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    P-90's: Talk about your favorite non-Gibson experiences

    I recently happened into a lovely Pelham Blue R6 that is a joy to play... I've owned plenty of Les Pauls, but never of the P-90 variety.. It just sings with my '68 Super Reverb, and have no immediate plans to change out any parts. That said, I have found in my experiences with humbuckers...
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    TV Special Love

    As a long time fan of STP, and especially the guitarist Dean DeLeo,, it's no suprise to see him coax great rock tones out of his trusty '57... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw5J3yfvos0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtNqhpiW9k0&feature=related If I ever get a vintage gibby...
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    Peter Florence replicas...

    TW, please forgive this thread's intrusion, but I'm looking for the input of ppl well versed in vintage gibsons and replica examples. How favorably do these replica's stand up agains their vintage counterparts? Peter's pickups have widespread acclaim, but I've heard very little about his...
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    Neck profile on '60 DC Special

    What is the common neck profile on dc '60 specials? Thanks!
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    Brothers in Arms

    This song brings me to tears every time I hear it. I think it is one of the greatest rock tunes ever written w/ a guitar tone as real and alive as ever recorded (the album version). This recent live ('05) version has a symphonic background which adds a different vibe. Very cool. A burst in...
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    '59 what?

    What exactly does this appear to be? :hmm http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-COOL-COLLECTABLE-GIBSON-LES-PAUL-GUITAR-NO-RE-ERVE_W0QQitemZ330056056929QQihZ014QQcategoryZ38086QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem If this is a "baywatch" item, my apologies, but the "emperor" claims this to be a '59. :rolleyes...
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    Historic SC Special vs. 50's Specials

    I want to get legitimate tonal comparisons from ppl who have owned both. We all know the merits of '50s' era gibsons, so just sticking to sonic remarks would be very helpful! :yah
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    70's Les Paul Signatures - Neck profile?

    Owners, what is the neck profile of these strange birds? I've always loved the look and am considering one.. Thanks!
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    '58 Junior --- "the horror"

    Tom, I sure you'd prefer this in another section, but I thought I would share an ebay auction for a project junior... for no other reason than sh#ts and giggles. Please people, SAY NO TO CRACK...
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    '69 Deluxe,,,,, or not???

    Proported: no volute, "made in us", factory bigsby I wasn't sure that these came in this color in '69? Is $2500 a decent range, if it is indeed a '69. It's a heavy bugger at 11 lbs...
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    '69 Deluxe spec question

    Does a mid-late '69 deluxe with no volute and a 3 pc neck have a long neck tennon? I couldnt' find specifics in an exhaustive search. What profile neck do they have? Also, p90's drop right in, right? Any drawbacks? Experts, front and center! :yah
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    P90 size question

    I have a Fender Tele-Sonic that I love to death. I really like the DeArmond pups, but have thought seriously about trying a set of vintage or boutique P90's instead.. Would they fit, anyone? I think it might add some of that gibson p90 snarl.. :yah Thanks, Shamus
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    Cap swap advice por favor...

    I have Darkbursts in my '03 Std. Plus and find that I love the bridge but the neck is a bit too dark. Distorted chords are a little to "rolled off",, lack the bite I'm looking for.. I have RS kit Hovlands in there right now. I've done a search,, but want to ask people's opinions of what...
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    Early 70's Walnut SG Owners (previous owners):

    I've got a friend who's developed GAS over SG's. I'm a Les Paul guy and really don't know the first thing about them... So for the guys that have owned early 70's walnut SG's, please tell me about: 1. Tone 2. Feel 3. Compare to '61 reissues? All info is greatly appreciated.:yah (I tried to...
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    Vintage SG (ebay) Emperor26 strikes again?

    I know this guy has been torn apart in other auctions... Looks like we could have another... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=47073&item=3754235119&rd=1 Everything's original except the guitar.... :doh
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    Another damn Pickup Thread... Suggestions Plz!

    Equip: '03 Std. => BF Super Reverb. Problem: I've had a love hate relationship with the BB Pro's... The bridge pup is a bit hard when clean, but has great tone with OD. The neck pup sounds good clean, but is muddy and indistinct with OD. OD's: I've been using an Analogman TS-9DX for my low...
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    Muddy neck burstbucker,,,, T-Top maybe?

    I'm finding that I really love my bridge Burstbucker V, but the neck p'up, though sounds ok clean, muddies up with any OD or distortion. I find that the neck p'up also doesn't yield a good middle position sound with OD or Distortion. I've been considering putting a neck T-Top in and am...
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    Lefty's lookin for a custom Custom....

    I wish this guitar was a "righty" =( .... Anyhow, I think some of you Lefty folks might get a kick out of it.. http://www.gbase.com/gearlist/guitar_picture.asp?guitar=311042 Not sure how "inline" the price is,,, 3 knobs does look funny on a Gibby, I would've prefered 1 volume and 2 tones...
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    Funky Mutt Jr.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38086&item=3737390097&rd=1 Is it a 91 Jr. that someone added a humbucker too?
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    What happens 20 years after the relics?

    It may have already been covered in other threads... But I'm wondering with the relic (acid washed jeans) craze that's sweeping the guitar world, how things will pan out down the line... Though Fender & Gibson have embraced this fad, what will happen in 20 years when people start trying to...