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  1. Hey All, I have a 90 Gibson Dove that I got new back in the day. I had installed a Martin Thinline Gold Plus pickup in it shortly after I got it. I have to think that after 20 some years there has been improvements made to acoustic pickups. Problem for me is, I have not kept up on any of the advancements. Can anyone here recommend options? I am gigging it with a full band. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. I tried and tried, but I could not get comfortable with the P90's. Sold it on eBay and now it is off to Norway. Found a 03 LP Classic in Coppertop finish. Couldn't be happier at the moment. Loaded it with a Slash set of pickups. I was absolutely impressed with the Studio Tribute otherwise. Mine had a 2 piece back and the mix was almost 98% covered by one piece and 2% from the second. Superb finish and feel. I would have kept it, but I was not able to make friends with the P90's. There must certainly be something wrong with my ears as I have seen so many others that swear by them. Oh well, I am sure the next party will be very happy with it.
  3. I am ditching the Bare Knuckle pickups. If anyone is interested in grabbing them, just let me know. I can send you pics and more if needed. Bridge output 14.5k and Neck output 8.3k - four conductor wiring. Covers have the optional laser etched "Ray Gun" that Steve Stevens was famous for. Awesome pickups, but changing my sound. Specs can be found here: http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/ZH-rebelyell.html. Comes with Bridge and Neck pickups, mounting screws and springs.
  4. So, I did some looking into my two Pauls. I also have a Les Paul Standard Plus. I fitted the standard with the Slash pickup set from Seymour Duncan and I am measuring about 8.5k ohms on the bridge pickup. When I measure the Bare Knuckle in the Classic, it measures about 14.5k ohms. When playing, the Standard sounds way hotter than the Classic. I measured the pots, and both guitars are around 500k. I checked the wiring against the factory diagrams and all is wired properly. The height of the pickups are pretty much equal. The only difference left that I can see, is that the Bare Knuckle pickups are covered. The mags in the Slash set are Alnico II's while the Bare Knuckle's are Alnico V's. I get more bite out of the Slash pickups than I do the Bare Knuckles. Given what I have found, I would expect the opposite. Yes, I am playing through the same amp and same settings. Just unplugging the guitar and changing. Is there a piece to this puzzle that I am missing?????
  5. I was in the market to acquire a goldtop. After searching, for what seemed like years to me, I came across this Les Paul Classic Coppertop. It is a 2003 with the brown case and pink lining. Excellent shape. No real big dings or scratches. Just some minor cracks in the jackplate and the pickguard around the screw heads. It has Bare Knuckle Steve Stevens humbuckers with the laser etched Ray Gun on the the covers. Not sure what I think yet of the pickups. I have a Les Paul Standard Plus that I put the SD Slash set into and have been really pleased with them. I am contemplating what to put into this one. The Bare Knuckles just don't seem to have that little extra bite I am looking for. Does anyone else have experience with Bare Knuckles?
  6. Hey All, I am in the market to acquire a goldtop. I am looking between two at the moment. A 1997 Goldtop Classic or a 2008 Goldtop Traditional. Are there any major differences to be aware of? Pickups I figure can always be changed if needed. Both are close in price. Any thoughts are welcomed. Thanks!
  7. Okay, so my GT arrived today all safe and sound. I can understand the gripes on the gig bag. I think the finish is wonderful. The back, you can hardly tell it is two pieces. Overall a well put together guitar. Could not really find any QC issues. I am running a DSL50 into a 1960A cab with greenbacks. I am struggling with the sound I am getting. I have a Les Paul Standard Plus with the Seymour Slash pickups in it and I am getting a much clearer sound from it than the GT. The GT sounds so shrill. I understand that they are completely different pickups, but I would hate to have to adjust my volume and tone settings everytime I switch to the GT. I want to really like this guitar because I think it looks incredible, just not sold on the sound yet. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I understand that I need to give it some time as well, but right from the start I am not won over by the sound.
  8. Hah! That's awesome - didn't catch the mispell on the sticker!
  9. Okay, Not to bombard the forum with a bunch of eBay auctions, but I have GAS for a Les Paul Gold Top. I have recently relieved my collection to open space for another. I found this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170573111438&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT It seems like a good deal, but I do not care about the autographs and I am wondering how easy might it be to remove them? Thoughts?
  10. Thanks! I was questioning the tuners, the back cover plates and the fit or edge around the bigger cover plate and the knobs.
  11. Hey there, To all that may be able to lend their knowledge it spotting fake Gibsons... http://cgi.ebay.com/GIBSON-LES-PAUL-GUITAR-SLASH-HARD-SHELL-CASE-/260702386775?pt=Guitar&hash=item3cb312ba57 There are some things about this guitar that make me a little leary on its authenticity. Are my instincts correct or am I totally off base on this one? Any input you may lend would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  12. I put an Angus Young humbucker in the bridge and a 57 Classic in the neck.
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