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  1. Hi

    I am lооking fоr a gуntle and SEXy man

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    Kisses Thejtl

  2. So I've had my new Gibson J-45 walnut special edition for a few months. Loving this guitar. The only problem is since the weather got real col I have fret buzz/dead frets on the top E for a few frets until I get to the body. I've tried giving the truss rod a little tweak but nothing's helping. I'm keeping it humidified, but I'm wondering if it's that or something else. Any thoughts?
  3. Thanks! I played it in E, which I believe is a step down for the original. It's a great song and harder to play than it might seem at first. The chord patterns are almost random at times, but I love the way it's composed.
  4. I made a new YT channel to put up some of my music and other stuff. Here's the first recording I made with the new guitar.
  5. Awesome!. Thanks. It has Grovers, which I prefer/ Every J-45 I've played in a store has been good, but not great. This one was great right out of the box. quote name='duluthdan' timestamp='1542733118' post='1963496'] Subscribed ! Need a new phone and will get that 10R thanks ! What tuners are on that beauty ? Every J-15 I have ever played sounded great but the look was always a bit tepid. Your guitar is stunning ! A worthy acquisition indeed !!!
  6. The Gibson in the background is a 2016 SG with P90s.
  7. Yeah, that’s me. Wow. Didn’t expect anyone to figure that out. I’m hoping to record some today and I’ll post a link.
  8. I think I found my holy grail guitar today. Backstory: I’ve been a working musician for 30+ years but I’ve recently had some success with tech videos on YouTube. I promised myself I would buy myself a great guitar if I ever made real money with my creative stuff. Well, as of today, I did. I’d been shopping around for a while, thinking about a Martin d-18 or d-28 or a J-45. I couldn’t find anything I really loved but this morning I was looking through the mail and saw the Gibson had released a GC exclusive J-45 Walnut just yesterday. I looked online and my store had it in stock so I went to check it out. No one know what I was talking about, so I had to explain 3 times before they found it in the back, still in it’s shipping box. I was the first to play the thing. Looks great, smells great, plays amazing. I walked out an hour later with the guitar and I’m still pinching myself. I didn’t think I’d like the honey burst finish but it looks a lot better in person. As I was checking out the manager told me that this guitar was a limited edition to the point that that GC would not be getting another one. It’s a beautiful, special guitar but not so fancy that I feel like it isn’t a J-45. I couldn’t be happier, until the sticker shock sinks in.
  9. Mostly I'm thinking about the Epi because I need to be cheap. Trying to be responsible and I'm having a hard time. This is a great guitar. All things being equal I think getting this guitar for $649 is a steal, but it's still more money than I planned on spending. I actually just ordered an Epi G-400 Pro from Sweetwater. I'm going to shoot them out and see how they both feel.
  10. Been shopping around for new inspiration. I'm working on a new record and my main guitar, a Strat Delux from 2014, does have a humbucker, it doesn't have the meat of a Gibson. I've gone through a couple Les Pauls over the years and liked them, but there just wasn't the magic. I've always liked SGs when I noodled around on them in the store and so over the past couple days I've been in the local GC (well, 45 minutes away) trying out a few. I first thought I wanted a 2017 SG faded. The prices right now are incredible and it was down to $699, but that was just a little rich for me as I'm trying to get rid of some stuff to pay for some stuff, but the GAS was upon me. Alas, the GC dude couldn't get PayPal to work on their machines, so I had to wait. Meanwhile, they also had this 2016 SG Special HP high on the wall marked Clearance. It has the GForce tuners on it and it seems no one in the store knew how to use it or even how to charge the battery. It was dead. I looked at it day one and it was horribly out of tune, the tuners were dead, and when I turned the knobs it made a grinding sound that didn't seem right, so I put it back. The GForce thing seemed interesting and I haven't been paying too much attention to Gibson since I bought my last LP, so I had no idea what they were all about. The Dude didn't know anything about it. He was of the opinion that the thing only tuned to standard tuning. So, the GAS still upon me I went back yesterday. I still was thinking about the Faded, but really I was leaning more toward an Epiphone Standard LP. Played a couple and they were nicer than I thought. I liked the ProBuckers more than I thought I would, so then I grabbed the Special HP, asked the new Dude to go to the back and get the stuff that came with the guitar so I could charge the battery for the tuner. Meanwhile, knowing I wasn't breaking anything by tuning it myself I tuned it up. Immediately I loved the mini humbuckers. Still a lot of bite but more