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  1. Thanks for your reply. Well with the pickups it just took some more adjusting. I ended up lowering the neck and bridge PUs a tad for better clarity. On the neck I brought up the pole pieces a little on the G and D strings while adjusting down the B string a half turn and so far much better. I'm still messing with it a bit though. On not being able to keep in tune there were two issues. One, me being new to the vintage style tuners, it was because I wasn't tucking and winding the strings correctly. Also the nut was hanging up on the B and G strings. I took a very fine piece of sandpaper and ran it through the slots on the nut very very lightly. The previous owner had left the same strings on for 10 years so the nut had a little corrosion from the strings. I didn't want to cut the slot down any further but just wanted to clean it out and smooth it out which worked like a charm. So everything is coming together nicely.
  2. Got it all figured out and fixed.
  3. I am new here so I hope I am posting in the right forum. Anyway I just bought a 2002 R7. It has the Burstbuster 1 and 2. When I raise my bridge pickup to where I think it sounds best I can not equal the volume levels between the bridge and neck pickups. When I raise the neck pickup to equal volume that pickup becomes unclean and muddy. Any suggestions? Also I am having a hard time keeping the G and B strings in tune with the vintage style tuners. It may be a nut issue but find it interesting that sometimes both strings actually tune up (higher) by themselves. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.
  4. What throws me off a little is your SN as its the first 6 digit SN I have seen on a R7. Guess they made more than I thought. Does your guitar have the COA Certificate of Authenticity? Will certainly help when selling it. Anyway hope the above info helped.
  5. On the Brazilian- 1957 Reissue, ranging from 73010-73707 -numbers below 73010 either have 2002 specs (73001, 73005, 73006, 73007), are prototypes (R7:73004; LP Junior: 73002, 73003) or do not exist -within this range, 231 are 2 or 3 pickup ’57 Black Beautys -26 are LP Juniors -73431-73438 do not exist
  6. 1952-1960 Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V, and Futura reissues (since late 1992): M YRRR or MYRRRR M is the model year being reissued Y is the production year RRR® indicates the guitar's place production for that year. NOTE: This number includes all models for a particular reissue year - so, for example, a 1958 Reissue serial number may include '58 Reissue LP Standard and '58 Explorer production. Example: 7 5123 is the 123rd 1957 reissue model produced in 2005.
  7. I think yours is a 2002 model like mine and to my knowledge they didn't use Brazilian Rosewood that year or within the range of your SN. Someone may correct me and please do if I am wrong. Nice guitar by the way. I just bought a 2002 R7 and love it!
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