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    Yngwie Malmsteen shredding on a Burst

    It may come as a surpise to you, but it is actually possible not to be into shred, without being part of the 12 bar crowd. There are other kinds of music than these two. Just to mention a few mucisians I admire, I could name: Tori Amos (Who dosen´t even play the guitar), PJ Harvey and Richard...
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    Yngwie Malmsteen shredding on a Burst

    Tearing down greatness?. Well I actually did say, that Yngwie´s shredding is impressive. But maybe I should clarify. I know very little about that subject, as it has no interest to me. So for all I know, there could very well be lots of other shredders who are better. I don´t know and I don´t...
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    Yngwie Malmsteen shredding on a Burst

    Well I don´t know about today. But I did attend a "clinic" at a local music store with him, sometime in the early nineties. At first he started out with his usual shredding. It was VERY impressive, if you´re into that kind of thing. He played ubeliveably fast, and every note was clear and well...
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    Custom order ? One -off ? Run of the mill?

    This is highly unlikely to be a 1969-1970 guitar. The sandwich body and the laminated neck was introduced approximately at the same time in 1969. It it thus quite unlikely that you have a one piece body with a laminated neck from this period. A far more likely reason for this combination, is...
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    Custom order ? One -off ? Run of the mill?

    I pretty much agree with this. With two minor disagreements: 1: Pots. The lead volume pot is clearly marked 1378128. This means CTS (137) 1981 (81) week 28 (28). I read the tone pots as 1377908 which means CTS week 8 in 1979. The last digit might be a 6 instead, and in that case it would be...
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    Binding bleed on original bursts?

    Are the pick-up rings and the binding the same material?. The pick-up rings were butyrate, and I belive that the body binding (And I assume the neck binding as well) was royalite. Is it resonable to expect the same reaction, if the material is not the same?. I don´t think so. But as mentioned...
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    help ID les Paul sunburst...fake? Or cool?

    I think you´re right about that.
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    First time poster, my dream R9!

    Congrats with the new guitar. Not that it matters much, as it´s your guitar, but I much prefer this finish to lemonburst. This looks pretty close to what a burst would have looked like new in 1959. Actually some 1959 guitars still looks like this. I think your guitar is absolutely beautiful, and...
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    help ID les Paul sunburst...fake? Or cool?

    In case you´re wondering what the "secret" tells, that this is a fake are, here are a few. But there may well be others that I haven´t caught. Here are some tells, in no particular order: 1: Tune-o-matic. Shape is wrong, and a sure sign it´s a fake are the slotted posts for height adjustment...
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    Gibson Custom Shop 1968 LPC Reissue vs. the REAL THING

    Rather than edit my earlier post, I thought it better to reply to it. I have just seen a white 1974/20th anniversary listed for sale locally with Kluson wafflebacks. It is obvious that the guitar never had Schallers, and the front of the headstock shows no signs of the instrument ever having had...
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    Custom order ? One -off ? Run of the mill?

    I think there may be a misunderstanding here. I in no way meant to imply, that the instrument is a stock 1981 Kalamazoo guitar. As you say there are LOTS of things that would be wrong for a 1981 Kalamazoo neck. Actually I completely agree with you that a retop is most likely, and that the seller...
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    Custom order ? One -off ? Run of the mill?

    It´s my impression that Big Al believes it to be Nashville. See post #6 and I also read #29 that way.
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    Custom order ? One -off ? Run of the mill?

    I see I made a typo. I meant to write 501-999 for Nashville (Not 501-99), which I now know is wrong, as it apparently is 500-999. But I still don´t understand it. If 499 and below are Kalamazoo, then why is 054 NOT Kalamazoo??? (The guitars number is 054, NOT 554). And I assume that we agree...
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    Custom order ? One -off ? Run of the mill?

    I´m a little confused now. I´ve always believed that the 8 digit serial no breaks down as this: Digit 1 & 5 is year. Digit 2, 3 & 4 day of the year. Digit 6,7 & 8 Guitar of the day, with 1-500 being Kalamazoo, and 501-99 being Nashville. So with digits 6,7 & 8 being 054, it would be the 54th...
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    I went to my Grandmother's closet, and I found a 1970..

    It is 100% sure refretted. As Bob Womack says, it should have fret nibs, if the frets were original. Also the frets that are on it now, are way too big to be original. The originals were the so called "fretless wonder" type. Low AND narrow. I find it how to say for certain from your photo of the...
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    Very cool reference material - vintage Gibson electronics, Kluson and Grover Tuners!

    Very good site, with interesting info. On the Grover site, Rick asks at bottom if anybody knows which guitars the original version of the 103 tuner was used on, and ask us to contact him, if we know. But it dosen´t say HOW TO contact him. So hoping Rick reads this: I have owned a 1970...
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    1974 Gibson Les Paul Signature Bass Low Impedence Pickup Transformer Inquiry

    Well, as you have friend who has one, I think a solution to your problem should be fairly easy. Have your friend measure the impedance at the output jack, with volume and tone on the bass turned up. The tone switcher/selector should be in the position, where it filters the sound the least...
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    A Rare One....

    I actually think that the sound clips sound pretty good. If your amp really sounds much better than that, then we NEED soundclips of yours. It would be nice if you could play Link Wray´s Rumble for us!
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    Great Playing Find

    Not a mid sixties guitar. More like 1971-1972. But one of the few guitars, where the Kahler might actually be an improvement.
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    A Rare One....

    The section with the preamp, and as far as I know the power amp as well, is seen on the right. When tranported the two sections are attatched to each other, and then the handle will be approximately in the middle. It looks like this...
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