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    Incoming!

    I had a ‘95 LP Classic for many years, but I’ve heard that the newer Slim Taper necks aren’t as skinny as the old ones. Unfortunately, I haven’t had an opportunity to try one for myself just yet. Thanks for the info, and congrats again, that's a real beauty!!
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    Thoughts and opinion on a 2008 Gibson LP R8 (Maple Syrup Burst)

    That’s pretty sweet - pun intended! :) No idea why it exists (is there some connection between Les Pauls and maple syrup, or is it just the color?), but I dig that Limited Edition stamp. Sorry that I don’t have any helpful info. Good luck!
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    Incoming!

    Gorgeous! I wish I had the cash to be able to make an offer... Interesting that there are no Sharpie scribbles in the pickup cavities. I’m very curious about the necks on these. Would you be willing to measure? Congrats!! :thumb:
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    Knob differences

    I found this whole process to be interesting and educational, and I wanted to share my story with MLP. Hopefully this info will help others in the future. I have zero affiliation with any of these companies. The backstory, for those who like reading about the journey: I bought a used 2016...
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    How is this possible?

    NOBODY wants a sharp G string... :laugh2: I’m set in my ways now because I’ve found what I like, but when I was younger I tried a number of different string brands. I was always surprised at how the same gauge strings from different brands could feel so totally different. I have no idea the...
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    Epiphone Pickup Rings installation (CreamTone) - HELP!

    I know you said they’re supposed to be for Epiphone, but those look like Gibson-size rings to me. Maybe contact CreamTone to see if they sent you the wrong ones?
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    Gibson in Michigan

    I’m also from Michigan, and I’d have to give that a firm no. Gibson is a business, and businesses exist to make money. There’s just no financial incentive for them to leave “Music City” aka “The Country Music Capital of the World” to move back here. I think it makes even less sense for them...
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    Very dry fretboard

    I submerged my guitar in rice overnight. The rice attracted Asians who then fixed all the electronics. Paraphrasing from this meme: (I’m half Asian, so I can make jokes like that and not be a racist :laugh2: )
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    1957 Les Paul Modified!

    I don't know enough about vintage 50's Les Pauls to comment on whether or not that guitar is real. The wood does look old to me, but there are just too many things wrong with it/altered on it, not the least of which is the Gibson logo. This is one area where my media arts background and...
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    why arent tailpieces slammed anymore

    Ha, I guess I’m just special! :laugh2: From what I’ve seen in other people’s posts, I do seem to be in the minority. I used to believe that decking the TP was the “right” thing to do for “maximum tone and sustain,” but when I experimented with decking vs not and top-wrapping vs regular, I...
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    why arent tailpieces slammed anymore

    I have wondered if my body chemistry perhaps doesn't work well with nickel-plated hardware. I have chrome on most of my guitars, and of course those stay nice and shiny. I swear, that nickel hardware from my old LP Classic in those pics tarnished like that after maybe 6 months of use, and I...
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    why arent tailpieces slammed anymore

    This is the original tailpiece from a mid-90’s LP Classic that I used to own. I top-wrapped one time way back when and hated it, but kept it that way until the next string change just for the sake of not wasting a set of strings. You can see where the strings ran across the top, and over all...
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    Traditional 50s neck and rounded

    About a couple of years ago I was shopping around specifically for a 2016 Traditional because I needed a beefy neck, but during that time I tried a fair number of 2017's and some 2018's as well. The 2016's definitely felt fatter/fuller. The 2017's I tried reminded me of the slim taper neck on...
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    Does anyone recognize this headstock?

    Because it’s Friday somewhere? :rofl:
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    Famous Plain Top Burst Players

    Oh, sure. I have nothing against 3-piece tops. A lot of them look pretty cool.




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