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    Input Jack Replacement Question

    If the jack or some other part is crackling, trying hosing it down with De-Oxit before replacing any parts.
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    what are some of the other fingerboard materials used on Gibsons in the last 10 years or so?

    Some of the acoustic Gibsons have walnut fingerboards.
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    should a'65 sg jr have a orange drop cap or an oil in paper black beauty?

    '65 it was usually a ceramic disk capacitor
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    Vintage Two Prong Amps & "Death Caps"

    Unexpectedly detailed answer: On the specific model and year of Gibson Skylark amp in OP's photo, the "death cap" is usually a black cylindrical Sprague brand capacitor with red lettering on the side. Other brands were sometimes used. The electrical specs of the capacitor are .022 uF at 600...
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    Gov't Mule - Essential albums?

    Skip the studio albums and go straight to the live recordings. That's where they really shine.
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    Melody Maker Appreciation Thread~

    I like playing the one on the far right, but mostly just because it has humbuckers with coil tap switches added. The 70's Melody Makers have a more comfortable SG-style neck joint, a volute on the back of the headstock, better factory tuners, tune-o-matic bridge instead of wraparound bridge...
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    Melody Maker Appreciation Thread~

    I'll just leave this here.
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    Worst Amp You've had. Best Amp You've Had. Simple Post.

    Worst: 1974 Peavey Musician 400 Best: 1984 Marshall 2204
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    Is this a fake 1959 melody maker?

    It's legit but beat to sh!t.
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    500T magnet swap

    Putting an A5 in a 500T essentially turns it into a 498T, which is great if you happen to like the 498T sound. :dude:
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    what the sam hill is this?

    The binding in the cutaway doesn't cover the maple cap. That's normal for an R0.
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    Arrogant License Plates

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    How many Chibsons are out there??

    I don't know how many, but I know where I'd like to put all of them. :D
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    Drinking Songs / Songs about drinking

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4cO5JxyEXA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz4AMa9dUd8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRFY0fX6VA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLWzvaERi8Y
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    if the pickup toggle had to be in one position forever, what position would you pick?

    What is this "pickup toggle" you speak of? :D :D (pic swiped from Google image search, not mine)
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    Pickguard for a Les Paul Special Double Cut

    Les Paul Special Double Cutaway Pickguards - $29 and up
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    What's it worth?

    I second that.
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    I want

    It's the best thing they've done in decades :dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6CNEun8tCQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhxxamhcjg0

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