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  1. If you hire a van you would have plenty of space and I suspect your gear is more solid - and your packing skills better - than you might imagine, NV! You would, presumably, have to return to your 'old place' to pick up your car after the gear-move so perhaps those pre-war Martins and '59 Lesters could go with you on the second trip? Sincere best wishes for the upcoming relocation! You must be looking forward to it with great anticipation! Pip.
  2. But only three guitars?!................. I'd fancy the Bluesbreaker combo too. They've had quite a lot of nice stuff through the years. The auction results can be weird, though. Sometimes I've seen nice stuff go crazy cheap (some beat-up pre-CBS Strats especially) but in other months the prices can be almost 'West-End' high. A time-machine would come in handy for popping back to the low-bid auctions. Pip.
  3. If the dimensions for saddle adjustment front-to-back are the same as the existing bridge - and they should be - why would that help matters? Did you suggest the (far, far less costly) saddle-swap method? If so why did the store not go ahead with this simple and inexpensive solution which would not involve the purchase of a whole new bridge? Something's not right here. Pip.
  4. What makes you think it will be rct's first million?... I mean to say; the man drinks Cristal! Pip.
  5. You know, that's not as stupid an idea as it sounds. GET THAT STUFF WRITTEN UP ALL OFFICIAL-LIKE AND HEAD DOWN TO THE PATENTS OFFICE ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! Pip. EDIT : FWIW when I first saw the title I thought you were announcing an impending visit to Scotland. True!
  6. So now you know your solution. Out of curiosity I've just checked my LPs (all of which have ABR-1's) and in each case if the A saddle isn't butting up against the rear of the bridge it can only be 1/4 of a turn shy. Never noticed that before. Mind you; mine all intonate correctly so I've not needed to 'fix' anythhng down there. This relative lack of latitude might possibly explain why Gibson felt it necessary to introduce the 'Nashville' with it's greater travel allowance. Pip. EDIT : Again and just out of curiosity; it would be an interesting academic exercise to compare exact nut-to-bridge-post measurements on original '50s LPs with the re-issues...
  7. But were you able to nail pitch 100% with the saddle flipped? If so then, as suggested earlier, the simplest, quickest and cheapest option by far would be simply to buy an un-notched saddle and mark the groove in the necessary place yourself. Pip.
  8. I'd flip the saddle just to see how much 'off-centre' it can be. I suspect that the slight difference would be insignificant when you are actually playing the (very pretty) thing. Strange that it's out at all, though... Pip.
  9. It looks like it. Just after the release of the near-universally condemned vid-clip where Watsisname kicked-off on his threatening little rant the new CEO of Gibson hastily released a second clip in order to try to quell the uproar which duly followed-on from the first. He mentioned, pointedly, that Gibson would be exploring other paths and licensing other Gibson-approved companies in 'Partnerships' whereby they would be allowed to manufacture Gibson-designed products was one such path. Pip.
  10. Wow! That really is a FINE looking instrument. For c. $100 you got an absolute bargain, Sparky! Many congrats! Pip.
  11. I know what you mean, KB! I was about the only male in our family tree who didn't play practically from birth. Then, one day, an uncle (after whom I'n named) left me his set of clubs when he could no longer play and myself along with a couple of mates would, once a month or so, traipse around a local public course and endanger the local fauna. By the time I had been playing for a few years my fairway irons, my approach shots and my putting were all pretty-ok but my driving? 'Haphazard' is far too kind a word. The point came when I could manage somewhere like 10 - 12 holes in par (or under) but I'd be just as likely to take 10 strokes at all the rest! Still; a good afternooon out for all. Fortunately neither of my playing buddies was ever going to be in the Tiger Woods mould skill-wise and none of us took things too seriously nor considered that 'winning' was even remotely important. We really did have a hoot. I still have those clubs. To give an idea of how 'vintage' they are I can admit that the woods are all of the laminated-wood construction method... Pip.
  12. Hi, Greenie, and welcome to the forum! Many congrats on scoring a really nice looking 'hog topped LP. Relatively speaking they are a fairly scarce version. Play Long and Prosper with her! Pip.
  13. Wow, Twang! Did you lose THAT many balls!?!? Pip.
  14. It's definitely real. No dot on the 'i' and closed 'b' and 'o' are a typical characteristic of the Gibson p'head logo from those days. Pip.
  15. Well, truth be told, I'm a bit lost for words. Congratulations! I sincerely hope you will love your new (old) guitar and I wish you many long years together! Can't really throw any light on the mods nor think of anything else to say. Pip.
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