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  1. Cholo

    Do we like 1974 Les Paul Customs?

    Love mine. Had it for 30+ years. Refretted 2x. The last time was with EVOs and man, what a difference. Really love it. (Sorry for the double post...can't figure how to get rid of one)
  2. Cholo

    Your Worst Concert Ever

    Easy. The Grateful Dead. To be fair, it was their 2nd to last show ever with Jerry. I was fired up to finally see the Dead...I should have went 10 years before when they apparently were still grooving according to everything I read but for whatever reason, I couldn't so it was exciting to...
  3. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    I wanted to give you all an update on my purchase. Turns out it was indeed a 93' and it's a plus top. I had my tech go through it and set it up and he took photos of the both pickup cavities and sure enough in stamped ink beneath the bridge pickup it states it's a "Classic Plus". After giving...
  4. Cholo

    What is the best non-Gibson Les Paul?

    About 6 weeks ago I purchased a Japanese production model Zemaitis A24SU single cut. I did swap out the proprietary pickups for some Wolfetones. The guitar was set up PERFECTLY out of the box. Just amazing and with the new pickups, it’s a monster. I’m never letting go.
  5. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    Will do. What a journey eh? I’m gonna have my tech go through it and breathe new life into it. It plays pretty well (no fretting out) but the tuning is a little wonky. Nothing that a balanced truss rod, well cut nut and good intonation can’t fix. I really like the Antiquities but it took a...
  6. Cholo

    Please help find my long lost stolen Les Paul Custom

    Sorry about the loss of your parents. Wishing you nothing but good on your search. Hope you find it!
  7. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    I just got off the phone with Gibson and they confirmed it’s a 1993! They said it’s a Plus but said the cavity will most likely confirm the top.
  8. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    Well, like I said, I’m having trouble confirming Premium Plus were extended beyond 01’ but you may be correct. Perhaps it’s only a Plus and I’m not sure about when those ended. Also, I don’t think I have the snot green. Those were not my pics and I think the sun and resolution affected the...
  9. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    Lars, thank you for the kind words and yes, I misspoke. I had the guy take out the pickups to verify and they are SD Antiquities. Seymour signed them himself. At the time I asked the seller to photo the pickups...I didn't know anything about Plus or Premium Plus models so I didn't think to have...
  10. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    Upon further investigation, it very well could be a 1993. The serial is either a 1993 or a 2003...however I cannot find confirmation that Classic Premium Plus were produced beyond 2001. AND it appears that Translucent Ambers were some of the first ones released in the early 90's. Hmmmm. This is...
  11. Cholo

    What exactly did I buy here? Classic? Plus? Premium Plus?

    So, this past weekend I was cruising through Craigslist and a 2003 Les Paul Classic was up for sale with Gibson Antiquities pickups, 50's wiring and a jumbo refret. And it only weighs 8 lbs. Sweet! It had a decent price but I offered something less just to see if I could start a dialog to...
  12. Cholo

    Can a collapsed ABR-1 be repaired?

    I've seen a few sites illustrate that collapsed bridges can be repaired with a vise by but I've yet to read anyone talking about it. I just had this happen to my 74' Custom LP. I went ahead and purchased a Faber ABRH-59 aged gold replacement. I will have that installed. However in the meantime I...
  13. Cholo

    What is the deal with Gibson Specials? Help a guy out would ya?

    It's been a long time since I have posted but I'm jonesing for another guitar. I recently purchased a 4th guitar for tonal variety beside my Gibby and my Fenders. I bought an Ampeg AMG100ch (think of a wood bodied Dan Armstrong) for slide guitar but found that I really didn't like it as much as...
  14. Cholo

    Embarrassing Tube Amp 101 question

    Oh man, is my face red...I can't seem to find out anything specific on this but here goes. I purchased a used Marshall 1960B straight cab yesterday. I plugged in my 74' LP Custom into my JTM 45 clone head. I was sure to switch the cab from 4 to 16 ohms since my head was already set at 8 ohms. I...
  15. Cholo

    Help with refretting my LPC

    Hey guys, I figured this IS the place to ask this question. I have a 74' LPC "fretless wonder" that I have been struggling with over the last couple of years. The frets are just too darn tiny to work anymore and we're both too old to fight about it. Time for a refret! My question is...there...
  16. Cholo

    Ethical Question regarding my Les Paul

    Well, well, well...I've come to grips with the fact that I don't care for my Les Paul as much as I used to. I have a 74' Les Paul Custom (20th Anniversary) which I'm sure is a "fretless wonder". Now I have had this guitar for quite some time and I really dig the sound but I am tired of fighting...