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Everything posted by sunking101

  1. Check the neck is straight, adjust the TR if necessary, and then lower the action to taste. If you can't sort it out to your likimg then take it to a tech.
  2. A 60s has shiny Grover pegs and the 50s has the green plastic Kluson style tuners.
  3. Get the shop to do a perfect and I mean perfect repair. It's not hard to do. Like others have said that's shoddy work. Why would the person drilling the TR holes take such little care? They need to buck their ideas up.
  4. They started putting the Custom Shop pucks on around 2012 I believe.
  5. The F-hole TR covers look a bit pony. I had one on an old 335 of mine and swapped it for a plain one.
  6. It's a replica of the most expensive Les Paul, the 59 burst, so therefore Gibson charge a bomb for it. However it isn't an actual 59 burst is it.... The guitar is the same as the R7 and R8 apart from the neck carve and flamed maple top.
  7. If you loosen the strings you'll find that you can lower the bridge a lot further than it seems. There is a recess on the underside of the bridge which allows the studs to go inside and the bridge to sit flush on top of the guitar. Loosening the strings is key to turning the thumbwheels all the way.
  8. Could be neck relief, could be the nut, could be non-level frets, could be a warped neck or it could just be a bad set-up. None of us know without looking at it. Best it goes back for an exchange if the OP if unhappy with it.
  9. The bridge is rammed flat against the guitar on the G/B/E side, that's why you've got fret buzz. Loosen the strings and turn the thumbwheel of the bridge to raise it on that side. Then tune to pitch again and give it a try. It will probably take a couple of attempts to get the action where you want it and take all of 10 minutes to do. Don't send a guitar back for that! Every single guitar I've owned by lots of different manufacturers has needed the action dialling in to my tastes, even my R7.
  10. My 2019 LP Standard has am almost black rosewood fingerboard whilst my 2020 Custom Shop 1957 reissue has a much lighter 'Indian Rosewood' fretboard. So it isn't like they are saving the darker stuff for the more expensive guitars as some have speculated.
  11. It's up to you whether you deem it unacceptable at that price point. The flaws in your photos are fairly standard for Gibson. My R7 which cost roughly double isn't perfect either.
  12. I've had my R7 a whole 3 days and already the pickup switch has left a hole in the inside of the case lid. The guitar shipped with the switch tip removed and a round padded piece of felt pushed onto the screw threads. Are you supposed to remove the switch tip every time you put the guitar back in the case?? The lid shuts perfectly, I guess that the material in the lid isn't strong enough to take the impression of the switch?
  13. I bought a right-hander new in January of this year. Great neck, really chunky. Nice build quality (but I know that's always a bit of a crapshoot) and retro looks. Sounds fab and I love it.
  14. Why not try the 60s Standard too? It has hotter pickups than the 50s and a slimmer neck. Never mind the push/pull pots if you like the Classic. Don't pull 'em out! What's wrong with more tones? The PCB is fine too. It doesn't affect the sound and if it ever goes wonky in 20 years' time just swap it for a good old fashioned wiring loom.
  15. 21 years old v nearly new.... Do you want wear & tear and a probable fret dress requirement? The Custom is slightly cooler however condition to me would be paramount. It will probably have a knackered old hardcase too.
  16. Thankyou. That's the kind of reply I was hoping for.
  17. What basic concept don't I understand? When creating my post I was hoping that either a few people with 2020 335s would chime in and say that theirs were like that too.....or someone would be able to explain why my 2018 335 has flush fitting control knobs when my 2020 model doesn't. I'm not sure why my post is seen as being pathetic or somehow unnecessary? I think the high knobs look kinda goofy, like they aren't pressed down onto the pots properly. If you're fine with that look then more power to you. I think it looks sub-optimal but hey, maybe I'm being overly picky on a £2600 instrument?
  18. I take from your reply that: Gibson make some knobs that fit correctly and some that don't? There is an inconsistency when fitting pots in the factory which nobody on this board is bothered about. You didn't realise that I was replying to that last specific poster who said that I should be ignored. I wasn't stating that nobody has replied, duh.
  19. I have just bought a very expensive guitar which has volume & tone knobs positioned much higher than on ANY of my other Gibsons and also on my other 335. I was asking the reason for this and nobody seems to know. Some are and some aren't isn't the kind of answer I was looking for. Surely there should be some kind of consistency at the factory? No it's not a dealbreaker at all but yes, the 335 with control knobs that are flush looks all the better for it. As it's such a monumental task to adjust something like this on a 335 I was merely asking if it's more of a norm to have high knobs. If mine is an anomaly then I would be slightly aggrieved. Nobody has yet managed to offer any explanation as to why the control knobs are flush with the guitar body on my 2018 335. What did the factory do differently...and why didn't they do the same on my 2020 model? I'm failing to see why this is such a crazy question not worthy of reply?
  20. So back to my original question, are high knobs the norm on a 335? Your comment would suggest that they are and yet I have a 335 that came direct from Gibson with knobs that are optimally flush with the top. So what is the reason for this? Shorter pot shafts? Spacers? The knobs have a deeper recess?
  21. The current 2020 models have thick C shaped necks.
  22. Whilst in no way is it a dealbreaker (I love the guitar) I was just curious why my other 335 and LPs have control knobs as flush with the tops as you would expect and yet my new 335 has them sitting goofily high in comparison. I just assumed that whoever assembled my guitar in the Gibson factory might have installed them incorrectly. If people had weighed into this thread saying that their 335s are the same...well that's what I was hoping for to be honest. I tried to pull the witches hats off my other 335 to see it they press all the way down on the pots of my new guitar but I can't get them off for love nor money....
  23. Indeed but what has that got to do with it? Are some knobs designed to fit poorly and some are designed to fit optimally? If so, why?
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