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  • Birthday 08/17/1959

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  1. I have been playing for 25 years and the 57 Classic - Classic plus combination has always been one of my favorite combinations for mainly classic rock and blues. I have owned 4 guitars to date and still own 2 that have these pups in them that have all been great. I recently bought a 2017 Gibson Classic guitar that had to go back because the neck was mucked up but while I had it I noticed that the neck pup was warm and wonderful like I was used to but the bridge was thin with a quite noticeable volume drop compared to the neck and compared to my other guitars. Since that guitar was returned for the neck problem that solved the pup problem too. I instead ordered an Epiphone Tribute Plus that has Gibson 57 Classic/Classic Plus pups and the guitar is wonderful, highly recommended, except . . . it has the exact same problem with those 57 Classic pups. I took a DC measurement and these Classic Plus pups are less than 8K like they are just Classics. My other 2 guitars are 8.6K and 8.8K. Sweetwater and Gibson claim these new ones are "in spec" so nothing they can do even though with the neck pup adjusted clear down even with its surround and the bridge pup up within 1/8 of the strings, if you put the neck volume on 8 with the bridge on 10 they are equal in volume. I'm sorry, that is NOT right. Granted the Epi may well have cheap pots and caps but it sounds just like the Gibson Classic did. The one difference between these and my others? These are 4 wire pups. Previously they were all 2 wire. Important Part: So, I disconnected the green/white wires from the circuitry and tied them together leaving them out of circuit creating a 2 wire connection and . . . no change at all. Now, I know plenty of other pups I can slap in there to make a guitar I am happy with but I "should" be happy with the Classic Plus in there. Anyone else noticed this?
  2. I've been doing some Atlanta Rhythm Section of late. Though not historically a "staunch" southern rocker, I always liked their stuff but just never tried playing any of their tunes. Some of their syncopation is killer. This would make a great "where are they now" episode . . .
  3. Been trying a few other amps of late and keep coming back to Egnater.

    1. rdeyoung

      rdeyoung

      Was looking at Egnater as well -- went with a Blackstar and love it (100w with 4x12 cab)

    2. canon_mutant

      canon_mutant

      I love what Blackstar is doing. May own one eventually. You may recall, they had several delays getting their products released so I went Egnater and haven't looked back. Wish I could get a Series One 30W Head in the HT-20 form factor. Though frankly I haven't actually just tried the HT-20. Might like it fine too, as is. Peace.

    3. canon_mutant

      canon_mutant

      I love what Blackstar is doing. May own one eventually. You may recall, they had several delays getting their products released so I went Egnater and haven't looked back. Wish I could get a Series One 30W Head in the HT-20 form factor. Though frankly I haven't actually just tried the HT-20. Might like it fine too, as is. Peace.

  4. So are we for the most part a bunch of old farts or are there this many youngsters here with good taste?
  5. Though I never stopped, have been listening and playing to Kansas in more "non-hits" detail of late. They've always been one of my favorites, perhaps with some Kansas bias being from here, but I sometimes lose touch with how amazing and detailed some of their non-hit compositions are. You mention Kansas to most folks and they'll tell you "Carry on my Wayward Son" was an awesome song. Though I would agree, I also think it's not even in their top 20 best compositions. Great stuff!
  6. Playing only piano and sax previously, David Gilmour was the man that inspired me to pick up a guitar. Of course, many others have inspired me since but, since Gilmour was my initial inspiration, he would be my number one.
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