Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


CowboyBillyBob1 last won the day on September 6 2012

CowboyBillyBob1 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

25 Neutral

About CowboyBillyBob1

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday April 26

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Southington, CT
  • Interests
    Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country,well just about anything played with real instruments by real people.

    NY Giants rule!!!
  1. Thanks for that great ecxerpt on Frampton's guitar. It's sort of like a Frankenstein. The '57 Ebony Custom (Black Beauty)has three pickups. By 1960 it only had two pickups. Gibson is not always accurate as to their own history.
  2. I always felt that an LP 'Black Beauty' was defined by a '57 3 pickup black LP Custom. Like the one Peter Frampton is pictured with on Frampton Comes Aive.
  3. When you think about it the greatest players that changed the lexicon used existing techology. Let's say: Chuck Berry in the '50's Jimi in the '60's Van Halen in the late '70's They all used generic gear but had the vision to change the way you think of what the guitar can do. It was the player not the gear that created a revoution.
  4. I like that one Ryan. C is dressed real sharp and he freaks out when his twin brother Db walks in. The bartender will not serve him because he is a minor 2nd. They both decide to fade out and go home on Scale Street. Best I could do without taking a rest.
  5. Jazz drummers have been doing this kind of stuff for a long time. Check oit Elvin Jones explain one concept and illustrate it. Elvin was a pivtol jazz monster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YVOd1hK0_w
  6. I do not get your point since the tenon is where the neck meets the body and the headstock has nothing to do with it. Sort of like not knowing the difference between an *** and an elbow. If you think the details of guitar construction is all crap than I suppose being a luthier is not in your future.
  7. Frank Sinatra's album "In the Wee Small Hours" is the first concept album. It deals with loss, lonlyness, and despair. Prior to that recording albums were just collections of songs. As far as the rock era I think The Kinks "Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire") is the first concept album. Both of these recordings are among the artists best.
  8. Looks like the guy was trying to steal the guitar. He may also be in handcuffs. Too funny.
  9. I agree 110% but all other things being equal I would rather have the long tenon if only for it's greater strenghth and stability. Not a big deal but just a small improvement.
  10. It seems like common sense that a longer tenon makes the joint stronger and improves contact between neck and body. Tone is always subjective just like the difference in tone between a bolt on and a set neck.
  11. Sweet guitar. Sounds great too. Almost as good as a Martin.
  12. Here is a pic of my 2012 Standard that I tried to get a little creative with.
  13. Don't know how much this will help but make sure your fretting hand is in the right position. Move your thumb to the back of the neck and use the muscles in your forearm instead of your wrist and fingers. It may help. Best of luck to you.
  14. The camera is a Nikon D3200 and I used an AF-S 50mm f1.8G. It is an inexpensive lens but is one of their best prime lenses. Some people actually prefer it over the 50mm 1.4 at a much higher price. I used aprture mode at 1/60 second shutter speed and an f8 setting. I also used a speedlight flash pointed at the ceiling to reduce any reflection of the flash on the guitar. I think I should have done better with the stuff in the background buy hey I am not a pro at all. Been doing this photography stuff for a little over a month. It is way too much fun to do. Oh... the guitar is a 2012 LP
  • Create New...