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  1. Guitar is 1973 Gibson LP Deluxe. I have to either take off plastic knob or loosen it some from switches pole in order for it to lock into place for Treble play. I noticed not much thread of switch sticks out of body. Nut is barely on a few starting threads. [
  2. Happy Times! Good going. Play more and watch TV, ect less! I've been diligently learning only since Nov 2015. I started getting enthusiastic before last Thanksgiving timeframe after I sat few hours on an old acoustic that was in the house collecting dust... and I was trying to play "easy" guitar chords for song "Wish You Were Here". So once I did that song successfully enough in my 'book after a few hours I told myself I must learn. I've since gotten a few electric guitars, much equipment and books and apps. My wife got a bass and piano and we got other instruments around so all together help keep each other going... I've watched and practiced many a lesson on YouTube (learned a decent Hey Joe on Mahalo YouTube by Nikki O'Neill). I've settled in thru current on using Hal Leonard Guitar Method (my 'foundation books 1-2-3), Guitar Aerobics and Fretboard Freedom by author Troy Nelson (is somewhat advanced but I am 'trudging on with these Nelson books w/ positive results), Absolute Beginners Guitar (books 1-2; book 2 really fun beginner 'blues stuff... ). I rent Netflix Hot Licks and such...Again, those Hot Licks another that are pretty much too advanced for me... But I am now about ready and was just thinking earlier today I am going to begin learning a lil from the Warren Haynes Hot Licks video I have. I even bought a ~$30 guitar maintenance and set up book. I had an Epiphone LP-100, did my own set up (checked truss-luckily was good because I never adjusted one and still haven't, but I will..., but on the Epi' I changed strings, tuned intonation and tuned open tuning). I like my .009(for e)-.042 Super Light Elixir strings, but guARantEE someone gonna say not good for a beginner... but good for me. But I started with medium and although I am a beginner still... I like my 009s... Yep, but you can try 010 perhaps... Id say try few over a year then see each how is... I have one guitar I do keep medium strings on... (Gretsch Hollow body... but I next will try that w/ 010s'). You actually don't really buy so much though if not want. Library has free borrow for beginner books, ect. And Youtube, and online otherwise. Although apps and other means have digital, ect tuners, I'd get a tuner (I have more than most beginners would get- Polytune Clip and Petersen StroboPlusHD... I got that Petersen so when I do my intonation tuning ... and great Metronome on it was extra add on...). But there are like Snark brand or other brand tuners that clip on neck (~$15)... A metronome good to have also. String cleaner or at least a good cloth (have dedicated string cloths). Could get a cleaning kit so like next time like 6 months form now can oil fretboard, ect... Or lookup online can make your own cleaning/oiling stuff if you are adventurous, but Dunlop sells a set ~$21. Yes, if you not doing set ups yourself you should have guitar brought in and ask if can do free check just to see if---check if needs set up---... Essentially if truss is bowed right, if intonation is good... then all your need to do is tune it up open string like a Snark or using other methods you can read up on. $60 is 'steep for set up though even if a luthier or such tech has to adjust truss and intonation... I emailed a local artist and gave me recommendation for a private luthier and man is he good! I was gonna do my whole Godin SD myself, but whenI checked truss (string E or 6 on fretboard for 012 clearance from fret of 8th fret... truss was off... needed it bowed ...adjusted right... you can read up on...) so on my Godin I wasn't that brave and had the luthier show me the in's and outs ... he said cost $25 I gave him $40 happily. Check this: http://diystrat.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-to-set-up-gibson-les-paul-style.html I am starting to lineup bartering for lessons... I don't let a day go by since November that I haven't practiced at least some minutes a day, but since November most days and really since getting my electric guitars I practice from an hour, to two ---three hours... (really!). Yep, far as instruction books I just like my own books and I try learning all forms things from tabs, to music notation, ect Well, plenty to know and think about... Read book Music Lesson by Wooten (famous bass man)... Book taught me to let loose, get in groove...to not worry if miss the right note and that there are ten element's in music and notes only one of em... I do remember though before buying much any of the above that I read this entire web site and practiced some with it: http://www.guitar-skill-builder.com Cheers!
  3. Thank y'all for all the good info. I'll be using all the info one way or another no doubt. I've gotten various implements mentioned by many of y'all and using or to use those on other instruments. I will head the lessons told by y'all. For my Gibson Les Paul I ended up going with Gibson "Fatboy" Strap and Fender Strap Blocks (just like those Grosch washers). Well, this will stay the set up unless time tells otherwise... All seems good to go: strap really comfy/distributes weight takes much of the LP's load of my 'ole back, good tight slit/leather/rubber washers make for (I predict...) excellent security, all easy on/off and all looks fine. Much appreciated all the feedback! http://www.guitarcen...290447863839.gc http://www.guitarcen...locks-4-Pack.gc
  4. From what I read about every strap lock I have checked on all have vulnerabilities of unlocking unexpectedly. Seems there is no lock out there virtually 99% sure of not unlocking unexpectedly. So I'd say the better ones out there maybe 80% sure to remain locked, but I still don't like those odds. And again, those lock systems it seems then stick out too much for a good fit in the guitars case. So except for actually screwing the strap in with oversized washer seems no 99% guarantees of no fail. So yes, even a tight fit strap hole/slit over the guitar pin still no guarantees. But with me its all theory I hadn't actually yet tried any of the locks. I don't like the idea of unscrewing the stock pins to add a after market strap lock and then finding it has too much venerability of unlocking so then having to again try another one and I am afraid of eventually wearing out original stock screw hole. While looking for strap locks I did find decent ones like Shaller, Dunlop, Hennessy and more... But still I saw where those could end up coming apart when least expected. So also since my Les Paul is heavy, I was looking at those ergo type straps... Granted I do realize they look radical and well, not 'cool... But I am 57 and need a healthy back and neck so the added support of these ergo types is something i just researching... Also I saw the 'Jimmy Page leather chain type to add to my list above... I am going San Jose soon and I heard of a big store there maybe they have lots for me to try out... http://www.guitarshowcase.com Well, thank you for your info though, when I am at the store I will for certain also check out the Shaller and Dunlop locks and a comfy strap... Yep, I actually thinking I'd rather not go for those radical ergo type straps and a more traditional one that supports well enough... I have a strong enough back and neck... Well, now anyway... But yes, a comfy decent regular strap is probably good enough...
