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  1. JoeC

    Untouched since 1964 les paul 1959 burst find. in near mint conditioin.

    I get it, I know it was made up. Pointing out if it was hidden for 55 years, it would have a burst left.
  2. JoeC

    Untouched since 1964 les paul 1959 burst find. in near mint conditioin.

    Why would a LP go Lemon Burst with no UV light for 55 years? Smell BS
  3. JoeC

    Are Custombuckers 2018 potted “better” than unpotted pickups 2019/20?

    I have a 2018 R9 and was intrigued by the unpotted pickups as well. Love the sound of my R9 and didnt want to mess with pickups changes. I had a 2014 R8 that no longer got played so I finally traded in for an unpotted 1960 V1 anniversary. Its nice to have both if you can. I do hear a...
  4. JoeC

    Favourite strings for CS 59 Les Paul?

    Throbak 11-50. Original LPs had thicker strings
  5. JoeC

    Custom Buckers - Potted?

    Cool, send pics
  6. JoeC

    Custom Buckers - Potted?

    https://reverb.com/item/38921952-gibson-custom-shop-1959-les-paul-standard-reissue-vos-iced-tea-burst-304-8lbs-14oz Im not sure if there are certain model guitars that have potted all the time. But geeking out on Reverb and other sites I saw some 2020 59s that were back to potted...
  7. JoeC

    Custom Buckers - Potted?

    I believe unpotted started on the anniversary in 2019, but some re-issues are back to potted some are not
  8. JoeC

    What's your take on PUs? Potted or unpotted

    I think the tonal difference is very small. But you feel it more on the attack. Unpotted feels more connected to the playing.
  9. JoeC

    Custom Buckers - Potted?

    My 2018 Custombucker felt lightly potted compared my 2014 R8 (From Daves). I had called Gibson to ask them that question. Whoever answered the phone said potted is potted. But I was not convinced in his convidence. It may be the person who is doing the potting, just like there were differences...
  10. JoeC

    Traded my 2012 R9 VOS for a "new" 2018 R9 VOS.

    in 10-20 years the value may be $1000 more for the anniversary, nothing to worry about. Enjoy what you have.
  11. JoeC

    Traded my 2012 R9 VOS for a "new" 2018 R9 VOS.

    I have a 2018 59, it was a killer Compared to my 2014 58. Completely different. I am convinced those pick-ups on the 2018 are "Lightly potted" or not really potted at all. I ended up trading my 2014 for a 2020 V1 60th anniversary. The guitar with the unpotted pick ups seems to have a bit more of...
  12. JoeC

    Does the neck effect the tone?

    One Million time zero is still zero.
  13. JoeC

    1958 Flying V just listed on Reverb

    I think you can t get them down to $395,000
  14. JoeC

    Factory Burst v. Deep Cherry v. Tomato Soup Burst

    In 1959 Music Stores complained that LPs faded before their eyes sitting in the window. My hunch is a V1 Deep Cherry is an extra coat of paint or perhaps they added more red as a first attempt to correct the problem (at the time). Tomato Soup was a new formula. Is a tangerine burst a slightly...
  15. JoeC

    the R9's are so passé .... now its all about the 58's ...

    You can never go wrong buying from Dave's.
  16. JoeC

    the R9's are so passé .... now its all about the 58's ...

    Why are the recent 58's all coverless?
  17. JoeC

    Thoughts on this flame top?

    I would say its a cross between a pinstripe and a zebra
  18. JoeC

    Gibson True Historic Question

    They seem to hit their stride in 2017/2018. I am really enjoying the unpotted pickups that started in 2019. I played a vintage 59 back to back to my 1960 60th Anniversary and the sounds was amazingly close.
  19. JoeC

    the R9's are so passé .... now its all about the 58's ...

    Correct, there are plain tops in all 3 years. Usually comes down to your neck preference for the reissue. 58's have some wild tops now. I would call your guitar a 60.
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