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  1. I had a similar problem with a 2019 LP Tribute DC Jr bass I modified. I tried everything else before I finally decided to shield it. Oddly, I was getting static off of the frets, it drove me nuts. I ended up using adhesive backed aluminum tape found in the heating/ductwork section section of my home building supply store. Being tired of taking it apart I may have overdone the shielding, but it worked!! It was well worth the effort to me and a cheap fix.
  2. The L-6S & L-5S have the same body shape & use the same case. The L-6S was reissued a few years back. I was watching for a NOS L-6S case for my L-5S for some time, one finally popped up. I has to add a .75 thick piece of Styrofoam under the padding to accommodate the different neck angle, but it fit great. Keep an eye on eBay.....
  3. The cardboard (or Archcraft) cases that these guitars came with in the 50’s and the 60’s were the worst. The guitars flopped around & the case offered less protection than a gig bag. The new cases may not fit like they should at that price point, but they are light years better than the cases the originals came in. On another note, I think I read that Gibson is having another manufacturer thanTLK making their cases. Anyone else hear that also?
  4. Only one rusty cover on eBay for $325. Not worth it. Originals show up from time to time, you just have to be patient & watch regularly.
  5. I finally got around to adding the 3/4” styrofoam spacer to the inside of the Gator case. The bass fits perfectly now! I had to buy an entire pack from Menard’s a while back to get a small piece for another case. I cut it roughly the size of the grey foam that was there before. I put double back tape on both sides of the styrofoam. Then ran a bead of clear silicone around the corner of the case, tucked everything back in & pushed things down. A perfect fit!
  6. They are great guitars for the money! I bought one in blue stain about 6 months ago, it’s a keeper......
  7. It looks like it might be a better option. I have to put a small towel or something under the end of the body in my formed cases. Your case fits as is.... I may rip the material out someday & add 3/4” of styrofoam to fill the void. I did this to another case & it worked well.
  8. Taking away either the first or the last number, it still doesn’t fall exactly in 1969 on this list. Gibson serial numbers can be all over the place....
  9. That would make it an early 1969! It’s hard to say why it has an extra number in it’s serial #. It has over 50 years of history to tell. Is one of the numbers obviously off center? Could it have been stolen at one point? The serial # might have been altered to make it more difficult to trace........
  10. It should have six numbers only until 1975, when they went to an oval decal. Is he able to read the pot codes? That would help narrow it down. 1376929 is the pot code on my ‘69 Les Paul Deluxe. The pot was made the 29th week of 1969.
  11. You'll need to pick up a set of adapters, like these on eBay............... https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Quick-Connect-adapters-for-Gibson-control-board-pcb-pickup-wire-connector-plug/223572156776?hash=item340df06168:g:b-UAAOSwxcFegUzH
  12. Please post some pics & try to read the pot codes. Example... 1376934, 137=CTS, 69=year pot mfg, 34=week of year mfg.
  13. Hi, I don't believe that a pre 1969 Les Paul Personal exists. The model didn't really hit the market until 1970. According to my shipping total book, (2) were shipped in 1969 & (222) were shipped in 1970. Mine is actually a 1971. Many of the guitars with pot codes that are identified as '69 are actually '70s, they must have wired quite a few assemblies at the same time. There are two for sale on Reverb, one claims to be a 1969 but it's unlikely. Both are in nice shape with nice gold hardware. https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Gibson Les Paul Personal
  14. I find this rather odd since this is still a current model. I’m not familiar with the Epiphone Jack Casady, just the original LP Sig Bass. I surfed around looking for parts or a trashed bass that might be bought cheap, nothing! The Gibson bass had a variable impedance transformer. If the Epiphone doesn’t have this feature, a standard mic transformer might work. It works on all of the Gibson Low Impedance guitars. If Jack Casady has a web page, you might want to ask him personally.......
  15. I bought both the bass & a LP Jr just before everything shut down. Both guitars needed to have the sharp edges of the frets dressed down. I brought it to a tech at GC & he did it for no charge in just minutes. Made a big difference. The Jr was store stock from Colorado & ended up being fine. Bring it to your local Guitar Center if you live by one. I am very happy with both of these guitars!
  16. I found a replacement on eBay. On my case, the part on the cover was ok & with a little modification I was able to replace the latch side. There is another style that looks closer, but I only see them in chrome. https://www.ebay.com/itm/General-Drawbolt-Closure-Latch-for-Guitar-or-musical-cases-luggage-Gold-plated/222409028696?epid=561972060&hash=item33c89c7458:g:dGAAAOSwx6pYom-b This is what I bought a few years back.....
  17. This is an internet photo of a typical mid sixties to early seventies stamped serial #. Note the spacing & the differences in the “1” & “7”. I checked my ‘67 ES-335 & the serial # looked the same as this example. There have been a lot of odd things surfacing during this period so who knows......
  18. It likely had nylon saddles when it was new. The serial number is odd. It looks almost as if it was engraved instead of stamped. The oval would have been engraved at the same time. Any chance of a headstock repair? They might have sanded it off & engraved it after.......
  19. All but the two Goldies...... I think that the LPDCJr bass was introduced in 2019.
  20. I bought one of these when they were sold for $599. The price is what caught my eye at first. For being the cheapest Gibson bass I’ve ever bought new, I really like it. My 1972 Les Paul Triumph bass has always been my main squeeze. This has rapidly became my 2nd choice. The single EB (DeCola) pickup in the sweet spot really works well. After I bought it, I realized that my Les Paul basses spanned almost fifty years, 1970 to 2019. Here is a shot of my Les Paul basses.......
  21. I have a 2012 V, no problems yet. I thought I bought a used guitar from CME, but it still had the plastic on the pickguards etc... It might have been a similar sale like they did with the ES Les Pauls in later years.
  22. Grog

    Share your ES's

    A few pairs of ES’s 1959 EB-2, 1968 ES-335 12, 1968 EB-2DC, 1967 ES-335, 1974 Les Paul Signature Guitar & Bass, 2016 ES Les Paul Bass & 2015 ES Les Paul.
  23. I recently bought aLP Jr Tribute. I was surprised at how close the intonation was with the compensated tailpiece. If it isn’t close enough, you can always add a Badass type bridge with adjustable saddles.
  24. It should be a 2005. Gibson used the oval decal for three years, 1975, 1976 & part of 1977. Sometime in 1977 they went to the eight digit stamped number, using the first and fifth digit to designate the year. These are some of the easiest guitars to date by serial number.
  25. I came close to buying one of these heads before I bought the LP-12. I would like to try one with LP-2 (Powered bottom). I’m sure all of these different variations are interchangeable. I have used the LP-1 head with a Gibson Plus 50 with good results. It is much easier to move!
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