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  1. I like DR Sumbeam 12s on my j45 standard. They are very warm sounding. Many go with 80/20s on rosewood. chasAK
  2. Wilson1911 welcome to the forum and you are obviously a man of good taste. chasAK
  3. Years ago one of our local shops had this happen when their humidifiers went down. The neck block may be a real issue. Keep it in a good environment for several weeks or longer and see what happens. Hopefully you will just have to get the cracks repaired. ps. been gone a while and had a computer crash and die
  4. We don't know what they make per hour. Concerning hourly wage cost you need to add benefits, lead men, supervisors, office workers and other necessary support personnel. Sorry, the above post was posted as I was writing.
  5. I agree with EuroAussie. These sound good right out of the box and they are similar to the DRs but have a bit richer tone and clarity.
  6. I put mine on a j45. My only regret is the tan line, but I am a sucker for the batwing pick guard. The tan line is not too noticeable unless in bright light.
  7. Jesse, I bought mine from them and it fit fine. When it comes don't be alarmed at the yellow color as it is from the yellow backing paper. Hope this one works for you. chasAK
  8. Congratulations!! I like the non-banner head stock. I'm a sucker for the batwing pickguards and it would not go with a banner headstock. Beautiful guitar I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks!! chasAK
  9. From what I understand they do not react to moister in thesame way. This is partly demonstrated in the gluing problems they had.
  10. I thought they were both suspended for a year. I was surprised when neither came back in May. I found both of them interesting. Btw, I totally forgot about the gang of four. All of this brings back memories! I too missed the nose thread and please don't send me the link. We can all get bent out of shape from time to time, but persistence in that mode needs to be stopped. I do miss both of them as well as ol fred, Del, Jinder, JT, of course rar and others, but forums change and evolve. There is still a lot of Guitar and Gibson knowledge on this forum. Btw I did not have vote. chasAK
  11. Duluthdan, I think you should have brought that j45 home with you!!
  12. I changed the pick guard on my 08 j45 to a batwing pick guard. I got it from Terrapin. It is celluloid and measure .028. To my ears it did not change the tone. I used a naphtha based lighter fluid and it work fine. There was no film residue at all. My only suggestion to anyone who decides to change the pick guard to a different pattern is to do it soon. I do have a ghost ring mark were the new guard did not cover the area of the original guard. I assume it will eventually fade into the same hue. Even now it is not that noticeable. The operation was very easy. chasAK
  13. If I remember correctly the RS stands for round shoulder.
  14. Does varying frequency resonance need to be able to be seen under a microscope? Or to put it another can varying frequency resonance or sensitivity be determined by viewing a piece of woodunder under a microscope? Can a microscope define all physical properties? You may be asking for something that does not exist. (Maybeit does exist but that is out of my expertise)
  15. Has anyone played a j45tv and southern jumbo tv close together, or better yet a Sheryl Crow SJ and NewVintage SJ together? I have often wondered how different the two tone woods really are? I have heard lots of theories and ideas but it would be good to have an evaluation taken from a comparison. I know Reed has done it with 45tv and SJ tv but they have some different bracings.
  16. Good move! I noticed the crack is on both sides. I saw this once before in a guitar shop whose humidify unit went out during the winter. They were willing to mark the guitar down. It was an old new stock 08 j45TV, this was a few years ago. Though the action was good, what damage was going on with the neck block and how long will it stay true? Someone else bought it at near full street price. I just hope they are happy with it and it works out OK for them. I have no regrets passing it up.
  17. My “68/69” j160 had them. I like them.
  18. I haven't been able to play one but have heard good things about the FireBird Custom. They are harder to find for sure.
  19. Good to see your name pop up! Hope the sale goes well. chasAK
  20. The j45 measurements essentially match those of my 08 Gibson j45.
  21. If you are worried about string tension try some round core strings, like the DR Sunbeams mentioned above. They will have less string tension than the usual hex core. The DRs mentioned above are 12s but it should not be a problem to try 13s.
  22. My RainSong has lots of volume and sustain. The tone is better than I thought a carbon fiber would have. Mine has a 15 inch lower bout with a 4 inch depth. But make no mistake it is not wood. The tone on mine seems to drop off fast on the low E string from the open E to the 5th fret, at least in comparison to my j45. I use mine in my study, which has humidity problems and for taking out side. It has a decent tone but I would not say much more. It has a lot more volume and stronger sustain than my J45. Mine is anolder RainSong a PM5 (or, S) 1000. It is great for my uses.
  23. I must admit, I am judging from a single experience, my old j160 which was fairly dead sounding. Concerning the Acoustic Monk’s question, where is JT when you need him. We lost an important member when he left. chasAK
  24. That's interesting. When I traded my j160 for my present j45we determined that it was most likely an early 69, but possibly a late 68. We determined this by the serial number. It was slope shouldered but 69 was supposed to be the transition year. The screwed down pickguards could have followed that transition, but the j45 in the above picture does not have the screwed down pickguard. But of course we are talking Gibson aren't we. Do you know what years they used those horrible rosewood saddles?
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