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  1. 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 ou
    13 points
  2. 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 sca
    9 points
  3. Hello everyone, My name is dem00n. The number of posts on the left may imply that I was once an extremely active poster on these forums. I'm at an odd mood, I felt it was important to come back and make a thread, even if it doesn't really matter to anyone but me. I'm simply here to say, that these forums have shaped the very individual I am today. On December 27th, 2008 I joined this place at thirteen years old, I didn't even own a Gibson. I learned more here then I ever did in middle school or high school. I raised hell, made friends with a bunch of old dudes and spread my o
    8 points
  4. In Case of Emergency - Break Glass !
    7 points
  5. An amusing little video:
    7 points
  6. In advance of my 50th birthday on the 14th of March, my amazing wife has got me this amazing 61 SG Reissue with sideways vibrola. This has joined my 2015 Les Paul Traditional and 2003 ES-355 to form the holiest of Trinity’s.
    7 points
  7. I put up a whole wall of boards with hundred year old nail holes so a few more won't matter much
    7 points
  8. +1 on this- your son isn't going to love it because you kept it in a case and it's in great shape- he'll love it because it will remind him of you playing it and the music and times shared together. See this thread for an example of how this ends up happening. Everyone gets mad at themselves when they make the first ding in something expensive but after that the honest wear becomes a badge of honor. they're instruments meant to be played.
    6 points
  9. Yup, she had been talking about putting together a band for about two years and they had their first practice last night in our basement. Five pieces with three ladies and two guys. My kiddo is playing bass and will also join in on uke and percussion. Seemed like there was more laughing and eating pizza than playing though. I do not, however, like most of the music the kids are listening to. So it is official. I have become my father.
    6 points
  10. This past weekend we got booked into one of our favorite local joints on Saturday 5th, 8 to midnightish. Like old times. Except new owner, trying to figure out what bands he wants in there this summer. And he added a pool table. Sunday 5th, 3pm - 7pm out on the deck at a joint on the bay. It's a good one, we like playing that place, she is setting up her schedule for the summer, we'll get a few more out this one. YaY. rct
    6 points
  11. Here is your question answered. Come to your own conclusion.
    6 points
  12. 6 points
  13. thank you very much for your beneficial comment. Every forum needs a conceited, big-headed person like you that ridicules people for not knowing stuff they literally havent dealt with before.
    6 points
  14. A few weeks ago, I got my first Les Paul as a surprise gift from my wife! It’s a Gibson Les Paul Special from 2020 and it has proven to be the best guitar I’ve ever played! Not only does it look nice, smell nice and play nice, it sounds amazing as well! To show some of the versatility of this guitar, I recorded this version of Bold as Love, which is an archetypical Strat song. Those of you with keen eyes can perhaps spot a Stratocaster lurking in the background? Would love to hear what you think of this!
    6 points
  15. Troll's gonna troll... "I'm tired of the BS double standard." You're so brave! Such a rebel to speak up! 🤦‍♂️
    6 points
  16. This has been a rough pandemic on a lot of different level for everyone still above ground. I've wanted one of these since I bumped into a guy carrying a 335-ish case when I was in my early 20s and I asked if I could see what was inside it. For surviving nearly a year (mostly) trapped indoors with my wife, I decided what the hell, bite the bullet and do it SO it should be here next week. In the meantime, here's what will be on the UPS truck soon, a 2008 ES-345 with the coveted ToneSuck Device, stereo and slim neck.
    6 points
  17. Spotted this little guy in my side yard one morning:
    6 points
  18. 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)
    6 points
  19. 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 w
    6 points
  20. I think I am going to take 01GT eibach's lead and split from this seen as well. We both probably passed each other many times at shows in the Bay Area in the 80's and 90's and never knew it. You guys have heard me post about Zappa enough and if you don't listen or get him then that is your loss. I've been here since about 2013, or so under 3 or 4 names. I have learned all the important things like what strings to use, and that J-45's are about the only acoustic Gibson should make, and that the binding on my guitars will pop off, and that next week I will probably need a neck reset on all of my
    5 points
  21. Zero humor and the agony of political persecution all in one thread about a pop song with big chords in it. And folks wonder why other folks just don't bother any longer. lolz rct
    5 points
  22. nabbed this one at lunch today. 2019 Les Paul Standard Bourbonburst. gonna be a nice weekend
    5 points
  23. After 20+ years, I finally got tired of setting up guitars and basses on the Kitchen Island, and decided to try and build a bench for my guitar loft. So after a trip to Home Depot last Friday for some lumber, wood screws, and sand paper, I spent the weekend building it. Now that I've got it assembled, the wife is taking over to stain and poly it. Hopefully I can move it up to the loft next weekend!
    5 points
  24. Some of the worlds greatest minds are clashing for the title but who will be victorious?! Coming in on the left we have BBP with monetized intellect and fluency in the language of the common man On the right we have Whitefang the grammatical fanatical. His writing may be flawed but he has a heart of gold. Although retired as an autoworker, he has dedicated his free time to correcting people on a guitar forum. Both super cool, smart guys. WHO WILL REIGN SUPREME????
