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Yesterday, 11:21 AMOk I got respond from Gibson EU support... Shame on you US 😆
They are using BRITE WIRES now if anyone else want to know!
Thanks Van Alen that is good to know. I may be changing strings a little sooner than necessary just to see if there is a change in tone (brightness).
23 March 2017 - 05:48 PMI got a new 2017 LP a couple months ago and there is no way to tell what type of strings came on it. D'Addario does tend to put different colored ball ends on the strings, and the ones that came on my guitar do not have those. I think we pretty much established in another thread that D'Addario does supply Gibson with strings. My owners manual just says "it comes with a set of string designed for Gibsons". That ain't much help. Manual also says the gauage is .10 - .46. (Website info says .09 - 46)
I hadn't thought of it before, but they may be 'Bright Wires' as the sound is very bright on this guitar. I had attributed that to Burstbucker Pro pickups, but the strings may have something to do with it as well. Guess I will find out when it comes time to change strings
21 March 2017 - 12:23 PMMy question is: "Would it subtract from the value of my 2017 Standard T if I put one on it?"
And the next question is: "How do you put them on? Are there instructions somewhere?"
It's not going to subtract any value, as it could always be easily removed if a buyer didn't like it.
There are no instructions, you unscrew the chrome washer, remove it, put the poker chip on, screw the chrome washer back on over it.
21 March 2017 - 12:11 PMWas shopping for a toggle switch plate (poker chip). On Gibson's website there is the "historic" washer for $34.99 plus the least expensive shipping option is another $13+. Scroll down a little there is a another washer (not historic, but still a plastic washer) for $4.99, but you still would pay over $13 to have it shipped. Shop elsewhere and I find the washer at Stew Mac for $1.84 (plus $6.95 to ship).
So it seems there is some excess profit taking when essentially the same item can range from $34.99 down to $1.84. Buyer beware.
Overall I think the biggest culprit is inflation. It is not that a guitar, or a car, or a house is worth 20X more than it was many years ago. It is that the dollar is worth 20X less.
20 March 2017 - 03:42 PMGood luck I hope you get a sweet one - I am sure you will enjoy the tone you get from it. A bone nut is probably a good idea as Gibsons often have some pinging issues particularly with the G string, but perhaps your tech can file the nut that comes with it and save the cost of a new one. I would have him give that a try first as even if you end up returning it for some reason GC won't mind and won't even realize it has been done.