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  1. decoy205

    WTB - 70's Grover 'Milk Bottle' Keystone head Tuner Gold for LP Custom

    Looking for a single treble side tuner like the one in the pic, but would consider a set if you have. Thanks! -John
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    Norlin Pickguard screw question

    Hey all, I posted this over in the norlin section but thought maybe people here would be of assistance: https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/pickguard-screw-sizes.450144/
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    Pickguard screw sizes?

    Hey All, I finally got around to working in the 73 custom I recently got. It came without a pickguard and I never really knew I was a “pickguard on” person! I found an early 70s custom guard and bracket and the guitar actually had the top mount screw but not the screw that mounts to the side of...
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    Case question

    I’m thinking about getting a newer style case for the 73 custom I just picked up. The original case handle is broken and I’m probably going to try and fix it, I was thinking a newer case would protect it better and be more useable. I then wondered if the newer cases mess with the older...
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    LP custom Pickguard Bracket

    Hey Folks, I found a pickguard on eBay for the 73 custom I just got but it has no bracket. Can’t seem to find a period correct one online. Is a current part still the same? Is a Creametone part an option? Any advice is helpful! I’m also looking for tulip tip milk bottle Grover tuners but...
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    NNCD! 1973 Ebony Les Paul Custom

    Hi All, This is my 2020 Xmas Present that I couldn’t wait to share... pics first: It seems to be in fantastic shape for an almost 50 year old guitar. I’ve always wanted a black custom, I had a 2007 for a few but sold that to fund another guitar. To me the newer ones don’t...
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    Gassing for a Norlin is Reverb a good starting point?

    I may be able to buy a new guitar at the top of next year. Really leaning towards an early 70s Custom. Probably can’t afford a case queen but want a player anyways. If you guys were on the hunt where would you start? I’m just doing some recon until I’m actually able to purchase. cheers!
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    Almost time for a new recording computer Mac or PC?

    I’ve been using my bro’s Mac Pro since about 2013 and before that I used a 2005 G5 tower. The Mac Pro is starting to really slow down and become unreliable and I can’t really update the software anymore since the hardware is old. I love the interface and usability of the MacOS and I’m used...
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    WTB MHD Pickup(s)

    I’m looking for one of Rayne’s bridge pickups. I’d prefer one on the higher output spectrum of things like an Asylum or a Straight Jacket. Not really looking for low output paf styles. I’d like uncovered with black bobbins but let me know what you have. I’m mostly in need of a bridge pup, but...
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    Repro Parts that will react to black light

    I put my guitar under a black light just to see if any of the parts would glow. I spent enough on them I figured why not see. The only parts that did were the Vintage Haven parts. The R/T ring lit up like a rave and the tuner tips were glowing but not as strong. The OTP rings I have did...
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    Mini Dirty Shirley and MF

    So I finally decided to take the plunge on the Friedman MDS. Then realized they were backordered most places. I saw MF had an open box in “mint” condition so I took a shot. Got it on Friday ups of course. I took it out to check it and noticed I heard a piece of metal moving around inside...
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    NRD - Awesome replica content within

    Last week, Jan 16th I took delivery of a special guitar. I’ve waited a long time for this beast, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It is without a doubt the best playing Les Paul I’ve had my hands on and certainly the best playing guitar I own. Pics first: IMG_2752 by...
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    Considering picking up a Marshall Lead 12 for home use

    Hi all, I'm trying to find a good soulution for a decent amp sound in my room. I've been doing a lot of reading and video watching on this amp lately and it seems like it can do a lot of what I need. It seems like they are going for around $150 bucks these days and it's not like I can go...
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    The International Workhorse of Mystery...The Infamous RIST WH007 Spotted

    Spotted on a secret operation in Northern NJ. Clearly some sort of espionage was taking place. I was able to document the sighting before the clandestine subject left the scene. I will post these but i'm sure at some point the evidence will be destroyed and filed in the Area 51 Archives...
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    The Rock Center tree 2013

    Passed the tree this morning. Thought I'd share! Merry Christmas! Let the Xmas tree posting begin!
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    One of my projects now on Itunes!

    I know its not that huge of a deal but finally after about 7 years this album is released. A lot of it was done with a '55 LP junior. Great guitar great tones. Just thought i'd share! http://smarturl.it/bosv_itunes :cool:
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    Peavey 5150 Troubleshooting Question? Amp Tech help?

    Hey Guys, I bought my 5150 around 6 years ago. It was obviously used quite a bit. It seemed to work ok for a while. Then when I stopped giggin it sat for a bit. and I played a show hear or there and had issues. i swapped the tubes and it would be ok for a while again then go back to this...
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    A very sad way for a 1959 to end up!

    1959 Gibson Les Paul Jr in Bad Shape for Parts | eBay :shock: Item # 350889452311
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    FS: Gibson deluxe Historic kluson tuners.

    Brief & Accurate Description: Full set of historic kluson tuners with bushings and screws barely used. Modifications (if any): No Accessories (hardshell case etc): No Location (City,State or City,Country): NY/NJ Area International OK? : If buyer pays additional...
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    FS: Pigtail Studs and Bushings Unaged

    Brief & Accurate Description: Pigtail Unaged Nickel Plated Studs and Bushings Modifications (if any): No Accessories (hardshell case etc): No Location (City,State or City,Country): NY/NJ Area International OK? : If buyer pays additions shipping Contact Info (No...


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