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About bubba_leon

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  1. I cut all the rubber off of stands with a sharp knife or razor. I wrap the the stand with cotton cloth until it's about as thick as the tubing. A bit more effort, but saves you a lot of trouble and heartache down the road.
  2. I remember you mainly cuz of your signature!
  3. There are several versions of the "hollowing out" process. Search Les Paul weight relief and you'll get all the answers you need. My recommendation would be be a Traditional. They are the LP Standard prior to 2008. IMO on par with anything made in the 90's. The 2013 models has no weight relief and have Kluson(Tone Pros) tuners and Sprague orange drop capacitors. It'll run you 250 smackers over your budget, but it's well worth it.
  4. Yeah I got it from Sweetwater. I think I saw yours on there several weeks ago. I waited until they got a new batch and picked this one out of 4.
  5. Thanks! The top sealed the deal for me. I had another choice with more dramatic flame, but the grain pattern plus the flame was too hard to pass up.
  6. I said I'd be back! Got it yesterday. 9lbs 5ozs.
  7. Sorry tried to edit my bad grammar an wound up double posting. Been awhile how do you delete a post??
  8. Wonder what ever happened to that dude. I'll definitely be posting more when the new LP arrives. Gonna send some g.a.s. y'alls way!
  9. It's been close to 3 years. I was hanging back when the big forum crash occurred, everyone lost a bunch of posts. I think that was 2009. There was also some dude going on and on how someone should give him a Jimmy Page Les Paul for free. Rather amusing. 2010 - 2012 was rather busy, had a new band that abruptly ended in May of 2012. And, currently in a band that's probably going to end soon as well. Not having much luck! Theses days, my Les Pauls are my main squeeze LP Classic Goldtop, LP Traditional Pro Vintage Sunburst, and I have a 2013 Honeyburst Traditional coming later this month.
  10. Hello Everyone, it's been a few years since I've been active on this forum. I see a lot of familiar members and a lot of new ones as well. So just kinda re introducing myself. I'm down to two LP's with a third on the way. I promise to post pics when it arrives Take Care
  11. Traditionals are basically a pre 2008 Les Paul Standard.
  12. I love everything about the Traditional. They have my favorite pickups (57 Classics). I would say no guitar is ever perfect, but they are pretty close! Some say they are a bit heavy, but I don't mind. My current one (2009)is weight relieved at 10lbs. I have a 2013 on the way from Sweetwater and it's 9lbs 5 oz. and not weight relieved. Go Figure! Are you getting a 2013?
  13. Well only time will tell, I coated the skin with a special conditioner used for boots, belts etc. But I haven't put it to the test. I have to say snakeskin is pretty tough stuff. My lady gave me a cobra skin wallet for my birthday almost 3 years ago, and I tell you it's the toughest wallet I've ever owned.
  14. Right On guys. thanks for the input. I actually have a snakeskin strap,but it's more of "ice tea" color and looks great with this guitar. I have to agree it doesn't quite match, and I definitely agree it would look awesome with an ebony finish. I made a hat band for my friends black cowboy hat with this skin it it looks kickass. So I can only imagine what it would look like on an ebony LP. Now I have an excuse to get one!
  15. So I had an old pickguard lying around, and some leftover rattlesnake skin scraps from a previous project. So I got the idea to make a pickguard. Not sure how I like on my vintage sunburst, and the lady says it doesn't look good on the goldtop. So what do ya'll think?
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