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  1. It was a really good doc. It was the best one I have seen about him. I learned some stuff too. It starts out at a concert Zappa gave just after the Communist Russians left what what then Czechoslovakia after the Velvet Revolution. It has great archival footage and man would I love to be able to go into the secret vault and listen to all those tapes and unreleased shows. I'm gonna give it 5 out of 5 Dinah Moe Hums. My breakfast sandwich was good too. Egg, swiss, and sausage on butter bread.
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  2. The good news is that Gibson is only being beat up for small things like this instead of much more egregious defects. For me, my (recently purchased brand new) 2018 LP Classic Player Plus has a small defect/chip at the very top of the headstock. I know what caused my issue though. The guitar went into the cardboard box "headstock down" so that the side of the box with the "Top - This End" was actually the end with the body of the guitar and not the headstock. So the guitar, especially being a 2018 model, may have been resting on its headstock (in its case, though) for well over a year.
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  3. It's what makes your gold-top wonderful and unique in all the world. 🙂
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  4. A ripple in the paint where it pooled a little. Got sanded out as far as possible. rct
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  5. Willie Wagtail nest on my clothesline .
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  6. I recorded 23 demo files for my Band-in-a-Box styles yesterday. I listened to them this morning with fresh ears and none of them need to be recorded. I've got yellow and purple orchids blooming on one of my Live Oak trees. It's sunny and will be 79 degrees (F) today. How 'bout you?
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  7. I just clicked to rent in HD on Amazon Prime the Zappa documentary. I will give my review in a few hours after its done. Time to make a breakfast sammich and get a cup off coffee (and give my foot a push, just me and the pygmy over by the dental floss bush) and see if it lives up to the hype it got.
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  9. Not that it really matters but you can’t sand metallic finishes so I disagree that it was a high spot sanded down. The metallic particles sometimes do not lay down in the same direction causing this effect. That’s basically why metallic finishes are more difficult to spray
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  10. Is it the line? If you don't like it, send it back. I've sent guitars back. You wouldn't have a tv with a fault.
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  11. It looks fine. Not something that could concern me anyway.
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  12. Well, It's not on my Gold Top Standard is all I can say. Mine is perfect. Whoever painted it, might have held the cup gun there a bit too long? If it bothers you, then send it back. That red arrow looks worse, Lol.
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  13. Looks like a red arrow to me... 😄 Sorry... But more seriously... Its so minor I wouldnt be worried about it.
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  14. As long as it's the same color as the last one she knows about, I learned the hard way ....
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  15. Good stuff. Hope Larry (MissouriPicker) sees this. . . he would love it, too. Also- what is the guitar in the background? It looks like it has some serious body depth.
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  16. Rick Beato touched on string thickness and how thinner strings are more comfortable play than thicker strings. After going through the various brands of 12s I have now thinner strings will be on the to do list. Thanks for the tip about playing closer to the fingernail, aside from the fourth finger it works well! This week I noticed my fingers didn't seem to hurt as much and I've been able to practice for 2-3 hours straight
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  17. A coworker and I relocated some assets from down south to up north. The weather was splendid, though we did encounter some mild turbulence at one point. 🙂
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  18. All I heard was "I know how to make a guitar from scratch, but I'm incapable of folding a blanket". 🤨
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  19. Hi Texsunburst59 ! Thank you for this information! So you bought it for an excellent price! 😄 Your guitar is beautiful! And I also love the OHSC.
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  20. Most but not all are made offshore from a mysterious rubbery kind if of sound deadening material I call "Flubber". They are painted on the bottom of the material. This keeps the paint from rubbing off while playing with a pick. Gibson does use several different types of material for the pickguards depending on the model and price. It's true that Gibson uses some molded and top engraved material for some J-200's and Hummingbirds. These are replications of the way they originally were made. The "Flubber" is just a mess and should be avoided at all costs.
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  21. There was a lot of tongue in a lot of cheek in my post...I find it amusing how passionate people get (myself included!) when this topic is raised!
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  22. Don't hold back, Jinder. Let it out........
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  23. Basically the J200 pickguard is made of visually appealing misery. The early (hand engraved and painted) celluloid guards are attached to guitars that only presidents can afford. The mid-period (heat stamped and painted) guards feature a design which jumps off the guard and runs off if they’re breathed upon. The current (flubber) guards are (depending on who you ask) either fine or a tone killing monstrosity which violates the sanctity of a national icon and besmirches the legacy of music itself, and are extra terrible on top of that because they’re made for Gibson in Asia (much li
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  24. Nonsense. People die when they die. There’s no start or end to it.
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  25. It's the day after Christmas and I just finished snow blowing the sidewalk. It has warmed up to + 6. I will put a wrench into the bridge thickness if you don't mind. It's important to remember the J-200 has a top radius of 28'. The bridge has the bottom shaped to the 28 foot radius so it fits perfectly to the top. All of the bridges are close to the spec you mentioned but most are adjusted for the neck set so they can vary a bunch. Don't go for a standard thickness as there really is none. Fit the bridge to the guitar for the top radius AND the neck set. Then dial in the action with t
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  26. Hi Dan, The original pickguards were one piece of celluloid. The engraving was done on the top of the pickguard with a hand held graver. All done by hand. Then the color was applied. This was a time consuming endeavor and the pickguards were priced out at a dealer net of $150.00. $300.00 retail for replacements. It took a lot of time and skill to make these bad boys and thus the high price. All you wanted to know was the process and then the can of worms was opened. There has been a lot of speculation about the whole process. I'm to blame for this as I coined the term "Flubber" for the
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  27. The last post was an interesting theory. The original Montana pickguards were actually made from celluloid sourced from Italy. These blocks of celluloid were sliced into sheets in New York and shipped to Bozeman. The sheets were cut up into the pickguard shapes and the J-200's were hand engraved into the design you see today. This engraving was then hand painted. This was expensive and very labor intensive and to speed the process the pickguard's design was later heat stamped into the celluloid. The new "flubber" guards are no longer celluloid but some silly rubber/sound deadening st
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