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  1. Hi I know you are an expert on autentifynig gibsons:

    is this real or fake?

    many thanks idavance:

    http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250749675932&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    do you think it's a good price?

    what are the best years to get a gibson custom?

    I already have a gibson supreme autumn burst 2007, chambered, etc, and I feel I'm not ...

  2. 1986 when Henry took over
  3. This is a bridge with a shorted "D" and "A" string - See the Center of the pic below - the string is touching the Bridge Base = Ground = a power short = bad. Raise the Tailpiece to solve the problem - use the 3mm Allen Wrench.
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  6. ALL Always remember Rule #1: Rule #1) The Prime Objective of the Gibson Forums - to share knowledge about Gibson Guitars and how you interface them with ALL brands of gear to EVERYONE - Discussions about other makes of guitars is cool too. The target audience of this forum are 1 year old's to 108 year olds, boys, girls, Moms, Dads, Men, Women - or anything in between. ANYTHING or ANYONE who posts off topic adult content, racist, political bashing and /or prevents 24/7 public access for ALL AGE GROUPS using Web browsers with Mature content filters enabled - as used in public libraries, College campuses, Military bases, Fortune 500 Corporate Headquarters are now being removed. Rule #2) Re apply Rule Number 1, repeat as necessary. I issued 30 day ban to a few offenders. Gibson has a ZERO Tolerance policy for posting mature, or offensive content and WILL ban repeat offenders - don't test me - i know your IP address. And yes, the forum may be down / sluggish as we clean up / remove entire threads which do not serve the requirements of Rule #1. Attention firestarters with no life - and have no interest in Gibson Guitars. There are numerous appropriate soapboxes elsewhere on the web which will meet your needs - use them. Additional rules and restrictions apply http://forums.gibson.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=3186
  7. Today I suspended Neo_Con_Man and Homz as both repeatedly violate the Forum rules. 30 days each Expect flack for 3 days - then a return to more bandwith for Gibson Guitars discussions. We have established a zero tolerance rule for Members who destroy the positive bandwidth here. This is a Gibson Guitar Forum. Due to the latest off topic discussions we are getting blocked by public library and School computers - where budding Gibson guitarists can not find a solution because off topic post discussions trigger red flags for typical "PG Rated" blocking filters on public computers. Anytime its clear that a member is using this Forum to distribute nothing but hate and negativity - and zero about guitars - They will get suspended 30 days!!! If they Repeat - then they get banned for life.
  8. Sure I'll donate But ONLY if they kill the Lounge Area! As moderator of the Gibson Dark Fire Forum - i now get flack because "I didn't do my job in the Lounge Area". with the usual suspects in there. When i log in to the Gibson Guitar User Forum - I want to read about how others are using their GIBSON GUITARS Please Read the following three times: I could care less about reading Topics regarding politics, bigotry, gender bashing, and wading through all the "noise" of the 3rd grade mentality "bullies" with, no life, and low self esteem, and ONLY use this place as their Global Channel to transmit their Campaign of Hate into world. Please leave, Join the Fox News Forum, the Alex Jones channel, or Above Top Secret http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/ or Learn to spend your time in a more productive manner - like playing Gibson Guitars. You are nothing more than a Noisy radio with nothing but static. Lets get the FOCUS back on GIBSON GUITARS!!! Or else Shadow, KSDaddy and I will be forced to respond with the necessary course of action.
  9. For those on the fence and not sure when to pull the trigger. I obtained clarity today on the total production numbers I can confirm the following effective June 11, 2009: * There will be 2000 TOTAL Dark Fires produced - NOT 2000 for North America, and 2000 for rest of the globe ( 4000 total) * The guitar will meet or exceed your expectations.
  10. For those on the fence and not sure when to pull the trigger. I obtained clarity today on the total production numbers I can confirm the following effective June 11, 2009: * There will be 2000 TOTAL Dark Fires produced - NOT 2000 for North America, and 2000 for rest of the globe ( 4000 total) * The guitar will meet or exceed your expectations.
  11. elantric

