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About johntrem

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  • Birthday 04/28/1952

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  1. That's lovely. I'm jealous.
  2. The method I use which has always worked well is using two teaspoons, one under each side of the knob, for leverage, and pushing up on the knob.
  3. Must agree with you 100% here. Some really absurd and ridiculous guitars have come from Gibson in the last decade or so, with absurd and ridiculous price tags to match.
  4. Sometime later I sent the serial number to Epiphone with my query, they told me according to their records this guitar has a honeyburst finish. Just glad it doesn't look like standard honeyburst. Wouldn't have bought it.
  5. If either Epiphone or Gibson toggle caps are too large, what I do is put some wraps of plumber's teflon tape around the threads of the toggle switch then put the cap on. I've done it more times than I can remember. Works fine. If too small I use a small, round jeweler's file to enlarge the hole in the cap.
  6. For polishing I use Meguier's Scratch X 2.0. Granted, I initially bought it to use to eradicate some scratches I inadvertently put on a guitar while making a repair but I discovered that it does a great job as a polish and protectant. I usually put on 2 to 3 coats. Wonderful stuff.
  7. Very true that Gibson designed a lot of iconic guitars,...but they designed a lot of very stupid ones as well, that no one wanted.
  8. After more checking, I retract my previous opinion and am inclined to agree with you. I guess it's bourbon. Thanks.
  9. Don't know about an LP but the Bonamassa Firebird neck is a baseball bat.
  10. I think Mr. Rev 6 may be Orville Gibson's illegitimate great, great, great grandson. He's miffed because he was stiffed out of the family dynasty.
  11. Never heard of bourbon burst. After checking out some examples I don't think so. Mine is actually red near the edges fading to an amber in the center. If I post another photo of it in sunlight it's very apparent. I'll just have to wait for the sun to come out.
  12. Anyone care to venture a guess as to what finish my '04 Epi Plus Top Standard is? When I bought it the finish was labeled Honeyburst. Doesn't look like any Honeyburst I've seen (which I don't honestly care for). To me it looks mostly like Desertburst. Any ideas?
  13. As a Beatle freak bordering on zealotism I feel Casinos should be sunburst or natural. But then again, I'm a zealot.
  14. Epiphone might say that but it varies mightily. My '04 LP Standard has a '60's slim taper neck. I recently played a Joe Bonamassa Firebird. Talk about a baseball bat.
  15. I've heard varying opinions having to do with removing the wax on potted humbuckers versus not removing it. I've read that removing the wax can bring the pickup to life, opening it up and improving the tone. The opposite side says that you'll end up with a squealing, uncontrollable feedback monster. Any opinions, exprience?
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