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  1. 13 points
    Ordered a 2020 Mid Engine Corvette 8/15/19. Had a few delays - auto workers strike, finishing 2019 models, re-tooling plant, covid shut down, delivery carrier going bankrupt, but on 10/7/20 I finally got to pick it up. So far I would say it was worth the wait. Rainy day so the lighting for photos isn't very good, but I think you can get the idea. 6.2 Liter fuel injected V8 with dry sump oil system, 495 hp, 8 speed dual clutch automatic trans with paddle shifters. I opted for LT3 package which means it is leather and suede inside from head to toe. Now if I can just figure out all the high tech digital accessories and it stops raining maybe I can get out and enjoy it. Rear visibility is pretty poor with the engine behind the seats, and a narrow rear window (huge blind spots), but they solved it by putting a camera at the rear of the top which feeds in to the rearview mirror so you actually get a much better view than a traditional mirror (although you can use that if you wish). Only had it a couple days but so far very HAPPY 😁
  2. 9 points
    Came upon this scene on a walk with my lovely down the boardwalk on Lake Champlain during sunset on a September Eve a few years ago. Thankfully, my Canon 20D was with us, otherwise, I'd have missed this one. A harvest Moon rising over the southern coast of Maine. Early Autumn along the roadside in Kennebunkport ME. Sunset at Nubble Light, York ME. Early winter snowfall, warm enough for the snow to stick to the trees, this was taken about 7:00 am. before the sun could melt it all away this was originally shot with Kodachrome 25, then scanned to an img file. it lost some of it's magic in the scan. the original slide is gorgeous, Mr. Moon in full...
  3. 9 points
    What did I do wrong? During the past 4 years I've spent roughly $10,000 on Gibson guitars. I think I posted pictures of every Gibson I bought - I was making sure what I was buying an authentic Gibson. (they were all used guitars). So, yeah, anyway, about the -2 reputation: Did I offend people or something? I can't imagine what that would have been. =/
  4. 8 points
    We could do without your tripe as well.
  5. 7 points
    Do you think that's funny? Are you trying to make a point? That's is just plain stupid! I think you owe some apologies to both sides of the pond on this one. Do you under stand... good god man,use your head. Now I know why my dear friends have left this forum, this place has gotten sick. The moderators here really need to grow some balls Using the word of the great Pip, "I'm out of here!"
  6. 7 points
    A few pairs of ES’s 1959 EB-2, 1968 ES-335 12, 1968 EB-2DC, 1967 ES-335, 1974 Les Paul Signature Guitar & Bass, 2016 ES Les Paul Bass & 2015 ES Les Paul.
  7. 7 points
    A man flying in a hot air balloon suddenly realizes he’s lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below.He lowers the balloon further and shouts to get directions, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" The man below says: "Yes. You're in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.""You must work in Information Technology," says the balloonist. "I do" replies the man. "How did you know?""Well," says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct, but It's of no use to anyone." The man below replies, "You must work in management." "I do," replies the balloonist, "But how'd you know?" "Well", says the man, "you don’t know where you are or where you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault."
  8. 7 points
    This just arrived at Wildwood for me and hopefully will ship out today. It's a R6 but obviously with a quilt top, so it's not really historically correct but they still serialized it as a R6 anyway.
  9. 7 points
    In all this time I never knew that you were Scottish! P.
  10. 7 points
    2019 Original Collection Gold Top with P90s...9.5lbs, pleked, clean work, and nice medium to dark fingerboard and sounds fantastic. I paid under 2K shipped to my front door, IMO these are a big win for Gibson.
  11. 7 points
    I've been an SG fan since about 1963, when I saw my first one in the hands of the lead guitar player of some band at a party I went to. I was about fifteen. I couldn't take my eyes off that guy's guitar. It was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. There were no Les Pauls at that time, they had been discontinued due to lack of interest. I probably didn't even know anything about Les Pauls then, because Les Paul himself was passe and. played my parents' music. The SG was a rocker, and made a deep impression on my young soul. >After playing acoustic and bass for literally decades, I finally bought myself Gibson SG in 2008, as a gift to myself for turning 60. I bought an SG special with the faded finish. That humble SG special is the best guitar of any kind that I have ever played. By now I've modded it with all the best of everything I could buy or make, not because there was anything wrong with it as built, but because I fell so head over heels for this guitar that I wanted nothing but the best for my baby. Like some sugar daddy, buying pretty things for a lovely woman... She doesn't really need anything to be beautiful, but he loves the way she behaves when she's wearing that... >And it's ten years later, and she's still the Queen of my music room. The above posts are correct, G.A.S. will re-assert itself, but the SG is undiminished. One of th e world's best guitars, IMHO. Mine weighs 6.75 pounds and balances perfectly.
