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    Neck tone control not working

    Thanks. I'll look inside and poke around the cavity again. When I did last time when measuring the pot, everything seemed fine including all the solder joints, that's why I wondered if the cap is dead since the pot produced a reading of 528K on 10. Didn't measure it with the pot on 0 though...
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    Neck tone control not working

    Neck tone on one of my LPs doesn't seem to be working. Nothing happens when I turn the knob from 10 to 0. Neck tone pot measures out at 528K using a multimeter. Does this mean the neck tone cap is dead or there's a cold solder joint between the cap and the pot(s)? Also, when I tap on the pickup...
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    NGD: Darkburst R9

    Yup. It's one of the few that I love the feel, string tension, acoustic property, and sustain in its factory stock configuration that I'm very reluctant to swap the '57 Classics and the harness out (even with the stock modern wiring) in favor of the BB 2/3 set that we discussed in another...
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    The way the controls work on guitars, it would be easier to take some top off of a bright guitar than to add treble to a warm one.
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    You added more info to your post after I responded. :) So, your early BB sets are really early with the first set possibly being from '96? Nice! I assume they are unpotted? Are they labeled with sharpie only like my 2/3 set from 2001? My '99 R9 may be similar to your '04 R7, "full toned...
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    Supposedly, they were in a 2001 '68 LPC with only sharpie markings of 2 and 3 on the back of pickups, no labels or stickers. From what I read here and elsewhere, some of the earliest ones were marked like that and were unpotted. I like them quite a bit, so I bought another early BB 2/3 set to...
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    I've noticed prices on 57 Classics and BBs have gone up this past year, maybe all due to COVID, which seems to have pushed the prices up on just about everything. Couple of years ago, you could get a used set for $150 or less all day long.
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    This thread perked me up about the BBs again since I last had guitars with BBs in them 10 years ago or so. Got a BB 2/3 set and put them in the Y2K R9 I posted about and am really digging them. Compared to the '57 Classics in the '99 R9, there seem to be more air, 3D-ness, and clarity to the...
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    Antiquity's or Holmes?

    I like burstbuckers... :cool:
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    NGD: Darkburst R9

    Fat C shape with little shoulders, very similar to the Y2K R9 neck, which makes it pretty much effortless to switch between the two.
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    NGD: Darkburst R9

    1999 Darkburst R9. Been digging the Y2K R9 a lot that I posted about few weeks ago, so when this one became available, pulled the trigger. IIRC, the last time I had a '99 R9 was also a darkburst back in early to mid 2000 with exposed double white Antiquities that looked killer. '99s and...
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    NGD, sort of... Y2K R9

    The sun came out today after couple days of overcast and rain, so took some sunlight pics to compare to the indoor pics above. Well, don't look all that different but certainly brighter. :cool:
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    NGD, sort of... Y2K R9

    I do love those '96 - '98 lawyer tops!
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