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    NGD 2021 R9 Lemonburst VOS - PICS ADDED!!!

    That is gorgeous. Enjoy it. Pickguard is my choice.
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    R7 before and after Fret Doctor

    Before I apply Fret Doctor i use some Formsbys and clean the board very well. Then in a couple of hours I use the Fret Doctor. Same as what was mentioned. Rub in a few drops with my finger, wait a little bit and buff off. My board is dark so i dont need to over do it.
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    Amps you sold but should have kept

    Lots of cool amps mentioned here. Mine might get a bit of a laugh. I sold a Danelectro DM25, my first real tube GUITAR amp to a very nice guy in Texas if i recall properly. He made high end pedals. That amp was "garage" all the way. sold it to finance another purchase because i had already...
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    So how about a video

    Sounds awesome. I always dig EL84s and Les Pauls.
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    I bought my first Gibson 1959 Historic Les paul last week!!! But...

    Mr. Park, I hear you loud and clear. A very expensive guitar and then a ding. Everyone here is correct. Let it go. As you play it it will develop its own character. Its like the first ding on a new car in the supermarket parking lot. It sucks. But then you just drive home. Drive home Mr. Park...
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    My first encounter with a 59 CS

    Sounds like you found a keeper in the guitar area. Amps? Well that there is a dang different rodeo. I personally dig an EL84 beast of an 18 watt TMB, Vicky Double Deluxe 6L6 with a Smooth n slim, and for the trifecta a Tech 21 T30 ( formerly a T10). Each one a match made in heaven for a pair of...
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    Hi Guys My first gibson historic 1959 les paul!

    Just look for tips from Uncle Lou. Tone x 1000. Sorry. I couldn't resist. they do look nice though. I agree with the the dude who said to wait because once you have gone down the rabbit hole, everything changes. Have you tried any good NOS tubes lately? that's a hole worth getting buried in.
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    New York members- who owned my guitar before me?

    New York members- who owned my guitar before me?-PIC posted So I'm taking a close look at my guitar and im wondering about the finish checking being all spider webby and began to think about who had it before me. it's a 98 9 81xx. Stamped r8 in cavity. Was a cherry burst but has since faded...
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    1998 historics more accurate than 2013

    In terms of inaccuracies:rofl Hah. Got ya. Of course they aren't. The inlays are wrong, they are double stained to enhance flame the bridge pup is slightly off, a gap in the pick guard. But, since its my only one and can not afford another I have to put my spin on it. That's why it is far...
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    6V6 info needed

    I have a vicky 5e3 that i did a ridiculously exhaustive tube eval on a few years back. Im starting to think that my power tubes are on the way out. Whats the deal with the blue glow at the base of the tube? I am so used to blowing up EL84s that I never noticed any blue. I know this has been...
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    How to care for/moisturize a vintage Lfton case that is dried out

    Ok so I got a vintage Lifton case off ebay for 100 bucks!!! However, its for a saxophone! I thought my kid would dig it!. The case is a bit dry what can I use to protect it and add some moisture to it? Sorry for posting this here but this is the only place I thought I would get a response...
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    Bad Cat Mini 2

    Just scored one of these and so far its been a pleasure. Real nice clean tone that likes pedals although im not a big fan of them and dirty gives me a nice usable tone. The only master volume amp in my collection, it can get quite gainy. This one has the 12 inch speaker and its heavy! Heavier...
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    50s Wiring Diagram question concerning the " pot to pot" wire

    In the diagrams they do not show a wire being soldered from the volume to the tone pot yet I have seen numerous pictures of actual guitars that have a silver unshielded wire soldered from the base of the tone to the base of the volume pots. What is this for and why? Can any wire be used for...
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    Gibson lite wt. Tail Piece- any tell tale marks to determine authenticity?

    I picked up one of these used and based on trust its supposed to be Gibson. any sure way to tell?