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    Research Project for my College

    Hi folks, so simple question for my college design course, how many of you have had problems with instruments getting damaged durings shipping? How much of a problem do you consider it to be? What measures do you take to protect isntruments? And do you think there is potential for a specific...
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    Most Vintage-Correct Nitro lacquer available in the UK?

    Hey Folks, Quickie, what do you folks reckon is the best bet for a vintage-style nitro that will age and check and all the good stuff that is available in the UK? Please no rattle cans, I want to mix my own colours and UV darken it etc. Cheers!
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    Welp.

    Welp. It finally happened. I finally took a chunk out of one of my guitars... the one time I decided not to put my favourite acoustic straight back in the case, my laptop slides off the bed and whack! Straight into the spruce top. FUCK! Good news, I literally insured it YESTERDAY! Not so good...
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    54 Goldtop Serial Help

    So an opportunity to buy an advertised "genuine" 54 Goldtop has arisen, which would be my first "vintage" Gibson, and in looking up the serial number online it could be from 53-54 as advertised or from the 90s as a reissue. Guy says his uncle bought it in the 80s-90s, the headstock looks worn as...
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    Help Wanted.

    Hello, so basically I am writing an essay for my design course at Bournemouth University about guitar design- particulary the burst and what it is that makes it quite so special- was it clever design or by accident? Do they command such a high price because they are the "modern Stradivarius" or...
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    Looks like I have a new nut to make...

    So I got out the car from band practise last night, slung my guitar over my shoulder, and cringed in horror as a noise like a can being crushed through an amplifier rung out from behind me. Turns out the bottom of my gig bag was actually open, and I hadn't as I had previously thought, zipped it...
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    PSA. PLEASE FASTEN YOUR CASES AND GIG BAGS PROPERLY!

    So I got out the car from band practise last night, slung my guitar over my shoulder, and cringed in horror as a noise like a can being crushed through an amplifier rung out from behind me. Turns out the bottom of my gig bag was actually open, and I hadn't as I had previously thought, zipped it...
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    Will the vintage les paul market ever fall?

    So I was thinking and I thought, "hey, I wonder what will happen when the people like Clapton, Page, Beck and Richards die, and the people who were inspired by them directly start to retire from touring and playing live, and the new breed of millenial guitarists come up to middle age, what will...
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    Beano pot being stirred again by Guitarist magazine

    So it seems that the guys over at Guitarist magazine (the ones who got Joe B to make the... ahem... comments about Beano's location back in 2016) have decided to kick the hornets nest again and dedicate this months issue to the trail of the Beano Burst. There's no new evidence come to light or...
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    Wipe-On Nitro?

    So I have been reading up on hand applied finishes on guitars out of curiousity, as when my Dad (and later me) used to build furniture, we always used very watered down varnish as a finish with very pleasing results, ranging from nice satin finishes to high-gloss shines (when enough time and...
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    I wish my Les Paul wasn't so perfect...

    So about 8 or 9 months ago I bought my dream 09 Les Paul Traditional, mint with not a speck on it. As perfect as the day it was polished. And here's the thing cause it's sucha beautiful object and the most expensive single item I have ever bought, I cant stand the thought of damaging it. And I...
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    After a MIJ SG Special

    Hey folks, I was wondering about whats available in Japanese SG special copies- Tokai, Greco, Burny, Bacchus, anythin. The classic special look is what I'm after- small guard, bound dot neck, wrap around, cherry finish. Before anyone says the Gibson/epi ones I really dont wanna have to refinish...
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    Marshall DSL100h vs Peavey Windsor

    Hey folks, So Im in the market for a new 100w tube head and I cant decide where to go. I mainly play vintage style old school heavy rock and blues but occasionally branch out to more modern metal tones and I am in a toss out. On the one hand the Marshall has multiple channels, variable output...
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    Can I keep it Ma?

    This little chap followed me home tonight... I popped into my friendly local guitar store for a couple of sets of strings and had the customary look round. I always search for Les Pauls because up to now they have never been right. Always wanted a burst that wasnt too red with the cherry back...
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    2006 Standard VS. 2016 HP Traditional

    Hey everyone, Basically a poll, I have the option of buying one of two LPs, and I can't decide which one! The 2006 looks cool but doesn't look quite as awesomely 59-ish as the 2016, but the 2016 has the weird neck joint cut away and I would definitely prefer something more similar to a vintage...
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    WANTED: Honey Burst Les Paul-Any year will do!

    I can't find any ads online that I like the look of right now and I cant get out to look round the stores for the moment- anyone got a honey burst Les Paul Traditional or something they wouldn't mind parting with? Ideally would like something with a nice flame on it and a cherry red back if...
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    Need more wiring help

    So have a lawsuit no-name Japanese LP replica that the wiring makes me frankly gag when I look at it- someone has used solder as jumper wires and its not even right so ugh I'm stuck doing it from scratch. It's like a jr or special has a flat top. It has plate mounted controls and it's wired...
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    Is it plausible/practical to re-route block inlays?

    So I have this Westfield copy les paul custom, sounds gorgeous and plays lovely even without set up, but it has these god-awful fake abalone block inlays and I hate them, I hate them I just HATE them! I don't like real abalone that much but fake abalone is just disgusting. Takes away from what...
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    Solid State V Valve for the same price...

    Both Blackstar, both 100w, both come with a 4x12, for gigging, feel like it would be easier to get the sound I want with a programmable solid state than valve, but valve is valve... also solid state has Blackstar true valve response... Thoughts?
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    HELP PLEASE!

    Umm slight panic... I rounded the corners of the neck to fit the pocket. It lines up flush at the bottom, but when you push the neck in a gap opens up. But the neck is square and so is the pocket... I dont get it. Help please!

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