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Long time Lurker, finally took a pic of my GO with my phone camera

RocknRollShakeUp

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Long time Lurker, updated G0 pictures

Hey guys, absolutely fantastic forum.

Here are some better quality photos.

It is a 2006 GO. It weighs between 8.6 and 8.8lbs on my bathroom scale (yes as you can see I am a master of technology), and it is totally stock, and it sounds fantastic. It definitely has a chirpy top end on a warm and woody foundation type of sound, with great sustain. I love the sound. I don't like the knobs though, too much dark amber...I want something like on the R8 and R9. Anyway that's nitpicking.

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amazing what how different lighting changes the color of the top
 
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Dude, I love that!
It's a plain top, but there's nothing plain about it...wow!
More pictures, please!
 

Red Baron

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That's a lovely looking G0, cool amp too... I used to own an AD15, great little amps.

Btw :welcome
 

DonP

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I've been debating changing the knobs, and the electronics to one of the highly lauded replacement kits for a long time now, but I guess I'm too lazy, and it sounds great as it is, so I haven't reached critical mass on that I guess.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
 

RocknRollShakeUp

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Thanks guys.

I'll try to take more pictures with a better camera this weekend.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

I know...sometimes the instinct to tinker can be like a disease..

I did take the knob pointers from a 95 Les Paul Special I own and put them on the GO, I thought the guitar looked somewhat incomplete without them. But that wasn't exactly "tinkering" though.

I have a question about the dark amber knobs however. Why did Gibson put these on the GO when they use the lighter ones on the R8 and R9. I mean I know that this particular model is supposed to be an early R0, when they had single ring tuners and still had the top hat knobs, not reflectors. But why the dark amber choice? Is it just luck of the draw, or is there a particular reason. For some reason I "long" for the light colored top hat R8/9 knobs :wah

As far as tuners, mine has double ringed Klusons (obviously not period correct, but I don't care).
 

Uncle Gary

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I put the light gold knobs on my G0 and liked the look much better. I don't know why Gibson does a lot of the things they do. I notice that some of the new ES-335s have black knobs on sunbursts and I've seen gold knobs on some colored ones (should be the other way around). I suspect they're not always that concerned with "accuracy".

Possibly Guitar Center asked for the dark amber knobs, and Gibson complied, or maybe Gibson has a bunch of them left and has to use them up on something.
 

RocknRollShakeUp

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Reflector knobs are really cool too, but since this is supposed to be a remake of an early R0 before they went to the reflectors, I wanted to keep it with the top hats. I guess I could change the tuners to the single ring to make it "accurate", but let's be serious..it is a G0, and I'd rather spend the time playing the sucka'.

Where's a good place to order some knobs?

By the way, does anyone know how to change the title of this thread to "Long time Lurker, Updated pics of G0" ?

Thanks!
 
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