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  1. Oh, I have to disagree most strongly, Duane. As Sgt. P. mentions all it needs is a lick of paint and a more handsome carriage would be hard to find. ...Stateside, that is............ A bit like this one, perhaps? Certainly would steal the limelight over my 1992 Nissan Micra at any rate. P.
  2. They only part-mention the guitar as they passed it by (name-drop 17:14 and you see it at the 17:42 mark) but I loved the Epi version of the Nancy Wilson "Fanatic" Nighthawk which was originally released as a Gibson Sig model in 2013. I always liked that version of the Nighthawk and rather regret not buying the one I saw on clearout / special offer many years ago. P.
  3. Use another picture hosting site. FWIW I use Postimage.org. It's free and easy to use. P.
  4. A Very Merry Xmas and a Super 2020 to everyone. May the new year be everything you hope it might! Pip.
  5. Stating the obvious (hopefully) it is simply a Gibson SG Custom - not a Gibson Les Paul SG Custom. Some prankster has merely screwed a LPC truss-rod cover on it in place of the original. Informally the guitars of this incarnation are known as the 'Type 4 SG' and, yes, 1973 is almost certainly the year of manufacture of this example - which makes it one of the very early ones (the T-4 range was introduced in '73). Pip.
  6. pippy

    Thanks

    In all this time I never knew that you were Scottish! P.
  7. You are barking up the wrong tree. Gary Moore played 'Greeny' for decades and never sounded like PG. An R9 and PG Throbaks (I've played just such an instrument) plugged into an Orange set up is as good a place to start as any, I suppose, but (to state the bleeding obvious) 95 % of PG's tone came from himself and, FWIW, about 90% of that was from his right hand picking technique. Play about with guitars, pickups and amps to your heart's content. Practice more on technique. Best of luck in your quest. P.
  8. All I'm going to say is that folks are trying to get close to what they think their an idea of a 1959 Les Paul should sound like. It's a Dead Donkey and I really don't buy into any of this marketing crap. YMMV and, my word, good luck to you if you suck this stuff up. I guess I'm outta here. So long and it's been a hoot! Pip.
  9. Ah, that's a shame. Was listening to 'Feat's Don't Fail Me Now' on Saturday as it happens. Wonderful band with some truly wonderful songs (and wonderful Neon Park sleeve artwork!). R.I.P. Mr Barerre and thanks for all the great music. Pip.
  10. ..and with all those thermionic diodes to keep you warm you should be snug as a bug listening to Dean Martin (Ho!) singing 'Baby! It's Cold Outside!"... Pip.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. What makes you think it will be rct's first million?... I mean to say; the man drinks Cristal! Pip.
  15. 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!
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