  5. I was checking straps for Les Paul online and saw this one: GruvGear DuoStrap Signature Ergonomic Double Strap. There is a complication I saw about it though that their regular duo strap model is for double cutaways and so needing an adapter option the same company sells for it for single cutaways. The adapter option which is a strap fits somehow across back side of body, so I am not even sure even with that adapter if the strap even it works on Les Paul. Anyone ever use one of these on Les Paul? http://www.gruvgear.com/duostrap-signature Also I saw these also... anyone knows anything about these on a Les Paul?: http://www.darestrap.com/guitar.html http://www.slingerstraps.com/harness-strap-guitar-strap.html Also if using any these 'ergo straps then I wonder about if needed then I'd have to install guitar locks to replace the stock pins... I see that all locks have issues one way or another save having one screwed in with large or such washer holding a strap in, but then strap stays unless screw out, no way I'd do that... Wear out the screw hole... Also even some 'almost guaranteed locks then sticks out and hard fit in case... A rocket goes to the moon, but a guitar strap yet to be made so it's easily taken on and off and one where it's at least almost 100% it won't slip off... On a Gretsch I have I use Levy like a $100 strap they have and the good strong and tight at slit/hole in the leather pretty much stays put... Well, I should say it never has spread where it's ready slip out... Well, but it is true my Gretsch has male screws sticks out from guitar body and female nut screws on it... Side note is I do realize I always need check my Gretsch strap ends make sure female side is threaded all the way to the body... But I can just tell that tight fit leather just doesn't spread much so pretty secure... I was looking at Gibson straps too and other brands too... Although I am sure the Gibson Switchblade is comfy, I just don't want strap to depend on the plastic locks... I checked online only the Slingshot, Fat Boy, Austin, Vintage Mod and Edge too and perhaps any those good for me, but not sure... Problem is I don't live in a 'big city where I can actually see the things... I may have to wait till I am in for example the Bay Area (SF, Cal area) it's about 3.5 hours away, I do go there now and then... I have bought a three inch wide Lakota Leather strap and its strong yet very flexible and made out of buffalo. Very good material! Thing is being very flexible/pliable makes it also easy to detach from either strap pins.. So all the good material in the world doesn't do any good if strap hole dislodges from guitar pin. I've been using the Lakota Leather strap with Grosch washers and luckily kind of frequently first I notice one the washers fall out so I catch it in time before strap dislodges... Before using the Grosch washers I saw my strap dislodge enough times on both ends to never trust it... Yep, since having those washers on too... the pressure of the actual strap dislodging was great enough to dislodge the washers first so I'd know strap was about to come off and so saving my guitar from falling to floor.
  6. wow, but not sure fits and anyway only one and $40 so no way for me ... but beauty and best material ever... why they stop good stuff like this, well I'll get my free replacement same stock one and hope someday stumble upon some old all metal one that fits... https://reverb.com/item/1482937-gibson-vintage-dome-knob-black
  7. These seem all metal... Color all gold, but it look AOK on sunburst... Need find a lead to these as a possibility these could be type I seek
  8. Saw these, I'm still checking though... Wish there was a place near me where I can actually walk in a place to see options, but on,y online. Well, maybe when I visit Bay Area are some stores... Yep, these though nice colors as in the black base keeps a good contrast while the gold top matches the sunburst color.... Just wanna see the construction material of these,,, http://www.grguitars.com/parts_5gibson.htm PRMK-020 set of 4 Gibson brand Fits USA full size pots 6 sets left Gibson brand top hat reflector cap style knob set. Black body, gold cap, black lettering. 2 tone, 2 volume. List $19 Gold cap is a very light color.
  9. For less than a month I've owned a Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Limited 50s neck color Vintage Sunburst. I just noticed the tone knob to back/bridge pickup broken inside. It works, but wobbly. I have no idea how it happen. I am pretty careful with it and never noticed bumping it or such. After I play it I always put it away in its case it came with ... a very decent and arched case. I have full coverage at store I bought it from for two years so I'll get another replacement. But I'd probably want to take all these stock knobs off anyway since I noticed its only thin plastic, I want ones more structurally sound. I'd want all black knobs or I'd be open to black with some metal showing or open to look at even all metal. Or if is plastic then dense plastic not this thin stock stuff. Any ideas much appreciated.
  10. For less than a month I've owned a Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Limited 50s neck color Vintage Sunburst. I just noticed the tone knob to back/bridge pickup broken inside. It works, but wobbly. I have no idea how it happen. I pretty careful with it and never noticed bumping it or such. After I play it I out away in its case it came with, a very decent and arched case. I have full coverage at store I bought it from for two years so I'll get another replacement. But I'd probably want to take all these stock knobs off for ones more structurally sound. These stock knobs are thin plastic. I'd want all black knobs or I'd be open to black with some metal showing or open to look at even all metal. Or if is plastic then dense plastic not this thin stock stuff. Any ideas much appreciated.
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