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  1. Thanks paddybrown, those are nice. I've also found a company called Obsidian Wire who builds similar PCB's. I was hoping to see if adding a Treble Bleed to the existing Gibson PCB was possible and how it's done. Thanks for your input.
  2. I've talked on here about pots and considered pulling out the PCB stuff in my Classic, but I'd also like to here any feedback on people keeping theirs. My main question would be has anyone ever put a Treble Bleed in on a PCB and if so, how? Did it fix the dullness/muddiness and loss of high end? Just looking for some thoughts here.
  3. Hmmm, the research I did with this subject yielded some different findings. I'll note that I fall into the tone chasing "tricks" and to be honest, I'll sometimes try them just to see if they're is anything to it, sometimes there is and sometimes there isn't. String wrapping over the tail piece is the result of the build structure of the guitar. I'll do my best to explain, but there are multiple YT videos from reputable sources that explain this way better than I can. First, it is said to get the best resonance from your guitar, the tail piece should be set all the way to the guitar so it sits right on it, to maximize the string/body vibrations ( insert tone chasing cliches here). Now, as a result of the angle created by this coming up to the bridge (and this depends on the guitars construction), sometimes the string will touch the edge of the bridge before it hits the actual saddle. This is not a good thing and can hinder the string from fully vibrating and ringing clearly, not to mention creating another edge that could cause string breakage. If the guitar is poorly constructed, you can't just "adjust" this out. Gibson has, for the most part, corrected this issue, but the older ones are what they are. I'll say that doing this does create a "looser" feel of the strings, but tonally except for clearing the string away from the bridge, I don't hear a difference. I'm no expert for sure and I'm not saying that my research should be taken for gospel, I'm just offering up what I've researched, tried and learned over the years.
  4. Hmmm, interesting. I may put some shielding tape on the back covers and see where that gets me as well. Thanks for the reply. Yeah, you would think. It's very weird and frustrating at the same time.
  5. I should also mention that there's a weird "static" noise when I'm touching the strings. It goes away when I touch the bridge or tail piece. I think I read about this happening to someone somewhere as well.
  6. I do stand corrected, thank you. It was 1990 that they were first introduced. After doing some research, it seems the 90-93 Classics were as nice as a '59' reissues.
  7. I believe the Classic series debuted in 2000. So, that is a first year model, nice.
  8. I have a question about pots. If I decide to gut my LP and go old school, which pot should I go with? I know I want 500k and I want to add a Treble bleed because I want to retain the high end as I role off the volume. Stew Mac sells actual Orange Drop caps with a treble bleed. I believe the Historic Audio pots that Gibson sells are considered very good, but are they any better than a normal CTS pot? Say like one from Emerson Custom? I realize the Gibson's are CTS, but didn't know if they'd be the better choice given what I'm looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. That's great to hear that you can still add a treble bleed to them, I'm not found of the taper the new 2019-20 boards have. The pots are 500k right?
  10. The new Original collection Standards are fitted with the cream plastic input jack plate. So, that's the new norm. I prefer the metal ones, but it still looks good.
  11. Daxman

    New LP issue

    Really looking forward to getting into the P90 vibe with the new TV Special, can't wait.
  12. Thanks capmaster. I'll have to find my multimeter and check that out.
  13. Thanks guys, it's just frustrating. I'll be taking to the dealer and have them take a look at it when this all blows over.
  14. Daxman


    I agree. Not sure Gibson paired those two pickup types together.
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