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By request, here's a NGD thread for the Wolfgang that was recently discussed.

I set it up myself as best I could, but I should really take it in to the shop for some professional tlc. Swapped the plain ol' plastic 1-10 volume knob for a chrome knurled one.

Taking some time for me to get used to the Floyd bar again. The pickups in this thing are hot! Don't know what they measure, for what that's worth, but I like the volume rolled back a bit. If I keep it, there may be a swap in her future.

Also included the original QA sign off sheet from '97, which I thought was a nice bonus.

All in all, this thing feels solid - I can see why these are popular workhorse guitars. Great bang for the buck, especially for a US made instrument.

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Nothing wrong with those Peavey's and I don't like those plastic knobs either.
 

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congrats.
what does "special" refer to?
 

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congrats.
what does "special" refer to?
The naming convention on these is weird. The "special" refers to the "base model" - the main differences being single volume as opposed to vol+tone, and slab body vs maple top with binding.
 

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congrats.
what does "special" refer to?
The "special" is basically the "affordable" flat-top model. The Special EXP was a Korean made flat top, but with binding and with lesser quality hardware.

Despite my love for Van Halen, the only Wolfgang I every really bonded with was a Chinese-made EVH Wolfgang special, back when they were still doing the stainless steel vintage frets and a free SKB case with every guitar, after the Japanese-made models, and before the Mexican-made archtop specials. The thing just felt "right." It was on at L&M in Ottawa for $850 used, and I got them down a bit before deciding against it because I had too many guitars (Pfft!).
 

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The naming convention on these is weird. The "special" refers to the "base model" - the main differences being single volume as opposed to vol+tone, and slab body vs maple top with binding.
The "special" is basically the "affordable" flat-top model. The Special EXP was a Korean made flat top, but with binding and with lesser quality hardware.
Thanks guys...it is a little misleading.

I'm going to use that term this Valentines day when I tell my wife we're going someplace "special" for dinner....Mucho Burrito!

She'll be all

but i'll make it work
 
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...and now with those Burtone teles in the classifieds section, I immediately regret my Wolfgang purchase :)
 

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Thanks guys...it is a little misleading.

I'm going to use that term this Valentines day when I tell my wife we're going someplace "special" for dinner....Mucho Burrito!

She'll be all

but i'll make it work
Because nothing says romance like the aftereffects of a cheap burrito.....
 

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Great guitars... my favourite in fact. EVH ran the volume backed off and when he wanted it he went full open. I play my full open most times but I'm always on the volume working it for what it's worth. It's a great volume... good feel and doesn't cut off the top end much.
 
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