on the string packet and make some files that are very slightly fatter. The neck of the pacifica is better for me, the flatter radius helps to have no buzzing strings (the CV still have a little buzz on some notes, even after a good set up…). Summary: This versatile Yamaha Pacifica is in excellent used condition, has a beautiful flame maple top on alder body and caramel brown/red finish. His videos are strangely compelling and relaxing too, as you see him do the setups in real time. Unlike the Fender, though, it boasts 22 frets to Fender’s traditional 21. Even easier! Designed to be player focused, the Pacifica range offers sound, feel and versatility ready for any style or stage. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. This is a bit more rough and ready but again, concentrates on getting the trem to move in musical steps. Next set the ‘action’ by adjusting the bridge saddles. You’re looking for a gap of. Solid Agathis Body; Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard; 2 Ceramic, Single-Coil and 1 Ceramic Humbucking Pickups Ending Today at 12:42PM PST 11h 25m. MS isn’t Mike Stern, though, it’s M for maple neck, S for Telecaster shape. The Alder wood body of the electric guitar looks almost unfinished and the c-shaped neck is very similar too. The book here. Custom-wound pickups and high-grade hardware are matched with solid tonewood construction to give this guitar the essence of the Pacifica … Stretch them. View cart for details. Maple and Alder Body, Flame Maple Laminated Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard A killer trio of versatile pickups lets you dial in a variety of tones from clean highs to punchy midrange to low-end growl. It's in mint condition; I bought it brand new a couple months ago and mostly used it for recording and a couple of rehearsals. There are others way to do it. MS isn’t Mike Stern, though, it’s M for maple neck, S for Telecaster shape. How to customise (and ‘relic’) your guitar. Doesn’t cover tremelos at all though which is a bit of a let down for £25. You might prefer a higher action (or indeed lower) depending on your personal style and how you like your guitar to feel. Inspired by those custom-shop guitars, and that original vision, Pacifica 611 is today’s embodiment of the Pacifica concept. If it’s sharp, move it back towards the strap button, Do each string in turn until they’re all intonated perfectly. The Yamaha Pacifica 112 J is a HSS (Humbucker in the bridge, single coil in middle and neck) alder double cutaway bodied, maple bolt-on necked, rosewood fingerboard electric guitar closely (but not too closely) based on the Fender Stratocaster template, and made in Japan. $60.00 shipping. $274.99. Yamaha SC300T, modded and hot-rodded, lefty Pacifica neck, 1980's w/ OHSC. Something went wrong. The quick and easy way to check the slots is to fret. This doesn’t affect the sound or the feel of the guitar in the hand. Stick the sandpaper to the beam and gently slide it up and down the frets til the marker has gone on all of them ie they’re now all of equal height. YAMAHA PACIFICA PAC 012 Vintage 1991 Electric Guitar Neck Indonesian Good Cond. Then you stick frog tape or masking tape between the frets to protect the wood, redo the marker and ‘crown’ each fret with a fretting file to a nice triangular shape (near enough) so the string sits on a thinnish blade of metal. Sometimes it feels like something will break as you try to turn it. The truss rod can be really stiff sometimes. So here’s how to do a set up the way I now do it. The fretboard feels nice and smooth and has a slight curvature at the edges. $45.00 shipping. Go very carefully as too deep a slot is much more a problem. To widen or deepen a nut slot you’ll need to use a file. By no means essential. $71.94. Here’s one with a Pacifica as the guitar he’s working on: Sam Deeks. While you’ve got the trem blocked off, do the rest of the set up. Done. The option we’re reviewing has a single-coil neck and middle pick-up and a humbucker at the bridge. The slots in the nut will be slightly wider than their string so just need to make a set of files that go slightly higher than your string gauges. 6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Laminated Maple Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Root Beer Fretting is excellent from a medium size wire (approx 2.37mm wide x 1.36 high); the ends of the slots are filled, the side edge of the fingerboard is slightly curved, just like an old Fender, not straight like so many low-end guitars. The string should move smoothly through the slot when you tune up, use the trem or bend or note, but not flap about. DOH! But you can go down to 1.2mm or even less on the high E on a Pacifica that has frets in good condition. First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the California session scene where … The Yamaha Pacifica 912J is a made-in-Japan strat like guitar based on the Yamaha Pacifica 912.The Yamaha Pacifica 912J however, has a double locking Floyd Rose like tremolo. So you do all the gauges that cover the strings  you like to use on your various guitars. First you adjust the truss rod so the neck is completely flat, then mark each fret with magic marker along the top. Here are my home-made files.You can see the notches I cut…. The neck feels pretty fast and smooth to the touch. Keep the guitar in tune and just take each string out one by one. It takes inspiration from the look and