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  1. 4 points
    Jinder may be hesitant to post his video on the forum, but I'm not. Very impressive IMHO!
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    Here's Vader with the catnip -
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    I think I saw one of your films back in the 80s.
  4. 3 points
    Thank you, all! Great advice to get away from Guitar Center. I took the guitar to a veteran tech who had the thing playing like butter in no time. I'm in Seattle, where the weather has been going from cold and rainy to warm, clear sunny skies in three-day blocks since the beginning of September, more or less. I'm hoping that the first two adjustments at GC got the goonies out and that this setup has the guitar in good shape for a spell. It sounds as though I shouldn't be too surprised if there is a little more drama along the way what with being a brand-new and thinner instrument, and a volatile winter season looming. I am lucky that the atmosphere in my jam room is fairly stable. Again, I really appreciate all the advice and I had the BEST time rocking out on this guitar today! Regards, Jon
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    What did I do wrong? During the past 4 years I've spent roughly $10,000 on Gibson guitars. I think I posted pictures of every Gibson I bought - I was making sure what I was buying an authentic Gibson. (they were all used guitars). So, yeah, anyway, about the -2 reputation: Did I offend people or something? I can't imagine what that would have been. =/
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    I think your example looks awesome.! It's happened naturally and by doing so the outcome IMHO is more acceptable. If Peter was to come out and state that his checking happened natural, I would scratch my head, just doesn't look right.
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    They saw that almost all the saddles were wrong and they decided to put a new bridge and do it all over again. The important thing is the guitar has perfect intonation now.
  9. 2 points
    Dude!!! We need to go clubbing!!!
  10. 2 points
    Hello everyone. I don’t have a Gibson yet, but maybe someday. I have several guitars now, including a Epiphone EJ200. I love the tone but I have to do a little fret board leveling on it. I have been playing since grandma taught me G-C and D when I was about 8-10 years old and I’m 72 now. I am still just playing for my own satisfaction and never before a crowd because I just never got good enough. That’s who I am, if we ever talk. Lol
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    Ah, that's a shame. Was listening to 'Feat's Don't Fail Me Now' on Saturday as it happens. Wonderful band with some truly wonderful songs (and wonderful Neon Park sleeve artwork!). R.I.P. Mr Barerre and thanks for all the great music. Pip.
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    I snagged a brand new 2017 335 Studio in the CME blowout of that year (for a fantastic price), and love it. It's got a '57 Classic in the neck and Super '57 in the bridge. Baked maple fretboard, but it sounds great to my ears - nice and snappy. Build quality is superb. Can't say enough good things about it. (It came sans pickguard, so I added one.)
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    Funnily enough I just got a 2002 Les Paul Standard and it is amazing! I’ve had half a dozen LPs and SGs and this 2002 beats the others into the ground, a great instrument and I feel blessed!
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    Thanks Mr N, Yep the beer diet is a goer no matter what! It’s the heat you know...Grin~
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    I retired in July of last year. Retirement is great. I'm still not quite used to not doing anything constructive but still getting paid for it (a pension check on the 1st of the month and a Social Security check on the 3rd Thursday of the month.) And, I've got more money in the bank now than I ever did when I was working. Did I mention that retirement is great? I like the guitar, by the way.
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    hey arcticsg, do you use a special rag or something to use the Meguiar's polish/compound? i dont know much about car products, but once i used a compound on my car and had a red rag that i bought from wal mart from the car department, and the damn thing bleed red hahaha, good thing my car is navy blue and it wasnt that much of a scratch
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    Thank you. These are old pics but same guitar. Yes, you should go get you one! You'll have a friend for life in it. P.S. This is an HD-28V which is a bit warmer sounding and has a stouter neck than the HD-28. Either one will do, though!
  20. 2 points
    Sweet! I wish Gibson would bring back the ES Goldtop Les Paul with Bigsby & P90's......
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  22. 1 point
    Congrats, very nice looking guitar - bet there's some magic in there!
  23. 1 point
    It would be a brave, brave person to take a hemp guitar through the airport! 🤪 BluesKing777.
  24. 1 point
    All mahogany construction. 1953 Retail Price: $35.00
  25. 1 point
    Don't think he said he's looking for another beginner guitar. Just doesn't like the Martin. Maybe he bought one that had issues, or was made in Mexico. They're not all stellar, and he's entitled to his opinion. He's been playing for years, and may realize that low end Martins are equivalent to $300 Epiphones. If a guitar doesn't make you want to play more - most agree it makes sense to move it on and get a different one, look for an upgrade. Like a J45 and an H'bird would be. He might, however, need to challenge his guitar teacher after a couple of years of lessons - to get him to a point where he would feel comfortable sitting in a guitar store and not feeling badly about his playing.
