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  1. I’m glad to here he is still around and kicking! I have not seen him on the forum for a long time and was afraid to ask. He was a great asset to the forum! He had knowledge that is missed. Is there a workable path of restoration? Anyway let him know he is missed. As to the 95 J45, I agree with the others. It is not anything unusually special, though a nice instrument! I think Gibson returned back to their nitro finished by 95. chasAK
  2. It could also be a drop in humidity. My j45 sounds better in low humidity. It sounds woodier and dryer - no pun intended. chasAK
  3. The J45/50 can be one sweet sounding guitar! You just gotta love it. Charlie
  4. You could add the Woody Guthrie. Petty soon we will have a list as long as Onewilyfool's list of j45s.
  5. Jinder I have always appreciated your presence and music. I’ll be praying for you and don’t forget to look up! Charlie
  6. I like that description. The attitude it has is sober verses obnoxious. It blended well. I assume it would do well with vocals. I think it would also work well with solo pieces. It is a very nice instrument. My wife like it but the price tag was daunting. Good instruments are expensive but well worth the price.
  7. Gibson’s have been back in Anchorage for a while. Guitar Center came in. I don’t go in much as I want to support our local B&M shop and I am not in a market for a new guitar. Long story short, I went in the other to just to see what Gibson acoustics they had. I want to play a baked top j45 sometime. Well, they still did not have one but they did have a Firebird! That is another guitar I have long wanted to play. It was beautiful! Compared to the Dove my son’s former viola teacher had it was definitely bolder. That was my first thought, this thing is bold for a maple dred. It actually took me back some. It was loud and had a strong rich bass and nice highs and even middle. Even with the strong bass I would say it was still on the balanced end of the ledger. It sounded as beautiful and it looked! chasAK
  8. Thanks, never heard of such things. Sent back to be welded, that's crazy! 😮 chasAK
  9. I agree that there does come a point when deed strings have intonation problems. I like the sound of broken in new strings. As they start going dead I kind of like the punchy sound. I change them when I get tired of the dead sound and want to liven things up a bit, or when they start having intonation problems. I would be interested in hearing some of the bass stories. I am not familiar with them. When I was a bass player I would clean my strings with alcohol (not Jack Daniels). It would get me a couple more weeks. I would typically do it twice before I got new strings. I played a lot back then but don’t even have a bass anymore. Unfortunately I have not been playing my j45 much lately. chasAK
  10. Dead strings have a unique sound: quick decay and punchy! chasAK
  11. A locked and loaded HB, I like that! Not far from my bed is my 1943 GI 45. Unfortunately it's not a Gibson :( chasAK
  12. I'm not familiar with the j29 but the Songwriter Deluxe is a sweet guitar! chasAK
  13. Mine was a Kay electric with an amp built into the case.
  14. tov meod, I'm sure it was a real honor for you to appear on his show. chasAK
  15. The first thing that comes to my mind in the top picture is a reaction to the material on the stand.
  16. I hear ya man, “If life is a bowl of cherries why am I always in the pits?” (A clever title to some book I never readJ) No offence or controversy intended to anyone, and certainly no desire to view this mess as trivial – I’m sure it is real! There is one Who is bigger than any of our problems: John 16:33 Sincerely & Prayerfully Charlie
  17. When I bought my j45, I think in 2009 or 10 there was a Hummingbird TV and an AJ on the wall. The Hummingbird was the loudest of the three and sounded great. The j45 was quieter but also sound great. Being a man of little means the J45 went home with me, with no regrets! Charlie
  18. Sad indeed, I'm sure it's a great sorrow for the family. I remember when my kids started leaving the home and spreading out, we decided that everyone should make it a priority to attend the weddings (we have 11 kids). Sofar it has worked. OWF has been missed here and will be remembered here for along time. Prayers to the family.
  19. Wow, that was fast! Nice catch, I’m sure you will put it togood use.
  20. I'm going to be in Cincinnati the beginning of next month. Does he have an open show room for guys with no money? Charlie
  21. I have the doughnut look. I was backpacking with a bunch of boy scouts a couple years ago. Sitting around the camp fire one of the kids said he thought I ought to get a tattoo. I said really. He said yea, get one of a guy pushing a lawnmower on the top of head. I guess there is no respect now-a-days!!
  22. The DR Sunbeams 12s are round cord and have less tension and a loser feels than the typical 12s. I have no idea how they sound on a 35.
  23. Merry Christmas to all, most of the kids and the in laws are in. Therefore we have had some great music in church. May you have a good and godly Christmas! chasAK
  24. A friend of mine's Dove spent two weeks in Kodiak. It came back a mess! After six months back home and heading into winter it settled backin. I strung it with DRs. It plays and sounds great now. I don't think the differencein string tension had much to do with anything. I just want to see how PB stings sounded on it. Glad to hear it worked out for you! My post overlapped yours
  25. You might want to using a higher (thicker) gage for the 1st string.If you are using 12s try 13s.
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