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  1. NGD - Les Paul Tribute Goldtop

    09 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

    I went and picked up my guitar today from FedEx. Gibson Les Paul Tribute Goldtop with P90's. Ordered from American Musical. This is right out of the package before being plugged in and played. Review will be coming after setup and time through amps tomorrow. Action is a little higher than usual. Intonation is off a little but easily adjusted. Comes with gig bag and other goodies. Can't wait to hear it plugged in after setup and all. It looks like it has binding but that's the maple top. I love the lighter wood on the neck and back of guitar. Came with pickguard installed and I'll probably be putting a poker chip on it tonight or tomorrow. For more information: https://www.american...-LPTR9017-SGNH3

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  2. Gibson Les Paul Tribute vs Standard

    03 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

    I'm seriously looking at a 2017 Les Paul Tribute T satin Goldtop with P90's. http://www.americanm...-LPTR9017-SGNH3

    Other than the pickups, the top, the finish, lack of binding, and general appearance what are the main differences between the 2017 Standard and Tributes?

    What I'm mainly looking at is the playability of the guitar, not the appearance. It seems to have the same neck as my Standard, 9 hole weight relief, tektoid nut, etc.

    I think they're pretty similar to the Studios, aren't they? What I'm wondering is if this $900 guitar, other than the finish, will be as good as my $2800 guitar as far as the neck, action, hardware, etc.

    And, yeah, I know I have to actually go play one and check it out, and that they're all different, etc. The closest place for me to check one out is Guitar Center and I loathe going there. :) I'm just looking for opinions from people who own or have owned them to see what they think. I think the answer is that they're great, go for it. If I can get the playability I have now into an awesome guitar with P90's, that would just about complete my Gibson collection for me, for now.
  3. Gear question

    25 April 2017 - 07:21 AM

    I'm working on getting together with some musicians to play here locally. I played and toured for a while in the 80's and 90's and back then, I had one amp, a few effects pedals, and multiple guitars. Back then when I changed guitars, I changed the cable physically from one guitar to the other.

    Question 1: I'd like to be able to have 2 or 3 electric guitars hooked up to the same amp but to only play one guitar at a time. Is there a switchbox or board that will allow this? And, does it have a stomp switch to change them or cycle through them?

    Question 2: I'd like to have those same set of guitars go into two different amps. Each amp has one input. I would only need one amp active at a time.

    Question 3: I'd like my Marshall and Randall amps to use the same 4x12 cabinet when I switch between the amps. Is this possible?

    I'd settle just being able to use all three (or 4) guitars into one amp.

  4. Guitar appraisals

    28 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

    I'm hoping someone with some experience has some information for me. I recently had my three Gibsons appraised by a reputable store. The appraisals look good and I'm going to submit them to my insurance company for coverage. How often should appraisals be done? I'm going to ask my insurance agent as well but they may not know the answer so I thought I'd ask here. I was thinking maybe every 5 years or so. What do you guys do?
  5. Leather Guitar Straps

    23 March 2017 - 07:36 AM

    Back in "ye olden days" I had a brown leather Dr. Song guitar strap. It was wide leather and had a really good length to it. It also had a pick pocket on the front/wide end as well. I'm 6'4" so finding a strap that's long enough is a challenge. It was also a thicker strap and had the rough/brushed leather inside so it didn't slide. It also had reinforced leather on the front end, so the leather didn't bow. I loved that strap but over time, wear and tear made it fall apart and it's long gone. Most of the leather straps I'm seeing are thin, not very wide, not very long, smooth on both sides and no reinforcements at the ends. It was fairly wide too, which is definitely a lot better than the thinner ones I've seen in the stores.

    So, all that being said, does anyone know a good place to get such a strap? I'm not opposed to spending money on one or even getting one custom made.


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