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  1. Yes! It still works and is holding up. I have a 2017 Traditional HP with one also. It still does the job. I've posted a few videos on my youtube channel about then. One is titled "My 2015 Gibson Les Paul Cassic revisited 5 years later". Here is a video Link:
  2. I did get with them. It's written in the post. They said this is the first time that had an issue like this. They have the stand back at their place to look at it and see what's going on. Read the rest of the post for the full scoop.
  3. If I came off like an *** I didn't meen too. It's all good.The backround and text did that because I copied and pasted so I wouldn't have to type it all again. That's how it turned out and it wouldn't let me change it.
  4. It's a Gibson so it's a Nitro finnish not poly. I always keep my guitars in their cases unless I'm useing them. That's why I have the stand. You can't put it into this stand with force. As you put the guitar into this stand it pushes down the top of the stand so the doors close with the weight of the guitar. As you pick the guitar up from the stand the doors release. This happened over a period of time and it only did this to my Gibson Les Pauls. I know the marks are tiny but when you are sold something that's gaurenteed safe for your instruments that is the part that's iritating. These had good reviews as well but was a new type of stand and company at the time. I believe that the headstock angle and weight of the Gibson Les Pauls is what caused the rubber to break down. My other guitars have no marks on them anywhere. I only posted this for 2 reasons. 1). To see if anybody eles has had this problem with this stand. 2). Warning people to look out for this potintial issue from this stand.
  5. (NEW GUITAR STAND PROBLEMS FOR GIBSON LES PAULS) Has anybody noticed any problems useing D&A Guitar stand? I have some new issues on my Gibson Les Pauls from useing the D&A starfish active guitar stand. It is only on my Gibson Les Pauls but none of my other guitars. I've sent the stand back to D&A (per their request) so they can look into the issue because they have never heard of any problems like this.There are two tiny scratches one on each side of the headstock (where the guitar is held by the rubber in the guitar stand) and this is on 3 Gibson Les Pauls in the same spots. (I will include pics.) It is only on my Gibsons. There ar NO problems on my other guitars. My other guitars consist of Jacksons, Schecters and an Epiphone. It is NOT a chemical reaction!I have a theory.. I believe the angle of the headstocks on Gibson Les Pauls along with the fact theat they weight over 10lbs each is part of the problem. I noticed that the rubber that the guitars are being held by has smashed down over the time I've been useing the stand (which has been over 2 years). I do NOT leaveany guitar in a stand 24/7. It just happens that I use my Gibsons more than anything eles. So when I'm playing I will have a guitar in the stand next to me and I can pull it out throughout the day when I want to. Sometimes a guitar may be in the stand for 5 hours or sometimes just 10 minuets.Hopefully the pics. I post with this will show how the guitar sits in the stand and you can see the marks clear enough to know what I'm talking about.So far D&A are working with me to find out whats up. They sent me 2 replacement stands and asked me to get an estimate on touching up the guitars. I haven't recieved an estimate yet because I have no place near me that does this kind of work.They said I could ask Sweetwater (if they do it) for an estimit but I'm still waiting on them to call back. I did check into shipping cost and holy crap is that going to suck! One of the guitars is a HP which meens it came in an aluminuim flight case that weighs 35lbs or so and the guitar itself is over 10lbs. The cost for just that guitar to be shipped is going to be close to $150 and that's not including insurance. I did email them about this because I doubt the cost to touch up a headstock is not going to come close to the shipping cost. Plus I haven't heard back from them after they recieved the old stand. With no word for a couple of weeks they finally got back with me but I'm not liking the new vibe from them. They asked for the pics. again (which I've sent 3 times) and then I was emailed by a differant person the same day asking about the problem and pics. again. The last correspondence from them was they will be haveing a meeting to discuss the problem with the engineers within the next week. They also ask if I had an estimate yet. My reply was NO but I would follow up with them by next week. When this happened and I called Sweetwater the covid-19 thing was still at a high point. Most of the Sweetwater staff was working from home and my sales engineer sent a message to the repair guys. Anyway. Thanks if you read this and looked at the pics. If anybody else has had an issue like this let me know. If you have a theory on what you think caused this, let me know.
