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    LPF UK meet IV 2022.

    Now then! I've heard the murmurs, so thought I'd dust off my login and see if it was true, and IT IS! Great idea chaps, can't wait to see you all again. I'm on here VERY infrequently these days, and my account is attached to an email address that died many years ago, so I don't even get...
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    Mick Ronson's Les Paul

    Hi guys! Over at a UK guitar forum, a thread started up about Mick Ronson's '68 Les Paul, and so I added about my trip to go to Guitar Hangar to play it a couple of years ago. It occurred to me that I never wrote about it on the LPF, so figured I'd share it here too! I'm sure everyone has that...
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    UK/EU - 1965 Gibson Melody Maker For Sale - £650

    NOW SOLD!! Hi guys, Up for sale, is my 1965 Gibson Melody Maker, twin pickup. Really lovely guitar, and one that absolutely holds its own against its bigger brothers of the vintage guitar world. Rich, chiming acoustic tone, and sustains forever. Electrically it is all original, and these...
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    WTB Black Reflector knobs!

    Hi guys, I've recently taken hold of a gorgeous '62 es345 (courtesy of wonderful forum member Shugz!) and so I'm looking to replace the repro knobs with some sixties originals. I already have a set of two black and gold reflectors (which would be original to a 345), so ideally just two would...
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    1967 Gibson ES335 FOR SALE! UK/EU - Happy to ship!!

    Hi guys, Having to bite the bullet to fund another vintage purchase, so VERY reluctantly here is my '67 335. Aside from the bridge and being Grover'd, she is all original. Plenty of wear on the neck (front and back - somehow the frets are the originals!). This one has been PLAYED!! I...
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    1959 ES355 MONO!

    Hi all, I've posted about this guitar a few times over the last few years, but finally got round to taking some photos of her the other day so thought I'd share! This was my first ever venture into Vintage Gibsons, around 8 or 9 years ago when I was sixteen. Would you believe, I traded a...
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    NVGD!! '51 ES175 Player's Dream!

    Hi folks, Just been to collect this from the Parcelforce depot, and I am utterly blown away! I've been quietly looking for an old ES125 or 150 for some time, but I've never found one that fitted the bill and was at the right price. During a late night ebay search I happened to come across this...
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    Vibrola HELP!

    Hi guys, I've just taken purchase of a 1975 Flying V that's been fitted with a short vibrola. Unfortunately the previous owner lost the screw and the washers to attach the arm and I can't find anywhere that seems to stock them! I rather resent having to pay $40 for a new arm just to get the...
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    New Gibson USA Models - NAMM 2012

    Hi guys, apologies if this has already beebn posted, but just stumbled upon this, looks like there are some interesting new beasts coming out.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGqXPmZI7Pg The Ace model looks like it'll be in the same line as the new Custom Classics, wonder if it'll be priced...
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    NGD! 1970 Custom 3 pickup..

    Hi guys! It's been a while since I last put up a NGD thread, but I felt this one really deserved one! So, after graduating from music college last year, I've been teaching, gigging and working solidly - and a couple of months ago I decided to reward myself with a new Lester. I got a 73 deluxe...
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    Got NR firebird GAS - help me!

    Hi guys! Had a serious case of GAS since the NR firebird studio was announced. Now I hear they are in shops; has anyone here got one? I was also thinking, however, that for a few more quid (£1300 as opposed to £1050 for the studio) I could get one of the deliciously beautiful TV White custom...
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    Been offered a pair of 1965 Pat# pickups - advice please!!

    Hi guys, I've been offered a pair of uncovered Pat # pickups, and was just wondering what you guys felt would be a suitable price for them? They are the 2737842 numbers, which apparently were the ones with the wrong patent number (according to the guy at least). They have red bobbin wire and...
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    Help needed on Vibrola ID!

    Hey guys! I've just bought a large amount of mainly '60s Gibson bits and bobs, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about this fairly strange vibrola arm?! My guess is that it's not original to the comb, but I'm clueless! Any help would be greatly appreciated! :salude...
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    69 SG - Original Finish under Refin.. HELP PLEASE!

    Hi guys! I recently bought a 69 SG Custom from the bay that had been hacked around with a fair amount. It had been refinished in black, had a Maestro-ectomy, and suffered headstock and body breaks! My original plan had been to refinish it immediately to white a la Jimi's SG, but in fact when...
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    Aaah! Push/Pull wiring dickup!! Help Needed!!

    Hi guys, Wondering if you could help me out at all before I pull all my hair out!! Ive just installed a push/pull pot in one of my customs to put the neck pickup out of phase; using instructions found on the voodooman site -...
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    FINALLY GOT MYSELF A HISTORIC!!

    I've been after an R4 for so long now, and I just happened to see this advertised quite locally for a bargain price, so I just had to get it! This is my first P90 guitar, and it absolutely sings! Quite twangy but overall really nice - almost like a 60:40 split of Les Paul to Tele. A full tone...
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    Bigsby B5 on a 335.. Anyone??

    Hey guys, One of my all time heroes of guitarland was Andy Scott from Glamtastic band The Sweet. He played a block neck 335 that had a Bigsby B5 installed on it. I was just wondering if anyone here had any experience (both god or bad) with trying to fit a B5 on an ES 3X5? It's something I'd...
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    Out of Phase by reversing polarity on the pots..

    Hi guys, Just a quickie, obviously Ive heard all about flipping the magnet in the pickup to get the out of phase tone, but I've also heard about putting the neck (or bridge obviously) pickup hot lead onto the opposite lug on the pot. I've just got myself two nice new CTS 500ks, so thought I'd...
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    '59 ES-355 refin problems?

    Hi guys, This other thread about refinishing 335-alikes has really got me wanting to take me 355 back to cherry. I just have a couple of questions for those who may be in the know! Firstly, the black paint is ever so slightly translucent, and in just the right light I can see some really...
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    Another Fifties Wiring Convert!

    Hi guys, This afternoon I took my soldering iron to my White Custom, and set it up with fifties wiring, and I must say, I am flabbergasted! It seems like someone's taken a blanket off it! It used to be quite a dark, muddy sounding guitar, but it the mod seems to have just breathed life into it...
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