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  1. I'll take a Studio from Les Paul anyday, **ck the recording... You did good and have a story to tell forever...
  2. That is the new Classic Custom the model, the one with humbuckers (classic 57) came out earlier last year, then they made this version with P90s as one of those Guitars of the Week. I saw the humbucker model at the Gibson showcase and it looks and feels awesome but did not plug it in, never seen the p90 version but I am sure it growls...
  3. I would recommend the book in this link if you are just starting...like you say the internet is a big place and sure there is all sorts of info out there but the advantage of this book is that is all in one place and covers the basics on history, buying guide, definitions, pickups, effects, amplifiers, etc. The book is only about 160 pages with large font and with pictures so you won't feel like you are studing... http://www.ratcliffe.co.za/books/eghb.shtml
  4. I thought I would post this here. I have put a few good dents on my VM and to fix the dents I use a simple trick. If a dent broke the wood fibers it may not work but if it didn't all you do is apply a drop of water to the dent and let it sit, repeat the process and the wood saokes up the water and the dent will go away for the most part. Be patient, it takes a few drops and a lot of waiting...
  5. Yea, it does work most of the time. I am going to create a new post just in case somebody does no know this trick...
  6. I actually like the stock pickups, I get a lot of sunds I like out of them probelm is the spectrum of sounds is just not all that great. Hey harmonicchaos I don't know how bad the dent you have is but I am freakin' moose and I have dented the heck out of my VM (ironically in trying to be careful). If the wood fibers in the dent are not broken you can put a drop of water in a way that the water sits on the dent and repeat the process until the wood soaks it up and expands back to its original shape. I have done this several times with my VM with decent success. All of the dents on my VM are where the binding would be, weird, I bet if I buy a les paul with binding I would put dents somewhere else... you know 'cause I am freakin' moose...
  7. Gracias, yo se que me voy a arrepentir de vender el Peavey pero ya veremos, realmente este amplificador ayuda al sonido de my les paul que tiene un sonido mas obscuro debido a la caoba. El Epiphone suena bien con todo tipo de distorciones, tambien estoy por vender el super overdrive porque el Coffin Blood Drive suena muy parecido pero mas moderno. Podria usar mas bajo en el sonido pero en lugar uso los botones en los pedales. Las nuevas cabezas suenan mejor ya que les pusieron un mejor transformador en la seccion de poder... Tambien estoy por añadir un loop para effectos que me permite conectar directo a la seccion de poder saltando al pre-amplificador. Esto funciona bien con el Boss GT-6 ya que los sonidos salen ya perfectos de este pedal y no necesito la distorcion del pre-amp. Cuando compre otros pedales analogos para reverb y delay los voy a conectar ahi tambien asi suenan limpios sin distorcion. Los Blackhearts se ven bien me da curiosidad especialmente despues de ver el video en la revista Guitar Wold...
  8. I have VM too jackatone and also have to tweak things around to get more treble. Let us know the results if you do decide to re-top it. I actually have thought about adding a true hammered copper top to mine, I am sure a metal top would definitely brighten things up and a sheet of copper would definitely be easy to work with for a crafty smith. My VM is the brown version so the copper would match perfectly. I have seen high End Les Pauls with metal tops. If you search "les paul engraved" on musicians friend you will see what I mean. Some have aluminum tops...
  9. Gracias...tengo un Peavey Classic 30 y un Epiphone Valve Junior. Casi no uso el Peavey asi que estoy por venderlo, el volumen es simplemente mas de lo que necesito, 30 watts de bulbos es mucho poder para mi en mi casa. Voy a quedarme con el Epiphone hasta que encuentre el amplificador que me venga mejor. Yo soy la persona que te sugeria el Mesa-Boogie 5:25 o 5:50 aqui en el forum, tal vez termine comprandome uno de esos. Pedales, Boss GT-6, Boss Dyna Drive, Boss Metal Zone y Coffin Blood Drive...estoy a punto de comprar un rebervo...voy a Nueva York este fin de semana, a ver que me encuentro..
  10. Riffster

    Should I?

    I absolutely agree with loboblanca's comments, I used to play my brothers Mustang when I was a teen but had no money or resources for my own stuff, I did not play for 20 years and then decided to start playing again, bought an Epi Les Paul Special, I figured if I don't stick with it I won't lose much right? wrong...I found that guitar uninspiring but I did not know enough to know it, three years later I bought a VM Les Paul and holly cow that was it, I wish had had those 3 years back...and although I love my VM Les Paul I wish I had bought a Standard...
  11. Couldn't find your post following the link jakatone but to me it looks like a fake, at least the decals on the headstock are, the Fender logo has never looked like that, the waterslide job is shoddy at best, also the string trees are like the ones on Squiers...
  12. ThunderGod, yo hablo español, vivo en Nashville, TN precisamente a unas 10 millas de la fabrica Gibson. Originalmente de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico tengo 11 años viviendo aqui en Nashville. Tengo 38 años y me a gustado el rock clasico y metal desde los principios de los ochentas, tambien me gustan bandas nuevas. En los ultimos años y desde que vivo aqui he desarrollado gusto por el blues. Yo no soy musico de profesion, toco guitarra por diversion. Aqui va una foto (no muy buena por cierto) de mis guitarras, falta una Gibson Explorer que tengo ordenada...
