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The double ring tuners that was used in the '70s are hard to come by (hard to find the correct color tip), and should one get busted it becomes obvious why they are replaced with a complete set. There should be a stockpile of them some place as Grovers often took their place during that period.
Rick Gembar was fired in June 2017..........doesn't mean that they quit using the COA's because Rick was gone. I'm sure there are a lot of COA's with Ricks name on them issued long after Mr. Gembar left the building. Just Google Rick Gembar and a link to a LPF thread will show up.
I can say that if the pole screws are in the wider spaced holes it's a bridge pup.... more likely a 498T if it has ceramic magnets a 500T
If the pole screws are in the narrow spaced holes it's a neck pup,...more likely a 490R
'57s are PAF replicas,....so they will not have the extra set of...
All my LPs have their original pups.........P90s,...490-496,...BurstBuckers,... CustomBuckers,...and T-Tops.....I love them all.
They all have their own character,...and i have a purpose for them all. The thing is you need to learn to use all them knobs....even on the amp.....but most...
I would search out a spectacular 2012 with the two piece fretboard for the project. Most 2012 R9s can be found for less than average R7s..... Just a thought.
I got my 2012 R9 (avatar) for cheap a couple of years back for HM project,....but fell in love with it and had no desire to change a...
The serial suggest it is a 2012 or a 2002..... if it is either case it has Burstbucker pickups. 2012 will have the Bi-Layered fretboard. The 2002 will not. A pic of the control cavity and close up of the fretboard inlays would help.
In any regard it's a nice GT R7.
7 = '57 reissue
Yeah that's a cool doc. and you have to give Jack some credit,.... he's a hack who got lucky..... can't be jelly for that. He's like that 2x4 with a single string..... 🤣
Page and The Edge put a lot of work in their field......... both are more similar than not.
I wish the film had more...