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  1. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!!!
  2. Hello, I have a question regarding the Gibson registration cards that need to be sent in 15 days after purchase... I did fill out and send my registration cards in (late by a few months). My question is this: Will Gibson send me any feedback (snail mail or email) that they have received and processed my information? Otherwise is there a way I can verify they have received and processed my information? Thanking you in advance...
  3. Well that seems to have done it. I took the guitar back to the luthier and even though when I got there, for reasons that I can not explain, it was almost impossible for me to reproduce the problem... But after a while he was able to hear and understand what I was talking about. He told me that it is due to the fact that my strings are old (they are still the ones from the factory which should be over a year old now). I had bought new strings but have not had the time off, to work them in, until now... Also, he added some friction removing lubricant on the bridge saddle which immediately resolved the issue. So that's it people... If your guitar starts popping and clicking when bending strings more than a full tone, either change your strings or add some friction removing lubricant or both. Merci beaucoup, tout le monde.
  4. Hi, Thanks for the feedback. Yes it is new. I also just had it setup by a luthier who tightened or loosened the truss rod (not sure which) and then I started hearing it. The thing is I can't be sure this problem wasn't there before the "setup" as I only had it for a week. Thanks
  5. Hi everybody, Sorry to bother you but I have a little problem that I have never experienced before. It seems that when I bend any of the top four stings (d to e) on my ES-330, I feel and hear a weird clicking and popping sound. I believe that I have narrowed it down to the bridge saddle but I don't know how to eliminate it. Can it be the truss rod is too tight? Can it be the strings need to be changed? Do I need to lubricate it with a pencil? Should I just bring it to a luthier or is this something I can fix myself? As you can understand, this has started to drive me a little nuts... Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
  6. And the final results are in!!! . . . . Many thanks to all who gave their 2 cents :-) . . . . . The official winners are Twang Gang and kidblast! . . And of course the unofficial winner has to be saturn!!! . . . Thanks for playing
  7. I managed to find a Marshall JCM 600 tube amp for 350 euros but it is a 1997 model. It seems to be in very fine shape, as it was sheltered by its cover for years... Do you think it's worth it? How much would it cost to replace the tubes on this thing? How long do tubes usually last before replacement is required?
  8. Congrats!!! I still remember the day I brought home my first Les Paul. Enjoy!!!
  9. Hi everyone, Here is a riddle for you. How many guitars does a guitar player need? *Hint the answer is not just one.
  10. Don't forget, everything happens for a reason. It might just be the best thing that has happened to you but you just don't know it yet! Sometimes it takes years, even decades to understand the reasons behind certain events in your life. :-)
  11. kidblast, The DSLs have changed a bit but most importantly they are now made in China and not England. And I did try to make a deal but they wouldn't budge off the sticker price. Sweetwater doesn't help me as I am currently not in The USA. The shipping and import fees would be through the roof. The closest main distributer to me is in Germany (https://www.thomann.de/gb/index.html). When I chat with these dudes, I need to google translate English to German otherwise the won't even answer me... And they only have the made in China models... It's kinda like... if you want it, pay for it, otherwise take your ball and go home! :-)
  12. sparquelito, You are not alone! We are here with you!! You have provided some pretty sound advice. What I found out later and it's the one thing that bugs me now is the store told me the amp was manufactured in 2013 and is now discontinued. The part that bugs me is they stopped making that amp in 2008. That means it has been sitting as a Demo model for at least the last 11 years and they want to sell it to me as NEW... Is it better if a tube amp is sitting slightly unused? Would you agree that it should be sold as new or slightly used? Should I just take it and ask no questions? Wmachine, I like the way you think! As a matter of fact I was trying out a Marshall JVM205H with a 2x12... The Joe Satriani model though is not available at my current location. They even had the Marshall JVM205C (combo)... The thing is, when they ask me what guitar I would like to test out the amp with, I always tell them to give me the cheapest guitar in the store. A shitty amp will make a shitty guitar sound shitty! A greaet amp will make a shitty guitar sound great! :-) In the back of my mind, the JCM DSL401 still sounded better than the JVMH.
  13. Hi everyone, Thanks a lot for the input!!! I just want to say that I am hesitant to pick up any used equipment. I have had some bad experiences in the past and now I prefer to buy only new and know exactly what I am dealing with as opposed to dealing with major and or intermittent problems at the most inconvenient and important moments. Having said that, I have had a number of Fender amps in the past, both tube and solid state as I was a huge Fender guy. Until that one day, when I brought home my first Les Paul. That day changed everything for me. The intolerable quacking sounds of my Stratocaster had in an instant, become a thing of the past as the quack was replaced by what seemed like a punch in the teeth, coming out of that Les Paul. Soon after, all my Fender guitars became strictly backup gear to be used only in case of emergency! But I digress... Getting back on point, with technology advancing the way it has and all the amps that have modelling capabilities now, I was thinking of trying something different than Fender. A few days ago, I plugged in a low end Aria guitar ($160) and initially tried some different models Orange, Vox, Line 6, Yamaha etc... and one solid state Marshall, I was seriously depressed at the sound, all the while wrongfully blaming the guitar for the low quality sound I was hearing. Because when I plugged in this Aria guitar, into the Marshall JCM DSL 401 tube amp, my jaw hit the floor at the sounds being produced. All of a sudden, this low end guitar was sounding better than “Lucille". I just couldn't believe how this guitar came to life and sang like a choir of angels through this amp. Needless to say, I had to control myself to immediately not shell out the asking price and instead forced myself to keep it together, regroup, do some research and come back better informed. After searching the internet for several days and looking at the models available, I believe I have narrowed it down to a Marshall tube amp. The question has now become combo or head and cab? I don't really care about transport or cost or how it would look on stage... I play mainly rock & roll classics from the Beatles to Led Zep and Pink Floyd, Hendrix to Clapton right up to the hits of today. As I am going to be stuck with this purchase for a while, I'd like to be sure I make the right choice... The question has become; Is there a reason not to choose Marshall and if not, then combo or head & cab? Any ideas, comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  14. Hi, I just picked up an ES-330 and I guess it's time to look at a new amp. What kind of gear have you got? Are you happy with it? What kind of amp would you recommend for the ES-330? Thanks for your feedback in advance!
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