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  1. Saiko

    ES-335 pickup identification (Shaw's?) - Mystery Solved!

    Hey everyone, just wanted to post this here hoping for the pickup experts to chime in. As seen in my other post in the other Gibson's section I recently acquired a 1983 ES-335. It appears at some point the bridge pickup was changed but appears to be from the same era as the guitar. Being a 335...
  2. Saiko

    Incoming NGD: Chris Cornell ES-335... Not the sig model.

    So the thread title is a bit misleading, but here goes! I was hesitant to post this given the nature of the guitar but I have had the chance to verify some info so I wanted to go ahead and share. I have always been a huge Soundgarden and Chris Cornell fan (my favorite singer) and was recently...
  3. Saiko

    NGD: 2018 SG Standard

    So I ordered this brand new 2018 SG standard from Sweetwater (Top notch customer service as always) and it came in yesterday. My first new Gibson purchase since 2006 and my first SG ever. Needless to say, I am a very happy camper! I think I did well; she sounds as good as she looks and plays...
  4. Saiko

    Vintage Les Paul Deluxe Mini-Humbucker output question... 14k?

    Hey everyone, had a question about a late 60s Deluxe mini humbucker I recently purchased online. I have no reason to doubt that it is what they say it is but as I understand, vintage Les Paul Deluxe Mini-humbuckers generally are wound in the upper 6k to lower 7k range. This one I purchased has...
  5. Saiko

    NGD 2012 Les Paul Traditional

    So this came in today, a new to me Traditional Plus. I got it after waiting for a while to replace a wine red Studio that I unfortunately had to sell a couple years ago when money was tight. The pictures below do not do the top justice but I just had to show her off! I would say this is the...
  6. Saiko

    FS: 2005 LP Studio Wine Red w/ Upgrades *Price Drop*

    Hey guys, this is my Craigslist ad. For MLP members I will do the guitar $775 shipped via Paypal in the continental US or $725 in person for cash. The guitar is an '05 Les Paul Studio with an RS Guitar Works modern kit and Gibson 490 pickups. It also has a Tonepros locking bridge and a Gotoh...
  7. Saiko

    NGD - Ovation Elite Acoustic!

    Actually got this a couple of days ago and have already played a set with it. It's a brand-new Ovation Elite Standard in Autumn Burst. Been looking for a new acoustic for a while and since I wanted something to be used at gigs, I went with Ovation. I added the pearl-buttoned Grover tuners myself...
  8. Saiko

    Amp not working - Help!

    I don't usually post in the Amps section here but I am having a problem. I have a Crate Blue Voodoo BV120H tube amp head and it just stopped working. No popping or hissing, all fuses are fine, no sound at all and everything is hooked up. Power indicator light turns on but no sound at all and...
  9. Saiko

    ESP Eclipse Standard Hardware - Help!

    Hey guys, having an issue with my ESP Eclipse Standard, Japan 4-knob version with the full horn if that makes a difference. I went to replace the hardware with Tonepros hardware and the bridge tailpiece holes are too large for the bushings to fit. I purchased the metric tailpiece which I thought...
  10. Saiko

    New toy! Vox AC30 CC2

    So I got a new amp yesterday, a used but wonderful Vox AC30 CC2. Always wanted an AC30 and I know this model had mixed reactions from some, but so far I love it! It handles clean tones and light distortion better than any other and with an overdrive pedal in front, it is heaven! I absolutely...
  11. Saiko

    New Pickup... EMG 60X Chrome

    Have had this as the neck pickup in my ESP Eclipse for a few weeks now, figured I would give my thoughts for what they are worth since EMG just released the X-series in chrome and gold a few weeks ago. First impressions were that this pickup was a little sterile. I wasn't sold on it...
  12. Saiko

    Wiring QUestion (RS Kits)

    Hey guys, got a question. I am replacing the EMGs in my LP studio with passive pickups since I have 3 other EMG-equipped guitars. The guitar is relatively dark sounding in the neck position. I want to be able to roll the neck off to use for clean rhythms efficiently but still want a good kick...
  13. Saiko

    Jimmy Page #3 anyone?

    Well, not exactly, but that's what I am reminded of by these... I am really digging that finish, especially on the dark back. 2009 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM SHOP 1957 HISTORIC 57 RARE! - eBay (item 270521538090 end time Feb-05-10 09:51:42 PST) 2009 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM SHOP 1957 HISTORIC 57...
  14. Saiko

    New toy... ESP Eclipse!!!

    My new guitar, well new to me. It's used but not abused. Just got it today, LP Style ESP Eclipse. The lawsuit model that Gibson won't allow to be made or sold in the US. Just showing it off because it kicks ass! I love this guitar already! :thumb:
  15. Saiko

    Need help with a semi-hollowbody! (Identification)

    Hey there everyone. I recently saw a guitar at my local guitar center that I loved the look of and I am dying to know what it is! I have searched for pictures of different ES model numbers that I don't know and have not found it. It looked similar to an ES-175 but was much smaller and thinner...
  16. Saiko

    New Toy...

    So I am at my local guitar store today and come across this Les Paul Special. Never been a fan of Specials or Juniors but always was interested in an LP with P-90s so I figured I would play it, not expecting to really buy it. It was made in 1997 and was really beat up considering. So I plug it...
  17. Saiko

    Best prices/dealers for R9?

    Hi there. I am finally gonna get a R9. It will be a ways away due to having to save up the cash and whatnot, but I wanted to start here. I was curious as to some of the better dealers (online) to get them from at decent prices. Obviously a $5k+ R9 from Guitar Center that has been played by a...
  18. Saiko

    Pickup cover question...

    Hey guys, I was curious about the pickups on The Ede's 1975 Les Paul Custom he auctioned off last year. I figured this was as good a place as any to ask since it is LEs Paul related. He appears to have gold pickup covers on it that are open instead of covering the pickup. I would like to do...
  19. Saiko

    A Small Problem...

    Well, I recently had a crazy idea. I want to put a Trapeze style tailpiece on one of my Les Pauls, preferably a Supreme. The problem arises with the old tailpiece holes. Anyone ever done something like this? (As crazy as it sounds) What would be the best thing to do about the tailpiece holes? I...
  20. Saiko

    58 VOS LP Question

    Hey there everyone. I am kinda new here but I am in the process of trying to save up for a Plain top (58) Reissue Les Paul and I seem to have a Dilemma. I want a Tobaccoburst finish with a dark back. Almost every 58 I have seen in pictures seems to come with the bright red back. Does Gibson even...




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