  6. I was late to the HP 2 party. I may not be the only one.. This id for them... lol. Thanks.
  7. I just watched a new review from Andertons about the 2018 Gibson HP line (their 2nd review of this year). They did a recap because the new 2018 HP guitars are now showing up without the G-Force tuning system. This isn't a post for g-force haters or pro g-force. I just think that the HP line being advertised as a modern guitar with the auto tuners should have them on the guitar. Or has there been so many negative reviews on the g-force that Gibson just completely abandoned all the years and money they sunk into it? I also wonder if it may be because the company (tronical) that makes the g-force is now suing Gibson. Either way, I wouldn't have known that Gibson stopped putting the G-force on the HP line without seeing the Andertons video on youtube because Gibson is still showing and advertising the G-force on their HP line. I have 5 Les Pauls and 2 of them (a 2015 and a 2017HP) have the g-force and I use them without any issues. They both work for what I do and I think they are very useful although I get not having the choice in 2015 pissed a few people off but if you don't like it , take it off and sell it. My other main guitar is a 2017 Gibson Les Paul standard T and I have no problems with the guitar not having the G-force. My only issue with the 2017 standard was the pickups. So I swapped them out ofr a Seymour Duncan Alternative 8 in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates in the neck. A pickup swap is more expensive than replacing tuning keys. Just saying....
  8. The Les Paul Studio has a thinner body than a traditional Les Paul. No much thinner but that may be the reason for the short switch. Switch craft is what I see most people use as a replacement.
  9. You can change the tranny fluid without any issues. It's a myth that it makes it worse just like the old myth that if you use synthetic motor oil you can't go back to conventional motor oil. I've heard tons of those myths. I was a mechanic for years and went to school for it and worked at an automotive garage (1992-2001). I stopped doing it as a job because I started hateing it plus 3 back surgeries kinda limited me. I still do mechanic work on my stuff along with family and friends vehicles. I change the tran fluid every 20k in my vehicles.
  10. I don't believe that Gibson offered a Les Paul Classic in a tobacco burst finnish in 2017! Both Classic HP and T models were Green Ocean Burst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst and a Gold top. The 2017 Classic (traditional line) had a couple of extra options later in the year and they were a Heritage Cherry Sunburst with a Plus top and the other color was Surf Green. I didn't see any 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic tobacco Burst. As for the 2017 Gibson les Paul Traditional I do not believe they offered a tobacco burst finnish either. The Traditional line colors were Antique Burst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst and Honey Burst.
  11. I'm going to be ordering a Bare Knuckle Miracle Man pickup to put in the bridge of my 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard T. I've read some reviews and watched the few demos of the miracle man pup I could find. I normally go with Seymour Duncan as my passive pickup and EMG as my active. I found the miracle man pickup while doing some searching for something a little differant. It is a passive pickup based on Zakk Wyldes sound which is active emg's. I already have 2 les pauls loaded with ZW EMG"S and my 2015 Gibson Les Paul Classic has a Seymour Duncan Alternitive 8 (alnico 8 magnet)in the bridge. I found the SD pup because I wanted a hot pickup without loosing the alnico feel. It is a great pickup. I just don't want every guitar to sound the same so I believe the Bare Knuckle miracle man will add something differant to my tone. If anybody has any experiance with this pickup let me know what you think. MY final Les Paul will be staying stock. I picked up a 2017Gibson Les Paul Traditional HP with Burbucker 2 neck and a burstbucker 3plus in the bridge andsounds mean and agressive. It was not what I expected it to sound like so I was pleasantly suprised. Backto the subject, Just looking for feedback on Bare Knuckle miracle man pickup and Bare Knuckle pickups in general.
  12. The only reason I brought it up was because I thought it was funny that after all this time it was a post about an obvious screw up on the web site. I don't cry over such things. I'll still be here when somebody has any questions that I may be able to help with. Although I usually only answer stuff I know about or I send them to somebody I think may have the answer. Oh well! As long as we all have fun....
  13. Guess I never offended anybody until I posted about the cracked head stock on Gibsons site.
  14. They had this on here a long time ago and then they got rid of it but for some reason they brought it back. It's not important to me because I'm not here for a popularity contest. I just thought it was a funny coincidence that after my post on a bad picture that Gibson posted got me a negative reputation..
  15. Well my reputation is at a -1 now. I've been here since 2014 when I bought my 3rd Les Paul (I have 5 now) a 2015 Gibson Les Paul Classic which was one from the line everybody Loved ( I know, I'm one of the few who liked the 2015 line)... Anyway! I think it's funny how my rep was neutral until a day ago, which was a few days after I posted about Gibson showing a 2nd Blemished guitar on their site. 1st was the chipped guitar and the 2nd was the 2018 Gibson Les Paul Traditional (Tobacco Burst) with a crack in the back of the head stock. I was simply airing my grievance about posting on the Gibson site about it and then they removed my post 2 days later. I tried posting again only to be denied. I put up the 1st post in Sept. when they posted the pick. I simply stated on the forums that instead of deleting and denying post they could have photo shopped the pic. ( I believed as of 2 days ago they fixed the pic.). Then I made a point of bringing up an article from Gear News about the same photo and Gibson deleting post. Low and behold after being in the forums since 2014 with a neutral rep. I've been busted down to -1... I wonder what our old pal Donny would have thought... For those of you that have been her for a while you know who I'm talking about. We miss you Mr. Craven... lol... Is it Gibson who controls the reputation points or the people. I wonder???
