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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 have the same sound ( some even take it across models) are full of it. There's differences between any two hanging side by side in your local guitar superstore. But she's a looker and I felt deserved a post so others may get a good look. Love the white back, you never see that. Come on G, bring the number down a few, so people can make it work, otherwise folks will look elsewhere. It's tricky we know.
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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 body, then it is underset. Put a straight-edge down the fretboard, on edge, between the D and G strings. As you slide the straight-edge towards the bridge, the bottom edge should slide smoothly over the top of the bridge and then butt up against the saddle. If it hits the front thickness of the bridge, the neck is underset. Check for a low saddle. If the guitar is new or just a few years old, the saddle should have substantial material above the bridge. If you are looking at a new guitar and the saddle is low, then the neck was underset when it was made and the factory lowered the saddle to compensate. Once the guitar ages, there will be no saddle material left to adjust the saddle down to lower the action from the rising neck. In EVERY case, a new guitar with an underset neck should be avoided as more trouble than it is worth. I don't care if it is a new $5000 Gibson or Martin, they aren't worth being reset. Find a good one. On a personal note, any SJ200 with an Adirondack (red spruce) top will be superior to a standard J200 in my opinion.
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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, please do audition a Dove...basically an SJ200 in the shape of a Dread.
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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, as the serial number info from which he must have sourced his numbers was actually very recent when his text was written and as it matches in with your pot codes I'd say there's not much doubt about it being a 1973 example. Probably...... Pip.
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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, allowing the light a chance to shine through to the soundhole. The guitar with the sunburst maple back allowed the grain to be readable, when looking inside. But the lam guitar only allowed for the smallest amount of faint light to be seen from inside- a moderately dark amber (the glue?) color. Attempts to photograph this dim glow were futile. The other giveaway: the weight.
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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 music you will hear the difference between the two pick-up's....for anything short of a Custom-Bucker I am going for the '57s every time. FWIW,I am almost sorry I sold the SG w/490's in it as it was a great Guitar to beat the $#!T out of and not care what happened to it if it got stolen at a gig etc etc. I paid $600 for it new @ GC in 2016 and it was a damn good guitar for that price. The SG Standard w/57's was new too when I got it but was more than double the price @ $1299 which is a bargain these days.....and it is a Bad-A$$ Axe for sure.....I've no regrets with it at all, in fact, I love that Guitar...and I play that Open 'A' on HWTH or Won't Get Fooled Again and to me it sounds better than the recordings thru a new Marshall Jubilee w/the 2X12 Cabinet.......MAN, I am so glad I got rid of that 'SG' Faded and the DSL and bought a REAL England, U.K. , Bletchley Factory MARSHALL...The difference between a Faded SG w/490 R & T and a Standard SG w/'57's thru a real U.K Marshall Jubilee are extremely, extremely noticeable. For the $2200 differences in costs it sure should be more than blatantly obvious too. ...and sometimes I really do get what I pay for.
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