  13. Well, mine is descriptive...I have a very Stiff Hand, the left one, product of a busted disc that now has been removed and replaced with "donor" bone (a nice way to say cadaver) basically I have a rectangular metal plate with 4 screws holding my c6 and c7 vertebrae, x-rays of my neck looks like the neck plate of a Fender guitar...I am no longer a "set neck"...
  14. But he would not want to carry a bigger cab though. That is his point. I have a Peavey Classic 30 and although I have never played with a drummer the amp is very loud, I am sure it would hang with a drummer just fine. Used Traynor amps are good value, check your local craigslist...
  15. I have the same comments as saturn, could have written that myself. Truth is that you have to pick your favorite after playing both, I have a well, Stiff Hand (I have a metal plate in my neck) and having a 50's neck is perfect for me. My america stratocaster has a fat neck as well and I tend to play those 2 guitars more... I have a Casino with a real thin neck and it tires my hand within 10 minutes...
  16. This is an interview featured in Vintage Guitar magazine more than 2 years ago, they posted it again online. I have mentioned this interview in past posting but could not find them so...here it is http://www.vintageguitar.com/features/artists/details.asp?AID=2986 Make sure you click on the backward/forward arrows above the pictures and see some of his axe collection. Enjoy
  17. Well said tung. To go back to the original question, the answer is no two amps will not be twice as loud exactly but the sound will sound fuller and IMO nicer. Also you can set each amp at a different volume and see how it sounds, also all of those effects in your pedal that require a stereo set up like "rotary speaker" or "panning tremolo", maybe some stereo flanger effect, all will sound great especially if you set the amps apart 10 feet or so...cool stuff. I have a Boss GT-6 and that is what I do.
  18. Glad to see you got it. It is definitely a good looking guitar you got there. I went by the Gibson store here in Nashville last night and they had it so I could see it live for the first time, they also had the original reverse v and the new one as well. My standard explorer has not arrived yet, it should be in stock any day now.
  19. Alright I am back on track. I am in the process of installing the effects loop on my EVJH and I want to be cautious not to place the jacks were I would get hiss or hum. I am trying to keep the FX loop close to the volume pot. Also I would like to move the amp main input jack to the left of were it is now, if I use a segment of instrument cable from the new jack to the PCB will this work? will it help shield the signal? Final question is: is there a way to shield cables inside an amp, meaning can the cables be wrapped with something that will kill slight hum? I have a version 2 but I get that faux tremolo effect once in a while, (probably due to my computer monitor and incandescent light) I am planning to re-arrange the cables inside the amp to try to avoid this...any suggestions would help..
  20. Raptor I have a set of those as well the round ones as opposed to the pick shaped dunlops but I do not know the brand so I could not find a picture/link. I bought the round ones at Gruhn but hey seem to be an off brand, the dunlop version seems sturdier but I definitely like the round shape with the slot much better.
  21. This is what I use, probably the cheapest of all... http://www.zzounds.com/item--DNP7007SI They fit right on top of the strap, just a twist and they are good to go. I use a carving leather strap and they fit fine over it but if you use one of those super padded straps it may not.
  22. In the November 2005 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine you can see Slash's guitar collection and interview. His first Les Paul replica was built by Chris Deering, the Second by Max. He says he put both away after Gibson offered him a deal, he started playing Gibsons and then his own signature models... His collection includes a 1956 goltop, 1958 goldtop, 1958 standard, 2 1959 standards, Les Pauls. 1958 Junior, 1958 explorer, 1964 firebird, 1959 flying v, 1967 eds-1275, 1952 telecaster, 1965 stratocaster...
  23. I do not know that I would wait that long or any longer. It looks like your are at risk of not getting one at all. American Musical seems to have them in stock. I had placed an order before this model came out with them and then cancelled it, it may be a little farfetched but maybe that is the reason they have it in stock. http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-GIB-DSXP-TA.html Seriously I would call American Musical, see if they do indeed have it in stock, see if they ship to Canada and if all of the answers are yes...
  24. You guys may have but I have never seen this before... http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dgibson%2Breverse%2Bv%26y%3DSearch%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dslv8-%26x%3Dwrt%26js%3D1%26ni%3D21&w=241&h=365&imgurl=www.jjm.ch%2Fimages%2Fguits%2FReverse_vee.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jjm.ch%2Ft-bolt.htm&size=21kB&name=Reverse_vee.jpg&p=gibson+reverse+v&type=jpeg&no=3&tt=11&oid=1125d43c7ce58978&ei=UTF-8
  25. Ah, I thought my post did not go through, I see that we have to hit refresh... Explorers are backordered until January 11, kind of blows becasue I have been off work for a a week and I was planning on playing the hell out of that explorer while I took my LP for a setup. Instead I have not taken the LPin yet and also when the explorer comes in (if indeed comes in around the 15th) I will be heading to Mexico for a week... GuitarJunkie a lot of websites did have the explorer gow 43 for sale, some still do so you should get yours soon I would guess. I even saw one on eBay this week...
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