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Offline changedmynametojimi

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1025 on: September 18, 2015, 03:07:48 PM »
So are Gibsons really worth the price?

I only have one and its SG Standard, I think Yes.

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1026 on: October 05, 2015, 02:15:19 AM »
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1027 on: October 05, 2015, 06:07:18 AM »
So are Gibsons really worth the price?

Not lately. With the current market you can already get a Mayones, Carvin and a used PRS which has better build and specs than the new Gibsons.
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1028 on: October 07, 2015, 03:45:07 AM »
Not lately. With the current market you can already get a Mayones, Carvin and a used PRS which has better build and specs than the new Gibsons.

+1

Gibson quality has, sadly, been on the decline for some years now. Unless you go full on Custom-shop, QC is really hit and miss. If you find a good Gibson, it's a keeper.

It's a buyer's market out there in the wild. Excellent choices overall for the money, even to buy slightly used guitars in near-mint to mint condition is a better bargain than buying new.

Go to any used guitar shop in Japan and you'll find an abundance of nice clean gits with very good price. Haggle at your leisure, they're more than likely to accept. Check Ebay , TONS of affordable axes. The only problem is 'how to get it shipped' to PI.


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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1029 on: October 12, 2015, 11:34:12 PM »
refinished gibson "The Paul II"

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1031 on: November 13, 2015, 07:34:43 PM »
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1033 on: May 23, 2016, 11:23:27 AM »




Happy NGD!!!!!!! Dream guitar grabe!!! :lol: Sa wakas natutupad ko na frustration ko maging si johnny depp sa harap ng salamin...haha

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« Reply #1034 on: May 31, 2016, 02:31:47 AM »




Happy NGD!!!!!!! Dream guitar grabe!!! :lol: Sa wakas natutupad ko na frustration ko maging si johnny depp sa harap ng salamin...haha

congrats! that's one good lookin guitar :)

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« Reply #1035 on: May 31, 2016, 04:42:18 PM »
congrats! that's one good lookin guitar :)

thanks lovecore!!



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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1036 on: June 18, 2016, 01:25:45 AM »
Sharing My 2005 Gibson Lespaul Jr Doublecut away





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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1037 on: July 02, 2016, 01:29:02 PM »
ive recently got to score a '63 ES-120T. it still has everything except the damn pickguard.



the vintage nut in me says to keep it as it is, which means looking for a replacement pickguard - either for an original one or have one fabricated.

ive scoured ebay and the web for one and found ONE - yes, ONE - which was outrageously priced. Needless to say, I aint going that path. They are notorious for breaking apart over time which explains why there arent many around.

the next best choice is to have one fabbed. however, this is not your typical flat pickguard that can be simply cut out of a piece of plastic.



does anybody know anyone who might have the capabilities to make one?

but if you've seen one, IRL or in photos, you might agree with me that that pickguard looks awful.



so on the other hand, im contemplating on converting it into a ES125T with a single P90 on neck. I dont care if it would be missing another F-hole, such as:



will i regret it later on? it will lose its resale value (not that this has enormous sale value). although i plan to have all routing (volume/tone pots, P90) be done where, should i eventually acquire a pickguard and attach it, will cover all of them, as if they werent done.

or someone take* this from me before I commit the unthinakble with it.

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1038 on: July 02, 2016, 01:58:19 PM »
Ang gandaaaaaa. PM mo naman what sort of price you'd want for it huhuhuhu

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1039 on: July 12, 2016, 02:55:47 PM »
Its a NGD for me!  :)


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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1040 on: July 12, 2016, 06:52:12 PM »
Its a NGD for me!  :)



lupet!! HAPPY NGD!

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1041 on: July 13, 2016, 01:37:38 PM »
Its a NGD for me!  :)



Congrats man! di pa ako nakatry ng LP DC, but it looks bad ass!
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1042 on: July 14, 2016, 05:12:13 PM »
Congrats man! di pa ako nakatry ng LP DC, but it looks bad ass!

