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  1. The wiki link does not work... is there another link? I am interested in converting steinberger electronics in a GT-Pro from passive to active. Thank you!
  2. your fello Pennsylvanian here... I recommend keeping the room around 40-50%... too much humidity bad, too little humidity bad... good luck
  3. Here you go: http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/custom/004358/004358.php http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/custom/cs003777/cs003777.php http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/custom/004308/004308.php http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/gibson/custom/cs003080/cs003080.php I have a non-chambered model and it's very very very heavy. The neck is def. slightly bigger than a 60's slim taper but nowhere near the rounded.
  4. What are the differences between these two besides the addition of acoustic/electric elements in the floyd of the Lifeson?
  5. I bought mine before they switched too the 496R/498T combo... I didn't like either pickup, especially the bridge which wasn't even floyd spaced and I felt it lacked sustain SO I've completed the following mods to mine: -Replaced both pickups with Seymour Duncan ProShop Full Shred SH-10n and TB-10b -Added BIG BLOCK from Floyd Rose Upgrades -Added stopper from Floyd Rose Upgrades -Replaced volume pots with RS Guitarworks SuperPots It is a monster tone machine now and I couldn't be happier.
  6. I think you have to order one through an authorized dealer.
  7. It is my understanding that they only do custom orders on successful production models... i.e. Les Pauls, SGs etc. No one-off modernes, futuras or anything without existing tooling/templates.
  8. Not happy with the relatively low output and noisy burstbuckers 1 & 2, plus the fact that the bridge bucker was not trem spaced I installed a Seymour Duncan Full Shred SH-10 in the neck and a TB-10 in the bridge... awesome. Don't let the pickup name fool you, these are moderate output alnico 5 buckers and they rock. I would also recommend a burstbucker pro set, but again there is no trem spaced bridge bucker. Also, installed a big block and tremolo stopper from www.floydupgrades.com... WOW, what a difference!
  9. Skip


    Any chance of reissue? I think the time has come...
  10. Has anyone installed tremol-no and/or a BIGBLOCK (42mm)??? I am thinking about doing both mods to mine.
  11. I just threw on some amber speed knobs last night; much easier to handle the controls and IMO, look better... the speed knob on the coil tap is also easier to use than the bell as well...
  12. Yes, it is the Guitar Center exclusive model... On the COA it has an "F" after the 68 Custom; was told this is how to tell GC model from the others. I don't know for sure, but I told the sales guy it's probably most likely because it has a flame top vs. something else. He looked at me in aw. Anyways I got it dirt cheap so am looking for another one. This is my dream guitar, I just wish is had a deep quilted top; so that's what I am after now.
  13. Mine 07 has a ’60s slim-taper neck variant... However it does feel slightly more substantial than my standard with a 60's neck... But is definitely not 50's fat. Mine also has a flamed tri-burst top. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one either.
  14. Also, I forgot to add: the back is not a solid piece, it 's two... and the top is not bookmatched... Both of these things may or may not be an issue, but it should at least be mentioned. Also, this guitar does not sound like my other burstbucker pauls, it 's much brighter, and open sounding, and leans to the 335 territory. Not a bad thing, just differen't.
  15. Well I finally broke down and got one... Ice tea. PROS: It plays awesome, sounds great etc. just some minor tweaking to the neck and pup height. Perfect finish. Can't wait for a custom version. I am very happy with the axe... BUT... CONS: non-floyd spaced bridge pup, so the poles don't line up, which is anoying. Also the poles were not radiused either, so that took some bench time. Stiff controls and bell knobs together with the floyd bar is problematic; am going to switch to amber speed knobs. Non-covered pups. WISH LIST: Les Paul GT wiring; would be nice to have inde
  16. There are a few out there, along with green... I'm still waiting on the CUSTOM http://forums.gibson.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=4338&p=11 http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Gibson-Custom-Shop-Les-Paul-Axcess-RED-Burst_W0QQitemZ170269976242QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Gibson-Custom-Shop-Les-Paul-Axcess-Emerald-Burst_W0QQitemZ180297290607QQihZ008QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  17. still waiting on the custom... I just wonder how long the wait will be...
  18. still waiting on the custom...
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