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    Vibrolux Speaker Replacement

    I'm having great experience with Warehouse Green Beret 10's right now. I know they're called "greenback" clones or whatever but they're just an old school sounding speaker. Maybe not too efficient but not as bad as some of the tweeners the amps originally came with. Could be wrong but I think...
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    Burst 9-1998

    Bump, still curious about this epic coincidence. And, by coincidence, I mean Mr. Lou's guitar being re-serialized years ago with a fake serial number that just so happened to match a eerily similar rare factory bigsby flamed up 'burst that surfaced later. Talk about odds...
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    From 'God' to Rolling Stone Whipping Boy in One Generation

    The only good writers they've ever had were the ones who didn't cover music. Now? Oh man, they're terrible all the way around. No matter what you can say about Clapton, and many have a whole lot to say, I really stay away from that stuff as most of my musical heroes were total assholes in one...
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    Factory Black 1957 Les Paul Special

    Damn that's smooth. Black guitars sound the best, known fact. IIRC someone on this forum has a factory black 335 dot.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    On a side note: I had a '62 ES-355 that re-necked around 1980. The neck itself had all the features of a 1980 ES-355 only it was 1 piece and long tenon w/no volute while the head veneer was identical to '80. I'm not sure if it was a warranty repair but it was a Gibson neck no doubt. However...
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    Original Weight vs Custom Historics

    I'm pretty sure it's the opposite. I'd bet (and others here know better IME) that the percentage of vintage between 9 to 10lbs is way higher than percentage of R7/8/9's that fall in that weight range. There's certainly a fan camp whom adore any reissue which sits at 7.98989898989898 on the...
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    WD-40 for your Burst ?

    This is actually a method that was used at Gibson. Long time artist relations and final inspector Rendal Wall says he did it to all the guitars he'd set up for people (many were famous from Wes Montgomery to BB King). I'm unsure if he got the idea from his pops but Rendal started Gibson around...
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    1965 AC30 "Bass" Advice Needed

    I've read the TB can be added while keeping one of the channels the same? I'll have to dig into that, I'm going to get some photos at some point here.
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    EC Collins Pinstripe grill cloth

    One thing that's always intrigued me besides his cloth is he custom makes (or used to?) bone saddles for ABR-1's too. Unfortunately you need to send in your bridge for fitment but it sounds like a neat project especially if you have a guitar from that (short?) era, very early 60's IIRC.
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    1965 AC30 "Bass" Advice Needed

    Thanks for the bump and previous replies fellas! I haven't taken it in yet. I actually picked up a rear panel top boost insert too so I may or may not just have that along with some restoration done all at the same time. I'd love to get a little list of caps/resistors (???) to buy that I'll...
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    1966 “Torpedo Joe” Les Paul owned by Billy Gibbons (photos)

    Bump! Torpedo Joe Verified Real Deal Holyfield, an OG and it looked like the real deal too. ^^^^ Gibson hath spoken What a cool guitar.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    So... Like this: https://www.lespaulforum.com/index.php?threads/1966-“torpedo-joe”-les-paul-owned-by-billy-gibbons-photos.214040/ Looked real to me 🤔 edit: you might have to google for "Torpedo Joe Les Paul" photos as it looks like the original photos/links were removed.
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    John McLaughlin's Les Pauls

    Hmm. Check the thread, seems consensus his black LPC used in that era was a rented '70 or so. Who knows, he did say in a recent interview the guitar he used a lot for that era was a Fender Mustang.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Full disclosure: I'm not personally a proponent of "needing" this type of stuff. However. What do you think about Custom Shop spending a couple bucks to reissue proper old pots? (hell, sell them as accessories too) (stolen from mlp) The old centralab ones had solid molded large hunks of...
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    Burst 9-1998

    Not sure if being sarcastic but theft is the usual cause! That said, if the guitar was recovered and identified there is a possibility of the serial being the original. Don't know until we know the full story of this pressing mystery!