  16. They do know how to use photo shop.. I just saw an article on this again earlier today on a gear news site that made it to facebook saying how people had told Gibson about it since Sept. and all they did was delete comments.
  17. This pic. has been up since they released the new line. I can't believe nobody from Gibson has fixed this pic. yet. They know it's there because they have deleted my first comment (with a copy of the pic.) and all the other times they did NOT approve my comment.
  18. The 2018 Gibson Les Paul Traditional (Tobacco Burst) pictured on Gibsons site has a huge crack in the back of the head stock. I've tried posting a comment on it at least 5 or 6 times only to have in deleted or not approved after the first deleted post. The amount of time deleting and not allowing post, they could have photo shopped the crack out of the photo. I'm not hateing on Gibson. I own 5 Les Pauls that include a 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard T, 2017 Traditional HP and my main guitar is from the hated 2015 Line. All I was trying to point out is that at least 2 times in a 6 month period Gibson has posted a pic. of a blemished guitar on their site. I do have some QC issues with them considering it took 4 tries before getting my current 2017 Gibson Les Paul Traditional HP without any major issues. 2 showed up with cracked titanium nut housings (which Gibson says was due to shipping). I can tell you it was NOT due to shipping considering there was not any other damage to the guitars and they were shipped in a metal case without damage. Another had electrical issues along with blemishes.When I finially got the one that was perfect it was just that PERFECT. We shouldn't have to go through 5 guitars to get 1! I almost didn't go for an HP because of the first 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard HP I ordered. When the 2017 Standard HP blueberry burst I ordered showed up it had saw dust in the case and all 4 knobs wobbled. When I opened up the back control pocket I saw the circut board crammed in so tight it was bent about to break and somebody at Gibson hand chisled out the control pocket by hand to try to make electronics fit. It looked like crap and they left giant chunks of wood and a ton of saw dust inside the guitar. I sent it back. I saw a 2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard T in blueberry burst and bought it instead. I decided to try my luck with another HP. As I stated before it took 5 guitars before I got 1 that was a keeper. If their QC sucks so bad on their website pics. How bad does the QC suck for the actual 2018 line? Every Gibson I've bought has cost me between $2300 to $2800 and none have beenperfect as soon as I received it. I've either had to send it back or I accepted a blemish (with a discount or I would not have kept them). The one and only guitar I bought that was perfect when it arrived was the Jackson RR flying V I bought for my son. It was $700 and it was NOT even shipped in a case. Explain that to me! A $700 non american made guitar shipped without a case shows up PERFECT but a $2800 Gibson Les Paul in a Metal case shows up blemmished /broken more often than not. WTF Rant over. All this because they refused to let me say, Hey! you put up a pic. of a broken guitar on your site. Fix it.
  19. There is nothing going on with the knob. It's just how the pic. turned out. I've seen other pics. of standard HPs this color and a few others and all the knobs are chrome. It's just a shadow in this pic.
  20. 2018 Gibson LesPaul Standard HP pics. No pickup rings. 4 Big screws in the back of the guitar for the pickup adjustment. The cut more contours into the body as well.
  21. Do you have the instruction manual for your G-Force? You can download it from Gibson. You will have to tune your guitar manually then save the tuning to you G-Force user presets.
  22. From what I remeber it is a in/out of phase on the rhythm tone knob. My 2017 standard T is set up that way and the 2016 standard T's are the same. Although on the 2017 and 2016 Standard T's the volume push/pulls are NOT coil splits thay are coil taps. I think the same goes for the 2015 Gibson Standards. I have a 2015 Gibson Les Paul classic but it's set up differant than the 2015 Standards. My 2015 Classic has Coil Splits on both volume knobs but it only has 1 tone knob that is not a push/pull and in place of the missing tone knob it has a 15db boost togle switch. I love the neck on my 2015. How do you like the neck on the 2015 standard?
  23. The case is the oddest thing. Why is a Gibson Les Paul Custom in an infamous 2015 Gibson Les Paul USA Case? The 2015 line is the year most people hated (not Me). Other than they don't have the original case,I don't get the custon in a 2015 usa case...
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