  12. 7 points
    Been low key lately. I have some stuff going on, friends. I am really sad, worried and dealing with issues I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I can’t bring myself to talk about it specifically, but I miss you guys, and I’d like to ask as a favor, if you could send some good karma my way. thanks and peace...
  13. 7 points
    We had an old PA system hanging around for some time. (Soundtech) powered mixer, two way (15s/Horn) enclosures. Wasn't using them, they weren't worth even selling really, maybe some where around $175/200 for all of it. My son and I agreed, just find someone who needs a PA and give it to them. There's a luthier in town, (she's excellent) she also teaches, (good guitar player) and has recently started mentoring a group of young players who've formed a band. They are very good for their ages (15~18). I asked her if she knew any one who would be interested and she immediately mentioned these kids. So I dropped them off at her shop and and she was going to see who among the 4 kids wanted the PA. She messaged me a few days later, and said the drummer had room in his basement, and he was taking it. That was the last I heard. Was happy to know there was some one who could use, them that's all we wanted. That was about 2 weeks ago. Monday I brought my 95 LP Standard for some maintenance, and I picked it up yesterday. While I was there she shows me the email from the kid's mom who took the PA. I was floored with the gratitude I saw in this email. This was a big deal for these guys. This old dusty PA system got cleaned up a bit, (it all does work) and is at last back to being put to good use. Dianne didn't want to take any money for the repair ($30) since this was a big help to her students, but I left the money on her bench anyway, this is how she pays her bills. We probably all got stuff we're not using and don't know what to do with, well, here's one thing you can do with that "Stuff" you may have lying around and are not using. a bit of good karma for the week goes a long way.
  14. 6 points
    I brought home a new 2019 Original Collection SG Special from Bailey Brothers in Birmingham last night. A big shout out to my guitar guru-salesman Erskine Milton! This is a beautiful guitar, flawless, and a tone machine. I was quite surprised how versatile this guitar is. Rock, Blues, Jazz and Chickin' pickin' this SG will deliver. Lite weight but not as lite as I had imagined. Balanced very nicely and the neck is heaven. Gibson is having a banner year in 2019. They have gone back to making guitars that made Gibson a legend.
  15. 6 points
    Spotted this little guy in my side yard one morning:
  16. 6 points
    Back in High School Guitar Player magazine had just been launched and I started reading all of Tom Wheeler's articles about Gibsons from days gone by and my drug addled teen-aged mind was permanently warped by the pictures I saw there. I saw an early black Les Paul with P90s and my eyeballs popped out of my head with an audible BOING! noise. Holy Iconic Guitars, Batman!!! I've wanted one ever since. A little over 40 years later here comes a modern day facsimile of sorts. I'm really excited about this one. (don't tell the wife)
  17. 6 points
    No worries, this is a routine adjustment that is easily rectified with a slight tweak of the truss rod. If you don't know what that means, then you should search out a reputable guitar repair tech in your area. (try not to call Guitar Center, they rarely have any one that knows what they are doing) This would not be an action that would be considered a warranty claim unless the neck had become twisted or askew. A qualified tech would have to confirm that. Gibson should have shipped a truss rod wrench with the case, if not, then you can get them easily off amazon. (5/16 hex thin wall hex wrench) see This Link You access the truss rod by removing the truss rod cover with the two screws on the up past the nut. We could guide you thru this, but it's really something that you have to see to know what is going on. I bet there's some YouTube vids to explain as well. There are two conditions: Forward Bow, and Back Bow Forward bow the neck will be slightly concave as you sight down the neck from the nut to the bridge. in this case, the middle of the neck creates more distances to the strings making the strings feel high and hard to fret. Back bow would be a slight inclination to be convex, where the middle of the neck would be closer to the stings, this also has a tendency to cause notes in the first 2 frets to cancel out (buzz, or not ring true) To reduce forward bow, the truss rod needs to be tightened (lefty loosey, righty tighty) but you only go in 1/4 to 1/2 turn increments. To reduce back bow, truss rod needs to be loosened, again, never more than 1/2 to 1/4 at a time. The goal is to get the neck as straight as possible, using the strings as a guide, you can easily detect this once you know what to look for. But if this is all greek to you, look for someone who repairs and does guitar setups. This is a very easy thing to take care of
  18. 6 points
