Everything posted by buliwyf
Mike or MK333 your L6 is like mine and has a 8 diget serial number so you use the 1st and 5th numbers and yours is a 1978 like mine,try the wikipedia page for info.This ppage may give you some info try it out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_L6-S Jeroena1990 are you sure that is your serial number.Without these first numbers this will narrow it down even more. - From 1975-1977 the number is typically found on a decal on the back of the headstock. This should be an 8 digit number that can be dated by the 1st and 2nd digits as follows: 99 = 1975 00= 1976 06 = 1977 With the 2 knobs its not a custom so it has to be made after 73 and before 77 so that leaves it at 74 the way I figure. If it;s a bolt on neck its a 1974 midnight special and if its a neck through its a deluxe. I think I got it all right more of a process of ilimination figuring this one out.
I am not sure if the TP6 was stock I cant find a lot of info on the model.The TP6 was put on Les Paul Artesian and a few other LP models from 1978 also so it is possible.All in all it dosent matter is fits fine and I guess might be an unusual bridge to have.
I found a 1978 L6s in a pawn shop about 3 weeks ago,it,s pretty dirty from use but no cracks,chips,breaks and it sounds and plays great.It's got some kind of stain on the 2nd fret but its not a fill in or anything to care about just a stain the whole guitar needs a good cleaning.The pawn shop got it from the original owner a session player from Nashville.the 6 way chicken switch is totally different from the new ones that just split coils Here is the original settings Both pickups, in series Neck pickup, alone Both pickups, in parallel Both pickups, parallel out of phase, with the neck pickup's bass response restricted thought a series capacitor. Bridge pickup, alone Both pickups, series out of phase. and here is the wikipedia page with some good info on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_L6-S plus the 3 control knobs one for volume one for tone and one for mids, real different. heres mine before clean up. I dont know if it's stock or not but I have a TP6 bridge.