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  1. Thundermtn

    Another new endorser.

    They hit their stride in 1991-1992. Say what you want about Kirk, you can see in any interview about it that he LOVES that guitar and respects it for what it is. Plus he's playing Greenie on stage and putting it on albums again. It would be a shame that one of the best sounding LP's in history...
  2. Thundermtn

    What makes a vintage guitar "player grade"?

    Besides having some bumps and bruises what makes a vintage guitar player grade vs. a collector grade instrument? I know a re-fret hurts the value on them but if I was going to be actually playing one quite a bit I'm going to be working on the frets pretty well myself. At this point does a guitar...
  3. Thundermtn

    Who makes a great JTM 45 in 2019?

    It's time to get a proper rock amp. I want a JTM 45 but with not being able to play or find a Marshall re-issue locally and with several people making their own version I wanted to get some opinions on what is currently available. I have my eye on a Germino as well but from what I'm hearing in...
  4. Thundermtn

    Need buying advice please.

    So a builder I've wanted a guitar from for a long time is able to make me a guitar. I've never held or saw one in person, buying from reputation only, but I never hear people complain about quality and they rarely show up used. Now that my opportunity is here, I'm facing the reality that it's...
  5. Thundermtn

    Gibson files for bankruptcy.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/567821002 So sad
  6. Thundermtn

    Interesting interview of Ted McCarty

    Found this interview on Reverb, it was a good read but I'm not really sure what to make of it. Makes it out to sound like Les just signed on after it was done. Anyone have another perspective on the story...
  7. Thundermtn

    Need advice/help on an old Supro amp.

    So a buddy of mine has this old Supro combo amp. It's super rough but the cabinet seems to be in decent shape, the grill cloth is dirty and rough but not ripped and still has the Supro logo attached. Doesn't work at all, with tin foil stuffed into the fuse holder from some previous owner. I've...
  8. Thundermtn

    New Custom Boogie Van Les Pauls

    I kinda like a couple of them. https://reverb.com/news/gibson-nods-to-shaggin-wagons-with-new-custom-boogie-van-les-pauls?utm_campaign=1612019_bloggibsonshaggin&utm_medium=FB&utm_source=FB
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    This may be weirdest guitar I've ever saw.

    Check this thing out, I kind of want to try one just for the novelty of it. I bet it's pretty light weight too.
  10. Thundermtn

    When the woodshed pays off!

    Tonight was one of those rare nights where my guitar playing broke through to another level. It's been stuck in second gear for several years now and I finally got it into overdrive. My tone, timing, and structure all got turned up to a notch I didn't think I could get to. I've been working on...
  11. Thundermtn

    Gibson Memphis selling direct?

    Is this new? I was on their site tonight and could add guitars to my cart. What happens with problems now, do you ship it back to them? http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2018/Memphis/ES-335-Figured-2018.aspx
  12. Thundermtn

    Seth Lover interviewed by S. Duncan

    This popped up on my FB feed from SD. It's long but was an excellent read on his life and approach to building p/ups. I learned some things too, well worth my time checking it out. https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/seymour-w-duncans-interview-with-seth-lover
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    More than two Les Paul's?

    So for those of you that have several LP's I have a couple of questions. If you have more than a couple of them, how many truly get played in heavy rotation? New strings year round, and never out of tune as a qualifier. If your total investment budget in them were fairly limited would a person...
  14. Thundermtn

    Gibson to reissue the RD.

    Kind of cool that they're making these again. They've picked up a little steam in the metal world and on some YouTube channels lately. http://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2018-gibson-officially-reissues-the-rd-unveils-new-les-paul-double-cutaway-and-elite-guitars
  15. Thundermtn

    Line me out on '16 R8's.

    So a while back I played an R8 that set me back on my heels. Since then I've been keeping tabs on it. In three different visits to play it over a few months it's held setup and been perfectly in tune every time, while it's stable mates in the store were less so. I've also been driving to...
  16. Thundermtn

    Seymour & Amos!

    Joe and a new set of SD custom pickups modeled from the set in Amos, enjoy. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155378764574261&id=121217989260
  17. Thundermtn

    Most insane musical instrument ever!

    People are amazing! <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IvUU8joBb1Q?ecver=1" gesture="media" allowfullscreen="" height="360" frameborder="0" width="426"></iframe>
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    Is this Greenie covering Sabbath?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WO7LJyX4B_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> I'm pretty sure it is, so glad this guitar is still playing to packed stadiums.