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  1. I've misheard a lot of lyrics over the years, but never had the laughs this guy got out of them. Funny stuff!!
  2. I believe that I have read (no guarantee it was true), that all ES guitars (laminates) started in Memphis and if they were to be "Custom" models, they were finished in Nashville's Custom Shop. That would allow them to press the laminates in Memphis and do everything else in the custom shop.
  3. There is certainly something wrong with the wiring or the PCB board. I have a 2019 Classic with those pickups and have none of those problems. With both volumes and tones all the way up to 10 there is no noise or hum, and no noise if I touch either pickup. Each of us has our own interpretation of tone, but I find these 61 pickups to be very vintage sounding and not extremely bright or "ice pick" like at all. I have another LP with Burstbucker Pros in it, and they are much brighter than the 61R and 61T. So I guess you'll have to wait until the store where you purchased it re-opens and then take it in. Even Gibson is shut down right now so returning it to them is probably not an option either. At any rate I don't think you are doing anything wrong, something is just messed up in the wiring.
  4. I don't have any old ones right now, my oldest is from 2012 and haven't played it enough to show any wear on the neck. My first Les Paul was a 1968 that I bought in 1970 and I played it a lot through the early 90s, so over 20 years. It never showed any finish wear on the neck. It probably depends on the acidity in your skin, as well as how hard you squeeze the neck and whether or not you polish or wax the finish. I always like to keep mine polished so they feel nice and smooth when playing.
  5. I don't think we trash other people's gear very often on here. I usually go by the old saying "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". I don't know much about pianos, took lessons for a few weeks when I was about 7 years old. Parents decided I was too young (didn't practice much) and I didn't mind stopping. The one thing I have learned is that almost every time you move a piano it goes out of tune. They are so heavy that pushing them around or lifting them up stresses the board where the strings are attached and they go out of tune.
  6. That guitar might just have been designed for heavier gauge strings. I wasn't around in 1947, but not sure they had as light a gauge strings back then as we are used to seeing. Glad you found what works.
  7. https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/CUSWTP326/1964-ES-335-Reissue/Sixties-Cherry If you hover your mouse over the photo you can zoom in and see the details. It does say "out of stock" so you just may have to order one and wait?
  8. I would say it was the pad that reacted with the finish and caused that mark. Funny, he probably was trying to avoid scratching the back (buckle rash) and instead ended up with this. If it plays and sounds good it really isn't much of a problem as neither you or your audience will see it. And you can probably get the price down because of it. You of course will face the same issue if you go to trade or sell it.
  9. I'd like to see Custom Shop start making CS336 or CS356 again. I already have mine, but they are just such great guitars I wish more people had access to them.
  10. Les has this look on his face like he's thinking "Man I can't wait until I get out of this contract so they can't put my name on this guitar, and I don't have to play it anymore".
  11. There is a spot on the website where you supposedly can look up your guitar model and see if they have one to fit it, but it's in German so hard for me to tell about your specific guitars. I'm sure they have one for Les Pauls. There was also another video that came up where a guy tested it bending the G string about as far as the width of the neck would allow and it still stayed in tune so I guess they work. However they look to be about 40 Euro on average which is about $45. When I have a binding nut on a Gibson I take it to my local guitar tech, he files the nut in about 10 minutes and charges maybe $20 so the problem is fixed at half the cost and I don't have a contraption bolted to my headstock.
  12. If you can post a few photos of it we might be able to tell you something about it. Serial numbers can be tricky with Gibsons so that alone is not much to go on.
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    Cool, this is the only first hand experience I've heard about with this new Epi line, and I'm glad it was a good one.
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    Lookin good - enjoy!
  15. I'd like to go back to about 1865 in the US. Always wanted to be a real cowboy - although I'm sure it was not as glamorous as the movies made it look.
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