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  1. 3 points
    A new home for my Ibanez, a Fender Black Tweed case... Had to add a small piece of foam under the heal and under the neck rest. It fits quite nicely..
  2. 3 points
    No puked my guts out in The Navy too. Any one who said they don't get sea sick doesn't masturbate either.
  3. 2 points
    Saturday went to ER, and had symptoms like a flu. They ran tests and wanted to keep me , but I convinced them that I could more comfortable at home than a hospital room. So they did the swab for COVID, and on Wed AM got the call that I have the virus. So isolate for two weeks at least, but feel lousy, fortunately at this point not extreme , but some of the coughing spells are a bit testy, feels as if your lungs are about to turn inside out, so weak that I tried to play some acoustic earlier and just too exhausted to even hold the guitar. I will be glad when 2020 is over , I am not buying into the new normal no matter what. I am a dinosaur and in a world of snowflakes. And soon I will be extinct.
  4. 2 points
    Thankyou Steve and Chris!! I am finding myself just lost in this guitar. I am kindof stunned at how much I love it right away. It feels like magic. I actually think this may be the best guitar I’ve ever played. Gibson has done such a great job on this I am just blown away
  5. 1 point
    Hey guys how have you been?! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here but I had to check in to share my excitement because I pulled the trigger on a 59 reissue “burst” from Wildwood last night. Here’s one of the pics from Wildwood
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    Forum user Retired contacted me a couple days ago and asked that his account be removed. He wants to spend time doing other things. He wanted me to pass along the sentiment that he wishes everyone well, and has made many friendships while he was a member here. I don't have the power to delete anyone's account, so I gave him 30 days "off".... it looks like a ban, but that's not it's intent. He can come back after 30 days and pick up where he left off, if that is his choice, and he can also contact me at any time and I will lift the ban. Just wanted you guys to know.
  7. 1 point
    Forgive me if this has been answered 1000 times, but I bought a '56 Goldtop with P-90's this summer. I love the guitar in every way, except that the 60 Hz hum is excessive (I am unlucky to have power lines close enough to my house that seem to get picked up quite well by the pups). Anyway, after searching for all sorts of fixes on the web, it seems that converting one of the pups to a reverse wired, reverse polarity was the answer. However, every post talked about swapping wires (i.e. cutting and/or resoldering) on the pickups. I was not interested in that so I figured there had to be a better way. There is, and it's easy. I did it last night, but unfortunately, I didn't take pictures. I think you'll be able to follow it anyway. It took me about 15 minutes (minues the re-do because I had the magnets wrong; see Tip). 1. Take off the strings by any method you want (I just loostened them and removed the tailpiece from the bolts). Remove the cover screws on the bridge pickup (doesn't matter which, but the bridge seemed to have a bit more wire slack. If not, open up the vol/tone cover and carefully snip a cable tie to free up the cables) 2. Carefully lift the pickup out of the hole. It should be waxed together, so nothing should fall out. Take a Sharpie and mark the outside edge of the two magents above the bottom plate. Also mark the top of the bobbin. This is very important as magnet polarity is key. 3. Unsrew the pole pieces (six screws on top) and the two screws holding the bottom plate to the pole plate (thin metal strip that sits between the magnets). Carefully take out the magnets. Since everything is waxed together, gently pry apart with a small screwdriver. 4. Flip the bobbin over and arrange the plate and pole plate between the bobbin bottom (used to be the top) and the plate. Put the magnets back in between the bobbin and the bottom plate, making sure that the edge that you marked is now on the inside against the pole plate. If you have a compass handy, make sure that the pickups now have different magentic polarity (one should attract N, the other S as you hold the compass perpendicular to the pup face). 5. Re-attach all the screws and re-install the pup and cover. Congratulations, you now have humbucking P-90 axe when playing in the center position. Tip: If the center position is hum-free, but sounds thin and nasaly, the magnets are not installed correctly. Why does this work? Because the 60 Hz hum only interacts with the coils, so reversing one causes a phase inversion that cancels out the hum. The strings interact with the entire coil/magnet system, so reversing the magnets reverses the phase once again, resulting in a zero phase reversal, just like the original. Neat huh?
