L6-S Fan Club
Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:56 AM
New member here! Definitely an L6-S fan! I owned an L6-S for about 25 years until it got destroyed in a bad divorce.. The good news is that I just purchased the limited edition reissue.. Not exactly the same (i.e. different wiring, different pickups, slightly different head stock) but absolutely the same vibe. When I played it for the first time, it felt like I was holding an old friend.. Very happy with my purchase!
Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:46 PM
Anyhow, it was fun to take a peek and see how it was all wired up in there...there's a lot going on to say the least... I'm not sure I'd know where to begin wiring one of these up from scratch!
I know it's a little late. But I pinned mine down to '78 at http://guitardaterpr...org/gibson.aspx . Just punch in your serial number.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:29 PM
According to the site, it came back as a 70, 71, or 72... they weren't in production 'til '73 so I guess it may be safe to assume it's a '73... I guess I'll never really know for sure.
Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:35 AM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:26 PM
Miss it though, now I"m looking for a mid 70's L6-S Custom, it would be fun to play with the various options. My Deluxe strat has the S1 switching, it requires a cheat sheet to figure out which of the 10 settings you want
2012 Gibson SG Vintage Burst 70's Tribute
2008 Fender American Hardtail Stratocaster (Billy Corgan Artist Series)
2013 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:22 AM
Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:04 PM
Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:38 PM
Since that time I always was interested in buying a used L6S.
Then in 2011 there appeared a remake which was far from the original from the peghead down to pickups and bridge. However, I checked out one in Antique Natural and bought it on May 18th, 2012.
On July 1st, 2012 I finally found a used one and drove 1650 kilometers (about 1000 miles) to buy it. Sadly there are troubles with workmanship since the bushings for the bridge screws are slanted in a different angle, and so the bridge is broken around the screw on the bass side. I tried with spare parts from the USA made in Japan if it might work better, but it didn't help.
Another strange find was that touching of the neck pickup led to loud hum when it was active. I discovered that the neck pickup's plate and cover weren't grounded which I later found on detailed pics on the web on another L6-S, too. I created a dedicated ground connection for the neck pickup.
On June 1st, 2013 I bought the last 2011 L6S Thomann had in stock. It has a Silverburst finish. I just had to have it since my 2011 L6S is one of my favorites for practicing, for the 24 frets as well as for its tonal flexibility.
On both the 2011 L6Ses I rewired the 2nd tone control from between volume pot and output to between six-position selector switch out and volume pot. This makes it much more effective when connecting the guitar to a 1 MegOhms load as I usually do.
I don't own a digital camera, and so I will post pics after returning of the drummer of my band from his vacation.
(The Fates lead the willing and drag those who are unwilling.)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:59 AM
2010 Gibson LP Studio 50's Tribute GT - 2011 Gibson LP Classic Custom AN - 1978 Gibson LP Recording WB - 2011 Gibson L6S SB
2010 Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde (Baja modded)
2013 Fender American Special Stratocaster SG
VOX Wah V845 - Ibanez effects - Zoom MS-50G - Stereo Tremolo Pan - EP Booster - Diablo Plus
Bayus straps (http://bayus.eu)
Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:03 PM
2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard(heritage cherry sunburst)
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard(natural)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Studio(pewter)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Special
1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1997 Gibson SG Special
2002 Gibson Faded Cherry Flying V
1985 Gibson Explorer
1975 Gibson L6-S
2003 Epiphone SG
1999 Fender Standard M.I.M Stratocaster(purple/blue with an upgraded tortoise shell pickguard and tremolo cover)
2004 Fender U.S.A 50th Anniversary Stratocaster(white with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Holy Grail pickups, Fender locking tuners and a crème pearl pickguard and back plate)
2004 Fender Mexican 50th Anniversary Stratocaster (gold and upgraded with Lace Sensor Gold pickups)
2014 Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Stratocaster(sunburst with a maple fingerboard)
Fender U.S.A Highway One Telecaster
1997 Yamaha Pacifica(natural)
2015 Gretsch G5420T Electromatic(Aspen Green)
2015 Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22
Paul Reed Smith SE 245
2005 Silvertone Paul Stanley Sovereign
1990 Ovation Legend 1767 acoustic/electric
2014 Ibanez Artwood AW535CENT
2005 Ibanez Talman acoustic/electric
2014 Fender Standard M.I.M Jazz Bass
1989 Marshall JCM 800 2210 through an 8 ohm 1989 Marshall JCM 800 Lead 1960 Custom Shop cabinet
Marshall JCM 900 4100 through a Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 cabinet
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Blues Junior
Carvin R1000 full stack(bass amp)
Roland Cube 20XL 20 watt
Sabine RT-7000 rack mount tuner
BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer rack mount
Dunlop Original Crybaby wah
Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah
MXR Phase 90 Script
MXR EVH Flanger
MXR Carbon Copy
MXR Black Label Chorus
MXR Smart Gate
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Seymour Duncan Palladium
Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz
BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
BOSS CS-3 Compression Sustainer
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS DN-2 Dyna Drive
BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver
BOSS SD-2 Super Overdrive
BOSS AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS RC-3 Loop Station
Ibanez AW7 Auto Wah
Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine
Snark SN-14 Clip-On Tuner
Sabine pedal tuner
Pedaltrain PT-3 pedal board