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  1. Hi

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  2. Picked up a slightly beat up lp studio. Got a decent deal on it because it came without pickups and had had a diy paint job on the top which shows off the wood texture. It's not terrible. I put in some duncan antiquities and a bigbsy. I don't like gold hardware but it's all so tarnished I don't mind it and it doesn't look out of place next to the worn nickel pickup covers. I don't like the all-black look so I changed the pickguard and might change the knobs. I paid £350, so about what you'd pay for an Epiphone LP standard. Maybe I could have got it for cheaper. Anyway, here's how it came: And here's how it looks now:
  3. Well it came without pickups and had had a diy paint job on the top which shows off the wood texture. It's not terrible. I put in some duncan antiquities and a bigbsy. I don't like gold hardware but it's all so tarnished I don't mind it and it doesn't look out of place next to the worn nickel pickup covers. I don't like the all-black look so I changed the pickguard and might change the knobs. I paid £350, so about what you'd pay for an Epiphone LP standard. Maybe I could have got it for cheaper. Anyway, here's how it came: And here's how it looks now:
  4. Picked up a slightly beat up lp studio. The serial number is 02830414. Does that make it made in 2000?
  5. Apparently between this guy and another owner it's been stripped back, painted white, then stripped back, Pelham blue, then painted black with gloss on a paintbrush! I can live with the crappy finish as long as it's a player. He's asking £800 gbp (1050 usd) which is probably a bit high. Maybe more like £600. I can get a 335 studio for about 900 but I'd probably be wanting to chamge the pickups anyway, so the lack of hardware doesn't really bother me.
  6. This 335 is up for sale locally at the moment and is going for a steal, apparently because of lots of refinishing and fitting bigsbys and refilling holes. It looks shite, but I feel 335s are normally to posh for the gigs I play and the idea of a visually impaired one seems kinda cool. Obviously I'd have to inspect its playability, but at the very least does it look genuine? Is it even possible to tell in this state?
  7. I like this forum. It's nearly as rowdy as the telecaster forum
  8. I recently got a Gibson J35 and noticed that the action is (what I deem) crazily high. It's ok on the high E but gets higher as you go down until the low E is about 6mm off the 12th fret - far from the 3mm Gibson seem to recommend. Funnily enough, my Taylor acoustic is set up in much the same way. I know it's easy enough to have the saddle shaved but, in light of how I've seem a couple of higher-end makers have such high action, I was wondering if there's a reason for it? Apart from the fact that it's easier to lower it than to raise it, is there some aspect of these guitars that means it's a good idea to have high action?
  9. Here you go. If there's no pics, it didn't happen, right? I'm warming to this guitar. At first it seemed like kind of a one-trick pony, just doing bit rock tones, but it cleans up pretty well and responds to EQ pretty well.
  10. Picked the guitar up last night, no problems. It was a long round trip after work so only had time for a quick play and no photos yet. But it sounds pretty sweet. I was expecting the neck to be slim but it feels fatter than that of my midtown. It's pretty lightweight, too, which is a bonus.
  11. Yeah, I don't mind that the pickups are swapped. Burstbuckers aren't exactly my favourite pickups anyway. I didn't realise the Mules were hot pickups, though - I thought they were in the vintage camp. Anyway, if I don't like them, like you say, they can be swapped out easy enough. I've got some Seth Lovers sitting around here somewhere...
  12. Thanks for the replies, all. I've agreed to buy it and will go round tomorrow and swap for the cash. I'm not getting too excited yet because something feels a bit fishy about the deal. But like I said, if I'm doing the deal in person I'm not sure what can go wrong. Fingers crossed!
  13. I'm eying up an LP studio on eBay that's going for a decent price. Thing is, the seller has almost zero feedback, which makes me worry. As I'd be picking it up and paying cash, I'm not worried about someone taking my money and not sending the guitar, so all I can think can go wrong is the guitar isn't legit. Can anyone help me out on that point? Here's the link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161861010425
  14. Oh, I know the truss rod is there to counteract the string tension and keep the neck pretty much straight. I've adjusted it many times on many guitars, but this issue is a new one to me. So you're saying that it's not an issue with a new guitar settling in, and that it just shouldn't be doing this?
  15. About 8 months ago I picked up a Gibson midtown and am generally impressed with it. But I have noticed a couple of things: 1. Every month or two I have to loosen the truss rod as the strings are too close to the frets 2. The neck seems more flexible than my other guitars, to the extent that I frequently play out of tune by gripping the neck too hard! These things may be connected, though it seems that the neck would be less bendy if the truss rod were tight. Is this common? Is it perhaps due to the guitar being new and settling in (I normally buy used)?
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