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  1. PoorMan

    Aging an Uncovered 'Bucker?

    I have success aging metal parts with PCB Etchant. But I have an uncovered humbucker I'd like to age for my HM. Has anyone aged an uncovered humbucker? How did you do it? Pics appreciated.
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    2020 SG Standard '61 - Frets Glued?

    Just got a new SG Standard '61. Does anyone know if Gibson glues the frets in on these? And if so, what kind of glue is used? Thanks!
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    Truss Rod Adjustment - Neck keeps moving

    Tightened the truss rod on my Edwards LP (about 1/8 of a turn) yesterday afternoon. Seems the neck is taking considerably longer to settle than I am used to. I keep going back to find the tuning sharp, retune, come back hours later and I'm sharp again. Checked tuning just now (a day later)...
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    Replacement Cream Pickup Rings - Edwards

    EDIT: I give up. Now I am on the search for white curved bottom rings....I'll dye them. Anyone know of a source? Greetings all. The banana pudding yellow pickup rings on my Edwards are driving me insane. I tried black rings--ugly. Does anyone make decent cream color plastics for MIJs? The...
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    Scott Hill from Fu Manchu's Dan Armstrong Guitar Specs?

    Does anyone know the details of his Dan Armstrong guitars? I'm particularly interested in the pickup adapter that allows him to run hotrails pickups. I've Googled high and low and cant find any details. GCI once offered an adapter for full size humbuckers, but has since discontinued them. I...
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    WTB: Edwards E-LP Pickguard

    Longshot, I know... Looking for an Edwards E-LP pickguard. Ideally I'm after a BWB LP Custom pickguard, but I'll likely take any Edwards E-LP pickguard.
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    ISO: Replacement Brass Nashville Bridge Saddles - Unnothced

    Title says it all. I have a funky Nashville bridge that needs new saddles. All I can find is Zinc replacements, trying to find either unplated or nickel plated brass, unnotched saddles. Thanks!
  8. PoorMan

    Selling in the Member Classifieds - Brand New Members, Zero Posts

    I've had 2 different guitars for sale in the member classifieds and had two different members (or not), with zero posts, inquire about the guitars immediately after opening their accounts. Strikes me as fishy at best. Anyone else experiencing this?
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    FS: Edwards LP Custom (incl HSC) $850 Shipped

    Greetings all, I went nuts buying guitars last year and the truth of the matter is I have very little time to play guitar anymore. Time to stop hoarding and put a few up for sale. Accordingly, I am not interested in trades at this time. This guitar has about 1 hour play time and includes HSC...
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    SOLD!

    SOLD! New nickel plated Pigtail intonatable bridge. From the website: Wrap-Around Intonatable Tailpiece Our new Intonatable Tailpiece is a direct retrofit for Gibson, Epiphone PRS, PRS Import, Hamer, and Hamer Import guitars with non-intonatable wrap-around bridges. Will also work as a...
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    SOLD

    SOLD Greetings all, I went nuts buying guitars last year and the truth of the matter is I have very little time to play guitar anymore. Time to stop hoarding and put a few up for sale. Accordingly, I am not interested in trades at this time This is a reissue Gibson Melody Maker that came...
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    Pitted Bone Nut Blank

    Not a luthier, but I like to tinker. Primarily with setups and electronics. Today I was attempting to make a new bone nut for my Warmoth Fender Mustang. It has a 12" radius neck, 12" radius nut slot, and a 1 5/8" length...so pre-made/shaped nuts aren't available to the best of my knowledge...
  13. PoorMan

    FS: New Faber Aged Nickel Wireless Bridge

    New, never used Faber aged nickel wireless bridge with unplated brass saddles. SOLD Thanks, Dave
  14. PoorMan

    My Historic Makeover

    My guitar is hanging out at Historic Makeovers with Gary C's guitar so I figure it's time I started a thread. I've posted a few threads trying to decide what color(s) to go with on my 1999 R7 Goldtop. My intention was to redo the metallic yellow "goldtop" in the vintage correct gold, but I...
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    Historic Makeover - Burst or Goldtop

    Kim and the boys are working on my R7 Goldtop. At the shop they are saying I should do a burst instead of gold. Need help deciding. EDIT: Decided on Iced Tea burst. See pg 2 for photo of guitar that helped me decide.
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    Darkback or Natural on HM Goldtop?

    Sent my R7 goldtop in to Kim for a makeover. I'm on the fence on whether I should do the back natural or darkback. Looking to you all to help me decide. Left Natural. Right Darkback.
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    Show Me Your Historic Makeover

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to install pickups in my buddy's newly acquired HM and was duly impressed. I've found myself on HM's website quite a bit the past few days considering sending my '99 R7. But enough about me. Show me what ya got!
  18. PoorMan

    Affordable Cream Poker Chip?

    Where can I get a decent affordable "cream" poker chip for my LP these days? Doesn't need to be vintage accurate, just trying to get away from the Gibson pink tone Want new, not reliced Thanks, Dave
  19. PoorMan

    Finish Crack...or worse?

    Greetings all. Pulled my 2000 LP Classic out and noticed a crack in the cutaway that runs along the seam of the maple top and mahogany back. It runs the entire length of the cutaway, but is worse nearest the neck joint. I'm trying to determine if this is a finish crack or delamination between...
  20. PoorMan

    Cracking around Headstock Inlay - Repair?

    I own a 2000 LP Classic that I like very much. The Gibson headstock inlay has that all too common finish cracking all around the perimiter. It's starting to bother me so I'm thinking I might repair it. Anyone repaired one of these? How was it done? Wondering if I could flood it with thin CA...


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