  26. 1 point
    These days many bands use powered speakers and a very small mixer, rather than mixer>power amp> speakers. We do it this way; the powered speakers are 12" which is ok for vocals and harmonica over the drumkit. I wouldn't go smaller than 12". Previously we did it the other way with a power amp and bigger (15") speakers. And it got too loud! These days speakers are so efficient that they have very high wattage ratings - 250w per speaker is very low, most are 600w or much more. LOTS of stuff out there - including a Bose system I think, with which you might be able to use your current Bose speaker. If you want to go 2nd hand there are huge bargains to be had if you keep your eyes open....for instance churches regularly sell off their old p.a gear at a good price. Good luck 🎸
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    I thought about posting a smart come back, lime, "Mason might not be Mason after his voice changes " but I decided to do like Molly, and take the high road... She has had to overcome many obstacles to be Molly, let's just enjoy that.
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    Well done — very creative all around! My compliments to all involved.
  30. 1 point
    Probably a pre-TV. I'm thinking the folks at Bozeman were ramping up to their ideal of a vintage sound and, after they found it, someone in Marketing said - "Let's call it a True Vintage and charge more!".
  31. 1 point
    No, say it ain't so Pip.😲 We need your voice of wisdom and factual info on this forum!!
  32. 1 point
    The Needle And The Spoon - Lynyrd Skynyrd Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
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    Hi everyone, i'm about to exchange my Les Paul Studio 1999 (way too heavy for me) with a 2009 Explorer. The owner of the Explo sent me pictures of the guitar and i noticed this defect on the back side of the keyboard. He told me that you can't feel it by touching, that is not a bump (he informed me about all the others bumps and scratches) and that he never noticed it before taking flash photos for me. It looks like something that involves finish more than a bump (he said that you cant notice it by touching it). Is it wise to exchange my Les Paul for that guitar (if it sounds nice)? Thanks everyone Best regards
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    Definitely surprised too! there is something about the PRS that aesthetically i just CANT, but these ones sound amazing
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    My 2013 Gibson Hummingbird did the same thing within just 6 months. I finally pulled it off all together as it looked horrible. I contacted Fuller for a replacement, they wanted to charge me $150.00 for the new pick guard..I ordered it..and sent it back as it was the exact same defective one as just came off. I decided to experment with the old curled one to solve the problem. Here is what I did: After the HB flubberguard guard is removed you will notice that it looks "curled". That i to say, it is not completely flat when lying on a table top, and this is what caused it to pull up in the first place, the curl. When the plastic was made, it dried to fast..it then curled..gibson then installed it anyway and with glue..it held for a while, then the curl eventually over about 6 month to two years, began to pull up. That is why it happens in my opinion. Your milage may vary. Here is the process below which I used to permanently fix it, using the very same pick guard that was on it. So far, the reinstallation has lasted permanently with no pull up ever again at all. It looks like new if the process is done carefully, and will last for years. Step 1. Remove all the glue on the back side of the HB pickguard with naptha (Lighter fluid)..as well as the top of the guitar. Step 2. When it the pick guard is clean and dry and glue free, lie it upon a flat surface or table, and then use a hair dryer to expose the curled pick guard to heavy heat..enough to semi melt the curl back to flat. You will actually see the pick guard begin to lay flat again "before your eyes" as it is exposed to the hair dryer heat. Carefully aim the hair dryer, set on high at the pick guard, moving the dries air all over the guard evenly, and by pulling the dryer closer and away from the pickguard so as not to liquifiy and deform it. Remember however, that your goal is to actually deform the "curl back to total flat." ..so it can be reinstalled. As you proceed, flip the guard back and forth over a few times, and re- expose it to more heat..making sure not to actually melt it..you just want to get it hot enough that the plastic curl "relaxes flat on to the table," and the HB pickguard is now returned to a permanent flat state. It is the curl that forces the pickguard off eventually as that curl constantly and slowly, pulls itself away from the sticky glue. Step 3. After the Pickguard is flat again..and you will clearly see this happen with the hair dryer as you watch it, and also while the pick guard is still hot but not fire hot....place a HEAVY book on top of it for a day....recheck it..if there is still a little curl left, you must hair dryer it again till it lies totally FLAT on a table top of its own volition. This includes all the pointed corners..they too must lie flat. Step 4. I ordered simple pick guard glue backing from Stewmac, and applied the new glue to the now totally flat HB pick guard and re-applied it to my Hummingbird. .....It never lifted again, not even at the pointed corners, and it has been almost 6 years since I reinstalled it this way. The heat will not deform the pic guard or ruin its color or print in any way, and I got mine pretty darn hot from the hair drier..too hot to touch with your finger. It worked for me, I believe this will solve most of these problems people are experiencing with Gibson flubber guards. Ordering a new one guard and same type picguard will not solve the problem, as it will recur.. They sent me another defective curled one exactly like the one that just came off my guitar. It was then that I put 2+2 together considering the curl and pull up. Here is my old 2013 HB with the same pickguard reinstalled with the above precdure, it was done years ago and has lasted without a trace of further pull up.
