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BluesKing777

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Can't figure out if you're more in love with the Nikon or the Gibson.

 

Love that old guitar, though. Can you pop out those screws and glue in a couple of dots already?

 

Capo, capo, capo for the fingers. Great for finding those easy singing keys. The neck on my L0 has a little dip/twist just beyond the nut. Looks like a steam job is needed. My truss rod nut is dun tightened to the last turn, and my luthier has disappeared.

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Thanx guys.

 

 

Yep those luthiers will clear out at this time of year - probably down in NC near Rod, or Florida.....Bahams, Virgins.......AUSTRALIA!,,,,,,,,

 

Guitar Love is way ahead of camera love, even though the camera is new and fun.

 

 

And I am not going to 'pop' anything out as everything else may pop out with it.

 

My capo of choice recently has let me down - it is putting the L-0 severely out of tune, and my older capos are worse. Will have to stump up for that Paige that never came in a mail disagreement....

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Yep,a lot of mojo in that bad boy, would love a fiddle. One qeustion BK - is it just the angle or is the action ridiculously high and almost no saddle ? Is a neck reset imminent ?

 

btw: I did a visit to Twang Central and they still had the 43's and 46's SJ's along with a 36' J-35. Played them all and while they all sounded stellar and magical the GAS monster didnt appear this time as I reckon the 43' LG-2 has filled the banner Gibson tone thirst.

 

Was also amazed how similar the 52' SJ sounded to my Aaron Lewis SJ, which was a 51's SJ replica. 90% of the tone was identical with the 52's SJ having a bit more looser bass and slightly sweeter highs from the aging process.

 

I was pretty happy with with myself must say.

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Yep,a lot of mojo in that bad boy, would love a fiddle. One qeustion BK - is it just the angle or is the action ridiculously high and almost no saddle ? Is a neck reset imminent ?

 

btw: I did a visit to Twang Central and they still had the 43's and 46's SJ's along with a 36' J-35. Played them all and while they all sounded stellar and magical the GAS monster didnt appear this time as I reckon the 43' LG-2 has filled the banner Gibson tone thirst.

 

Was also amazed how similar the 52' SJ sounded to my Aaron Lewis SJ, which was a 51's SJ replica. 90% of the tone was identical with the 52's SJ having a bit more looser bass and slightly sweeter highs from the aging process.

 

I was pretty happy with with myself must say.

 

 

 

Glad you got out of Twang intact, EA.

 

 

Did they have any......thing....errrr....gulp......interesting? Don't tell me.

 

 

The L-0 is in a place that the guitar guy put it for me - just working until it has the neck reset, new frets or new neck or new body and new tuners and new saddle and.....there is nothing left.

The moral being if I want to play a new neck, I have a few spare guitars.....

 

So this one stays as is - good for the blues face! Sounds great though and I may save up for a L-0 in top nick.

 

 

BluesKing777.

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I took a few more, well actually a real lot, photos of my 1937 Gibson L-0 - for those interested in photos, I used my 35mm F1.8 lens in natural light by a window.....

 

 

The Hound knows exactly what we are talkin' about - does this face say it all?:

 

 

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And a HUGE warning to new photogs - don't EVER, EVER, EVER use the lens I mentioned above to take the WIFE or Girlfriend or boyfriend or any person you like!

 

A great lens for guitars, even though the first pic has made the strings look purple (Chromatic aberrations), but a dreadful, dreadful lens for portraits - shows every wrinkle and defect and your life could be over when showing them the lovely pic you just took! The poor dog, who I should rename 'Patience' looks about 10 years older!

 

 

Stick to guitar pics with it! Thought I had better mention it....

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Here is a couple of photos of my 1976 metal body Dobro.

 

A friend asked me if I still had it the other day, and the Boss will always pick this guitar if I ask her which guitar I should use for a tune to play her....

 

 

Apart from a wonderful sound, here's why:

 

 

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BluesKing777.

 

 

 

I have been rotating various guitars to practice with for a session, then haul it out to take it's picture!

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