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  1. one of my favorite players of all time... imho, best blues slide player ever to live... Amazing guitarist...
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    ES137

    I totally agree, I find my ES137 much more comfortable to play... especially while standing.. I put single coil phat cats on it and I use it for my jazz gigs as well at any of the blues jams...
  4. Man, those frets are toast..... A setup isn't going to help ..... Re-fret that thing... I personally could care less about the binding ... I had a 73 les paul re-fretted and I didn't replace the binding... Trust me it doesn't make the guitar look any different...
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    LP Special ??

    - He is stating that its a genuine Gibson. - He bought it at GC. - He has a 100% > 50 feedback. - Guitar looks genuine to me.... I would say its a safe bet its a real Gibson... And with Gibson P90s its likely a tone monster...
  6. Lead Paul Les Pull ! others.... Clay target model Pull ! yeller The Trap-er Skeetocaster
  7. I don't know... the most moronic thing about this isn't the shotgun blasts or finish torching... it's this statement -- "pickups are excellent sounding hand picked epiphone pickups" I mean look at fender... they purposely f&c% up the guitar body of strats and teles only to call them "relicd" and sell them for a higher price... kind of the same thing this guy is doing, only he is not a multi million dollar company...
  8. Thanks, Ive been staring at the computer screen all day at work... Just too lazy to read through all threads...
  9. I agree with one of the posters earlier... we need to stop drinking the Gibson Cool Aid... I mean if someone posts I want to trade a Gibson LP studio for a 65 strat, are we going to say it's not a fair trade just because we are trading a Gibson for a Fender... Economically it's a fair trade... they are both worth roughly the same amount of money... Just make sure the Orville is in good condition and is all original...
  10. Not a silly question... for jazz, you will almost certainly be using the neck pickup... 490R makes an excellent jazz pickup.. but the burstbucker pro is good too... 490R IMHO sounds exactly like a 57 classic, so I would go with the 490R... But if it were me, I would say it doesnt matter...
  11. I am pretty shocked nobody has corrected this post.. .or maybe I didn't read the thread good enough.. 490's are not ceramic.... They have alnico magnets...
  12. These have a wound third... http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/gil5puniwoja.html and they come in 11's TI flatwounds versus D'addario chromes... they are not even on the same planet.... TI are much better...
  13. Wow another Jazz guitarist that hates flatwounds... that makes 2 so far (me and you)... \:D/ Never understood the attraction... But if you must have flats... TI is the only way to go...
  14. Man I didn't know Billy Ray Cyrus could play that well...
  15. I agree.... The vintage reissue Gibson's in 11 or 10 is pretty much all I use on semi-hollows and solid bodies... On a side note, I have never liked the sound of flatwounds on a solid or semi-hollow guitar...
  16. I see... its not the "traditional 335 model" (for lack of a better term).... Thanks for pointing that out... funny how companies today want to make so many different models... The ES335 as it is/was will never go out of style...
  17. Stock pickups in a 335 after about 1992 have always been 57 classics... you sure you didn't replace 57 classics... because burstbuckers have the same "Patent Applied For" sticker on the back...
  18. I should probably make clear that I think the ES-175 makes a great jazz guitar... If you have $2000-$2500 to spend, go for it ! It won't be a loss if you buy a used one and decide to sell it later on in life... I just think the Guilds are pretty much equivalent in quality to the Gibsons at almost 1/2 the price...
  19. Can't say it any better than that... Only thing that is going to improve your tone on a stock Gibson ES-175 is your fingers...
  20. I don't recall a mahogany bodied Es-175... if they are out there, they are rare.... The traditional ES-175 is maple body, maple top.... Makes a great guitar, but you get more for you money with a used Westerly Guild... X-170, X-175, X-500, or starfire make great jazz guitars...
  21. I put phat cats on my Es-137... no need to blow >$2000.... thank god...
  22. Rather than list all models and how they are all different. Let me list the "major" aspects that make them different. I will try to list in order of most significant to least significant (in my opinion). 1) Full hollow versus semi-hollow (with center wood block in body). 2) Pickups/electronics. e.g. single versus double coil pickups. 3) Body depth. Dimenisions bout etc... 3.5) Single cutaway versus double. Venetian etc... 4) Solid versus laminated top. 5) Neck profile 6) Fret types. Jumbo/thin etc... 7) Different wood types. 8) Wood used for fingerboard. 9) Hardware types. 10) Tuner types. 11) Knobs types. 12) Nut types. 13) Finish
  23. I totally agree with T Bone... If you search hard enough, you will get 15% off retail... Its out there.. MUSIC123 has 15% off runs... But if you press them hard enough, they will give it to you at any time..
  24. My experiences with guitar center have always been good... I have had to return items before with no issues at all... But, if you don't have one, get an American Express card... Buy your high dollar items like $2000 guitars with the card... If you have any issues at all, and the merchant does not resolve them, you then dispute the charge with American Express... Or at least threaten to do so... Merchants hate disputed charges... They will back down and give you a refund or whatever is fair... I have disputed charges about 3 times with AMEX, and all 3 times they took my side and I got my refunds...
  25. but seriously, I have these exact same cracks on my 02 ES-137, they have remained exactly the same for the past 5 or 6 years... they have not gotten worse... Certainly doesn't bother me, but if you want to occupy your time fretting over the cracks, so be it...
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