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Ed Pitts

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  1. I bleed for you. I had a buzz in my new Hummingbird. They had a hard time getting it out so I just accepted another Hummingbird. It was set up while I waited so I could be sure there was no buzz. I am a happy camper.
  2. I bleed for you. I had a buzz in my new Hummingbird. They had a hard time getting it out so I just accepted another Hummingbird. It was set up while I waited so I could be sure there was no buzz. I am a happy camper.
  3. The only comment I would make is price and service. The online price I would have thought to be best price turned out to be several hundred dollars higher than my local 5 star dealer. Big plus is the face that I don't have to ship it to the online dealer or deal with a warranty repair service. One stop for everything. I buy local and if it needs any setup out of the box they take care of it.
  4. Part of the original post I brought it home and have tried to play it several times. The sound is just not right. I have several other Gibsons and a few other guitars and this is this is the only one that shows this trait. I hate to think that I spent that much money for a pretty piece of wool then am forced to play a cheap Takamine to get a decent tone. (The other Hummingbird is at my son's house) and the electrics are a different animal.Has anyone else had a similar problem? Will Gibson do anything about it or have I just wasted my money? So far the dealer has worked on it twice and tried
  5. http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/Epiphone_Serial_Number_Decoding
  6. MR - Mirr factory, China 01=2001 09=Sept. http://epiphonewiki....Number_Decoding
  7. You are not the only one confused. In fact it has me doubting my sanity. Let's see if I can list the chain of events (more or less) The hearing aid. I bought the guitar just a few days before receiving my hearing aid, Never had a hearing aid before and this one is right ear only. All I knew about hearing aids were that they make sounds louder. So, get the hearing aid and started wearing it. Started playing around with the new guitar and there comes this very unpleasant sound from the open B string. To shorten the story I will just say that I took it back to the dealer twice for the bette
  8. It stayed in the shop for a week and still has a problem. It is not constant but if you play for a couple of minutes you will hear it. I see people stroke the strings so hard it seems they are trying to break the strings. I pick more of a single note melody underneath the chords so when that B string is called on it needs to produce a single clear tone. (My other Hummingbird does) I don't know what's going on. I can use a thick pick and strike the string at an angle and get a clear tone most of the time. It is very sensitive to the pick. The thing that really bothers me is neither o
  9. Great news. NO MORE BUZZ. I felt I should report back since everyone has been so helpful. There has been lots of good points brought out and all were valid possible culprits. I am very happy with the sound now. It was something about the way the slot was cut for the B string. But I have a confession, I know some of you heard the buzz on the video but what I was hearing was probably a lot worse than what you heard. You see, I had just recieved a digital hearing aid for my right ear. these little gems are quite remarkable. It seems that when we get older (I'm 83) we lose the ability to h
  10. I spent quite a bit of time shopping around before I settled on a Gibson Custom shop Limited Edition 1 of 50 Actual model name inside is "Hummingbird Figured Mahogany". I played several of the Pro models and they were not what I wanted. I was comparing the sound to my 1997 "Early 60s" Hummingbird and the Pro just don't cut it. I have owned several Epiphone's so naturally I had to try them. The only ones I found at GC were the Pro models and it don't take but a second to hag it back on the wall.
  11. Thanks for the pointers. these are all things I can check by self except the slot in the nut, I don't have proper tools for making a new nut or filling and adjusting the slot. But I can certainly check it. I would be interested to know where you obtained the string clearance when fretting at the third? Don't think I have found that before.
  12. The dealer changed the strings on the last trip. But, thanks for the link. I'm not sure I string then up correctly. I watched the video. Good information. Everyone should watch it at least once.
  13. The pick should be suspect because I can produce that sound on most guitars if I really try. The thing that bothers me is I use the same picks with 3 different guitars and only the Gibson regularly has the buzz
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