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  1. I am currently making a video on different humbucking PUPS from Gibson, and I've been trying to find a release date for the Angus Young PUPs, but nothing so far. Anyone has an idea on when this happened? And/Or maybe a reference? I've checked legacy sites and Archive.com captures of Gibson.com, but no date so far. Thanks!
  2. I had a similar problem with another pickup. At first I thought it was the PUP, but it turned out to be the string. It was made of sth weird, and the sound was too bassy and low. I changed the string and the problem went away. So, I'd recommend first changing the string.
  3. It's an M3. It says Custom Shop, but do not confuse that with *the* Custom Shop. That decal prior to 2005 (I think) meant a special run. So it is special, but not 'Custom'-made.
  4. I've seen those CS go from 3500 to 5000. It depends on condition and specs.
  5. Nope, Traditionals are a completely different series. I have a LP Traditional T. I think it is pure marketing. The more letters, the higher the price they can charge.
  6. Well, you know, it's Gibson. And only a Gibson is good enough. So do not complaint or Mark Agnesi will sue you.
  7. It's basically uncharted territory. So that price might be just right or outrageously high. Who know! But a nice one indeed.
  8. I'd love to take that issue from you in exchange for a couple of bucks!
  9. New guitars are new, but not flawless. If you have the chance, I'd suggest you to change it for one that you feel comfortable with. The issues you post seem nothing unusual. Do make sure the white line is polish compound or dirt by removing with a damp cloth. If it is cracked, return it. If the nuts on the pots are an issue, you only have to adjust the height from the inside. Easy if you know how nuts and bolts work. Shouldn't take more than 5 min. If in hesitation, go with your tech. Another problem I noticed is the selector plastic cap. My 2016 LP Traditional has the same issue where it screws too low, and the plastic touches the ring. It is a problem if you bump lightly the selector, as it will move. The solution from my tech was to unscrew it a but, but that makes it prone to falling if too much movement is performed. If this is nothing problematic, then enjoy your new axe.
  10. I'm guessing you're looking for something like this:
  11. So sad. I've been there, though.😅
  12. Thanks for that list. Really helps out.
  13. Thanks! I will try with some fine grit first.
  14. I just bought this axe: http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2018/USA/Firebird-2018.aspx But the website mentions nothing about the number it could be. I know there are III, V and VII, this one seems closest to V, but I was wondering if it really has a number to its design or if this was a year where Gibson just decided to name it FIREBIRD and that's it. Thanks!
  15. I own a 2018 Firebird in ebony. It's almost new, but it a problem where the fretboard started to dettach from the neck. I glued it, but it left a line with missing paint between the headstock and the fretboard. Pic: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1WhpHc73yAhjDsMM8 I applied some paint in the area, but it still feels rough. What sand paper grit should I use to polish, smooth and polish the area? Any advice will help. Thanks!
  16. I bought it like this, with the covers removed, so I do not know how hard it was to do it. Here's a pic: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qhsqbk6fHdhLGhAK9
  17. Interesting. The one I bought has the same mods. Removed covers and crown on the headstock, plus Bigsby.
  18. I have seen those truss rod covers before. I once saw one very similar guitar. I can't remember the name, but it is definitely not very common, but it is an original truss rod cover as far as I know.
  19. cesarbg

    Les Paul question

    It seems like a Les Paul Studio Lite. But the serial number with 400+ between the year?
  20. There are Specials and Melody makers from China. I'd check it before buying.
  21. Thanks, Matt. I appreciate the information provided!
  22. Neither did I. I guess they just rolled the dice to choose what letter of the alphabet to put after SG and LP.
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