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  1. Hi i'm Anna.

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  2. I posted this in another forum as well, so if you see it there...that's why. Well...if you followed my last post, then you know I've been 175 shopping for a while. I almost had a '97...then an '06, but...I ended up coming across a listing for a blonde VOS. It was priced low enough to consider, but there were some red flags. The tuning keys were replaced with StewMac's and there were a couple of filled spots from strap buttons. In the pictures the PUP covers looked way to shiny to be aged MHS. Anyway, the seller was reputable, and put up with a ton of questions. Last straw was that the site where it was listed knocked 25% off for a short interval. I saw that as I was crashing, and decided that if it lasted through the night...I'd take the chance. It was there in the morning, so...couldn't afford not to do it.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">It showed up yesterday...after travelling for a week from Cali. Another cause for pause...an archtop in the system for a week. How could that end well?<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">First observation...the guitar in the case must weigh 20-25lbs. Open it up...pretty beautiful looking guitar. If it weighs 6.5lbs...I'd be surprised. Closer to 6 I imagine, but I will weigh it. Gibson makes a hell of an archtop case. So upon inspection...nothing broken, missing, or FUBAR'ed. A pleasant surprise. PUP covers were well aged...just didn't photograph that way. It was strung with rounds, so...they went immediately replaced by Thomastik 12 flats. I set the bridge and tuned to pitch. It took about a half an hour to settle.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">Two or three hours on it now, and here's what I observe:<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-Love the neck carve. I like fat necks (335 59 is very sweet to me).<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-Acoustic sound is huge and very detailed. I could play it without an amp.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-Amped (tried through a DRRI, Carr Hammerhead mkll, and a Blues Jr (BF Mod)...it's very warm and dynamic. It's brighter than I thought it would be even with the tone rolled off. Not too bright...just brighter than some others I've played. Could be the MHS PUP's, about which I know nothing. Pretty sure that PUP height, pole pieces, amp eq or a pedal can easily take care of that if needed. I've found I have more luck darkening a bright guitar than brightening a dark one. I was able to cop all of the tones I attempted with very little difficulty, and that was on the fly. I'm sure I can do more with more time. Everything I tried sounded sweet and had depth. No mud in the bass notes and not ice-picky on the bridge PUP...which I might actually use since it does sound good.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-The fretwork is AWESOME! Smooth ends...level...not a dead spot on the board. I think Ibanez does some of the best production fretwork in the business...this is right up there. Maybe someone worked it previously, but if not...Gibson did good.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-Nut...really well filed nylon nut. Maybe the first Gibson I've had that doesn't ping...yet. My 59 335 has nylon...it pings (I'm getting to it). Again...previous owner????? Don't care...it's good now.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-Tuners...they gotta go. They look nice and hold but don't feel nearly as smooth as Klusons, Tonepros...etc.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">-Rosewood bridge...I like the sound...haven't gotten it intonated up the neck yet. I got so into playing it that didn't feel like stopping to do it. It's not way off, but...it's off. Have to do it before I try to play with anyone or they'll kill me. For that reason I wish I had put a TOM on it right away, but...I do want to try the RW vibe for a while.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">Okay...that's the skinny. This one is special...lightweigh, open, responsive...guess I got lucky cuz it could've gone sideways as easy as not.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);"> No idea how you post pix here, so...travel iffin' your of the mind: Joel I. Blacher Photography | Music Gear For Sale or Trade Joel I. Blacher Photography | Music Gear For Sale or Trade Joel I. Blacher Photography | Music Gear For Sale or Trade Joel I. Blacher Photography | Music Gear For Sale or Trade
  3. Yeah...prices are all over the map with these.
  4. I appreciate the response. I'll be playing mostly modern stuff (Kreisberg, Metheny, Moreno) and occasionally old school (older school than those guys anyway). I've got a couple 335's and an Ibby AS1000, so not looking for another semi.
  5. Hey All, I'm looking at a 175, and while I have a lot of guitars and experience, it's with solidbodies and semis. My budget is on the lower end and I'm looking used. Any years that are preferred or to be avoided? I know each instrument needs to be evaluated on it's own merits, but as you all know...these aren't particularly abundant. Thanks all!
  6. I'm hoping someone can help me with this one. A cherry red ES-335 59 reissue, serial # is A931XX. What can you tell me about this guitar in terms of where it would have been made (I think it's a 2003), and what it might be worth in Ex cond. Also, if you have experience with this model...what do/did you think of it? Thanks all!
  7. Maybe if lubricating doesn't do it...before widening the slot...check the angle of the cut. If it's too shallow the string can hang up.
  8. Hey All, I am curious about... -body construction (solid or some sort of weight loss program) -electronics: caps and pots...types and values) I know it's got a 57/57+ set (not split), Tonepros vintage style tuners, and a black Gibson USA case with a white lining...and it's spotless. I am interested in all opinions...so...whaadayasay whaddayaknow? Thanks all!
  9. I know...but I just can't help it. I just can't feature gold hardware unless it's on an jazzbox or an old semi, and even then I prefer nickel or chrome. It's not them...it's me! Also going to put 500k pots in there and .015n/.022 PIO's. It's a fun addiction...and nobody gets hurt.
  10. Nashville...2000 I would expect 490/498, but...???? A identifier on the pickups sure would be helpful, but...they sound sweet so...oh well.
  11. http://shop.musical-money.co.uk/3172-23380-thickbox/1999-gibson-les-paul-studio-guitar-emerald-green-.jpg Looks just like this one.
  12. I traded for another Studio and it is transparent green with gold hardware. It plays as nicely as you could want. I do not dig the gold bling, so...I put the locking Grovers from my Trad. Pro on there along with a Gotoh bridge and tailpiece that were in the parts drawer. So my question...what are the PUPS in there? They are braided wire Gibson USA stamped...sound great. Would these be 490/498 or might they be 57's or...? The only issue is a cold solder joint somewhere (or a bad pot?). The bridge PUP volume is much lower than the neck. I wouldn't normally have been interested in a green non-Fender guitar but this one just plays so good...had to do it! Not sure of the year...I can check. One more diagnostic...smaller trapezoid inlays.
  13. When I rewired a Traditional Pro I had to ask where the caps were even as I was looking at them. They were like two tiny blue blobs of snot...didn't look like any capacitor I had ever seen. That was weird!
  14. Cool...Thanks so much! Maybe I can do a cap swap without yanking the whole board Can you tell if all the pots are 500's by any chance. Thanks again!
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