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Goldie

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  1. You'll get better(clean) tone if you drop the pickups about 1/4" (or more) below the pickups, unless you are in to overdriving the tone. If it's not loud enough, turn the volume control on the amp. On most of my hb equipped guitars the pickups are barely above the rings, just enough to balance them to each other.
  2. That is clearly not a rotary cut veneer top.
  3. The cuts are a little different than the traditional dc LP's.
  4. Theoretically. I have seen dog ear pu with mounting tabs on the base plate, which soap bars don't have.
  5. Rather than sanding through the shielding paint, slice a bit off with a sharp chisel, razor knife, or single edge razor.
  6. Haha, that was the first electric my parents bought me when I was 10!
  7. I suggest you start with all your tone knobs at 0. Then, with guitar in hand and plugged in with amp warmed up, start dialing in the treble, mid, and bass until you like it.
  8. You say the buzz is driving you nuts? Do you like the tone from the P90's? One suggestion is to get a good quality noise gate. Properly adjusted, they zero out the hum, and do *not* affect the tone or sustain to any noticeable level. I have been using an ISP Decimator with my 56GTRI for several years. As far as mini-hums, I think just about any of the aftermarket pu builders would be fine, but why not go with Gibson originals? Or, to throw in another suggestion, how about Firebird pu's? They are the same size as mini's, but are constructed a little differently, and having a little different tone.
  9. Have you tried turning the amp down, and the guitar up? When you "open up" the volume pot on the guitar, you get the full tone of the pick up. Rolling off the volume can have the effect of softening(muddy) the tone. Also, since you have P90 pu's, try raising or lowering the string poles in relation to the string. Closer= overdriving the sound, lower= cleaner tones.
  10. Yes, the graphite in pencils works fine. It's also the ideal shape to get it in to the slots too. If the string still binds after the graphite, you need to open the slot a little.
  11. Goldie

    SAGS!!

    'Tis easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask permission.
  12. Probably not a goof, and you can turn them one way or the other to get an extra 1/4" of adjustment.
  13. With ground off serial numbers, you have to assume it's stolen.
  14. All good stuff and correct thinking. I tune a little differently, but similar. On neck pu., but I pluck as close to normal as possible, tuning to that. Depending on the strength of the pu, I may roll the volume back a little so as to not drive the signal so hard. I like your idea off rolling off the tone to reduce overtones, but I think I'm getting that by backing off the volume. from Carverman; "What I also don't understand about these Gibson t-o-ms is why the saddles on the bass side have factory installed reverse angles to the treble side." They do that for the intonation. The casting is too narrow to have all the 'meat' of the saddle facing the same way. If you can't quite get the string intoned, you can turn them around and get another 1/8" of travel, providing the screws are long enough. They usually bottom out against the opposite side, but not always. Any groove I have is just deep enough to hold the string in place, and in that case I don't think it makes much difference about any back bevels(like in a nut).
  15. Check the solder joints on the pots. You should be able to tell if they are virgin joints or not. If not, you might want to pull a pu.
  16. By placing washers under the stop bar, you get the same effect as having it cranked all the way down.
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