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Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By KenG
Generally speaking a true tube amp is all tubes...

Generally speaking a true tube amp is all tubes for the main signal path but many have some SS stuff in the effects loop.
VT Series and VT+ are not Hybrids in the traditional sense like amps from...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 376
Posted By KenG
I fleft handed guitars use the same tapered pots...

I fleft handed guitars use the same tapered pots as right handed that would explain poor performance. The posts need to be reverse taper to operate correctly. What's really starnge is the proportion...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-30-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 376
Posted By KenG
I would sell the Strat and get the 750ish in...

I would sell the Strat and get the 750ish in cash. I would also not offer $1100 for an NOS Strat. In 2011 new price was $1100, while technically not used, it's not technically new either, it's a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By KenG
Certainly agree, that being said Norlin era...

Certainly agree, that being said Norlin era Gibsons are typically selling for 3-4X what they were purchased for new in the 70's. Part of that is from being considered Vintage age and part of that is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-28-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By KenG
Rather than buy a overly blingy Supreme I'd use...

Rather than buy a overly blingy Supreme I'd use the money for a Custom Shop Les Paul.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By KenG
I think the point is it's only his opinion not...

I think the point is it's only his opinion not hard facts. In the last ten years I've owned two Elitist Les Pauls (2004), a Gibson 2010 Traditional+, Gibson CS 1960 R0 V2, Gibson CS 2010 R7 and a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-26-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By KenG
Nice to hear from someone directly involved! Any...

Nice to hear from someone directly involved! Any dea how a bridge could get mis-located if the holes are done via CNC? Is the CNC done before the top is formed into an arch perhaps?
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-26-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By KenG
The Memphis factory where ES models (& other...

The Memphis factory where ES models (& other hollow body models) and acoustic guitars are made probably doesn't have the CNC stuff the Nashville factory has.
Don't discount Gibson just because a few...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By KenG
I think since they went to CNC to locate the neck...

I think since they went to CNC to locate the neck pocket, bridge, PU and controls some years ago the possibility of this has gone the way of the Dodo.

I've seen several Norlins for instance where...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By KenG
3 of those 5 factors are the owners...

3 of those 5 factors are the owners responsibility. Wood shrinkage can have guitar HW coming loose. Neatly wrapped strings in good condition are the owners problem as well.

Most nuts are not cut...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By KenG
If you can't notice any differences between the...

If you can't notice any differences between the two save your money and buy an Epi. I understand the Tribute is a good all around LP with some good features including a HS Case.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,724
Posted By KenG
Gibson's can't be intonated?????? What idiot...

Gibson's can't be intonated?????? What idiot stated that? Funny there's a lot of LP players out there that don't seem to have any issues either, some of them quite famous. I've had 6 LPs and none of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 540
Posted By KenG
Nice color! Happy new guitar day!

Nice color!
Happy new guitar day!
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-19-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By KenG
Your PUs should be in parallel. So whenever one...

Your PUs should be in parallel. So whenever one PU is turned off and you select the middle position (or the turned off position) the sound will be dead till you go to the position that has the PU...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-18-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,533
Posted By KenG
Are you talking LP Custom or Custom Shop LP? 2...

Are you talking LP Custom or Custom Shop LP? 2 totally different things here.
USA Standard LP
- fibre board headstock veneer (which is why the nitro sometimes bubbles around the tuners)
- Corian...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,533
Posted By KenG
There is no right answer. Gibson guitars are...

There is no right answer. Gibson guitars are unique, between the finish, materials and construction they have a formula that is their own. I've been playing 35+ years now and played & owned many...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-16-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By KenG
Naw the store just wanted to move old stock so it...

Naw the store just wanted to move old stock so it was a blow out price (probably made very little if any $$). It's heavy because IIRC 2013 was the year they offered totally solid bodies for the Trad...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-16-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By KenG
That's a great price for an NOS Trad. Enjoy &...

That's a great price for an NOS Trad. Enjoy & we're expecting a NGD w/ pics soon.
Cheers

Ken
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-15-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By KenG
sounds like another one of those (poor) designs...

sounds like another one of those (poor) designs where an ABR is used on a guitar with a 0 degree neck set angle. ABRs were designed for arched tops and need some room under them to allow for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By KenG
The POD Has a ground lift switch on the back....

The POD Has a ground lift switch on the back. Check it out first and also the POD has a switch that you use if you are running the output into an amp vs into a mixer, studio tools etc.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By KenG
Check out a Blackstar IDXX TVP series. The 60 w...

Check out a Blackstar IDXX TVP series. The 60 w is $529 at Axe Music and the tones are quite good, it also has the stuff for recording and pC remote programming/control as well. I also have the POD...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,079
Posted By KenG
\it'll be interesting to see how 2015 sales go....

\it'll be interesting to see how 2015 sales go. Faithful Gibson LP lovers will most likely refuse to purchase and Gibson may get some new customers but they'd better have enough money to pay for this...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,121
Posted By KenG
Not to be insensitive but in North America $2K is...

Not to be insensitive but in North America $2K is not a lot of money these days unless you live with mom & dad. People seem to pick Gibson as outrageously expensive yet don't bat an eye at the same...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,121
Posted By KenG
Norlin's big issue was running Gibson just like...

Norlin's big issue was running Gibson just like any business where profit above all else mattered and brands don't matter. When a business starts to cut everywhere with the sole goal of lowering...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,121
Posted By KenG
HJ seems to want to make his own personal mark on...

HJ seems to want to make his own personal mark on the Gibson brand. This was demonstrated with such beauties as the FireturdX and in 2013 the same crap that wouldn't fly on that model applied to a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By KenG
What modelling amps have you tried? The Kemper is...

What modelling amps have you tried?
The Kemper is still digital and uses processors to take these snapshots. They may not call it modelling but it's still an analog input then A/D conversion, messing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By KenG
I have so many tube amps over my 35+ years of...

I have so many tube amps over my 35+ years of playing and to satisfy my demand for many different tones I'd need a slew of tube amplifiers. (a Fender, Marshall, Vox, etc)

I'm actually really happy...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By KenG
For a few dollars more than a new Trad or...

For a few dollars more than a new Trad or Standard you're into a used Custom Shop model. A plain Top R8 or R7 is between 2200-2600 max. The value won't drop much more than that unless you beat it to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-14-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By KenG
Basically it sounds like you paid too much for it...

Basically it sounds like you paid too much for it to start with unfortunately if it can be had new for 306 regularly where you are located! If it's a one time (special) deal for that price wait till...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-13-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,439
Posted By KenG
That Tribute + gives you a lot of features for...

That Tribute + gives you a lot of features for something like $599 New. Good quality electronics, solid maple cap (figure is veneer but it's on solid maple), good quality electronics, apparently real...
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