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    Woohoo, finally got my class 5

    I finally found a Marshall class 5 amp today! I was starting to get annoyed with all of the advertising for it but nobody in my part of the world had one to sell me. and none of the mail order dealers had them either. so for those of you in the houston area i found mine at the GC on westheimer...
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    LP Pro with black plastics?

    hi all, i have been digging the looks of the 54 black custom reissue with P-90's and i am wondering if anybody has a black LP Pro deluxe that replaced the cream plastics with black and could post a pitcure. i am hoping to see what it looks like before i spend the time and money doing it to mine...
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    finicky rebel 20?

    I have had an egnater rebel 20 for several weeks now and I have noticed something and I was wondering of others have noticed it: it seems to sound good one day and not so good the next. I'm thinknig it's sensitive to changes in the weather like my old marshall but maybe more so. the weather...
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    howdy, I have a 78 deluxe that was routed out for fullsize humbuckers before I got it. it has the buzz when the tailpiece isn't grounded. I made a temporary fix on it by taking a wire from between the bridge/post to the nut on the neck volume pot under the knob. well my temporary fix has been...
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    another RS kit wiring question

    about a year ago I put in a RS kit in my LP. It had the extra capacitor/resistors wired across 2 of the lugs on the neck volume pot to keep it from getting muddy when the volume was turned down. I like the sound of my neck pickup much better now. I was thinking about putting a kit in one of my...
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    bigsby ?

    I recently picked up Neil Young's "rust never sleeps" dvd and it has me wanting to put a bigsby on one of my lesters. a late 70's black standard. I believe I saw some where that the new bigby's aren't as good as the older one's. is that true and if so are they still worth the effert? is this...
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    amp tech in Texas

    does anybody know a good Marshall amp tech in Texas? preferably in Houston. I have an old 2x12 combo model?? that basically is a 50w metal panel 4 input non master volume that is top mounted that I want to have the power tubes swapped from 6550's to el34's and also have it looked over since it...
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    did I miss a good oppertunity?

    I was at my local GC looking and found a new (with usual display scratches) SG junior like this one on ebay, http://cgi.ebay.com/2001-Gibson-SG-Junior-Reissue-USA-Black-SG-Jr_W0QQitemZ7387268927QQcategoryZ47073QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem for $347. gig bag or case extra. I don't really...
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    abr-1 bridge swap

    I am thinking about swapping the nashville bridge in my LP for an ABR-1 bridge. Besides gibson and tonepro, who else makes a good bridge? Is the generic stew mac bridge any good? how about gotoh or schaller, do they make one? and lastly, the stew mac conversion post, are they a direct...
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    Dunlop fret wire

    Where do ya'll buy your dunlop (6105) fret wire? I've done a google search with limited luck. most links were just mentioning it and only one I found was actually selling it. I believe it was "acme guitar" or something like that. thanks, dj
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    Nut making

    I'm gonna try my hand at making string nuts. I ordered the stewmac essential nut making tool kit and some blank string nuts so hopefully I have a good starting point. I tried this once a long time ago with the wrong tools and bad results. But one thing I noticed when looking at my first failed...
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    analogman vs keeley modded ts9/808's

    Has anybody had the opportunity to compare the analogman and keeley modded ts9/808 pedals? They both have good reviews but I was wondering which one sounds better and why.
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    custom made les paul

    Has anybody ever used Gibson's build your own les paul on their gibsoncustom.com site? If so how did you have it built? Pictures? :photos I had the opertunity to do something like this years ago when I was shopping for a new acoustic. I wanted a square shoulder guitar like a humming bird with a...
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    fret job with out nib pictures

    Hi all, I did the search thing and was unable to find any pictures of a les paul (or any other guitar with nibs) that had a fret job with the nibs removed. While I don't want to start a new thread debating the reasons to keep or get rid of the nibs, I want to know what a fret job looks like with...
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    RS guitarworks wiring vs. Gibson wiring

    Hi all, I recently added the RS guitarworks premium electronics upgrade kit to my LP and was wondering about the differences between the RS guitarworks wiring diagram versus Gibson. I have noticed some sound differences, some I like and some I don't like but it might just be my fussy marshall...
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    late 70's neck education

    I've had 2 late seventies Les Pauls (a standard and deluxe) for many years and only recently have I noticed that they have the 3 piece maple necks unlike the more common mohagony necks. Could somebody educate me about the reason for the different necks? I've also noticed that these necks only...