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Everything posted by Dub-T-123

  1. Had to give you a +1 for that
  2. Is that what they said before it was the heroin that made everyone good?
  3. I’m thinking the amp is a pile TBH Over the years I’ve found that the cheapest, worst piece of gear will always have a ton of positive reviews by inexperienced players who are thrilled to hear any sound at all. Their guitar is probably out of tune and they’re probably chunking out the worst cover of Heartbreaker you’ve ever heard but they think they’re hearing glorious rock n roll. Then you look at a higher quality, more expensive amp and it will have more mixed reviews. It’s better but the people reviewing it tend to be more discerning and critical of shortcomings. Always use your ears..
  4. Dunno if it’s just me but that sounds like shiit 🤮 Maybe it’s just the way it was recorded but that is a limp sounding attack, dull high end, and terrible reverb. The 2 EQ knobs and reverb seem to be added on to impress the customer with how many knobs there are rather than adding useful sounds. I stopped watching the video once he kicked on distortion pedals but even for the price seems like a waste of money
  5. Those Ibanez are nice guitars. Congrats! The burst on that 339 looks worse than most chinese guitars. Ya screwed up boys just paint the whole thing black
  6. That’s more than you need to spend unless you want to replace the switch and jack. I believe the Gibson will come stock with the same Switchcraft switch and jack. I’ve bought from the art of tone on eBay and he has CTS pots in 5% tolerance and will ship it with orange drop caps. The stewmac ones are 10% which is still good for pots
  7. Thanks for the info Steve. Your description of the sound does make me wonder how much could be improved by changing the pots to 500K. That ebony fretboard looks really nice
  8. How does this one stack up against the others? Anyone else ever notice how different various tv yellow finishes from Gibson are? Some are really translucent and lighter and some are really opaque and yellow
  9. 😬 I don’t drink coffee or anything with caffeine. Sorry man!
  10. What are you looking for in an amp? I used to have a small crate and it was so good to get a better amp
  11. It was great to hear your opinions on these, especially since you have two to compare. That gold top is so nice looking! You’re not helping my newfound p90 LP GAS
  12. It’s out of necessity because remember the BB doesn’t have F holes That is a sweet looking 335
  13. We need pics!! This is the gold top or black one? Hope it exceeds your expectations
  14. My Tele is my favorite non Gibson for sure. Somehow I’m just not into Strats (even though I have 3)
  15. Thanks I’ve been thinking kinda the same thing with the Ric. I’m torn cause I love everything about it except the neck and that really deters me from wanting to grab it most of the time As always I wish you could come over and check out the guitar yourself. Which reissue had you tried? I’m really trying to focus on improving my playing with this guitar. So far it’s working great in that I feel like I’m making small steps forward which is significant for me since I’ve felt a bit stagnant. Just trying to force myself to learn songs that I know are too hard for me where I’m at 😛
  16. It looks crazy. The way it feels and sounds I won’t hesitate to say it is my new favorite guitar. I don’t want to put it down. Definitely agree that Gibson feels best. The neck shape is perfect for the left hand. The angle the neck meets the body at puts the strings in a better position for my right hand as well. Small differences that make it feel like a nice sofa vs a folding chair
  17. Glad you were able to find a replacement! What’s the ETA on that ol boy?
  18. I gotta come back and say surprisingly no I actually feel more excited about the guitar each time I open the case and pick it up. If anything I like the guitar more now than the day I got it! Actually the LP is making me reconsider the redundancy of my non Gibson guitars. I could see myself selling the Ric and a Strat to get maybe a Gibson with P90s or something I don’t wanna sound like a Gibson fanboy but I think since I’ve done almost all my guitar practicing on the SG, there’s something about that Gibson feel that I bond with. When I pick up a Strat I just can never get into it. The Ric is great but the neck is just too wide and flat for my hand it starts to cramp after a while
  19. That is unbelievable... so sorry to hear that I was excited to come read your post saying you got it
  20. They must have because I can’t find it. But seriously yes they do
  21. I want to give you guys the aforementioned “complete skippy” but I’m not sure where to begin Aesthetically the guitar is a 10/10. It is flawless and as far as I can tell looks identical what you’d think a brand new ‘59 would look like. The case is actually really nice in person but you can see that the guitar is supported by the neck in the case. There is a big gap between the back of the guitar and the bottom of the case around the neck joint area. The tuners seem to be able to hit the sides of the case somewhat so I’d be worried about it taking an impact in that case The neck of the guitar is beautiful. The fretboard binding is thinner than Im used to on my Standard SG which gives a little more space to the E strings. The side dot inlays are tortoiseshell which have a beautiful translucent quality that really looks nice when you’re holding the guitar. The fretboard is beautiful dark rosewood and the inlays are beautiful. The Gibson inlay on the headstock is sortof a gold bubbly looking material that looks extremely nice and way cooler than the MOP on my Standard SG. The headstock veneer is noticably thinner than my SG and somehow the headstock shape just looks a little more “correct” or something. Tuners are drilled in a nice straight line and feel tight and accurate. They didn’t install any tuner crooked which really pleases me The feeling of the neck is harder to describe but Wildwood includes measurements of the neck thickness at the nut and 12th fret which helped me choose this one. The thickness of this one is pretty much between the avg 60s and 50s spec and feels awesome. It’s substantial but fast. My hand doesn’t cramp up with this neck and you can do any extreme bend with ease and no problems. The nut appears to be bone and is just perfectly cut. I’m not sure how much Wildwood altered this if at all but it is as good as it gets. The string spacing is absolutely ideal and gives the neck a precise and accurate feel The fretwork is flawless. It looks beautiful and has no buzzes or weak spots or anything weird. Just flawless. The woods themselves have beautiful chatoyance and grain. The maple has mineral streaks and all that. The ‘hog is beautiful and light weight. Plucking a single string causes the body to resonate with more power than I’ve experienced on another guitar. You feel the whole guitar resonate with each note. I have to say this resonant quality is so noticeable it makes me wonder if there’s really something to the hide glue construction. The pickups are just magical. I don’t know how much of the sound is the guitar and how much is the pickups but this thing sounds punchy, clear, powerful, smooth, articulate, blah blah. It sounds ridiculously good. Just more punchy and bold and clear than my SG with $$$ BareKnuckle pickups. The action of the pots is super smooth and effective. I plugged into my 5e3 bright channel 1 somewhat cranked and the LP will go from Kenny Burrell to the Stooges without touching the amp. And each sound is GOOOOOD Overall I don’t think there is anything negative to be said about the quality of the guitar. If I had to point out a negative it would be that I don’t have a lot of confidence in how much the case will protect the guitar. If I find a negative aspect of the guitar I’ll let you guys know but my overall opinion is that 2020 Gibson Custom Shop seems to have set the bar higher than ever before. This guitar was dated mid/early March 2020 btw so most likely the actual build took place before quarantine etc took effect in the US
  22. Thankyou Steve and Chris!! I am finding myself just lost in this guitar. I am kindof stunned at how much I love it right away. It feels like magic. I actually think this may be the best guitar I’ve ever played. Gibson has done such a great job on this I am just blown away
  23. I think I’m in love 😍🥰 I’m gonna go back to playing but wow I am so impressed with Gibson Custom Shop in 2020 this is just awesome
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