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  1. Hi, I know someone had posted the correct washers for the Epi Ace Budokan's tuners to stop that annoying slack. Could someone show me and/or give me the type and size washers I am looking for. Thanks in advance. /Cheers
  2. I wipe my guitars down with the Orange label gibson spray polish after playing and for quick polishing. Yet when I really want to give it a nice polish I use the StewMac silcone free polish. I have found nothing better. Some like car wax and many other brands of polish. I have had great success using this polish. Try it you should like the great shine and feel. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Abrasives,_polishes,_buffers/Preservation_Polish.html#shop/Finishing_supplies/Abrasives%2C_polishes%2C_buffers/Preservation_Polish.html?tab=Details&_suid=136095965087504122885
  3. I am not sure what pictures you would like but the red guitar has a Period correct volute just like the $800.00 Epiphone ACE The white neck is the Volute from the 2008 $3800.00 Gibson AL-355 I hope that helps with something that happened to a Sold out Limited run of 300 guitars all made with this error. Simply makes me wonder how Epiphone can pull it off and Gibson said the "Al-355 is was approved to be this way" . I think I want a volute between every fret I keep mine in the case and in the closet occasionally taking it out "I like shaking my head" , The 355 sounds great b
  4. Please when replying , don't pick and chose part of a post and highlight that then pick and choose what you decide to "defend" for whatever reason. No axe to grind here. There are basics to a guitar set up , and sure some like the action different. In my post I also pointed out "there are alot of variables from when the instrument is finished to when you receive it " I think that covered the humidity part and the differences that change the initial setup,if there indeed was one performed. One definition of Repair is :to restore to a sound or healthy state , a small tweek to the truss rod ,i
  5. I am glad you did get this resolved Spinnn. As I said the nut is often overlooked when setting intonation. I am not one who thinks when you buy a guitar you should run it straight to a luthier to get a set up. It should be set up from the factory. Unforunately Gibson checks the marks off but I really have to wonder just how many guitars they actually set up. With that said, there are alot of variables from assembly to when you recieve the instrument. Thus, nothing more than a height, a small truss rod adjustment,or at the most intonation should be needed. I am glad to be able to do my o
  6. Glad you brought up the point about the input jack. I noticed mine was loose right out of the box. It is advertised as having a locking nut to avoid just that problem. I played it a bit then just snugged it up a bit and it has been fine since. I did not take it out to see if they indeed have a locking nut on the other side. I few minor tweaks and for what I payed I am very happy. In my opinion quality and build wise it easily beats my $3800.00 Al-355 easily. I ended up getting stuck with that guitars as it was a gift , and the place that sold it to my wife only had a 48 hour return policy
  7. Barring any bridge placement issues which seems not to be the case for you as you have been able to intonate it before , I would have a thought about the two spots that would effect the intonation . (1) The angle of the slot in the nut , these slots need to be angled properly to allow for proper intonation. (2) The part that might be your issue if (not both 1 & 2) , when you slot the bridge "saddles" that is also done at an angle so the string sits on one spot of the saddle , when you turned it around it would make that angle just opposite of what it was . Edit: I just noticed your
  8. Moved it to this forum , I thought this would be a better spot. Gave this guitar a shot and overall I am really pleased. Unlike my Gibson Alex lifeson 355 which also cost over five times the price in '08 this neck's volute is in the correct position. The AL355 was between the Nut and first fret,as well as other problems. That is old news from '08 when I promised to never buy a Gibson again. Sure some said it did not get in the way , well sorry when you have a chunk of wood sticking out of the neck when you are playing in the first positions , it really does get in the way , I don't make
  9. Gave this guitar a shot and overall I am really pleased. Unlike my Gibson Alex lifeson 355 which also cost over five times the price in '08 this neck's volute is in the correct position. The AL355 was between the Nut and first fret,as well as other problems. That is old news from '08 when I promised to never buy a Gibson again. Sure some said it did not get in the way , well sorry when you have a chunk of wood sticking out of the neck when you are playing in the first positions , it really does get in the way , I don't make excuses for poor craftsmanship. Sure these guitars are not even cl
  10. I am also a good distance from a Gibson dealer, even then the odds of that store having the guitar I want are unlikely. They only have about a dozen gibsons and alot of epiphones. I order online and have had great luck with MF , I make clear I want the guitar in the original box unopened, Gibsons have a yellow seal , "Do not accept if this seal is open" , I did get one that was in a "generic box" that was clearly a demo or a return, it had buckle rash and worn strings, they took it back and sent me a new one that was really nice. I learned the hard way about letting "little issues" go ,
  11. If you like Microsoft or not, and I am not trying to be difficult, but why would microsoft even remotely want to inlcude another companies "add ons" with their operating systems. Adobe flash and adobe PDF or even other brands of PDF readers ect., have nothing to do with a computers operating system. Adding them sure might make some movies and opening PDF files compatable for plenty of information. Adobe has their own security problems as well as Microsoft. I would not want to add those to my system unless I am (1) sure I needed them, (2) I am sure they are safe (3) I will use them. I sur
  12. I am not sure who told you " the uneven binding has anything to do with they way they were made in the 1960's. As a matter a fact , back in the 1960's they did seem to take more time and care in my opinion then they do now. Sure there are mess ups from every year and every maker. Some just let them go out for sale, other fix them or discount them. I can tell you that Gibson glues the binding on the guitar, then paints the entire guitar. Then a worker takes a plain old razor blade and scrapes the paint off the binding , sometimes too agressively, thus taking some of the binding off with t
  13. I think there are two ways of looking at that finish. I really like it. I actally think it is too red near the cutaway and the toggle switch. If you ordered it online "I am assuming that as you are now questioning the finish", and are wondering if you like it, send it back. Never wait, time is not on your side with any of those issues. Feel your way around the binding and make sure it feels nice and even. My biggest gripe has been aggressive shaving of the paint from the binding (neck and body) after painting , they then the shoot the clearcoat over it.
  14. I am not sure if this is the proper forum for this discussion,with that said, I can answer the "What's up with that 30 day policy about selling used stuff". In some states, certian retailers need to run serial numbers or the lack of ,with law enforcment to see if they have received stolen property in a trade deal. Thus, an item that gets traded in , needs to get an all clear to sell. I am not sure how efficient this is, who is actually around that will check all the traded gear of a certian dollar amount "that also varies from state to state" with a stolen database? I do know it is no
  15. I bought two Gibson's from MF , great customer service , super return policy, and a great selection. One of the instruments came in a non gibson box and had buckle rash, it was obvious a customer return or a floor model from a guitar center. They took it back , sent me a new one in a sealed gibson box and it was a keeper. The other Gibson was also in it's sealed gibson box , it had agressive binding scraping, making the binding actually lower than the wood in areas. That one went back and I received my money back.Gibson paints over the binding, then someone with "different amounts of ski
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