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  1. 5 points
    No worries, this is a routine adjustment that is easily rectified with a slight tweak of the truss rod. If you don't know what that means, then you should search out a reputable guitar repair tech in your area. (try not to call Guitar Center, they rarely have any one that knows what they are doing) This would not be an action that would be considered a warranty claim unless the neck had become twisted or askew. A qualified tech would have to confirm that. Gibson should have shipped a truss rod wrench with the case, if not, then you can get them easily off amazon. (5/16 hex thin wall hex wrench) see This Link You access the truss rod by removing the truss rod cover with the two screws on the up past the nut. We could guide you thru this, but it's really something that you have to see to know what is going on. I bet there's some YouTube vids to explain as well. There are two conditions: Forward Bow, and Back Bow Forward bow the neck will be slightly concave as you sight down the neck from the nut to the bridge. in this case, the middle of the neck creates more distances to the strings making the strings feel high and hard to fret. Back bow would be a slight inclination to be convex, where the middle of the neck would be closer to the stings, this also has a tendency to cause notes in the first 2 frets to cancel out (buzz, or not ring true) To reduce forward bow, the truss rod needs to be tightened (lefty loosey, righty tighty) but you only go in 1/4 to 1/2 turn increments. To reduce back bow, truss rod needs to be loosened, again, never more than 1/2 to 1/4 at a time. The goal is to get the neck as straight as possible, using the strings as a guide, you can easily detect this once you know what to look for. But if this is all greek to you, look for someone who repairs and does guitar setups. This is a very easy thing to take care of
  2. 4 points
    Pictures or it didn't happen.
  3. 4 points
    The BFG.. One of my favourites I once went up to about ten Gibsons in my GAS heyday.. I hated having guitars sitting in a case doing nothing so in the end I went down to four and its been that way for years now.. Mind you I dont play out or record so one could say one is enough. But all four are out in my living room on stands. So when I am not playing them I get almost as much satisfaction just looking at them 🙂 The ultimate functional art. (for a guitarist anyway 😄 )
  4. 4 points
    I like that green telecaster, leave that to me if you die before me. Bro. Buddy old pal, friend o mine.
  5. 4 points
    Was a good man, R.I.P. too bad todays generation doent use this man and MLK as role models as much as they should. I think they would make more progress.
  6. 4 points
    I miss life the way it was before. I’m kind of beginning to think that “before” is not coming back.....at least not until the people who just want to be left alone decide that they have to get involved. Most oF all, I think I’m missing the truth. I’m all over our part of the world everyday. I just don’t see/hear all this anger, fear, and hatred I constantly see/hear being reported on the news. Seems it’s all doom and gloom 24/7. If it’s not COVID19, it’s riots. And next week it will be something else. A non-stop drumbeat.
  7. 4 points
    The rioting is getting way beyond stupid. It hasn't solved anything yet. I don't know how to express myself so I'll throw a brick.
  8. 4 points
    I'm not tired of not physically going to work, but what I'm tired of is no concerts.
  9. 4 points
    I have joined the Gibson family. With thanks to all of you (Jinder, Missouri Picker et al) who have given me brilliant advice on this forum, I pulled the trigger and got a brand new J-50. I went with the 50s reissue. Peach Guitars in Colchester did a superb set-up. I am thrilled with the tone and feel and also with the colour - the top is already far more golden than it can look in photos. I’ve recorded a YouTube video, just using my iPad. Neither that technology nor my (lack of) skill do justice to this instrument, but having yearned for one for years, I’m overjoyed. It’s exceeded expectations.
  10. 4 points
  11. 3 points
    Back in High School Guitar Player magazine had just been launched and I started reading all of Tom Wheeler's articles about Gibsons from days gone by and my drug addled teen-aged mind was permanently warped by the pictures I saw there. I saw an early black Les Paul with P90s and my eyeballs popped out of my head with an audible BOING! noise. Holy Iconic Guitars, Batman!!! I've wanted one ever since. A little over 40 years later here comes a modern day facsimile of sorts. I'm really excited about this one. (don't tell the wife)
  12. 3 points
    My desires for a Gibson Firebird lead me in a different direction, I guess it's fair to say. Firebird I in Silver Mist. Twelve hundred bones. I've been lusting after this one for a long time. 😑
  13. 3 points
    Thanks to everyone, I think I will take it to a pro, I would not want to damage my LP doing it myself.
  14. 3 points
    I've bought myself a Remirez classical guitar as I've decided to re engage with classical after many years. I used to take lessons but when I asked my tutor "how long it would be before I could play Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo", he asked me "at what age did you start playing classical" I told him in my 20's and he replied "never"! I told him "your not really selling this are you mate" and sacked him. I learned the piece myself by ear🙂
  15. 3 points
    just got this . has been in the store for 8 or 9 years. the 1x12 & 2x12 models sold within 2 weeks. no one was dumb enough to buy this one. that's where I come into the story lol. 4x10, sounds great, looks great & so heavy you think it's bolted to the floor. who needs a lower back anyway.
