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Scott Marlowe

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About Scott Marlowe

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  1. Here's my SGs. 2013 Gibson '70s Tribute in the middle, the other three are epis (1961 SG Special, TV Pelham Blue Les Paul SG Custom, and 1966 "batwing" G400 Pro in order left to right). Another pic of the '70s tribute, love the stain on this thing.
  2. I just got one this week. It's a phenomenal guitar. The fit and finish is quite good, the action was easy enough to adjust to something pretty low without much buzz. Frets are smooth, well finished and close to perfect. But the killer on it is the Gibson minihumbuckers, CTS pots and the SOUND. Wow. Now that GC has the natural finish one at $499 with HSC it's pretty close to a no brainer really. One of the best guitars I've ever held in my very own hands and played. I have to make myself put it down to get work done.
  3. I bought my Epi SG Special because it had the things I wanted, like a bound, dot neck, P90 pickups, and a stop tail bridge. I got in TV Yellow because that's the color I really wanted.
  4. The whole reason for dual action truss rods is so you can set the tension in either direction if needs be. Adjust it in either direction until the relief is where you want it.
  5. The Epi headstock might be a tiny bit taller. But snug is what you want. A guitar bouncing around in a case a recipe for disaster.
  6. Agreed on all the above. Don't buy / trade for a "Custom Shop". Buy or trade for a guitar with the features you want. If you like bound fretboards, stop tail bridges, maestro vibrato, or think Classic 57 pickups are great, etc, then look for those things. Custom Shop means someone got out a little stamp and marked it Custom Shop before it left the factory, nothing more.
  7. Either way I'd wanna lay hands on whatever I'm considering. You might walk in the store, pick up a Wildkat or a Tele and suddenly realize that that particular guitar is the one.
  8. Meh I grew up playing a triple pickup SG Custom. They're great guitars. I don't think they're 4x better than a G400. IMHO. YMMV. Offer void where prohibited by law.
  9. Test a dozen of each, the best G400 will be better than the worst Standard. Now, is the best Standard 4x better than that G400?
  10. That's an awful guitar and you should immediately get rid of it by selling it to me. Awwww who am I kidding, that thing's gorgeous. I too could never part with it.
  11. Emphasis added. Symantics. OK so you came across as entitled. Is that better? Either way it doesn't endear you or make me want to find answers your questions.
  12. That guitar and a wildkat are really the only two gits I've been GASing for.
  13. Get some blue loctite. NOT RED, you need a torch to undo it. Pull the hex screw, put just a dab of the blue on the threads, put the hex screw back in and tighten to where you like it, holding it from turning while testing. Wait 24 hours. Problem solved, hopefully. Possibly the best way to install a Maestro IMHO...
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