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  1. bluesky636

    Amp Noise

    I decided to replace both plate resistors and the cathode resistor/bypass cap on the 12AX7.That seems to have done the trick. After a total of about an hour playing and just sitting idling there is just a barely audible hiss. I'm satisfied.
  2. bluesky636

    Amp Noise

    This is the most likely cause. It is not due to outside interference, bad cables, or poor power.
  3. bluesky636

    Amp Noise

    One of my amps has started making a soft crackling noise. The noise sounds like a combination of static and rustling leaves. The amp in question is a Weber 5F1 Champ clone that I built about 5 years ago. It is modified with a 5F2A tone stack replacing the low level input jack. Speaker is a...
  4. bluesky636

    I've been wanting to name my Les Paul for a while.

    My 2014 Custom Shop R8, "Plain Jane":
  5. bluesky636

    Sticker switch cavity R9

    Why is this even a question/thread?
  6. bluesky636

    After years of painstaking buying and trying, many tens of thousands of dollars spent, I've finally found the best Les Paul... and it's an R8!

    Sorry. Lost interest after the first paragraph. Nice R8, though. I have an R8 also and love it.
  7. bluesky636

    Gold script coming off?

    The guitar is 11 years old. What do you expect Gibson to do?
  8. bluesky636

    Would it be Inappropriate to Put Reflector Knobs on My 50s Standard?

    I hate reflector knobs. They look cheap and tacky.
  9. bluesky636

    Red Eye Les Paul pickup specs?

    Real one or Collector's Choice? http://es.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-Custom/Collectors-Choice-16-1959-Les-Paul-Redeye.aspx
  10. bluesky636

    New to RI’s. What’s the deal with Carmelita?

    Since no one seems able or willing to actually answer you question, here is the web page for Carmelita. Scroll down to the section on Neck. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Custom/Collector-s-Choice-37-1959-Les-Paul-Carmelita.aspx
  11. bluesky636

    NGD 2018 R9, have a few questions.....

    Are you happy with the way the guitar plays and sounds? If yes, why do you care about a slight amount of orange peel that you can only see with LED light? What difference does the length of the pickup wires make? Guitars sometimes feed back. How loud were you playing? How close were you to the...
  12. bluesky636

    Aged True Historic - Factory Buckle Rash or Not

    Could someone please explain what exactly a "mint condition" reliced/aged guitar is and how would you know?
  13. bluesky636

    R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

    If it doesn't affect playability, I don't see the big deal. Give the fret board a good oiling, let t soak in for a while, then buff it. See if it makes a difference.
  14. bluesky636

    Original 59' on reverb.

    It's on Burst Serial people: http://www.burstserial.com/index.php?/category/1187
  15. bluesky636

    This has been nagging at me!!

    Climate change nags at me. Bridge/tailpiece angle not so much. :Ohno:
  16. bluesky636

    What factors influenced you to buy your Historic?

    Just got a large bonus at work, walked into my favorite guitar store and saw it hanging on the wall. Love at first sight. Played it for a few minutes and bought it. 2014 R8
  17. bluesky636

    To Anyone Who Has Played a Vintage Les Paul

    I got to play the real Goldie at Rumble Seat Music when it was still in Carmel-by-the-Sea, The grin says it all.
  18. bluesky636

    To Anyone Who Has Played a Vintage Les Paul

    I got to play the real "Goldie". :acoustic: http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/i-got-to-play-the-real-goldie.336667/
  19. bluesky636

    Price check on a R8 please

    I paid just under $3000 for my 2014 R8 2 years ago. It is absolutely flawless with all case candy.
  20. bluesky636

    Historic Makeovers' effect on Acoustic Tone

    Frankly, I don't care what an electric guitar sounds like acoustically.


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