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  1. you say that like it's a bad thing? maybe i'll try this one for size....
  2. for that price ...i would start living in a cave and calling it "the precious"!
  3. those braincells are gone forever... but luckily i still have all the guitars!!! or at least most of them...
  4. need more pics, but i don't see anything yet that convinces me that Custom is fake. tuners are correct, headstock is close enough to the real variations. Gibson inlay looks reasonable. T/R cover looks correct. frets are about right. can't tell about the body though.... don't put much stock in the case. guitar cases get damaged, lost, stolen and replaced all the time. of course so do the guitars...
  5. well its still seems there is no clear answer. i have done some research into this issue today and it seems everybody is right to some degree. both FedEx and UPS will charge separate brokerage fees on ground shipments. both FedEx and UPS will waive the separate brokerage fee if you pay for air or if you pay a higher cost for the faster ground shipping. i believe based on the fee schedules that this is because (as someone pointed out) the fee is simply included in the higher cost. of interest, there are currently a few class action lawsuits in Ontario and Quebec against both UPS a
  6. what can you do? suggestion:sell your sister on ebay and buy a new computer.
  7. she used to be my girlfriend....but now its like we don't even speak the same language.
  8. yes i do. i own an LP Studio or two and a Duojet. you are looking at two very different guitars my friend. first the LP Studio is a "weight-relieved" guitar. that means swiss-cheese holes in the body. for more info check out a few other threads around here about LP construction. You are correct that the neck is thicker and flatter on the Studio. you didn't say specifically, but i am assuming the Studio has humbuckers? as opposed to some models with P-90s. anyway, nice solid all purpose guitar. the Gretsch Duojet is a different animal. for starters the mahogany body has been extensive
  9. no...that's Old Black right there >
  10. from Premier Guitar mag by Steve Ouimette ... Even in this economy, addictions run wild. Just take a look at some of the popular gear forums and you’ll see that guitars, amps and pedals are being bought and sold en masse. Maybe the prices have come down, and maybe it takes a little longer for an item to sell, but it’s definitely still happening. I recently sold an amp and was stunned when ten minutes after placing the ad there were over 100 views and two offers. It sold within 12 minutes at the full asking price with no reservations whatsoever. Now I’m not saying this is typical (this amp
  11. very cool. and VERY SPARKLEY!!!! me likey sparkles....
  12. small tube amp recommendations. 1) Fender Deluxe Reverb 65 Reissue- excellent amp and unbeatable for the price. not as big as a Twin but still plenty loud enough for most rooms. 2) Dr. Z Maz Junior 18-watt combo (available with or without reverb) a great boutique amp at a reasonable price. 3) Mack Heatseeker 18 watt mini stack (also available as a combo) tried one recently and was very impressed. everything from clean tones to face-melting shred. very reasonable for the quality of amp.
  13. sounds like fun. hope it all works out for you. yesterday i picked up this little baby... Historic R4 Black Beauty Custom with Bigsby. private sale. excellent condition with all certs, case, candy etc. and a great price too.
  14. this thread is not half as much fun as it could have been....
  15. try sleeping with your hands over the covers.
  16. actually several very valid reasons for changing tuners. 1) Some of the earlier Historic Reissues did not have the "vintage correct" style of tuners on them. For instance the reissued Black Beauties R4 & R7 came with gold Grovers. But if you check, you will find that the original 1950s guitars came with the standard Kluson tulip-style tuners. Gibson didn't start using the Grovers until late 1958. So if that vintage look is important to you, then you would want to get some Kluson tuners. 2) Some of the plastic tuner tips (Kluson style) get brittle with age, exposure to sun, hot lights
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