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  1. Frozen Rat

    New bridge

    Bought a 2021 50s Les Paul Standard. Loving it so far, but I'm thinking of a mod. The guitar had a G string buzz which I finally tracked down to the bridge. I solved it a few minutes ago, but I'm wondering about putting in a different bridge, one that's maybe a bit more stable, a bit less prone...
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    P90 Gibson/PRS/Eastman Guitar Search Ends

    I ended up buying an R6. I tried to play the new 2019 50s P90 but couldn't find one anywhere in NorCal. I played an Eastman SB56, liked the price, didn't like the tone all that much. My new R6 pictured below is a 2019 model built in January. It's 8lbs 9oz, right in the sweet spot of where I...
  3. Frozen Rat

    Disappointing day playing Gibson Les Pauls

    I'm on the hunt for a P90 guitar and have started a couple threads on it, which got some nice replies (thanks all). In the vein of "there's no substitute for playing them in person" I went and played specials, juniors, R6s, SG Classic P90s, Les Paul Classic P90s and didn't like any of them...
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    Where do True Historics end and regular Historics resume?

    Speaking of year of manufacture. I saw an online retailer advertising a 1958 reissue 2018 model as a "True Historic." That's either a misunderstanding on that retailer's part or Gibson made the TH models into 2018. 2015 is of course the year they started. I have heard that the TH models were...
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    2019 Gibson Models w/ P90s

    I know you guys can't decide for me on what to buy, but I want to see if I can get a conversation started that will help me make up my mind: I'm in the market for another Les Paul. It will be a Gibson Les Paul with P90s. I started out considering these three choices. 1) R6 reissues from 2013...
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    UPDATED: Solved. Minor ABR-1 Issue

    On my most recent R6 purchase the treble E string barely clears the back of the bridge, and this after I reversed the saddle to give it a tiny bit of extra height. When I say minor, I can slip a .02 mm spacer under the string and the bridge and it's a tight fit (a human hair might not fit...
  7. Frozen Rat

    Better and more pics of dirty lemon R8

    As requested, here are two more pics of my new 2016 R8 in dirty lemon (or lemon burst, I'm not sure which). As I was saying in the original thread, I've admired these every time I've seen a NGD of one here. It has way more flame to the top than R8s typically have. I think Gibson has really...
  8. Frozen Rat

    NGD - Dirty Lemon

    I've been wanting another R7/R8 or R9 since I sold my last one (an R8) in a failed mission to go all-acoustic. I know a lot of folks buy and love their Standards, Traditionals, Studios, etc., but those just aren't for me. I played a bunch today, but was not moved in the slightest by any of them...
  9. Frozen Rat

    2018 Historic Frets

    I bought a 2018 Gibson LP ('56) reissue with the new, narrow-tall frets. I have mixed emotions about these frets and I'm wondering if others might feel as I do. I am using the stock 10s on it. The good: They're easy on the bends and generally feel nice under the fingers. They make the strings...
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    String problems on reissue Les Paul

    I have owned my R6 a little over 2 months now and I changed strings tonight for the second time and had the same problem as the first string change. The bass E string exhibited this wooly sounding buzz. The first time I thought it was because I cut the string before putting it on the post and...
  11. Frozen Rat

    R0 NGD -- tone knob question too

    My recently purchased R0 arrived today. In the pictures below it is the one to the left. I think that is called bourbon burst, or maybe tobacco burst. It's a 2014 just like its sibling next to it, my R8. I bought it off a very nice gentleman advertising it on Reverb. It's used but you'd be hard...
  12. Frozen Rat

    58 Reissue with 59 neck

    Went looking for a '60 reissue because I had a 58 and a 57 a while back and never could get used to the big necks. I looked high and low for a good guitar at a good price (here, TGP, eBay, Reverb) but a combination of sellers being stubborn in their negotiations with unreasonable expectations...
  13. Frozen Rat

    I'm new, and this here guitar is too.

    I'm new here so I'll start by introducing the only electric guitar I own. I could have more, but I sold them. I'm sticking to one acoustic and one electric because I'm simplifying my life. Here's what I decided I'd keep forever, or until it's stolen, explodes or I sell it to buy a new kidney...

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