    I was wondering why the 61R and 61T Burstbuckers in my new LP Classis sound considerably different than the BB Pros in my 2017 LP Standard so I emailed customer service about it. I was pleasantly surprised to get an answer within a half an hour on a Sunday afternoon. The pickups on the Classic are uncovered which I would think would make some difference, but both sets have Alnico 5 magnets. The difference is in the number of turns for the winding. The Bursbucker Pro Rhythm pickup has 5000 winds on the screw side, and 5200 on the slug side. The Pro Lead has 5300 on the screw side and 5500 on the slugs. So in each case 200 more winds on the slug side. The 61R and 61T are both wound the same (explained as because back in the day they didn't use different pickups for the different positions) but have 5261 winds on the screw side and only 5000 on the slug side. Gibson did say the bridge pick up is reverse/wind and revers/polarity to maintain hum cancellation when coil tapped, but both use the same number of winds. So the Pros use more winds on the SLUG side for each, whereas the 61s are the opposite - more winds on the SCREW side. I know nothing about how windings effect tones, and tones are subjective to each of us anyway - but to my ear the 61R and 61T are louder (A/B test done with amp and guitars both set exactly the same), and are just a little grittier or have a little more bark. The BB Pros seem to me a little cleaner and glassier sounding. Maybe nobody else cares about all this, but I think it's pretty cool that I was able to get a detailed explanation of the differences through Gibson in one quick email.
  19. 6 points
    I must confess. I once found perfect tone in a pawn shop, with a crappy, dusty guitar with five strings on it, and a no-name amp that was missing a Volume knob. I have found perfect tone in a temporary drunken state that later found me barely waking up from a bourbon coma. I have found perfect tone on a stage with my friends and band-mates on days or evenings when the wind was blowing just right, and our harmonies were tight, and the audience was happy and rocking. I found perfect tone trying out a Telecaster in a music store in Yuma, Arizona years ago. And it had more to do with the mood I was in more so than the guitar I was holding or the amp I was playing thru. But I have never found any sort of tone wonderfulness or benefit from changing out: this kind of tube for that kind of tube, this pickup for that pickup, these steel saddles for brass ones, or this brand of strings for that other one over there. Tone is a state of mind. It's confidence. It's in your fingers. It's in your head. An older sage once told me, and bear in mind the topic was finding the right girl, and/or going out and getting laid; "Sport, stop chasing it, and it will turn around and come to YOU." Tone fanatics. Stop chasing it already. It's probably already there. It's right in front of your face, most likely. Just play your guitar, play it well, make good music, be a good band-mate, and give the audience what they paid for. Tone will just happen, and it'll be good. 😏
  20. 6 points
    From donating instruments to tornado victims to this email they sent out yesterday, I'm really proud of this company. This is also on their main page. June 1st, 2020 For over 100 years we have supported voices across generations, genders, races, religions, and movements. We’ve supported voices of peace and change. Voices of love and heartbreak. Voices of solidarity and solutions. Today we are truly at a crossroads that will require the courage to make these voices, and our voices, matter even more. Racism should have no place in this world. Not in the past, the present, nor the future. Ever. It’s time, again, to be heard. Musicians and music have always found ways to inspire hope, drive change, and evolve culture in a positive way. So, let’s get through this crossroads together by uniting in our efforts to wipe out racism. We hear you. We support you. We stand with you. James ‘JC’ Curleigh President & CEO Gibson Brands
  21. 6 points
    Prejudice against any Race should not exist..
  22. 6 points
    If I had locked this topic a long time ago, you guys would have complained that you were just having a discussion and I was being too heavy handed.
  23. 6 points
    When you're b!tching about American farmers, be sure you're not doing it with your mouth full...
  24. 6 points
    It changes by the minute. And the 24 hour news stations have it on 24 hours a day. Don't really see any need for this thread. Just sayin...
  25. 6 points
    my current wife (#3), she works hard, and spends every penny she makes. but at least she works. my 1st 2 wives refused to work, 1st divorce, May of '83. guy I knew named Mark. she decided she liked him better. I let her have the house, everything in it. I left with my guitars, stereo & an old chair my grandfather gave me. my 2nd divorce May of '93, a guy I knew named Mark (another Mark) she decided she liked him better. I moved out (same f'n house. I got it back from #1) left with my guitars, stereo & the old chair my grandfather gave me. odd pattern had developed. #2 wound up taking me to the freakin' cleaners. theres a lot more to the story . usually is ... when #3 and I started dating I asked her if she knew any guys named Mark ...
