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  1. BadPenguin

    NUPD!!!!

    I have always been a Custom fan. In my humble and completely useless opinion, consider the Custom the epitome of guitar perfection. I have had a few in my life, ranging from a 71, 75, 79, 81 and a 90. (Which was NOT the best Gibson put out by a LONG shot.) Had a standard or 2, but never really...
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    Belated showing off a NUGD!

    Hey all. I got this beastie a couple of months ago, and been too busy at work, and too busy on the guitar, to finally post pics of it. A 1977 Aria Pro II PE 125. SOLID maple cap on a 1 piece mahogany body, maple neck and fretboard, and that wonderful German carved top. Playability wise, it's...
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    New used Aria Pro II PE-130 Day!

    Well, the other day I had another Hatching day..... sigh. So to beat the blues, went down to my fav shop in central Florida with a few guitars in tow for possible trading. First off, he teased the hell out of me with showing me a real 56 Paul Custom, followed by a 62 Ric Capri, then a Ric from...
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    Meet my New Vintage Gibby Day!!!

    Hey all, While down in the middle of the state of Florida, where it was just cold....., I brought a few of the guitars I haven't been playing to my fav vintage shop. After playing a few Firebirds, (nice, but lifeless.) a KILLER Paul Custom from 74 with original hangtags. (A bit over my meager...
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    New pedal day, and a question for the tube heads

    I recently pickup from feebay, a Little Bear Tube Distortion. It uses a 6N4 tube as the driver. Alas, the person who shipped it to me, didn't know the basic shipping rule: Bubble wrap is your friend. (NOT paper towels!) So the supplied tube came in multiple pieces. I am using a 12AX7 in it, and...
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    Well, I tried......

    NOT to buy a new used guitar. I mean, I really tried since I have 75 of them, but this popped up, and I couldn't say no to it's siren like call. My wife and I were some 40 miles away, looking for food, and saw a pawn shop we never saw before. Well of course we had to check it out. There she...
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    My new used Gibby day!!!

    Hey all. Well I tried. I didn't go looking at a guitar for almost a month. Wasn't thinking about getting one. Had no desire for one, nor need for one...... sighs and shakes his head. Went to a store in Orlando, and wanted strings. And ONLY strings mind you, and..... walked out the door with...
  8. BadPenguin

    NGD! ES 139

    Greetings all! While on a trip down south, found this beauty in a GC, AND for a good price! A 2013 ES139. The all maple construction reminds me of my L6S. It's a really wonderful playing and sounding guitar, that for some reason was discontinued a year after being released. Go figure....
  9. BadPenguin

    What say you people?

    this has been on a local CL, and they look..... well, more Kung Pow chicken then Kentucky fried. Real or fake? https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/msg/6044797623.html
  10. BadPenguin

    A Craig'sList STEAL!!!!

    Greetings all! Found this on CL yesterday, and 20 minutes after it being posted, it was MINE! 2002 Gibson Les Paul Voodoo. All original, including the infamous but all too common neck crack, missing a bridge, and it came with the original red and black faux alligator case. yes, it has a TRC, but...
  11. BadPenguin

    New used Epiphone Day!!!

    Hey all, Let me preface this by stating for the record, I have never been the biggest fan of Epiphones. (I have friends who play them, and I associate with them, does that count? :)) I have a good Epiphone, a 79 Genesis Deluxe, and a couple of crappy acoustics. BUT I have been seriously looking...
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    Orlando Florida Guitar show

    Hey all, just thought you may be interested. http://www.guitarexpo.net/ Jan 27, (Dealers only) Jan 28 Jan 29 Went to last years, quite decent selection. May attend, may not. It would be my 3rd trip to Orland in a month, and I am not so fond of the 3 hour drive.
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    NUGD! Always wanted a Gibson Moderne so......

    I ended up with this instead! :p A 1999 Korean made Epiphone "Mo'baby". (Stupidest name EVER!) Despite the toy like look of this, it plays quite nicely. A 24 3/4" inch scale neck mated to a 3/4 sized body. The pickup is the cheapest thing Epiphone has ever made, and the speaker sounds like...
  14. BadPenguin

    Best. Wife. EVER! Period.

    Today, my wife and I were out, and we stopped at a guitar store. I have been wanting an old/older tube amp, you know, something small and vintage, and this store had 2 that were interesting. So I grabbed a guitar, and tried them out. After about 10 minutes on each, realized I hated both of them...
  15. BadPenguin

    Nuibbyd!!!

    Hey all, as everyone knows by now, I am an Ibanez fan. I think for what they charge 500 for, you can't get the same quality for 3 times the price. I picked this guy up, at all places, GC, cheap with a case. A 2008 SAS32EXFM, made in China, and practically un-played. I think a kid got it...
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    Another joins the flock!

    The other day, while in Georgia, found this beast in a pawn shop. A 1979/80 Carvin CM130. After some time talking him down, saved $350 I might add, I took it home, and needed to clean the pots and replace a switch. Imagine my horror and shame when after taking 6 hours to take the cavity cover...
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    Epiphone neck question

    hey all, Recently saw an Epi Paul, honey burst, lightly figured top, yadda yadda... with a 6, I think, digit ink stamp. the neck joint looked as if there was a type of black felt under the fingerboard, and that the neck joint was unusual in the fact it looked like it wasn't glued in. I would...
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    Looking for a Gibson Sonex decal.

    hey all, recently I picked up an early 80's Sonex 180. (please don't laugh, it was cheap) And I am looking for a waterslide decal "The Gibson Guitar Company USA" yes, that crappy one they had on the Sonex. The reason for needing it, is: well the monkey boy who had this poor thing, decided to...
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    Guitar show in Orlando FL!

    If anyone is interested, or is down by Micky Mouse, here is something to do other than Disney. http://www.guitarexpo.net/ No, I am not affiliated with the show, just thought you may want to know. I will be there, just look for the old guy with the long hair, wearing a blue floral shirt. :cool:
  20. BadPenguin

    Yes, there's still hope on CL!!!

    As you know, I am a CL whore. I don't care if I don't need it, I still look. It's entertainment. Anyway, while perusing yesterday I saw this: a 1981 Les Paul Custom. Original flip out tuners, original T top pickups, all original electronics and tailpiece, with a replaced bridge with string saver...




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