Re: What's the deal with PCBs?
The only valid complaint I could think of is ease of changing PUS. It's only easy if the replacements come with the same Connectors which rarely is the case. So you have to deal with the PCB by either recovering the old PU connectors, buying new equivalent connectors and tooling to crimp the pins/sockets or removing the connector mates on the PCB and soldering the wires directly onto the pads. or of course totally rewire the guitar in PTP wiring , removing the PCB altogether. From Gibson's point of view it reduces human error.
If you can keep your head while all about you lose theirs,.... you obviously haven't grasped the situation!!
2010 CS 50th Aniversary R0 V2 from Guitar Works
2012 CS R8 Iced Tea from Eddie's Guitars
2010 CS R7 Gold Top from Eddies's Guitars
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