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Recent content by SoK66

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    Perplexed by RI/custom/VOS - send help

    Great explantion, thank you!
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    Washed Cherry 2006 R9 VOS

    Nice '06. Having owned an original '60 years ago and been around a few other original '58 - 60s, IMHO Washed Cherry is very close to the original cherry sunburst color. I have an '06 R9 in the same Washed Cherry. Picked it up in early 2007 from MF's Private Reserve Guitars on a sweet "blem"...
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    Amp Attenuation - UA Ox - Freyette PS 100 or Boss Tube Amp Expander

    Price increases will hit just about everything for quite some time. Feds announced 7% inflation, that's the highest since '82. Strap in, hold on. Gibson pricing, particularly on Custom Shop stuff will go bonkers. Cost of labor, raw mterials shrtages, etc. hitting everywhere. Forty years ago the...
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    Amp Attenuation - UA Ox - Freyette PS 100 or Boss Tube Amp Expander

    I purchased a Fryette PS2A last Spring and must say it's far and away the best piece of accessory gear I've ever owned.
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    Well, I see I've elicited some interesting responses! Summing my side of the discussion, I got what is for all intents and purposes a killer '59 for a '58 price. I have no complaints!
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    Brand new 2019 R8, right out of the shipping box.
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    Ok, here's the girl. And here's her serial #:
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    The issue is my '58 doesn't have a chubby neck, it has a slimmer neck profile than my '06 R9.
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    Ok, thanks all for your replies. I pulled off the control cavity cover and sure enough it is stamped R8 inside. So, that mystery is solved. Best regards all.
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    I was referring to excessive aniline bleed into the neck binding being perhaps why they had re-numbered it as a '19 R8. BTW, I was trying to post a couple photos but they got punted due to file size. I'll have to see if I can rez them down.
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    Hmm, I dunno. I'll check it out and report.
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    I'm betting my '19 R8 started life as a '20 R9.

    Last year I scored the absolute best new Les Paul I've ever pulled out of a shipping box, a 2019 R8 in Bourbon Burst. Bought it from a reputable Gibson dealer. First thing that struck me as odd, but a pleasant surprise, the neck profile was smaller than I'd expected, even smaller than the one on...
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    Bending ABR1 posts and doubled up thumbwheels

    I learned the double thumbwheel trick about 50 years ago when I had an opportunity to meet Joe Walsh and saw his '60 up close. I use that trick on Gibsons with a neck angle that leaves a lot of post uncovered. Right now my '09 build '59 RI ES335 is set up that way, along with stainless steel...
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    2006 R9 "No Wire" ABR-1 swap...big surprise!

    I got my '06 R9 back in 2007 and since new its been a bit of a problem child due to horredous setup issues. Local luthier corrected improperly drilled bridge stud holes, and I replaced the poorly cut nut and ABR-1. The original issues thus corrected, the guitar never really "spoke." It was just...
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    2019 R8 with slim neck profile...????

    I hate to start this but I did some searches and couldn't find much of an answer. I'm curious what I have on my hands here with this new 2019 R8. I expected a big, chunky neck profile, but what I got was a rather slim, very comfy neck profile, smaller than the one on my '06 R9. I'm not...
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