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  1. In Topic:First Gibson - 1993 Les Paul Studio

    Yesterday, 04:39 AM

    View Postmscuil, on 14 November 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

    ...I don't have the trained ear to tell if the pups are great...

    My advice would be not to change any p'ups until you know what sounds/genres the existing ones can and can't handle.

    As the bridge p'up is clearly some Seymour Duncan variant I'm guessing the person who swapped it/them out probably had a pretty good idea of what he/she wanted the guitar to sound like. SD's are generally well-regarded so until such time as you have a far greater understanding of what you want just leave these in. In any case (and as JB sort-of demonstrates) most p'ups can be made to sound good with judicious use of the vol/tone knobs...

    View Postmscuil, on 16 November 2017 - 05:32 PM, said: hardly shows in the photo, but the finish has a lot of swirls and pick marks, I am sure due to it's age. Anyone have a recommendation on a polish that could potentially fill them in?...

    You have to be fairly careful with Gibsons as they use Nitro as a finish instead of Poly.
    Most folks here swear by Virtuoso Cleaner / Polish;

    Nice-looking Studio! With black plastics (and, IMO, a pair of gold p'up covers) it will look even better!
    Play long and in good health!

  2. In Topic:Salvator Mundi

    Yesterday, 04:17 AM

    View Postmerciful-evans, on 16 November 2017 - 09:55 AM, said:

    $450,000,000 burning a hole in my pocket and no Da Vinci pictures left ! :(

    Out of curiosity I had a quick look at the Wiki entry for the work.
    The seller, Russian businessman Dmitri Rybolovlev, bought the painting in 2013 for $127.5m which means that, fees and commissions apart, the thing returned him a rather whopping/impressive/obscene premium of $320,000,000 in just four years...

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  3. In Topic:Buying a 93' Les Paul Standard - Advice appreciated

    16 November 2017 - 06:26 AM

    View PostShagura, on 15 November 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:

    ...The darker fretboard, do you guys think it's ebony?...

    It's just a very dark slab of rosewood.

  4. In Topic:New Les Paul Standard issues

    15 November 2017 - 04:22 PM

    View Postmerciful-evans, on 15 November 2017 - 12:12 PM, said:

    ...No matter what I tried, I could not get a sound out of it that I liked....Then I plugged in a much cheaper LP. Result, wonderful tone immediately. I asked the staff what the pickups were in both. The Standard has BB Pros. The other one had 57 Classics...


  5. In Topic:Chibson's...

    15 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

    I think you might be WAY over-thinking this, Chris.

    Many folks - who are, in general, not players (in the sense that we, here, understand the word) - just want something which looks like a Les Paul and has 'Gibson' on the headstock but at the same time they don't want to part with the neccessary folding to get a real one. It matters not one iota that the guitar will be of piss-poor quality and will play and sound like a POS because they have absolutely no appreciation of build-quality and can't really play guitar anyhow.



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    19 Nov 2014 - 17:45
    Hello I'm new here. I just wanted to say hi..I just subscribed to your YT channel...was just wondering..if that is you playin...LOVE IT......well that is all..have a nice day....oh and btw...your daughter is priceless....she will be great someday......peace
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    25 Oct 2014 - 06:04
    Are we channeling Sean Connery now? <lol> Cheers!
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