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  1. I've seen the Gary Clark Jr video. If you pay attention, he has to tune his guitar twice. Once in the beginning, (even before the song starts and right after he uses the vibrola) and once again before one of his solos... In the end, I picked up a standard SG without vibrola... Thanks to everyone for their feedback!!!
  2. The Vibramate is an adapter that allows the Bigsby to use the pre-existing holes to be mounted to the guitar...
  3. Hi everybody, I am looking to buy a new guitar and I have been considering the 61 Gibson SG with SIDEWAYS VIBROLA and or MAESTRO VIBROLA. I do not have access to try these models because I can not find a music store in my area (small city in Europe) that has them in stock. I can only order them online from Germany or Italy and shipping back the guitar is minimum 100 Euros ~= 115 USD. I have seen some pretty bad reviews but I have never had the chance to try one myself. It has been said that the VIBROLAS work better with .10 or .11 strings... Does anyone have any experience with these things? Is one better than the other? Are they both crap? Should I just get a Bigsby? (I admit I am a little afraid of color damage to the guitar due to long term Bigsby installation...) Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Yeah... Thanks for that... In case you don't know, shipping from the USA to the EU costs much more than the parts. Does anyone know of any good EU sites?? Thanks
  5. Hi everybody, I am looking for a good site to purchase a new Truss Rod Cover for my SG and and a new Truss Rod Cover and Pick Guard for my Firebird. Anyone know of any good EU sites? Thanks
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. Congrats!!! I still remember the day I brought home my first Les Paul. Enjoy!!!
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