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  1. yeatzee

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Love those faded reds. I feel like I made it pretty dang clear I wasn't talking in absolutes, and I acknowledged exactly your point in my post(s). I'm still confident the average does have the pickguard closer to the binding. In fact you pointed that out as a feature on the current CS reissues...
  2. yeatzee

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Thanks for the response. Specifically with the pickguards the biggest obvious difference besides the bridge pickup gap is the screw location and lack of space on the pickguard between the screw and the bevel edge. It's like they're shorter on that end, instead of going to the edge of the binding...
  3. yeatzee

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Appreciate the response! In my possession is a memphis reissue from 2016/17. Are you saying the pickguards and/or body size are different on current Nashville reissues? So far I've only been able to get 2 reissue owners to send me bout sizes, a 2016 63ri, and a 2020 61ri es335 to compare to my...
  4. yeatzee

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Are there any plans to make updates to the 60's reissue ES guitars? I'm holding a '64 reissue ES345, a 1964 ES345 and a 1965 ES345 right now. Some noticeable differences with the reissue, such as the pickguard being the wrong size and shape, the screw hole being in the wrong spot, the bracket...
  5. yeatzee

    Jerry Cantrell Murphy Lab "Wino" Les Paul Custom - indepth look

    Well a buddy ended up with one of the new Jerry Cantrell Murphy lab custom's so we decided to do a pretty indepth video review of the guitar. The good, the bad and what I call the inbetween PLUS we compared it to his '79 silverburst and '82 wine red custom for fun into a BE100 Deluxe, Mesa Dual...
  6. yeatzee

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Appreciate you coming on here and allowing people to ask you questions directly Mat. I've got a few, plus just some general feedback.... call it market research! Murphy Lab Hardware I was able to take a really close look at a heavy aged R0 Murphy Lab a friend bought and document it on...
  7. yeatzee

    Honest Review - Gibson Murphy Lab Heavy Aged

    I always adjust the poles, but I do it by ear. At the end of the day it makes very slight differences really
  8. yeatzee

    Honest Review - Gibson Murphy Lab Heavy Aged

    So my goldtop is about 7lb 14oz, and the Murphy Lab we didn't weight but it was a nice weight. I'd guess mid low-8's. The ML was definitely a darker guitar on the neck. The bridge I thought was fine overall, actually brighter than his other R0 if I remember correctly. We showed both in this...
  9. yeatzee

    Honest Review - Gibson Murphy Lab Heavy Aged

    Thanks for watching! I think the ML does make the goldtop sound extra bright and snappy because of how much warmer it is at the same settings. It really was tricky trying to determine how to set up the amps for each test!
  10. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    Ya, lowering pickup height has never made a pickup sound darker in my experience. It thins it out, less output less low end. That's the whole reason why people set neck pickups lower, match the output of the bridge and try to cut some mud.
  11. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    And here's the guitar in case anyone is curious
  12. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    I don't really see how that's going to tell me anything if the bridge pickup wiring is known to sound good and the neck sounds exactly the same attached there or on the neck volume pot. Resistance is about 7.9k, and pickup height has been messed with every which way. In my experience the pickup...
  13. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    Ok so I tried swapping the neck pickup lead to the bridge volume control and that made no noticeable difference so that tells me it's the pickup, not the wiring, since the bridge is quite bright and chimey. So it looks like I'll be trying the seymour duncan staple.
  14. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    Glad to hear I'm not crazy! lol How does the bridge sound in comparison to yours (the link directly above the comparison clip)? The bridge seems great nice and snappy and bright. I dig it a lot.
  15. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    I recorded a sample which may help. Just guitar into a Suhr PT15 set to a light crunch with the bright switch on to give it it's best chance. Bridge is great, neck is just all low mids and bass. Does this sound normal to you...
  16. yeatzee

    '54 Les Paul Custom Question (Staple Pickup is VERY Dark)

    Anyone here own a '54 custom reissue? From everything I've read the alnico V staple neck pickup is supposed to be more mid scooped, more fender like than a P90. Nice and bright for a neck pup. I've never played one before until this guitar I just got, and the neck pickup is easily the darkest...
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