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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 6 points
    Personally I track my wife's movements on the Visa card.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 5 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. =/
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 5 points
    Im a little fond of the "cherry" ones myself.
  16. 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/
  17. 5 points
    Just received this guitar and love it...love to hear about and see pics of other Original Collection guitars!
  18. 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.
  19. 5 points
    So that's what turns my underwear yellow!!!
  20. 4 points
    Problem solved. I still say it was the tuner. 😀
  21. 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!
  22. 4 points
    they are still among the coolest of the cool guitars to play. Massive fret access, light, but still hit like a sledgehammer when you need them too. I never thought I'd like SGs as much as I do,, all I had to do was try one and the lights went on... "YEA! I GET IT!
  23. 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.......
  24. 4 points
    Put on some damn clothes! :)
  25. 4 points
    Stop talking piffle. You bought a dud. That was your fault. From whom did you buy the instrument? A dealership? A private individual? Under what terms and conditions? Did you buy the guitar new or used? You say the case was shoddy but you might get a replacement so why cannot you get a refund if the guitar is as bad as you suggest? YOU need to accept liability because there is no-one else who made this mistake - it was YOU. What was your real purpose in signing in to this forum? To moan about your purchasing error here? To tell folks here that CS instruments are actually pretty rubbish? How much experience do you have with playing Custom Shop Les Pauls? To say that CS instruments are no better than the regular USA-line examples is simply untrue - as most of us here have discovered for ourselves. Grow up. Pip.
  26. 4 points
    My secret weapon is preparation and practice. Well prior to a gig, I do a lot of individual practice on the guitar, and I run thru every song that we might even perform on my guitar, the day prior to each full band practice. I play them all, using my pedal rig and the amps I intend to lug to that next gig. I play standing up to the mic, thru the music room PA. I sing as I play, no matter whether I have the lead or the harmonies on this song or that. Everything is set up precisely the way I plan to set it up on stage. I practice my pedal settings and transitions from rhythm to lead solo sections, and back. I run thru every single song we intend to play, or might even play, from beginning to end. I evaluate the chord/lyrics sheets, to make sure that every quirk and variation is red-inked and understandable on the music stand there. Then, when I get the band together for a full-on band practice, I am not the weak link. I'm ready, and I'm able to help everyone else out without fiddling and adjusting and correcting my own mistakes. As a band, we practice our timing, our transition from one song to the next, and we really practice our vocal harmonies so that they are fluid, instinctive, and beautiful. We mainly practice that old bar-band thing of "wait, how are we going to end this song exactly??" Sometimes it's a slow-down to a sublime finish, and sometimes it's a hard-stop. But we all have to look each other in the eye, and vow to remember how each song will finish. In a lot of cases, with upbeat dance-oriented songs, we practice (and discuss) how we will stretch out any given song when the audience is really digging it, and when people are on the dance floor. (When a crowd is dancing, you naturally want to keep them on the dance floor, and enjoying the moment. This is how you get invited back to play more gigs there, again and again.) In that vein, we practice the hip-pocket, danceable songs that we can instantly transition to on the fly, and play and sing without fiddling with the chord/lyric sheets. Some songs you can play and sing in your sleep. You want to be able to roll right into those, one after the other. Oh, and after band practice, I clean up everything, and I wipe the guitars and basses down with Finger Ease and guitar polish. I fix any connections or bits of kit that might've malfunctioned during band practice. I throw out bad cables, and I repair what is repairable. May was well fix it now, and not wait until the day of the load-in and sound check. Okay, I'm gonna shut up now. 😞
  27. 4 points
    My Standard 50s just arrived and I took off the pick guard and there was no damage. Get this, they put a nice piece of felt on the nut to protect the finish. My guitar was out Gibson's door on 05/27/2019. I guess they have been looking into the issue.
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