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  1. Never -- even my 40-year-old SG Standard has never needed it. On the topic of humidity, this may sound stupid, but I had a small fish tank where my guitars are that I could not keep the fish alive, so I decided to bring it back to life but with just live plants instead of fish it because I don't kill the plants ... and it still looks cool with all of the rocks, lighting, features in it, etc. Anyway, it has come to act like a great humidifier ... keeps my guitars happy in the Colorado aridness (less work and annoyance than a true humidifier). An unexpected bonus ...
  2. This is my first time back since Feb or March. I came to find that the time I spend here is better spent with a Les Paul in my hands instead of a keyboard. I am just going to pop in every now and again to see what is up ...
  3. I saw them back in the day (early 1980s) numerous times under their alter-billing "Soft White Underbelly" in super small venues . Back then, they were ferociously good live with so many great songs. They are still one of my favorite bands. The new stuff is okay, but I honestly wish it was a little better. The Who's most recent album was surprisingly good (once you remove a couple of filler tracks); I am hoping that BOC hits that same upper tier.
  4. The T60 was a well-made solid guitar ... as I recall anyway.
  5. Thanks, Captain Obvious. Hopefully you didn't spend too much time researching that. Maybe time for some decaf, eh?
  6. Wow. I hope that we ALL are playing for fun. LOL
  7. Before there was a Custom Shop, I always thought of a "Custom" as being only a model, a model that was above a "Standard" and which included (at a minimum) gold hardware, 3-ply binding including the headstock, and the split diamond.
  8. Chasing the perfect guitar solo ... When I am not playing regularly, that perfect solo gets much farther away. Playing regularly keeps me much closer than not.
  9. I have two fairly nice non-Gibson guitars that each had their own myriad of setup issues which have resulted in each of them being overly neglected. So I went through and resolved both guitars' issues including fixing a number of fret-edge and dead-fret issues which is definitely pushing the envelope of my limited skillset. Along with a number of other setup tweaks, I also changed strings on both of them, and then intonated them. One of them is my only P-90 guitar, and that led to ripping on that one for quite a while -- restoring my neglected relationship with P-90s. I was pretty happy with myself as I am far from being as knowledgeable as some of the luthiers and near-luthiers in this forum.
  10. I think your guitar looks awesome. Going for a 70s look is especially cool as it really provides some uniqueness. And ... yes, definitely black over cream for the pick-guard. If you do go the pick-guard route, post some more pics. I know that I would love to see it.
  11. I think it was the now-defunct Traditional model that was non-weight-relieved which was supposed to be like an old Les Paul. But the Trad Pro was different than that which was intended to be like a "modified old Les Paul" model and also sold only through Guitar Center. There were lots of variants of the Trad Pros, but I thought they all shared: antique binding, 60s neck, uncovered zebra pickups, high-gloss top with satin sides/back, PLEK setup, coil taps, and 9-hole weight relief (non chambered). Then the different Trad Pro model (depending on which variant) came with different top-shelf Gibson pickups, flame or plain maple top, passive or battery-boost, regular Grovers or locking Grovers, MoP logo or sticker, and (on some) the ability to select the specific coil when in coil-tap mode. With the brand-new Trad Pro V out this year, this current edition comes in two flavors: satin plain top or flame top (and separated by a shocking $700 in price) , and both with new "Tradbucker" pickups which reek of a cost-cutting cheaper pickup instead of the previous major model pickups previously offered. I have a 2010 Trad Pro so that is why I know more details about this model than I do other Les Paul models. But that is how I see it anyway ...
  12. So, the new studs are for the ABR bridge, correct? You changed knobs and added pickup covers, too ... correct?
  13. I remember seeing a Joe Walsh interview -- not on this topic exactly, but that he is finicky about having the tailpiece and bridge both as low as possible down to the guitar. He said that he feels that they flex a bit when they are not all the way down to the body. He also said the the best examples the way he likes it is in original '59 Les Pauls, and the Gibson replicas are still not the way he wants it even though he said he has specifically tried to work with Gibson directly to get it right "but even they could not recreate it properly".
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