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  1. I took the advice of the majority and didn't do the deal. I still have my LP Standard and Custom, I just added the red one to the arsenal.
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  2. Anyone seen one in person yet? https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EMTFITAGH--epiphone-masterbilt-frontier-iced-tea-aged-gloss
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  3. I use D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20, .011 - .052 strings on my 2007 Gibson L-4A EC Rosewood . They are not coated. I play daily between a half hour and two hours. Seldom do I miss a day. I am too lazy to wipe down my strings each time I put down my guitar. I do keep the neck wiped regularly. I change strings about every three weeks. I always change strings a day before a gig. I use D'Addario Electric Guitar Pro Steels .010 - .046 strings on my 2010 Gibson ES-335 Satin Black. Also, not coated. I play it fewer hours per week than the acoustic. I change those strings about every 4 weeks. I always change strings a day before a gig. I have used coated strings. They cost more and last longer. In my opinion the acoustic tone suffers. Does wiping strings after each use make much difference? Are the string maintenance products worthwhile? How often do other players change strings? Are coated strings worthwhile? Discussion & opinions, please.
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  4. I know this fellow Tim. Nice bloke, sociable & good company. Recently he overheard someone talk to me about music/jams/gigs. So Tim approaches me and says 'Is that right then? Do you play guitar?' I tell him I do. Tim then admits that his biggest regret is not following up on his early tuition and never learning to play guitar. The funny part is when he says 'you'll never guess who my favourite player is' (and he's right I would never have guessed). He says 'Its not Clapton or Hendrix. My favourite player is Greg Allman!' So I admit that I had no idea Greg played guitar, and that I just thought of him as a keyboardist. At this point Tim starts to look pensive and doubtful. 'Er... hang on there... so who was his brother?' 'Duane?' I suggest. 'Yes, yes, Duane Allman is my favourite' ! I'm guessing everyone has met a Tim. As for regrets, its mostly irrelevant. You are either compelled by your interest to play or not. He actually had the advantage because he had tuition. I never had any, and had to figure stuff out for myself. That was not unusual around 1970. In Tim's defense, I'm sure he knows a lot of stuff I dont. One lifetime isn't enough to achieve all the things that interest us.
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  5. VH should go back to the Van Hagar days and pick a singer who also plays guitar AND is a great showman. My vote would be Unknown Hinson.
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  6. They don't show in the pic. I had an all hog LP Studio I got new in '07 or '08. I'm all acoustic now. After Gibson posted that famous video with Mark I traded my Gibson BB King for a Martin 000-28. Then sold all my amps and any ties to the electric world except for my Fender J Bass and bass amp. It says your in the UK but your Forum Name is Hawaiian. I lived on Oahu for a year and a half when I was in the US Coast Guard. Or do you like the High Priest moniker?
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  7. Sweet axe. Where are the chew marks?
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  8. Here is one on Reverb in the states. Its a 2006 though. Different color. Not sure if yours is like this but 3k is the price. Not sure what 3k US is in Sterling Pounds. https://reverb.com/item/29381200-2006-gibson-les-paul-standard-class-5-custom-shop-trans-black-quilt-top
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  9. I am happy to say I hated that band from the get go.
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  10. Did you buy it brand new? Since it’s a blue quilt, I’m guessing it’s a more modern LP, so what it was worth brand new, probably can get about half of what it was brand new MSRP. I know from experience as I bought a beautiful LP Custom myself brand new and I would be lucky to get half of what I paid. Luckily I don’t want to sell it because I’d lose out big time. But then again, the world is a strange place and if you just happen to run into the right person, you might get more. Selling guitars is a strange business. Anyhow, with no pics and you’re vague description, I am unsure how anyone would have anything to say about a concrete number for a price where to start. What year was it made? Do you have all the stuff that came with it new? There are literally thousands of LP Customs out there and just because it’s top is quilted doesn’t make it any more special TBH. Can you find somewhat comparable LP Customs online for sale to get an idea where to start? A lot of times, pick a number and if it doesn’t sell in a long time, it’s obviously too high for the market that brings the demand. If you want to be bullish about it, may take years to sell at your price... yes there are people who are selling 5lbs of gold at the 10lb rate. All depends how fast you need to move it out for the money. Good luck!
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  11. Sadly no, I have to rely on re-issues. Actually I don't think I'd want a real Burst, I'd never take it out to gigs, I'd be scared of it getting stolen or damaged.
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  12. Oh, dear me, It's like the worst drunken Karaoke😲
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  13. Even Billy and the Boingers wouldn't have him in the band.
