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  1. Just ordered a new ej160e due to arrive next week. This has probably been covered before but can someone advise what type and gauge of strings are on this. Any advice on what to get going forward. I had one of these guitars a few years back and used it as acoustic with acoustic strings. I plan to use this as an electric. All advice greatly appreciated.
  2. Thanks for all the comments. It truly is an unweildy beast of a guitar. I'm always up for trying different strings. Will defo try the 13's. Just been vamping along to with the beatles, roy orbison black and white nite, creedence and gene clark byrds. Love gene clark. Any similar minds should check out 'gypsy rider' from 'so rebellious a lover' album. Capo 4th then am, g, em, dm. F, c. You'll get the hang of it thereafter. Great song and a well-missed talent. I love gene clark!
  3. Cheers folks. Yeah i loved my 330 as well but this is a different beast altogether. 3/4 scale neck with 12 gauge round wounds (a wound 3rd). Its got a great chunky spanky sound and those trebles sure ring out. Not to everyones taste because of the shortscale neck. I was literally shaking in the shop as i tried it out (sad - i know). Lost only £100 on the price originally paid for the 330 4 years ago. Got my j45 and my d28 and never know which one to pick up. J160e will be final purchase if i win lottery.
  4. I know it's not Gibson related and I have posted a few things in the past about my beloved J45 but thought I'd brag and boast about a dream realised - my new Ric 325 C64 Miami Jetglo. I know there are are a few Beatles nuts on here and just wanted to share my joy! Traded in the not so old 330 when I discovered my local dealer had one of these in and couldn't resist it. We don't see many of these in the U.K and this was bagged at a great price. For a Beatles-Lennon obsessed rhythm player with small fingers this is as far as I go with electric guitars. Right ...I'm off to play along with A Hard Day's Night album (half on the RIC and half on J45 - all through VOX). Happy weekend to all! \:D/
  5. My 2010 J45 Standard was the same and I posted a similar question on here. The authorised dealer I bought it from in the U.K. said it must be down to the headstock stamp wearing down. They've seen aexamples where part of the serial number was visible but the rest wasn't etc.A year down the line the Nitro finish has aged well and under daylight I can now see the serial number and Made In U.S.A. It started to appear about 6 months ago. Reckon yours will be the same. Maybe the 'stamp' employee at Gibson needs to build up some muscle?
  6. I've got a 2010 j45 and found the action high straight from the crate. I took about 1 - 1.5mm off the saddle over time 'till it felt great. I too was addicted to elixirs on all my guitars. I tried 11's on the j45 but they were too weak. I tried d'addarrio exp 12 gauge and have never looked back. I'm addicted to the sound and feel of this guitar. It's wiped down after every play and given the occasional polish and it's maturing beautifully. Another set of great strings are the new martin lifespans. I have these on my d28 and will probably never change. You gave an amazing piece of craftsmanship and it can be frustrating at first but within a year or so you will have concluded all your experiments and probably never look back.
  7. 2010 gibson j45 standard 2011 rickenbacker 325/6 c64 miami jetglo 2004 martin d28 Constant problem is which one to play first as i love em all!
  8. Happy new year from scotland. Thanks to all who have advised on my j45 over the past year. Have a safe and prosperous 2012.
  9. Train Leaves Here This Morning - Gene Clark Out On The Weekend - Neil Young Losing My Religion - REM
  10. Thanks for all the advice on this post. I'm now the new owner of a new set of bridge saddle bone pins from my friends Warther of Ohio. Fitted last night - between them and a nice new set of D'Adarrio EXP 12 gauge strings the J45 is ringing like a bell and has booming bass. Thinks I'll be upgrading the same on my D28. Recommended. Love this site.
  11. Thanks for all the advice on this post. I'm now the new owner of a new set of bridge saddle bone pins from my friends Warther of Ohio. Fitted last night - between them and a nice new set of D'Adarrio EXP 12 gauge strings the J45 is ringing like a bell and has booming bass. Thinks I'll be upgrading the same on my D28. Recommended.

