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  1. What specifically has changed though? If Its a difference between laminate wood vs plys of wood that has changed, thats a HUUUUGE difference. I own 2 Korean Casinos (modded w/USA Electronics/pups) & a Lennon 65. The difference in tone between the 2 Koreans & the Lennon is night & day... I just dont wanna get stuck buying a new Rivi or a Sheri & then find out the originals were made with different wood... Im kinda a freak about having what sounds the best. And laminate wood eats poop poo IMO..
  2. Do vintage Sheratons & Rivieras made in the States (during the 50s-60s) have different wood than the ones you can buy today? Ex. The 1965 Lennon Casinos have (maple,birch,maple,birch,maple) for the body as apposed to laminate maple on the Korean Casinos offered today...
  3. I was wondering if the current Rivieras & Sheratons available today use the same wood used in vintage models.. I know the Lennon Casinos offer a vintage spec (maple,birch,maple,birch,maple) fabrication for a true period correct model, but do the Rivieras & Sheratons offer the same period correct versions too?
  4. Hey guys/gals... Do vintage p90's from the 50s-60s have the same pole spacing for the neck & bridge pups? I see that the Lennon Casino advertises (original pole spacing) for the pups inside those guitars.. Thanks
  5. The Lennon Casinos come with a ABR1 bridge which is fixed @ a 12" radius.. The guitar itself has a 14" neck radius, so wouldn't this be a bad match up? I own a Lennon & have had the frets re leveled & even had the fretboard re leveled, but I still get horrible buzz on the low E from 3-8 frets... The neck relief is fine & several techs have assured me the neck is fine... Any suggestions? :-({|=
  6. I bought a John Lennon '65 Casino, not a cheap axe. I had a problem with it buzzing on the low E between 3rd-8th frets.. So, I had the frets professionally leveled, It still buzzed.. So, I had the fretboard re leveled, It still buzzes!! My question to you guys is - If the frets & fretboard are level & I use .10s sometimes .11s & still get noticeable buzz through an amp, does this mean its probably an inherent problem with all JL Casinos? I understand that some fret buzz is expected when playing hard, but even at light-medium strumming I get noticeable fret buzz that's audible through an amp.. Could it be that the 12" radius ABR-1 bridge coupled w/the 14" neck radius causes this problem? I also own a Pearless MIK Casino & have no problems whatsoever with fret buzz:-({|= Can somebody confirm my suspicions or can anyone else who owns a JL please chime in.. Thank you..
  7. The buzz goes through the amp. Just to be sure I recorded it directly into Logic. The neck relief is set to Gibson factory specs. I've kinked the bridge retainer wire to eliminate it from vibrating. I even put tape on it just to be sure. I have 11-52 gauge strings on her. I might try a new pair tomorrow just to throw out the "bad pack" factor. Like I said though, I'm completely at a loss for options. I'm a professional keyboardist & have toured the states with several national/international blues artists. I repair all of my Wurlys, Hammonds, & Rhodes whenever they need fixed so I'm not a part time clueless musician with unrealistic expectations out of my instruments. I always like to educate myself & get hands on with my equipment to learn what makes them tick, but this guitar has just really :- "---- Let me down".. The tech who did the major work to her told me "It plays amazing" 30 min before I came & picked her up. Took it home & it still buzzed just like the day I took it to him before he worked on it.. I held my breath & told myself "Okay, maybe you're just freak'n out." So, I set her aside & didn't come back to her until a few hours later. I tried playing it for a 2 hours straight just to see if things would get better....They didnt No tech so far has thrown there hands up & told me to count my losses, but I get the vibe that they think I'm being paranoid & too picky perfect. I SWEAR TO YOU I"M NOT THOUGH!! The guitar has real issues & for a buzz to be louder than the fundamental of a note & then to have a tech tell me I'm being too picky is very insulting & downright wrong!! So, I think ultimately I'll have to fix this myself somehow. Should I post picks or possibly post an audio clip of the buzz? Thanks again for commenting & trying to help me out guys/gals. I'd really appreciate it if you could maybe keep in touch w/ me if you feel like you could give me more tips or steer me in a direction toward a solution in any way..
  8. Yes I'm positive its string buzz towards the center of the neck. A real annoying one too. Almost completely masks the fundamental of the note & adds a weird harmonic to the already evil fret buzz.. The string doesn't mute out, just buzzes real bad. Tried relief + bridge height + re-fret + + fretboard re-level + prayer.... Nothing short of pathetic
  9. The string heights are above Gibson factory standards... I dont know what else to do now. I own 9 other guitars & none of them have a problem like this.. The only reason I was ticked off about the new nut is that it lowered the resell value I think. But I dont know who would wanna buy this guitar with the way it plays now anyways.. This guitar was one of my dream guitars & to have it play like crap just breaks my heart.. Any master luthiers around Ft Wayne Indiana please contact me!!!!!
  10. I doubt its a nut problem because the buzz doesn't occur on open strings, plus he replaced the nut with a brand new bone nut (kinda pissed me off too, because now its out of vintage spec)
  11. I own 2 Casinos. 1 Lennon & 1 Pearless Casino.. The Cheapo Korean plays great w/ little or no buzz. Its never been professionally leveled, crowned or even set up by a tech. On the other hand I've invested over $650 into getting my $2,600 Lennon Casino to play just even okay (leveling the frets didn't work, so I had it completely re-fretted along with having the fretboard re-leveled too) It helped barely but it still buzzes horribly on the low E string starting from the 5th - 8th fret. I know that some fret buzz is normal when strumming hard, but this thing buzzes even when playing mildly soft. I've taken it into 3 different professional techs & they've all told me it doesn't need to be leveled again, they all tweak the neck relief & raise or lower the bridge & send me off on my way (knowing they haven't done sh%t). The techs in town now are beginning to get short with me, so I don't really trust their professional opinions anymore, but even with the frets re-leveled, the fretboard re-leveled & having it professionally setup the thing still buzzes pretty bad!!!!!!! Shouldn't that amount of work put into a guitar have made a difference?? The luthier I hired builds guitars & has been doing so for over 30 years, & I've played some of his factory made instruments & they are amazing, so I know he is a reputable repair tech...;) So, I am dying to know if this is: A) Probably just a bad guitar, & will never be able to be fixed :) Inherent to Vintage spec Casinos with 14 degree neck radius's with 12 degree ABR-1 bridges PS/ If anyone has any suggestions, tips, or anything I might try PLEASE SEND ME A REPLY!!!! Thanks a million guys.
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