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  1. In Topic:Les Paul Standard 2007 identification help request

    Today, 12:17 PM

    I think it's chambered if it's a 2007. I can't remember if they went from the 9 holes to chambered in 2005 or 2006. Pip can probably tell you for sure.
  2. In Topic:Strap Locks For V

    Today, 09:40 AM

    I have Schaller straplocks on both of my Flying V's and both of my Les Paul's. The neck screw from the Gibson fit just fine into the Schaller. On the end, I had to use the Schaller screw. It's thinner but not much, and longer, so it screwed further into the wood. It felt secure enough that I didn't feel I needed the toothpick in the hole to secure it on my Les Pauls.

    That being said, I don't remember on my Flying V's. I've slept since then. I think it was different than the Les Pauls and I used the Schaller screws for each. They've been on my 81 V for 25 years or so and still holding up just fine. Check the screws on your V and see if they are the same size or different sizes. I can confirm that at least on the 2017 Les Pauls, they are different sizes but I'm not 100% sure on the V's. The good thing about that is that I have one strap, with Schallers, adjusted for the V's. And, one strap, with Schallers, adjusted for the Les Pauls, since they secure in different locations.

    My only complaint about the Schallers is that they stick out a little further than others. On a V, the strap button is on the heel where the neck meets the body. When playing further up the neck, you have to be wary of that.

    As to your other question about the straps and the finish, I've never kept straps on my guitars while in the case. I've always folded them and kept them in whatever compartment I had in the case. I also don't keep mine on stands when not playing. Cat + 2 kids = potential danger, as well as what the stand might do to the finish. I will put them on a stand if I'm taking a break for a few minutes, but always back in the case when done for the day.

    Also, as a side note, when playing my V's sitting down, I'll usually sit with them and hold the guitar classical style. I put the V part on my right thigh, with the V being on either side. It doesn't slip off and smack other things that way. I play classical guitar as well, so that is a normal position for me and I often even put my Les Pauls like that, with the bottom curve resting on my left leg. Another thing I had to learn about my V's is just how far they stick out from the side of my body. Thankfully my first V in '83 was not a Gibson because I certainly smacked the ends on stuff a few times while getting used to it. I'd be happy to take pictures of the Schallers on my V's when I get home, if that will help you.
  3. In Topic:2017 Standard T wiring pictues?

    Today, 07:22 AM

    I just realized I never posted this. My apologies.

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  4. In Topic:Manchester bombing

    Yesterday, 01:26 PM

    View Postamerican cheez, on 25 May 2017 - 12:55 PM, said:

    i don't understand what anyone possibly being gay has to do with this thread, but i would point out that rob halford is gay, and he is the actual and factual metal god. after that, who can say anything? he IS the metal god, after all. there are darn few people in the world who's level of cool is that high.
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  5. In Topic:Ok.. this ones a bit weird

    Yesterday, 01:23 PM

    Weird. So, paint a Les Paul with a nice flame and sunburst with junk paint, then peel part of it off to make it look like someone was stupid and painted their flamed top Les Paul and did it poorly and it's now wearing off? Sounds silly and looks worse, in my opinion. People do silly stuff all the time and now they're selling them like this. Not my favorite look on a Les Paul.


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