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    Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Id love to know the tech details of Kossofs '58 burst used for the first few, albums. Its the one seen in the footage from the epic Granada TV performance. It seems to have an unfaded three toned finish. I believe its the guitar used on Alright Now. Oh, and btw its considered to be haunted...
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    I love that Maple top, really beautiful.
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    With respect you haven't. On the previous page I suggested what I believe to be the most likely reason for the hight and width variations found on vintage abr-1 saddles. Based on the evidence, I believe my conclusions are reasonable.
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    Why dont you address the point ?
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    Id need to see more evidence to persuade me that 1950s abr-1 saddles, originally came with the variations you suggest. Looking throgh the book BOTB, I see pointed tops on all but those 'bursts that have clearly been used over many yrs, including the image on page 189 titled "Hardware". It...
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    Why are the RandK saddles so flattened on the top ? 50s Les Paul abr-1s had narrow peaks, whats the story ?
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    PRS McCarty (Les Paul-ish)

    Guitars are individuals ,and that requires us to find the optimum value of the vol and tone pots by listening closely and with a little work we can find the ideal value of pots that will compliment the true voice of our guitars the best.
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    I love boosters. I have more boosters than any other pedal type because they all do something the others dont. Some compliment Marshall, others Vox or Fender. Treble boosters add grit but alter eq, a Boss GE-7 can counter this, but is also an incredible, versatile boost in its own right. My...
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    Anyone using Cream T pickups ?

    Yes he is, and thats quite a recommendation and a feather in the hat for the company. Given that Billy Gibbons is a user I was expecting a big forum reaction, but this thread has been really quiet.
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    How to describe the sound of your Les Paul

    "were taking a very quiet acoustic signal and amplifying it massively". I was simply illustrating that solid bodied guitars are very acoustically quiet, I did not infer that acoustic volume plays any role in the amplified guitar. Pickups, as we know are not microphones and are indifferent to...
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    PRS McCarty (Les Paul-ish)

    Good to know you were way ahead of me regarding switching the pots in your PRS. If you dont mind my asking, what value pots did you remove, and what did you replace them with ? Many thanks, Sol
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    Perhaps we haven't understood the term 'grit' as you intended ?
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    PRS McCarty (Les Paul-ish)

    Its sometimes worth looking at the value of your volume and tone pots before you go changing pickups. Its just an idea, but usually a change in value will shift midrange frequencies, and the price of a few CTS pots is worth it to confirm or alley your concerns, and maybe save you a lot of money.
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    How to describe the sound of your Les Paul

    Surely all guitars are essentially acoustic by design. Its just that were taking a very quiet acoustic signal and via the pickups amplifying it massively.. A perfectly setup Les Paul or Telecaster for that matter should present your ear with a range of frequencies with a tonal range not...
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    Earlier I mentioned the Way Huge Red Llama, I use it on my board when I simply want more output and grit without the inevitable colouration in the midrange frequencies that comes with the majority of pedals. Whilst this is perhaps my best recommendation, it may be worth you looking at the...
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    Like the poster above I love the Blackstone Mosfet Overdrive, it is one of the finest drive pedals available and I recommend it without reservation. However., Jon Blackstone designed this pedal to work its magic in front of a clean amp, and this maybe a stumbling block for EdA given his...
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    Hey Pedal Geeks!

    Way Huge Red Llama, provides grit without..erm.. fussing with your tone.. If not, have you considered paying the original Marshall Bluesbreaker another call ? Its not as transparent as the Red Llama, but subtle grit is its middle name.. All the very best.
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    Anyone using Cream T pickups ?

    Ive been spending time on the website, reading all thats available and listening to the various comparison clips. As I write this Im impressed with what Ive heard so far. There is a range of prices that seem dependant on the level of 'cloning' (my terminology) And the minimum 'buy in' seems...
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    Anyone using Cream T pickups ?

    What was the deciding factor in going with these humbuckers over the many other big names on offer?
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    Anyone using Cream T pickups ?

    Id really like those familiar with these pickups to share their experiences with us, as this company is very interesting due to their modus operandi. Even if you dont currently have these in your Les Paul, but plan to do so, tell us all about it. Lets make this a great thread !
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