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About Zeppeholic

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  1. Thanks for all feedback guys. I am definitely not going to sell this guitar as it was a graduation present from my wonderful grandparents, though I had to throw in a bit of my own money. I’m still amazed that we could even have afforded it honestly, lol! I think I’m going to go ahead and keep it the way it is. I mean, the more I play it and jam with it the more comfortable it gets. I haven’t taken it to a show yet because if you know what happed to Jimmy Page’s Les Paul Custom, that’s why. I did play a 1968/1969 Les Paul Custom that had the fretless wonder frets and honestly I thoug
  2. I was wondering if anyone has anything to say about Historic Makeovers, located in Florida. I’ve been on the fence about getting my Black Beauty made-over. I would like to have a more comfortable Les Paul, I just don’t know if it is worth it or not. I’ve been hearing nothing but great reviews though I wanted to reach out and see what people who have gone through with a makeover have said. I want the following done: Historically accurate Top Carve slimmed down neck to vintage profile unplasicized nitro lacquer finish Fretless wonder frets installed My Black
  3. Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew if the custom shop was able to do the fretless wonder fret profile on SG/Les Paul customs. I got a custom shop Trie Historic Black Beauty a few years ago and they told me they can’t, to which I never got a reason why they couldn’t. So if that’s not the case and I can’t, does anyone have any info on how much it would be to install those frets on my current Black Beauty? Was thinking about getting an SG/Les Paul Custom with those frets and if I can’t I’ll just get them on my Les Paul Custom. I had the chance to play a late 60’s Custom with those f
  4. Yeah I wasn’t planing on totally sanding it down to bare wood, I should’ve mentioned that my bad. I was hoping to ware down the actual lacquer finish, “soak it in” so to speak. Is that only obtainable by age or is there a way to accelerate it? Some of the aged Les Pauls I’ve played have the lacquer completely gone -sometimes to bare wood and sometimes just to the dye or finish and I’m leaning more towards the latter
  5. Hello I have a ‘57 true Historic that I got for a decent price, I plan to use it as my main squeeze but the only problem I have with it, something I’ve heard and seen a lot of.. Sticky neck. It’s so bad I was thinking of returning it, but the sound, price and quality is too good to give back. So I’m reaching out to the community and pros to ask them their opinion, I would like to sand the finish down so there’s no more sticky neck. I’ve done it a Fender and the results were great it was exactly what I needed. I polish the neck on this Black Beauty after each time I play and I’m sill havin
  6. Ah this is why it's good to ask questions! I've gotten a few different answers on this. My first instinct was to adjust the pickups, I see that the Custom Shop sets their instruments up slightly different from the USA models anyways. I'm switching to a much lighter gauge string on this Black Beauty so once I do restring I think I'll just take her in to get a pro setup and explain my issue with the pups Thanks for your input Pip!
  7. Hello, it's been a while since I've been on here! I recently got a 3-pickup Black Beauty with a push/push pot that adds the middle pickup. There is a rather noticeable volume drop when using my neck pickup compared to the bridge pickup but I'm aware that the middle and bridge pickups share the same vol/tone pot. So When -both- pickups' volumes are at 10, the bridge pickup is significantly louder than the neck. So, I recently read Mitch Gallager's Guitar Tone book and in it he notes about Peter Green's Les Paul and how the neck pickup was switched. I'm also aware he got that out-of-phase
  8. I figured it'd take a long time. I think I'll just stick with getting a Black Beauty then, seeing as it would be just a little less expensive I'm sure. Thanks
  9. Hello, I was just wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to order a Les Paul with a tie-dye quilt top. I know places like Wildwood have the Made 2 measure program, but I wasn't sure if this would be too much to ask for. I've thought about it in the past and in light of Aurora Borealis les Paul I was thinking they could just stain the quilt-top with the colors. I'm not sure if this is a dumb idea or not because personally I'd like to own one outfitted with historic appointments like the True Historic specs and all that. Does anyone know how much a finish like that would cost with
  10. This is actually pretty close, but I mean a solid emerald green, like a dark smooth green. Not a burst. I actually have seen the mint/lime green one at Wildwood, while yes it is green, it's not my type and frankly I don't like that color haha. I guess I can see what will happen, I know Wildwood told me they could do my Les Paul Custom with true historic specs and such. Maybe I'll ask them if they're able to do a Hummingbird too? (also, the reason why I want a Hummingbird is because not only is it my favorite acoustic besides a Martin D35, but my grandmother had one that was stolen
  11. Hello, I've been thinking about special-ordering a Hummingbird acoustic-electric in a emerald green color, but want to know where the area of price would be. Just a standard Hummingbird in an emerald green finish, maybe with VOS finish as well, as my experience with Gibsons is the annoying stick neck syndrome. Just curious is all, if I went ahead with it I would get her from Wildwood, seeing as they're just a few miles from where I live. Also, it's either this or a 1960 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty with the true historic specs and VOS aging, as well as custom wiring (super indecisive but
  12. Led Zeppelin is my favorite band, I have their first album signed by all four members.. I have a bootleg of them from 1972 at the L.A Forum (a little different than the one that was released on How The West Was Won) I also have their soundcheck bootleg "A tribute to Johnny Kid and the Pirates" as well as other memorabilia, books, etc, I'm only 18, but it's a real fine way to start
  13. I played a '65 ES345 reissue (cherry red) with those pickups in it. I can tell you they are the best sounding pickup Gibson's come up with in a long time, definitely beat the Custom Buckers that the Custom Shop uses on their LP reissues. That same day I played a 1960 Les Paul reissue and the 345 blew it away. Given that the les Paul was poorly set up and its my favorite guitar ever.. The best thing Gibson could do is put those MHS pickups in some solid-body Les Pauls. Yes those pickups are THAT amazing
  14. okay.. '58 necks are huge, and rounded. They're really chunky. '59 necks are still a little chunky, but shaved down a tad, they're quite rounded. '60 neck a.k.a "slimtaper' neck are shaved down a ton, and are a little flat but still a little round. It's very slim compared to the '58 and '59. It's my favorite profile, slim and a little round
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