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    Faber Locking ABR-1... Any Reason Not To?

    I wasn't worried about historic accuracy as I did the Nashville to ABR-1 conversion on my Traditional plus. I went with the Faber with raw brass saddles, studs inserts as well as the ToneLock studs/inserts for the tailpiece. I went with a Callaham steel TP and couldn't be happier. Its nice not...
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    Corvettes and small...you know...

    I think it is more to do with priorities changing...a guy in his 30's with wife an kids to take care of puts the family first...once the nest empties,he trades the 40 year old wife in for (2) 20 year old hotties and are free to do whatever they want hahah. Just kidding. I honestly don't know...
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    Devastation in Texas

    What really hurts aside from losing a love one is most people affected do not have flood insurance on their homes so they lost everything. They are calling this 500 year storm flooding. When I lived in Houston I didn't have flood insurance :(
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    2018 Gibson USA LPs, price increase

    I'd never pay the current prices let alone an increase in prices for a new Trad + or Std when I can buy used RI's for that amount
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    What is the longest distance you've ever driven without stopping?

    I can't say for sure on one tank, probably 500-600 miles but I drove from Ft Pierce FL to Rockwall TX. That is about 1250 miles only stopping for gas and food. I had the wife and kids with me and they fell asleep and I was making good time past 11:00pm so I just kept driving ;)
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    Help Me Understand the "Reissue" Craze

    I bought my 2 RI used a 2008 3 PU BB7 LPC for about $2500 and a 2009 R7 Goldtop for about $2200. There are deals out there which is why I think its crazy to spend those amounts on a new Traditional or Standard when 9 times out of 10 the RI will be the better guitar.
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    Ship collisions

    whether it was redundant guidance systems hacked by China, Russia etc or other ECM it should never happen to a super power on a destroyer this advanced.
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    Ship collisions

    It is embarrassing for the US Navy and the country. It boils down to incompetence and someone needs to be fired over this. A super power with trillions spent on defense collides with a merchant marine vessel 2x in 3 months killing over a dozen Americans. This should NOT happen EVER. The enemy...
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    Help Me Understand the "Reissue" Craze

    Play a few of them and get back to us. They are some of the best guitars built in my opinion. I only have 2 but they are excellent guitars that I bought used that were roughly what people pay for new Standards or Tradtionals. The a lot of R9's are beautiful recreations of a 1959 Les Paul, yeah...
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    Your Rig at The Moment...

    There is a purple CS Tele not in the shot
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    The Official Historics & Reissues Modification Thread

    I only have 2 RI's/ In my BB7 I changed the Gold Grovers to waffle backs with vintage tulips. I aged the covers and went with a SD Custom in the bridge. On the R7 Goldtop I have a set of SD Antiquities. Both guitars look, play and sound great to me so I don't have any further plans except wiring...
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    If you had three grand to spend on a new guitar, would you buy LP Standard or PRS?

    I'd get a used reissue R7, R8 or BB7 and you can find them for cheaper than 3k
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    What's with all the phobia labels today?

    I hate the term as well...I personally don't like radicalized muslims out to kill me...it doesn't mean I fear Islam or have any phobias over Muslims...in fact quite the opposite, I like challenges hahah. The only fear I really have in life is myself out living my children...that is it
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    For those with kids (drug related)

    My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to you, your family and sons love ones...truly sad situation. Your wife and you should NOT be beating yourselves up over this. Your son was a young adult and made his decisions. Legal Pain medication is an out of control pandemic, the insurance...
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    no guitar for a while

    super glue and you'll be good to go. I did this a few years back after losing a fight with with some hedge trimmers :) Clean out and superglued shut. It just was painful to do bends and vibrato for a week or so

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