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    Where to get bone white P-90 cover, mini-hum ring, and pickguard to fit 2018 Classic - or should I go back to black?

    And so I realized the Gibson cream plastic is just too pink for my 2018 Pelham Blue Classic (that I made into a Deluxe), in the light I play it most of the time. I want to try bone white. Tried the ones on eBay, didn't fit. I'm not going without a pickguard, because the pickguard left a gnarly...
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    NAD: Mesa .50 Caliber+

    Atomic Music strikes again. I saw this and decided to try it out, possibly as reference to pick up my DC-5 mod project again. I almost had it earlier this year, but further tinkered with it and ended up further away from my goals. Meanwhile, the .50 Cal+ was almost everything I wanted out of...
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    NAD: Marshall Studio Vintage!

    I saw others posting their Studio Classics. I might as well add my NAD here, haven't seen a Studio Vintage over here. After wrecking my Marshall JTM60 (lousy thin traces and lousy clogged desoldering tip), I saw the Studio series. Turns out a Guitar Center had a Studio Vintage in, so I took a...
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    Double NAD: Silverface Vibro-Champ and tube Pathfinder

    I went up to DC for two reasons today. One was to try out a Deluxe that I knew Action Music had before committing to buying and installing a mini-humbucker (detailed in the latest post in my NGD thread at the moment). The other was that I had previously arranged a deal to meet in front of Atomic...
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    NGD - 2018 Classic, Pelham Blue

    My previous thread had me debating whether or not to pick up a 2018 Classic to turn into a Deluxe. This Pelham Blue Classic was hanging at my local Guitar Center, and was dropped enough in price enough that I traded my Tele towards it. I'm much more likely to find another blonde Tele than...
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    Converting P-90 Classic to Deluxe - good idea?

    As I have a humbucker-equipped and a P-90 equipped Les Paul already, I've toyed with the thought of converting the 2018 Classic into a Deluxe. I like the thin neck and non-weight-relieved body, but am not sure the bridge sound would be that much different from my Junior. Mini-hums would fill a...
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    NAD - Marshall JTM30

    After my NPD got my Mesa DC-5 sounding just right, I decided I needed a seven-string of some sort to make it chug. I remembered there were two Ibanez seven-strings, older made-in-Japan ones, up at a store I frequent. Sadly, they were in worse shape than I remembered. GAS still burning, I...
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    NPD - Ibanez TS-808

    Slightly unsatisfied by my SD-1, I was off to Guitar Center this weekend. I decided to pit the SD-1 against a Soul Food, and just for fun since it was also on sale, the legendary Tube Screamer. They also had a BD-2. As I suspected, the SD-1 just did not have enough of a boost. Was pleasantly...
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    NGD: 2016 SG Standard!

    Planned out my final gear purchase of the year / belated birthday present. Either was trading in one of my basses towards a second American Special Precision, to have one set up for flats and one set up for rounds, or my penultimate solidbody guitar. The bass I was trading in blew the other bass...
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    Considering PRS for 2015...which model?

    I want to get my gear-buying phase out of the way while I'm still young and have nobody but me and my wallet to stop me from buying gear. I'm aiming to have US examples of a Strat, Les Paul, pointy or two, and PRS as my core lineup. 2014 saw me get the Strat, Les Paul, and first pointy ('84...
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    Rewiring Nashville Tele to get neck+bridge?

    (Is this the proper place for pickup wiring questions?) Now that I have a proper Strat to handle middle+bridge, I want to rewire my Nashville Tele like this: middle middle+neck neck neck+bridge bridge But when I swapped the middle and neck leads, the neck+bridge was not...
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    NGD - 1983 American Standard Stratocaster

    Realized I don't have a Strat. Currently selling off stuff (and planned on either trading or buying-with-the-cash-from-the-sale a MIM Strat), but saw this at Sam Ash and got it knocked down to $580 with the help of one of those "void on used stuff" deals that really wasn't void. Never mind...
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    One pickup coil much quieter? Duncan Distortion broken?

    Would post this on JCFOnline because the problematic pickup is in a Jackson guitar, but it always seems to be down for me. I have a Duncan Distortion in a Jackson Rhoads (original pickup from what I can tell) that seems to be broken. I test it against a Super Distortion - the Super...
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    Back in the fold...NGD - '09 Trad Pro.

    I've been away for a while. The dark side and the world of pointy guitars was too much of a draw. On Friday, I saw what probably was a cherry sunburst Trad Pro II hanging on the used wall at GC. Yesterday, it was gone, and this showed up in its place for $300 less. I switched the knobs...
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    NGD / new here (Junior content)

    (sorta cross-post from HCEG) Upgrading from an Epi Studio, was originally thinking of getting a Custom, but the store didn't have any two-pickup Customs, and the Epis seem to be very similar in actual build and sound between Studio, Standard, and Custom. Realized that this was just in my...


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