  26. 6 points
    I didn't even watch the videos and I know I'm not using the wrong gauge. rct
  27. 6 points
  28. 6 points
    Got the first iteration of the rebuild plans. I think it is great!😁 My wife said she is willing to negotiate.
  29. 6 points
    Bohemian Rhapsody just won't go away. I'm sick of it. I was there the first time in the 70's. Then Wayne's World dug it back up. Then the last movie dug it up again. Pour some concrete on it...
  30. 6 points
    Yes, I know, I have already posted about this in the 'Blueshawk Club' thread but I felt I had to share my experience today in a new thread. I was fiddling with my Marshall DSL15C, basically just knob twiddling really, trying to get to that sweet spot without perforating my eardrums or aggravating my neighbours. Well, anyway, today must have been one of those days when everything cosmically aligns and turns out perfectly. The amp settings seemed to be spot on and the Blueshawk really sang. It was unbelievable, such a great tone. I'm not a good guitar player, far from it, but even with my lumpen hands of clay, it just sounded so, so sweet! I still cannot get over the tone that comes out of this thing! Anyway, sorry for raving, just wanted to share! As an aside, I also gave it a quick wipe-down, a set of new Hybrid Slinkys and a pic in the sun: Whoever owned this guitar prior to me really took care of it - just the most superficial of dings and blemishes and only very light evidence of fingerboard wear. I don't think it was used much, certainly not gigged, unless the guy (or gal!) had a feather touch anyway. I suspect it spent most of its time hanging or on a stand. It's weird - my Blueshawk and my Nighthawk, despite being roughly the same age, are like the yin and yang of guitars; the Nighthawk looks every one of its 26 years - it has been well-played, well-used and shows it whereas the Blueshawk, well, as you can see, it's nearly factory fresh bar the odd mark here and there.
  31. 6 points
    Personally I track my wife's movements on the Visa card.
  32. 5 points
    Tortoises didn't get me anything, wife didn't get me anything, dog didn't get me anything, snakes and lizards idea of a present is a bowel movement SO screw those guys, Happy Father's Day To Me from me. Guess I should pick up a Thank You card for myself, manners count a lot with me.
  33. 5 points
    Wait. I thought this was gonna be about........ Oh, never mind. 😥
  34. 5 points
    Ghost and Pepper, are you guys so bored that you have to destroy posts that other people may be enjoying?
  35. 5 points
    the relevance is before your time.. it was preceded by pictures of dead horses.. somehow that turned into a pic of Bono, it simply means it's time to stick a fork in a thread and move on. We should have moved on from this one after the first page of replies..
  36. 5 points
    '63 ES-330, '70 ES335, '83 ES-335 Dot:
  37. 5 points
    This came in today from Reverb. It's a 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard gold top. Been wanting a gold top Standard ever since I started playing. This thing is in great condition. Looks pretty much brand new. Don't think it was hardly ever played. Has the 498T/490R combo. Sounds great. Plays great, but think I'm going to have to do a minor setup because there are a couple of frets that buzz some, but that can be knocked out. Anyway, here's a pic.
  38. 5 points
    I heard the inventor of autocorrect died, I didn't even know he was I'll.
  39. 5 points
    UPDATE I got the guitar and it's a beaut. Definitely feels like the real deal and haven't stopped playin it. Thanks for the help!
  40. 5 points
    John had a great career and many fans. He was respected in every genre, and by all writers. He made it past three score plus 10. He did what he loved for a living, so he never worked a day in his life. I'll not mourn his death, I'll celebrate his life.
  41. 5 points
    Haven't been logged in here for months, but I thought I post a sign of life in these dark days for all mankind. In case I contract Covid-19 my chances to survive are close to zero, even in case of full medical service, but hope dies last. In this context I remembered a song by Paul McCartney which was a smash hit here in 1993. I wish listening to it may ease your mind a little as it does for me. Take care and stay healthy!
  42. 5 points
    2019 Two-Tone Telecaster Thinline, Daphne Blue on Arctic White. Black binding. '51 Nocaster pickups and man they bark like they supposed to. New type of tuners, three barrel bridge with big lip which I prefer on me teles. And nothing says Christmas like an Ebony fingerboard, especially on a regular old 9.5 neck. Goes well into my collection of Fender boards and necks. Beautiful guitar, the strap locks are going on it in a few and it'll be a keeper. High resolution hiqh quality 5G 3D 4K pitchers: rct
  43. 5 points
    After having a heart attack and blacking out while riding a motorcycle last month I'm thankful to be above ground. We take so much for granted but that's a mistake, we should enjoy every minute of it no matter what it is. Go forth and eat turkey!!!
