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  1. I would like to give my thanks and appreciation to you all for the warm welcome back. It has definitely been bittersweet. My heart never left Heritage, but I never thought I would return either. I was presented with an amazing job opportunity through another company....and I took it. I had a great six years there before the pandemic issues closed us down. Unfortunately the division I managed was most heavily effected. I was offered to transfer and politely chose not too accept. I feel very positive about starting over at Heritage once again. It is VERY different from
    11 points
  2. Hello, I did a quick Looper-Jam with my Heritage H575 and kinda liked it, so I thought I share it with you :)! Everything is played live (with my TC Electronic Ditto X4 into a Tone King Falcon Grande). Have a nice wintertime, a peaceful Christmas, a happy Chanuka or maybe just a relaxing hibernation! Kind regards, Julian 😀
    9 points
  3. Forgive me. The only issue regarding the Heritage headstock is one of subliminal cognitive dissonance in those for whom it's an issue: It's not the Gibs*n open book headstock. And the hilarious irony in all of this is that it is a Gibs*n headstock. Allow me to digress. I had the Twentieth Anniversary 150 and its headstock in the studio all weekend. Two tunes, multiple tracks on each, and the 150 felt and sounded so terrific it got the call every time. One track was on a Big Rock Tune, and I got to record arpeggiated changes through a vintage Leslie, really L O U D . My first time
    7 points
  4. I do not know if this is a Hot Rod or not but I do find it Hot. This is my variation of a H-125, the Kenny Rambow Model. After seeing the prototype of this guitar I inquired about buying it. They declined. Months later while walking through the factory with Marv, he told me if Kenny would make the body they would make it a Heritage. They allowed me to re-design the body to my specs and they also gave me an ebony fret board, headstock and inlayed "The Heritage". Many thanks to Kenny and Marv. This is a killer. As I have said before, this may not be your cup of tea. This is
    7 points
  5. My 535 in ASB! (Antique)
    6 points
  6. I started out with a Harbor Freight $40 fixture. It's quite good considering the price. I used it on multiple projects with a 1/4" 14 degree bit. Pine (there's that four-letter word again) splinters and splits Real easy especially when freshly milled and dried. I'm sure you'll have much better success with hardwoods. Maple is an economical wood that machines well - especially if it's NOT curly (flamed). You do know that every dovetail bit has a few depths that work. The depth is based on how far apart the jig's fingers are. Should you find it necessary to buy a Leigh 24" jig,
    6 points
  7. 6 points
  8. Yes, goldtops are pretty cool.
    6 points
  9. Jim and Alicia were passing through town so they stopped for a visit at the Jam House. After a meal of ribs and German tater salad we jammed for a little while. Not often do you see two 535s in the same joint.
    6 points
  10. https://www.mlive.com/galleries/AZF2MFJS2RDRDPOOQJVK2RB7I4/ Katie Flamm rest the neck of a H535 Heritage guitar on her head as she applies wood filler before sanding on Oct. 29, 2007. Flamm has worked for Heritage Guitar for three years and follows a family tradition. Her father Claude Dean finished guitars for Gibbons and Heritage at 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo. At home in the evening, Flamm has also been teaching her 15-year-old daughter Kaleigh to sand wooden peg head veneers and pick guards. (Kalamazoo Gazette archive photo)
    6 points
  11. Before During and after
    5 points
  12. Here's two versions of "Old Style Burst" (OSB):
    5 points
  13. My three bursts, from L to R: VSB (Vintage), ALSB (Almond), ASB (Antique). My other three Heritages are a Natural H575, Trans Black H150 and Goldtop H150 Special.
    5 points
  14. I was presented with a very tough trade choice this week. As you probably read in my other thread, I was tech-ing on a beautiful 20th Anniversary H150. I lent my 71 LPC to him while I was working on the 20th. The discussion got brought up of a trade. My 71 for the 20th. At first I was very hesitant...it was my birth year Les Paul that I never thought about parting with. After spending some quality time with the 20th, I began to fall in love with it...so it’s a done deal!
    5 points
  15. I only have one Heritage..my 1987 HB2 prototype.. Without exception, she's the finest playing bass I've ever owned or played..
    5 points
  16. Hi, I play Heritage Sweet16 at New Year's Eve. Last year I got cerebral infarction so I ll sell it off. But thanks to rehab I can play guitar same as before. Film quality is terrible and durling performance I call my pick's name. awful quality. So please listen it if you have so much time for killing.
    5 points
  17. +1 for the SD Custom Shop "Greenies" Have a set in my '06 VSB along with 525k pots and Luxe Bumblebees. But I think my fav "hot rod" has to be my fat-necked '16 Amber H535 with ThroBak Pre-T-301s, 525k pots and NOS Bumblebees 😀
    5 points
  18. I have a few Heritage's but I always end up with this one for my Hot Rodded model. Custom Academy with Thro-Bak MXV Plus pickups and RS Guitarworks control package. Bound headstock with extra MOP accents, multiple bound front, nice figuring and solid maple block keeping it under control. This one has some Mojo and just fits me as one of the most comfortable to play. She seems to handle any noise I produce. I love all my Heritage's but this one is a special Lady!
