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Every one a Gibsonite!
36 years old
April 19, 1981
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Dorset, UK
Music, Guitars, Songwriting, Making records etc

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  1. Torrefaction...what does it add? Snake oil or magic potion?

    27 September 2017 - 07:20 AM

    Hi all,
    I'm intrigued by torrefaction...baked wood, basically. I gather the baking advances the curing process and dries the tonewoods, causing the sap in the wood to crystallise in the same way as age does in vintage instruments.

    I've not played one of the baked Gibsons, but I recently played a little torrefied Ibanez parlour guitar, modelled after the old Washburns et al from the early 20th century. It was terrific-light, punchy, dry and stacked out with mojo for spooky blues or celtic stuff. Only 300ish too...I was tempted. Having said that, I didn't have a non-torrefied example to compare it with.

    So, my question is, what do YOU think/hear/find that it adds? Does anyone have a baked guitar and a similar non-baked example who can get down to the nitty gritty and describe the tonal variations between the two?

    I'm really interested to hear your thoughts.
  2. Airline damage

    21 September 2017 - 07:12 AM

    Hi all,
    An artist that I tour manage and tech for flew home from Canada a couple of days back, and the airline destroyed his J45, despite it being in a Hiscox Artist Elite hard case. It had exceptionally heavy side-on impact/crush damage which smashed both sides and cracked the top and back.

    Where would you stand on this sort of thing? Generally we have to sign release forms to accept any damage to outsize, overweight or unusual baggage, but this wasn't just a bump-the case was obviously crushed between two pieces of machinery or run over...seems negligent rather than accidental to me.
  3. Martin SP (non Lifespan) 80/20s on SJ200

    20 September 2017 - 05:53 PM

    Hi all,
    I played one of the Sofar Sounds shows this evening with my SJ200 in tow. It's sporting one-gig-old Martin SP 80/20s, and I'll be damned if it's ever sounded better. Just wonderful, warm, woody, articulate and bright yet rumbling and rich. Despite playing SJ200s for well over a decade, I feel like I fell in love with them anew this evening!

    Those strings REALLY suit my SJ200 for my style of playing.
  4. Shadow pickups

    09 August 2017 - 10:36 AM

    Hi All,
    I'm currently in Croatia on some tour management/guitar tech work. The artist I'm TMing/Teching for had some drama when we landed yesterday-the airline lost his J45...we've had a long day trying to track it down but to no avail yet.

    As such, the festival organisers have hired an Epi EJ200CE for us to use. At soundcheck just now, I was literally ASTONISHED at how great this guitar sounded. The artist in question tunes down a whole step, and the Baggs Element in his J45 tends to fart a bit with the downtuned 13s on it, but the EJ200 just sounds warm and huge. It has the Nanoflex/Nanomag blend pickup and is an incredible sounding guitar for the money.

    Has anyone else had good results with Shadow pickups? I have a Nanoflex in my Texan and it's pretty good, especially through my Aura 16.
  5. Sigma Gibson copies...anyone played one?

    06 August 2017 - 01:09 PM

    Hi all,
    I was idly browsing teh interwebz today (as you do) when a google ad popped up advertising the new Sigma copies of classic Gibsons, such as this hair-raisingly litigiousness-friendly rip off of an AJ:


    These are selling in the U.K. For around 550 with Fishman electronics. I'm amazed that Gibson haven't intervened, their SJ200 and L-00 copies are similarly accurate looking.

    Has anyone played one? Are they just generic Pac Rim laminate copies that are all show and no go, or are they any good?



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    29 Oct 2017 - 03:28
    Really happy you are on the forum... you are a bonafide artist to our hacky-ness, and you are a gentleman even more important....
    Kudos. And cheers. Say hi to Billy. I follow you both on twitter, although I’m more of a Wall Street dude.
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    MR GIBS 

    12 Jul 2014 - 01:03
    Hallo Jinder, how are you? Alive & well I hope!
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    09 Aug 2012 - 14:31
    hello dear
    how are you doing, hope your good my name is Alima, i like to be your friend i like your profile, i hope we can be good friends i have a lot to tell you, or you can send me your email or contact me on ( so that we can know more about each other thanks, from Alima.
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    09 Aug 2012 - 03:46
    Hello Jinder - Did you see the 2 Donovan tunes played on the famous J-200 ?
    Just wanted to put that brick where it belongs.
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    20 Feb 2012 - 15:41
    Hey Jinder you did a great job on Hazel County!
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    26 Dec 2011 - 12:14
    I've read your posts and you are very informed. Your comment to the guy who isn't in love with his hummingbird was very interesting. Do you know any similar information on the J 45 custom Rosewood? I love that kind of trivia and love to know it.
    Best regards and Happy Holidays,
    Phillip (Tman)
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