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About roadhog96

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  1. Ayone here own a Memphis Custom shop 335 that originaly came with the Grover Rotomatics change them to the Grover Vinage Tulip 135N tuners? What I’d like to know is if they will fit in the peg holes without remming and will the bottom screw of the Tulip tuner line up with the original screw holes of the Rotomatics or will it require new holes to be drilled.
  2. Has anyone replaced the stock Grover Rotomatic tuners on your Memphis dot 335 with the Grover 135N 3X3 Vintage Style Tuners? What Im looking to find out about these. Are they a good quality tuner, tight, precise and quality? Is it a straight swap or do the headstock holes need to be reemed to except these? Does the bottom hole in the Grover 135N 3X3 Vintage Style Tuners line up with the original mounting holes or do you have to add two new holes for these to fit? If you need two new holes for each tuner will it cover and conceal the original holes or will you see them?
  3. I'm no expert but I thought all the '68 RI Tri-Burst were GC exclusive. The Tri-Burst was actually a color that was offered through Gibson and it was one of the first colors that G.C. offered on thier 68's. The feature that made G.C. 68's exsclusive to them was all theirs were ordered from Gibson with a 60's slim taper neck. If you were to buy the same guitar through an authorized Gibson dealer it would have been the same guitar only it would be speced with a 50's rounded neck profile. No other differences other than the neck.
  4. Everyone gave you good advice here it's definitely the nut slots. Gibson makes some beautiful guitars but for some strange reason just about all their guitars need nut work after they leave the factory. I've had 4 Gibson's and they all had they exact same issue on the 1,2,and 3 string slots. None of my other guitars have nut issue just Gibson's. All I can say is if your not experienced and don't have the proper tools take it to a professional. It isn't always just the slots that need widening, sometimes the radius of the slots are off which don't match the bridge or fretboard radius. If a slot is to shallow the string has to travel further when you fret it then the note will be off tone from stretching the string so much. My new 335 was off at the nut, the strings did not match the radius gauge the way it was slotted from the factory. I even had one string at the bridge saddle that was to high.
  5. Heres my 08 Vintage Sunburst. I changed the pots to CTS 500k with PIO Caps and did 50's wiring.
  6. Why on earth would you buy a guitar and then ask if it's real? Seems to me you would want to ask that question first before forking over that amount of cash. To answer your question it appears to be real but the copies are getting better all the time. Maybe you can try these links for some extra assurance. http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx http://www.buygibsons.com/gibson-guitar-serial-numbers http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/GearAndInstruments/Gibson%20Serial%20Numbers/
  7. If there tarnished and you want them to retain their original appearance you can use a metal polish like Simichrome or Maas. It's a very fine cream polish for many fine metal finishes. http://www.simichrome-polish.com/ http://www.maasinc.com/maas_metalpolish_products.aspx
  8. I don't know about a Bigsby or Wigsby but I've found that having the break angle at the bridge the same as the headstock works the best. All I can suggest is to try it and see how it feels. One of the reasons the stop bar tail piece was designed to be adjusted in height was to accommodate the bridge height which varies between players preferences in string action. Some people swear having the bridge screwed down tight against the body increases sustain but I haven't personally experienced this and I've done my fair share of experimenting in this area. Supposedly raising it lessens the string tension making string bends easier. Again, this is subjective.
  9. I dig the Beach Boys Surfin music, always have so I know we're your coming from. Glad everything worked out OK for you.
  10. Alright listen up, here's a tip you'll thank me for when the time comes to have to clean those new pots and it will happen trust me. Position all 4 of those pots so that the opening on the the side of the pot body is facing the F hole. All you have to do is heat up the plastic spray tube that comes with the contact cleaner using a hair dryer and put a gentle bend in it. Now you'll be able to insert the spray tube for the contact cleaner through the F hole and clean all the pots without having to remove them. I stuff some paper towel into the F hole to absorb any excess contact cleaner that might run out. I also covered the body of the guitar with a towel just in case the tube falls out of the spray head to avoid getting any on the finish. I found it works best to do this with the guitar lying flat down on a table. A couple good shots of cleaner and immediately rotate the pot shafts back and fourth through there entire range of motion. In this position the carbon track and wiper get complete coverage from the contact cleaner. It would be best to do all four then repeat the procedure starting with the first one again and do a second cleaning. I've had to do a second cleaning more than once to eliminate any crackle so now I just do it as a precaution. Deoxit 5 does a nice job at cleaning, it also has a lube in it as well. If you've already installed the new wiring harness you can still reposition the pots by removing the knobs, loosen the shaft nut and twist the shaft with one hand while reaching in through the F hole with one finger and rotate it in the direction till ithe opening ts facing the F hole then snug up the nut. Helps if you have one of those small inspection mirrors. Go for it.
  11. The is what you need, been there and done it.
  12. Check out this interesting short article that does a good job explaining what the fret board radius is all about and how it effects you. http://www.humbuckermusic.com/fretboard-radius-explained-article.html
  13. Hope it didn't take you 3 years to find out what the radious was. There's a whole lot of people that know this answer besides me. Can't believe no one every replied. Well at least now the mystery is solved.
  14. I have a 2008 Gibson ES-335 Dot, it has a 12" radius fretboard.
  15. Loosen the strings and pull the neck pick up out of the cavity. Does it have a long neck tenon? If it does, then its a 68 Custom RI. If it doesn't, then it's a Custom. Doesn't get any simpler than that.
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