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  1. 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. =/
  2. 8 points
    We could do without your tripe as well.
  3. 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!"
  4. 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."
  5. 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.
  6. 7 points
    In all this time I never knew that you were Scottish! P.
  7. 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.
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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. 😏
  11. 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
  12. 6 points
    Prejudice against any Race should not exist..
  13. 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.
  14. 6 points
    When you're b!tching about American farmers, be sure you're not doing it with your mouth full...
  15. 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...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 6 points
    I didn't even watch the videos and I know I'm not using the wrong gauge. rct
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    Got the first iteration of the rebuild plans. I think it is great!😁 My wife said she is willing to negotiate.
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. 5 points
    Wait. I thought this was gonna be about........ Oh, never mind. 😥
  23. 5 points
    Ghost and Pepper, are you guys so bored that you have to destroy posts that other people may be enjoying?
  24. 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..
  25. 5 points
    I will delete this thread if the rude comments about each other don't stop.
  26. 5 points
    I send Polaroids to ksdaddy. He takes them to FotoMat and they mimeograph them so he can take them to Grants for conversion to slides. Then he projects them and takes a picture of the slides with his iFone. rct
  27. 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.
  28. 5 points
    I heard the inventor of autocorrect died, I didn't even know he was I'll.
  29. 5 points
    Now for the newer ones. 1960 J200. This one is actually my wife's guitar These last two were acquired through Forum members, So my thanks to them. 1961 B45-12 2001 WM-00
  30. 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!
  31. 5 points
    Hi All Posted this last week on mylespaul forum! After a long search I finally found it! First I wanted a Blue Berry Burst, but it was shop soiled with lots of swirls, broke my heart and was to expensive to import one from Japan. Then I placed an order at the local guitar shop for a Slash Les Paul in Vermilion Burst, they are on back order apparently. Any-who I went to the shop to get some new strings for the Epiphone and there she was calling out my name.... After that I totally forgot about the vermilion Burst LP Many thanks to my Wife its an early birthday present one that is truly appreciated!!! She rocks! Case is made in Canada
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 5 points
    I'd just go back to my youth when my parents, brother, sister, and grandparents, aunts and uncles where still alive, I had no idea I would outlive all of them. I miss them very much.
  35. 5 points
    Here's my TV.
  36. 5 points
    As much as I love real music, if I ever want to watch old dudes rather than hot women, please someone shoot me in the head. 😎
  37. 5 points
    Hoped y’all had a great holiday season and now that it’s all but over I thought I should treat myself to another Les Paul... and in this case a 2009 Traditional. It comes loaded with Sigil Chicago 68 Set and of course I’ll change out the bridge to a Faber ABR and an aluminum tailpiece. Funny thin is this guitar has been sold a few times on Reverb at different points during its life... so see the images.... I hope to have it in my hands by Thursday.
  38. 5 points
    It was great. 😂Saying outrageous things to people who spend an inordinate amount of time telling me what I should be outraged about.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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!!!
  42. 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.
  43. 5 points
    I believe he left us in 2017.
  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
    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.
  47. 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.
  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
    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.
  50. 5 points
    Im a little fond of the "cherry" ones myself.
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