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  1. wild.joz

    NGD in a few days: '92 EDS-1275 - NEED NEW CASE!

    Hi There, it's been a while I didn't check the forum. Good to be back. I have a double neck coming home in a few days. 1992, very good condition, except the case which has quite a few tears. Surprisingly it has ABR bridges and mahogany necks... which I like better :) I searched high and low...
  2. wild.joz

    *** STOLEN GUITARS ***

    Please all check this link. Two guitars from the company I work with, were stolen last night along with 13 others in San Antonio, TX, area. They're all unique instruments from various builders, and all are highly recognisable. Please keep your eyes peeled...
  3. wild.joz

    Protector case parts

    Not sure if I'm in the correct section. Mods please feel free to (re)move if necessary. My '82 standard sleeps and travels in a protector case. A Gen 2 I believe, with the small metal latches. I understand it's only a cosmetic detail, but coming back from a gig last Friday, I realised the...
  4. wild.joz

    Snow flaked

    It pretty much never snows in my part of the world, so waking up this morning with a few flakes, I thought it was a good opportunity to have some fun with the R8 in the snow :)
  5. wild.joz

    Thoughts needed, not fun ...

    I hesitated for two days to post it here, as it might not be appropriate but... If we really are a community, I guess we must share the good and the bad too. Last Thursday morning, at 11:30am, my father, at 77 years old, finally lost his 23 months battle against an oesophagus cancer. He's been...
  6. wild.joz

    Marshall PA 20

    Ever played one if those? A friend left one at home from a previous jam, and I played a little bit with it. That thing is killer! Pretty loud amp, and nice classic rock tones. I've been told it is from the mid 70s but have no clue how to date it properly... Does any if you know when it might...
  7. wild.joz

    Gibson factory tour

    I don't know if it belongs on this place in the forum, but for those (like me) who never took a factory tour, here's a recent video I just saw on the tube, from Premier Guitar. http://youtu.be/VbU1R4KDymw If it doesn't belong here, please mods, feel free to move it :)
  8. wild.joz

    Dunlop Octavio

    Hi all, I just won an auction on the 'bay for a Dunlop Octavio, the one in the Jimi Hendrix Authentic series (you know, the one that looks like a piece of cheese...) I got it for what I believe is rather cheap ($83), so if I don't like it, I might be able to flip it rather easily. I know...
  9. wild.joz

    Playing in a trio...

    Hi All, My current band (2 guitars, vocals, bass, drums), is changing, as our singer/rythm guitarist is leaving. We're going to try to keep going ahead as we have some gigs already programmed and signed for next spring/summer, but we'd like to keep it as a trio, with bass, drums, and me on the...
  10. wild.joz

    Another proof of the crap rubber lacquer Gibson uses...

    Like we needed another proof... the following pictures are from my '11 R8. Purchased new in Jan/feb 2012. I'm not the kind of player that babysits his guitars. I play them, sometimes hard, but I NEVER intentionally abuse them... the wear at the edges is almost as much as on my 82...
  11. wild.joz

    2012 R7 darkback, WTF?

    I was at my favourite shop this afternoon, and grabbed a 2012 R7 darkback from the wall, to test drive it. I don't know what they're thinking, but solid black has never been a shade of darkback in my book... Are they all like that?
  12. wild.joz

    'Mapleflame Mod" - I HATE MYSELF!!!

    Thanks to a fellow LPFer, I got hold of a set of 2" 6/32 nickel brass posts to "mapleflame" my almost brand new 2011 R8. Living in France, we only have metric stuff here... :rolleyes: The guitar was perfectly fine, and sounding great, but being how I am, I knew it could be better. :fc To...
  13. wild.joz

    I heard marketting BS but this (from Gibson) is pretty hardcore...

    Just seen on Gibson's facebook page about a new model, Maduro Custom. "Featuring a reverse grain dual-laminate rosewood fingerboard" :rolleyes: I leave it to you to read (or not) the rest of the specs... https://www.facebook.com/#!/GibsonCustom
  14. wild.joz

    Kudos to Jon at Throbak

    Yesterday (thursday) I received a set of aged PU covers from Throbak that I ordered last Friday. I was very surprised to receive them in less than a week, especially living in France! Thanks for the very fast shipping (they were shipped less than one hour after I paid them), and thanks for the...
  15. wild.joz

    Am I the only one to have those feelings about the forum ?

    I've been connecting less to the forum for a while and since a few months I regained interest in the forum (a new LP purchase helping :dude: ), but other than the 'old timers', I feel like the climate changed. First of all, I want to put straight that this is the only guitar forum I...
  16. wild.joz

    Pickup covers are driving me nuts!

    I can't stand the covers on my R8. I know I've had it for only a few days, but I always thought those pickups didn't look right, even on others guitars. I have a set of Shaw pickups that I don't use, and the covers are already removed. The thing is that i'm not really sure what they're made...
  17. wild.joz

    New Guitar, first historic for me...

    and it feels good! :headbange Just came back home with this Z011 R8 plaintop VOS (that I pretty much de-VOSed). Sounds great, kind of bright and very punchy. Medium sized neck that feels like a friends R9. Pickups read 7,41K for neck and 7,96K for bridge (surprisingly exactly the same as the...
  18. wild.joz

    identifying pickups from 1982

    Hi all, going through my parts box (mix of old knobs, pickups, screws and whatnot :wah ), I found I still had the pair of pickups which were in my 82 Les Paul . I have no clue on how to identity them, but I noted the codes on the back (they're both black bobins). One has '499 881' inked and...
  19. wild.joz

    new guitar purchase, can't decide...

    Hi, Historic experts :) Went to my favorite guitar shop today, and I'm torn between a R7 goltop natural back and a R8 plaintop in faded tobacco (more or less). Both sound great, weight pretty much the same, look good, priced the same, but I can't afford both! which one would you go for and...
  20. wild.joz

    instrument cable in bulk (Mogami)

    Hi all, time to rewire the pedalboard and change a few instrument cables (guitar to pedal board and pedal boardo to amp/fx loop). i've been using Planet Wave cables for a while for lack of anything better in the shops around me, but I'd like to move to the highly praised Mogami 2524 cable...
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