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 - 03:38 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.
Fender Telecasters: Am Del Ash MN - FMT HH - Nashville Power RW 2 x stock & 1 x N3 Noiseless modded -
Gibson Les Pauls: Std PP 2012 w/ TP-6 - Alex Lifeson Axcess w/ added polarity switch - Std F - Std Q 2011 w/ TP-6 - Trad 2013 w/ TP-6 - Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus
Fender Standard Floyd Rose Stratocasters: RW Vintage Noiseless & Graph Tech LB63 piezo modded - RW Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) & Schaller FR I 370 CR modded - RW N3 Noiseless & Schaller FR I 370 CR modded - MN Plustop: Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) & Graph Tech LB63 piezo modded
Gibson Explorer Government Series II
Gibson SGs: 1978 Std w/ TP-6 - Supra w/ TP-6 - 2 x Frank Zappa "Roxy" w/ Schaller STMC roller bridge
Gibson L6Ses: 1973 Custom w/ TP-6 - 2 x 2011 models w/ TP-6
Ibanez Blazer Bass BL 700 w/ added parallel option - Fender 65 Mustang Bass RI - Gibson SG Std Basses: 2 x - Gibson EB 2013 Basses: 2 x, both EMG TB-HZ modded
countless Levy's MSS3 Tan guitar straps - several pairs of Schaller Strap Security Locks - loads of Gibson Speed Knobs
Optima Chrome strings in different makes, gauges and scales - Dunlop MAXX Grip .73 mm, .88 mm, and Dunlop Jazz III flatpicks - Shubb C1 capodaster
Acoustic 162; Acoustic 112 G with Celestion G12B-150; Acoustic 163 with Celestion G12B-150; Marshall 4210; Behringer V-Amp Pro; Behringer A 500;
2 x Marshall 1912 with EVM 12 L Series II; Schertler JAM 150; Hartke LH-500; Hartke 4.5 B XL
practice amps: Fender Mustang I; Orange Crush 20L; Orange Crush 20LDX; Behringer V-Amp 2
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)
VOX Wah V845 - Ibanez effects - Zoom MS-50G - Stereo Tremolo Pan - EP Booster - Diablo Plus
Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:03 PM
2007 Gibson Les Paul Studio
1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1985 Gibson Explorer
1975 Gibson L6-S
2008 Epiphone Les Paul Standard(upgraded with DiMarzio Super Distortion and Humbucker From Hell pickups)
2003 Epiphone SG
2006 Epiphone Dot Deluxe
2004 Fender U.S.A 50th Anniversary Stratocaster(white 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)
2008 Fender Classic 60's Mexican Stratocaster(Lake Placid Blue)
2007 Squier Telecaster(upgrade with Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups and Fender locking tuners)
2011 ESP M-2(the bolt on one with Seymour Duncan JB/'59 pickups and a maple fingerboard)
2008 ESP/LTD M-1000
2006 ESP/LTD EC-400
2007 Ibanez Prestige RG2610E
2008 Ibanez RG350EX(upgraded with DiMarzio Tone Zone/Fast Track 1/PAF Pro pickups)
2006 Ibanez SZ520(upgraded with Seymour Duncan Blackouts)
2002 Dean '79 Series V
2009 Schecter Hellraiser
1990 Ovation acoustic/electric
2005 Ibanez Talman acoustic/electric
Peavey Triple X 2x12 combo with matching 2x12 cab
Peavey Valve King halfstack
Fender Twin Reverb
Kustom Coupe '36
Roland Cube 20XL 20 watt
Dunlop Original Crybaby wah
Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah
MXR Phase 90 Script
MXR EVH Flanger
MXR Carbon Copy
MXR Black Label Chorus
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS DN-2 Dyna Drive