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Bill Moore

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  1. I agree to the added inputs, the early GA-5 (Les Paul Junior), had a square cutout in the rear. This one is a GA-5 version 1, 1958-1962, and had 2 boards on the rear.
  2. There are a lot of info on the internet about these amps, especially early model! There is a fellow in Texas that uses the chassis, and iron to build early style Fender amps. They look good! http://www.tjadamowicz.com/amps/convert.html
  3. I would begin by replacing the P/S caps, they have to be original!
  4. I have a 56 Les Paul GA40T that I like a lot. It is clean, but you may dirty it up with whatever pedals you like. The sound is not "F" clean, but a clean all it's own, probably due to the 5879 pre tubes. I never heard it with an original speaker, but I installed a Weber alnico, which should be close to the old Jensen P12's. Low power for sure, but great to take to informal jams.
  5. Well I traded for an ABR with 4mm holes, and got the adapter hardware from Philadelphia Luthier Tools and all is well. My hardware is chrome, but the adapters are nickel, still looks OK!
  6. I got the hardware today, and the tuners fit great! I thought I was getting an ABR bridge, but ended up with a Nashville! (The adapters are more for the Nashville!)
  7. Thank you for the pic, mihcmac! My Gibson SG is "satin" brown, and the more I look at the Epi, I think I like the red in satin also. The link that Revolution Six posted has adapters to match different bridges. Looks like the best way to go! The Gibson SG hardware bundle seems the way to go, ($80), using those adapters.
  8. 5 x ,8 mm is metric, (current Gibson), as well as 8 x 1,25 mm (Epiphone). I understand that older Gibsons used 5/16 x 24 (USF) for the bridge mounting. My plan is to adapt the 2 to use current Gibson hardware kit on an Epi.
  9. Thanks! Maybe I found a work around for the bridge: Gibson is 5 x .8 mm, but the center spacing is the same. https://www.mscdirec...VwaAj-XEALw_wcB
  10. That's a beauty! I wonder if a little sanding, and a coat of clear will make my "satin" finished guitar look like that?
  11. I recently picked up an Epi G-400 that has no hardware, (the fellow said he used it on an LP he had because he didn't like the gold). Can I assume that Gibson hardware will interchange? STRATosphere has a hardware bundle with Gibson labeled tuners, stopbar, and bridge, (and screws), for a reasonable price. My threaded inserts are 8 x 1.25 mm, I assume all new production is?
  12. I'm not a great guitar player, but I play and sing, and am into electronics. I have a 56 Les Paul GA40 that really is nice, and I built myself a 57 Deluxe clone. The Gibson stays clean almost to full volume, but the "Fender" will break up fairly soon. Real (country, and rock) guitar player friends prefer the "Fender" clone over the Gibson. A family member came for a visit, (plays an older country finger picking style), and he fell in love with the Gibson, wanted me to trade it to him for his 60's Twin! (I didn't).
  13. Can anyone help with dimensions to build a back plate for a 2 tone 50's Les Paul amplifier? I would like to get it close to what it should be, as far as length, and cooling hole dimensions Thanks!.
  14. I am a novice player, and appreciate the ideas for replacement pickups. My 2013 also has the DF pickups, so I have been considering options.
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