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  2. .jay.

    Fake or Not?

    Ok I will check and post pictures, thank you. Just curious as to why the tag would state J45 when it is in no way shape or form a J45. Could a mix up like this have happened in the factory?
  3. First concert I ever went to. I remember he was playin' that fiddle so hard you could see the hairs of his bow flying around as they broke. He was a great guitar player too. I think I'll throw on 'Decade of Hits' on the way home.
  4. I just read Charlie Daniels died from a stroke,bummer always loved playing Long haired country boy.
  5. We lost another music legend today and a great American Patriot today, Charlie Daniels passed away from a stroke reported just now on TV newCharlie and thanks...Now whip that devils a$$ again...
  6. And a big ol happy birthday to mihcmac and bbp... celebrate yourselves a little bit!
  7. My birth year brother, me too. Best year for the camaro.
  8. Are you planning to paint the top or re-stain it? If you are painting it (to a solid color), all you need to do is lightly sand it with 600-800 grit paper, prime and paint. If you want to re-stain it, that's going to be considerably more difficult because ALL of the existing finish has to be removed before the wood can be re-stained. That requires either sanding, or heat-stripping-- either of which could potentially cause irreversible damage to your instrument if you screw up. As pointed out above, the flamed wood you see now is usually only only a few mils thick and if you sand through it, that spot will show up as a dark blotch once you apply stain. If that happens, your options are to either apply a new veneer, or sand the rest of the flame layer off and hope that the grain of whatever wood is underneath looks good enough to stain. Of course, the other option at that point would be to simply paint it a solid color. If you just want to darken the shade of the cherry burst, e.g., to go from the bright red/yellow to something more like tobacco, you can lightly sand off a few mils of the clear finish (don't go all the way through to the color) and use a dark tinted clearcoat to bring the finish back up. It won't look quite as dark as a true tobacco burst, but it will still look quite nice.
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  10. I put a colossi bone saddle in my Gibson Hummingbird....HORRIBLE. It instantly sounded LOUD, unfocused, blurred. It no longer sounded like a Hummingbird..at all. I removed the Colossi bone saddle and put the original tusk saddle back in, same strings.....Wow. ...The beautiful Hummingbird sound was back instantly. The tusk was so much better. Lesson learned.
  11. Be careful with your plans to refinish the top. Some of those tops are not a wood veneer.
  12. A little bit of an aged thread here, but the things the OP complained about is the reason I tried 2 18 Classics out and had dealbreaker issues with each one. I ended up selling the one I kept, even thought he fretwork was absolute garbage bag. Luckily I got it relatively less than MSRP and didn’t take a bath on it. That was the last new USA guitar I will ever buy. I only go Custom Shop these days because those are actually done right for the most part. Oh well, wanted to share the hate haha!
  13. ksdaddy

    Real Gibson?

    It's not a real Gibson.
  14. Be careful what you ask for.
  15. ronnymaes

    Real Gibson?

    Can you tell if this is a real Gibson?
  16. Hard to say from the photos. The best way usually to spot a fake is to remove the trus rod covers, if you see something that looks like a 5/16 nut, you're good. if it looks like an Allen wrench is needed, you've got counterfeits. No USA Gibson made (ever) will use an Allen Wrench for adjusting the truss rod.
  17. Vey nice guitar Jdgm..love the LP by far my favorite electric guitar...I agree this has always been a good forum, hate to see the bickering that is currently taking place here..
  18. He was gonna come to Richmond, Va then well ... you know what happened.
  19. What was the answer?
  20. Very cool - make sure you run the firmware update before u play: Important Firmware Update for Yamaha THR10II Wireless/THR30II Wireless Guitar Amps Yamaha has become aware of four incidents of extreme overheating during charging of the THR-compatible Line 6 products Relay G10T wireless devices. Link
  21. That looks very cool. Looking forward to a review... wireless, battery, guitar, bass, acoustic, everything I could hope for.
  22. this is an old thread that you are replying to If I get the point of your question.. you are asking if Epiphone as a builder has a history that precedes Gibson? if so, yes. Epiphone was it's "own" company when it began in the late 1800s. See this for more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphone
  23. I'm starting an upgrade project for my Epiphone Les Paul, that will include new tuning machines and mechanincs, new humbuchers (alnico III and IV from a boutique) and new paining of the top is it possible to take away the painting from the top for an Epiphone Standard? or is it quite impossible since the top is laminate and covered with propylene? qhat are the best tuning machine from Gibson?
  24. 🙂 Let's not lose our heads. If the world is falling apart, let's lead by example and show the world that we can keep a guitar forum together. Have a good day, all!
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