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    Locking tuners - how are your experiences?

    the GOTOH SD90-SL MG are nice locking tuners because they don't kill the vintage vibe of your guitar with the thumb wheel, put personally I really love my sperzels on my Ibanez PS120!
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    Historic Reissue, or not even a genuine Gibson?

    I second that, it definitely has that MIJ vibe, They probably bought a gibson headstock veneer and refinished the thing.
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    Any views on this Gibson branded Japanese counterfit

    Whoever did the mod is a moron, the top of the head stock has been cut so the binding is missing, which makes it even more obvious that it's a mod..
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    Got an Ibanez Iceman? Post your pix!

    Seems like the thread is pretty dead but anyway here's an update: :naughty::naughty: Rather nice innit? I'm thinking about changing the black tip to amber switch tip, not sure if it would look nice though...
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    60th Anniversary 60 - My impressions

    Beautiful guitar! I had the same struggle with my Ibanez PS120 earlier this year... I kept it hehe I'm a professional photographer, and here's my tip for bursts: The burst view, as it is called in Beauty of the Burst, can be obtained by having a direct light (Flash light works best) next to the...
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    So what’s wrong with Quilt tops on reissues?

    THIS. It's the same for me, quilt top = cheap-ass les paul copies and what not... It just doesn't look good.
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    Got an Ibanez Iceman? Post your pix!

    Here's my PS-120 that I picked up a couple of months ago... I upgraded the headstock with Sperzel locking tuners, for better tuning stability and ease of string change. This guitar is absolutely fantastic, I used to have the IC-400 when I was a teenager and I always regretted selling it. My...
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    Vintage 1956 Les Paul Special...well loved

    Amazing piece of history, would be a crime to refin that beauty.
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    3D Printed Les Paul Junior

    I'm on the edge of my seat! Definitely makes for a more interesting read when I'm supposed to work..!
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    1952 Gibson LP Gold Top - To Restore or To Convert?

    I wouldn't touch the finish on this, it's way too beautiful... I would route out the pickup cavities clean and make a "plug" to support humbuckers, get a pair of BK Mules, put a bridge/tailpiece duo, find a replacement tuner for the G string and here you go :) But I would most likely keep it.
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    Bare Knuckle: Aged Nickel vs Aged Raw Nickel humbucker cover

    Hey everyone, I'm about to order some Bare Knuckle pickups and can't seem to decide between Aged Nickel and Aged Raw Nickel, so I was wondering if any of you lovely people have either of those finishes and share some piccies to help decide? They will go in this beauty: Cheers!
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    For The Love of Flame...

    Enjoy :-)
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    The Unofficial Official "Pending NGD" Thread

    Getting this 1989 Greco Mint Collection 68-50 next week!!

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