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  1. 2 points
    My uncles were in during WW2..my father was in Korea, I was lucky and never had to be in during any conflict or war. I am very grateful for that generation...They were the greatest.
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    The Greatest Generation... We could learn a lot from them. We'd better - before it's too late. My father was a SSgt. USA. Visited virtually every country west of Germany, and then Germany. Talked a little about an estate they bivouaced in while in England. He couldn't get over the fact the heating system consisted only of fireplaces five men could fit in standing up. He mentioned once and very briefly that they were bombed and someone in his tent was killed. One uncle was shot down and a POW, lost an eye. The other uncle was apparently in very heavy fighting, also Europe. He drank a lot. None of them ever talked about it - though they may have amongst themselves. And, one Uncle went to Saipan as a Pvt. and died there. My mother never really 'got over it'. I am unable to adequately express my love and admiration for that generation. Words are inadequate.
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    Bingo. All of mine hang on the wall unless they are traveling. I even will put them in my truck WITHOUT being cased and take them to the cabin. GASP ! It's only a few miles. Mine have ZERO value anyhow because THEY'RE NOT FOR SALE ! What you need to do is go ahead and whack it with something. You know, a phone, broom handle, something tough. Maybe smack it on the door frame passing through a room. Knock off some of that re-sale value. Then you can just keep it an enjoy it forever.
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    After buying, and selling, way, way, way, too many different Gibby's of just about every model, I sold the last one I had about four months ago. Can't even remember which one it was. Always admired every one I owned for their appearance and sound. And when I say just about every model, I mean just about every model, sometimes multiple tries at the same model of different variations.....15, 35, 45, Dove, Hummingbird, 185, 150, 200; some "regular", some vintage reissues. If you really want to be bored, check out some of my old posts. Anyway, spotted this '97 J200 on my local CL and went to check it out a week or so ago. The guitar looked like it had just come out of Bozeman, the only mark(s) on it was a very, very slight rubbing of the etching on the pickguard. Price was, IMO, very good, so I bought it. I've learned not to say it's a keeper any more (right, Sal?), but it's here for now. Just love the booming low E on it. I know, pics or it didn't happen, I'll work on it if I remember how to post them..... Good to be back.....
  5. 1 point
    +1 for everything you said. As far as weight relief goes Gibson has never, to the best of my knowledge, officially mentioned one particular date when W-R was introduced but from the data posted by owners it would appear that autumn 1982 is a good datum. Pip.
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    The “traditional” or 9-hole weight relief were in some recent years used in the LP Classic and in 2016-2017 on the LP Traditional. The chamber is usually associated with the 2008 models. In the 50s they used solid bodies, no weight relief. The weight relief is suspected to be a result from sustainable wood production. In particular the fast grown trees in sustainable growth lended themselves to much heavier timbers. That’s when you got to the 14lbs ballpark. Gibson then started experimenting with weight relief to compensate for the heavier timbers. I want to say that started sometime in the 80s, but I’m not sure. Hopefully someone can chime in with the info of when Gibson started weight relieving the LPs. One of the original weight relief solutions was the 9-hole weight relief, hence sometimes referred to traditional. I believe that with the current lineup, Gibson USA is using the lighter blanks on the non-weight relieved standards, and the heavier ones on other models. For instance, you’ll often find the LP Classic, which has a 9-hole weight relief, in the same weight range as new Standards, which do not have weight relief. The LP Modern, which have the ultra modern weight relief tend to be consistently lighter than the new Standard line.
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    Just taking a moment to remember all those brave people who sacrificed everything. I've been to Normandy and visited the American cemetery and most of the other sites. For me it was quite a moving experience. Just as a total coincidence, my wife and I were alone there for most of our visit. It was also right at noon when we were at the cemetery and they played the National Anthem and as a further coincidence two French Mirage fighters flew over just at that time.
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    Interesting. This thing must be full of them..... Pip.
  9. 1 point
    When they do this to airframe components they call them 'lightning pockets'.
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    As has been said Gibson uses different techniques with regard to their body-blanks. Here is a snap of the three (main) types of relief; It would take a while to discuss each of these systems but the bottom line is that no-one - and there is a long-standing challenge for anyone who doubts this - can notice any sonic difference between solid-bodied and either of the non-chambered weight-relieved styles. The chambered instruments tend to have a very slightly different sound but, even so, this can only be noticed - if at all - in a back-to-back test with another style of Les Paul. An instrument made from ANY of the above body-styles will sound exactly like a Les Paul. Pip.
