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  1. TexanViking

    Flametop Friday!!!

    Nope, same here!
  2. TexanViking

    Hi Guys My first gibson historic 1959 les paul!

    In the event that it does seem like a tuning issue, 99,999 times out of 100,000 it’s the nut and not the tuners. Graph-it-All, NuttLube, something of the sort will likely cure what ails you. If you’d just prefer a higher gear ratio (accidentally stepping over pitch while tuning the G...
  3. TexanViking

    Gibson Custom Shop | Introducing the Murphy Lab

    That so? Where’d/how’d you find that out?
  4. TexanViking

    Making the Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 2021 even better!!

    Any word on that prototype? I have a lead on a DMC bridge...
  5. TexanViking

    Gibson Custom Shop | Introducing the Murphy Lab

    I’m w/ you, brother. Particularly the more extreme examples. It seems like the lighter the application of their aging “secret sauce,” the better. Photos of the models on the Gibson site, as well as close-ups on the recent YouTube videos, seem to look best (and most realistic) w/ the lowest or...
  6. TexanViking

    Gibson Custom Shop | Introducing the Murphy Lab

    The cluttering of the site appears to be a function of breaking out every color as much as anything. I’d imagine their webmaster will eventually get hip to coalescing not only colors, but aging degree, into some menu or link-driven feature in each product page (as they were w/ color on the...
  7. TexanViking

    Finally! My First R9!

    Holy fuck, that’s the epitome of R9 gorgeousness right there. Enjoy her in good health! ...looks like she’s your avatar now? A worthy axe of such an honor.
  8. TexanViking

    Gibson Custom Shop | Introducing the Murphy Lab

    I’ve owned three Historics now, an ‘05 R8, a ’13 R8, and now an ‘18 R9, Murphy painted and Murphy aged, w/ Brazilian board. When I chose the Murphy I have now, there were other Murphy painted LPs on the wall, some aged some not, some R8s some R9s, as well as a larger population of non-Murphy...
  9. TexanViking

    Flametop Friday!!!

    Beautiful! Factory burst?
  10. TexanViking

    Murphy Lab, Murphy Lab everywhere!

    From the Wildwood site, in a description blurb for one of the instruments: ”Well, first off, Tom has discovered a brand-new formula for nitrocellulose lacquer that mimics the properties of 1950s and ‘60s finishes to a T. Thanks to this thinner finish, Murphy Lab guitars look like authentic...
  11. TexanViking

    Murphy Lab, Murphy Lab everywhere!

    Greetings, to all! I noticed an explosion of Murphy Lab-related content on teh intarwebz today, instruments on sale on Reverb, on Wildwood’s site, hell even Guitar Center. The Gibson website has a smattering of listings (separated out by color instead of grouped by type, so the list now looks...
  12. TexanViking

    2020 LP Hysteric Great Top

    Oooooo, I love it! This has that “warble” or whatever... the quality where the flame “stripes” aren’t perfectly straight, like Bloomfield’s ’burst and Pearly Gates. Actual flame-like wiggle, but not “quilted,” gotta say, easily my fave pattern. This doesn’t look VOS, is it? Lots of shine...
  13. TexanViking

    Making the Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 2021 even better!!

    My 2018 (Wildwood spec R9, Murphy painted, Murphy aged, w/ Brazilian board) has thumbwheels that respond to a magnet like stink on shit, they’re definitely steel. I ordered a pair of vintage accurate ones, and much to my surprise, the tonal balance of the three plain strings improved. The G...
  14. TexanViking

    Wildwood Spec Custombucker Specs? Looking for clarity and chime

    You are quite welcome! I’m quite eager to hear what your readings are, do share when you can. And when you’re taking said measurements, do take note of the temperature in the room. And while you’re at it, if you can secure the probes in such a fashion that they don’t need your hands, try...
  15. TexanViking

    Difference between 59 2018 and 2019 60th anniversary?

    It can be for sure, especially if a fuzz pedal is involved. But, it’s nothing that can’t be managed by space and positioning. The sweet harmonic feedback sure is easy to conjure though. Going a little off topic here, but I was surprised to see that bumping down to 5 watt mode didn’t do a ton...
  16. TexanViking

    Difference between 59 2018 and 2019 60th anniversary?

    Having swapped out the potted Wildwood-spec Custombuckers on my ‘18 R9 w/ Brazilian board w/ two different sets of unpotted, I will say that unpotted is a tonal improvement (like taking the covers off... but twice), and like Gringo said, it comes with a considerable wail/squeal liability in an...
  17. TexanViking

    NGD/One year anniversary? 60th Anniversary R0 V1

    Right?! I was thinking that very same thing. Congrats on the hottie, and enjoy her in good health!
  18. TexanViking

    I Get The Strangest Reflections Sometimes!!!

    Just counted, 36 cold Bernie memes in total. Also: stealing yours. Thanks! ;)
  19. TexanViking

    Making the Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 2021 even better!!

    Have you listened to the Johan Segeborn link that I believe kicked off this thread? B/c while generally I would agree with you, when it comes to the bridge, they’ve left plenty of room for improvement, as is quickly and clearly demonstrated.
  20. TexanViking

    Making the Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 2021 even better!!

    Greetings, sir! It’s been three couples of weeks, give or take some hours and days. Any word on that true vintage correct alloy, plating, shape, etc.? Try as I may to find old ones on Reverb and teh intarwebz, it’s either all post-‘62, wire, chrome, suspect, WAY too expensive (one post w/...
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