New 1990 V Day!

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by Kris Ford, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. veeman

    veeman Senior Member

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    Bouncing around in a truck for 2 weeks in this cold, not good. If you open it up immediately, you will get a really nice display of finish cracks. :D
     
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    Thanks for tuffing it out with me! I almost forgot I ordered it!

    SHOULD be here tomorrow..but I guess he waited for payment to clear to ship..so only a week..but coming from cold to colder!!

    If I were crazy about checking I'd rip it right out of the case and put next to the heat vent LOL..but I'll let it acclimate.

    Oh..I really dig the pickup ring look..how do you do yours? On my '80 Greco V, it came with them stock, (had taller 70's style neck joint and stubby headstock too!) and when removed, had a HB style route in the guard. No guard interference with adjustment screw...Curious as how you do yours..as I've always dug they way they looked. I'd be tempted with 57 Classics too, as I have always had luck with them..but my '74 JMP Super Bass seems to appreciate slightly brighter tone, like A5 magnet pickups.
     
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  3. veeman

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    Unfortunately, as with most Gibson V's, ya gotta take every damn part off to get the guard off. Then I just unscrew the pickups off the guard, put the screws back on with the ring/and pickup in place, then mount the guard back on the guitar. Then i drill the holes for the ring screws. Pain in the ass I know, but no other way of doing it. Ring screws will go into the wood also so be sure to drill deep enuff. and straight too.
     
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  4. veeman

    veeman Senior Member

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    I'm afaid I'm gonna have to call BS on that one, lol! No one, I mean NO ONE, forgets they got a new guitar on the way! :D
     
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    So it's still not arrived?
     
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    Yeah, being sarcastic as hell LOL..MIGHT be here today!
     
  7. Kris Ford

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    Right on..I had kinda figured..I may or may not.
     
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    That thing looks badass. I love white V’s.

    I hope it gets there safely!!
     
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    Thanks man..It's been VERY cold up here in MI..
     
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    lunchbox Senior Member

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    It's been 60+ F here in sunny CA the past few days. Sorry...
     
  11. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I REALLY wanna say that is a 94..
    "In 1994, for Gibson’s Centennial, they used a special serialization. Every
    serial number started with 94 followed by six digits, which were the pro-
    duction dates and number (YYNNNNNN)
    "
    http://archive.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonElectrics.pdf
     
  12. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    OK, so here it is! I did my thing to it the day I got it, it came right from the warehouse at the post office, so it wasn't in the truck too long..

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    I went with my MAGIC PAT# 500T, under the minty T Top cover, and neck pickup is a 496. They work in a NMV JMP Marshall VERY well, and always have for me..500K post seem to help, as do the heavier covers.
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    LOVE that shape!!! They (IMHO) take the nasty out of the 500T, but this one is a freak..being regular spaced and stamped PAT# base. (which fit under the NOS T Top cover..like a secret weapon LOL)
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    500K pots were already installed. (bonus!) Real witch Hat and pointers make the look!
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    The bridge and TP were changed to nickel, so it has a new PLT Nashville (NO desire to change to ABR-1..), a HEAVY TP, and steel studs, all chrome to match those beautiful T Top covers.
    The tuners were shot, and my least favorite snot green color..I considered Grovers, as MANY 70's Vs were done that way..but used a set of Tone Pr Klusons I had in the parts stash..they work for now!
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    Groovy late 80's paperwork included as well!
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    It is a ripper, and I've been playing it until my fingers litereally can't take it anymore...:headbanger::headbanger::headbanger:
     

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    I thought that might be the case.
     
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    It don't matter one bit..solid from this era IME..:headbanger:
     
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    @veeman , I will have to forgo the rings..I actually have a low set neck..cover barely pops out of guard on neck.
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    I'm gonna tweak the pickup legs next string change, I'm certain I can get it just right..but sounds damn good as is!!
     

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    If it ain't broke... lol. I hadn't really looked at my serial number except when it arrived. it was advertised as a 91, naturally i looked at 1st and 5th, saw 9 and 0, = 90. When I looked at it again to compare to yours, my heart sank just a little, cuz I remembered the 94's were serialized like that. oh well, it's the best sounding and playing V I got, so alls good. Glad yours arrived safe and sound. What for strings you use? I like Slinky Hydrids' 9-46. Been flirting with the Cobalts lately.
     
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    Right on, like I said, ain't no thang!!

    I'm using the orange hybrid 46-9s myself!
     
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    Rocks!
     
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    I LOVE this V!
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    It's got the cool pointy headstock going for it. Love that creamy white finish. :thumb:
     
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