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  1. Owning lots of gear is great fun but getting the most out of it means organization. Where do you put it all? Best to have a dedicated studio room. Guitars in cases take up spaces. Bedroom's full of 'em. Yes I have a bass too....a bass is necessary IMO. I insure my stuff - most of it. I have a policy for home and one for the road. It's one thing I do every year that I never realised I'd have to think about; I even insure my effects pedals. Then there are the guitars or items you sell which later become valuable or collectable. I used to have one of those....and I did t
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  2. New Same Guitar Day, HooRay!!!! Had this one a few years now, said when I brought it home I would do this. This is a2017 Mexican Strat, it was some limited thingy at GC. It was stupid on sale and I had a bag of mics to trade so I basically brought it home for nothing. It started life HSS. For about a day, it got a set of Duncan Stacks in it. Before: After: Pair of Duncan Saturday Night Specials. Nice pickups! That was fun. rct
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  3. I'm a sucker for John Pearse Pure Nickel .012-.054s and would recommend those highly. Slightly less tension than the comparable Phosphor Bronze, and they don't hype or color the sound the way some other strings do. They work wonders on my J-45 and I wouldn't hesitate to run them on a smaller guitar in good condition.
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  4. I've warmed a little to the 61s, but there's still that shrill AlNiCo V Burstbuckiness that I don't get along with. I got a good price on a set of Slash sigs, so I think, whenever I get around to taking it to a luthier (I'm NOT doing it myself on this one!) I'll go full fanboy for a while and indulge my inner 13-y o that dreamed of a Standard that color with a 60s neck and no weight relief. Damn... Feels pretty awesome.
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  5. Thanks BK! I tried to edit after posting that as I realized it was too much, but the edit function was gone. Oh well. I agree though, way too much to talk about here. So how about necks? Do any of these have 1.75" nut widths? When do the skinny necks show up, 60's? @Jinderthat's good info, thanks! I've wondered if those were flat and skinny like a classic guitar. Makes sense. @j45nick I've read a bunch of Tom's posts - such a wealth of information! Again, thanks everyone for humoring a Gibson Newb's questions.
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  6. I've always been an advocate of 12s as a general string choice, and 13s for certain guitars. Having said that, I often find I can tease out the silkiest voices that are hidden away in small bodied instruments by using (whisper it!) 11s. I currently have DR Veritas 11s on my little Sigma CF-100 copy and it's a perfect match. I'd never use 11s on something like my SJ200, but small bodied instruments are "off book" in terms of my usual choices of strings etc.
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  7. It was supposed to be a joke but not a very good one, I guess.
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  8. Smart looking job. Its easy to get this sort of thing wrong. I was most taken by the pattern inside the circle. At first I thought it was a kneeling figure with hunched shoulders, but that would have been at 90 degrees to the playing position. Then I realised it was likely LAO. I thought maybe a Los Angeles sports team or similar. So I did research. These are some of the results: Lao is an ordinary street brawler. He is shown being defeated by Rick Strowd and Li Xiangfei at the opening of Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 Lao, Laotian (noun) a member of a Buddhist people inh
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  9. Best keep a sword handy these days. Must get one but...scale length....silver or gold hardware...pommel...cryogenic or not....scabbard.....you know.
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  10. Good to see him not take himself so seriously. I know nothing of her except for her two...friends. Yeah, that's it, friends. rct
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  11. They actually had the bridge pick up too high by 1/2 turn according to Gibson's set up video. I'll have to give it a shot once the wife returns from the hospital, right now I'm babysitting her puppy which is a full time job right there. When he sees a guitar he thinks it's playtime. So this has Burstbucker 61s in it as does the Classic, the 50 neck profile has Burstbucker 1 and 2 pick ups. Well, I'll be burstbucked. That's a whole lotta burstbuckin' goin' on. Guess they're proud of the sunburst finishes. I'll keep the 50s neck profile one as well simply because I like
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  12. Dandy job of fixing up that plain old Strat. I bet it sounds great. Well done! How did you fill in the hole in the PG for the middle pup?
