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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by JimmyAce2006, Jan 30, 2015.
Al tells me the original guitar weighs 9lbs, 9.6oz.........
that aint light - what a dog! lol
Weighed mine again, 8.8
I personally don't have issues with the weight of a guitar. For me I don't search out the light ones. I rarely even pay attention to weights when purchasing.
Like you if it sounds good then it sounds good. For me it seems most of the ones I feel sound the best and are keepers usually end up being around the 9lbs. range. Never understood why so many think the lighter the better. Tonally for my tastes the lighter ones usually don't cut it as keepers.
Light is good, especially for a rather large guy like me...
but there is no recommendation....its nice to pick up a lighter guitar sometimes.
see, they couldnt even get the weight right!
I must be older than many of the posters on this thread (I'm 50).
I can remember when we used to ADD mass to our guitars "for better tone".
At least that's what we believed to be true at the time.
Brass bridges, solid metals would replace the lighter stuff, heavy tone woods were chosen.
I have a built from parts strat style guitar I did when I was 17 (so 1982), and it's got a maple body that I specifically chose because it was heavy.
Times and opinions change. Technology impacts our understanding of things.
For me, a Les Paul balances better as it gets lighter, and my back appreciates lighter guitars more and more as I get older. I haven't weighed my #8, and I'm not sure I want to.
It feels light! If I weigh it and it comes in on the heavier side (say 9.5 lbs), will it effect my perception of it? Probably. Right now I'm really happy with the weight of #8. I Love everything about it (ok, the pick guard is flimsy and noisy), but I'll not go look for things to dislike on purpose, as I suspect they'll reveal themselves to me over time. At the moment I'm in 7th heaven. I've put all other LPs up for sale.
Well, I will add this....the two R9's (2011 and 2013) that I got to hand select the top and back on, I picked the lightest back I could find for two reasons. First, I don't believe there is a difference in the tone of a finished guitar based on weight alone. I've played good heavy one's, and good light one's, and the opposite as well. Second, I was able to select backs on both that gave me REALLY light guitars. I have never put a scale to them, but a few here have had them in their hands, and will vouch that my 2011 is probably a hair UNDER 8 lbs.. That is my #1 player. My '13 Brooke Burst isn't much heavier. Joe B. grabbed my 2011 at the M&G I was at and his first comment was "oh, chambered eh?". Nope. He was amazed, even checking the serial number.
I also have my '02 R8 that was "Slashed", and that one is a beast. Gotta be a shade over 9 lbs.. That too is a tone monster.
I'm in decent shape, but I'm coming up on 47, and, after years of motocross (decades actually), I have my aches and pains, but, again, unless you have a medical issue, I can't see the whining over a pound or so. Hell, the right strap can even alleviate most of that. Put the big boy pants on.
Also, you are correct, there was such limited production back in 59, ya got what ya got. The weight weenies were out of luck. Much more selection and many more options now.
If I was looking for a VOS, this one at WW would be real tempting. Nice board!
Does anyone know what volume pots they used on these guitars?
I looked at the website and they seem to list every spec EXCEPT that one.
Can one tell simply by looking at the potentiometer?
I don't know diddly about electronics, so please, if anyone can tell me exactly which one they used I'd appreciate it. Part number would help greatly.
Thanks in advance.
Here is the A/S 7 !
Wow, this is yours? Superb top.
Nice! Trace R. is a good guy! Any problems with shipping? I recently saw a conversation where there has been some trouble with guitars getting lost in shipping down there.
Yes ! i am just getting crazy waiting for this guitar ! thanks !
Thanks ! lol, i was trying to send a private message. So... sorry but who is trace ? my friend is bringing the guitar for me, i hope dont get any problem ...
I understand. Trace is the person who sold it to Allan. I assumed that you were the person (Allan) who purchased directly from Trace. I am friends with both of them on Facebook.
ahh nice! actually allan is the friend who got the guitar for me !
Here's one at Sweetwater. WOW, Look at that top!! LMAO. I wouldn't buy a standard with that top, forget a $9600 guitar. Come on, Gibson!
Okay I was just playing my Ace and right after I got into a good groove, my Marshall amp started crapping out, and then it completely lost power! UGH. My guess is power tubes, but it could be something else.