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  1. BrianB

    1976 Ibanez Concord E-684 (lawsuit era Hummingbird acoustic copy) info wanted

    I've been asked to remove the sticker that (long ago) was put on the top of this old girl. I've been looking, but I can't find really any information about how these were finished. Is it lacquer or poly? I legit can't tell by looking at it. It's a 1976 FujiGen product. Any help...
  2. BrianB

    Old Dimarzio ID?

    I pulled this out of an Epiphone Emperor T (of all things) a couple years ago. Kinda always wondered about it...how old, what model. Decided to take a couple pics and ask. Anyone have an idea what this is and maybe how old? The lead is four conductor; red, green white and black, with a solid...
  3. BrianB

    Help needed, 1962 Melody Maker pickguard

    Hey all, I'm going to try to get the ball rolling on this husk of a MM I got a while back. It's been modified a fair bit, in that someone enlarged the rout for the bridge pickup for a humbucker. I'm hoping someone can either make me a photocopy or a tracing of a MM pickguard, that I can use...
  4. BrianB

    More CL fun; 1959 LP, $750

    Sadly, I'm a bit short on cash..... Seems legit though. https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/msg/d/somerville-original-1959-gibson-les-paul/6971561765.html For posterity; Selling my fathers 1959 Gibson Les Paul . He is getting older now and needs the money . He said it was all original , I...
  5. BrianB

    More tranny talk....

    2 speed "slip and slide" Powerglide", Muncie M22 "Rock Crusher", or the venerable TH400? Discuss....
  6. BrianB

    Saw Peter Frampton the other nite....

    Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion in Boston. Hella gig. He can still bring it. I didn't take pics, was towards the back, but there's no bad seats in the place. I'm sure judging by the number of cell phones taking video I saw in front of me there's stuff on YT by now. Played the Phenix a LOT...
  7. BrianB

    NVGD. 1948 L-7N

    I've had an interest in getting an acoustic archtop for a while now. I've finally made it happen. Long long ago, in a factory far, far away... Before the Future Tributes. Before the robo tuners. Before the Studios. Before the LPC. Before Henry J was born. Before Maurice Berlin took that...
  8. BrianB

    Flattening An Old Pickguard

    The original pickguard on the 1948 L-7N I just acquired is pretty significantly warped. I've already replaced it with a repop tort guard, and would like to flatten the PG out and tuck it away. It's a 5 ply BWBWB type piece. A bit of Googling on turns up quite a few different theories and...
  9. BrianB

    Gibson shipping ledgers

    Hey all, I've seen many a thread inquiring about ledger entries for Les Pauls from the 50's...I was wondering if those who have access to this info have access to these going back to the late 40's, specifically, 1948. I just acquired an L-7N and was curious if the original ledger entry could...
  10. BrianB

    I caught the salmon, but I did not catch the deputy....

    Old but pretty cool.... https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/eric-clapton-goes-fishing-and-lands-biggest-salmon-summer
  11. BrianB

    'Affluenza' Texan, who killed 4 driving drunk, released from jail

    IMHO, the little sh1t should be in for a very long time...let him out when he's about Betty White's age... :mad: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/affluenza-texan-who-killed-4-driving-drunk-released-from-jail/ar-AAvmURQ?li=BBnb7Kz
  12. BrianB

    AllParts Gibson L-5 Archtop pickguard back in stock.

    So I got an email at 4AM today...automated notification that these are back in stock. https://www.allparts.com/PG-9815-043-Bound-Tortoise-Pickguard-for-Gibsonreg-L-5reg_p_2782.html PG-9815-043 Bound Tortoise Pickguard for Gibson® L-5® I think these have been out of stock for a year, if not...
  13. BrianB

    Dude was trying to collect the whole set....

    Some folk will hoard anything..... :facepalm: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/fbi-seizes-over-3000-penises-during-raid-at-morgue-employees-home/
  14. BrianB

    Finding Charlie Christian's guitar

    Came across an interesting article about Charlie Christian's ES-250. Thought I'd pass it along here. http://jasobrecht.com/finding-charlie-christians-guitar-interview-lynn-wheelwright/ Beautiful old Gibson. Can't fathom why they only made them for a couple years.... Cheers! B.
  15. BrianB

    Rehabbing a circa 1990 Fender Princeton Chorus. Advice needed.

    Hey all. Picked up a red knob FPC recently, and while I have the amp chassis out for some minor electrical repairs, I thought I'd give the cab a good cleaning. At one point someone put a pair of stickers on the top, one on each side of the handle. The stickers are gone, but the adhesive...
  16. BrianB

    NAD! (red knob) Fender Princeton Chorus 2x10.

    Yeah, yeah...not really a "new" amp, lol. But it's new to me gawdammit... :p I had gotten a flying V kit on fleaBAY about 10 years ago. Put it together but never quite got around to painting it. Traded it and $25 to a friend for the amp. It's got some notable issues. The left input...
  17. BrianB

    Thoughts on other's Usernames

    Branching off in a different direction, this one is about the name people run around this asylum with. As you've navigated through these forums, have you ever come across a username that made you say "Dayum...I wish I'D thought of that one!" Or maybe the other way...a name that makes you go...
  18. BrianB

    Happy birthday Jblpplayer.

    Happy 40! Hope you have a great day. :cheers2: (loved the "tweed" cake on FB... :laugh2: ) B.
  19. BrianB

    Broken links, Luthier's Corner, "Index of useful threads"

    http://mylespaul.com/threads/index-of-useful-threads.311041/ All links return "The requested page could not be found." Looks like formatting. The link above works. They used to look like; http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/123788-mlp-bartlett-build.html
  20. BrianB

    Simple Dimarzio question;

    Can these allen screw pole pieces Dimarzio used be replaced by standard pole pieces? Notably, would these thread in? https://www.allparts.com/GS-5453-002-Pack-of-6-Gold-Humbucker-Pole-Piece-Screws_p_1890.html Thanks. B.

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