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  1. 3 points
    I just ignore them. Sooner or later the mods will find them and nuke them. "Thank you" to the moderators for doing a great job. Notes
  2. 2 points
    I got started listening to those guys on the Duane Allman Anthology. I had heard them before, but not in concentration, so to speak, up until that time. What a tremendous loss to the world of music. You done good here, Jimmy. You done good.
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    I'd like to ask if the lacquer used on 2019 Gold Tops is check proof? I ask as I've tried to induce lacquer checking with the hairdryer /compressed air method, and it's just resisting it totally. I notice the finish is very soft, easily picks up scratches, is that because it hasn't cured maybe?
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    So far I recently bought a 2019 Standard, and unlike recent years, this one has a rounded neck. To me it seems pretty fat around the 12th fret but I haven’t measured it precisely yet. I also have a 2017 LP Standard that has a slim taper neck that - to me - plays really easy. I am still getting used to the SG’s next, but it does seem more cumbersome than the LP, and I think my hand muscles are still getting used to the shape. It’s not that big of a deal up close to the neck, but down around the 12th fret it feels odd and bulky. I guess the question is it common to play guitars with a bunch of different neck profiles like this......so just suck it up and adapt, or look for an alternative with a thinner profile? I do kind of like the feel higher up around the neck but it just seems to negative having the better fret board access closer to the body (at least to me). I have a J45 that has a slim taper and a Hummingbird that has a rounded neck, but those two are so close in terms of shape and feel. The SG feels like a very different ballgame than my LP’s neck. I’d love any thoughts. Mike
  5. 1 point
    He was a very down to earth man and very humble, no ego at all. I met him once and told him he's a legend, his response: " I'm nobody special." And this brings me to the subject of the HOF. Johnson, David Hood, Roger Hawkins and Barry Beckett along with Rick Hall should be in the Rock 'N Roll HOF.
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    Yes, R.I.P. He was 76, not that old. Enormous contribution - his Wiki discography (below) is incredible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Johnson_(musician)
  7. 1 point
    The SG neck shape has been evolving since its introduction in 61. I believe that the SG neck has possibly changed more than any other Gibson. There may always be preferred year neck shapes, like the 61 slim taper, that dives little but provides the easiest access all the way to fret 22... I think its good Gibson continues to experiment with variations... The image below from the web, shows major differences in older SG's neck tenon that seems to effect the neck shape. The tenons also effect the button location and CG.
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    I just bought a 96 es 335 in sunrise orange. I was told that this guitar is part of a limited run for guitar center. The serial number is 9214642. I also heard these guitars came with a coa. Does anyone know the production numbers or have any information on these guitars? Thanks
  9. 1 point
    You might not be far off in the measurement at the 12th fret. My 2015 LP CM has a rounded neck and is 24.46mm / 0.963 inches at the 12th fret. Compared to a 2015 SG Standard, it has a slim taper neck and is 22.225mm / 0.875 inches at the 12th fret. So there is a difference, but it is 2.2mm. It may not seem like a lot, but I know how this can feel like a lot when playing. What is really odd is, early 2019 SG Standards had the Slim Taper: http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2019/USA/SG-Standard-2019.aspx So this is something that was changed mid-year. Now that will be confusing to future buyers..
  10. 1 point
    Yes, what these guys said. Save your money, find the Les Paul you like, and buy it.
  11. 1 point
    I welcome the idea of an SG Standard with a rounded neck after so many years of it having only "Slim Taper". I play both thick and thin necked guitars, from a 2018 LP BFG with a 50s style rounded neck to a Strat with a thin D shape, my hands and playing style have adapted to the different neck thickness. It sometimes takes a few seconds due to the different in scale length, but it's all good. Granted, I have very large hands, so this may play into it. However, that does not mean I can play just any neck. I have never gotten on with the Slim Taper necks from Gibson as they feel cramped, and I won't even go into Ibanez Wizard necks. In answer to your question if you should just get used to it: That's purely personal on your end, some people can, some people can't. If it really isn't working for you, then send it back (if you can) and look for an SG Standard from just about any previous model year (maybe not 2015), odds are it will have the Slim Taper neck. On a side note, I love AC/DC and Angus' SGs. I was horrified to learn that his Signature model had a neck that was even thinner than Slim Taper and the nut was 41mm instead of the regular 43mm.. Granted, Angus has small hands, and it 's his signature model, so it's understandable, but a pity....
  12. 1 point
    I think it's fair to say that's pretty much normal for the finish at the nut... There could be some grime on the lacquer there.
  13. 1 point
    Well, that ended the start of that!!
  14. 1 point
    Oh, understood. Hell, they could have cleaned that up in no time and effort. I have taken an exacto knife and scraped some over spray off binding in the past. It's really not that big of a deal. Just more of a refection of the QC than anything else.
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    Odds are, that didn't happen after it left the factory, viper155 is implying that it should never have left the factory like that in the first place, and I agree. When you pay a lot of money for something (like a Gibson guitar), you have a right to expect it to be well finished. In this case, it wasn't so much. However, does the over-spray of the lacquer and stain on the binding change the sound the guitar makes? No.
  16. 1 point
    Hi Nandith. Welcome to the forum! Yes; it's actually very, very easy! All you need to do is work hard enough to earn lots of money; find a Les Paul you can afford and buy it! That's what we all did! Hope that helps! P.
  17. 1 point
    That qualifies as an iconic nut and overspray job. rct
  18. 1 point
    Hi Nandith, Yes. You must set your own criteria for earning though. No one can do this for you. Good luck
  19. 1 point
    I went into a small local music store 45 years ago to check out a Rickenbacker bass. The sales guy pulled out his personal bass from behind the counter. He was selling it to get money to get his stolen motorcycle back. To this day, I've never tried out a Rick. It was a 1967 EB-2C (Center of the photo, the left is a 1968 EB-2DC. The right is a 1959 EB-2 with banjo tuners & single coil pickup.) I have played Gibson Basses ever since.
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