What do you mean? I had no trouble viewing it on my 15" laptop and my 7" tablet. Even now it doesn't look much different.
Thanks I guess.
All pics had been in just one line,
so you had to scroll sideways to view the thread
I just noticed you mentioned that you had a set of the pearloid's....Put those babies on there!
Today is the first chance I've had to make a thread dedicated to this guitar since I got it back on Tuesday. After putting it through my DSL40 playing non-stop through KISS Alive! and Alive II...
I have to say I'm very proud to present what I call the 'Black Budokan'!!
I based the look on the Gibson Black Beauty played by Ace Frehley around 1978-1980 (and then later on in Frehey's Comet with that god awful trem). The pickups are the same as the 2012 'Budokan' Les Paul made by Gibson and Epiphone.
It now has pair of Dimarzio 36th anniversary PAFs in the neck and middle positions and a Super Distortion in the bridge. The bridge and tail piece have been upgraded, the stock electronics have been changed out with vintage wiring, CTS pots, orange drop tone cap, and Switchcraft toggle + jack socket. All of the gold hardware has been changed to chrome, the plastics from black to cream, and the pickguard was fashioned from one originally made for a standard two pickup LP.
The action is set up low and it plays like a beast, even with the chunkier neck profile I can still get my favourite two and a half step bends out of it without much effort. The wiring was done in a way that allows the volume of each pickup to be controlled independently, what would normally be the neck pickup tone is now the middle pickup volume, and the bridge tone is now a master tone which controls the tone output of all three pickups.
There wasn't much sunshine today (typical Britain..) but I took a few decent photos before it started getting dark. Enjoy!
I have a set of the pearloid banjo Budokan tuners if I ever want to complete the look but I find they don't turn as smoothly as the Grover kidney beans so for now they're staying off!
Ace in action!
Where did you get the pearloid tuners? I can only find the pearl tops in kidney bean, not banjo style?
Lol that headstock picture cracks me up everytime I see it.
Grover were supposed to be selling the buttons as spare parts you could buy last July I think, no idea what happened there, I guess they changed their mind. As a result, there's pretty much no way of obtaining these tuner buttons unless you actually own a Budokan, Gibson or Epi.
It was just to show him the tuner buttons I was referring to, the guitar belongs to another MLP member, not me!
Why's it funny?