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Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By KenG
The Ultra was made mainly to her Specs. She...

The Ultra was made mainly to her Specs. She wanted less weight and contours as well as the piezo nanomag.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By KenG
MCR actually used Elitists Customs. Saw some live...

MCR actually used Elitists Customs. Saw some live pics and they were in a guitar mag interview as well.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-11-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By KenG
Maple needs protection, that's why the Fender...

Maple needs protection, that's why the Fender Maple boards were finished.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By KenG
AFAIK Gibson uses Switchcraft as standard. OP try...

AFAIK Gibson uses Switchcraft as standard.
OP try blowing out your pots as well. I had a Trad + that did this and it turned out to be dirt in the volume pot.

OH and watch the contact cleaner around...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-30-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By KenG
Unless your house is built against code it sounds...

Unless your house is built against code it sounds like you're hanging your guitar on an outside wall!

Never do this, move the hanger to an inside wall.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-30-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 849
Posted By KenG
The whole point of making guitars is to sell them...

The whole point of making guitars is to sell them and make a profit doing so. The Chibson prices reflect the cheaper labor, materials and other costs of manufacturing. While they have improved a bit...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By KenG
That is a LP Less from 2015 with a thinner body....

That is a LP Less from 2015 with a thinner body. They retail 2K new with all the hardware and electronics & Case. Buying just the body and neck you have no way of knowing how this thing will play...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By KenG
Lots of stores rent equipment. Just look into...

Lots of stores rent equipment. Just look into rentals for the gigs.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
^^I honestly hope that this year's sales reflect...

^^I honestly hope that this year's sales reflect the prevailing attitude towards the changes.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
I strongly suspect that many o the Asian farms...

I strongly suspect that many o the Asian farms are producing smaller stock. This is evidenced by the multi-piece (not 1 or 2 but often 3-5) bodies found on most of the Guitars from there.
Further...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
Yeah the 2015 year is embarrassing. What'cha...

Yeah the 2015 year is embarrassing. What'cha gonna do if Epi follows suit? :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
I think you are over simplifying the comparison...

I think you are over simplifying the comparison somewhat. Mahogany from the Chinese factory isn't gauranteed to be from the same source as Gibson's (Swietenia macrophylla Farmed in Fiji) & while the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By KenG
Joe Bonamassa had to buy a plane ticket for one...

Joe Bonamassa had to buy a plane ticket for one of his 50's bursts so it ddn't get checked in as baggage. :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
I always judge a guitar by seeing past a bad or...

I always judge a guitar by seeing past a bad or mediocre set up. USA Gibsons come with some really poor setups from the factory but once you set them up properly..... So with my experience in knowing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-17-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
An older model would even come with a HS Case and...

An older model would even come with a HS Case and generally hotter PUs than the 57's or Bs.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-17-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 793
Posted By KenG
Yes they've gained lengendary status but just...

Yes they've gained lengendary status but just because it's an MIJ doesn't mean it's better across the board. Workmanship is generally top notch but soem MIJ copies came with less than par electronics...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-16-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,221
Posted By KenG
I remember getting back into Guitar some years...

I remember getting back into Guitar some years ago and reviving my 93 MIA Strat Plus which needed some work. At that time I realized I had second guessed my 1993 choice of which "classic, high end...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-12-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,550
Posted By KenG
If you look at many of the Heritage models they...

If you look at many of the Heritage models they are basically Gibson designs changed just enough to avoid any legal challenges. That alone may be the main reason they are not as popular despite...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By KenG
Considering again your preference for Norlin era...

Considering again your preference for Norlin era Gibsons it's not surpising you don't like the post Norlin era ones nor the ones based on the originals from today's Custom Shop. You know what? It's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-10-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By KenG
The brass nut isn't a bad idea, especially since...

The brass nut isn't a bad idea, especially since it's height adjustable with a simple allen key. The other features though on the 2015s do not appeal to me at all but it's only my opinion.
Expensive...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-09-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,550
Posted By KenG
As long as you're going to keep it for life....

As long as you're going to keep it for life. Heritage resale is low.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By KenG
Do you have pics of the guitars?

Do you have pics of the guitars?
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-07-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By KenG
With your budget I'd go used Custom Shop.

With your budget I'd go used Custom Shop.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By KenG
Some original Bursts have lost their nibs from...

Some original Bursts have lost their nibs from fret jobs performed later in their lives. No big deal IMO and I'd have no issue with the frets going over the binding instead of having nibs.
The...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By KenG
I went through this exercise some time ago and...

I went through this exercise some time ago and concluded that for me a travel style guitar was a waste of money! Many came with gig bags offering no real protection and cost as much as a standard...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-23-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By KenG
The back in the one with the visible grain is...

The back in the one with the visible grain is done by applying a colored grain filler. It's allowed to set for a bit and the excess is wiped off. Then there's usually a couple of coats of tinted...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By KenG
Gibson does stain the body and neck using...

Gibson does stain the body and neck using coloured filler that's allowed to soak into the pores before the excess is wiped off. It was an aniline dye that faded.
The tops however really aren't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,047
Posted By KenG
This is unfortunate really. IMO opinion only a...

This is unfortunate really. IMO opinion only a Les Paul (Gibson or Epi) should be called a Les Paul, the rest should be called LP copies (for clones like Burny, Tokai, Greco etc) and "LP Like" or "LP...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By KenG
Actually Gibson burst tops are done a bit...

Actually Gibson burst tops are done a bit differently than other guitars. There is a yellow/amber shader coat (coloured/ tinted lacquer) that is applied over the bare maple top, since it's thinner it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By KenG
A guitar rack system is a conglomeration of...

A guitar rack system is a conglomeration of components (pre-amps, effects, power amps etc) that allows different combinations to be selected together via switching to give different sounds. One...
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