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  1. I have adjusted pole pieces on Ibanez med. output humbuck's, according to the output of the string and noticed that some of the wax from potting was coming out as I adjusted screws ... I don't want to do this on my Gibson because of wax coming out of the pu when pole pieces are adjusted. Does it matter? Can you wreck the potting job by adjusting pole pieces?
  2. I know what p90 hum sounds like and it's not that bad, much less but it's along those lines and I expected any humbucker to be quiet (my Ibanez med. output buckers are dead silent, but the caps and wiring are different in that guitar). Not going to reiterate every detail with this discussion as it's been combed through before looking for a problem I can fix. If I knew what it was I'd fix it! Not disatisfied with BB Pros ... they sound real good.
  3. Burstbucker Pros are a mismatched set with the bridge being abit overwound, correct? IS THIS AT THE ROOT OF THAT ANNOYING HUM I CAN'T SEEM TO LOSE??? BB pros are just hot pickups? Live with the noise?
  4. Yup! Got a 2011 LP Studio with same wear pattern. I think the LP studio has nickel/steel frets. If it's any consolation my 2006 Ibanez hollowbody, which has nickel frets shows same wear. Maybe I'm crazy but it enters my mind that the last person to play the guitar that wasn't me gouged the frets! Probably not, it's just the common place for wear because a lot of chording goes on in that position ... I don't think it's the work of someone who hates you gouging the frets! lol
  5. Is there a 'Goldielocks' zone with pickups where the magenetic pull is not too much on the strings and not too far away? Agree? Disagree? I personally have BBpros and really lowered them from stock because they were sooo hot. I find the neck pu a bit dark compared to the bridge, considered a .15 cap (instead of .22) in the neck?
  6. Uhhh, ya ... you actually do hear complaints about 'back problems' from the weight of the guitar all the time. It makes sense for a smaller guy like Angus young to play an SG because of the weight issue.
  7. ULTIMATE GUITAR by far is the widest and best ... they even have a popular hits book in Chapters! I have to dig sometimes a bit harder to find more accurate tabs though. There is a UG page explaining the method of tab that they use (see link): My link
  8. CSNY doing Lone Time Gone with Tom Jones (yes, The Bull From Wales ... It's Not Unusual). That's a sight you don't see everyday! My link
  9. Sgt.

    NTD

    The shop techs in my region generally stock and recommend the Tungsols as a rugged long lasting tube replacement for Fender amps (it's hard to find anything but EH, JJ, Groovetube, or Tungsols, sometimes Sovtecs). Guess stores go with middle of the road stuff because it sells. I've had a pair of Genelex Gold Lions (new production) 6V6s in a cathode biased amp for a couple of years and compared to the Chinese 6V6s the tone is harmonically balanced with a tight bass response ... seen moderate to heavy use and they fizzled a bit a few months back, just switched them around so they're wearing evenly (and remember, yes it is IMPORTANT to match pairs of power tubes!) If you're not a tone snob, the differences in tone can be understated to a player's ear ... the cheapo Chinese 6V6's would do in a pinch. Also using a pair of Groovetube goldplated 12AX7's in the preamp ... they're a bit better than the Chineseo's. I've read articles on the performance of tubes and did some research on nos stuff myself and the JJ's (Tesla) 6V6's are supposed to be a bit stronger than regular 6V6's, more like 6L6's ... they're powerful and rugged (no joking, the selling point was 'you could throw one against a wall and it wouldn't break!).
  10. You'd get in the ballpark with stock equipment but ... period correct pieces like pure nickel strings, alnico mag pickups (although hendrix and page were using the new at the time ceramic mag speakers) and there's the aftermarket Page wiring harness with push/pull pots and out of phase bits or the Clapton 'woman tone' with the .015 cap in the neck pu. The whole Zepp first album was a telecaster and a 1x12 Supro amp, probably about twenty watts, they're recently reissued and there's even a Gibson Firebird on You Shook Me! The second Zepp album was the start of the LP and recorded with the toggle in the mid. position. Those wee details are for purists ... really who's gonna hit every fraction of the Heartbreaker solo, good luck spontaneity.
  11. You'd get in the ballpark with stock equipment but ... period correct pieces like pure nickel strings, alnico mag pickups (although hendrix and page were using the new at the time ceramic mag drivers) and there's the aftermarket Page wiring harness with push/pull pots and out of phase bits or the Clapton 'woman tone' with the .015 cap in the neck pu.
  12. Ya have ta think that US made goods were at a long time low price for Canadians in 2012 when the dollar was over parity. I bought a 2011 lp in 2012 satisfied that the price was right. I'm not ordering aftermarket parts from the US now because it's not a bargain (it was in 2012).
  13. Yep! Heard this one before ... have a new lp, rewired it and assuming that everything else is normal deduced that the pickups were just hot. have to turn tone down to like 2 to reduce hum enough ... same thing, it goes away when i touch metal. nobody has offered a simple fix for it. If you fix this problem let us know ... it's been driving me crazy for a while ... it's down to hot pickups with strong magnets send out buzz.
  14. Dude, sometimes guitars sit on the showroom floor for years ... that's how you get a good deal!
  15. Gotta love that cherry red on ... anything!
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