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    Actually, your information is incorrect on all counts. I try to be absolutely sure that the info I post is accurate, least we begin creating alternative "truths". Here is what I can tell you based on fact: - I have a 2009 ES-339. The serial number is CS 9XXXX (five numbers). CS denotes Custom Shop, and the number nine denote the model year of 2009. The COA that came with the guitar identifies the model & serial number, and states the following: "The instrument bearing the serial number above was hand-built by Gibson Custom....." and continues on with lofty prose. It is signed by Rick Gembar, General Manager, Gibson Custom Shop. The guitar also has the Custom Shop logo on the back of the headstock. - I have a 2010 ES-330L. This is a 335ish long neck version, with a fully hollow body. The serial number is CS 0XXXXX (six numbers). The zero denotes the model year 2010. All other information is identical to the details regarding the 339 above. Now it is understood that this was essentially all fluff, and these guitars were built on the standard Memphis assembly line - but nevertheless, this indeed is how these instruments are identified. But let's dig a little deeper and muddy the waters even further as follows: - I have a 2011 ES-335 with P-90s. This was a limited run instrument that carries a standard Gibson serial number (& no CS logo on the headstock). But it did come with the exact same Gibson Custom COA, with model & serial number identified, the same Gibson Custom prose, and the same signature by the Gibson Custom Shop GM. - Finally, I have a 2012 ES-330 VOS. This guitar was Gibson's initial attempt at a very serious reissue of a '59 ES-330, and they were trying to nail all the pertinent details. This particular model was highly successful in reaching that goal, and received a great deal of praise upon release. In their reach for accuracy, Memphis used a stamped serial number, visible through the right-side F-hole. The serial number begins with a letter. There is no serial number on the back of the headstock, and no CS logo. But once again, this instrument came with the exact same COA as the other instruments noted above, specifying it's origin as a Custom Shop model. All of the above helps to illustrate that the utilization of the term Custom Shop was clearly a moving target at Memphis. And it also helps to illustrate the conclusion I have come to after 49 years of being an instrument junkie: Guitar generalizations are made to be broken!
  9. 1 point
    I don't think it is the wrong guitar. Everything apart from the neck is consistent with the specs for the custom shop SJ: the rosewood (evident in the close-ups), the belly-down bridge, the rosette, the through saddle, the VOS finish, the Banner headstock, and the white button tuners. No, Gibson put the wrong neck on this guitar, no doubt in my mind at least. Lars
  10. 1 point
    Really sorry to hear that, best to with prayers for a speedy recovery.
  11. 1 point
    I couldn't pass up this 2019 USA case for $60 and my Min Pin is guarding it, she thinks it hers..
  12. 1 point
    Get well soon Pappy!
  13. 1 point
    That's a J-45 Rosewood with the wrong label?
  14. 1 point
    Sorry to hear this. I'm sure you'll be feeling better by next weekend - that'll be 2 weeks, right? Let us know how you're doing. I hate it when I'm too sick to play, but I think it provides me with incentive to get better quicker !
  15. 1 point
    Best wishes to you and I hope you recover fast and completely.
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    Messing up the specs just means it's actually historically correct 😉 On a serious note, this kinds of thing could potentially kill Gibson's reputation fast. That particular guitar should be replaced by Gibson right away so that it never reaches a customer. It makes me wonder if Gibson changed the neck on purpose for whatever reason, or if it was a quality control issue? The later is bad, but the former is even worse... Lars
  17. 1 point
    You are a man's man. I'm a puke joiner in-er. I see puke or some one puking. I have at it.
  18. 1 point
    You are asking us to put sounds into words? OK; don't look (as it isn't the correct footage for the soundtrack) but listen... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y That's it. That's why. That's all. Philip.
  19. 1 point
    Savour the history of our past as you know it. Its diminishing quickly.
  20. 1 point
    Chrome is kool but I like the blue one better........
