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  1. DonP

    This seemed priced right to you?

    As others have said, I would pass. If it was a Firemist, I'd still pass but I'd cry as well.
  2. DonP

    90's Classic Premium plus Flat frets

    What year in the 90s? I have a 1996 Classic Premium Plus and the frets are nothing like this. I had Dan Erlewine do some maintenance on it back in the early 2000's, but I don't think he had to do much to it. I have my doubts about the owner saying this is how it came stock. I'd say it's been...
  3. DonP

    WTB: Gibson 68RI Les Paul Custom - Ebony w. Nickel Hardware

    Yes, there were black ones with nickel (aged I think). Most said the necks were fatter on these than the '68 Custom with the tri-burst finish.
  4. DonP

    What do you love about huge fat necks ?

    Fat necks suck.
  5. DonP

    Need immediate help on identification of a 90s R9. Identified: R6 60 Reissue

    The LP Classic was designed (in 1990) to compete against the superstrats of the time. High output pickups, thin shredder necks.
  6. DonP

    2013 (?) R0 NGD

    Did the inlay material change from 2003 to 2013? Just trying to think of visual cues to figure out the year.
  7. DonP

    LP Traditional 2018 Pickups

    What is missing from the BB1&BB2 set? Will the MojoTone set have what is missing?
  8. DonP

    NGD: 50s Standard and Burstbucker question

    Never seen BB1 or BB2 with a Gibson USA baseplate before. They used to have the blank baseplates with PAF stickers. But who knows, times change, Gibson changes specs when they feel like it. The caps in the control cavity are obvious replacements, so who knows what else was done.
  9. DonP

    The value of this guitar?

    Du Hast
  10. DonP

    LPC advice - different generations.

    First you should know the specs, and then, are they what you are looking for? Neck material is 1 piece mahogany. Fret size? Neck shape? Pickups would be 490R/498T if stock. Is this what you like? Doing your research ahead of time will prevent mistakes.
  11. DonP

    Japan Vs US

    If you are going there, then consider Charvels and Jacksons as well. Jackson PROs were so good that Jackson started downgrading the specs (like no more ebony) to force people to buy USA models. Oh, and none of my Gibsons will stay in tune anywhere near as well as my maple neck guitars. I think...
  12. DonP

    Show me your Les Paul Classics (1960 Reissue!)

    My avatar is a 1996 Premium Plus, zebra 496R/500T with push pull tones to split the coils. Sounds like a Tele with the coils split. Pots are 500K CTS, .015 and .022 orange drop caps.
  13. DonP

    LPC advice - different generations.

    I have a very worn 1977 LP Custom. I wanted it because I wanted a maple neck LP. The neck profile is great to me (I like slim necks). The frets are original, playable, but jumbos would be so much nicer. It is pretty heavy at 10lbs 12 oz. The tone is to die for. I am a metal player, but with...
  14. DonP

    Cloudy Nitro

    Sorry to wake up a 5 year old thread but... Which of the above methods have had actual success? I have a 1963 SG that was resprayed back in 2004. I hardly play it at all - is sits in a Historic case. I just noticed it is cloudy, pretty much all over the body. This was not done by sweaty...
  15. DonP

    Would you buy a Gibson Les Paul with poly finish?

    No, i would not. I'd pay less for poly, just like I'd pay less for a faded finish.
  16. DonP

    WTB: Guitar Center 1960 Reissue G0/R0 Les Paul in Lemonburst - FOUND!

    I got the wrong guitar at first and edited my post as fast as I could.
  17. DonP

    WTB: Guitar Center 1960 Reissue G0/R0 Les Paul in Lemonburst - FOUND!

    Here's one for $3K https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/2006-gibson-les-paul-g0-r0-1960-historic.2207009/
  18. DonP

    Moving to Hawaii, questions about humidity and transport to the islands.

    I bought a 1977 LP Custom from HI. The pots were frozen and the jack needed TLC from the humidity. I was able to De-Ox and clean everything up. I'd say to either use the knobs and jacks a lot of get some electronic lube and cleaner. De-Oxit is one of the best brands for this stuff.
  19. DonP

    Does this tail piece look right for a 93 60's reissue?

    I saw this today on CL as well. Let us know what you think if you go to see it. The price might be OK if you really want it. It is a 1993 the ad said. I don't think it is highway robbery. The tailpiece is a Gibson TP-6. They made them for a few years only. You could replace it with a regular...

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