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    60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Wonderful instrument. having a pretty good stable of old guitars,
    you get a feel for what its supposed to sound and feel like. Even
    unplugged. This one is it. Cant put it down. I keep picking something else up.
    That does not compare.
    This has aged plastic and metal. The right weight.
    Neck size for a 59. I guess those new dudes at Gibson are nailing it!!
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Nice one!

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Cheers , very beautiful Les Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Cheers!! thanks. Nice dark board too!

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Nice!!!


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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Check out the aged inlays compared to my 05 R8.
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    I have a question about the pots on this guitar. The VOL does not seem to
    kick in till about 1.5 on the knob. Originally ,I just thought thats how
    these are but compared to my others , that/they kick in about what you would
    expect . I can hear guitar at 0.5 and slowly creeps up with dial.
    The pot on the 2019 just pops in ,like I said at 1.5. Should/ could I replace that one pot with an old 500k 1376852? I have some of those.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Just picked up a 1959 60th Anniversary from the Music Zoo. What do you guys think, this is one of the newer colors
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyD View Post
    Just picked up a 1959 60th Anniversary from the Music Zoo. What do you guys think, this is one of the newer colors
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    nice color orange sunrise fade, I bought a factory burst from them planning on possibly selling it

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Something up with the "new" Gibson brand pot. At least for me.
    Replaced with another 500k. Problem solved of the VOL just kickin in at 1 1/2.
    Now gradual from 1/2.
    Neck VOL.pot will stay the same. Its always on 10 anyway.
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Guitar
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Back looks Hondurany......

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
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    GREAT top on that thing. I just picked up a 60th in Kindred Burst as well, and it’s an amazing guitar. I can’t put it down!

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Nice fiddle. But cannot understand why they put such a cheap
    pot in the guitar. I replaced the 2 VOL.
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    underwound pickups?
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    underwound pickups?
    But overwound with tone !

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    I think the tone is there. I`ve played this guitar for a few weeks now.
    Picked up my R8 ,Its a beast compared. Beast in the way, I don`t have to
    to turn the amp up. 60th was kinda low. So I want them to be as close to same as possible.
    Being Les Pauls.
    Is there anything (magnet swap) I can do to increase the output.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    I dont know about a magnet swap but with my new 60th you gotta hit an od pedal for creamy lead work. And Im using a Komet.These unpotted custom buckers sound real good. Only issue is bridge pup squeals like a pig.Need to dab a drop of silicone under the cover. Now I need to check my vol pots and see if Im experiencing your issue. Necks on the 59 version are perfect. They are just about exact to my r5s. Funny, the custom buckers in my 2013 r9 and my 2014 v do not sound anywhere near as good as these new pups. This may be the first Lp where I keep the pups! Also, hats off to Wildwood , very easy to deal with.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    Wonderful instrument. having a pretty good stable of old guitars,
    you get a feel for what its supposed to sound and feel like. Even
    unplugged. This one is it. Cant put it down. I keep picking something else up.
    That does not compare.
    This has aged plastic and metal. The right weight.
    Neck size for a 59. I guess those new dudes at Gibson are nailing it!!
    Yeah, Wildwood took the 60th '59 model and stepped it up a notch with the aged plastic and custom wound pick ups. Wildwood also does a great job picking figured tops. I had already purchased my 60th Anniversary '59 (non-Wildwood version) before I saw Wildwood start carry these. Thankfully the dealer I went through got Gibson to allow me access to their Dropbox folder of 60th R9's that were ready to ship out to dealers. I got an amazing one in Slow Iced Tea with the perfect top for my tastes (photo attached)!! Now, three months later, I still go back to Gibson's Dropbox folder to see what they are producing and it's clear that they are running out of good tops. Some of the ones I saw just out of production were so plain with zero figure. I love how Gibson has turned themselves around in quality and nailing the specs down to be more true to a vintage '59, but they seriously need to stop production on these if they can't come up with good figured tops.
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Congrats on the sweet 60th.

    Is adjusting the volume knob on your amp to correlate with the varying output of the particular guitar you are playing presenting you with a hardship?
    I don't see why turning up the volume on your amp would be an issue if you are otherwise happy with your 60ths tone response sustain etc.

    If you prefer your "bolder" sounding R8, measure the dc resistance of the pups in each guitar. If the R8 is substantially higher then perhaps a higher output pickup would provide you with a 60th more to your liking while also alleviating the necessity to adjust the amp's volume after switching guitars.

    The standard alnico magnets II,III IV and V can change the tonal characteristic of the pickup which may alter the perceived output depending on the frequency response but it will not boost output in any meaningful way.

    Good luck.



    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    I think the tone is there. I`ve played this guitar for a few weeks now.
    Picked up my R8 ,Its a beast compared. Beast in the way, I don`t have to
    to turn the amp up. 60th was kinda low. So I want them to be as close to same as possible.
    Being Les Pauls.
    Is there anything (magnet swap) I can do to increase the output.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Quote Originally Posted by JPP-1 View Post
    Congrats on the sweet 60th.

    Is adjusting the volume knob on your amp to correlate with the varying output of the particular guitar you are playing presenting you with a hardship?
    I don't see why turning up the volume on your amp would be an issue if you are otherwise happy with your 60ths tone response sustain etc.

    If you prefer your "bolder" sounding R8, measure the dc resistance of the pups in each guitar. If the R8 is substantially higher then perhaps a higher output pickup would provide you with a 60th more to your liking while also alleviating the necessity to adjust the amp's volume after switching guitars.

    The standard alnico magnets II,III IV and V can change the tonal characteristic of the pickup which may alter the perceived output depending on the frequency response but it will not boost output in any meaningful way.

    Good luck.

    Cool, thanks. The bridge has to be a certain way for it to work well with me.
    Turning the amp up is not something I mess with much. I like to set it and leave it. Far be it from me
    to switch guitars and sound over the top loud. i`ll forget.
    I`ll work with it a while longer and see if I can get a medium. The tone is really good. i`d
    like to keep it.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Guitar is really nice. Not sold on the pickup(s) yet.
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    I agree that the neck profiles are much closer to the real thing...but then again, there were variations on the real thing!

    My CB's are not doing it for me. The treble notes sing out but lack character and the bass is subdued. They're still very good, but I'm thinking a ThroBak swap is in order.
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    I find the neck on these 60th anniversary R9s even more comfortable than previous years, which says a lot, because they were already amazing.

    My CBs worked great for me. However, I noticed that I had more volume in the neck relative to the bridge when I played in a band setting this last Friday without pedals. I didn't notice the unbalance as much in previous band practices because I was using pedals before Friday that mitigated the unbalance. I have since adjusted the pickup height and I think I might have addressed the unbalance between pickups. I'll play with a bassist and drummer again today, which will be a better test to my minor adjustments than any of the tests I've ran at home, but I'm optimistic.

    Anyway, OP, you have a gorgeous LP. Congrats and enjoy.

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Cool, thanks. neck feels fine. Pickup height right now is the same as others I have.
    There is some decent tone there.
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    Here is my 60th Anniversary 59 from Wildwood Serial #666
    It’s a “Beast” ;)
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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    " Never Mind Your Face, just show us your card"

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    Re: 60th Anniv.Wildwood

    I would be interested in buying anyone’s 60th anniversary 59 Les Paul pickups if you decide to replace yours. Please just PM me. Thanks.

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