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About Rockanrolla

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  1. I tried most of these models before buying my J45, The j45 was the first one I tried so all the others where compared to that, I actually had my heart set on a Hummingbird, but with every guitar I picked and strummed I couldnt take my eye of the J45, it just fitted me, and still does even more. Good luck trying them all, and have fun.
  2. And Roy Orbison, perhaps shades is the way to go
  3. This has been discussed a few times here. This is from Bob R (Rar) Right now, Standard models get white labels, and everything else -- TVs, limited editions, customs, etc. -- get orange labels (or no label, in the case of Legends and a few limited editions that are meant to be more historically accurate reproductions of label-less old Gibsons). There are, no doubt, exceptions to this general rule, because it's Gibson. -- Bob R Heres the thread link too http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/27498-red-or-white/page__p__379188__hl__labels__fromsearch__1&do=findComment&comment=379188
  4. I sold my beloved AJ500re to help fund my first Gibson acoustic, my J45 standard, I miss the AJ500 but dont regret it as my J45 is far superior in looks sound and feel. Id say go for it too and good luck.
  5. Its not as loud as the J45 but not far off, Its quite well balanced tonally not too bassey not too bright and it has a sweet tone way different to the J45 and my Taylor, in fact I'd say its right in the middle. I plugged it in to my Roand amp today and I couldn't beleive the sound, this thing is the best sounding acoustic plugged in I have ever heard, It has an undersaddle pickup and an aditional two extra pickups, one on the bass side of the saddle and one on the treb side, each pickup has a volume controll and theres one master volume, you can really get a good range of sounds from this simple setup, so easy to use and as |I said before the four volume controlls push in flush to the body so theres no large square cut out of the side. The only thing I may change in the future is the plastic nut and saddle to bone and the gold machine heads for some chrome grovers. Im really in love with this guitar, the poor old 45 hasn't seen daylight for a few days.
  6. I was messing around in my local music shop a couple of weeks ago looking and playing some Martins and Taylors (they dont have any Gibson's) just playing around when I saw a black gloss Yamaha LLX16 hanging on the wall, it had an abalone rosette and some very nice descrete volume and tone buttons that pushed down flush into the sides, I took it down to have a go and it really felt nice and played great, I put it back and went on my way, I wasn't really looking at buying anything as I am happy with my J45 and Taylor acoustics and I have a nice strat that I use just at home. Anyway two days ago I found myself back at the shop with an hour or so to spare and just thought I'd have another look at the Yamaha, but it wastn't there, I was very upset, I'd never really thought about it much but I then new that that guitar was for me, it spoke to me and I listened, I asked the guy behind the counter and to my releif they took it down to re-label as they had dropped the price a bit to move the old stock on. To cut an already long story short I now have that Yamaha and they have my USA strat and £200.
  7. Boney Back Thompkins Boney Back Thompkins, worked hard all his life Draggin and plowin the land, Got lucky one night and found a guitar, Now he's got his own band. Now he dont plow or chip at the plants, He no longer works on the cotton, He travells around with his guitar in his hand, Singin old blues long forgotten.
  8. I once asked to try some shoes outside, They didn't like that either
  9. When I record on my IPhone it plays back with a miror image, (something to do with the settings, I cant work out how to change it yet) So it appears that I am a lefty but I'm a righty, perhaps its the same with this guy and he is actually left handed.
  10. Thanks for all the great advice guys, I'll take the advice and give it a miss, I'll save a bit more and go for a new one, as soon as I recover from Christmas.
  11. Hi guys, Ive come across this on EBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130616996275?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 I'm quite interested in it. Ive tried looking up the serial number 570327 and been told possibly 74/75 yet it has the orange label which to me would mean poss late 60's ? What do you guys think of the 70's gibsons ? I know the 60's are well sought after but I don't hear much about the 70's. I'd love to know what you think before I make the journey up to check her out. Cheers. RNR
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