design of a Fender Stratocaster. You can botch a repair with glue and bits of plastic dust but you really need a new nut. Again, check with your feeler guage after every quarter turn until you get the relief just right. The Yamaha Pacifica 1512CD Cornell Dupree is part of the Yamaha Series and is made in Japan. Pacifica numbering system explained Your Pacifica model number explained. This kind of thing: Levelling beam. If the gap is too big, turn the allen key anti-clockwise to let the neck straighten out a bit. First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the California session scene where versatility, performance and individuality were key. First, if the slots are too high, it’ll be harder to play than it should be and it will go out of tune when you press on the first few frets. You can buy Sam’s setup on iTunes which I’d also heartily recommend. or Best Offer. Like the Pacifica 521, the Yamaha Pacifica 512 features a Total Access Neck Joint and a compound radius neck. He levels his frets with the neck relief fully set up which is a great idea but you’ll need his home-made banana tool to do that! You can block the trem movement with paper or, as here, some plectrums. Vtg Yamaha SG … Second, if the nut slots are too tight and you get ‘pings’ when you tune up, your guitar won’t stay in tune. This is an excellent, bang for the buck, workhorse guitar capable of covering nearly any style. You can also use a radius gauge to help you here. Hard to believe, but trust me. But I bought a cheapo levelling beam off ebay. There are two ways the nut can spoil your guitar. There’s a full tutorial on crowning the frets here on the site, kindly provided by a fellow Pacifica enthusiast: Crowning tips. All totally without bullshit. Video: turn your Pacifica into a mini travel guitar!!! Other features are: Gotoh Vintage Style tuners; SGH 250B (Alnico V) Humbucker in the neck position Pacifica numbering system explained Your Pacifica model number explained. Tune up. The measurements I suggest here are what I use with a set of 10s. $18.00 shipping. FAST 'N FREE. First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the California session scene where … What the Yamaha Pacifica 621 doesn't have is a compound radius neck and the 5 position switch isn't a 4 pole version like on the Pacifica 721. Play the same string at the 12th fret and look at your electronic tuner. But just in case: You use a tuner and match each open string’s note with the note fretted at the 12th fret, the octave. I take no responsibility for your cockups, of course: if you make a mistake and damage yourself or your guitars, it’s not my fault! Stick the correct size allen key into the end of the truss rod (you’ll need to take off the truss rod cover first. Here’s the video that showed me what to do: It’s actually a lot easier than it sounds and, along with the truss rod adjustment is, in my experience, the biggest contributor to a guitar that feels great to play and stays in tune. The Yamaha Pacifica 112VM guitar combines renowned Yamaha build quality and playability with superb tone, and is available in four fashionable colors—including the Gray and Ice Blue finishes. There should be a teeny tiny amount of air,  just enough for a tiny bit of movement. Same principle. Thoug… MS isn’t Mike Stern, though, it’s M for maple neck, S for Telecaster shape. It probably won’t. Pacifica Scratchplates UK dealer selling scratchplates for 112s and 102s; Pics from Yamaha Guitar Development. To cut the nut slots deeper just follow the angle of the strings as they cross the bridge and head for the tuners. $125.00. or Best Offer. Put a set of the strings you normally use on the guitar. Like the Fender the Pacifica has a bolt on neck. Truss rods, nut adjustments, radius gauges all sounded so scary and there are whole books about how to set up your guitar, surely I couldn’t have the skills to properly set up my Pacifica myself? I assume if you’re reading this article, you  know how to do your intonation? The Yamaha Pacifica 1512CD Cornell Dupree signature guitar features an HSH pickup configuration, a light ash bound body and a Maple C shaped neck. The Yamaha Pacifica Series One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. $17.99 shipping. The Yamaha Pacifica 512 is a superstrat made in Taiwan and is similar to the Yamaha Pacifica 521 but has an HSS pickup configuration. You can buy very expensive luthier files that come in every gauge of string, or you can improvise and make your own. First, put a couple of thick towels or similar on your table and lay your beloved Pacifica on them. First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the California session scene where versatility, performance and individuality were key. He now runs a business setting up guitars and even building them. Turn it clockwise to tighten. First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the Californian session scene of the day - where versatility, performance and individuality were key. There are several other vids of him working on Pacificas, 112s, 102s and 604s, for example. Stretch them again until they stay in tune. Then you need some 320 grit sandpaper and a levelling beam — just a long steel block with a very flat edge, or you can use a builder’s spirit level. Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Electric Guitar - Root Beer . Note on tremelos: I’m only going to briefly cover the most basic aspects of setting up a 112 or 604 style trem here. Beyond that, the PAC611VFMX offers the classic Yamaha Pacifica asymmetrical double-cutaway design, with a deeply scooped treble cutaway and generous, comfortable belly and forearm contours. RIghty tighty! Construction: Bolt-on. Then take a big old rough file to them and cut notches in the tops, do four or five at a time otherwise they flap about too much. Just work at the slots until the string is at the right depth and the slot no longer grips the string too tightly. The Yamaha Pacifica 112V has a double-cutaway alder body with a ‘C’ shaped maple bolt-on neck. So if you use 11s (where the thinnest E is .011 of an inch), make a set that goes up to say .052 or something, to cover the fat E slot. I bought some cheap diamond needle files off ebay which are great for bass, but then discovered an even better trick…, You buy a set of feeler gauges, a couple of quid off eBay. Fender’s factory specs suggest an action of 1.6mm at the 22nd fret on all the strings. The key thing is, like me, or maybe you, he started from absolute scratch, teaching himself as he went along, even inventing his own fret levelling tool! The Yamaha Pacifica 112 has a bare-bones approach to fit and finish. Tune up. $195.00. The first versions had a Yamaha RM-Pro II vibrato and later versions had the Yamaha RM-Pro III vibrato. This is matter of personal taste. Put the screws in a glass or small pot so you don’t lose them. The Yamaha Pacifica Series One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. I’ll say again: put the screws in a small pot so you don’t lose them. With a feeler guage in the other hand, measure the gap between the top of fret 8 and the bottom of the string. 25.5"-scale maple neck with 22-fret, 13.78"-radius rosewood fingerboard; Yamaha Alnico P90-style and humbucking pickups, coil-split on push/pull tone pot, 3-way switch; Thru-body-strung 6-saddle hardtail bridge, locking Grover tuners I actually … Just a quarter turn at a time. Inspired by those custom-shop guitars, and that original version, PAC611HFM is today's embodiment of the Pacifica concept. A bit of cord looped under the string makes this easier. Some like their strings really low and almost buzzing into the frets, some like a really high action, especially if they play really hard or play a lot of slide. Yamaha Pacifica 621 1993 Vintage $ … So I can’t recommend him enough. Stretch them again and again. It does have the Total Access Neck Joint and the Yamaha RM Standard tremolo which is an Takeuchi TRS-101 vibrato system. File down very gently, do literally three or four strokes then check the fret 1 measurement. Not what some spotty youth in your local guitar store thinks you should have. (Reminds me the best strats USA i had, very clear sound unplugged). I have no affiliation with him, other than I follow him on Facebook and Youtube. Told you you could learn from my mistakes! Many variants of the Pacifica have been produced since the 1990s, including models styled like the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, twelve string models, carved-top and set-neck versions. The truss rod is, for me, the most important part of the setup and can transform your guitar or bass instantly. The good news is that the humbucker can be split, so you’re pretty much going to get the same kind of sound you’d expect from a traditional single-coil Strat set up. The neck is well shaped, a full-ish 'C' that feels thinner in depth than it actually is. There are endless vids on Youtube about the more mystical and arcane aspects of tremelo adjustment and setup, and setups for Floyd Rose style units etc. Totally wrong, it’s actually dead easy to set up your Pacifica and you can do it to a totally professional standard with just a few tools. The Yamaha Pacifica has a solid wood Agathis Body. Neck: The 112’s bolt-on neck is constructed of solid maple with a subtle satin finish and a rosewood fingerboard, complete with “C”-shaped curvature, which is another obvious nod to the guitar’s Fender counterpart. So you just leave a thin line of marker on the top of each one. Barely Used YAMAHA Pacifica ELECTRIC GUITAR PAC012 Blue/White w/BAG and EXTRAS. Do be careful to use the right size allen key, here, as the screws are quite fragile and you can strip them easily if you’re not careful. It’s a lot easier than people think and you get your guitars exactly as you want them. Beyond that, the PAC611VFMX offers the classic Yamaha Pacifica asymmetrical double-cutaway design, with a deeply scooped treble cutaway and generous, comfortable belly and forearm contours. Personally, I hate trems and just do a Clapton, and block them off and screw them down. One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. Yamaha RGX6125 Electric Guitar Neck w/ Tuners. Check the relief constantly. The Yamaha Pacifica PAC012 is the entry level model, aimed at novice guitarists. 1 product ratings - OEM Yamaha WT682400 Acoustic Guitar Saddle/ Nut for APX500, APX500III, Slide {current_page} of {total_pages} - You May Also Like. With one hand, fret the low E string on a fret close to where the neck joins the body. Then smooth off the rough edges, so the frets’ profiles are more of a circle and less of a triangle, with 600 grit, wire wool and Brasso metal polish. With the looks, feel and versatility of PAC611HFM built in as standard, PAC311H makes real custom-shop vibe more accessible than ever.

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