    Guitar Rig

    Its the same version. There are custom Craig Anderton *.bnk files. Once you take delivery - I can get you hooked up.
  12. All Strings Down Mode When changing an entire set of strings, String Down Mode causes all Powerheads to de-tension all strings at the same time so that you can remove them all. 1. Pull out the MCK and turn it counter-clockwise until the b# symbol lights blue. The Display Matrix will also shine blue (Dark Fire is in the Blue Bank). 2. Press the MCK momentarily twice; the Display Matrix shines red. Dark Fire is in the Red Bank. 3. Turn the MCK to the Rotating Arrow position. 4. Press on the MCK's Display Matrix, and hold it in until the string LEDs start to flash and the Powerheads start to unwind. All 6 Powerheads will unwind their strings. 5. When the Powerheads stop turning, release the locking nuts on the tuner posts and you can easily remove all strings. Installing Strings: 1. Manually rotate each tuner until the hole in the string binding post enables a straight path for threading each new string. 2. Guide each string through your tailpiece, over the center of each saddle (where contact is essential), through the nut slot, then straight through the post hole. 3. Pull the string slightly to take up any slack, then tighten down the locking nut on the post hole. 4. Cut the extra length off each string close to the post; if one string contacts another, the system may function improperly. Also, do not use any strings which have frayed wraps at the ball end (Dark Fire will not function if any part of the string touches beyond its insulated holder), and don't let steel bottleneck slides contact the strings during tuning operations. 5. Manually turn each tuning peg to tighten the string with just enough tension for the piezo bridge to accurately "read" the string pitch. All Strings Up Mode To install new strings: 1. After installing all strings as described previously, pull out the MCK and turn it counterclockwise until the b# symbol lights blue. The Display Matrix will also shine blue (Dark Fire is in the Blue Bank). 2. Press the Display Matrix momentarily. The Display Matrix will shine green (Dark Fire is in the Green Bank). 3. Turn the MCK to the Rotating Arrow position. 4. Now press the MCK's Display Matrix and hold until all the String LEDs shine red. Gently tap the strings against their Piezo saddles, and their corresponding Powerheads will start to turn and place tension on the strings. 5. Once there is enough tension on the strings for them to approach pitch, gently strum the strings. Pause briefly between strums to allow the Powerheads to turn. The strings' LEDs will change colors to indicate status until they turn green, indicating the strings have reached pitch. In this mode, Dark Fire automatically repeats the tuning process because new strings are being tuned. Note: A string LED may shine solid white in this mode due to signal anomalies. This is not a problem; proceed normally. Single String Up Mode This mode is for replacing only one or two strings (e.g., replacing a broken string). Caution: Unlike String Up Mode, Single String Up Mode does not target any pitch but simply puts tension on the string. Do not press the MCK too many times in Step (5) below, or the string could snap from over-tightening. Three presses should put enough tension on the new string for it to tune with standard tuning operations. REMEMBER! Nothing works if Any portion of the string is shorted to Bridge base, or adjacent strings. 1. After installing a string as described previously, pull out the MCK and turn it counter-clockwise until the b# symbol lights blue. The Display Matrix will also shine blue (Dark Fire is in the Blue Bank). 2. Turn the MCK to the Rotating Arrow position, and press the Display Matrix until a green “arrow up” symbol shows in the center of the Display Matrix. 3. Stop pressing on the display; the Rotating Arrow LED will shine blue and all string LEDs will shine green. 4. Turn the MCK to the string LED that corresponds to the string you are replacing. The LED you select will shine red. 5. Press the MCK's Display Matrix momentarily, a few times in succession, and the corresponding Powerhead will start to turn and place tension on that string. 6. Once there is enough tension on the string for it to have a pitch, rotate the MCK fully clockwise and press the Display Matrix momentarily twice. Strum the strings as usual to tune.
  13. Observe on the right - the separate "Ground plane" created by the folded brass sheet which ALL PREAMP pots are mounted to. Just a heads up - "Ground path management" this is a crucial detail which majority of home brew builders omit, or barely understand. If you merely rely on the star washers and nuts on each pot to "ground" the pots and switches to the cadmium plated steel chassis, you may experience RF noise anomalies that will have you chasing your tale. I advise insert a brass plate between the pots and the steel chassis. Drill mounting holes in this brass sheet for each pot and switch. Clone this same concept in your build, like Leo did when he designed the Fender Twin ( see pic above) Mount each Pot and switch with a star washer - these teeth will "bite" into the brass. Run a dedicated wire from the brass plate to a Star Ground point in the center of the Amp. This strategy results in more effective ground management, and low noise floor.
  14. In 1972, I watched as the Who played Chicago, and end of the night - Pete came out for an encore playing a very familiar looking guitar. A week before - My friend Greg had just traded-in his old '64 SG Special towards the purchase of a new '72 Les Paul Deluxe at the Chicago Guitar Gallery. A few days later we confirmed at the store that a roadie for the Who purchased Greg's old SG special for the asking price $190. I thought Greg would be devastated - but instead he was rather jovial. "Wow - nobody but me and Pete Townsend will EVER play that old SG again!"
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