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  1. ...and titanium pickguard screws help with resonance... No, really...
  2. Purple Haze, for some reason, still revs my engine. Thanks for remembering. I've been busy. Must go listen to his catalog now...have a nice evening...
  3. I've tried a bunch and have found two that are easy to coil and have excellent capacitance. Lava Cable - Magma: 20 foot - 29.5 pF/ft. cap - Made in USA - about $30-35. D'Addario/Planet Waves - American Stage: 20 foot - 28.5 pF/ft. cap - Made in USA - about $25-30. I agree with some posters here that the fabric covered ones tangle easier and they are a PIA to coil. I own two Spectraflex, and they perform well, but pretty is not a necessity and it doesn't make your music any better. They look real good but the only ones who will see it on stage are the other musicians and the techs. Here is a nice comparison chart to look at: Audio Cables Compared Gets you thinking about the hoopla surrounding cables and getting what you pay for... Good luck on your hunt. You will learn a lot of useful information on the journey...
  4. AC Cobra in British Racing Green.
  5. Agree with JAC. This could be an early 2008 IF they started produciton in 2007. So... call or e-mail Gibson and ask when production actually started on the 2008 Standard. I do remember one difference from the early 2008 and the later 2008s. The early 2008's had custom made gold-plated Bourns-designed pots. For reference my 2008, built in February 2009, does have the gold-plated Bourns. Not exactly sure when Gibson decided to replace the pots. I believe it was in the year 2010 that the gold-plated pots were replaced with more common pots. Again, another question to ask Gibson support. Ah, love a good mystery. You may have an older Standard. Which could be cool. Keep us updated.
  6. Besides the locking Grovers, the '08 Standard should have an asymmetrical neck, a Neutrik jack, an AA flame, be chambered and have a truss rod cover stamped 'Standard'. As stated prior the 'Standard' you are looking at was built in April 2007. Also agree that more pics would help. Neck, fretboard, body and front of headstock.
  7. Yes, have a "2008" LP Standard. Lovely guitar with a sweet sound. I have no problem with the chambering aspect or the asymmetrical neck. It sounds good through my Fender XD or my Blackstar HT-5R combos. It has a wonderful feel to it. This '08 was built in February of 2009 and weighs 7.36 pounds (3.34kg)
  8. The Ebony Studio 50s Tribute was my first LP. The Satin Cherry Studio 70s Tribute was the last LP I purchased. Bought it, almost, on an impulse when the prices dropped. An early Christmas present, so to speak.
  9. 2 LPs: Studio and a Standard. and a Partridge in a pear tree... Update: Add a Studio 70s Tribute So, now, 3 LPs. Happy Holidays.
  10. Leisurely morning with breakfast and the Sunday newspaper. After lunch walked to the park, smoked a cigar while doing crossword puzzles and enjoyed the 70 degree weather. Watched the world go by. After lunch played my Gibson ES-339 for about an hour. In the late afternoon got my taxes ready for the accountant. After dinner played video games with my son. Now I am here finishing up the day. Thanks for asking. Make it a nice week everyone...
  11. AND, just in case, and as a public service announcement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCyIAsSid8 We want to be totally prepared.
  12. DMichaelG


    A resonator guitar is what I am looking at now.
  13. 1967 Pontiac Tempest OHC 6 3-speed Hurst Bench seats Burgundy
  14. If you all like Jazz see Round Midnight. Round Midnight with Dexter Gordon. Based on the lives of Lester Young and Bud Powell. Dexter Gordon was nominated for an Academy Award.
  15. Joe Cocker / Mad Dogs and Englishmen. The Commitments.
  16. Hmmm. I got lucky then. Bought mine recently, January 3, this year at the former price. Hey I lucked out this time.
  17. +1 for Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders. Stands with the best of any rock 'n' roll groups.
  18. Occasionally at work in the morning during the week or at home before the dinner hour on the weekends. French press, beans ground, steep 5 minutes, with whole or 2% milk (no sugar or cream/half & half). Mostly drink tea. No milk or sugar. Only a dab of honey.
  19. He was also at the Gibson gala thing Summer of 2011. I believe Johnny A was there as well. Anybody see Gary Clark there? I was in the area but couldn't get to the Gibson plant.
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