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    Others have insisted....... Now why would any one insist on what someone else should do with their guitar? As you likely know, results can vary from one guitar to another when changing saddles, pins and the like. It's pretty much an experimental endeavor.........all you can do is try the stuff you think you might like and see, or rather hear what happens. Part of the magic of playing an acoustic guitar, me thinks.
  12. 1 point
    I get what your saying... I play every day, but this is the first guitar I ever owned that is perfect AND expensive (I've had a few new guitars, Eastmans, never worried about those). I just can't bring myself to treat the JB like any other... the fact is, it's a very special instrument. Here's the good news... now that the original case is squashed, maybe I'll say frack it and quit babying it. Hope so... I does sound and play unlike any other I've owned.
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    Judging from that tire print, that case was run over by a 2 1/2 ton SUV. I wouldn't want that running over my guitar in a Hiscox case, either.
  14. 1 point
    I haven't seen him since 1982 or so. He's still God to me. rct
  15. 1 point
    Which is why I dont use Fender guitars :unsure:
  16. 1 point
    I just purchased a Vox Night Train, mostly to play my Strat through. Plugged my Strat in and set up the tone controls just the way I like it, sounds AWESOME! Using the same settings, I plugged in my Lester and wow, what a mess. Sounded like a frog farting through a blow horn. Had to go a total different route with the tone controls. I do realize this was a comparing apples to oranges. Although this example is extreme to the OP situation, it still shows the difference between the two guitars and the need to change the tone settings.
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    it's it's a 2018, try adjusting the DIP switches, take the Treble bleed off. also adjust the pickup height as sugested. If it's too high it's more powerful, lowering it gets a more mellow sound. in the Neck if it's high it gets very strong but if you lower it you get a reall good tone. Check several classic LP's and see how their Neck PU are.
  18. 1 point
    BINGO!! A few adjustments with the knobs and the problem is solved. Adjusting the lows, mids, and hi's make a big difference. Throw in an EQ, even better. This is one reason why I like modeling amps, I have a preset for each style of guitar I own. If I pick up my Strat hit the preset and off I go.
  19. 1 point
    Decrease the pickup heights.
  20. 1 point
    The Burstbucker Pros are pretty bright, but so are the 490T/498R pickups. In general the Les Paul can be super bright if the Tone control is cranked up—that is after all what she was made for. Turn down Tone a few notches. I would have left the hardware as is. Alternatively, go 57Classics, Custombuckers, P90s or the Strat route?
  21. -1 points
    So first mistake is buying a guitar assuming you know what it sounds and plays like. It happens, don't make this mistake again if you don't have any sort of return/trial window to take advantage of when dealing with an unknown guitar. And don't assume in the future. You are determined to make this guitar sound like something it isn't this all sounds like. And you mention that you like it a lot... What is it about it you like a lot that has you hell-bent on ripping it up at any expense to make it sound like a 1996 LP Standard? Why not buy another LP from that era? I'm sure you can sell your 2018 LP for at least the cost of a 1990s LP Standard... I bought my 1994 LP Standard in excellent for less than $2k. I know you could sell a 2018 LP Standard for at or near this price. Perhaps even a trade might work... Overall, there is more to a guitar's sound than the electronics and such. A lot of it has to do with the way it is constructed, woods used, etc. This is why you play before you pay - or as I said, have a window to return if it doesn't fit the bill. If you are planning on keeping this 2018 LP Standard, then good luck trying to make it sound like something different than what it is. You are just going to have to compensate with tone on your guitar and/or amp until you have the tone you find that is acceptable. And just to clear something up, I have a LP Custom that has the 498T/490R set and my 90s LP Standard that has the same set. Both sound different to some extent because they are different guitars. All guitars are somewhat unique and there are things about each of them that you just cannot make it do like another. May not always be the case, but I typically trial a guitar, and if I like it, I take it. I don't mess around with changing it all up because the effort isn't worth the time and money most of the time. Nothing better than getting a guitar that you have to do jack squat to it to play it and be happy with it. I wish you best of luck and hope that you start to like your LP for what it is. I'm sure it doesn't sound like crap, but I can buy it that it sounds a bit different than your guitar that was constructed decades before your 2018 LP.
  22. -1 points
    Um. Play it properly? There is a reason for tone controls on the amps. Unless you're playing a Fender Champ or Epiphone Valve Jr.
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