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    Tone turds ....

    any photos of Historics that look fantastic but after trying everything you could think of still dont sound so great ? this could be due to things like a loose neck joint or a "clunker " piece of wood for the back ( maybe the wood has too much silicon ) the most interesting would be the...
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    Antiquity's or Holmes?

    I find it extraordinarily interesting that a post which was started 2 decades ago is so relevant to the discussion of Gibson guitars today Big Al : any comment or criticism ?
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    has there ever been a Historic with this wild a Maple top ?

    you guys ever see anything like this on a Gibson ? and what the heck is hierbus ? https://reverb.com/item/40501967-nik-huber-custom-orca-brazilian-hierbas-yellow-burst-guitar-pre-owned
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    Antiquity's or Holmes?

    I resurrected an ancient thread from the dead on purpose - thought it would give an interesting perspective on how even back 2 decades ago everyone including yourself was swapping pups begs the question how much closer we are to the sound of a PAF now .... "It was 20 years ago today Sergeant...
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    Antiquity's or Holmes?

    did you keep the Holmes or go back to the 57s ???
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    Emotional buy?

    no - that would be a bad way to pick a guitar I would recommend one of these three reasons : 1) you love the tone 2) its a good deal and represents a good investment 3) both
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    Emotional buy?

    people buy Historic Gibson guitars on emotion - then justify the purchase with logic
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo When I'm calling you Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo Will you answer too? Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo, Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo That means I offer my love to you to be your own If you refuse me I will be blue, waiting all alone But if when you hear my love call ringing clear Oo-Oo-Oo-Oo And I hear your...
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    74 ? oh Jeez they were still eating people back then
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    thats nonsense - I was there in new guinea just before the pandemic hit . it was amazing and the people were friendly. Heck my friend went to the Sepik river where people are still primitive and live on make shift house on stilts in the middle of the river and he got out fine. I also went to...
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    what was Gibson thinking when they designed the Burstbuckers ?

    Big Al has always been the voice of reason around here
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