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  1. danzego

    Does the back grain pattern have any affect on resonance, sustain, sound quality, etc?

    Posting this here because it's not just Historic/Reissue specific. This might seem crazy or anal, but bear with me. We're not all here discussing these things because we don't care. I also have to make a decision on this one in the next 24 hours. I'm currently in discussion with Gibson for a...
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    NGD: 60th Anniversary 1960 V1 LP Standard

    I always wait a week or so to post a NGD (I find anything earlier to be a jinx and I end up returning the item). I received this last Thursday after having my eye on it for a couple of months and finally buying it. I got a nice deal on it (just short of 20% off). It's a great guitar that is a...
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    Question about VOS and what to expect

    I should be checking out an R9 tomorrow at GC that was sent over from another store and, as such, I’d like to know what I should expect in terms of condition. I’m completely new to Custom Shop level stuff (all my Gibsons have been production guitars so far), so I’m not sure what I should expect...
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    What does a Southern Fade REALLY look like? Any owners have pictures?

    Let’s face it- when most people (myself included) post a picture of their guitar on a NGD or otherwise, we do things like take the picture in optimal lighting so the LP glows, turn the guitar to make the flame pop out, etc. High quality YouTube videos and store photos with shop lighting don’t...
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    New to RI’s. What’s the deal with Carmelita?

    I’m a current 2019 Traditional and 50’s Standard owner and I’ve decided to start seriously researching an RI. I ran across the “Carmelita” moniker in Chicago Music Exchange. I’ve looked into it a bit but am not getting too far. What’s the average measurement of a Carmelita neck profile and how...
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    50s Standard: Went from NGD to binding ridge on the neck, now final resolution

    Hey, folks! Quick refresher (I'll try to make it brief). Some may remember that I posted a new gear day thread for my 50s Standard that I got back in mid June. That was for this beauty: I got it from Wildwood Guitars. Shortly after their 48 evaluation period ended (during which I was...
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    How common is a ridge where the neck wood and binding meet?

    Hey folks, Recently bought a 50’s Standard (did a NGD thread here a bit over a week ago) and I’ve noticed a small ridge on each side of the neck where the binding and wood meets. In general, it’s not very extreme and I didn’t notice it right when I first got the guitar, but now that I found it...
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    NGD Standard 50’s

    I bought this brilliant LP Standard 50’s through Wildwood Guitars. I’ve been watching their site for a few weeks now, they got new stock last week, and when I saw this one, it made me saw “Whoa!” our loud. I knew I had to have it! Troy at Wildwood was nice enough to cut me a deal to make me...
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    Intonation madness

    Over this weekend, I bought a Polytune 3 tuner with it in mind to intonate my arsenal (I know it’s not a genuine strobe tuner, but it’s supooosed to be fairly accurate). My first test was intonating my LTD EC1000T/CTM and that went swimmingly. My plan was to take my LP Traditional 2019 into the...
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    NGD 2019 Traditional pt II (finally got a sunny day for pictures)

    Yep, finally got some sun out Portland, OR way. Took the day off work for my little boy’s birthday and it seemed like a good time to take some better pictures. Sorry to post another NGD thread for the same guitar, but the pictures came out well enough to where I didn’t want to bury them in the...
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    NGD 2019 Traditional

    Took delivery of a 2019 Traditional, looking to replace a 2018 Traditional I just got that I’m not 100% convinced is the one (I still have a few days left to return, so the best one this weekend wins). I need to take some sunlight pics, but I got it late last night and it’s early morning now...
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    NAD! Fender Mustang II

    After hearing about it yesterday morning on these forums, seeing it in the GC sales ad, and watching a few demo vids on YouTube, I decided to pick one of these up. It's a $200 amp, which I got for $180 (10% off trade in coupon). So anyway, for what it is (inexpensive solid state modeling amp)...
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    Redplating question

    Hey gents... I have an Egnater Tweaker. About a month ago, I turned on the amp (hadn't played it since a few months prior) and I began hearing a static crackling sound. I smelled a faint burning, so I checked the tubes and one of the power tubes (6V6) was lit up pretty bright in the middle. I...
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    NAD! :d

    Awesome. After a long hunt and going through a string of amps, my new amp came in today. I ordered an Egnater Tweaker head and cab. It's 15 watts of VERY versatile amplifier. I haven't had a chance to crank it yet, but at bedroom and slightly higher than that levels, it sounds simply fantastic...
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    Can I turn an open back cab into an open/closed back cab?

    I have a Vox Night Train head that I have paired with an Epi Valve Junior 1X12 open back cab, stock Eminence Lady Luck speaker that I plan to replace with something else ASAP. I went with this speaker cab because it's a well built cab at a price I could afford with the Night Train. This is what...
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    Saw a new Studio model yesterday at GC

    At least I think it was. Sorry, no pics. Anyway, it apparently just came in yesterday and is an Alpine White Studio with all black hardware. That is, even the bridge, tailpiece, and the tuners (non-tulip style) are black. It had uncovered, coil tapped pickups, though I'm not sure what they...
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    Trying to narrow down between a few lower wattage tube amps. Suggestions?

    I would much appreciate opinions on a couple of low wattage tube amps I've played or considered, perhaps even a suggestion if you have one. PLEASE don't bash something that you have no personal experience with or just saying it because it's the "in" thing to do (I'm convinced that half the...
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    Is it just me, or do Super Champ XD's sound nasty?

    I've been looking into getting a decent small amp that doesn't cost too much for home playing. I have a Champion 600, but it just doesn't sound all that great with my LP VM and that 6 inch speaker. I tried out a Super Champ XD because so many people have good things to say about it and...
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    Want to be the President of Gibson? (Wait, is this real?!?!)

    Hmmm...I wonder what to make of this. Maybe the newest Peavey thread going around has a bit more weight to it than we think. :hmm: A lot of high level jobs over at Gibson right now, including president of the company. On Monster? Seriously? Look at the bottom of the listings: Gibson...


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