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  1. Haha, I'll call it the phone "auto incorrect "
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  2. The register of BLACK BEAUTIES GIBSON is been an english luthier its registry number is 20 the number but this is got Seymour Duncan microphones and a BIGSBY.Originally I was exactly looking for a BIGSBY since I am 9 years old I used to play in bands originally with a BIGSBY until I dropped it for people doing exactly the same then I decide to change.
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  3. Found this on my local Craigslist the other day and picked it up today. It's a Peavey Heritage VTX 130 combo. Listed as an '82 model. Sounds good. Loud, too. Cool sounding amp. Also has a built in phaser effect, too. The guy bought it brand new and only gigged it twice and tucked it away all these years. Still has the original tubes, manual that's still sealed in the bag, and price sticker on it. It is a hybrid amp. Got it for $180.
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  4. With all the goofy Social media uproar over NOTHING, ( ever notice there's always a contingent of the disgruntled in search of their latest END OF THE WORLD outcry), I'd like to present this image I came across. This guitar looks awesome. Yes I agree bring the price back a bit so that people like Joker & me can find within reach but upon first sight. Kind of hate the internet though and would never buy a guitar over it. I must've played 25 414-ce's until i found the one that sounded the best. People who say things like all Les Pauls of same year sound the same or all Taylors
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  5. Very good deal. In the late 70s - early 80s I had a 4x10 50w Peavey Classic combo, VT (hybrid) with phaser and that 4-way footswitch which had its own special socket. It was an excellent amp, well built and a bit darker than a Fender. Wish I still had it. 👍
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  6. I think you got a good deal.
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  7. Your Government is way cooler than mine!
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  8. Yeah, many of us do too... It's just another thing you have to haul around & plug in though... Wouldn't it be nice if a a Tuner was just there? All you'd have to do is tune the bloody Guitar without any extra outside stuff?
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  9. Gibson USA P90's are the best & most versatile Pickup ever made... Casino's, ES330's & Les Paul's sound amazing & can do anything... I must say it again, the Mini Humbuckers in the Firebird are somewhere between a Humbucker & a P90. They are the best of both Worlds.. Truly a wonderful sounding Guitar... You've got to try one... If you want P90's or Humbuckers why bother with a Firebird? Plenty of SG's, Les Paul's, ES335's & others that sound amazing? Those Guitars are much easier to find & some are probably less expensive...
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  10. And so, voila, here she is after an entire afternoon of cleaning, fret polishing, waxing, adjusting, DeOxit spritzing, restringing, and just general all around love. She's a real beauty, and she plays and sounds like a dream. Such a great double-cutaway! And the case that came with it is really posh, and form-fitting! 🙂 :V
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  11. Yes, I seriously believe the genuine Bird-voice is best delivered by faded steel. Even have 2 sets of real old factory strings here - one is in action on the May 2012 Bird. And they seem to be slightly different from the Masterbuilt Bronze 12s - if judged by the end-balls.
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  12. Looks like a swimming pool top....splash😁
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  13. Okay, so a mistake. Did you inform Gibson of the mistake, and ask them to fix it?
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  14. This is excellent advice. An underset neck means the guitar is screwed right out of the gate. They should never get out of the factory this way but stuff happens I guess. There are a few good ways to check for an underset neck: Sight the neck. Put the end of the guitar on your toe and look down the neck trying to align the edge of the treble or bass side of the neck until it becomes a straight line to the bridge. If the top of the bridge (not the saddle) and the end of the fretboard align, then the neck is set properly. If the line of the fretboard points below the bridge towards the bo
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  15. I love my SJ200. It's a 2015 Standard. The onboard Ellipse Aura it came with was rattly rubbish, so that went and it now has a Sunrise fitted. A great all-rounder which plays and sounds terrific. Look out for neck angle on the 200s. Underset necks can be a major issue which requires a reset to fix. My 2015 is fine, but my previous SJ200, a 2003, was born with an underset neck and required quite a bit of work to correct it. I'd seek out a '90s example if you can. Just the right combo of aging and consistency. My '95 Dove is sensational. On that note, if you like Maple and long scale,
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  16. So he might have got a Firebird Zero
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  17. It's personal preference. Personall I never liked them bumhuckers. IMO P90's are what humbuckers should have been.
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  18. they seem like "phisy" files to me.. I'm seeing w3.amazonws.com.. from the files to download.
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  19. Hi Jordan. According to Ian C. Bishop's book "The Gibson Guitar from 1950" (published way back in 1977) the approximate serial number range is as follows (I quote directly from the volume); "1971 : 635001-765000. 1972 : 765001-897000. In 1973 the number 999999 was reached again and this time they returned to 000001 and this is the series that is in use at present; therefore 1973 : 897000-999999 and 000001-031000..." One fairly important caveat is that Mr. Bishop has been known to be mistaken over a few things through the years but, putting that small detail aside,
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  20. Great post. I have never heard of it either. Thanks for sharing and that was a great score!!
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  21. A Humming Southern-Western Country Jumbo Bird would be an interesting find in a lam. I do recall a '60's maple example on these pages a few years back; 'would be good to check for laminate construction there. Your standard checks listed above are all good. Some will also try to give a close look at the soundhole cut-out. But what the luth told you held some interesting findings just now, as a few maple Gibsons are around here . . . one being a lam. Using a (blindingly) high intensity LED lamp with fresh batteries, the light was directed point blank up against the back from the outside, all
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  22. I had an 'SG' w/490's in it and sold it just to up-grade to an 'SG w/57 Classic's.and glad I did, The '57's have such a better TONE, no comparison really. The 490's are Gibson USA's cheapest priced Pickups and are just LOUD and HARSH, no personality you could say. The '57's are hands down much better pick-up's. I also played both Guitars thru a MARSHALL DSL40 in Classic 'Green' Channel w/OCD Pedal and they both sounded muscular but the '57's are everything the 490's wish they were. I realize thats vague but putting words to sounds isn't my strong suit but if you have any kind of ear for musi
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