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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    I bought a 2000 R9 in 2001. It weighed 8 lbs 14 oz before I Grovered it. It was new but discounted because it did not have enough flame on it. See my avatar.
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    How old are Historic and RI owners?

    In 2001 I bought a 2000 R9 for $3250. I was 22 and borrowed money from my dad to afford it. Took ownership on Valentine's Day. I've had a couple other Les Pauls. Sold all the others. The R9 is my only LP and I'll never sell it. I'm 42 now.
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    Vintage patent # pickup- green enamel coil wire ???

    History, reason it was used, when was it used, was it used any other time by Gibson or anything anyone knows. Is it still 42 guage? Since the coating is different does it effect anything about how it sounds ect... Inquiring minds want to know
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    Vintage patent # pickup- green enamel coil wire ???

    I contacted Throbak and they did not have any information to lend. Most people's speciality is more for PAFs I guess. I should email Fralin he likes to talk pickups I hear.
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    Vintage patent # pickup- green enamel coil wire ???

    Love that "Christmas-bucker"
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    Vintage patent # pickup- green enamel coil wire ???

    Here is my pickup
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    Vintage patent # pickup- green enamel coil wire ???

    Here is the old Reverb listing I found for a pair of humbuckers with green enamel wire. https://reverb.com/item/1386950-early-mid-1960s-gibson-patent-number-sticker-humbucker-pickups-matched-pair-non-pre-t-top-1965
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    Vintage patent # pickup- green enamel coil wire ???

    Anybody know anything about the pickups in the mid 60s when Gibson used green enamel coated wire to wind the bobbins? I popped the cover off an unopened 1960s humbucker assuming it was a T Top but it turned out to be a pre T with green coil wire. I have not been able to find any info. I saw a...
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    What do you think is the best Marshall amp ever made?

    Also, here is a longshot as there were only 300 made. I just have the offset reissue head. Anyone know of a cabinet that is missing it's head... It's a shame they were separated. :dunno:
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    What do you think is the best Marshall amp ever made?

    I love the 30 watt JTM 45 with KT66s. I have two. I have an offset coffin logo reissue and a Metro clone. The Metro is more aggressive and brighter so I use it for rock/metal. The offset is better for blues and cleans.
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    NGD : 1975 Gibson Les Paul Custom- Warhorse

    I'm jealous. I love these old worn and battered beasts! The have so many stories to tell...
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    3D Printed Les Paul Junior

    Had not been here in a while so I thought I would check back in on your progress. Nice work and congratulations! Even through a cell phone mic and modeling amp you can tell that it's got some mean tone to it!
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    Gibson's First Authorized Boutique Builder

    '58 specs with a Nashville bridge and three screw trust rod cover? This whole concept confuses me anyway...
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    I want to pull the trigger on a custom shop. So many options, and prices are all over the place. Is there a guide?

    All pickups and hardware can be changed out for desired tone. I would concentrate on how it feels in your hands and your connection with it. How vibrant it sounds acoustic, it's weight, it's smell, and how you feel when you hold it, look at it and play it. Specs have changed a bit over the years...
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    Grovers on a 59RI

    I Grovered my 2000 R9 that I bought new. Never have regretted it. That is what Jimmy Page did to his guitars. Later I bought a set of vintage Grover's that had smaller washers. There was an era where they used smaller washers and I think they look alot better.

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