    5 points
  25. Some brains never achieve that goal.
    5 points
  26. ending pollution and stopping school shootings should make ALL of us participate in these efforts or at least NOT INSULT THOSE WHO TRY
    5 points
  27. Yeah, but.......he missed a lot of things. They should have at least shown a dis-assembled P90 so we could see the parts. He says almost nothing about usage during the 1st 30 years from when it was invented. All jazz guitarists of the era recorded with P90 guitars (including Les Paul of course), also Scotty Moore with Elvis, T-Bone Walker, Chuck, B.B., and in the 60s Townshend, Clapton and the Beatles who had Epi Casinos . That's missing a LOT of important P90 history. The clean tone of a P90 is where its unique quality starts. It has a particular zing and more harmonic c
    5 points
  28. Rock stars when they were young..
    5 points
  29. I have ebony pins on all my acoustics (7). Not sure if they sound better, but to me they look better than plastic (too me least). Here is a bunch of guitars all with ebony pins. The 41 has been traded for a HD-28V. The HD-28V, D-35 and 00-18 are not in the pic.
    5 points
  30. Geez Sparky - whatever the bet was...you earned it!
    5 points
  31. In 1970 my father worked for the company that provided lacquer for Gibson. Because of my Dad's company's connections at Gibson, he was able to get a Hummingbird at "cost" for me for my 19th birthday. It was the most memorable birthday of my life, and I was duly thrilled to have my first quality guitar! Unfortunately, the guitar was subsequently severely damaged in an airline baggage compartment mishap less than 6 months after I got it. The top was broken in half with corresponding structural damage to bracing, neck joint and more. Fortunately at the time, a luthier was able to do repai
    5 points
  32. Many years ago I met up with a buddy and we did the Philadelphia Guitar Show. I spent hours trudging around the place and actually bumped into my old SG Standard I had as a kid (I would know that guitar anywhere). I didn't have the $1700 the seller wanted so averted my eyes and plodded on in misery, boo hoo. The one other guitar that made me stop dead in my tracks was a figured, natural finish ES-335. It was just WOW! I didn't have the $3000 or whatever it was so just went home. This year it has just been work, buy the guitars I always wanted and try and avoid the diseased hum
    5 points
  33. Well, it has arrived! Had a couple issues to resolve - tuner on back was loose and a tiny pickup bushing for middle pickup was popped out - but all is resolved. And thanks UPS, the box had a gaping hole in it. Luckily it was packed good enough where it withstood those clowns booting it around their trucks and warehouses. Setup was a**, but I expect this, haha! Truss rod was literally cranked so tight that it made the neck nearly 100% straight. Well, when you're buying a used guitar that's 26 years old, you better know a thing or two I guess. Either way, Music Zoo was super cool and part
    5 points
  34. ...You start to feel naked without your mask. Whitefang
    5 points
  35. Don't waste your time arguing with this guy. He's just here to complain and agitate people and he's always gotta have the last word. Yo can't win. He's apparently always right and knows way better than you or me on anything. I'm still waiting for him to start complaining again about why there isn't more Martin content on a Gibson forum.
    5 points
  36. Our last official gig was December 2019. In 2020...nothing apart from some rehearsals - sometimes with a few people there, sometimes just us, couple new songs...that's it. Well, today is a glorious sunny Saturday here in our corner of the blessed Covid-less land of Oz and this afternoon we will be playing our bass players birthday at his house in the rainforest to hopefully 20 people, maybe more - nothing too amazing about that, but for the first time in more than a year we are breaking out the big guns - half stacks for both guitars, full stack for bass, big kit for drummer, whatever amo
    5 points
  37. Last month I asked reddit for advice on choosing between a Martin HD28 or Gibson Hummingbird for my first guitar. In the end the Hummingbird stole my heart (though the Martin will definitely come, just down the road). Went to GC and took home a Standard Hummingbird from 2019 that has a very nice tone and feels like a monster when I reach around the body to strum. The action is insanely high, but I played most everyday for at least an hour (or until I swear and curse, whichever comes later). There was just one thing though: that cherry sunburst finish 🤔.
    5 points
  38. I finally revised my "collage" family photo to include a Gretsch I bought a couple months ago, haha.
    5 points
  39. 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
    5 points
  40. My one cardinal rule, and I broke it today. Some background; I'm that bone-stock guy. I like all my guitars all-original. I never modify them. When others guys went down the road of constant mods and upgrades in search of that Holy Grail tone, I was the one who always said, "Leave it be." "Bone-stock is the best." Or, "Why did you buy it if the thing didn't play right and sound good in the first place?" And then so, a few weeks ago, I was comparing the humbucking sounds that I was getting out of a variety of my guitars, in relation to carrying one of them over to a
    5 points
  41. No, no, and no. Please, if you are going to start stinking up threads that have nothing to do with this stuff, please at least educate yourself about how these things actually work(ed)(s). It only makes you look like a whack freak conspiracy nut when you just wander around nowhere near any "facts". They are a thing these days. rct
    5 points
  42. I could give a flying fig about what others think of my guitars. Just flash them to peace sign and advise them to stop drinking too deeply of the Tone Wood Kool Aid. It ain't about the lumber you are holding in your hands It is about making music. And the day that I do not have as much of a blast and get as much enjoyment from playing my Harmony Stella as I do one of my Gibsons is the day I will hang it up. Because I will have forgotten what it is all about.
    5 points
  43. quality will allways hold or increase in value. To bad it wasnt 0 007...
    5 points
  44. hey Ron did you know Yoda had a last name? Layheehwho... (plz don't unfriend me man....)
    5 points
  45. No although I did spend some time drooling over the 330s but I decided to go with something a little different. I'd been looking at ES-Les Pauls but decided that they would probably feel too small and I understand they're balsa wood light and like the looks of the ES-175 but think they're really more for the jazz crowd and like the look of the Byrdlands but they're too expensive when I happened to stumble across the ES-137 Custom. This is a 2005 case queen, ebony fret board, cat eye fret markers which I've never had and I've always wanted a Gibson with the split diamond headstock inl
    4 points
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