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    Replicas of replicas?!?

    This is s Facebook group- dedicated to Derrigs. It should be relatively open: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1439744702905772?ref=gysj What baffles me is all the people who own replicas of Derrigs. My working assumption is that deviation in his builds were purely incidental. But who am I to say?
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    P90s thoughts

    Not sure if this belongs here, or in reissues, or other or what..... but here it goes.... For Gibsons, I own an R8, a Custom Lite, and awesome SG Standard--- all with humbuckers, and a 60s Tribute with P90s. I am really into the P90s tone-- it is becoming my tone, and I am recording more and...
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    Thoughts on string gauge—

    I have long been a proponent of heavier strings— nothing extreme, but nothing too light. I use standard tuning. I like how heavier strings respond more quickly. Then I found this— on a really interesting channel: This seems to advocate more for lighter strings. Is this BS? Thoughts...
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    Les Pauls vs SGs- Price

    Ok - I own a range of Les Pauls: R8, Standard, and Tribute (for P90s). i also own an SG Standard- traded a MIM Cabronita Tele for it. I didn’t need another Gibson, but an even local trade like that?!? It has a massive neck that the previous owner couldn’t deal with. Granted an SG has its...
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    Refrigerators?!?

    They don’t make them like they used to. I had lived in 17 addresses during my tenure on this planet. Two addresses I lived long enough to buy new fridges for fashion— not necessity. That is 19 refrigerators. Some were 50s models in funky old apartments. All the rentals had dirt cheap fridges...
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    A tale of four Gibsons

    In chronological order-- there was a point in time when I had five Fenders--- three Teles (Baja, Cabronita, and a 72 Deluxe RI), a Strat and a US Jaguar. As of today, only the Baja remains.... so what happened? Every guitar has a story--- and those that don't seem to get cleared out of my...
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    ABR Bridges- installed backwards

    Am I hallucinating, or are a good number of ABR bridges mounted backwards on random guitars I see online? Or is it a ‘thing’- like top wrapping?
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    Anaconda burst: whats up?

    My local store has a close-out Slash anaconda burst for sale at a Standard price (give or take). On the Gibson site, they are listed well above an R9 price. I see that they offer different finishes, and some are signed, but is this a model made by Epiphone, Gibson USA, and as a Custom Shop...
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    Best approach for replacing production pickups?

    What is the best approach for trying a new set of non-quick connect pickups in a production Gibson? I’m not seeing better options than splicing in a quick connect plug. I could see replacing the ‘board ‘ if I am ready to really commit.... but until then, any better ideas?
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    Quck connect question

    i could open the cavities and check- but thought I’d ask here first: I have two guitars with 490/498 pickups. One has coil tapping- the other doesn’t. Do both use the same connectors- with empty pins on the regular pickups? Do both have 4 wire leads- and the same pickups- or do the regular...
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    NGD- 2014 R8 -Washed Cherry VOS

    Long and crazy story-- trying to find a local R8. Eventually I settled on the idea of getting a 2013 or newer, but I couldn't find anyone selling one locally.... so I waited... and waited... and posted a 'wanted to buy ad.' Eventually someone replied with this--- then he decided he wanted to...
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    What would you choose: R7, R8, or 68 RI?

    I'm looking at reissues-- based on price and location. I don't have so many options nearby. Initially, my ideal guitar was an R8-- for bang for the buck. I can't justify an R9-- as I intend to play this thing. In the past, my nicer guitars ended up being museum pieces, and life is too short...
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    VOS finish quality

    i’m looking at a few used VOS reissues- R8s and an R7. Several have backs in rough shape. Not horrible, but scratched, marked, a few dings. Is this more indicative how they were treated? Or— is this like my Tribute, were it scratches by just looking at it- regardless of how gentle I am-...
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    Why did you sell your reissue?

    I know guitars are guitars, at any price point. I know that needs and priorities change over time. I am looking at buying either an R8 or 68 Custom RI. I already have three production Gibsons, but was bit by the bug. Unfortunately there is nothing available locally. I am a bit skeptical about...
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    90s vs CS vs modern production Les Pauls

    i was recently on vacation and wandered into a guitar shop where they had a 98 Les Paul- more or less a clown burst. For a 20 year old guitar, it looked rough: finish checking around the bridge, some major dings, many frets were very worn under the G string, and a sizable chunk of finish...
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    Tuning Issues Solved Permanently

    I might be late to the party, but I had been struggling with my middle strings on my three Gibsons, using temporary fixes of lubing the nut. I had contemplated taking these in to a local luthier, but the bench fee runs around $100, and frankly, I don't trust the guy, based on some work that he...
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    Light background?

    i find light text on black unreadable outdoors- is there any way to flip the skin, for better contrast. MLP is always in ‘night mode.’
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    New LP pickup rings

    I was just at the guitar shop checking out the Gibson wall. What is going on with the rings on the models that don't ship with guards? In the attempt to countour the ring over the rise of the body carve, they look like a mess- squiggly gaps, etc. Or have I just noticed something that was...
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    Pickups on a 2010 SG Standard- what are they?

    I get it-- ostensibly they are a set of 498T and 490Rs, but I have a Les Paul with this pair, and frankly, this SG sounds much better. Are all these SGs that are unmolested containing these pickups? I picked this up on a bit of an impulsive trade-- and am not regretting it one bit. My...
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    SG- pickguard vs ring mounted pickups

    Aesthetics aside, what sayeth MLP about any difference between an SG with pickups mounted to a pick guard, versus in a set of rings mounted to the body? I stumbled across a Standard from 2010-- with guard mounted pickups-- in a trade. I wasn't really looking for an SG, nor did I need one, but...


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