  37. 1 point
    Personally I stay away from whammy bars. Rough crowd that hangs out in these joints.😋
  38. 1 point
    Sorry I said fret 24 .. meant harmonics on fret 12 then 5... for the iconic intro...... just woke up having my coffee now.. Note that you will basically get the same harmonics on fret 5 and 17.... All of the harmonic points are fun to mess with a tremolo...
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    Just read my 5 year old zombie response and noticed that I misused the personal pronoun me when I should have said "I" while talking about education. 😊 I am the product of public education in Arkansas in the 1960's. Yes, we used to say "Thank god for Mississippi." They probably misuse pronouns too.
  40. 1 point
    Ya , every guitar from the 70s was a second. They didnt throw away anything then. And who cares what MA has to say about anything. He was a salesman at the time.
  41. 1 point
    If I had pre war Martins and '59 Lesters I could move to Highgate or St. John's Wood and hire proper movers.
  42. 1 point
    I love the 50's style LP Standards, specially the beefier Vintage 50's neck, that does seem to make it a sustain machine.. Hope you have many years of rapture with it..
  43. 1 point
    What he says. You are hitting the A with harder and harder force until you get the buzz. It's a self-fulfilling action. It could be that the A string nut slot is a tiny bit deeper than it should be, but that isn't obvious. I can make any string on most of my guitars buzz if I deflect them enough and then release them.
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    I use regular bore oil, or Music Namad's F-One Fretboard cleaner/oil for the fretboard. For Gibson's nitro finished guitars, I use Naptha to clean and then Meguiars rubbing and polishing compounds to remove scratches and/or polish to a factory new shine. 😉 And I have also heard good things about that "Virtuoso Polish". 🙂
  46. 1 point
    I just bought a Gibson Epiphone today, never been played just as a show piece. Trying to find info on it. Got it for my mom who is learning to play. Any help would be great? Model AJ 15 EB SN# Z99013600
  47. 1 point
    So I'm joking and ridiculing the BluesHawk.... I'm meeting someone tonight about a possible trade for a trans black Epiphone... I'm going to look like Leslie West playing a Ukelele... Monkey humping a tennis ball... What other analogies can you think of?
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    I know how it is when you let one go and start kind of missing it. I sold my 1981 les paul custom several years ago and I have been on a quest ever since to get a guitar I loved as much as that custom I had. I paid $475.00 for it back in 1991 and played it with all of my heart for over 22 years. When I had it I never ever looked or even shopped around for another guitar. Then it happened and I let it go and purchased a 1979 stratocaster. As much as I ever wanted a strat because all of my guitar hero players growing up played a strat, I found that the one I had sucked to be honest. But it was the guitar a honed my skills on with fret leveling and all. I sold it actually for a pretty good profit a few years later. I do not know how many I went through to get where I am now but it has been a bunch and so far I think the firebird I have is actually starting to get real soft on me and I am starting to actually fall in love with it. I have never taken the firebird out of the house and since I made the purchase new, I am the only one who has ever played it. I baby it but I do not play it as much as I should because I want it to stay as pristine as possible. I have a few other guitars I take to a studio sometimes too but I have been having the itch to go out and play gigs again. I know this blueshawk would be real light on the shoulders and back standing on stage with it. That is really I think why I purchased it. There was a guy here locally who had some very nice guitars for sale. I called him up and went over to his house. He had like 25 guitars lined up on one wall and he had about 6 others off to the side that he wanted to sell. Out of the 6 was this blueshawk. It was the first one I had ever saw in person. It struck me as a neat little guitar and was light weight and I been wanting a P90 style guitar too. So I could not resist and picked it up. It played good at his house but the action was a bit high for me. Once I took it home and lowered the strings and put on a new set then adjusted the truss rod, this little blueshawk really came alive. It has a good bite when cranked. I am digging it. If it works out I may gig with it too. I like how the finish has that checking look going on. It seems as though alot of the night hawk and blues hawks do. I guess they kind of skimped on the finish process or maybe it was intentionally done by gibson to have a thin skin so the wood could breath a little.
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    Bender...thanks so very much for your concise reply. That answers a lot of questions and explains why things are they way they are.
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    And one thing to keep in mind is that a guitar that is comfortable to you will be of great value in the learning process. When I started playing long ago I first had a junk acoustic on which I learned absolutely nothing. It was a obstacle to my learning. Then I got some kind of cheap Telecaster copy, it was better but still was a chore to play. When I bought my first REAL guitar, a 1965 Gibson SG Special, I fell in love with it and was a pleasure to play it. Needless to say I started learning faster and easier. So if you find an axe that feels good in your hands and plays well get it. You'll learn quicker and be more into the learning experience.
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