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  1. Well, I'm back in the Heritage Tribe. The deal to buy the black H150 Standard I mentioned a few months ago, fell through (I couldn't quite swing the funds to pay for the rest of the balance to take the guitar off of layaway), but I recently decided that I have too many guitars (I live in an apartment, and space is at a premium), so I decided to downsize my inventory, and replace what were 3 nice electrics, with one really nice electric. Combined with having additional funds compared to what I had several months ago, my thoughts went back to getting the black H150 I almost bought several months ago (Cream City Music still had it in their inventory), but I realized I've always been kind of "meh" when it comes to Les Pauls. I really didn't want another H-535, like I had a back in 2019 & 2020, but I noticed that Cream City Music, had a H530 listed on their website. I like P90s, and I will ALWAYS have a soft spot for hollowbody guitars, so, I paid ye olde guitar shop a visit after work on Thursday. he H-530 sounded great both clean and dirty, and playing it confirmed that the neck (which I'd managed to find what dimensions for online before I tried the guitar out), while not a baseball bat in thickness, was still a Medium C, and had enough heft to it, to keep my fretting hand happy. So, I bought the guitar, and on Friday bought the 3 guitars I wanted to get rid of, for trading towards the H-530, traded them in, and paid the difference, becoming the owner of a new, 2021 or 2022, black H-530. 😀 The guitar is in the shop at the present time, getting refretted with Jescar EVO hypoallergenic fretwire (I have a severe allergy to nickel), and Ernie Ball Cobalts (my electric guitar string of choice, due to them being hypoallergenic), will go in the '530. I also e-mailed Heritage, to find out what the model/part numbers are for the hardware. Heritage (like Gibson and Fender) seems to be one of the fans of "nickel for the vintage tonez", so at least the bridge (where I typically rest my hand when playing), and the buttons on the tuners, will have to be replaced, with their chrome plated equivalents (yay screwed up immune system! 😒). Keep On Playing! - Ellen A Photo of My H-530
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  2. Given how we seem to be synched, you should have known the answer to that question: The DeFacto Brothers (Gino and me, gtrs.; Ed, bass; the late Chris Garges, drums, engineering; Doug Davis, keys and vocs.; with The Little Big Horns, Tim Gordon and Brad Wilcox)
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  3. Picked this up a few weeks ago and have done some minor cosmetic mods to customize it. Have been a longtime Gibson Les Paul historic guy (owned 16 of them). Was really curious about these newer Heritage CC H150 models. I know it is not everyone's preference but I like aging on guitars if done well. I really am impressed with this guitar. It is as good as any Gibson CS Les Paul I have had in terms of build, playability, and tone. I have had a few aged ones and this is really well done. Bottom line I want to pick it up and play it. If I have a guitar and it does not meet that test- I move it on. I also picked up a newer (used) H535. Had been searching and going through a lot of semihollows for months. I have had a ton of Gibson Es 335's, Yamaha SA2200's, Eastmans T486, and three other previous H535s in the past. Will do a post with pics on the new H535 soon. It's also an excellent guitar. Heritage is doing a great job these days.
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  4. Did you get rid of that nice gold top? That thing felt really good, an easy player.
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  5. Bingo! I had a couple of the nicest CS Lesters you could hope to find, and a Nash LP that was my go-to for years. Once I got my aged CC, they all went.
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  6. As you know, I record a lot, and I have found as I go that, I'm always pulling back the preamp gain, I always start a bit too dirty.
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  7. What kbp 810 and zguitar71 said.... Yeah...but which one first...?
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  8. Hi All, as a post Covid week recovery gift for myself 🤠 it's used and in great conditions (saved £45) it's the reissue of the most known Dm-2 from the 80s made in Japan good tone, though I think an original one has some more vintage mojo but for me it's good enough the two modes make it as almost two pedals in one great for some Rreverb too, it can take an expression pedal and has two outputs, one for dry signal I put it at the end of my current pedal chain (sorry for the not so great smartphone picture) what analogue delay/reverb do you guys&gals use? 🙂
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  9. Just an FYI... If pickups are out of phase, you can swap the hot lead with the ground lead on one of the pickups to make the set in phase.
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  10. It's fun taking every step toward that sound in your head! congrats.
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  11. Yep, that's an issue that I faced with my 140. The neck pickup is pretty much bottomed out. It's also part of the reason that the 157 still has the Schallers. I had bought a pair of gold Seth Lovers to put in there, but they didn't fit, and I wasn't in the mood (or have the proper tools) to deepen the route. I thought of having a set made with short legs, but in the end, decided that the Schallers are ok to keep.
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  12. Thank you all. I appreciate your helps.
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  13. I loosen the strings if it's going into the case for a while. Especially during seasonal changes, where the wood expands/shrinks due to humidity. Or like DB says, if I'm travelling somewhere with it
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  14. thanks , here are the headstocks with signature inlay (greywolf lutherie)
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  15. I’ve never heard of anyone that loosened /detuned in between playing before. To me, it seems like that would potentially shorten the life of the strings (the wound ones anyways); and in my mind it seems like this would be more stressful on the neck, as you’d be constantly moving it between relief and tension. Could be wrong about my thinking here though. Would be interested to hear from anyone who might do this.
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  16. If we all used the same equipment, might as well start using auto-tune. Make your guitar YOUR guitar. There is no right and wrong. Only your ears. Make yourself happy. That is step one.
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  17. A buddy's 150 came with '59s. He change them to the lowly Schallers and is so much happier with it. I changed the HRW pups to Phat Cats in my 535 and am happier with it now.
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  18. The Schallers in my 87 H140 had an obvious problem. I tried changing pots and caps, but it remained. Sound was grossly out of whack. I changed them to AlnicoPro2s and all has been fine. I don't know if it had a short of what, but it didn't sound anything like either my 157 or 535 which both came with Schallers. I still have the Schallers in my H157. I changed out the ones in my 535, and all I can really say is that it's different. It has Sheptones in it now, they seem to be a bit more even from high to low, but as for a massive difference, nah... My Mille has Seth Lovers in it. Schallers aren't bad pickups, they are just different. To me, they seem to have that scooped midrange sound.. almost a "smile" on the EQ curve. That seems to make them a bit on the bottom heavy side. Of course I just tweak the amp setting to tame the bloom on the low strings.
    1 point
  19. Gibson 57 Classics are well matched with semihollows and very good pickups overall. I have tried them all including all of the high end boutique makers. Not sure you will notice nay big difference in swapping them out unless you go with A5 PAFs if you are looking for a brighter tone or more bite. I also have a set of Seth Lovers from Heritage stock in my 2022 H535. I like unpotted so enjoy these. My favorite SD pickups are Antiquities, but most of their PAF range pickups are very good.
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  20. I've got the same pickups in My 1988 H-140CM since mid 90's. Much improved sound. Kept the Schallers just in case I ever want to go back to original.
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  21. I had a LP that had a '57 Classic and a Super '57 in it from the factory. I waited a little over a year before I decided for sure that they weren't for me. I swapped them for some BKP Black Dogs. Those have been in there for 6 1/2 years, with no reason to swap them.
    1 point
  22. Years ago I played through one of these amps and I was pretty impressed.
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