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    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    great thread ..... one of the best
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    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    the title says it all ....................................
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    that's a powerful statement
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    I have a question for the group .... if the burstbuckers represent the embodiment of PAF goodness ,,,,, why ,,,, pray tell ..... did Gibson they themselves elect to shitte can them in the Historics and move onto Custombuckers ???????
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    and you are basing this on what logic ? IMHO the weak link on a pre 2013 custombucker historic is the burstbuckers I know from first hand experimentation that those guitars can be GREATLY improved upon by doing a pickup swap now of course this is just MY viewpoint and some folks might...
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    Any value in upgrading the ABR-1 on my R8?

    first thing I would do it get rid of those nasty Burstbuckers and put in something like Lollars / OX 4 , WIZZ or some other proper pickup ..... then upgrade to Pigtail abr-1 and steel tailpiece studs and inserts
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    does the gold in a goldtop stifle the tone ???

    Bronze powder - truss rod condoms - plasticizers in the nitro - wax in the pickups -non hide glue adhesives - wood not aged air dried for decades TONE ROBBERS - ALL OF THEM
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    Gil Yaron Les Paul WOW!!!

    would you like to sell them ?
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    does the gold in a goldtop stifle the tone ???

    I figured someone might plead righteous indignation ..... but answer me this then : if folks say that the amount of plasticizer in the nitro finish can be detrimental to the tone why wouldn't adding a pulverized matrix of metal compound change something in the tone also ?
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    does the gold in a goldtop stifle the tone ???

    Does the bronze powder have a notable effect on the tone of a Historic reissue ? ( I am posting this because I think it does - but my sample size of guitars I tested is small - I do understand that a vintage 54 burst would be amazing tho )
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    Untouched since 1964 les paul 1959 burst find. in near mint conditioin.

    and news on this Burst which was unplayed and stored in a basement for 70 years ????????? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, snort
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    How much of the Firebird tone is the pickups?

    thats a falsehood ..... I have had both here is some classic true vintage 60s Firebird tone .... no way you get it from a Les Paul ( give it a try ... let me know how that works out for you )
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    who makes the absolute best vintage Firebird mini buckers ?

    I will go with Klein ,,,,, thanks guys
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    The ULTIMATE upgrade.

    even MAT at Gibson said the new ones were not made like the old ones because they could not get the company to re create them for technical reasons
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Mat - any idea about the price trajectory the Historics are going to take ? in other words would you anticipate over the next decade or so they would experience sensational yearly increases in the retail price or do you think that they have reached a stabilization point ?
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    Does anyone remember the price of a Gibson Les Paul VOS R8 in 2007?

    why not look at ebay " completed auctions" to determine the value ???
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