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  1. Minibucker

    Early Gary Moore on Greeny (I think)

    Looks like it, and dang it sure sounds like it...! I guess he fipped the neck pickup back around.
  2. Minibucker

    Shorter ES Pickguard bracket

    Just installed one of these and it's a cool little mod that's almost unnoticeable to most, but makes a difference. It's a shorter pickguard bracket. The normal one is I believe around 1", and they're all offered through WD/Kluson in additional lengths of 1.25" and .875". I went with an .875"...
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    Joe Walsh......on a Conversion?

    I know that there's a CC based on how 1960 Burst.....but just noticed this one from a 1975 Concert. Anyone have the skinny on this one...a conversion? Has a wraparound stop bridge..... At 25:36 in case it doesn't go right there..... https://youtu.be/GvughKkv3AI?t=1536 Also Glenn Frey at...
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    Can't they do a vintage blonde right out of the gate?

    It's just that most natural/blonde ones I've seen in recent decades look so plain/white....even the ones they call 'dark natural', like..... or... ...and that's on the darker side of things. Kinda' milky and not much depth to the gloss coating. Just wondering if they can do something...
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    Recommend someone to reshape Historic neck in NYC area...?

    Hi All, Haven't been around in a while. Getting back into some playing, and would like the neck on my '13 R8 taken down a bit in the shoulders. Anyone know a good luthier/customizer in the NYC or southern CT area to recommend? Would like to be there t check out the shape as he goes along...
  6. Minibucker

    FS: Gibson Historic (Nashville) 1959 ES-335

    SOLD Thanks!
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    Randy Meisner's wife tragically dies

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/07/entertainment/randy-meisner-wife-shooting-feat/ Awful loss, but it also seems that Randy has been going through some real tough (and scary) times as well.
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    What was your first pedal?

    As a spinoff to the 'first guitar' thread, what was your first guitar pedal? Mine was an MXR Distortion Plus in the early 80's that I bought off a friend. I thought it was the bees knees.
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    'Joke' about spousal abuse.

    Heard this one today, thought I'd share….. A woman is on trial for beating her husband to death with his guitar collection. The judge says, "first offender?" The woman replies, no! First a Gibson, then a Fender!
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    NGD - I think I may have found 'the One'….

    I really didn't need to buy another guitar, but I happened to be in Long Island today and realized I was pretty close to The Music Zoo, so just for kicks I went in. Man…what a selection of toys! Many of them too rich for my blood right now, but one of them just caught my eye and they were kind...
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    Greg Koch rockin' a Historic lately….

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wd-6IMn1kX8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Seems that I've seen a lot of recent live work where he's playing a cherry R7 (I assume). Mostly seen him playing Teles and Strats live before, but I could see him going...
  12. Minibucker

    2015 Historic News from NAMM

    2015 Historic News from NAMM (and a new CC) So far this (from other place)…. Interested to see what the new plastics look like in more neutral/accurate lighting.
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    Rockabilly on a Lester

    JD Simo says 'hells yes!'…. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HYrsVzZPY3s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> And so does Kid Andersen……. <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lJXVHBWKYNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>...
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    2013+ Historic Truss Rod nut size

    Has anyone else noticed a larger adjustment nut size for the truss rod on their 2013 and onward historic Les Paul/Gibson? It is on mine (2013 R8)…one small size up from my other older Gibsons. Not a huge deal as I have ratchets that will fit, but a cause for pause.
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    The origins of the 'Mapleflame Mod'….?

    http://youtu.be/19_v_kkw-RQ?t=2m35s Looks like Les was doing it as well. :) (Or are they referring to diameter?)
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    NGD - 2013 R8, and mini-review/-comparison.

    Sorry for the length, but it's also kind of a reflection on the 2013 'changes'. So for starters…I've never really been into flame. Was looking for a nice R8, preferably in gloss because I really can't jive with the feel of VOS's. But this one had the right combination of things on it, and it...
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    The 'New' ES-335 for 2015…..

    So….. http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015-Memphis/ES-335.aspx ….kinda' like how the 'SG Standard' went from the Batwing-syle pic guard to the more '61 small pick guard style, the 'standard' ES-335 model for 2015 goes with block inlays. Can't tell if the neck is still a...
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    Custom Buckers vs. Antiquities?

    Anyone compared them? Have a '13 R8 incoming, also have my Antiquities with newer A2 magnets, so I could obviously just try myself, but wondering if anyone already had and had any thoughts.
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    N(used)AD - Tone King Imperial

    Many players have referred to this amp as the mother of all Deluxe Reverbs, but I think it's a bit more than that. It sounds bigger and deeper, more like the DR's larger brethren, and drives smoother as you crank it, but unlike the '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb that I recently tried out, it...
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    Another interesting reissue...1959 ES-225...

    Can't say I'm crazy about the trapeze/wrap bridge, but I'd love to set it up with a TOM and a Bigsby..... http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBES22514 Quite a badass new run coming out of Memphis this Summer.