  44. 5 points
    You are barking up the wrong tree. Gary Moore played 'Greeny' for decades and never sounded like PG. An R9 and PG Throbaks (I've played just such an instrument) plugged into an Orange set up is as good a place to start as any, I suppose, but (to state the bleeding obvious) 95 % of PG's tone came from himself and, FWIW, about 90% of that was from his right hand picking technique. Play about with guitars, pickups and amps to your heart's content. Practice more on technique. Best of luck in your quest. P.
  45. 5 points
    Hello all,In 2017, I went to the Guitar Center and played a J-45 for the first time. I was smitten, but the 2750 price tag was overwhelming to me. I thought to myself, how in the world am I going to be able to afford one of these? I convinced myself that the guitars that I had, which are good, would satisfy. But, something kept me searching. After waiting patiently, saving up and getting a day job, the stars aligned and I happened to see an ad on Craigslist.Of course in this time of waiting, I also looked at other great guitars like the Martin D-28 and OM-28, but I came back to the J-45 for its balanced tone and how well it accompanies my singing.Needless to say, this is a dream come true. When I play this guitar, I feel a sense of “Oh my God!” that doesn’t happen with every J-45. The look, sound and feel is like an elixir from the gods. I am so happy to have come across a special one and one that has such sentimental value (he proposed to his fiance with this). This is a lifetime guitar for me and I will love it, cherish it, and play it with joy – for myself and for the people.I wanted to share this story to say that fairy tales can come true.I'd love to hear your stories!Cheers,Paulinap.s. If has to be love at first strum.
  46. 5 points
    i prefer guitars & women to be indecent ...
  47. 5 points
    I was at Guitar Center Saturday and picked up this Schecter guitar that caught my eye and I've played it a few times. I wasn't looking to buy a guitar but this one played so nice. My lovely lady twisted my air and had me plug it in to hear it and I was blown away. The pickups kind of remind me of my guitars with DiMarzio pickups. Mid range, fairly hot, clear. But what got me was the coil tap and the sound of the Strat I could get out of that guitar when backing off the volume a little bit. I like the terms used for this guitar. Sonic destruction on a catastrophic level. Tight, focused and articulate response designed to shake the ground you stand on. Bone crunching pickups. I played it at band rehearsal the other night and it'll get the job done. My Les Pauls and Flying V's are still my main guitars but this is a very good guitar for less than $600.00. Seems to be a Guitar Center and Musician's Friend exclusive. The blue stripe in the picture is reflected from the window. It's a kind of brownish charcoal color. I've never really played a Schecter much until this one and haven't owned one either. Stayed in tune perfectly for 4 + hours of practice. Quality guitar at a good price. https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/cr-6-charcoal-burst-detail
  48. 5 points
    You may think making fun of one of the last Les Paul signatures is funny, but that is just plain disrespectful. Not the least funny.
  49. 5 points
    Im a little fond of the "cherry" ones myself.
  50. 5 points
    Been a while since I have posted anything. But long story short yesterday at the 2019 Josie Music Awards our song won Instrumental of the year! I believe it is the best thing that has ever happened to me musically. Anyways, the song was submitted by Hyram Posey who is a most talented violinist and by the way, also won musician of the year yesterday at the josie music awards and also won the 2018 Musician of the year at the American Western Music Awards 2018. So earlier this year he submitted a few songs we have done to the Josie music awards and we won yesterday! Here is a link to the song on our studio website. The website has not been updated just yet for the announcement of the award itself. However, you can listen to the full song just by scrolling down on the main page of the website and click on it. It is the first song that shows up called "Somewhere Else." I (Tim Henderson) play all of the guitar both lead, rhythm and bass, Gene Charlebois plays the drums, piano, keyboards, final mixing and Hyram Posey plays all of the violin. Hyram called me yesterday as soon as he found out from the award ceremony and I thought it would be cool to share here with you guys. I almost posted this a while back when were were nominated then decided not to do so because I had doubt it would go this far. However it went all of the way!!!! Hopefully some you will enjoy taking a listen to it and let me know your thoughts. Here is the link below. https://charlebois-studio.com/
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