  12. I've got a 2010 j45 standard and was using elixir 12's but have recently changed to d'adarrio exp11 12's and have noticed a marked improvement in bass and projection. Recomended.
  13. G7th all the way for me. Amazing
  14. Thanks for all the replies. I'll check things out in the U.K. Looks like bone it is then.
  15. Hi Folks. My J45 standard is now 1 year old and to celebrate, and put some icing on the cake, I would like to put a nice set of quality bridge pins to replace the damned plastic standard ones. Can anyone recommend a specific type or material please. I use 80/20 Elixir Nano 12's and am based in the U.K. but value all opinions. Will it make it much of a difference? What size do I need? I've included a link to a local lot who are selling on Ebay. What's the thoughts on these? Cheers. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390354693702?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_600wt_698
  16. J45 quality bridge pins

  17. My j45 standard is now 1year old and the icing on the cake would be a nice set of quality bridge pins to replace the plastic standard ones. Can anyone recommend a specific type or material please. I use elixir 12s

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      brixa

      Thanks for all the advice on this post. I'm now the new owner of a new set of bridge saddle bone pins from my friends Warther of Ohio. Fitted last night - between them and a nice new set of D'Adarrio EXP 12 gauge strings the J45 is ringing like a bell and has booming bass. Thinks I'll be upgrading the same on my D28. Recommended.

  18. I have the same story. Bought the 'Inspired by' as a backup to my J45 to discover it was only sitting about not doing much. Nice guitar for the money but missed my previous Martin as a backup so sold the Epi to a young lad just starting out. It was amazing to see the look on his face when he picked it up! Here's hoping he becomes a world-beater. Spent the money on a Martin DX (one of which I'd originally sold to fund the J45!)- Is this getting too complicated? Anyway - all I can say is the J45 is addictive - I can't stop playing. I've had it from new and it's a year old. Imagine my amazement last week when I noticed the serial no and Made In USA stamps starting to appear on the headstock as the finish matures! I had asked questions when I first bought it through this forum. Happy days!
  19. I got my J45 Standard last October and mine was the same. I put my fave strings on then played it for a month before shaving about 1mm very carefully off the saddle. I've never looked back. It's maturing beautifully. Enjoy!
  20. Thanks again for the help. What a great site this is!
  21. Hi folks. Hope you can help me. I'm looking to get a truss rod wrench tool for my 2010 J45 Standard. Can someone advise on the size etc. Can I buy this from ebay or an ironmonger etc? I've done adjustments on my Ric and Martins, Epiphone's etc but most of these were simple alan key tools. I'm set up perfect at the moment but reckon I may need this by winter time. Any help appreciated.
  22. I got mine about a month ago (see my earlier post)as a backup to my Gibson J45. I'm surprised how easy it is to play. I immediately put Elixir strings (11's) on (the strings on the guitar were like elastic bands)and adjusted the truss very slightly to provide some relief in the neck. No adjustment was required to lower the saddle/bridge as it was set-up low from the factory. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality for the price (the Nanoflex system was great through my small VOX 15 Amp). The sound quality seems to be good further up the neck (although like dhanners I would only be up here with capo on and you need to remember there is no cut-away). There is hardly any stock of the I.B. 64 in the U.K. and this was the first time I ordered a guitar without trying it first. I got it brand new for the equivalent of £250 (300 Euros). It retails in the U.K. at £330. Anyway - I'm waffling on - Hope this helps.
  23. Folks. Thanks for the recent advice and opinions on the Epi Inspired by 1964 Texan. Glad to report I got a brand new one the other day and it is impressive. Was really surprised when plugged into the VOX amp. I take it this comes with 12 gauge strings? I need to get my beloved Elixir coated strings on! This will be a nice backup guitar to my beloved J45.
  24. Jim, I got mine in October and the dealer told me it was Gibson strings at 12 gauge. I lasted a few days with them then changed to my beloved Elixir Phosphor Bronzes. The action comes quite high. I altered the saddle to lower action and put on 11's as that's my preference (small fingers unfortunately). You're getting a great guitar. I can't put it down. Cheers.
  25. Cheers guys. Appreciate the information. I await the arrival of them into the U.K. again. My local dealer will advise when they are back in stock
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