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  1. ForeverFabFour

    Why are there so many new, un-warranted Gibsons?

    Over the last few years I’ve seen quite a few Gibson custom shop guitars being sold as “Mint, unplayed, unopened, etc.” It seems that a lot of dealers or specific shops have quite a few available at the same time. These guitars are sold without a warranty and come directly from the factory to...
  2. ForeverFabFour

    Prices, value, and thoughts on 1964 ES-335

    Considering pulling the trigger on a 64 re-issue 335 from last year (2020). Seller says it’s the best 335 she’s ever owned, like new, etc etc. Due to the pandemic I still haven’t had the ability to play any Nashville manufactured 335s. I’ve wanted a 335 for a long time but was never satisfied...
  3. ForeverFabFour

    ABR1 String Placement

    I’m currently replacing the saddles on a true historic Les Paul and could use a little help with the placement of the strings on the saddles of the ABR1. In the past I've always just placed the strings center on the saddles and called it a day. After all, every other factory stock Gibson I own...
  4. ForeverFabFour

    Shipping/Receiving Guitars... Your Best and Worst Stories

    I’m really curious to know everyone’s best and worst experiences when shipping/receiving guitars (or other instruments). I’ve personally shipped over 50 guitars in the last decade and have had a lot of different experiences. I know a lot of people prefer UPS but I have used FedEx almost...
  5. ForeverFabFour

    Tube heat covers... to use or not to use?

    So I was replacing the tubes on my Fender Tonemaster head today and noticed that the tube housings have mounts at the top of them for heat coverings... you know, that little metal condom that slides over the tudes. All but one other amplifier I own has these covers; at least for the power...
  6. ForeverFabFour

    Thank You MojoAxe

    I just wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to Dan at MojoAxe. People always love to complain when they have bad experiences, but they rarely seem to give enough credit where credit is due. If you’re looking for some vintage correct plastics or hardware for your Gibson, I would...
  7. ForeverFabFour

    M-69 Rings

    M-69 Rings RetroSpec or CreamTone? Hi everyone, Like many of us I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of vintage correct plastics and parts for my Les Paul. The final pieces I need to swap out are the pick up rings. Considering I am notoriously indecisive I was hoping for some input. I’ve pretty much...
  8. ForeverFabFour

    1962 J-160E Truss Rod Cover

    A few years ago I acquired a 2016 Gibson custom shop J-160e 1962 reissue in VOS. A mouth full of a name, I know. The guitar has been wonderful and largely very accurate to an original '62, however there were two things that always bothered me about it. The tulip tips and the truss rod cover. I...
  9. ForeverFabFour

    ABR-1 Issues

    So I've been having an issue with my ABR-1 bridge on a 2013 Collectors Choice Les Paul. The bridge started rattling about a week ago, so I decided to restring it and give it a full set up since it was needed. At first, the buzz seemed to go away, but after completing the set up and adjusting...
  10. ForeverFabFour

    De-Tune Guitar for Storage???

    It's a long debated question… Should you de-tune/remove your strings before storing a guitar? It seems there's no factual answer everyone agrees on. People claim that if you leave a guitar sitting at full tension for too long you may start to exhibit neck issues or bridge/saddle issues. But...
  11. ForeverFabFour

    Help with Vintage Klusons!

    I’ve been having some issues with an original set of 1960s kluson deluxe line tuners. They’re the original set that come on a 1965 Epiphone Casino ES230TD. So they’re no newer than 65. I’m accustomed to tightening Milk bottle grovers and cleaning/working on open back tuners, but I have never...
  12. ForeverFabFour

    Carr Mercury VS. Mercury V... What Should I Buy??

    So I've been searching for a boutique amp now for sometime and have finally decided on the brand Carr. After taking a 2.5 hour road trip to the nearest Carr dealer to test them out, I have decided I want a Mercury. At the shop where I went I played a brand new Mercury V and LOVED IT! However I...
  13. ForeverFabFour

    Vibro-King VS. Victorilux!! What would you buy?

    Hello everybody! I'm currently in the market for a new amplifier and would really like some opinions on the Fender 'Vibro-King' and the Victoria 'Victorilux' 3x10 amplifiers. I have watched and read all of the reviews and comparisons I could find on both amps. Surprisingly there isn't much...
  14. ForeverFabFour

    PAF Alternatives?

    So I recently had the great fortune of playing an original 59 burst with PAFs. After it was forcefully removed from my hands I decided that I needed a pair of PAF's in my life. Unfortunately original PAF's are way out of my budget so I would love to know what pickups you all would recommend? I...
  15. ForeverFabFour

    So I Finally Purchased My Dream Les Paul... "LUCY"

    So after constantly saving for the last 5 years, watching the market like a hawk, and praying every night to the guitar gods, I finally pulled the trigger on my dream Les Paul. "Lucy" as she is affectionately known is part of the Crossroads collection Eric Clapton and Guitar Center did in 2013...
  16. ForeverFabFour

    CUSTOM SHOP Vs. COLLECTORS CHOICE Vs. TRUE HISTORIC

    Hello! Let me first start by saying I am new to this form and I apologize if this topic is either in the wrong place or already been discussed. Nonetheless, here I go... I am currently in the market for a new (used) Les Paul and have been looking at 1958 and 1959 reissues. Price aside, I was...
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