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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    Snagged a few pix of the incoming R4: Lowered logo: Chocolale board: Can’t wait for it to arrive! There will be a new MojoAxe bridge waiting.
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    Compared to an R9, an R5, an R7 Jr, and an R0 Special, the R4 I have is rounder and fuller. Probably more similar to an R8, but I don’t have one for comparison. The shoulders aren’t square, or D shaped, nor V shaped, just rounded and full. Typical for them to be .90” - 1.00” with allowance for...
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    The Double Gold finish looks to be a lot different than the color on my ‘05 R4 (avatar pic), which doesn’t bother me in the least as I consider it is just another shade of the correct color. This one comes in at 8.01lbs with the metal switch cover medallion and is likely to be under 8lbs after...
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    2022 Greenie Speculation

    Don’t forget that the neck pickup magnet would need to be swapped! When magnet swapping one time, I accidentally reversed the magnet polarity so that the middle position was out of phase. Personally, it felt like the beautiful 3D sound of the middle position was destroyed, so I had to fix that...
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    For the time being, problem solved! I found a nice lightweight used R4 (2022) for a great price. I expect to be posting a NGD and a classified ad shortly.
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    My first Les Paul was a 68/69 goldtop that had one p90 and one mini hum. Long gone, but it was beat to hell when I got it in ‘72. The frets were gone, so it was refretted. Logged many hours with that guitar. Sold it to fund a Les Paul Recording Guitar…
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    This R4 is the one in my avatar, factory gold. Inside the control cavity is nicely flamed, and at the right angle you can sort of make it out from the front. The optimum scenario is me: this R4, you: p90 R4 who wants one with humbuckers. Although, I’d rather off the R9 (2011) as I’m partial to...
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    Hahaha! I’m reluctant to do the fill, route, refinish the top to the R4. Also, there’s a stunning flamed maple top under that gold that would be hard to cover up once exposed. Either I finagle a trade, or it’s a buy and sell exercise. There’s a nice 2021 R4 on Reverb for a decent price that I’ve...
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    The shortcut I could take would be to install p90s into my R4, but there’s that whole form/fit/function thing. Currently, the guitar sports ECP Freedom pickups. They are the RD59 bridge with a low wind neck. It does Dickey Betts in spades, but not that p90 smooth snarl. Perhaps @cooljuk might...
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    Wanting an R4 with p90s?

    I’ve been enjoying my p90 equipped ‘98 Jr and ‘06 Special reissues more than the other Les Pauls with humbuckers in the collection (R9, R5, and R4). I play and gig my guitars, so it’s more about the instrument itself than the model #. I enjoy all my guitars for being great instruments (not...
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    Three Dumble Style Amp Builds

    The second OTS 20 left home today with its owner. He elected - for now - to forego installing the Ceriatone badge, but he acknowledged that he might change his mind at some point. It looks like this: Personally, I think it looks more finished/professional with a logo badge. Unlike some of...
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    Three Dumble Style Amp Builds

    Hahaha! Since my day job is retired, I’ve got plenty of time. In my young twenties, I worked for a manufacturer of high power (220kw) television transmitters. My first job with them was to wire the cabinets for the CBC, which required labeling each wire at both ends with clip on plastic number...
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    Three Dumble Style Amp Builds

    The G12-65 sounds pretty good, though I’ll admit the Celestion Gold sounded really good. I just might have to build another 1x12!
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    Your Thoughts On Painted Baffle Board

    I would paint it if I were going to paint the entire inside with flat black paint, or it was made of particle board. The real question would be whether I had enough paint left after painting the front side of the baffle!
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    Three Dumble Style Amp Builds

    I decided that I needed an external tube loop/buffer to help tame volume and sweeten the highs. I ordered a C-lator kit from Ceriatone, which arrived on Monday. Started on it yesterday and finished up today: It was an easy build, especially compared to the amps, but it has plenty of room to...

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