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  1. thin sissy

    Is there consensus on 50's P90's?

    Hi all! I was reading the following article: https://guitar.com/guides/essential-guide/all-about-p-90s/?fbclid=IwAR1RcjSFe3LHZzskh6M2-qJlHMH6QYZ5G7UeA7qnbg-RJiSZ4TO5Iwmssz4 It made me wonder, is it considered "fact" that P90's had A3 magnets until about 1957, and then got A5's? Or is that...
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    50's pots and high resistances. How do they affect tone?

    I have a 55 GT that had replacement pots in it when I bought it. The original (IRC, not Centralabs) came in a bag with the guitar. The original measure the following resistances in rising order: 670 kOhm 846 kOhm 1,48 MOhm 1,69 MOhm I assumed they were switched out because of their high...
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    Advice requested on replacement parts and maintenance on ´55 GT

    Hello all! I was hoping to get some advice on my Goldtop from the vast knowledge on this forum :) Background: I have a 1955 Les Paul. It has some changed parts (it was sold as such to me, I wasn't lied to). My ID:ing skills on plastics is somewhat lacking, and yesterday a few thoughts came to...
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    A thought about the middle position on LP's

    Hi everyone! I want to start a discussion on the middle position tone. Until I bought a 55 goldtop, I almost didn't use it. On my LP's I turned the magnet to get the OOP sound because I thought it was more useful. BUT, on the goldtop I LOVE the middle sound the way it is, without the OOP thing...
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    The Cars and Todd Rundgren

    I just had to share this video of two of my heroes, Elliot Easton and his brilliant guitar playing (on a historic SG I think!?) and Todd on vocals. I really wish this lineup would have lasted. I know Elliot sometimes reads these boards, it would be so cool if he could tell us something about...
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    Spring, sunshine and 1955 Goldtop

    Hello all! I was back at my old home during easter and used a real camera to take a few pics of my 1955 Les Paul in the nice weather. I hope you people enjoy the photos! This guitar is so good it's ridicoulus IMHO, I'm so glad to be the owner. It's made quite an impression on the music scene...
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    Some thoughts on different vintage LP's and their sounds (P-90 content, and bad PIC)

    Hi all! I recently had a restringing session with my main guitars. Since I bought a '55 GT not too long ago, my other guitars haven't been played much. I "forced" myself to bring the '57 Jr to a rehearsal though (it was my favourite for many years), and I just remembered why I love it so much...
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    Three wonderfull P-90's with wraptails

    Hello all! I just wanted to share my big love for wraptails and P-90's. I hope to get to play a PAF 50's LP some day, but in the meantime I'm doing fine with what I have. I just cannot express how good these guitars are, the JR is thick and powerfull, the Goldtop is like a cross between Fender...
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    Advice on what to do with the pots on my Goldtop

    Hello! I'm thinking back and forth about what to do (if anything at all), with the pots in a '55 goldtop. They were changed at some point to the pots that are in there now. These pots work very well and are very sturdy. But they don't really have the same taper as the original pots in my '57...
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    Guys, I need help with studs for my Junior!

    After a recent thread talkning about wraparound bridges I decided to try out the "Stud Finder" and ordered one. I got it yesterday and unfortunately it doesn't fit the studs on my '57 Junior. The new bridge is too thick for the "slits" on the studs. I think this bridge was designed for these...
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    Why did Gibson put the staple pickup in the Customs?

    I've been looking a lot at pre humbucker Customs lately (thanks to the huge picture thread). They really look great and from the videos I've seen the staple neck pickup seems fantastic (I haven't played one myself yet). I was wondering why the staple pickup was put in there though? If I'm not...
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    Did anyone see the new Mick Ronson documentary?

    I saw it last night. Very interesting as I'm a huge fan of Ronno. It was also very moving and it left me sad, especially near the ending when his friends and family talked about his passing. Ian Hunter, who seems like a cool and great guy who doesn't really cry, seemed to choke up when he...
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    I refretted my 57 Jr with (the controversial?) SS frets

    Hi! After owning a Jr with original banjo frets for over 6 years, I finally got it refretted. I had thought about doing it for many years, but didn't really feel like I knew the right guy for the job (many wanted to plane the board too much etc). I also wanted stainless steel, which not...
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    Do you have any advice on cleaning your vintage guitar with finish missing?

    Hey all, For christmas I got a stand / rack for 5 guitars. This was long overdue since I've always just moved my guitars around on whatever chair or bed was not in use (so during the day, the bed has guitars on it, and when it's time for sleep they are put wherever there's room). This got me...
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    Advice needed on refretting my 57 Jr.

    Hello! For about five years I've been the happy owner of a 57 Jr. It still has the original small frets. It's my favorite guitar. I think it's time for a reftret. The original frets are worn down, and even if they were not, bigger frets would make it easier to play I think. Since it's an old...
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    Snowy's new Goldtop?

    Have you guys checked out the clip below? Does anyone know anything about this guitar? It looks scarred and "old" from a few angles, but I don't know if it's a vintage guitar or a new, aged one. He did buy an R7 with a vibrato bridge a couple of years ago. Don't know anything about that either...
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    Pics of my (to me) new Junior!

    I finally snapped a few pics of the junior. I'm not a good photographer though, I have to let somebody who knows what he's doing take some for me. Anyway, I love the guitar and have gigged it once since I got it, which was a blast! It weighs in at 7.7 lbs, and I measured the P-90 by taking a...
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    Well, I'm officially a member of this section...

    It's a burst! A junior sunburst that is :salude Last year I did my military service, which meant no time to spend any money. And searching the web like I usually do I found an old Jr. I know they are dime a dozen in the states, but they aren't that common here in Sweden. After a few sleepless...
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    Another historic ABR-1 question

    Hello fellow LPF'ers, The last time I changed strings on my '07 R8, I started thinking about the thumbwheels and how they sit on the screws. They are a bit "loose", and when I start to string the guitar I have to tilt the bridge back a bit or it will tilt forward from the string pressure. The...
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    The red colours on historics

    In 2007 the CS made some historics with brighter backs than before, correct? At least it looks like it on some pics I've seen. I was wondering if maybe we could figure out when in '07 they started doing it, why and if they still do it. My '07 R8 has the old dark red back, the S/N is 8 7361...
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