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Alex Lifeson ES-355

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:13 AM

Was doing some surfing and ended-up viewing the old subject Thread http://forum.gibson....ifeson-es-355/. Wondering how many of you (if you're still out there?) still have your Lifeson's? I still have and LOVE mine!

Should've posted this too:

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:13 PM

That is bad a-ss. What is the little switch by the pickguard?
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:17 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 10 September 2018 - 08:13 PM, said:

That is bad a-ss. What is the little switch by the pickguard?


It really is!

That's a bypass for the Varitone switch. When Gibson gave Alex his original in '76, the switch wasn't on the guitar. Alex had it added to bypass the Varitone if he chose to do so.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:04 PM

View PostMidnight Blues, on 12 September 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

It really is!

That's a bypass for the Varitone switch. When Gibson gave Alex his original in '76, the switch wasn't on the guitar. Alex had it added to bypass the Varitone if he chose to do so.


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Got ya. I have a BB King Lucille with a Varitone and positon 1 on mine is bypasses the Varitone, only 2 - 6 go through the circuit.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:06 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 12 September 2018 - 01:04 PM, said:

Got ya. I have a BB King Lucille with a Varitone and positon 1 on mine is bypasses the Varitone, only 2 - 6 go through the circuit.


Hum, I would've never thought that? I would suspect that BB's was that way then? I'd love a Lucille myself!
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:14 PM

View PostMidnight Blues, on 12 September 2018 - 01:06 PM, said:

Hum, I would've never thought that? I would suspect that BB's was that way then? I'd love a Lucille myself!


Yours basically is a BB King with f-holes and the vibrato hardware.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:21 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 12 September 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

Yours basically is a BB King with f-holes and the vibrato hardware.


That is true, however, there are different esthetic differences, not the least of which is the color. Besides, I have four Les Pauls, so what's the matter with having two 355s? LOL!
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