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    Gibson's bridge, why is it designed to be adjusted by plier but not flathead screwdriver?

    On the cheaper ones the bridge still has thumbwheels, you can adjust it using either your fingers or a screwdriver. Still seems like a better design for me personally, hence this post.
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    Gibson's bridge, why is it designed to be adjusted by plier but not flathead screwdriver?

    Just to clarify, what exactly is the method you're referring to?
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    Epi LP Modern - any issues with neck dive?

    I have an Epiphone Modern, a LTD EC and an older Epiphone Prophecy. Both the Modern and my EC have thinner body, and 22 fret, they are not light at all, just a tad lighter than normal Les Pauls if you will. No neck dive or sustain issue at all. The Prophecy however, with its 24 frets, even...
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    Gibson's bridge, why is it designed to be adjusted by plier but not flathead screwdriver?

    I didn't get to the part where he shows the Nashville bridge, thanks for the info!
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    Gibson's bridge, why is it designed to be adjusted by plier but not flathead screwdriver?

    I'm not a native English speaker and actually this is the first time I learned it's called a thumb wheel haha
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    Gibson's bridge, why is it designed to be adjusted by plier but not flathead screwdriver?

    I made this post because I watched a Gibson's Youtube video on how to adjust the action. Gibson's master luthier recommended leaving the string tension on and using a plier, but he did put a cloth or something on top of the body to protect the finish, and I just thought, well that's a bit more work.
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    Gibson's bridge, why is it designed to be adjusted by plier but not flathead screwdriver?

    I noticed that on Epiphones (or other cheaper Les Pauls) the bridge can be adjusted using a flathead screwdriver from the top, while most Gibson bridges have to be adjusted by pliers from underneath. It seems to me that using pilers has more hassle, you can scratch the guitar's finish easily...
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    'This is not a good representation on the tone because Youtube compresses the audio', what does it mean exactly?

    This is a bit off topic but I'll say this, I don't find Youtube gear review that helpful nowadays. First of all, Youtubers sound different, one piece of gear can sound drastically different in Anderton's videos and The Tone King's videos. Secondly, with microphones recording close to the amp...
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    Recommended Pickup Heights

    I use my ear. I have several guitars with drastically different pickups, I'll setup my amp to sound good with the majority of them, and tweak the ones that sound bad. Adjust-play-listen rinse and repeat.
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    Slash model doesn't have his signature pickups, thoughts?

    What you're saying is very true. I'm not familiar with Gibson's lineup, and anything comes to my mind close to 'newer player signature' in the Epiphone lineup is the Matt Heafy model, which is scarce. But anyways, I was focusing on 'why Gibson still picks Slash', not 'why Gibson doesn't pick up...
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    Slash model doesn't have his signature pickups, thoughts?

    Take a look at Ibanez, their most treasured artists are still Satriani, Vai and Paul Gilbert, Ibanez still gives them the highest rank of endorsement (allowing them to make drastic design changes to their respective signature lines, accompanied with several free custom shop guitars every year)...
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    'This is not a good representation on the tone because Youtube compresses the audio', what does it mean exactly?

    That's a bold claim, but you might just be right, at least I can't really hear it unless I hyper focus.
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    Educate me on single coils please

    Which means the current MIM player line doesn't have that, right?
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    Educate me on single coils please

    From the day I picked up a guitar, I've only played humbuckers because I mainly played higher gain stuff. My only 'kinda-related' single coil experience is with the coil split feature on my humbucker guitars. Sounds twangy to me, but at the same time thin and incredibly weak. I just very...

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