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  1. 4 points
    I don't think you need to do anything. You know what they say...If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  2. 3 points
    Found this on my local Craigslist the other day and picked it up today. It's a Peavey Heritage VTX 130 combo. Listed as an '82 model. Sounds good. Loud, too. Cool sounding amp. Also has a built in phaser effect, too. The guy bought it brand new and only gigged it twice and tucked it away all these years. Still has the original tubes, manual that's still sealed in the bag, and price sticker on it. It is a hybrid amp. Got it for $180.
  3. 3 points
    I think I saw one of your films back in the 80s.
  4. 3 points
    They saw that almost all the saddles were wrong and they decided to put a new bridge and do it all over again. The important thing is the guitar has perfect intonation now.
  5. 3 points
    Personally... - I would not trust a smart phone app to intonate a guitar. suggestions for tuners depends on what you want to invest. Peterson makes some of the most accurate standalone and headstock mountable tuners on the market. But they aint cheap. Also the TC Electronics PolyTune, or Boss TU3 would do the job.
  6. 3 points
    I'm doing okay. Saw my GP on Friday (she's still quite lovely and quite married) and then saw the cardiologist today. It's been two weeks since I had that heart attack and I'm afraid that today I relapsed and started puffing on my pipe. Trying not to inhale, just get some nicotine into my mouth. I HOPE this isn't a YUGE mistake. I will probably do this for a bit and then get sick of it and quit for good. I just could not stop thinking about puffing on a pipe. What happened was a blob of crud came detached from an artery and plugged up one of the aortas. By the time I blacked out it was 100% clogged. Why it happened when it did, who knows. Wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary - adjusted the rear chain on the bike and then was commuting into work and was worried about running late. Will another episode occur? Maybe yes, maybe no. The doctors can't say because they don't know. They think it's from smoking and I've always had high cholesterol levels since I was first tested as a kid. The thinking is smoking makes the arteries stiff and one flexed which allowed the crud to pop off. The hospital pharmacist seemed to think this crud build up was due to smoking (pot) and cocaine abuse back in the 1980s coming back to bite me. Not current activites, stuff from the 1980s. Maybe. That could be. I put a lot of toot up my nose and smoked a lot of pot and drank a lot of booze and ate mescaline and stuff when I was a kid. I'm sure that wasn't very good for me but at the time turning 60 wasn't much of a concern, ha, ha. Another doctor said the hospital blames everything on smoking and he wasn't quite so sure, it could just be one of those things. I do know that smoking makes the blood thicker (which explains why riding motorcycles in the Winter never bothered me very much) and it elevates the heart rate and it narrows the passageways. All in all, not a good thing. They have me on aspirin, a blood thinner and a cholesterol medication so we'll see. Thank you both for asking, once they got the stent put in it took around 12 hours for my blood pressure and heart rate to stabilize and it's been good so far. I really need to lose this pipe so maybe I'll wind up with that Nicorette gum to get the craving out of my mouth. It looks like the big problem in tobacco are these weird toxic chemicals which are a byproduct of the combustion process. The nicotine gets you hooked, the toxic chemicals bump you off. P.S. P90s sound different depending upon the thickness of the wood they're mounted in. I'll bet they sound great in a Les Paul with the carved tops.
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  8. 2 points
    Sweet! I wish Gibson would bring back the ES Goldtop Les Paul with Bigsby & P90's......
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  10. 2 points
    Love the long version of "Time Has Come Today". Happy trails, George.
  11. 2 points
    I have a Laney Cub 12 and am very happy with it. I would also recommend the Blackstar HT5 NHTom
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    I think so, too. The price tag is still on it where this guy got it brand new in '82 and it was $599.50 back then. Also came with the receipt, too.
  13. 2 points
    This is excellent advice. An underset neck means the guitar is screwed right out of the gate. They should never get out of the factory this way but stuff happens I guess. There are a few good ways to check for an underset neck: Sight the neck. Put the end of the guitar on your toe and look down the neck trying to align the edge of the treble or bass side of the neck until it becomes a straight line to the bridge. If the top of the bridge (not the saddle) and the end of the fretboard align, then the neck is set properly. If the line of the fretboard points below the bridge towards the body, then it is underset. Put a straight-edge down the fretboard, on edge, between the D and G strings. As you slide the straight-edge towards the bridge, the bottom edge should slide smoothly over the top of the bridge and then butt up against the saddle. If it hits the front thickness of the bridge, the neck is underset. Check for a low saddle. If the guitar is new or just a few years old, the saddle should have substantial material above the bridge. If you are looking at a new guitar and the saddle is low, then the neck was underset when it was made and the factory lowered the saddle to compensate. Once the guitar ages, there will be no saddle material left to adjust the saddle down to lower the action from the rising neck. In EVERY case, a new guitar with an underset neck should be avoided as more trouble than it is worth. I don't care if it is a new $5000 Gibson or Martin, they aren't worth being reset. Find a good one. On a personal note, any SJ200 with an Adirondack (red spruce) top will be superior to a standard J200 in my opinion.
  14. 1 point
    Loosen the strings a bit and off you go.
  15. 1 point
    If I had pre war Martins and '59 Lesters I could move to Highgate or St. John's Wood and hire proper movers.
  16. 1 point
    I understand. Have you contacted Gibson? Have you contacted a lawyer yet?
