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  1. I wouldn't worry about it. While I do like to keep things looking new as long as possible, things happen. It builds character or mojo or whatever you want to call it.
  2. I love it. I'd be very interested if either a) I hadn't just bought a Matchless DC-30 or :- you're giving it away.
  3. I bought mine Jan 5 2009 for $3300 if I remember correctly.
  4. Blackie's right, far as I know. The top (neck/rhythm pickup)'s control the both/middle/combo switch position.
  5. If you decide that you don't want it, I'd be happy to take her off your hands... That is a beautiful guitar.
  6. There's a lot that isn't right- the case, for instance, isn't the white one that DF came with. The P-90 looks wrong, the hardware looks gold to me, and, yup, no MCK. The pickguard is wrong, and even my fresh from the factory RMA didn't have a plastic protective cover on the humbucker. The finish is about the only thing that looks right.
  7. I can't say for 100% certain, but as far as I know Gibson's come with 10s
  8. Personal opinion- that thing is hideous! Glad I got the DF!
  9. I think a little bit of some Tube Screamer in the mix is a must for it
  10. You can program the Dark Fire with any tuning you can imagine. It comes with 18 preset tunings, but you can easily over-write any one (or all of those, except standard, I think) with whatever you like.
  11. I'm a lucky Dark Fire owner. It is a fantastic guitar, does a lot of really cool things- the Chameleon Tones, tuning etc. That being said, it is electronics making those great noises for you- electronics that will, I'm certain go bad at some point. Then you'd be left with one sweet looking LP- something like a standard. Now, a LP Custom will always be exactly what it is- no more, no less. If you want to change tunings in less than 5 seconds or mess with Chameleon tones, etc, the Dark Fire is the way to go. If you want back to basics Les Paul sound, then the Custom is the way to go. They really are two different beasts. But, if you end up looking at the customs, why not take a look at an R8, too?
  12. I've never once wished my SG had more sustain, but I will often use the tremelo...
  13. No advice here- that's something you have to think pretty hard about. Both sound like great guitars, so, you have to pick the one you like most now, and will like the most down the road...
  14. craigr726

    SG GT

    I like it a lot! I REALLY like the knobs and pup selector.
  15. SlipTrip- I completely see where you are coming from. The vast majority of my playing time is spent using my other Gibbys or Dark Fire in the "standard Les Paul mode", but, sometimes, it's just fun to fiddle with the knobs and hear a whole new sound coming from your fingers. There are probably a quite a few of us DF owners that use all the tricks up the sleeve of the DF, but I know there must be a lot like me who just find it fun to have some diversity.
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