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  1. 7 points
    In all this time I never knew that you were Scottish! P.
  2. 7 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. =/
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 6 points
    Personally I track my wife's movements on the Visa card.
  11. 5 points
    I haven't been on the Forum for several months but I would like to extend my thanks to Pippy, JDGM, Rab's, Notes Norten and Steve Ford and many others that have helped me in the past and from reading your posts. I never would have had the nerve to work on my Gibson GT S with what it cost, fear of screwing it up but it's 7 years old now since I got it used. This morning after all I learned from you guys and what I've read on the Internet I put new strings on it & noticed the neck had a bow in it. First time I adjusted the truss rod ever. Then I noticed the strings were high and lowered the bridge as low as I could go. I re- tuned it and checked the intonation and it was perfect for the first time. Plugged it in and it sounds great. I think I can set my own guitars up from now on as I never was mechanically guitar minded before. Anyway, thanks to all of you for helping me learn what I have over a few years being on here. Espeacialy Rab's.
  12. 5 points
    treated myself to an early Christmas present for the next 3 or 4 years. 2008 ES335 Custom shop. has been in the case on a back shelf in the store since 08. I "discovered" it 5 yrs ago and have been having weekly conjugal visits ever since. at 59, I'm stuck between "you only live once" & "you've got bills to pay dumba$$". but with a minor anxiety attack, I brought her home. it's pretty sweet.
  13. 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!!!
  14. 5 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.
  15. 5 points
    A bit of background, I started playing about 1.5 years ago so mainly a newbie. I’ve been fortunate enough to get two really nice guitars which are a 2017 Martin GP35E and six weeks ago a 2019 Gibson J-45. I can’t decide if I like one better than the other. When I play the Martin I’m sure it’s my favorite with its shimmer, sustain and what I can only describe as this fantastic lyrical musical quality. Today I played the J-45 strung with Martin Retros MM 12-54s. I’ve discovered what the Gibson thump is and wow! How can you live without this big woody organic sounding guitar that’s as pretty as it is impressive sounding. When I’m playing it I can’t think a guitar could sound much better. Today it’s definitely my favorite and when my time is up, as someone said. you’ll have to pry it from my cold dead hands. What it all adds up to for me is this feeling inside me that’s so motivating for me to practice and learn. It’s weird how if I’m playing I have this peaceful focused feeling. It’s all encompassing and it seems as if nothing else exists. No problems, no worries just me and the guitar. I’m so very thankful that I’ve found this but not starting until age 63 makes me wonder what could have been. I’ve never found something that was a passion that satisfies me the way guitar playing has. I’m hoping that this fire continues to burn for the time I have left. Is this fairly common, I’d love to hear others story.
  16. 5 points
    I believe he left us in 2017.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 5 points
    i prefer guitars & women to be indecent ...
  20. 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
  21. 5 points
    With all the goofy Social media uproar over NOTHING, ( ever notice there's always a contingent of the disgruntled in search of their latest END OF THE WORLD outcry), I'd like to present this image I came across. This guitar looks awesome. Yes I agree bring the price back a bit so that people like Joker & me can find within reach but upon first sight. Kind of hate the internet though and would never buy a guitar over it. I must've played 25 414-ce's until i found the one that sounded the best. People who say things like all Les Pauls of same year sound the same or all Taylors have the same sound ( some even take it across models) are full of it. There's differences between any two hanging side by side in your local guitar superstore. But she's a looker and I felt deserved a post so others may get a good look. Love the white back, you never see that. Come on G, bring the number down a few, so people can make it work, otherwise folks will look elsewhere. It's tricky we know.
  22. 5 points
    You bought a guitar and loved it for 2 years and then decided you didn't like it because you read what it said on the bottom of the pickups. Maybe you learned that you like 490Ts better than you thought.
  23. 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.
  24. 5 points
    I found this the other day and thought some of you might find it as enjoyable and charming as I have. Don't forget to un - mute it on the bottom right. https://imgur.com/gallery/PxgcJpS
  25. 5 points
    treated myself recently. got a 2019 Fender Performer Strat in Seafoam green & traded in the Fender Hot Rod deluxe I got a couple of months ago for a Blackstar Club 40. pretty happy with both. the trick with bringing the Blackstar home was I hadn't gotten around to telling my wife about the Fender amp ... she got over it.
  26. 5 points
    Im a little fond of the "cherry" ones myself.
  27. 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/
  28. 5 points
    Just received this guitar and love it...love to hear about and see pics of other Original Collection guitars!
  29. 5 points
    I said I didn't need another Les Paul but my local Guitar Center had one of these so I had to go over and check it out. I was thinking I might trade my Les Paul Custom Lite, but they offered a pretty good price without the trade so I bought it. Didn't hurt that they had a sweet brand new Fender Super Reverb to demo it on. Has the Burstbucker 61R and 61T pickups - not sure how they differ from the Burstbucker Pros that are in my Standard, but they sound a little hotter, and a little dirtier although they clean up nicely at lower volumes. Also the "out of phase" push pull seems to be a little more distinct sounding than my Standard, maybe because the pickup are uncovered? The neck is a nice slim 60s style, although flatter than the asymmetrical fingerboard on my Standard. The finish looks like a plain top, and the photos don't show it very well, but there is some figure in there. I like the reflector knobs which seem a little taller and easier to grab onto than regular top hats, nut does not bind and the set up is overall very good. I will go over it in a day or two and set to my liking, but for now just having fun playing it. Has 9 hole weight relief, so comes in at 8.5 pounds, about a pound heavier than my Standard with "ultra-modern weight relief", but not too heavy. I don't play those 9:00 PM to 1:00 or 2:00 AM bar gigs anymore so hopefully I can tote it as long as needed.
