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  1. Those guys at Historic Makeovers swap fingerboards on a daily basis, they install Brazilian Rosewood. They do it so easily that some people sell the original board that was removed because it is still in good condition. I do like ebony fretboards, my Flying V has one and it feels nice and cool to the touch but I would not pay to install one on a guitar.
  2. I did not see your reply before and didn't see my double post either. You know actually the star was easy in that a large chisel will go across two points on the star on this particular shape, does that make sense? what was very difficult is doing that on plastic. I did two trial runs on wood and it was easy. Thanks, no kidding, at one point I had a piece with superglue drying on the guitar, another one stuck on my finger and one piece that fell on the floor with the glue facing down. I had run some tests on the drying time of this particular glue but the time is completely different when you apply a very small amount.
  3. That's what I thought too. As far as different eras Les Pauls I would not notice the difference unless it was a Norlin-era.
  4. Riffster

    NAD

    Ah, very cool, congratulations. I am about to buy the 25 watt version soon which has all the same features just smaller size and lower wattage. This demo on youtube sold me on it. https://youtu.be/groLJs_yjak Something I found strange is the number of demos of this amp paired with Telecasters. Just odd...to me.
  5. Another angle, I will probably spray two more coats then let it dry for 3 days before I wet-sand it to smooth the finish. While it dries I'll make the other minor mods planned for this guitar.
  6. Thanks man, yea, this pic shows details at their worse. None of the breaks can be seen from a foot away. It looks good I think, better than a waterslide would. In real life it does look like MOP. The star is actually MOP. The reason I replaced the logo is that, well, I had one laying around for years and that the logos on these SGJs are like 30% larger, they look a bit funny.
  7. Headstock inlay and refinish on my SGJ Inlaying plastic is NOT easy, come to find out. Inlaying the star took a long time. The Gibson logo is an overlay but it got super tricky because it is old and brittle and broke off in like 6 pieces at the time I was superglueing it. It was almost panic mode for 10 minutes while handling black superglue and tiny pieces stuck to my fingers. I kept a cool head and saved it. The S is a bit off since the glue dried on me and I had to keep going. Considering what I was dealing with I still cannot believe I saved the logo. These logos cannot be found anymore.
  8. Headstock inlay and refinish on my SGJ Inlaying plastic is NOT easy, come to find out. Inlaying the star took a long time. The Gibson logo is an overlay but it got super tricky because it is old and broke off in like 6 pieces at the time I was superglueing it. It was almost panic mode for 10 minutes while handling black superglue. I kept a cool head and saved it. The S is a bit off since the glue dried on me and I had to keep going. Considering what o was dealing with I still cannot believe I saved the logo. https://flic.kr/p/FK3FGt
  9. That could be very well the case. I was simply stunned how quickly they picked it up and hid it. If it wasn't for the cameras they would have never figured out what happened.
  10. Yikes, that happened super quickly! the shop did not realize it was gone until a week later, (I checked the news to see if they have been caught but looks like that is not the case). That's an expensive guitar and by the manufacture date seems has been hanging for a year as it is. I hope they recover it. https://youtu.be/4applk_4Xs4 P.S. that's still a horrible headstock shape.
  11. Congrats, I was very tempted to get one of those when they came out, they were selling for a great price.
  12. And now people have started to point out how the headstock looks like a Schecter headstock.
  13. I make fun of his douchiness but he's turned it down quote a bit. I saw him live despite not wanting to go, Sheryl Crow and him were touring together and my wife wanted to go see Cheryl, my wife also thinks is is a ****** or was back then but both of us acknowledge how well he can play. At his show people would stand up and get wildly excited about his pop songs then would sit down when he played the blues. Lucky bastard dated Katy Perry, now, if you gave me a choice of playing like him or dating Kety Perry, I'd continue to be a hack.
  14. Man, can he play. I’m glad he addressed all the questions. I think PRS didn’t do a good job for presenting this guitar. I’m sure it is now clear to them that a lot of musicians see them as the company that copied Gibson and now Fender.
  15. Many companies have copied the Strat for decades. I think what is irritating is that PRS tries to tell us it took two years to put a different headstock on this thing and they refuse to call it a Strat. If they said, John wanted our version of a Strat The video with Rene Martinez is terrible...guitar gotta play good, gotta feel good, gotta sound good, John Mayer likes the action to be good. WTF I also think there is already a sensitivity towards PRS for copying The Les Paul single cut and double cut and adding SG-like features to some of thir guitars. Obviously the guitar will appeal to a lot of PRS fans, and their guitars get rave reviews but just call a duck a duck.
  16. Riffster

    NPD

    Wampler makes good stuff
  17. Beautiful guitar. I played a couple of those at Guitar Center years ago. Brand new. They were exclusive runs for them that is why you probably can’t find info on it.
  18. I really like the new album, Amazon delivered it at my doorstep by 10:00am and had the opportunity to spin it twice at high volume. Then I went for a 4 mile walk and listened to it on MP3 (which is included in the LP) The LP sounds fantastic and the artwork is great. The album sound and production sound reminiscent of Painkiller, aggressive and tight. Mostly heavy metal songs with a couple of hard rock tracks. I’m happy. No doubt having new blood in Richie has breathed life into the band not that KK was any bad. I love the Priest classics that I wore out in the 80s but I am the kind of guy that tries not to think that the best music was done when I was in high school. Judas Priest lost me with Turbo but Painkiller made up for it. I always try to picture what a new album from these old bands would have been received in say 1986. I think it would have done well.
  19. No kidding. Why does it have a bracketed pickguard? it's a flat top. Can you imagine pulling that thing out at a campfire?
  20. It takes the mind a minute to understand what the hell is going on here. It reminds me of the Simpsons episode when Homer designs a car. I like the new Broadkaster Jr. since I always wanted a Nashville Jr. then I saw the price, twice the price 10 years later. Pass, Japanese guitars are nice but not the top notch a lot of people make them out to be. That has been going for a long time, it has never really grown on me.
  21. I am linking them, just got them last night though as they were backordered. They seem a bit lighter than I remember which is not a bad thing, they are very comfortable, they have amazing bass for sure, the real test will be to listen to an all analog LP through my NAD receiver and see how that sounds. I like the fact that they fold and come with a carrying case.
  22. That's a photoshop...for now.
  23. I was going to say the same, Miller High Life bottles are twist off. I love that beer and as a plus it pisses hipsters off.
  24. When possible using a clip on tuner is all you need. Turn down the volume know all the way, tune up. My ideal way of tuning would be a Victoria Secret model to wrap her arms around me from the back and tune my guitar while I take a swig of Tequila.
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