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About Djhblues

  • Birthday 06/02/1952

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    Blues music, all guitar related stuff, amps, modern worship music and bass fishing!

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  1. I bought a 2015 Bourbon Burst model from CME in 2017. Paid what I considered a great price ($1440) for what was labeled as NOS. I also found a few small flaws, noticeable the same roughness of the f-holes, also some small bubbling of the nitros at the joint of the neck and body. Plays and sounds great though. I would not think your guitar is a fake.
  2. I've kind of put the guitar up because it bugs me so much to see it. I've been down the Youtube rabbit hole on scratch repair and watched a number of videos and reviews of this stuff, and may try it. Nitro is a whole different animal for sure. Got a luthier that Ive been going to for decades , and will get his opinion. Thanks for the reply.
  3. See attached; its nasty for sure.
  4. Hello all, I have a small but fairly deep scratch in the back of my ES-Les Paul. The finish is nitrocellulose. Has anyone had good success in repairing a scratch , and could recommend a product? Thanks in advance./ I can post a picture soon. I
  5. I would like to hear from players of Memphis ES guitars what their go to amp is? I'm sure we are all over the board on this, but the amp plays as much a part of the tone as our guitar.
  6. Beautiful guitar, mate. Enjoy! By the way, what's the rest of your rig? Curious what your go to amp is with this guitar?
  7. Rockdrummerzero, I pulled the trigger and bought the Kluson tuners last week and updated my ES-Les Paul. I have to say, Im a big fan of the them. They look great, and make swapping strings a breeze. I also find the tunning stability is much better. Replacing the bushings was a bit of a hassle. Although the original bushings looked the same as the new ones, I didn't want to chance it. I found a YouTube video that recommended a long 3/32mm socket to insert in the hole; just the right size to catch the edge o the bushing and reverse it out of the hole. Anyway, I highly recommend them.
  8. Once again, thanks to all. Lot of passion and opinions out there! Maybe Ill just save the vibrato for my strat (is that a bad word here?) Actually love my Fender Eric Johnson strat, if anyone is interested. I know the Bigsby looks good, but I think the Les Trem II is a viable option, and IMO looks all right. Easy on, easy off. the only issue is that it will probably not fit in the case. I've been using a Gator padded gig bag for all my guitars, and just swap out, depending on the guitar. I'll keep you guys in the loop if I pull the trigger.
  9. Really appreciate everyones response- and thanks for the attached pictures. Not ready to pull the trigger yet but I'm glad there are more than one option.
  10. Hey guys- I have an ES-Les Paul and have some interest in possibly adding a Bigsby or Bigsby type vibrato to the guitar. Has anyone installed an after market Bigsby (I believe B7 is the model for an ES-Les Paul). Im also interested to hear if anyone has installed another type of vibrato to an ES-Les Paul. Xtreme Long Tail Vibrato is another option that I have looked at and much cheaper than Bigsby, although some modification is required. Any comments would be appreciated as well as any pics you can add. Thanks!
  11. G Mac- the Music Man 112 RD is a great amp. I picked one up when I saw the one album cover of Clapton sitting on the couch playing through one. I used that amp for a long time. Great sound and sorry I got rid of it, although I went to '72 Vibrolux Reverb which I still have. I found another MM 112RD again, hoping to get the magic back from my original amp, but it just did not sound the same and ended up selling it. Twang Gang is right about the Twin- nothing like that amp. Its a beautiful sound when you play through that clean amp. I've had 2 of them. You always want to go back to that tone...Only problem is the weight.
  12. Hey, congratulations on the acquiring the ES-330. We could go on and on regarding an amp for that beauty. Im a Fender guy, so I always lean toward a Fender amp. Get the clean tone and build on that. Depending on your style and budget, there's a plethora of amps to choose from. I love the '68 Fender Custom Deluxe Reverb. Great tones out of both channels, while the custom channel is built to add an OD pedal. Ive played through my friends Fender Bassbreaker with my ES-Les Paul and the amp sounds great. Used of both amps are very affordable. Also love the Princeton. If Brit is more of your flavor, the Vox AC-15C1 sounds very nice and very affordable. High end? Morgan PR12 or Divide/13. Keep us in the loop on where you go with this.
  13. Hey Rockdrummerzero- any chance of posting a photo? I have the 2015 ES-Les Paul Bourbon Burst and have considered changing them out as well. Thanks
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