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  1. Well to my dismay I think I have found my issue! I did try lowering pups and raising them ended up where they were basically to begin with...was NOT the pups. Took straight edge and checked relief and it is good to go as well. Action is as low as possible with no buzz on frets. Strings are same I always use and these are not that old. I even tried another amplifier too not the issue. So, what was the issue, well turns out it is me! I guess I am lifting my finger tips off at times hard enough to make the string ring out! I guess I will just have to learn to not strike the lower strings so hard and not lift off as hard. So there ya have have it user head space and timing! I appreciate ALL replies. EDIT...I did try string around headstock across strings that wasn't the issue either.
  2. Yea I might try lowering ever so slightly IF tie the strings off above the nut doesn't do it. Will do so when I can get the chance to do so. The ringing however does not seem to be coming from above the headstock though if this matters. I agree 100% I am hoping it isn't something not fixable so to speak. I don't think it is in my technique though. I play as clean and precise as possible. I have always used D'Addario 9-42's, surely it isn't the strings? I change strings often as well so that isn't the issue either. That's just it. When I want to mute with tip of finger of course it is not an issue. But there are times when you want to play the string without muting at all and this is when it happens...in other words going from the low E string to the A string, as soon as my finger leaves the E string it is like as if I was pulling off maybe is a better way to put it versus hammer on. But again ONLY the two strings! This is the closest to describing what is happening, but its like a pull off more so thn a hammer on but still a ringing noise, and it drives me frigging insane! Maybe thats what I need to look at is to ensure i am not doing a light pull off! Again, thanks guys! And as soon as I get time from work to check it out I will get back with you guys...thanks so much!
  3. Thanks for the replies thus far! Just to clarify the ringing doesn't seem to be coming from above the headstock. I will try the string above the nut when I get back in from work in a few days to see if this is indeed the case. My initial thoughts was maybe the pups need to be lowered just a tad too. I agree play slow and clean and speed comes in time, and I do play clean even with speed, but just for some reason on these two strings as I stated as if a mild hammer on type ringing out after finger leaves the string. It is more predominate on lower end of fretboard as well versus up high past the 12th there is no ringing. And if memory serves me past say 9th fret and higher nothing. Is this something common as this is the first time I have dealt with this actually. I even wondered with temp and weather changes maybe an adjustment was necessary. Again thanks in advance for all suggestions and replies and I will get back to you all as soon as possible. Dave
  4. JM2112 WOW what a nice Custom you found she is spectacular! Nice family pic to boot! HNGD and congrats.
  5. Here I have been away from the forum more or less for days and see a post on a 90's era Studio and thought well this might be interesting to see what this fella D!ck had to say about it and such. LMAO was I ever wrong haha. I find it amusing we all have opinions based upon or experience's and knowledge, but I have never understood why folks get bent out of shape and become so defensive. Sad it tis as I personally think this forum offers a LOT for anyone no matter who, what, when and where. I value and appreciate everyone's insight here. So with that said...hope everyone has an outstanding day and Happy Holidays to all!
  6. HNGD! Beautiful Studio! I absolutely love the white and black and gold hardware.
  7. Okay gonna try to explain what is happening here. As an example, say I am just playing a scale, any scale doesn't matter. Only on the low E 6th and A 5th strings, whenever I go to move from say the E to the A I get a ringing from the E string, or from the A to the D a ringing from the A string, again playing any scale up or down, I get a ringing from the string I just left. Almost as if I was doing a soft hammer on. No matter how I remove my fingers, and I feel I am ok in my technique it happens, and only on these two strings, and only on this Lester. I also ensured it was not my picking hand with my palm possibly dragging across and causing the string to ring out, no matter if I hold my picking hand completely off of the guitar or if it is resting/anchored to the bridge so this isn't the issue either. Palm muting with picking hand of course it goes away. It would be different and wouldn't bother me but sometimes I do not want the strings muted, but the ringing has gotten to me haha. Now in as far as the Lester, I had Roger Morillo a Luthier I use set it up for me. Action is as low as possible without buzz and like I say only these two strings E and A. Could it be the pups need to be adjusted as they could be to close to the string since I don't believe an adjustment to pups was made after setup? Roger nor my cousin seem to have an issue but I am. I have not had the chance to go see Roger to explain to him what is happening since I live 3 hours away from him. I am not having this issue on any other guitar I have. So, hope this makes sense and please give me your opinions as you folks have a lot more experience than I do and this is about to drive me bat sh&% crazy! Thanks in advance! Dave
