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Recent content by shines2225

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    Assisted Living - gear

    I visit my mom often, trust me when you get there you'll be in your room a lot.
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    Assisted Living - gear

    We had to move my mom to assisted living a while back and of course I began thinking where I'll end up if I make it that long. Not a great thought but I was wondering if you could still play what gear you have would you take with you to god's waiting room? I would assume my 1/2 stack would be...
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    Sight unseen

    I guess I'll just narrow my search to used guitars. never dissapointed when buying used.
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    Sight unseen

    I was looking at different options for a 50s or 60s USA Les Paul Standard. Musicians Friend caught my eye because of 48 months at 0%. However MF does not post pictures or the weight of the actual guitar you are buying. Especially with a AA top and especially with the weight variance of these...
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    The Late, Great Britain?

    Come to Atlanta in the US. 18000 expected for Hawks game tonight standing room only, 36000 expected for Braves baseball tonight. Over 70000 saw Mexico soccer (football) match at Mercedes Benz stadium last week. I'm watching Scotland Vs England in London right now with medium crowd. Get the jabs...
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    Godzilla's '59??

    Finish looks Chibson
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    New Bone nut on my 2015 Traditional.

    I blame it on the lockdown. First I replaced the Kluson style tuners with Milk Bottle Grovers. That was a win. Much more stable and precise feeling. Still bored I wanted to see if the many posts I'd read over the years about the nut being the main culprit for tuning issues on Les Pauls. I'm very...
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    Burst Reference

    Is there a go to reference for 1953 1960 Les Pauls. I already have "The Beauty of the Burst" but after buying and reading "The Black Guard" By Natcho Banos, an absolutely superb book about 1950-1954 Telecasters, I wish there was something similar for Les Pauls. If you have not seen the Black...
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    Is Gibson finished with the Historic Les Paul?

    I have been away a couple of years playing with a Nocaster. But recently I purchased a Black face Vibrolux reverb. I finally got around to trying my '99 R9 through it and have not picked up the Nocaster since. Anyway I have not kept up with Gibsons latest efforts to make R8,9 and 0 as much like...
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    Plain vs. Flame $2500.00 difference?

    Besides the top, what are the differences between the 2005 R8 Plaintop and 2005 R9 figured top? If there are none then that 3/4" piece of figured maple is costing almost $2500.00! Last year I had to sell my beloved '99 R9. I am trying to get back in the club but my flame top days are definitely...
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    Missing Sunbursts

    Would it be safe to say, the most famous "missing" vintage burst is Clapton's "Beano" 1960 Les Paul? any others?
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    shave my neck?

    I have a '99 R9. I have kept it primarily because of the weight, 8lbs 1 oz. For the past year or so I have been playing Strats and Teles. The neck size of the LP is an issue now, so much so that I have thought about trading it for a 60 LP. But I really like the unique weight of this guitar and...
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    rs guitar wiring mod

    Just completed. Followed the directions included. Did not use the optional low volume resistor mod. Used on a 1999 R9 with Holmes paf's. Primary amp: all original 1960 Bassman w/ original P12Q's. In a word: Awesome! I was considering selling the bassman, no way. It really is like getting a whole...
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