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  1. I guess you are right. I am a picker of a different sort. maybe the curling and lifting of the pick guard was inconsequential and should have been left alone. As a kid, I couldn't leave a scab alone and had to pick and peel them off. On occasion, I even picked my nose until it bled. It is hard to change old bad habits. Either that, or the luthier has fixed the pick guard on a few Gibsons. He said he had the 3M adhesive sheets and could re-attach the stock pick guard but he recommended a new stiffer pick guard that wouldn't curl at the edge. The Gibson dealer recommended I take the guitar to this luthier, not their own technician and from my experience, he is the best in town. I'm happy. Picking up the guitar tomorrow. There is that work "Pick" again. Sort of cosmic, isn't it.
  2. Pick Guard peeled on an SJ-200 purchased for my son in 2014. I called the Gibson Dealer I bought the guitar from to see what they suggested. Take it to a luthier was their suggestion. Then the salesman on the phone suggested the best guy in town. No reason. The intriguing thing was he did not suggest that their own technicians. Is this some kind of joke? But the recommended luthier is good. When he had a retail outlet, that was my store. Now he is strictly repairs. So I took it to the best guy in town. "Yes, this is a problem I have seen before. I don't recommend attaching the old pick guard again... Gibson uses a soft flexible plastic pick guard on those models and it will just curl up again. New improved pick guard being installed by someone else... by the person the local Gibson Dealer recommended. Thanks for the hot tip, Gibson.
  3. Starting a new thread on my son's SJ 2000 purchased in 2014 having a problem with the pick guard peeling. Not nice. Turns out it appears to be a Gibson problem. At least that is what I have heard.
  4. The pick guard peeled of the top of my son's SJ-200. Actually, it started to lift and I just coaxed it off. Nitro-cellulose Finish underneath is pristine. All glue off and used a bit of Fender Custom Cleaner to make it totally ready for re-applying the pick guard. So, what do you figure? Elmer's? Epoxy? Contact Cement? Absolutely not!!! What would be the correct adhesive? I have some super thin and transparent double sided tape that may do the trick, and it may not. What do the pros use? Also, there is tons of glue on the back of the pick guard. I'm trying a little mineral spirits on it right now. If that gets 99%, I'll probably finish the glue removal with iso propyl alcohol to get it totally clean before applying new glue. If that doesn't work, what do you suggest? I don't want to hurt the paint on the top of the pick guard. Or would the best approach would be to take it back to the dealer and have them send it to their luthier?
  5. The pick guard peeled of the top of my son's SJ-200. Actually, it started to lift and I just coaxed it off. Nitro-cellulose Finish underneath is pristine. All glue off and used a bit of Fender Custom Cleaner to make it totally ready for re-applying the pick guard. So, what do you figure? Elmer's? Epoxy? Contact Cement? Absolutely not!!! What would be the correct adhesive? I have some super thin and transparent double sided tape that may do the trick, and it may not. What do the pros use? Also, there is tons of glue on the back of the pick guard. I'm trying a little mineral spirits on it right now. If that gets 99%, I'll probably finish the glue removal with iso propyl alcohol to get it totally clean before applying new glue. If that doesn't work, what do you suggest? I don't want to hurt the paint on the top of the pick guard. Or would the best approach would be to take it back to the dealer and have them send it to their luthier?
  6. The pick guard peeled of the top of my son's SJ-200. Actually, it started to lift and I just coaxed it off. Nitro-cellulose Finish underneath is pristine. All glue off and used a bit of Fender Custom Cleaner to make it totally ready for re-applying the pick guard. So, what do you figure? Elmer's? Epoxy? Contact Cement? Absolutely not!!! What would be the correct adhesive? I have some super thin and transparent double sided tape that may do the trick, and it may not. What do the pros use? Also, there is tons of glue on the back of the pick guard. I'm trying a little mineral spirits on it right now. If that gets 99%, I'll probably finish the glue removal with iso propyl alcohol to get it totally clean before applying new glue. If that doesn't work, what do you suggest? I don't want to hurt the paint on the top of the pick guard. Or would the best approach would be to take it back to the dealer and have them send it to their luthier?
  7. On the first day at the new seniors complex, the manager addressed all the new seniors pointing out some of the rules: "The female sleeping quarters will be out-of-bounds for all males , and the male dormitory to the females. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time." He continued, " Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will cost you a fine of $80. Are there any questions?" At this point, an older gentleman stood up in the crowd inquired: "How much for a season pass???”
  8. An elephant was walking across the savanah when he heard a little mouse cry out for help. Looking around, he saw the mouse trapped in a hole. The mouse asked for the elephant’s help in getting out. First the elephant looked for a tree branch, but they were miles from any trees. Next, the elephant tried to lower is trunk into the hole, but he couldn’t get it down far enough for the mouse to grab onto it. Then the elephant had an idea. He stood over the hole and closed his eyes. The mouse was afraid of what was coming next. But to his surprise, the elephant’s penis started to grow. It got longer and longer until the mouse could scamper up it. The elephant then moved him to safety. The mouse promised to make up the favor. A week later, the mouse was walking along when heard a cry for help from his elephant friend. Amazingly, the elephant was trapped in an elephant-sized hole. The mouse surmised quickly that the same trick that the elephant had used wouldn’t help his elephant friend. He then got an idea and ran off. The mouse returned driving his Mercedes. He attached a chain to the bumper and tossed the other end to the elephant. He got into the car and floored it. The pull of the car was just enough for the elephant to clamber out to safety. The moral of the story: If you have a Mecedes you don’t need a big ****.
  9. Are you looking at the stuff imported from Mexico? And then there is the Columbian industry to consider? Of course, it is always good to support the Good Old USA. Is there a relationship on the Pot Values and Quality, depending on where it is from?
  10. That Roxx. Couldn't resist. Hehe.
  11. Crop circles, UFO's and Sasquatch all showing up on the forum in the same week that Donald Trump doesn't know who the KKK are. Have the aliens finally been able to rid us of our senses? What are their plans for us, now that we are a race with no brain?
  12. I like these newer models that don't have any frets on their neck.
  13. If I come for a visit, how many can I smuggle home on the airplane in my pants?
  14. I'm familiar with Grizzly scats when they have been eating salmon or salal berries. Black bear scats when they are just grazing on vegetation or eating berries... Black bears are omniverous, but I think most of their meat is carion... dead animals they find. I've seen a video on YouTube of a griz taking down a moose calf. They really are a top predator. I don't think a griz could take down a wolf. If they got close, the wolf would turn and face it... That would be some fight. Don't think what i saw was bear scats.
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