Recent content by Luboy

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    Do R9s hold their value?

    the value fluctuates. a decade from now the story might be different on the 'good as new/excellent' ones.
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    Warhol style: 2 Brazilians, a 60th Anniversary & a True Historic

    i like how a TH is referred to as a 'beater'. not even my squire strat is a beater.
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    Makeover has begun

    could have gotten a luthier replica for that money, maybe a yaron (if they're even on the market)
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    Has anybody replaced the pickups in a 2019 60th Anniversary R9 yet?

    if you do go for OX4, get the mediums. they'll be closer in output and sound to your custombuckers. i had a low output ox4 set and it was way too bright and lacking in punch. the mediums sounded much better after i switched them out. current lp has its custombuckers though, don't plan switching...
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    Oh no! What Have I Done?

    first world problems, not that there's any other type here.
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    QC comedy or strange damage?

    Not really, too attached already.
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    QC comedy or strange damage?

    thanks for the response. the lines on my les paul don't look like any of your examples though. and there is in fact darker red, more concentrated red on the lines. this leads me to believe even more that it might be pre-production cracks/shakes, now that you mention it. i'm 100% sure it's in the...
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    Gibson custom shop r8 2018 - rosewood or ebony fretboard?

    i think it's pretty likely, wood is not doing that great. but that's not the only reason. some people like the idea of pau ferro, the option won't cost them much if they have the wood lying around. i also have a feeling that putting up interesting options on M2M would make the service more...
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    Gibson custom shop r8 2018 - rosewood or ebony fretboard?

    Pau Ferro is not a bad wood, other than not being 'correct'. I doubt it will be removed, not for that reason anyway.
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    QC comedy or strange damage?

    what do you mean by grainfill? the clear coat is affected, in that sense that i has sunken, but there are no cracks in the finish, and these lines are too long and straight for it to be regular checking. it's a strange case.
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    QC comedy or strange damage?

    Yeah, I thought so too. Don't mind the aesthetics, and it if really goes to crap down the line it will get fixed.
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    QC comedy or strange damage?

    Noticed this on my LP a while ago. It seems to be a wood crack (two parallel ones actually), but the location, length and direction are quite odd. It seems that the lacquer is over the cracks and is unaffected, maybe it was already cracked before it got painted at the factory. Otherwise this is...
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    18/19 differences

    some early 18s still had a 17 vibe
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    My Les Paul Defect Burst - Beauty or the Beast?

    that's a good look. here's mine, also interesting grain.