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  1. The Eyes Of The World - Freedom Call
  2. Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel (Bright Eyes is a song in the movie "Watership Down", which is about rabbits, for anyone wondering what the link with the previous song is! lol)
  3. Woah, I didn't think this thread would still be active with new posts! :lol: I haven't been here for a few days, but it's nice to read up on all this info I had no idea about before. Before I made this thread, I was panicking as I really was beginning to suspect my LP was fake. Mainly because I was shocked at how quickly the gold started to wear off the pickup on a new guitar. It's my own fault for not doing my homework on the guitar first, but I very much appreciate all the informative replies from those in the know on these forums. :)
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    Hmm... I actually love that colour! But as a whole... the dark blue back of the body clashes with the aqua coloured neck (the black lines on the neck are jarring too), and the white around the headstock also doesn't look right on this guitar. Better design would have made this guitar a beauty, as I love the base colour of the body's front, and the pattern, but the way it's currently designed overall, makes it look like a dog's dinner...
  5. I'm a huge fan of the Bond themes, although most of the themes since the days of Roger Moore haven't been up to the standard of the majority of the earlier Bond themes. It's tough to pick a fave... Goldfinger, Thunderball, and Live And Let Die are all immense numbers, as is Diamonds Are Forever, which I think is often overlooked due to the fact the film it comes from isn't considered one of the classic Bonds. Similarly, We Have All The Time In The World is a great song, but again, because it's attatched to one of the Bonds that's considered weaker in the series, the song doesn't get as much ku
  6. Thanks! :) And I am enjoying it, it plays and sounds great, best sounding guitar I've had. xD I really appreciate everyone's responses to my enquiry, I still have a bit to learn about these guitars I think! lol
  7. Yep, it seems to me now, like it's something that's very difficult to prevent happening at all. I don't have many problems with callouses these days, so that isn't something that stops me washing my hands before I play. Though I do wash my hands quite a lot during the day anyway... which could be contributing to the issue. lol Yep, it does seem to me now, that this sort of thing is just par for the course with Gibsons that have gold hardware. lol :) And it does appear that aside from not playing it at all, it's not something that I can prevent from happening. I do keep it in it's case
  8. Yep, that looks exactly like what's happening to my pick-up... Thanks to everyone for giving me info about this. :) I guess I should have done a bit more research before I got the guitar, but when you spend so much on an instrument, you don't expect things like that to happen, especially so soon after purchasing it. So it was a bit of a shock... lol To answer a couple of specific questions raised in this thread, yep I do wash my hands before I play, but I've just read that washing your hands actually promotes acid production in your skin to adjust itself back to it's normal pH. So my r
  9. I bought an alpine white Les Paul Custom in January, and the last time I went to play it, I noticed the gold plating has started to come away from the bridge pick-up, revealing a dull coloured metal underneath. Can anyone offer a possible reason for why this might be happening? I haven't had the guitar long, so I'm surprised to see something like this merely 6 months after I purchased it. The model of guitar I own is exactly the same one as in this picture: Any help on this issue would be much appreciated, as I'm starting to worry I may have a fake Les Paul, even though I bought it fr
  10. Honestly, the only reason I'm even aware of Hamer guitars, is because both Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing from Judas Priest played them. lol After discovering Priest in the early 90's, from that moment, I really wanted a Hamer guitar. But Hamer guitars always seemed to me to be very difficult to aqquire. Over the years, I've still never seen a Hamer in a guitar store EVER. It's not too surprising to me that they're going under, but it is sad. They made some really nice guitars.
  11. Powder? How does that work, and exactly what powder do you use? I know you mentioned "body powder" on the previous page, but I can't think of any other body powder aside from talc, and I doubt that can be used!
  12. So basically, as long as I stick with 10's, I shouldn't need to adjust the neck at all? Can the intonation be updated from the bridge? So too much buzzing would require adjusting the truss rod to relieve the neck?
  13. Geez, there's always one smartass isn't there? lol I've never played a Richlite, or an ebony fretboard before, so of course I'm not going to be able to tell the difference, am I? There's at least two very good reasons why it matters. One is potentially being given false information in a product description on an expensive guitar, which all debates about Ebony vs Richlite aside, is a matter of concern. And of course, as has been previously highlighted in this thread, if the fretboard is ebony, I will need to treat it every so often with fretboard conditioner to keep it in good condition. I
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