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  1. I had an Lr baggs element in a Gibson Hp415w I had and the high E was quieter than the rest of the strings when plugged in. I tried leveling the saddle and even replacing the ribbon element pickup with a fishman undersaddle style (solid bar piezo) but the High E was still quieter than the rest of the strings. I narrowed it down to either the saddle slot wasn’t level of its just the element preamp. Never fixed it, I just sold it and bought a guitar I liked better, but since then I’ve always hated the Lr baggs element pickups
  2. I just got my 2018 J45 back yesterday and I have no worries about flatpicking with it, which is mostly all I do. Mine has just had a light fret level done and a good setup, and I can flatpick with it just as good as I can with my Martin that has a 16” radius. A good setup goes a long way
  3. Love that flame figuring on the walnut bridge
  4. I guess its time for another update: So, he got the new truss rod in for the guitar, but it didn’t fit, he shortened it but it still wouldn’t work, so he had to order a new one and take it to a machine shop (I really don’t know why he had to take it to a machine shop, I’m not sure exactly what the issue was that was preventing it from working, but I’ll ask him when I pick up the guitar). He got the new truss rod back two weeks ago, so I should be getting back next week or so, he’s been really busy. Also, the truss rod was threaded another 2-3” further in the neck, so I guess the reason it broke where it did is because there was a weak spot there.
  5. Sorry for the late reply. It turned out great, I have a picture but it wont let me post it here and I don’t feel like joining a seperate website to post a picture here... At the moment. I pretty much just had him buff the entire body, strip the top, cleat the top crack (which turned out to be invisible when he was done) and apply a 3 tone sunburst with just a little more red than normal. My pastor was in shock, he thought it was a brand new guitar, and I’m not planning on bursting that bubble soon🤫
  6. Nice, I bought a Hohner special 20 about 2 months ago, then found a great deal on a lot of used harmonicas (I made sure to completely disassemble and thoroughly clean them before using), all nice hohners (not the $10 ones). Unfortunately, some of the harmonicas contain nickel apparently (and I thought all of the nicer Hohner harmonicas had stainless steel caver plates, but I guess not) so after about 30 minutes of playing them, the next day my lips were broke out. I guess Ill have to stick to guitar
  7. Lately I’ve had SERIOUS G.A.S., I think I’ve purchased like 8 guitars in the last 2-3 months. My latest acquisition is a 1986 Alvarez YAIRI DY75 which I think may be one of the best sounding (and best looking) HD-28 style guitar Ive ever held in my hands. Seriously, I’m at awe everytime I strum it, a definite keeper. I dont have a pic to post but these guitars are VERY much worth trying out. Ive played 4 of this model and 3-4 were Martin killers (the one seemed to lack a little in tone to my ears, but it was a complete CANNON, very loud, and was also the newest one made). I think its filled my itch for a new guitar, for a while at least😁
  8. Well, there was that run of Canadian made Gibsons....
  9. You’re lucky, my account is just 14, all covered in pimples! Can someone help me age it😝😂
  10. Well while rummaging through new listings I came across this Zager at a good price https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zager-Guitar-ZAD-80-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-W-Hard-Case/273961858454?hash=item3fc9663596:g:qy8AAOSwaKZdTfbZ Well, this listing answered my question about how Zager got away with not putting that these guitars were made in Indonesia, not in the US. Well, it turns out, he did! If you remove the shiny Gold stick he sticks on the bottom of the label on the inside, you can see that it does say crafted in Indonesia. There’s been alot of speculation on this topic, this should be the final thread to seal the fact that Zagers are made in Indonesia, no matter how hard Zager tries to hint otherwise.
  11. Yup, and I personally hate the sound of a thin pick, even though thats what a learned to play with. I was always told “don’t use thick picks, you’ll break yer strings!”. Well, I have never broken a string while playing, and you can break a string with a pick as thin as a piece on paper, if your thumb is behind it enough (I saw my sister do this on 3 different occasions with a .50mm pick, each time she blamed the string). For some people maybe, but I notice alot of pick lag while doing things like crosspicking, and yes especially when playing fast, but its still noticable at slower speeds. Thats when my bluechip proves to be most useful I got my bluechip off Reverb for $25, but yeah even at that its alot of money for a pick. For me I believe its worth it as it does improve my picking speed SLIGHTLY, and I would say that unless you play alot of blistering solos or crosspicking, then you probably wont notice much of a difference to be worth the price
  12. Well I got one reply. I ended up dropping it off with my luthier and told him to for kind of a 3 tone sunburst with maybe just a little more red than most J45s, I’m picking it up tomorrow. He also said the crack was invisible once he repaired it and the Sunburst turned out great, so I’ll get to see it tomorrow for the first time.
  13. How about a gold top Les Paul with a solid Gold top? Actually, I’m not sure my back could hold up to play a guitar that heavy
  14. No affiliation https://reverb.com/item/26700852-gibson-dove-dreadnought-1989-natural-top-with-hard-case seems like a pretty fair deal for a dove, If I didn’t already have a ‘91 dove I might’ve jumped on this one, looks like a great early Bozeman guitar. Probably has a fullerplast finish and a paddle neck joint, though. If any of you happen to buy it, make sure to post pics!
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