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  14. Yes, I was quite pleased to see the Excellente in particular, and there apparently will be a USA-made Casino, which helps make up for the lack of an ES-330 in the current lineup. Oh, and then there’s the USA-made Texan. Lots of good stuff happening at Gibson!
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  15. nitro has no hardener. It will remain the same. With nitro when sprayed. Its thin. Many coats are applied to achieve a smooth finish. In warm weather they are really nice. When there subjected to cold weather or dryness. They crack with very fine checking. Reason, it shrinks over time Thats why the fine checking . As for staining , thats why they recommend you wipe the guitar down after playing to keep acids or oily hands from staining back in the 90s Gibson had those pink lined cases you ever notice those pink liners staining the guitars right into the finishes Not like urethane clear where it has a catalyst. Where it drys hard. And thick. When it freezes it looks like cracked glass. Very deep cracks. But the durability is there. Greasy fingers to laying on a rubber matt wont hurt the finish
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  16. Tell me about it, brother rct. I know your pain. In late January 1977 I was invited by a good from from high school to go to Montgomery and see Elvis Presley in concert there. The date of the show was going to be 16 February. My bud and I were rock and roll fans, and I was more of a KISS devotee while Tyler was a Judas Priest fan. His parents had four tickets, and he didn't want to go by himself, with his parents, and so I gladly agreed to go. You know, Elvis's star had faded a bit, but it would have still been really nice to go see him. Long story short, I bailed out of the trip, because of work requirements or maybe some nonsense involving my girlfriend/future ex-wife. Weeks later, later on in February, I caught up with Tyler, and asked him how it went. "Man oh man," he said, "You know, Elvis is kind of fat and older now, but you should have heard him SING! He was killing it, and the girls and ladies were loosing their minds, screaming and crying, and throwing panties and hotel room keys on the stage at him. I have never seen anything like it, ever!" I felt like a real dumb-*** for having not gone. Six months later, Elvis Presley was dead, and I was an ever bigger dumb-*** for having passed on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I don't live life with regrets, in general, but that was a big one. Merciful Evans, please tell your friend Tim this much; It's never too late to learn to play guitar. I know plenty of people who regret never taking it up, and once in their middle age, they feel like it's too late to become a guitar student. I can assure Tim, and others, that learning to play an instrument later in life can be a wonderful and therapeutic thing. Studies have shown, you may have read, that people who engage in new, artistic, creative endeavors later in life can actually stave-off the effects and symptoms of Altzheimer's disease. There's something about challenging those portions of the brain involved in creative pursuits that stimulates nerve ending growth and cerebral goodness. I swear I'm not making this up. 🙂
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  17. Here's the latest member of the collection. image uploader
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  18. A LP Custom and Standard? Not worth it to me to trade.
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  19. I'm not sure if we are supposed to chime in with our own guitar regrets here? Sometimes I regret that I've never been one of those guys who practices hours a day. I wonder how good I could be or get if I really worked at it? But i like doing things outside the house too much to spend hours inside practicing. Unfortunately you can't do it all. I guess I've always been the type to do a little bit of a bunch of things, rather than a whole lot of a few things. If that makes sense.
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  20. It performed great. I left the footswitch at home so I couldn't switch channels in the middle of a song too easy, but that was my stupidity. It has simple controls which I like and you can use your volume on the guitar to control the tone a lot. The Reverb is pretty subtle. If you like a super amount then you might want to use a pedal for that. It's fine for me. After a real gig when I add some pedals and play a wide variety of styles I'll know more. But so far so good.
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  21. Well I didn't do the trade folks. I kept my guitars and yesterday bought my thjrd LP, a transluscent cherry red Traditional. I've always loved that colour!
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  22. fyi, fellas- forum name "bloodystrings" is available. (just saying) and. . . mental note- don't BUY a guitar from a guy named bloodystrings.
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  23. Pic of mine from last Christmas. Nothing has changed but the tone keeps improving. I added the small sound hole tuner you can just see in the picture. It is a great guitar to sing with, I have had it everywhere. I polished on mine a bit, but would love to get it even glossier. I just used a micro fiber cloth and 0000 steel wool. These things are kind of sleepers, you may strum a new one and not think it is anything special, but give it a few weeks and you may never what to put it down. Mine will soon be at the 2 year mark. I have yet to replace the batteries in the pick-up. But I only use them about every other week for a half hour or so each time. That's not a lot, but I would have to replace the AA's in my Martin two or three times by now...
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  24. I have had my AJ-45 ME a little over a year now, it really improves with playing. It really opened up by the first string change. But continues to improve almost weekly. The looks of the guitar has grown on me including the pick guard. I would like to hear what you think of it in a month or two.
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