  30. 5 points
    So that's what turns my underwear yellow!!!
  31. 4 points
    A year ago almost to the day I bought a new Taylor 814 CE with the V class bracing, and it was everything that it was advertised to be, but I just never bonded with it for some reason. I had gone from their Grand Concert size to a Grand Auditorium and the tone and punch I was looking for just wasn't there. No point in having an expensive guitar sitting in the case all the time so I went on a quest for a new acoustic. Solution - SJ200 Standard: Spruce top, maple back/sides, two piece maple neck, rosewood board, tusq nut and bridge pins - this is what an acoustic should sound like to me. It has an LR Baggs Anthem system which I haven't quite got dialed in yet, but only fooled with it less than an hour so it will get there. I traded the Taylor in as well as a LP I didn't play much anymore so very little out of pocket and now I have an acoustic that I will really look forward to playing. 😎
  32. 4 points
    lol, we should ! if women could read my mind 99% of them would be completely disgusted. BUT ! that 1% ...
  33. 4 points
    Here's Vader with the catnip -
  34. 4 points
    I think I saw one of your films back in the 80s.
  35. 4 points
    Why the heck didn't you guys call Gibson? I've had issues on one of my Gibsons & one of my Epiphones. I called Gibson, they emailed a UPS return Label, I sent Guitars to Gibson, they re-inspected the entire Guitars, they repaired them, did perfect Set ups & they came back perfect. They were excellent to work with.. 180 degrees from Fender...
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
    Problem solved. I still say it was the tuner. 😀
  38. 4 points
    I don't really collect shipping boxes, but they are so hard to find where I live, I don't ever throw them out either. I keep them in a storage unit and stack them so that all you see when you open the door is the bottom panel of a bunch of guitar boxes. I think if I ever can't make the storage payments some vulture is going to get to bid on my "abandoned' storage. They will be pretty bummed when they find out that those Gibson, Suhr, Fender CS boxes are all empty!
  39. 4 points
    Had it a week now, love the 61 pick ups, here's some pics.
  40. 4 points
    IMHO, between the nut and the bridge is where you get the magic, anything beyond those points does not matter. Maybe the life of the strings... maintaining tuning ... nothing more than that... I heard all the arguments against what I just stated, don't bother, my mind is made up. 😁
  41. 4 points
    I purchased new SG Gibson 2019 few weeks ago and want to give my review on this guitar after all the not so good publicity Gibson have been receiving of late. Purchased guitar online after receiving few pictures of SG to check out better view of guitar and looked pretty good on pictures. Rather would have liked to go to Guitar Store and checked out and played guitar before buying , but being a Left hand model not many were available down under here in Sydney Australia, actually none were available, until Manny's Guitars Brisbane just received guitar one day before I purchased it. Brisbane is a 10 hour drive from Sydney , delivered by Courier few days later. This SG sounds sensational and is a joy to play, smooth and silky. Setup spot on nothing needed to be adjusted. Heritage Cherry in colour with no faults in paint or grain texture. Rosewood fretboard nice mild colour, frets all perfectly aligned, slim taper neck is so superb to play feels so comfortable in palm of hand. Stays in tune has Grovers Rotomatics, volume , tone and toggle switch smooth as. 490 pickups especially bridge pickup killer sound. Comes with a Soft case which is Leather , great quality and is solid protection for guitar. There are people on YouTube knocking this case saying not good protection but case is 1 and a half inches thick covered in foam and leather. Overall absolutely rapped with this SG so be assured Gibson players Gibson quality and build is A1 condition and no faults with this SG. Proud owner of American history , as with Angus We Salute You.......
  42. 4 points
    Can't say enough good about this guitar, especially at it's price point. PLEK'ed from the factory and plays perfectly out of the box.
  43. 4 points
    Here's my 2009 R8. Killer guitar. Nice big neck, 9 pounds 2 ounces. Actually found the original owner of this guitar on this site, but he hasn't been here since 2013 lol.
  44. 4 points
    Gibson or Fender into - 1. Fender tweed type amp, or 2. Fender Blackface/Silverface. Lots of good amps are derived from those designs. I'm not big on modern Marshall amps. the old 1959's and JTM45's are nice for what they do but the new amps, the DSL/TSL's and those amps, are thin and fizzy, Hard to work on. They tend to have cranky owners too, lol. Gibson basically never made good amps. There were a few, but they also made some really bad amps. Fender just totally kicked Gibson's butt in the amp department. Nobody did anything as well as Fender did amps. I just work on tube amps, so I've grown to dislike modelling amps and distortion pedals and heavy effects, cause they're so compressed and flat. Playing with effects makes it hard to develop a intuitive connection between your fingers and your ears.
  45. 4 points
    I recently purchased my first Gobson, a 2019 Gibson Explorer Antique Natural. I am mostly a Jackson guy. But I have a few other popular and cheapo brands. I always wanted a real Explorer and finally got it. I absolutely love how it looks, how it feels, how it plays, and how it sounds.But I do have one issue with it. It does not stay in tune that great. It's not horrible. It is mostly after a couple songs that the g,b, and high e go a little out. I've read that this is somewhat common on Gibson guitars. It's not that big of a deal for me. So I am going to use this issue to upgrade my tuners to locking tuners. I definetely don't want to be drilling holes for the new tuners. So does anybody know of any locking tuners that can be "dropped in" without drilling? Thanks.
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