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    '54 All Gold LP

    Does anyone have a '54 all gold LP? What's your opinion on them as far as collectibility, tone, and mojo? I actually found a lefty, but it's definitely on the pricey side. Any opinions are welcome. Thanks!:)
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    Vintage Lefties

    I finally found some vintage Gibson lefties for sale from the '57 to '60 era, and I just couldn't believe the prices they were asking! The sad thing is that you have 2 choices, yes or no! It's not like there are any others for sale! I've been looking for 5 years. There just isn't much out...
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    Pluggin' in the R9

    I've been playing my CS-336 a lot lately and hadn't played my '02 R9 for a long time. I plugged it into the Marshall yesterday and cranked it up for the first time in about a month. I still have a smile on my face! I don't know what it is about a well set up R9 that makes it such a pure...
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    Lefty Rumor

    Has anyone heard that Gibson USA will stop making lefty models soon and that only the Custom Shop will be making lefty models after that time?
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    Chernishev Does It Again!

    Fedor Chernishev is the MF'n man as far as I'm concerned. He makes the best pickups in the world - period! Big statement, I know. I just can't get over it! I ordered a set of PAFs for my new CS-336, and I'm just blown away. I like them as well as the real PAFs that I have in my R9, maybe...
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    Jimi Hendrix Flying V

    Has anyone seen one of these Jimmy Hendrix Flying Vs? I don't really like the looks of it, but being a lefty, I'm just wondering if I can replace the nut on the thing and have a nice custom shop flying V without the lefty upcharge? It looks like they flipped the bridge angle as well as the...
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    NOS NIB Tubes

    About a year and a half ago, I purchased some NOS NIB Mullard 12AX7s and EL34s. I then put them away for future use. I have been testing the market for them lately. Has anyone else noticed that these tubes are now almost impossible to find and their prices have went crazy if you can find...
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    Lesson Learned About JCM800

    Lesson: If you turn a JCM800 up to 8.5 after 11:00 PM, you'll meet all of your neighbors! What a great social instrument! :) It's even more interesting when none of your neighbors speak English. I'm actually glad that I was able to lie and tell them that I didn't understand them. Oopsies!
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    R9 and LP Special Historic - What Else Do You Need?

    I've been left with only my R9 and LP Special historic for the last 5 months. I've really come to the conclusion that I don't need anything else. It's like that ball glove that was somehow broke in just right when you were a kid. Nothing else feels the same. Somehow I've lucked into two...
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    Blues on a Korina Explorer

    Anyone play blues on a korina explorer? I tried it on my '57 twin tweed RI and it just didn't quite make it. It was only marginal through my JCM 800. My explorer just seems like it's not going to sing the blues. Any secrets to getting the right blues tones out of a korina explorer?
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    Marshall - Like a Moth to a Flame!

    I'm as guilty as the next guy, but why do we continue to buy Marshall stacks when we damn well know that we can't play them like they should be played at home, unless you have a sound proofed room or live on a farm? I turn mine up at least once a month just because I can't stand it. I usually...
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    For Marshall 2061x Owners

    How do you guys like them? I played one over Christmas, and I just can't get it out of my head. I'm actually thinking about selling my half stack and getting one. How about some long term reviews?
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    At What Point Do You Give Up?

    I ordered a new Gibson over 10 months ago. They still won't acknowledge whether or not they will even make the guitar or not. At what point do you just tell Gibson to go FUCK OFF and start looking to a manufacturer that actually realizes that "people" order guitars? Obviously, I really want...
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    Differences between ES-346 and CS-336?

    Can anyone outline the differences between the ES-346 and CS-336? It seems to me that the major difference is size, but I've never seen an ES-346 in person, only in photos. Thanks for the help! :)
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    Bengal Striped V - Wow!

    No Words Needed!