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  1. Careful, Dude, or I'll kick you out of my cab!
  2. slimt: Your definition of "a few" isn't the same as mine! I'd love to see a picture of all your AJ's together. Thanks to everyone who replied. It is much appreciated.
  3. Were the Historic Collection AJ's, from 10-15 years ago, spec'd differently than the "standard" AJ's? I have seen a couple reviews and posts saying that they are 1 3/4" at the nut with a medium to fuller C profile neck. Some say they are a modV profile, while others say they are the same spec's as standard AJ with the HC logo on the back of the peghead being the only real difference. Anyone have any first hand knowledge of this model?
  4. John, thanks for the back story on this video. I met Vince about 15 years ago and found him to be a great guy as well. I like how he is marking a page in your book when you guys are talking about Bob's guitar. And let's not forget to mention Bob's undeniable talent. If I could pick just one song like him... well, that ain't gonna happen, but I'll keep trying. -Keith
  5. Back to Vince and Bob Minner and a '43 J45... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cytV-bcIbM&t=4s
  6. MP: Thanks for posting I haven't heard of Kim Richey before this.
  7. I have also never liked Hotel California, but I like Peaceful Easy Feeling, and love Take It Easy. Jackson Browne's writing voice is definitely present in Take It Easy, maybe that is why it has always been one of my favorites.
  8. I just sold my '14 J35 and will be buying a J35 Fuller's next week. My 2014 was very much up to the Gibson standards in tone and workmanship. I only sold it to get to a larger profile neck with a wider nut width. My preferred string set on this slope shoulder was Martin Monel light gauge. I also liked DR Rare Bluegrass 12-56, especially after they were old and going dead and starting to get thumpy.
  9. I like Monel lights on my '14 J35. It is strung with EJ19 Bluegrass strings right now, and they really bring out the low end. I have owned a J45, J45TV, AJ, and J15. The J35 is the best of the short scales. Pulling the pickup out and installing a new bone saddle made a big difference in tone in both my J15 and J35. I just wish the J35 had wider nut, and subsequent string spacing. I will be selling it soon in the hope of finding a Fuller's J35 or J35 Collector's Edition.
  10. My 2014 J35 weighs 4 lbs 12.8 oz without the pickup. Very lightweight.
  11. I have used Wegen TF120 triangles for probably 15 years with the occasional Primetone mixed in. I usually use Dawg or D'Andrea on mandolin. I just got a couple Charmed Life Picks ntr and ntf triangles. They sound warm, yet crisp and are the most fluid picks on the strings I have ever played. They just flow.
  12. I just pulled the LR Baggs Element out of my already lightweight Gibson J35. I weighed it and its roommate on the digital scale. 2014 Gibson J35 mahogany/Sitka: 3.80 lb 2016 Larrivee SD40 mahogany/Sitka 12 fret: 4.33 lb My old D18 and J15 weighed about the same as the Larrivee, and the E6D was over 5 lbs.
  13. THREAD RESURRECTION: I just pulled the LR Baggs Element out of my already lightweight Gibson J35. I weighed it and its roommate on the digital scale. 2014 Gibson J35 mahogany/Sitka: 3.80 lb 2016 Larrivee SD40 mahogany/Sitka 12 fret: 4.33 lb
  14. Buc, Thanks for posting this video. They are both nice sounding guitars in your hands. The J45 is rich and warm and has a strong chordal blend. The J35 is articulate and crisp with individual note separation and a quicker note attack. Seeing and hearing this prompted me to find a J35 and sell off my J15. My J35 came home strung with D'Addario Nickel Bronze 12-53, and I am going to try a set of Martin Monel Rare TR 13-56, replacing the 13 with a 12. I also removed the LR Baggs Element and a new saddle is being made. I should add that I have always admired Chamberlain...I knew I shoulda gone to Bowdoin. Take care, Z
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