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  13. I wouldn't trust ANY seller that would post photos like what we see here and refer to that 8 year old guitar as being in 'mint condition', meaning "virtually no imperfections and being in pristine condition relative to its original production state". If he's willing to lie about that, who know what else you'll be sold. I'd buy the york peppermint patties at that price before the guitar.
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  14. Well, though I prefer single coils, I know Fenders still sound like Fenders with any sort of passive pickups on board. Thats the main thing. Also, I'm now cured of my long standing SD phobia having used the SD P90s. Its a fine job of routing / finishing there and its looking really good. 👍
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  15. Is that the fish soup stuff? My grandparents would be having that stuff on Christmas Eve and it smells horrible. No wonder Swedes are all skinny! And remember that if you have Swedish or Native American ancestry, you may have extra root canals in your teeth, so tell your endodontist, lol.
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  16. The ENT diagnosis was Meniere's disease,, but one test was inconclusive, when he placed the large tuning fork on my forehead the vibration was felt equally in both ears. So he suggested eliminating caffeine, unless you have a better treatment I'll stick with him, he has been an ENT since 1965, he is in his 80s , and looks like 50,
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  17. I will mop up. 😉
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  18. It could be the forum, I've been getting timeouts and lag from this forum the last couple of weeks.
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  19. True but if you already have vertigo, it can make the symptoms worse.
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  20. Caffeine does not cause vertigo.
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  21. Must be some tasty stuff if you have had it once in 50 years.
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  22. Wow that stuff is truly evil. What a shame.
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  23. My father was adopted by a Swedish couple (hence the Scandinavian surname Englund, but the vast majority of my ancestors came over from England). He was raised with a lot of traditional Swedish dishes. My mother made lutefisk a few times and I do remember eating it and not minding it. Seems like it was some kind of whitefish in a creamy sauce? It's been 50 years probably.
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  24. All I know is that after giving up caffeine I have had no more episodes of vertigo. And I was only drinking one or two cups of coffee per day before abstaining.
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  25. I'm not putting what ever that is in my mouth ever. I'll tear up a plate of Swedish Meatballs though, just not the ones from Ikea.
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  26. Yep just ask the expert one Mr. David Crosby. You to can make irrational decisions and trade a rare priceless 1940's Brazilian Rosewood Martin for a bag of blow.
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  27. Just replace the coffee with cocaine - problem solved. 😂
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  28. Apologies - I did burst out laughing when I read that sentence.
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  29. I was ha ing episodes of vertigo a little-known over a year ago, I went to two specialists, one wanted to sell me hearing aids, the other, a ENT, told me to go without caffeine for 10 days, if that didn't work he would put me on Diuretics. Long story short, I gave up caffeine and it went away.
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  30. There is nothing funny about vertigo at all. vertigo can lead to major depression and suicide. I know.
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  31. I wasn't making light of a serious subject, I was confirming that I too have experienced dizziness and blacked out. When I came to I was sick and immobilized for several hours and in one case days. There were other times when I came to and I was fine..
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  32. I have too. And I have edited and highlit your post so despite the seriousness of the subject it is IMO now the single greatest most searingly truthful post ever on the whole Gibson forum. For - who among us can deny the same? Ah, memories.....Iconic.
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  33. I have experienced dizziness on different occasions where I blacked out, a few were when I was sick and also from holding too much smoke in my lungs or standing up too fast. In the Army we used to knock each other out by completely exhaling and having someone put a sudden squeeze on our chest, hmm things you do when you get bored..
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  35. I had a guy offer me this amp today. It's pretty much a done deal. EDIT - It IS a done deal. '66 Deluxe Reverb. All original except for 1) Power Xfmr from '68, and 2) the speaker appears to be a Magnavox 232 - the predecessor to the Jensen c12-n. The speaker seems to be from 1958, best I can tell. Not sure yet. Cap job from mid eighties. So clean I'll need some white gloves like the museum guys have. Anyway, enjoy!
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  36. The rules are pinned at the top - seems like you can't sell any porn or religion...or religious porn I guess (aka the Big Bill clause) ...oh, and you can't beg. Other than that it appears fine, but you may get snotty replies about your wares from certain inspectres it seems... anyhoo...what ya got?
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  37. Just when I think I've seen everything. Common to see two people play the same piano. Now I'm waiting to see 2 play the the same harmonica.
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