  21. 1 point
    If anyone should try to reverse a Gibson P90 is one of the most difficult because it is very substantially built. You will need a good soldering gun to desolder the cable shielding from the chassis so you can flip the coil, while being very careful not to damage the leads going to the coil. Also need to mark the magnets with something like nail polish so you know the original orientation. Usually much easier to just acquire an aftermarket reverse polarity P90, most manufacturers are building them in sets this way.. Epiphone P90's are easier to reverse with no desoldering required, just mark the magnets, disassemble requiring the pole screws to be removed, flip the coil and reverse the magnets in an opposite opposing position, check the polarity with a compass and finish reassembling. There are a few other posts in the Epiphone thread explaining in more detail. **** Easy P-90 hum cancelling mod
  22. 1 point
    Hello, all. Yesterday Guitar, the UK's most popular guitar magazine, posted this story about WWII-era Gibson flattops: Gibson in the 1940s: Kalamazoo Gals and Banner Headstocks. The story features 2, imho, nicely produced videos. The first is of my interview at the old Gibson factory of the last surviving woman, who turned 98 in January, who worked at Gibson during WWII (the producer wisely kept me off camera), (I asked my good friend to play one of my favorites of his compositions on my 1943 SJ for this video): The second is my interview/performance on my went-to-WWII 1943 SJ, recorded at Gibson headquarters in London:
  23. 1 point
    Good stuff Jinder... seems like you raised the bar a little higher with this one, really liked it!
  24. 1 point
    Thanks for that Jinder I especially liked Gods Hobby but if you need a graphic artist for your next cover though give me a ring up.
  25. 1 point
    Hey Jinder! This is great.. I'm enjoying this one as much as the last one (The Silver Age)
  26. 1 point
    Jinder- My wife and I just put the LP on in my SUV to listen. Great lyrics and music and instrumentation to support it. If forced to give favs, it would be God’s Hobby and Trust, Josephine, but choosing favs takes away from the overall musical creation. More appropriately, I/we enjoyed your musical journey! QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  27. 1 point
    Had a complete listen last night. Both, my lady, & I enjoyed it very much. Awesome!!!
  28. 1 point
    I agree, great voice...thanks for sharing it and best of luck to you on your sales of it. good work.
  29. 1 point
    Jinder, the albums sounds wonderful. Your voice is super as always, and I like the air in the production. I have only listened through it twice so far, but Settle Down and Shawcross are my favorites so far. For some reason, and a I can't really put my finger on why, the music reminds me, in a very good way, of Ian McCulloch's (of Echo & the Bunnymen) solo stuff. Congratulations on yet another super album. Glad also to hear of your recovery. I would very much like to buy a CD when available. On a related side note, I think these rough times we are suffering through right now has and will lead to some great and important art being created. Lars
  30. 1 point
    Jinder, Well, I had a nice PM written out with some notes that I have not idea if you'd want private or public. (Well, scratch that. I'll put my big boy pants on.) I felt more and more invited(or connected?) as the album went along. I'd say from "Agony (Night Comes In)" and on, but not excluding "God's Hobby". I know the work put into the first two songs must have been larger and goes to show off a lot of obvious talent, but I felt it hid the best of what you had to offer. It's kind of like passing on the Rib-eye because the Porterhouse was extra good. Some perspective. I've not listened to your entire catalogue, but my favorite performance of yours from what I have heard was the example you posted in an SJ-200 thread a couple months back. I pasted it below. The song was your contribution to a large collaboration, and looked like it was shot in someones flat. Your raw talent was showcased very well in that clip. I mean, it had to. That same sort of artist/listener connection was a vibe I got from most of this album. As you know, that is not an easy thing to do in the studio. I thought you pulled it off very well and that it is a very nice album. Just to be clear, none of it was bad. Imagine someone telling 10cc that they used too many "aaaahhhhhs" in their production of "I'm Not in Love"? That's not at all what I'm trying to say. 🙂
  31. 1 point
    Previewed all, especially liked Shawcross. Glad you're back up to speed !
  32. 1 point
    Thanks everybody! It was great hearing from you guys. I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on this thing. Here’s another pic from Wildwood while we wait
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