Recent content by Assault Bacon

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    Do You Upgrade/Mod Your Guitars?

    Mostly my goldtop... it started life as a 2013 Les Paul Traditional Pro II. I gutted the electronics (boost, split pots, etc,) replaced them with CTS pots and 50's wiring. Pickups went bye-bye... it now has double cream Bare Knuckle VHII's in it. Bridge, stoptail, tuners... all replaced with...
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    2013 R7 Goldtop VOS (SOLD)

    I have a 2013 gold top and two of the knobs show cracks... and I left them that way the same as I left a couple of scratches and such. I don't get some folks.
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    NGD - 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus

    Zzounds sold me this one for $1100 USD plus sales tax. The color is called Orange Sunrise. The fretboard is Richlite. Shouldn't have trouble ordering one and getting it across the border. And thanks for all the positive notes, everyone!
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    NGD - 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus

    So, I had to do it. The price was too sweet not to pick one of these up. I've been itching for a P90 Les Paul for a couple years now and could never find one that worked for me when I had the money for it. These were $500.00 less than the other colors - I thought I would have to suffer with...
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    Gibson Les Paul Traditional or Epiphone Elitist Les Paul

    If it feels and plays better than the Gibson, nothing wrong with the Epi. Saying that, I'm very fond of that stretch of Gibson Traditionals (2011 - 2013) and I would personally lean heavily that way.
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    Not Sure If They Did a Good Job Installing My New Pickups!

    First attempt at installing pickups, I set wiring diagram on fire. True story.
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    NGD: Canadian exclusive Les Paul Classic Player Plus Orange Sunrise

    I just pulled the trigger on one of these today - Sunrise Orange. I bought it because of the price - $500 less than the other colors. Now that I see some decent images of this guitar, I'm glad I did it. I may do the cream treatment, as well.
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    Win an LP! 2018 Fundraiser Giveaway

    For the same reason a person might troll everyone else who shows interest...
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    Win an LP! 2018 Fundraiser Giveaway

    These are terrific guitars. I ordered one amost as soon as they released them last year. If this is the limited edition 2018, it has a 50's neck. Can't seem to find any options for me except Platinum, though. Probably because my Gold Membership is still good until November 30.
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    NGD 2018 Les Paul Traditional ...small issue.

    Call anyway and advise your rep of the issue. If / when you take it to a tech, etc., it creates a paper trail.
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    NGD - Gibson Les Paul Jr. - and questions

    And here are the knobs I chose... let the hatred begin... I actually dig the Hell out of it.
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    Shrunk fretboard?

    My fretboard did not slip. The lacquer is covering what I believe to be a simple fretboard "blemish." I think it wasn't sanded as flush as it could have been. You can feel it, but it's hard to see unless you really look. It's fine for me. By the time I've played it a couple years, it'll...
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    Shrunk fretboard?

    I noticed a bit of that on my LPJ I just picked up. It was on the low side near the headstock joint - it didn't mother me, so I'm keeping the guitar.
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    NGD - Gibson Les Paul Jr. - and questions

    Wow, that's pretty.
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    NGD - Gibson Les Paul Jr. - and questions

    Thanks, everyone. I played her a bunch this weekend - next is a good cleaning and some new strings. But there's an unspoken rule that says, "Don't screw with stuff if you might return it." :fingersx: