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  1. Sweetwater Sale on LP Trad Pro

    20 November 2017 - 04:16 PM

    Sweetwater announced Black Friday sale today. Offering Wine Red or Heritage Cherry Sunburst Traditional Pro LP for a great price of $1598. Mahogany/Maple body, Rosewood board, Burstbucker 1 & 2 pups, push/pulls for coil split and boost, locking Grover tuners.

    They do a thorough check of all guitars they sell, so they will be in top condition, and they ship for free so I think these are a great deal.

    If I hadn't bought a new Standard at the beginning of the year I know I'd be jumping on one of these.
  2. Sweetwater Sale on LP Trad Pro

    20 November 2017 - 04:10 PM

    Sweetwater announced Black Friday sale today. Offering Wine Red, or Heritage Cherry Sunburst Traditional Pro LP for a great price of $1598 if anyone is in the market. Non weight relieved, Burstbucker 1 & 2 pups, Grover locking tuners, Rosewood Board, push/pull coil split and boost.

    Sweetwater always does a thorough inspection of any guitars they sell, so will be in top condition and they ship for free so I think these are a great deal.
  3. Do Your Strings line up with your Pole Piece Screws?

    15 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

    I stumbled across a youtube vid with Joe Walsh talking about a Carvin guitar he had made. He pointed out that all the strings ran right over the center of the pole pieces on the pickups and mentioned that a lot of manufacturers don't bother to check that and put the pickups a little off center. Pretty sure if Joe ordered a custom guitar from anyone they would be pretty picky about the build hoping he would love and endorse it, whereas the rest of us buying production line guitars get what we get.

    So I thought I would take a look at my guitars and see how they lined up. $300 Tele low E,A,D,G line up pretty good, B and high E pretty far off. LP Standard Bridge pickup all good - Neck middle four strings good, low and high Es pretty far off. LP Lite Bridge pup good except high E, Neck middle four good, both Es off center.

    Now to the expensive stuff: CS 356 Neck pup low E and A off, other four good. Bridge pup low E,A,D good other 3 strings pretty far off. And lastly an L-5 that I paid almost $10K for, both neck and bridge pups, all six strings way off. However since that guitar has a floating bridge I can probably loosen the strings, budge the bridge over a little and they will all be pretty close.

    One thing I noticed is that most often the low E is off center. My bridges are all a little higher on that side because the string is thicker so to get correct string height and distance from bottom of string to pole piece I have to raise the bridge on the bass side higher than the treble side. Might be able to center the string better over that pole by lowering bridge and the pickup on that side, but may cause a problem with string height off fingerboard? Something I have overlooked for years in doing my own set-ups.

    So wondering if anyone else ever looked at this as a quality check and most importantly if you think it makes much difference tone/soundwise?
  4. CS 356 Back In Production

    29 July 2017 - 04:51 PM

    Good to see Custom Shop has put the 356 back into production.

    http://images.gibson...AIN_HERO_01.jpg

    Looks like they are doing Vintage Sunburst, Cherry and Ebony to start. [thumbup] [thumbup]
  5. Actual '59 Burst

    22 July 2017 - 05:57 PM

    Here's one that one of you chaps from London should pick up - if you have an extra quarter of million dollars laying around.


    https://reverb.com/i...tric-Gibson(BSC)&utm_term=1101012293643&utm_content=Shop-Electric-Gibson

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