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Recent content by Sol

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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. The first pedal I ever bought was a used Ibanez 10 series 7 band eq. I used it to lift the clean volume of the Marshall and Orange 4x12 half stack I was using back then, and found that the settings that worked for clean playing worked equally well for...
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    Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Ive just read the article, on the Koss stripped burst. Its a really interesting article and those images were amazing. The author claims that this is the guitar used to record Alright Now, and for all I know he is correct. However the '58 burst has been quoted as Kossofs Les Paul during this...
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    Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    ourmaninthenorth, cheers mate ! Many thanks for putting this up so we can appreciate a band at the hight of their musical prowess. I'll never get tired of watching this performance..
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    Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Id love to know the tech details of Kossofs '58 burst used for the first few, albums. Its the one seen in the footage from the epic Granada TV performance. It seems to have an unfaded three toned finish. I believe its the guitar used on Alright Now. Oh, and btw its considered to be haunted...
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    I love that Maple top, really beautiful.
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    With respect you haven't. On the previous page I suggested what I believe to be the most likely reason for the hight and width variations found on vintage abr-1 saddles. Based on the evidence, I believe my conclusions are reasonable.
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    Why dont you address the point ?
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    Id need to see more evidence to persuade me that 1950s abr-1 saddles, originally came with the variations you suggest. Looking throgh the book BOTB, I see pointed tops on all but those 'bursts that have clearly been used over many yrs, including the image on page 189 titled "Hardware". It...
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    Why are the RandK saddles so flattened on the top ? 50s Les Paul abr-1s had narrow peaks, whats the story ?
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    PRS McCarty (Les Paul-ish)

    Guitars are individuals ,and that requires us to find the optimum value of the vol and tone pots by listening closely and with a little work we can find the ideal value of pots that will compliment the true voice of our guitars the best.
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    I love boosters. I have more boosters than any other pedal type because they all do something the others dont. Some compliment Marshall, others Vox or Fender. Treble boosters add grit but alter eq, a Boss GE-7 can counter this, but is also an incredible, versatile boost in its own right. My...
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    Anyone using Cream T pickups ?

    Yes he is, and thats quite a recommendation and a feather in the hat for the company. Given that Billy Gibbons is a user I was expecting a big forum reaction, but this thread has been really quiet.
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    How to describe the sound of your Les Paul

    "were taking a very quiet acoustic signal and amplifying it massively". I was simply illustrating that solid bodied guitars are very acoustically quiet, I did not infer that acoustic volume plays any role in the amplified guitar. Pickups, as we know are not microphones and are indifferent to...
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    PRS McCarty (Les Paul-ish)

    Good to know you were way ahead of me regarding switching the pots in your PRS. If you dont mind my asking, what value pots did you remove, and what did you replace them with ? Many thanks, Sol
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    Perhaps we haven't understood the term 'grit' as you intended ?
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