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  1. DutchRay

    what pickups on a 1987 bb king lucille?

    Difficult to tell without opening the guitar. '87 is well into the guitar trader (and others) re-issue era so it might be either late shaw design or early re-issue PAFs, they're listed as '59 re-issue pickups... In the '91 catalogue the Lucille has the pickups listed as 1R-4 and 1L-6. I also...
  2. DutchRay

    Regrets .....

    None, as my grandpa used to say, regrets are for people who make poor choices.
  3. DutchRay

    Nitro issue on my new LP due to Klotz cable

    I would not use chlorine for anything other than cleaning the toilet bowl. But maybe that's just me.
  4. DutchRay

    Nitro issue on my new LP due to Klotz cable

    Chlorine is fine for home use but it will deteriorate some plastics so I would not advise the use of it when it concerns guitars.
  5. DutchRay

    what pickups on a 1987 bb king lucille?

    In the 90's, for sure but I don't think the 490R and 498T had been introduced in 1987.
  6. DutchRay

    Nitro issue on my new LP due to Klotz cable

    Don't. You might have some luck with hydroperoxide spot cream but I wouldn't go that route either. My best advice is to just life with it, it is a guitar not a museum piece after all.
  7. DutchRay

    Nitro issue on my new LP due to Klotz cable

    That doesn't look too bad. I've seen far worse burns, you're lucky it 'only' caught the binding. Still sucks..
  8. DutchRay

    what pickups on a 1987 bb king lucille?

    I found a scan of an old catalogue, it should have gold-plated 1959 re-issue pickups. http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-and-amp/gibson/1987/en_09.html
  9. DutchRay

    Nitro issue on my new LP due to Klotz cable

    Damn, that's not a nice story... Melting finish or hanger rash happens when the top coat reacts with some type of rubber, no easy fix unfortunately. What kind of cable were you using? On stage, I've been using spectraflex cloth covered cables for ages but at home I have a rubberised klotz with...
  10. DutchRay

    New R9

    HNGD Nice score, looks very authentic!
  11. DutchRay

    Does anyone remember the price of a Gibson Les Paul VOS R8 in 2007?

    I'm pretty sure an '07 R8 plaintop was going for €2995,- in Europe. But why do you need to know? The market is not the same as it was in '07. You wouldn't base the resale price of a real '59 on the price paid in '59 would you?
  12. DutchRay

    NGD 2021 '59 ES-335TDN

    The pics are made by Gregor Hilden from Gregsguitars.de in Germany. I got the guitar from a trade with him. And no this doesn't help with GAS but we all know what does ;)
  13. DutchRay

    NGD 2021 '59 ES-335TDN

    I just can't stop playing it. What a great guitar, Gibson has really upped their game, this thing has tone in spades. The neck is just right, not to big not to small. Next week, I'll take it to rehearsals and shoot a couple of videos :)
  14. DutchRay

    1959 Reissue Sunburst

    You could go for the shoe argument. ;)
  15. DutchRay

    NGD 2021 '59 ES-335TDN

    I've been gassing for an ES-335 for years. So I traded my '07 CR8 for a brand new 2021 ES-335TDN. After years of working for large guitar stores (and handpicking my guitars) this is my first online purchase and my first 'new era' Gibson. When I opened the case, the first thing I noticed was the...
  16. DutchRay

    1959 Reissue Sunburst

    You're not asking the right question. It should be: Can I sit on a boat while playing a 59 reissue? The subsequent question would be: Can I sit on a 59 reissue and play a boat? I hope this clears things up. In layman terms: how much time do you spend on a boat vs. how much time do you spend...
  17. DutchRay

    Lucky

    That's guitar equivalent of a duck face picture. It is pretty though ;)
  18. DutchRay

    If you could only have one amp one guitar and no pedals. What is it?

    My '55 Goldtop and a Deluxe Reverb. Easy game, what did I win?
  19. DutchRay

    Les Paul's #1 video from 10/10/2021

    If it weren't Les's guitar, it would be a perfect candidate for a retop and burst 😁 In all seriousness, what a cool guitar! It's what this whole forum is about and none of us would be here without it.
  20. DutchRay

    Guitar Stand damage

    Yep, that's hanger rash. The top coat has reacted with the rubber from the guitar stand. Does it feel sticky? You might be able to get rid of it with a clean microfiber cloth if it's not too deep.
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