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Hi all,

 

I just bought a Les Paul Studio Faded guitar from guitar center. I am a new guitarist and this is my first guitar, so please excuse me if this question is naive.

 

The guitar is amazing but I have a question about the pickguard. The part that is closest to the bridge pickup doesn't sit flush against the guitar - it sits about a quarter of an inch off the guitar (i.e. I can push it down 1/4 inch to touch the guitar). Is this supposed to sit that way?

 

Also, the folks at Guitar Center say that there is no reason to set up the guitar - that it is all done perfectly at Gibson. Is this right or do I have o get them to check it?

 

 

Thanks so much,

 

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Hey there welcome to the forums!

 

The pickguard should be in the position you described. this is because of the mounting bracket.

and about the setup, the folks at guitar center are being lazy. yes it is properly set up at the

gibson plant, but things tend to get adjusted in shipping, so tell them the boys at the GIBSON FORUM

told you to get it set up.

hope this helped.

 

Beast [biggrin]

 

By the way:

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we here at the forums like to celebrate new guitar days [thumbup]

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Thanks and thanks for the welcome. I will go back to the guitar center guys - I never trust them but there prices are always the best when they run sales!

 

And how did you know I would have a picture! Here it is.

 

 

quote name='TehBeast' timestamp='1298937636' post='873415']

Hey there welcome to the forums!

 

The pickguard should be in the position you described. this is because of the mounting bracket.

and about the setup, the folks at guitar center are being lazy. yes it is properly set up at the

gibson plant, but things tend to get adjusted in shipping, so tell them the boys at the GIBSON FORUM

told you to get it set up.

hope this helped.

 

Beast [biggrin]

 

By the way:

youforgot.jpg?t=1298937795

we here at the forums like to celebrate new guitar days [thumbup]

 

 

Thanks so muc.

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ah yes. this question comes up a lot from newbies. its fine.

just above the text box, there some small icons, click the 3rd from the left

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and it will ask for a link. when you have your picture, it is best to upload it to an image hosting site.

like photobucket or imageshack. then when you are viewing it on the site, right-click then click "View Image"

the it should take you to a blank screen with only the picture. copy the url of the picture and paste

it into the box that popped up when you hit the picture icon. after that, SHABAM! yo've got yourself a picture [thumbup]

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dude..the is one solid slab of mahogony. right on. we here love mahogony.

 

gratz and welcome.

 

we all here like to try and act cool. we might even buy a super fancy gibson to be cool. but i gotta tell you, for a first guitar, to be not just a gibson, but THAT gibson, we wanna hang out with you.

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And as to the amp!! That little one is cute to carry on vacation [laugh] but I have been using my 12 year old son's Kustom Solo 16DFX - but I am going to need one of my own (I can't keep practicing in his room). His Schecter Diamond is always plugged in and he is always practicing a new riff.

 

I play mostly in my bedroom, so I don't need that loud, just the best sound I can get for my new awesome guitar. And I blew all my money on the gibson, so I need 'affordable'

 

Any suggestions?

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Hmm...

 

maybe you dont need an amp at all for now...

Vox make a headphone "mini amp"

it works like a cabinet... so with the right converter ($5 maybe in the US?) you could play it out into normal ipod headphones.. or just get a 6.3mm pair of headphones

of course these mini amps also have mini cabinets that you could buy if you wanted an out loud sound..

 

Check it out yourself:

http://www.voxamps.com/us/amplug/

 

also i saw a nice Vox 30 watt amp for about £80 (englandLAD) that had much more options than my £150 Marshall MG30DFX

for name and distortion sound Marshalls are though to be the best, but Vox's are a closer second in my opinion

 

again i live in england so i dunno what you guys in the US are used to paying for equipment but i know that my SG was £1000 or $2000 on the gibson website..

 

good luck and dont rush into buying anything :)

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I play mostly in my bedroom, so I don't need that loud, just the best sound I can get for my new awesome guitar. And I blew all my money on the gibson, so I need 'affordable'

 

Any suggestions?

 

Vox VT30. They're on sale now at Guitar Center for $159. I have one and it's great.

Tube, 10" speaker, 30 watts, models any amp, full effects. Great for home use and

loud enough when you get together with friends and feel like rocking.

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