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  1. deytookerjaabs

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    On a side note: I had a '62 ES-355 that re-necked around 1980. The neck itself had all the features of a 1980 ES-355 only it was 1 piece and long tenon w/no volute while the head veneer was identical to '80. I'm not sure if it was a warranty repair but it was a Gibson neck no doubt. However...
  2. deytookerjaabs

    Original Weight vs Custom Historics

    I'm pretty sure it's the opposite. I'd bet (and others here know better IME) that the percentage of vintage between 9 to 10lbs is way higher than percentage of R7/8/9's that fall in that weight range. There's certainly a fan camp whom adore any reissue which sits at 7.98989898989898 on the...
  3. deytookerjaabs

    WD-40 for your Burst ?

    This is actually a method that was used at Gibson. Long time artist relations and final inspector Rendal Wall says he did it to all the guitars he'd set up for people (many were famous from Wes Montgomery to BB King). I'm unsure if he got the idea from his pops but Rendal started Gibson around...
  4. deytookerjaabs

    1965 AC30 "Bass" Advice Needed

    I've read the TB can be added while keeping one of the channels the same? I'll have to dig into that, I'm going to get some photos at some point here.
  5. deytookerjaabs

    EC Collins Pinstripe grill cloth

    One thing that's always intrigued me besides his cloth is he custom makes (or used to?) bone saddles for ABR-1's too. Unfortunately you need to send in your bridge for fitment but it sounds like a neat project especially if you have a guitar from that (short?) era, very early 60's IIRC.
  6. deytookerjaabs

    1965 AC30 "Bass" Advice Needed

    Thanks for the bump and previous replies fellas! I haven't taken it in yet. I actually picked up a rear panel top boost insert too so I may or may not just have that along with some restoration done all at the same time. I'd love to get a little list of caps/resistors (???) to buy that I'll...
  7. deytookerjaabs

    1966 “Torpedo Joe” Les Paul owned by Billy Gibbons (photos)

    Bump! Torpedo Joe Verified Real Deal Holyfield, an OG and it looked like the real deal too. ^^^^ Gibson hath spoken What a cool guitar.
  8. deytookerjaabs

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    So... Like this: https://www.lespaulforum.com/index.php?threads/1966-“torpedo-joe”-les-paul-owned-by-billy-gibbons-photos.214040/ Looked real to me 🤔 edit: you might have to google for "Torpedo Joe Les Paul" photos as it looks like the original photos/links were removed.
  9. deytookerjaabs

    John McLaughlin's Les Pauls

    Hmm. Check the thread, seems consensus his black LPC used in that era was a rented '70 or so. Who knows, he did say in a recent interview the guitar he used a lot for that era was a Fender Mustang.
  10. deytookerjaabs

    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Full disclosure: I'm not personally a proponent of "needing" this type of stuff. However. What do you think about Custom Shop spending a couple bucks to reissue proper old pots? (hell, sell them as accessories too) (stolen from mlp) The old centralab ones had solid molded large hunks of...
  11. deytookerjaabs

    Burst 9-1998

    Not sure if being sarcastic but theft is the usual cause! That said, if the guitar was recovered and identified there is a possibility of the serial being the original. Don't know until we know the full story of this pressing mystery!
  12. deytookerjaabs

    Burst 9-1998

    So, then the missing ledgers weren't so "missing" when the guitar had it's new serial number applied? Or, they're saying it's a coincidence they used a real # from a very similar and crazy rare 'burst type.
  13. deytookerjaabs

    Current bursts for sale...

    Here's one that popped up, I think from a forum sponsor at that: Serial number 8 sumptin' sumptin': Very well preserved @ 300K https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-les-paul-standard-1958-sunburst-6
  14. deytookerjaabs

    New Gibson Korina Explorer & Flying V annnounced!

    About 10 years ago I'm at this dive bar in Chicago in our hood to see some punk/indy show. My roommate and his girlfriend insisted I come along. Anyways, it was a fine night, got lit up like I always do. So, drama ensues, his girlfriend wants to leave for some messed up reason no one knows...
  15. deytookerjaabs

    Burst 9-1998

    Huh, both factory Bigsbys with the same serial #? Similar flame, etc, almost like one is a tribute to the other? Eh....
  16. deytookerjaabs

    Any Love for the `80's Super Champ?

    Never owned one but @Wally has been praising them for years, sounds like a lil' beast.
  17. deytookerjaabs

    Amps you sold but should have kept

    Here's a happier version. I had a 90's JTM50 combo I bought on the spot from a little shop in town. I then used it quite a lot, loving the punch, glassines, clean headroom and most of all enjoying how well the knobs dialed in different feels from the cleans/gain. There's just something about the...
  18. deytookerjaabs

    Oh boy ..... I have heard there are problems with the Murphy labs.

    That doesn't look like a razor blade issue, that's what could happen when the temps swings are unnaturally too fast/extreme, I've seen posts online where people ****ed up at home using the heat gun plus medical cold spray then the finish starts to flake with adhesion issues. I have an old Riv...