  16. 3 points
    Hey all !! First post here and first Les Paul!! I decided on ( after looking and playing six different LPs) a Traditional Pro V, Satin Wine.After kind of a troublesome set up I think I have it where I want it! What a fantastic sounding and feeling a guitar. What’s your thoughts on this model? And are there any things that I should be looking king out for? Thanks for the opportunity to share here!https://imgur.com/a/IzwG7OA sybo aka Jim
  17. 3 points
    You’ve got a gem right there! That’s a highly desirable 1960 ES -330.
  18. 3 points
    I brought home yesterday the one guitar I have always craved, but never pulled the trigger on; A BC Rich Mockingbird. 😌
  19. 3 points
    Well, heck. Math never was my strong suit. I discovered where I had been hanging guitar number 19, and so the collage has been modified to include the 3 string cigar box guitar that Bob the drummer got me years ago, quite some time before he passed. 😔
  20. 3 points
    I said nothing negative about Mr Lewis. I said I didn't like what Former Pres. Obama did at his eulogy. I and many people think it was in bad taste to turn an mans eulogy into a political rally. You obviously see otherwise. I can fight my own battles and don't need members of the forum to bail me out. How about at your wake we have a used car salesmen come up and try to sell a car? Talk about the mans life and accomplishments and not a political agenda. Its a totally inappropriate time to do so. Can't we leave politics out for just an hour especially at such an event. Its a funeral/wake/eulogy, how do you not see that? Just cause you want to disagree with everything I say. Ringo is still a great drummer. I'm not sure if you were aware?
  21. 3 points
    Two years ago i sold my 1974 Gibson j-50, and after a tough breakup and losing my shirt. i traded to get it back. Could have gotten any other but i wanted this particular one back it had the mojo, it had the magic and though i will wait 3 days to play it (airing it out due to Corona) i couldn't be happier to have it back in my arsenal. It's beat up, it's road worn, but oh the dry/warm tones that come out of this are a strummers paradise. Check my pictures.
  22. 3 points
    Yes, its uncommon now isn't it? I'm fed up with the present notion that truth is a lifestyle choice.
  23. 3 points
    I miss common sense!
  24. 3 points
    Thanks for the replies. Yes Sgt Pepper it is a Jose Remirez, but it's the bottom of their range (I don't think I'm a top of the range guitar player🙂). I think maybe your paying a little for the name, but there you go! I bought the guitar new from an authorised dealer, but the date on the label inside says 2010. I guess the turnover in the classical market isn't that fast. During my youth I wandered up a street in Granada, Spain ( Cuesta de Gomerez ) and found Luthiers on both sides of the street, of course I went into one of them. It's funny because when you go in the guy closes and locks the door behind you. He then asked me which guitar I'd like to try. After a while with me fumbling around with it He took it from me and demonstrated how it should be played and I thought then that I really want to learn this (He couldn't play Smoke on the Water though😀). The guy in the shop was called Francisco Manuel Díaz and his shop counter was also his workbench, it's a really cool place. Also if you wander around the old quarter of Granada during the Siesta you can hear people in their houses playing and dancing flamenco. It's a place you've got to visit
  25. 3 points
    Thought we could use a little Johnny Winter to cool off in this sweltering heat. Here he is playing Suzy Q and rocking out his firebird! Loving the firebird.
  26. 3 points
    mmmm....blue guitars.... rct
  27. 3 points
    It's called a discussion. I don't think guitars should come blue but they do. It's called personal choice.
  28. 3 points
    I guess when you start your own company and make guitars you can put as many or as few pups on your guitars.
  29. 3 points
    Not seen this colour before. It looks really good. Nice one Karloff! 👍
  30. 3 points
    Love those tweed amps. Here's a Tweed Pro variant I'm working on.
  31. 3 points
    My Fairbanks F30 take on a Gibson Roy Smeck arrived safe and sound. Just needed some time for me and the guitar to circle one another and do some sniffing out before I posted about it. Personally, I do not know how you guys who order guitars sight unseen do it. I was a nervous wreck second guessing myself on this one. But I am thinking I was riding with the angels and it may just be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. This guitar was built in 2013 so has been around the block and is not pristine showing a few dings and scratches. Also somebody added a neck strap button and a K & K mini pickup. I did not get the TKL case it originally came with (I got it in a semi-hard-shell case) but found it fits snugly in an old Guild case I had laying around. First impression, Lawdy what a burst. Dale's aniline bursts under a shellac sealer with a final thin nitro clear coat are truly something to see. What I love is you can see the wood grain even though the blackest black at the edge of the burst. Other than that - a red spruce top, Honduran mahogany body and Madagascar rosewood board and bridge. Has a 1 3/4" nut and a 2 3/8" string spread at the bridge. The guitar has un-scalloped red spruce bracing. The back braces are tall and thin but not as delicate as that in my 1932 L1. Where Dale does take liberties is the neck. The carve is what I would call a Mid-Century Modern C having a similar feel to a 1950s Gibson in which he installs a dual action truss rod. OK, sound. The guitar has a good dose of raw power and punch. It has, as best as I can describe it, a dry, crisp fundamental sound. A thunderous bass and lots of high end cut with an overall clarity. Lots of growl when you dig in. I tried taking some photos but they sucked. So I will also throw in some I got from the seller which do a far better job of representing the guitar.
