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  1. Hello all, wanted to pick your brains on an issue with my guitar. Firstly, I have a 335 2015 model and it has a hum that comes from it when I am not making contact with any of the metal components or strings. When I make contact with them, the hum vanishes. I have been told this is normal but wanted to check this. Secondly, the volume controls don't seem to be equal. What I mean by this is if I set the volume to 10 on both neck and bridge, the volume is about the same on both no matter which I select. If I put volume to 6 on bridge and 6 on neck. Their is a discrepancy between the volumes. The neck pickup is still loud and audible, the bridge pickup however can barely be heard. It is still audible but at least 70% quieter. What could be causing this? Thanks so much.
  2. Hello all, I have a question. I am new to the ES-335 and have been used to Fenders my whole life and acoustics. I have noticed with my 2015 ES-335 that when I slide, especially on the G,B,E higher strings It feels like my fingers continuously hit the frets. I have seen it described as "Speed bumps" and it generally makes sliding quite difficult. What could be causing this? Is it simply poor technique? or does it sound as though it could be something more? While on the subject of frets, I also get a scraping type sound when bending as the strings rub along the fret. The guitar is a 2015 and was recently set up and the tech said all looked okay. I am starting to wonder if I need a new tech. Strings on it are Elixirs, been on there about 2 months and don't show any sign of rusting. Any advice? Thanks!
  3. Thank you all for your responses! I truly appreciate it.
  4. Hey everyone, I posted this in the Memphis forum and realised I had posted it wrong. I love this forum so far and I have asked a few questions and had. nothing but great responses. So here is one more for the experts. My 335 is only a few years old, it's 2015 and is a sunburst finish. It is covered in fine swirls. Similar to what you find on a car after it has been trough those automatic car washes one too many times. I have tried Gibson restorative finish polish, guitar scratch remover and virtuoso on it. These improved it slightly but it is still very bad. Seems the previous owner must have not taken great care of it. Aside from the swirls, there's no dents, chips or scratches though. Any suggestions on taking care of these swirl marks? I should note in natural daylight they are no visible it seems to be artificial light that brings them out. Maybe I'll have to live with them! But any suggestions would be great :)
  5. Hey everyone, I love this forum so far and I have asked a few questions and had. nothing but great responses. So here is one more for the experts. My 335 is only a few years old, it's 2015 and is a sunburst finish. It is covered in fine swirls. Similar to what you find on a car after it has been trough those automatic car washes one too many times. I have tried Gibson restorative finish polish, guitar scratch remover and virtuoso on it. These improved it slightly but it is still very bad. Seems the previous owner must have not taken great care of it. Aside from the swirls, there's no dents, chips or scratches though. Any suggestions on taking care of these swirl marks? I should note in natural daylight they are no visible it seems to be artificial light that brings them out. Maybe I'll have to live with them! But any suggestions would be great :)
  6. Thank you all so much for your detailed responses! I truly appreciate it.
  7. Hi all, Pretty simple question, are these lines normal on my 335 neck? I bought it used. There are symmetrically on both sides. I assume this is where the headstock connects the neck, but I wanted to check. Thanks so much :) http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll12/timmilesacoustic/image1_zpsolsksslv.jpg http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll12/timmilesacoustic/image3_zpsny0gdmxl.jpg http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll12/timmilesacoustic/image2_zpsbzcoe3yc.jpg
  8. Hello all! I have recently bought my very first Gibson guitar. I bought a lefty 2015 ES-335. The guitar is beautiful, but having been used to Strats and tele's for the last 10 years, it is a huge change. My questions pertain to the sustain of the guitar and the general sound of it. I am familiar with how they sound, but I am finding my guitar has little sustain, especially when you pass the 12th fret. It has the 335 classic woody sound, but I am so used to the singing sustains of the Strat and Tele, I wasn't quite expecting the 335 to be so incredibly different. Should this guitar have good sustain? Or is it supposed to be this way? It can also often sound muddy and bassy, again, to my ear. I had it set up and Elixir Nanowebs 10's put on it. Any suggestions would be appreciated! :) Tim.
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