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  2. They have made many slightly different versions over the years since it first came out.
  3. Arranging an Epic Southern Rock masterpiece of One Way Out, get to the middle bit between Other Guitar Player and myself on slide but no, we head right into a slightly truncated Call Me The Breeze, which ends right back into the drum break and we finish One Way Out. Like nine minutes of good ol' boy riffage and rusty guy slide playing. It's really hard NOT to slide the OWO part in the CMTB part. Fun stuff, all thanks to our brilliant bass player from somewhere in England, near Manchester, his idea. rct
  4. On the Layla record you hear Dowd slide up the faders when them goofs started jamming and it was a one take romp through Key To The Highway, which they kept. EC was using a Champ turned all the way up and one of the Imagineers ran in and shoved a mic over in front of it. He went into that Champ on a couple others and they kept those parts too but I don't recall what they were. rct
  5. Gibson DOES have a problem with string alignment on lots of USA guitars. If you look at a bunch of new Gibsons side by side, you'll see at least half of them have a problem. It's kind of the main thing you consistently see problems with on new Gibsons. You'll see bridges off center - not lining up with the stop bar and the neck. I, for the life of me, can't understand how they can build these things so inconsistently. Don't they have a straight-edge, lol? Or are all the good chiselers in the C-suite? See what I did there? 😁
  6. Recent, newfound clarity in mic'd recordings has directed me towards some annoying resonances. Not show stopping, but simple enough to fix in the form of loose bridge pins. Mine on the SJ-200 have been loose since day-1. The high-E and B positions drop in way too easily, and have an annoying resonances buzzing thing even when height at the 12th is raised to 5/64th. Compared to the hummingbird, they have that ill-advised tilt back towards the head-stock. Sooo, off to the races. The stock pins measure .2075 - .2090. The taper angle is 3 degrees. My Hummingbird's pins range match. So long story later - it turns out that the .210 size is still far too loose in my SJ. A late Google search that ended up back on this forum and a 7-year old thread revealed someone stating that the bigger sized 2A pins at .220" have been what his recent Gibsons have taken. I try one from my Martin D-41. Darn near perfect. Might have been perfect if not so out of round. I relayed the info back to Mr Colosi and now I have a set of the bigger 2A pins coming my way. The .210 pins I got last week will go into the Hummingbird, which does use that size a lot better than the SJ does. I'll take my biggest new .220 size and try it in a suspect position on the Martin where the pins seats lower than the others. If it's just a faulty pin size issue, I'll end up getting a set for the D-41, too. The funniest thing did happen after installing the new pins on the SJ. Although undersized as they still are, they were .0015 to .0025 bigger than stock, and the E-B positions are .0035 bigger. The resonances were largley reduced from the E-B strings, yes, but the whole guitar seemed different in a tighter, more responsive way. I was not expecting that in the least. I know there is great debate out there about bridge pin changes and tone change/no change. I don't want to start a riot, but there was a change. I've read that undersized pins can cause tone issues, and that is what I'm calling this at this point in time.
  7. They put the tag on crooked! 😮
  8. Great T-shirt. I was a journeyman carpenter for 10 years and can relate. 🔨
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  10. Well done! I like the wine red very much, too. Congrats!
  11. Sensual train Regards, Marcus
  12. wood has its own ideas about how it should be worked 🙃
  13. Met my girlfriends family this morning. We breakfasted together at their hotel. The kids drew me some pictures which I have at home now. Played guitar. Then more family dropped by unexpectedly. Now enjoying coffee. Shortly will walk to my son's house to feed the cats (he & fiance are sking in Austria). Then on to dance classes this evening.
  14. This is true... You can tell because if you do the "conventional" SN decoder for this date range, you will soon find out that there's no 400th+ day of the year. So you have a Centennial Gibson LP. Killer man! Much better score than the broken headstock mess you almost got into. Congratulations and enjoy for many years 😄
  15. I thought I'd lost the cat. Then I got to the gig....
  16. One of my favourite LP finishes. I tried out a similar looking standard 5 years back. Less common but still great looking. I think a Studio version would have suited me better too. Enjoy!
  17. Planting the maple seed, are we? 😉 Congrats on getting the '45 dialed in, Sal. Not only for the buzz(es) kill, but there is an optimal height over the soundhole the strings should have, and you are likely more in that sweet spot.
  18. Time capsule condition on that one. . . the unusual assemblage (to me) of chord shapes in the demo, and waiting for him to put the pick down, had me scrolling up the page to listen to another. Gives an appreciation for the trickier-than-it-looks demos out there.
  19. Here's an epic bump - inspired by this thread, I recently did the same thing with my 2012 Studio 50's Tribute. Not only the faux binding, but the whole back and neck (didn't touch the front). It was great fun. Here's the back before I started: With the paint stripped and wood sanded: After a coat of the mahogany stain I bought at Bunnings: Ready for spraying 2 clear coats all over the guitar (you can see where the maple cap was left unpainted): The finished back: The finished front with the faux binding: Was pretty happy with it for a first effort. 2 things I'd improve if I did it all again would be to round the corner of the faux binding off more to give it "depth" as noted by the original poster, and to spend more time really sanding all the residue of the original coat off - this would give a more pure effect to the new coat, especially around the sides. Here it is in action (with different pickups): https://youtu.be/axWGIQxvqtsv
  20. Like Cars Gibson & Epiphone reserves the right to make changes every model year. Sometimes even sooner. There are so many model variations of Gibsons & Epiphones it's almost impossible to keep up. There are many Books to help. Also the Kelly Blue Book for Guitars helps for those who want to dig deep. From Les Paul to Eric Clapton to Jimmy Page & a whole slew of other Artists there have been creations, cross overs & just about anything imaginable.. All for the sake of keeping us excited about the next new thing or some treasured vintage Guitar to keep us spending our all mighty Dollars..
  21. Thanks Guys! Someone on another forum told me that this guitar is actually a 94 not a 93. He said that Gibsons had a special serial number that year starting with "94" because it was Gibson's 100th Anniversary.
  22. Most of the early Asian built Epiphones information is pretty vague. Japan built the first overseas models without a lot of documentation, a lot of these were not very good but started improving, then Korea, Indonesia and China including Czechoslovakia to name a few. In 2005 Gibson completed the new Epiphone plant in Qingdao China where most the current production is done.. Epiphone History.. More information can be found in the Unofficial Epiphone Wiki...
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