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Celestion Alnico Speaker Shootout: The Ruby, Cream, and Gold - Gain and Clean Videos

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I just finished doing a shootout on 3 of the Alnico speakers from Celestion. I did two videos one using a Magnatone Super Fifteen for the Gain side of things and a Fender Blues Jr III for the clean side.

1955 Les Paul Jnr Resto-Mod

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I bought a completely FUBAR vintage ‘55 Jnr husk for no more reason than it was old and fell into my lap, but it was so trashed I didn’t really know what to do with it as far as a straight restoration.

Original Burst 1959 Les Paul Standard - New ‘Jimmy Plays’ Video

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A few weeks ago I had the absolute dream come true of being lent an original burst for a video shoot with my band! It was a fantastic experience and it gave me great insight into these amazing guitars.

LP Standard Negative Comments

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I show up to and they start asking about my guitar. I tell them it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard and It's a lefty. The reaction I got I didn't expect.

Most Desirable Runs of Historic R9 Les Pauls

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The lovefest for the 60th Anniversary run of Historic R9s got me thinking about some previous runs that were widely regarded as special, significant or... well... historic.

Really Wanting To Pull The Trigger On A Bourbon Burst 60's

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If anybody remembers back in the wild west days of MLP I stated many times loudly that I would NEVER buy a new Gibson while Hank was at the helm.

NGD 2019 59 60th Brazilian

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Not sure how many of these will be made, but this looked gorgeous. Nice flame. Makes me think of the Duke burst.

NGD - Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959

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Southern Fade finish. Peek a Boo squiggly flame. 8.0oz (7lbs 14oz without pickguard and medallion). Rings like a bell. Monster Vintage Mojo!

Dog Ear vs Soap Bar P-90

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Dog Ear vs Soap Bar refers to the cover over the P-90.

Uncirculated 1959 Burst - 9 0922

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Almost a Plaintop. With some Blister. Enjoy the pics.

Great Bands You Only Got to See Once Before They Broke Up.

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What bands have you seen live that are no longer around, or that basically aren't?

Verdict on the Un-Potted Custom Buckers in the New R8's and R9's?

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I haven't played either, and inter web forums are 50/50 that they are either harsh and microphonic, or offer an enhanced "open" and midrangy tone.

Let's See Your Top Carves!

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Got any pics of your babies and their carved tops? I think that's the sexiest part of an LP.

If You Ever Have The Chance to Buy Something From Musician's Friend

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I bought a power supply for a pedal that required 24v. They sent me a 12v supply and I unknowingly hooked it up to my pedal.

I Thought This Guitar Build Was Pretty Cool

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I thought this epoxy resin river guitar build was pretty cool. Check it out!

Do You Upgrade/Mod Your Guitars?

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I used to be mod crazy. I had a Gibson SG a few years back that I modded every single aspect of that guitar. The only thing left stock was the wood.

(Planning) A Star Spangled Banner Performance...Very Official.

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The US Air Force wants me to perform the National Anthem for my wife's change of command ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.