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    How important are looks to you?

    How important are looks to you when picking up your guitar, or judging someone else's guitar choice? If someone showed up to a rootsy blues jam with a pointy Ibanez 7-string, but could wail like one of the Kings (Al, BB, whoever), would shrug it off, or wonder why they were playing that sort of...
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    "Lady" - my Les Paul Gold Top

    This thread is for the general discussion of the guitar "Lady" - my Les Paul Gold Top. Please add to the discussion here.
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    Use for Middle Position in HHH LP

    Hey! I just wanted to share a recent success I've had tinkering with one of my axes TL;DR: put in a humbucker sized p90, did a magnet swap, and added a high pass capacitor to create a p90 'bridge' pickup tone This guy is a second hand Chibson that I, understandably, got for dirt cheap from a...
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    The pickup magnet rabbit hole...

    In your experience, how much do different brands of the same grade of magnet differ tonally? I have an JB with an A2 in the bridge of my Les Paul. I loved it before the magnet swap, then loved it even more after swapping in an aftermarket A2 that I bought from Philadelphia Luthiers. The A2...
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    Awesome '57 Classic Magnet Swaps

    Hey! I haven't seen too many threads of magnet swaps for the '57 classic. It seems to be one of Gibson's more popular pups, so maybe that's why you don't see it being modded so often, but I'm still curious whether anyone else has done it. I swapped the magnets on mine for an A4 in the neck...
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    Cleaning up the mud on a 490R

    Hey! I thought I'd share a quick, 5 cent mod that turned my muddy sounding 490R into a pickup whose tones I absolutely love. This is definitely not a new trick, and I'm not smart enough (or old enough) to be the first to do it, but it was very successful for me, so I thought I'd share. TLDR...
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    Adding Humbucker Covers Without Rolling off Treble?

    Hey! Does any know of a type of humbucker covers that I could put on a pair of Zebra bobbins that won't roll the treble off? I know its only a subtle effect, but I do notice it. Also, I'm already using 1 Meg pots, and boosting the treble on my amp doesn't quite sound the same as having it...
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    1 meg PUSH/PUSH pots?

    Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster (be gentle....) I'm a big fan of 1meg pots, especially in my LPs. I think the combo of mid/bass heavy pickups with a 1meg pot seems to give a huge frequency spectrum – max highs, max lows. But anyway... I'm interested in finding 1meg push/push...


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