Damn...this thing is COOL!
Flawless workmanship, beautiful fret work...they're tall...railroad tracks...like a Firebird.
If I knew nothing about this guitar and someone told me it was a boutique-y $2500 guitar, I would believe it.
Medium neck...not thin, not chunky.
I guess the measurements are...
Barely played...no bucklerash, no worming, virtually no fret wear.
Who the f#$% owns these things for so long without playing them?
Despite all the Norlin stuff, I would put this one with any Gibson I've played.
Just an exemplary guitar.
This one has the center block that has a space...
Gibson's answer to the Gretschbucker in terms of how poorly regarded they are.
I think their description says something to the effect of how they remain articulate when using a lot of gain, and that's just what they do. They probably say "tight and focused" as those terms are popular now.
Of all the goofy pickup questions, I don't think I've ever noticed this being asked.
I REALLY dig Firebirds, but I just can't dig the pickups.
Original ones are good (but not great...to me, anyway), and the modern ones have some good sounds, but some terrible ones, too.
Is there a PAF-style...
I like doing trades.
Guitars you wouldn't necessarily pursue, come to you.
This one is unplayed.
A little on the Liberace side, but I kind of dig it.
Biggest case on earth.
Smells like a cupcake.
Lowly and cheap.
Halfway through last night's gig, I put down the '74 Tele Custom (amazing WRHB neck pickup) and picked up my chosen backup: proletarian Epiphone Korina 58 V with the workin' man-priced pickups.
From the first couple of noodley notes just to make sure everything was plugged in, I...
One has a very low reading...3.something ohms.
Clearly there are questions and issues.
I just don't know enough to take a chance on them...yet.
What do you think?
You can see from the pic why I just don't need this one anymore.
Amp is dead mint.
Only gigged a handful of times and transported carefully with 6-sided Tuki cover (included).
All the goodness of a 5F6A Bassman plus a Drive channel and Reverb...
The adjuster thingy on my schnazzy 3-guitar stand turned to snot and could well have dropped 3 guitars at once. Dodged a bullet!
Contacted Hercules and got the typical gracious, 'No problem, Charlie-o...just send us pics, the serial # and THE SALES RECEIPT THAT YOU,OF COURSE, HAVE CAREFULLY...
I've been meaning to do this for....2 years, maybe?
I still feel like I need more time than the 20 minutes I had to devote to it.
'58 Bassman vs. Kendrick BadAssMan
How can one even compare?
Even 2 '58 Bassmans could be very different.
The K has modern glass, the F has old US glass with old...
After 35 years of gigging, I've had TWO lately.
1st...always-on delay with repeats turned off (which gives 1 repeat on my pedal) and just a tiny bit of time between so it doesn't sound like 2 notes, but 1 big, fat note.
I'm sure this isn't news to many of you, but I've always been a...
The never ending search for the ability to twist it up a little more without hurting people. We often don't mic, so this would be mainly for cranking it into the sweet spot. Just at home, I definitely noticed a drop in volume and a loss of high end. I'll haul it to the next gig and see how it...
...in the house.
I'll post pics later.
It showed up on craigslist for 3 bones and I couldn't resist.
Original TKL case.
These things are damn scarce...and I've never seen a black one.
It's been very well set up and plays really nicely.
Split shaft tuners (didn't expect that).