Thanks brother. It feels like a cross between LP and SG  :-o

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1043 on: August 08, 2016, 09:33:47 AM »
I recently tested a 2016 Gibson Faded T over sa Crescendo Robinsons Magnolia last night and eto mga observations ko. I will be comparing it on my 2007 Gibson Les Paul Standard with 50s Neck (all stock).

Price: 49,999 Pesos ($799 - $850 US price)

They have 2 colors avaialble (Red and Sunburst). I tested the red one. No case...just gig bag.

Build Quality:
First time to try a satin finished guitar.
Weight isn't an issue. Magaan sya.
The neck feels great. Sabi sa specs its a '59 rounded neck profile.
Set-up was ok for me. Not to high and not too low. Pwede na sya gamitin sa gig.
Frets were ok but they were not smooth on the edges. My LP have "school bus" frets and smooth edges
Knobs feels like PRS SE knobs.
Pickup selector switch was ok.
First time to try a guitar with a satin finish. Felt weird.  :-D

Sounds:
Compared to the BB V's (precursor to the BB Pro's) on my LP, Medyo bright sounding pickups yung BB Pro's na naka install. Wala akong pick so i just played aggressive fingerstyle and i think ok sya for country chicken pickin' sounds.
Medyo mabilis ang volume drop sa volume knobs and hindi naka "treble bleed". But if you always play with the knobs on 10, this shouldn't be an issue. Wasn't able to play with the tone knobs though. My LP doesn't lose significant high end frequencies pag binawasan yung volume so i guess mine has a stock "treble bleed" wiring.

Overall Impression: Some mods on this guitar could turn it from good to really good.   :-)
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1044 on: August 11, 2016, 05:57:12 PM »
Lengthy post ahead!

I finally got my Historic Makeovers retrospec inlays and I installed them on my 2005 Gibson Les Paul Classic. The stock yellow green ones always bothered me and here's how I did the inlay change.

Here's a fitted inlay.




A shot with the old ones. Night and day difference.



I removed the inlays using a heat gun until they were soft enough to be pried from the cavity. Then I cleaned the cavities using a wood chisel.

Created a makeshift 12" radius sanding block and shaped the inlays before fitting them to the guitar. This step saves you a ton of time when getting those inlays flush with the guitar.



I used a razorblade to get the inlays flush with the board coupled with increasing grits of sandpaper. I then drop filled the inlays with super glue. This step is key for that seamless look.



I then used a razor blade once again to remove the glue coupled with increasing grits of sandpaer to smoothen the whole thing.



Here's the end result. I'm pretty proud of what I achieved here. I was initially planning on having these babies installed but I figured what the heck and went ahead and installed them myself.



Here she is now! Also buffed the fretwires with 2000 grit sandpaper!



Before and after:





Cheers!  :-D
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1045 on: August 28, 2016, 11:01:52 AM »
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1046 on: August 28, 2016, 12:49:26 PM »
Care to share how you made your 12" radius diy sanding block? TIA
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« Reply #1047 on: August 31, 2016, 11:39:58 AM »
Care to share how you made your 12" radius diy sanding block? TIA

You won't believe this but I used the side of a Human Nature shampoo bottle. The side of the said bottle has an exact radius of 12".  :)

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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1048 on: August 31, 2016, 02:45:49 PM »
Question brods,

As we all know, Gibson LP is one of the most versatile and high-end guitars since it started way back in post WW2 days. Do you, as a Gibson user, most specifically the LP model, still replace the stock pick-ups that comes with it? Or you're satisfied and thinks that there's no need to do so since Gibson pick-ups are already one of the best ones?
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Re: Gibson Guitar Users Thread
« Reply #1049 on: August 31, 2016, 03:42:01 PM »
Question brods,

As we all know, Gibson LP is one of the most versatile and high-end guitars since it started way back in post WW2 days. Do you, as a Gibson user, most specifically the LP model, still replace the stock pick-ups that comes with it? Or you're satisfied and thinks that there's no need to do so since Gibson pick-ups are already one of the best ones?
Let's wait for the gurus to answer this...

For me, I prefer 50's wiring with stock pickups. But, then again I haven't tried swapping one out.
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