  17. 1 point
    I love the 50's style LP Standards, specially the beefier Vintage 50's neck, that does seem to make it a sustain machine.. Hope you have many years of rapture with it..
  18. 1 point
    I remember that SG, remember how i drooled 👻 one day i'll have one! No problem with the "second" guitars, as Mark explains
  19. 1 point
    Hey Jinder , is yours a Ice Tea burst on the back , top and sides? Mine also had birdseye maple neck as well. Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam ended up with it. It was a cool guitar. But the Brazilians were a must have at the time.
  20. 1 point
    I thought winning the Casino for but is it a Bisby whammy bar or was Let It BE
  21. 1 point
    Congratulations. You know two guitars in one day is a serious addiction 😁
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    The Epi Dot is one Epiphone that I kept. However, I'd recommend an Epiphone 335 pro (like this one for example), which costs about the same and has a bit more bling. My Dot:
  25. 1 point
    What he says. You are hitting the A with harder and harder force until you get the buzz. It's a self-fulfilling action. It could be that the A string nut slot is a tiny bit deeper than it should be, but that isn't obvious. I can make any string on most of my guitars buzz if I deflect them enough and then release them.
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    I think if you can find a local amp repair guy and find out what he can fix or get parts for. Note that "get parts" usually means it will be down for a while.. My last Marshall was made in Mexico.. If you buy an amp with complex circuits, it could take a while to fix.. Old style amps, similar to Fenders, were not very complex relying on tubes to do most of the work, just need a few spares.. I would call the Blues Jr below, low tech simplicity at its best.. 🙂 Image from the web...
  27. 1 point
    That's The Palms in Mesquite, NV.
  28. 1 point
    I'd flip the saddle just to see how much 'off-centre' it can be. I suspect that the slight difference would be insignificant when you are actually playing the (very pretty) thing. Strange that it's out at all, though... Pip.
  29. 1 point
    I had a P93 and should have kept it. This great guy made one professionally for me and it fit perfectly. https://www.wdmusic.com/wd-custom-pickguards.html
  30. 1 point
    Yes I read about his passing. I remember them too, "Time Has Come Today" - still relevant really isn't it? R.I.P.
  31. 1 point
    Because guitars go out of tune when you use them. Like tires wear when you use your car. Your kitchen knives dull in one session of mise en place. It's kind of the way it is. rct
  32. 1 point
    Hi everyone, Good to be here, just purchased my first Gibson Les Paul and thought i would join your Forum to chat and learn from other LP musicians, i am recently retired and have taken up the guitar again for the first time in over 50 years ... and loving it! 😁 Already own a Fender Strat and a PRS Custom 24 SE Floyd Rose and now my little collection is complete with the recently acquired brand new Gibson Les Paul Standard Limited 2016 Mahogany Top... hope to meet many knowledgeable people here .....
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    I had a Fender mustang 50 years ago, but sadly sold that. Bought my first Epiphone mid 70's, a FT-350BL which I still own. This month my wife bought me a Les Paul Special II Plus which I'm currently having set up with 9's
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    Just FYI. The specific size designation for the LG0 (as well as the LG1, 2, and 3) is a concert size guitar. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  36. 1 point
    Remember you can always remove the tension spring to get just a bit more travel
  37. 1 point
    I’m not a player who believes any specific music genre is solely tied to a specific type or look of a guitar model. I believe tone and style and playing expertise is tied to one’s hands, heart, and practicing disciplines. However, with that being said, you might want to look into Epiphone’s Masterbuilt Century Series Olympic or Zenith models for a relatively reasonably priced acoustic archtop. They have an acoustic or electric archtop sound and a really straight and chunky neck that can handle slide licks. Or, another affordable guitar is an Epiphone EL-00 Pro, which is a 00 style solid topped bodied guitar typically associated with acoustic blues playing. It also has a built in pick up. I own both the Olympic and EL00-Pro models, I use them both (as well as all of my instruments) for all types of music, which includes slide delta blues as well as jazz, rock, folk, folk-rock, country,classical. Hope this helps. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  38. 1 point
    Long-term review (one month later) Excellent, excellent strings. Consider me a convert.
  39. 1 point
    I love golf. Play a couple times a week, which is apparently not enough to get any better.
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    Marcus King Band - Virginia... thinking I need an ES
  42. 1 point
    A 12AX7 is a power tube, 2 of them would indicate 2 X more power. A Fender Twin used 12AX7's for pre-amp and 6L6's for main power..
  43. 1 point
    Nice looking guitar. Sorry about the earlier comment. Sometimes I forget the "never post until after the meds kick in" rule. D.
  44. 1 point
    Come on... the man had to pee...
  45. 1 point
    Damn, those cases cost more than the guitars that go in them!
  46. 1 point
    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. 😞
  47. 1 point
    I am listening to early beatles when they first made it big in the USA. Twist and shout to please, please, really fun stuff
  48. 1 point
    Great post. I have never heard of it either. Thanks for sharing and that was a great score!!
  49. 0 points
    If its too tough, vape maybe a step in the right direction?
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    This is an old post but shows up high in searches, so I figured it would be useful to include a link to this Basic Guitar Setup guide available on Gibson's site. http://legacy.gibson.com/Support/Tech-Tips/Basic-Guitar-Setup.aspx That guide is part of the Tech Tips section http://legacy.gibson.com/Support/Tech-Tips.aspx Even when findable through Google, I got those resources from calling Gibson's Customer Service on the phone.
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