  8. I thought I had replied to this post but evidently I didn't! First welcome aboard the forum. Great bunch of folks here and very knowledgeable, oh and lots of opinions as one might expect lol. I agree with the fact that play them all if possible and pick the one that "talks" to you so to speak. Out of the 3 years you mentioned I'd pick the 2013, they are just a different Lester to me sound/tone wise than any of the previous years of Traditional's. The 2013 Traditional "is" why I ended up with a 2014 Traditional, and personally I am glad I waited (wasn't in the position to buy a 2013) because the 2014's 59 Tribute Pups are outstanding. Besides the 12th fret inlay, which seriously isn't bad looking at all, the 59 pups, 500K pots, the 13 & 14's are basically the same, but very different at the same time sound/tone wise. Not trying to steer you at a 2014 but you can find some great prices on them right now close to used prices if you do your homework. If you haven't played a 2014 try them out you might like them as well, but as in any case, go for the one that speaks to you. Personally I don't buy that the 13's will be more desirable than the 14's because they both have their own attributes and they both sound great, and quality and build on both years are outstanding. Keep us posted on what ya end up with and good luck.
  9. I am totally taken aback at Gibson and the fact that they think that innovation means completely deviating from their "roots" so to speak with all these changes to ALL models! Sure we are gonna moan about this or that, or that they didn't do this or that, that is human nature somewhat, and yes Gibson can't win...but they can't win in spite of themselves. When you think innovation means forgetting where you came from and what your customers want, or you forget about one and completely go after another type of customer you have in my opinion lost your base customer, the loyal customer so to speak. Why not leave certain models alone, they are loved for what they are and what they have been for decades upon decades now, they don't need changed, they don't need innovation, they have arrived since 1959 more or less. If you want to try to appease the newer folks with this G Force mini E tune crap, or any of the other electronic crap, that many do not like, do it on specific runs NOT the entire line! As someone stated that Death Bed LP signiture is plain and simple hideous, and the ridicoulous hologram on the back, yet it is on every model...unbelievable, and unbelievable that Gibson thinks this IS appealing and paying respect to Lester???!!! Then the wider fretboard...really?! Some have already said it is again unbelievable in and of itself in as far as playability. Zero Fret nut, the only thing that possible is innovation at best, and may be a decent thing as well, that is to be seen, but even this has been reported as looking as cheap made, and again, this should not have been on every model either. The no screw Pick guard, innovation, again to be determined and if it works good fine, but still, every model. Innovation doesn't mean a thing if you do not have quality and control. And last but not least price increase...seems if Gibson is trying to push the USA brand to an overseas market, that way good ol Henry and such can make max profit off of cheap labor and if you want a real made in the USA Lester or Gibson you have to spend mega bucks and go the Historic route via Custom Shop. Sorry so negative but I just find it amazing that Gibson/Henry are trying to change something that doesn't need changed at all. Instruments aren't Harley's and they aren't automobiles. I also find it funny all the folks that were so against the 12th fret inlay now don't think it looks all that bad, and whats even more funny is once they get past that it doesn't look that bad they actually realize that the 2014 are for most part some very good instruments! I will say that if one was to overlook that death bed LP signature & hologram, do away with the G Force and install tuners, somehow manage to get used to the wider fretboard and the zero nut, there are some amazing and beautiful Gibson's to be had...still from 2015. I can somewhat understand how folks didn't like the 12th fret inlay, truthfully I never cared for it either but it isn't a bad design and hardly noticeable and when it is not in a bad way...NOT however like the death bed LP signature is. Personally I am not in for any 2015 model at all. There were some other 2014's if I had the funds I'd like to have had like the 120th Flying V and Explorer, and that in my view was innovation bringing back even if a limited run, models that were removed from regular production line. Sorry long winded I will step down from the proverbial soap box now...Good Day!
  10. Jamguy she is a beauty! 2013's is what bit me but couldn't find one with top I liked once I was ready to buy one. 2014's came out and I took the plunge. Although the 12th fret inlay doesn't bother me or look bad in my opinion, I will say that 2015 headstock is hideous at best. Again, Congrats on a fine Lester you have there!
  11. 1963DaveG


    VACreeper HNGD she is gorgeous ! Seems on every forum folks are getting a Goldtop, and a Goldtop has always been my favorite . Although i don't need one I will say that my next Lester will be a Goldtop Reissue as well. Congrats VACreeper!
  12. She looks great! Nice rig your playing her through to boot! Congrats and HNGD!
  13. Midiman56 she looks fantastic! Stunning, no wonder Les Paul said to apply a Gold top, they simply look phenomenal!
  14. 1963DaveG


    That's great! After having mine a few weeks I changed string gauge from what she came with, had the action adjusted a tad, few saddles filed, tweak of the truss rod and she is better now than she was when she came out of the box, and I didn't think that was possible, but it was. Love the 59ish neck profile and those 59 pups are spectacular. cjsinla,,,WOW what a top[drool]! That would make a bunch of folks envious for sure! Agreed! Leave the pick guard on her!! I'm ok without a pickguard on a Lester but I just think they look better with than without but...to each his/her own.
  15. 1963DaveG


    HNGD! She is a beauty! How do you like her so far? I wouldn't trade or sell mine for anything.
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