  32. 3 points
    One of the things we did during our exile from society was to get my daughter set up to make recordings for school. Marching band is a flippin' religion around here and she gets graded on it. Anyway, once we are finished muddling our way through a bunch of house renovations we undertook to occupy ourselves (meaning not only time but no splinters, squished fingers and such) I should be able to get to doing some sound bites of the Fairbanks, L1, L3 and the J50.
  33. 3 points
    Howdy Folks!!! I hope all of you have been staying safe and all that jazz. I picked up two more guitars last week and they're both great little axes. I have a quick question about distance jamming: One of my best friends was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and he's been going through some serious chemotherapy over the last few months and he's starting to feel much better since the diagnosis. Well he wants to come over and jam with me and he likes playing my guitar and just jamming with people in general. I have a large enough jamming room 1200 square feet with a drum-set , full blown PA and everything setup and ready to plug in. The main concern is making sure the guitars he's going to play is wiped down with disinfectant wipe, and I want to make sure it doesn't hurt the finish. Or should I polish the guitars with the Gibson stuff 72 hours ahead? We will all be wearing masks to make sure he's protected.
  34. 3 points
    I always thought that G major was a pretty durable chord 😄
  35. 3 points
    A copy is a copy. A trademark/service mark is a trademark/service mark. The guy should design his own guitars, he wouldn't have to worry about this stuff. rct
  36. 3 points
    I cant believe nobody has posted this one:
  37. 2 points
    Thanks everybody! It was great hearing from you guys. I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on this thing. Here’s another pic from Wildwood while we wait
  38. 2 points
    Whatever the spec is for that neck and those strings, full set of strings, a feeler gauge at the 8th fret with capo at first and your finger at 20th. Adjust truss until the feeler slides under and just touches the fret and the fat E string. Done. rct
  39. 2 points
    Folks, Check out Kravitz on the bird : JC
  40. 2 points
    You are clearly a fine upstanding individual who knows when to say no. Also, I'd be willing to house some guitars for you.... you know... just trying to help. I'm a helper. I'm helping 🙂
  41. 2 points
    Consider the Alternative! 6 Feet under? Lol
  42. 2 points
    I guess my counting is off too, because I don't count my acoustic or my bass or my Ric lap-steel.
  43. 2 points
    the ebony board would interest me v much if the pickup was at the neck position.
  44. 2 points
    Repeat this a few times: "Rise up lights" "Rise up lights" "Rise up lights" Congratulations, now you know how to say "razor blades" with an Australian accent.
  45. 2 points
    60 Seconds To What.... & The Good The Bad and The Ugly theme performed by The Spaghetti Western Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall in 2011
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Remember, Only Female mosquitoes bite. They need the blood to produce their eggs. Males they say only feed on Nectar. Worst getting bit from dusk to dawn. I would imagine that you get those huge ones that resymble dragon flies up in Minnesota? Haha. Get yourself a Judge and shoot them with birdshot.
  48. 2 points
    Whatever. Again I disagree. I have a Epiphone Custom wine red Riviera P93 coming, if it ever gets here. With 3 P90's in it. I've had many compliments on it by other guys at the store when I ordered it who can't wait to see it when it arrives. I've seen people driving cars I wouldn't be caught dead in, Lol.
  49. 2 points
    Since I bought the DSL 40C, yesterday, I went ahead and listed one of my amps (a big ol' Marshall Mosfet 100W 2x12 Reverb Twin) for sale on a bunch of local facebook sale pages, as I have so much gear, I'm pretty much at "one in, one out" territory. To my surprise, I have a potential buyer coming out tomorrow to look at it! When people respond to a sale listing via fb, I always do a quick cyber-stalk just to see who I'm dealing with. This is a young kid, in his 20s. To my surprise, on his facebook page he is wearing a Crass shirt (they were a UK anarcho-punk band back in the late '70s/early '80s). Crass are far from my favorite band, as they're a lot more arty/Situationist than I prefer, but the idea that the Mosfet Marshall could be going from an old punk rocker to a young punk rocker (with an appreciation for music made before he was born) I have to admit is appealing to me. Meanwhile, since the Mosfet 2x12 could be gone by this time tomorrow, I thought I'd take a ridiculous "Marshall stack" pic with all 5 combos I own. So I did. 😉 👍
  50. 2 points
    Lately wireless transmitters/receivers are available, as technology gets better. But as always, beware of the cheap stuff. The most important factor to watch when buying is LATENCY, measured in milli-seconds (thousandths of a second). The greater this number, the more time it takes for the signal you play to be heard on the amp side. This delay is inherent to the functioning of the electronics chips in the units, not the distance to the amp. The Line6 G10 are OK with a declared delay of 2.9 milli-seconds, more expensive models have this number at 1.5 milli-seconds, which is even better. There are makers of cheaper models on the market, with a delay of like 12 milliseconds, which in my view is too much. One might sometimes notice a slight delay when playing, which can be annoying. So, when buying, always watch for LATENCY in the specifications - SMALLER IS BETTER.
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