    5 points
  19. I spent some time the past few weeks at Jay Wolfe's store, and really compared several Heritage guitars - H575 vs Golden Eagle. They were very patient, and have lots of great guitars. I came home with this beautiful guitar yesterday - it had just hit the shop, and I returned there not to play it, but to play others. This one spoke to me. The solid maple back is just incredible. Plays so easily! Sounds so full and beautiful! I truly hope that all of our members enjoy their guitars as much as I am enjoying this baby!
    5 points
  20. In my opinion the 535 was their flagship. I bought and sold two to get the one I loved the best. They were all great guitars but why should I have 3 when I can only play one?
    5 points
  21. I just was looking at Facebook and a new post said: It is official. They gave me a badge. First day back was awesome.
    5 points
  22. If you ever get down that way look her up at the factory. People talk about southern hospitality but I can tell you hospitality is just as strong in Michigan. Here is one of my photos from 2008.
    5 points
  23. There's a bit o'burst on this one.
    4 points
  24. Here is something I did with a friend who plays keys. I used all Heritage guitars on it...Slide and melody were my old H-170, rhythm was my H-535, the little afterbeat thing on beat two is my Heritage Leon Rhodes. What I like about the H-170 is how it has a thick LP type tone but during the second half of the song it is more screaming strat style...a truly versatile guitar. I didn't have a Heritage bass so I had to settle for my Marcus Miller Sire. https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14197508
    4 points
  25. I'm a fan of Heritage bursts.
    4 points
  26. Another pic for those interested. It's a '59 formerly owned by Ace Frehley.
    4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. Chestnut burst, Almond burst and the classic Cherry burst!
    4 points
  29. I couldn't help mysel - purchased this one today. Should be here sometime next week. It's a 2002 with HRW pick-ups.
    4 points
  30. Here is my rescue,refinished,modded limited edition deluxe. #92. Seth lovers with rough cast a2 magnets, aluminum tail, locking bridge, kluson 19:1 revolutions, Pete Moreno refin, 50s rewire, stinger... Very yummy!
    4 points
  31. Well, then, here's the predecessor shot to that one......a little less heat in the automotive content, but a pretty classy Heritage nonetheless.
    4 points
  32. Here is the Prototype of the H-125. I still dig that blue guitar and wish they would make me one with P-90's.
    4 points
  33. I’ve shared this story before, it always seems to be well received... I bought this H535 custom from Eddies Guitar in St. Louis. It had been broken in 3 pieces. I bought it AS IS with all the hardware and case for $650. I took a big risk. All I had to go by were pictures, to evaluate weather I would be able to bring it back to life. Long story, short, it turned out absolutely incredible!! It’s easily my best player. Incredible tone as well!!
    4 points
  34. The Hi Fi audiophile crowd in an interesting bunch.. and by interesting I really mean pedantic but with really good imaginations. They don't just sniff the corks, they lick the bottom of the bottle to make sure it was made from the right kind of glass. I mean, we're talking about the same crowd that at one time swore a $1000 gold plated power cord made all the difference; and you couldn't convince them otherwise. (I know that doesn't define the entire Hi Fi crowd; I've just seen enough baseless crazy talk over the years to make my head spin). A "stiff" power supply, would refer to one th
    4 points
  35. With all the H-140 talk here is my H-140. 1995
    4 points
  36. Likewise...my first Gibby (back in the day) was a late 60's LP deluxe. I loved the look but could never really get comfortable with the neck and weight. Now that I have been educated and become a big fan of the 140 series, this gold top thanks to skydog52 via ebay is on it's way and will hopefully arrive safe and sound. A trip down memory lane I am hoping , only better.
    4 points
  37. Goldtops are my favorite. I like certain flametops, both of my H150s have nice flame, but a Goldtop with a little green in it is my favorite finish on a guitar. To me they have a more get down to business look about them...
    4 points
  38. According to Mr.Paige, these came out in '88
    4 points
  39. Ditched the EMGs....got into the parts drawer for a facelift
    4 points
  40. I harken back to the spirit of the origin of Heritage guitars. Four guys broke off from the Gibbons corporate establishment and decided to use what Gibbons left behind to make old school, hand built guitars. That was a decision to swim against the current. They had financial problems and difficulties with the administrative parts of the business, yet they survived for decades. A large part of what they did was "custom work", meaning it was normal to configure a neck, finished, and adornments to what the customer or dealer wanted. The guitars were built one at a time with tags on them as t
    4 points
  41. Picked this up from fellow HOC member. