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    Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    For those of you who communicate with JD regularly, could you ask him to demo and discuss his new ES 355 for us here on the LPF?

    I would love to know more about why he doesn't let Red rest and play his CC models and how this new 355 will fit in. I am sure we have seen the photos of the beating Red is taking as a road warrior.

    I understand JD is a busy boy.

    Thank you if anyone could get this message and humble request to JD.



    From his Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/Br8QbW-nXRm/

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    I assume JD has such a bond with Red that he doesn't want to use other options. I saw a recent photo of JD playing which showed Red in need of a damn good wipe down!!

    I'd love to hear more about this sharp looking guitar from the man himself. I believe it was a gift to him from the people at Gibson Custom?

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Thanks for the bump and the reply, Dan.

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    At the risk of offending a whole new group, Mais Oiu! Certainment!


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    Esseries Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan#1287 View Post
    I assume JD has such a bond with Red that he doesn't want to use other options. I saw a recent photo of JD playing which showed Red in need of a damn good wipe down!!

    I'd love to hear more about this sharp looking guitar from the man himself. I believe it was a gift to him from the people at Gibson Custom?
    I spoke with JD after a Simo concert here in CT last year and he said that Red was really the only guitar he wanted to play. He was quite proud that all of the wear on that guitar was from him!

    But I could certainly go for a JD demo of his new GCS 335!

    Joe

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
    Thanks for the bump and the reply, Dan.
    My pleasure!

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by renderit View Post
    At the risk of offending a whole new group, Mais Oiu! Certainment!

    You are alright by me, Ren.



    JD posted a new photo of the 355 with Red today. He sounds busy.

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Here is a little bit of JD playing Blue.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1089253694519021572


    Sounds good!

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    I saw JD and his band play this past Wed. night at Daryl's House in Pawling, NY. He had the blue 335 with him on stage, but he didn't play it. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him a bit after the show and he told me and few other fans about each of his guitars.

    [IMG]IMG_0612 by hajducky, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_0613 by hajducky, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_0614 by hajducky, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    40 minute excellent live in-studio performance, featuring the blue one.


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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by JimFog View Post
    40 minute excellent live in-studio performance, featuring the blue one.

    Great, thanks for sharing!


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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Richlite fretboard?
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


    2014 Gibson Les Paul Special 1960 Custom Shop single cut reissue
    1972 Hiwatt DR103, 1972 Hiwatt SE4122

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker111 View Post
    Richlite fretboard?

    No. Ebony is back!

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Awesome!


    Thanks for sharing guys!

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    After last Wednesday's show at Daryl's House, I asked him about the blue one.
    Specifically, I asked him if it was an "off the shelf" model. He said, no, that he had worked with Gibson custom on it, and the possibility that his work with them may result in a specific model for the public at an "affordable" price".
    QUIRKYBURST a.k.a. Jeff

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by JimFog View Post
    40 minute excellent live in-studio performance, featuring the blue one.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuirkyBurst View Post
    After last Wednesday's show at Daryl's House, I asked him about the blue one.
    Specifically, I asked him if it was an "off the shelf" model. He said, no, that he had worked with Gibson custom on it, and the possibility that his work with them may result in a specific model for the public at an "affordable" price".
    Blue sounds damn good in that video. I love Red, but I hate to see Red getting reduced to splinters.

    I do wonder why he doesn't play the Red CCs.

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    JD seems to be connecting with Blue.

    Live from earlier today.


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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    I caught JD live on IG the other night. He said Red has a broken headstock which is getting repaired. He talked about Blue/355 a little bit, too. He didn't address why he doesn't play the Red CC's, though.

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by viper007 View Post



    Thanks viper!

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    He said in a live chat on instagram that Red is on vacation due to a headstock crack which is a bummer but im sure it'll be fine. I love red, such an incredible sounding guitar. The pelham blue one sounds really great too but definitely a totally different world. Now that ES-5 hes got, that thing is sick

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Nice!
    Woof!!!

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Red's been fixed and is back in action.



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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Red's been fixed and is back in action.


    Good news! Thanks, Charlie.

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    Re: Request for JD Simo to demo and discuss his new Pelham ES 355

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Red's been fixed and is back in action.


    I would love to know what difference JD hears between Red and his new Pelhalm. I can't remember what interview it was but I recall him saying that the reason he liked the Pelhalm custom was because it sounded "vintage." I wish he would expand on this.

    Off topic: I am also curious to know how he does that very old school microphone slapback sound. Very groovy!

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