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  1. Hi i'm Anna.

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  2. I've owned three Gibson electrics, '76 LP Custom natural maple fretboard fretless wonder, a 50th anni ES-335 Memphid '63 and my current '16 LP Tribute HP good top my #1 fav. No frills, no fancy binding or nitro finish, just a great tool to mske music. Plek'd frets are amazing as is the Classic 57's this LP just sings WITHOUT pedals, straight into my VOX AC-15 Blue. And I absolutely LOVE the G-force, removeable pick guard, garish chrome hardware and crazy neck contour on the upper neck. I had to post this today after conditioning the fretboard snd polishing the frets and fresh re-string which was fast and simple with G-force. Thankyou Gibson USA!!! Long live Gibson!! Gibson pride!
  3. A lot of Gibsons have this bridge issue and I think it doesn't hurt anything for strings to contact the bridge before the saddles unless you are getting string breakage. Is it a perfect scenerio? No, its lousy QC at the factory and its due to improper neck angle. I would contact Gibson and see what they will do.
  4. I use Fender Bullets on my strat and Gibson Vintage on my 335 and Martin FX strings on my Martin. Go figure? All three companies make great strings and they work on their guitars. The Gibson strings are a little more money, but I don't mess with success.
  5. :( Story thickens. I went to adjust this weekend and discovered the neck pickup suffers from the "Gibson Magic Neck Pickup Angle", meaning that when I adjust it to 3mm to the poles the back of the pickup almost touches the strings. This is a $3900 guitar and I don't feel like filing down the pickup ring to level, but see no alternative other than to bend the tabs on the humbucker which is not a good option either. I've ordered a couple Stew Mac picklup rings to file and keep the original in case I ever sell. Any other ideas for getting more clarity out of the bass strings? I never had a 335, so I'm a 335 newb. From most of the demos I've heard the bass strings lack sustain are a little thumpy and muddy. I might take it to a luther to see if the nut and saddles are filed correctly. That might be choking the bass strings and not permitting them to ring out. The weird thing is that the bridge pickup is pefect and bass strings nice and tight and bright. That's why I think it's the neck pickup height.
  6. Forgive my ignorance on this, but my new 335 neck pickup angle is off. Do I simply reverse the pickup surrounds? Or is there another trick to get the pickup to match the string angle? The bridge pickup angle is correct. Thanks
  7. Thankyou! LOVE my '63 335 Memphis! Never had a 335, but this one has the perfect neck carve for me and the Burstbucker pickups sound amazing on this guitar. If I had the money, I would get a burst version too. I'll be tweaking the pickups this afternoon.
  8. I thought someone would give me a factory spec. Oh well, out comes the screwdriver.
  9. The neck pickup looks about a 1/4" from the strings. I figured it was too low? The bridge pickup is much closer to the strings. I realize that the string energy is higher at the neck so that pickup should be lower, but 1/4" seems excessive.
  10. I won't bore anyone with the story behind this, so I'll keep it short. First off I love Gibson guitars and playing a LP Custom since '76 when I bought it. That guitar is gone, now have this monster 335. My problem is in the EAD strings which are dull and mushy on neck position. On the bridge, they are much clearer and brighter. So, I've deducted it isn't strings and or frets or "dead spots" on the fretboard. Should I raise or lower the neck pickup bass side? I'm not looking for a volume increase unless it results in more clarity and focus. This guitar came with perfect setup straight from Memphis other than maybe a pickup adjust. Anyone know the optimum height for neck and bridge pups, Burstbucker 1 and 2? Thanks!
  11. Hijack your thread? Huh? I thought my story was pretty spot on your topic. Wow, kind of a rude comment from my perspective. We don't treat people this way on this forum. Go elsewhere if you want to make rude comments about people responding your threads. I'll honor yor comment and start my own topic. Thanks man.
  12. Well, here's an update.. GIBSON MEMPHIS really should have called me to explain and talked to me about a replacement guitar and offered the option of a refund or a replacement guitar. I would have chosen a refund not knowing or able to discern first hand or via dealer how the replacement guitar sounded, weight, etc. Be that as it may, they tried to do right by me and sent me a new replacement. I called Customer Service today and explained the situation and they were very nice BUT I'm still left holding the bag so to speak. I don't know any other way to resolve this other than maybe returning this guitar to the dealer for equal trade value. Someone may want a dark ES-335, who knows. As quirky as these guitars seem to be, buyer beware. On paper everything being equal there is still huge differences between gutars of the same year / model. Wood is to blame for this not Gibson. They have no idea how a guitar will sound when building it, until complete. Then the tone is subjective. What I like, may be a dog to someone else.
  13. This is odd as I just was going to post something on this very topic. Since 335's are so expensive, my local Gibson dealer Guitar Center (puke), doesn't stock all the different models. I wanted a '63 50'th anniversary ES-335 Memphis and bought one on-line hoping for the best. Guitar arrived and I was stunned. Beautiful grain, light and when I plugged in it was pure magic. The pickups were volume balanced, the pots were tapered and worked, and this guitar had the most beautiful crystalline tone and sustain I ever heard. After 90 days, sadly the guitar developed multiple cracks on the neck binding, so I sent it back to Memphis for a repair. It had been there a month and hadn't heard anything and I was shocked that one day out of the blue I received a ship notice from Gibson. The guitar they sent back was not my 335 repaired, but a brand new one. I thought hey this is cool! Wow! The fretboard was darker which I prefer, but the grain was boring and the guitar heavier than my first one. I plugged in expecting to find the same magic, but NOT THERE. This guitar is dark and muddy and really accentuates bass instead of upper mids and highs. The pots suck, the pickups not balanced. Huge disappointment. So, now what to do? This guitar isn't cheap.
  14. I've never had an issue with a rosewood fretboard on any of my other guitars. Maybe this rosewood was dry when installed and drew in moisture and expanded. Who knows. I'm sure the factory will figure it out. What's also puzzling to me is the way the binding has shrunken around the body along with neck binding. Are the bindings a wood product also? If so, wouldn't the binding, fretboard and maple neck/body woods all react similarly regarding moisture content? Weird.
  15. I just sent my favorite and very special 3 month old 335 '63 50'th anni to Memphis after discovering while doing a re-string, binding shrinkage in areas including the fretboard, causing cracks at fret ends. My guitar is kept in my humidified 42-45% home and closely monitored with humidistats placed in room and in cases. I'm just so sad. The dealer and Gibson customer service have been excellent helping me with arranging the return, but I'm still a nervous wreck. I'm not sure if the maple body and neck is expanding or moving, the binding shrinking, rosewood istalled "wet" and now drying or what is going on. I've never had a bound guitar behave this way in a controled environment. I know the factoty will figure it out but I'm just racking my brain trying to figure out how this happened. Any clues?
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