- Mar 8, 2014
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I had a Gibson R0 and sold it when I had a pet emergency come up. Great guitar and missed it. After finances were back in order and my dog had recovered I decided I wanted to buy another Historic but with a different flavor. Just to try something different. I always liked gold tops so bought a 2014 R7. Talk about changing flavors! Anyway setting it up was a chore in itself. I was so use to the R0 neck and playability, not to mention its tone and Burstbucker pickups so I had a hard time getting everything to come together on the R7. To the point of thinking about selling it. Well I finally got the action set up and along with the neck relief I like. It now played great! However the Custombuckers were giving me a fit. Could not find that sweet spot. Height adjustments! Pole adjustments! Just could not get there. I was just going to buy a set of Burstbuckers and switch them out. This morning I decided to fire the Friedman BE-50 up and give it one last try and there it was! I finally found the sweetspots on both the neck and bridge pickups. These Custombuckers sound fantastic! I almsot made two mistakes. One I almost sold the R7 and two I almost swapped out the Custombuckers. When I took this used R7 out of the packing box there was no instant love or bond except in appearance. I had to work for that bond and glad I did. Very happy with it.