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  1. sumitagarwal

    Neck joint crack in body

    With a tight gap am I maybe better off with CA glue instead of Titebond?
  2. sumitagarwal

    Neck joint crack in body

    So I've got my buddy's old 1990's Heritage and at some point he managed to crack the body at the neck joint and proceeded to leave it strung to tension with heavy strings in the case for years bordering on decades. As a medical student he couldn't afford to get it fixed so I've finally gotten it...
  3. sumitagarwal

    Vintage ABR-1 post length?

    Thanks folks!
  4. sumitagarwal

    Vintage ABR-1 post length?

    Thanks Victor, but I believe that's the diameter. I'm wondering about the length.
  5. sumitagarwal

    Vintage ABR-1 post length?

    I know that original bursts typically have the bridges mounted lower due to a few factors, but how long are the actual physical ABR-1 posts? Typical now seems to be about 1", were they always that length or longer for more wood contact?
  6. sumitagarwal

    Les Paul neck heel - taking the edge off

    Hah, you're not wrong, but mine only took me 10 minutes and seems good enough to me ;) That does look super comfy though...
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    Les Paul neck heel - taking the edge off

    Some folks would probably find this blasphemous, but the corner of the neck heel always bugged me and I decided to do something about it. Most modernized Les Paul designs go all-out in contouring the heel area and reducing overall mass there, but in my opinion it only really needs the smallest...
  8. sumitagarwal

    Reissues - why all Alnico III?

    I'm pretty sure he said no PAF's had them and Alnico 3 was a marketing scam
  9. sumitagarwal

    Reissues - why all Alnico III?

    Don't let Dave Stephens hear you say that ;) I also find it curious that Throbak has no A3 PAF models, unless you count their oddball "patent office" model which also has some unusual construction differences.
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    Reissues - why all Alnico III?

    Thanks. Yea, in almost any video I can think of (Dave Stephens, Joe Bonamassa, etc) the vintage bursts always sound very bright (FWIW, unplugged too), and the owners comment on them being very bright. Here's a great short example with a 1957, which from what I understand is more likely to have...
  11. sumitagarwal

    Reissues - why all Alnico III?

    Super curious where you saw that about Gibson saying A4's would have been the most accurate? For a low-wind unbalanced coil neck pickup I keep going back and forth between wanting to spec A3 versus A4 (yes, I know it's easy to swap, but I want a factory installed nickel cover that's likely to...
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    Reissues - why all Alnico III?

    Hey, nobody would be stopping them from buying up the 58, 59, or 60 issues instead of the current calendar year =P
  13. sumitagarwal

    Orville by Gibson … do they have nibs?

    Here's a pic of my Terada LPS-57C. Nibs. =D
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    Orville by Gibson … do they have nibs?

    That link is featuring a non "reissue" line Les Paul with a special top, and it is only the so-called "reissue" models that have years in the model number (i.e. 57C, 59R) that have nibs. I have in my possession a Terada LP with nibs and the Terada ES-175D with nibs. I used to have a Terada LP...
  15. sumitagarwal

    Gradually and naturally patinating gloss

    So I did end up giving this a shot. The sanding paper is fairly cloth like, but obviously still paper. I used 3 micron, 2 micron, and 1 micron all dry. I think for a super subtle and natural result it's not necessary to touch the 3 micron, and instead just use the 2 micron and 1 micron. Even...
  16. sumitagarwal

    Orville by Gibson: Fujigen vs Terada nitro?

    Check out the carve on that! To me that's a big difference, Terada vs Fujigen. Much better carves on the Teradas.
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    Reissues - why all Alnico III?

    I was thinking a little more about A3 and the "idealized" view of the original bursts, and how that changes over time since current tastes change the original bursts varied widely. We end up seeing these tastes baked into changing specs and build on the '58, '59, and '60 "reissues". What I...
  18. sumitagarwal

    WHY so little love for the early 2000 LP Elegant

    Oh yea, that's a big factor right there. If they're going through the trouble of picking out top quality maple tops, they should pick out lightweight backs and skip the chambering at that price.
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    WHY so little love for the early 2000 LP Elegant

    To me the Ultima is a bit too much of a good thing... getting more into the PRS Dragon aesthetic. The Supreme is cool if you're into Custom instead of Standard aesthetics. I like the overall Standard color scheme and aesthetics of the Elegant, but they just didn't quite hit the mark. This 1959...
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    WHY so little love for the early 2000 LP Elegant

    Was just thinking about this. Ditto for Class 5 Les Pauls. I feel like these were a shot at the PRS McCarty and a decent alternative. I think the two biggest reasons are: 1) Gibson never got close to as good at PRS in top selection, multi-step top finishing, and tasteful selection of colors, and...

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