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  1. Randmo

    Studio Deluxe

    I currently have 10's on my Les Paul, what is the heaviest gauge the guitar will take? I mostly play my acoustics, I have a heck of a time with the high e on my electric. I always seem to slide the e string off of the neck enough that it sounds way off. just seems so flimsy compared to my acoustic 12's. I'm wondering if heavier strings would help.
  2. Don't sell it! I have a J-15 and a Martin HD 28, I have no business owning either one... I've only been playing about a year and I'm horrible, but they aren't for sale... I love playin' them.
  3. I've had my J-15 for a year now and it's not for sale, so there's my vote.
  4. Randmo


    Are those the locking 406G tuners? Any modifications required?
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    I've had my j-15 for a year, it was never sticky. I recently bought a Martin HD-28 and it is a little sticky. Nice back on yours, I found some of them to look sort of green and dull, yours is nice. Here is pic of mine
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    J15 Cleaning

    I don't see why not, wood is wood. I have used it on mine.
  7. Very nice! Had mine almost a year, no regrets.
  8. Now that I have the bone saddle and pin installed for a few days, I like my J-15 much better !
  9. Got the bone saddle and pins installed today. It did tone it down a little, nothing major. I still love the J-15 either way.
  10. I bought one a few months ago (the yellow one) works great in Arizona
  11. 1" at the first fret and just a hair under 1" at the 7th. That's with the strings on.
  12. I ordered the bone saddle and pins today. I will report back how it works out.
  13. I did the same thing at 58 years old, about 9 months ago. I had no idea how to play, bought a Yamaha, decided I liked to play, went and bought a J-15. Now $5k later I'm having a blast. The good thing is that guitars will,always have value so it's a true investment. Congrats on the J-15, you will love it.
  14. I tried to isolate when it's most noticble, I notice it when I play a G chord and of course the e is fretted. It mostly on an up stroke that's most noticble. Oh.... If I could only finger fingerpick
  15. I will probably try the saddle and pins, but I don't have the tools or expertise to replace the nut.
  16. I agree with that. I have been looking at some YouTube videos and everyone of them has a little twang. Just the nature of the guitar. Certain songs it seems a little overpowering. The guys at the shop didn't recommend bone, they said they didn't like bone because sometimes it's a little soft, but maybe that's what I need? Can you just order a bone saddle and pins online? Do they have to be custom made or can you just swap out?
  17. Took it to the shop today, the cable from the pickup under the bridge was causing the buzz, apparently it was right up against the string. They said the setup was good. As for the twang, from what they are telling me, it's partially my playing style, partially the tone of the J-15 and possibly the strings. I do dig a little too much on my upstrokes, sounds like I need more practice.
  18. I can't fingerpick yet, only been playing 9 months. I can't seem to make it do it when I pick the one string, I'm hearing a little buzz, sounds like it's from the saddle but I'm not sure which string is buzzing, doesn't do it when I pluck single strings. I think I'll try to take it in to a shop this week and have a setup on it. I'm seeing a little fret wear on the first fret (B and e strings) Gibson will probably say its normal wear. I have a warranty from GC where I bought it I wonder if they would warranty the fret? Like I said this is all new to me, but I would think the frets would hold up better than they have. Maybe it's just me... Maybe I'm tone deaf
  19. I don't see any problems there. Thanks for the input, I would never have thought of that.
  20. I meant saddle. I'm wondering if it's my style also... Doesn't seem as bad today, I left it out of the case last night.
  21. I think that's what I will do... take it in and have them look it over, maybe replace the bridge.
  22. Had my J-15 about 8 months now. I don't how to describe it except the high e string seems to ping. It only seems to ping when the e string is strummed open. When I say ping, I mean it seems to over power the chord being played, especially on the up stroke. Strings are about a week old (d'addario 12s), it's been a little rainy lately. Neck relief seems ok, tuners no problems. Standard tuning. Stays in tune I've been playing less than a year, maybe it's just the way I play?
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