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Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
52 years old
September 24, 1965
Male Male
Somewhere in Kentucky

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  1. Epiphone Korina Flying V

    Yesterday, 08:38 AM

    I've had my eye on these for a while but I can't seem to find one anywhere to play it. I have a couple of Gibson V's and I am interested in this guitar for the history aspect of the Flying V, just to have one. I don't want to pay the kind of money Gibson wants for theirs ($4000 and up), since I already have a couple of Gibson V's. How does this one sound and play? I don't mind paying up for a good guitar and I've played quite a few really nice Epiphones in the last few months but not this particular one.

  2. Replacing PCB in my 2017 Standard and 2017 Tribute

    01 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

    Some of you may remember the PCB problem I had in my 2017 Les Paul Standard earlier this year. Everything's fine right now but I'm considering pulling that out, replacing the pots and wiring it, and my 2017 Tribute with the P90's with 50's style wiring. So, I have some questions for some of you who are far more knowledgeable about this than I am. I'll probably have a professional actually perform the work.

    1. What volume and tone pots should I use?
    2. What capacitor should I use?
    3. Will I be able to use my existing pickups in each guitar? I'm very happy with the sound and tone of the pickups through my current amp. The current pickups have the Quick Connect connector to the PCB.

    And, the big question is: How easy is it to go back if I absolutely don't like the sound after the change? Probably easy if I change the pickups out, right?

  3. Guitar weights

    29 September 2017 - 06:57 AM

    Just for fun I bought a small kitchen scale to weigh my guitars and thought I'd share the weight of my guitars. These are all the ones I own at this time.

    2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard Bourbon Burst: 8 lbs 5 oz
    2017 Gibson Les Paul Tribute Goldtop w/P90s: 8 lbs 15 oz
    1981 Gibson "The V": 8 lbs 9 oz
    2007 Gibson Flying V Faded White Three Pickups: 7 lbs 1 oz
    1980 Dixon V: 8 lbs 2 oz (I'm not sure of the year but I bought it in 1983)
    Squier Strat: 7 lbs 9 oz (I don't know the year)
    2015 Oscar Schmidt OC11CE Classical acoustic/electric: 4 lbs 8 oz

    It felt like the Tribute was heavier but I didn't know it was my heaviest guitar. I figured my 81 V with mahogany body and maple top would be heavier, due to all the wood of the V body. I guess having the pot cavity carved out the way it is cut back some weight and it's a little thinner than a Les Paul. I knew my 2007 Faded V was the lightest electric. You can definitely feel the difference.
  4. Bourbon and Beyond Festival

    25 September 2017 - 07:14 AM

    We went to the Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville, KY over the weekend.

    There were a lot more acts that we didn't see but the ones we saw were these:


    Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band.


    Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Nicks.

    Buddy Guy was awesome, as always. He puts on a great show. Kenny Wayne was good. I wasn't real thrilled with Eddie Vedder since it was just him on acoustic and occasionally electric guitar. I would have liked to see him with a band. Steve Miller Band was pretty good

    Paul Rodgers is one of my favorite singers. That guy just can't not be cool. You could tell he really enjoyed being there on stage and was having fun. Joe Bonamassa was good but I don't quite get why he's classified as blues. He was a little blues with a lot of rock, it seems. Stevie Nicks was fantastic as always. She had a bit of a cold or allergies but was still singing away.

    I got a few more pictures but this one's my favorite of the weekend:

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    It was hard to focus to get pictures because of the sun and the pictures at night didn't turn out very well at all. We didn't get up too close because it was VERY crowded. It was definitely a nice way to spend my birthday (yesterday).

    It's going to be an annual event in September.
  5. Competent luthier in the San Jose area?

    13 September 2017 - 06:50 AM

    Does anyone know a competent luthier in the San Jose, CA area?

    I have a friend who's having issues with string breakage. Apparently, he's almost constantly breaking strings, particularly the high E string. He's said his teacher has worked on the bridge and filed it a bit and he's tried numerous strings. I'd like to help him find someone in that area that he can take his guitar to in order to get a second opinion. I don't know the competency level of his teacher.




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    08 Aug 2017 - 05:59
    Thank you, Roach. I appreciate it. I'm always happy to help in any way I can.
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    07 Aug 2017 - 11:40
    MichaelT - Very helpful, friendly, positive and makes this forum a better place by being on it. THANKS!
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