ring and more clarity. I play more country influenced rock, I guess, and while crunch is important, so is something a little less Angus Young. I went back and forth between the Epi LP and a few other guitars but kept coming back to the Special HP. The tuners make me nervous. I have perfect pitch and any slight deviation bugs the **** out of me. I got the battery charged a little and tried it and it worked, but with less than a full charge, it seemed not perfectly functioning. The guitar was marked at $729, clearance. Definitely didn't want to go there. So I asked what the best they could do was. They said that cost included the bag as well (bag, really?). I said I don't want the bag. Much backroom talking ensued and they came back and said $649 without the bag. The only problem was, as a clearance item, it's non-returnable, so I got them to give me two weeks to try it. Brought it home last night, fully charged the battery and then played around a little. I don't like it as much with the onboard Logic amp sims, but I just use those for fun or something weird. After a while, I found something that worked and I put down a couple ideas. It was giving me something to work with, stayed in tune relatively well, and the GForce worked OK. Of course, this morning I'm having a little buyer's remorse. I do need to put together some money and just sold a guitar to get most of the way there, but now I bought another, albeit cheaper, guitar. I A/Bd between the Strat humbucker and the minis some this morning and there's a definite difference. And a good one. But enough to set myself back in the hole again?It's a great guitar but I work the GForce will give me fits, although when it works it's a time saver. I can tune a guitar without a tuner, however, so if it acts wonky I'll just get pissed. I know I can take it off and put on regular tuners, but why pay for something just to ditch it? Especially when I need $. It's like I need an operation or anything, but I need the cash to pay an editor who's working on a book I wrote. Anyway, this is longer than I intended. Just thought I'd tell the story. Thanks for reading and tell me what you'd do in my position. It's a lovely guitar, but I was toying with the idea of getting an Epiphone G400 and putting a '59 in the neck and calling it a day.
  11. I play classical as well and I go to the nail salon for acrylic gel nails. Better than anything.
  12. Yeah, I always meant to, but I don't have a set up guy trust here and I didn't trust myself monkeying around with a guitar in that price range, so I never got it done.
  13. First, a little back story: A few years ago I really wanted a J-45. I drove for a couple hours each way around Iowa to try and find one, but I just didn't fall in love with any of them. Along the way, I did find a 2005 Advanced Jumbo that sounded great in the store and ultimately I brought it home. Fast forward a few years and the AJ has been OK, but I never fell in love with it the way I hoped. It was a little bit of a bear to play, and I just never got around to getting the action dealt with because, well, life is short. I gigged with it and honestly I felt a little ostentatious every time I brought it out. It was a little too flashy for me. So it hung on the wall, rarely played. Over that time, I mostly played my $160 Alvarez classical. I have been learning classical, so I had an excuse, but still... On Sunday I needed to go to GC. There's not a GC in my town, I have to drive about 45 minutes up the highway, so I often throw things I might trade in the car with me when I go. GC was having a 15% off trade in deal, so I threw the AJ in the back, just in case. I'd read about the J-15 a little. I knew it was same scale, etc, as the J-45 with different tone woods. I figured I'd play the one they had there just to see what it was like. I knew from the moment I picked it up it felt special. Light--a lot lighter than the AJ--the action was just about perfect and the first G chord rang out the way I hear G chords in my mind. So I put it back on the wall. I got down the J-45 they had (which they've had for years, as far as I know). It's a dog. It sounded like *****. Put it back right away. Tried a Hummingbird Pro they had used. Uck. Tried a couple other guitars for flavor. Nothing special. I picked up the J-15 again. Wow. So I went out to the car and I got the AJ. I put the two guitars side by side and played them back and forth. I liked just about everything about the J15 better than the AJ. Feel, playablity, even sound. So I did it. I traded the AJ for the J-15. Yes, I lost $$ by not selling the AJ, but I sell a lot of stuff on ebay and I lose money as often as I make money and it's often a huge PITA. I also know that every Gibson is a snowflake. It's not just the model number, it's the individual guitar and if that one got away, the next one might not be the one. I got a guitar that I think I'm going to love, one that just felt right to me as soon as I picked it up. That might be worth a little loss. Maybe not. I have a little buyer's remorse, but that's soothed a little every time I pick up the J-15.
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