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About bluesguitar65

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  1. Wow...been inactive for awhile and I see people here biggering over prices? ... Well, anyways I placed an order at Sweetwater for the pelham blue 2019 SG Special and I think its a fair price for this guitar. Gibson did not put a gun to my head in purchasing it. I WANT IT and I DECIDED I will pay the fair asking price for it. Cool thing about Gibson is that they offer USA made guitars at every price point all can afford, $799 and up...
  2. As of October 17, 2018, that Gibson serial number scheme is no longer valid for Gibson USA guitars that were manufactured after 2013. Gibson USA 2014 to present – These serial numbers cannot be dated to a specific day of the year. The new model year typically launches in the fall as the current model year winds down. It is not uncommon for a new model year model to be produced during the previous model year (example – a 2015 model may have been built in late 2014). The pattern is as follows: YYRRRRRRR YY is the model year RRRRRRR is the number in product for the model year (starts at 0000001)
  3. OMG..., apple and oranges, Tesla vs Hell Cat, Blond vs Brunettes, Waxed vs Bushy, Mac vs PC, Big feet vs Small feet, Hamburgers vs Hotdogs, its one of those beating a dead horse, middle school comment threads again??? Jeez... does a good mechanic use a wrench to screw in a screw or use a screwdriver? Use the proper tool for what the job needs. If the song calls for strat sound use a strat. If calls for a les paul use a les paul. Jeez
  4. I got the truss rod wrench, the allen wrench for the bridge, but no allen wrench for the Steinberger tuners.
  5. Nope….the allen wrench was for the bridge. It also came with the truss rod wrench, but not for the Steinberger tuner.
  6. Problem solved. The allen screws on the knurled knob were loose.
  7. Man….this sucks. I just got my new Gibson Firebird 2016 T yesterday and when I was tuning up the D string the knurl knob from the back of the headstock fell off. WTF?? I heard a snap, but I see no signs of anything breaking off. The guitar is only two days old and I've been waiting for about month since it was backordered. I don't want to send it back because sweetwater does not have any to replace it with. I hope it was just a loose allen screw…but what is the size, not sure if its in Metric or US sizing. Anyone else had this issue?
  8. I read somewhere that Keith Richards was the first of the brit players to really got the les paul popular...way before clapton and green. I don't recall where I read this.
  9. I was informed at one period Gibson ceased production of the Les Paul model. At what period, what years, did this take place?
  10. Hey BG! I just saw in the MF sales tax thread you're a fellow Californian. What city are you in?

    I'm in Placentia.

  11. Someone posted this great tip from another forum community. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/tonefreaks/48038-how-use-controls-les-paul.html#post867527 Try it out and post your results.
  12. Well, it looks like it has rosewood fingerboard...so YES I'm getting one.
  13. I don't think chambered les pauls are evil at all. I own solid body les pauls, R8, 72, and 77 standards, Swiss 88, 99, 2004, 2006 and chambered, 2008, and 2010. You really can't tell the difference, but you can certainly feel the difference in weight. Of all the les pauls I own, the 2008 chambered is my favorite.
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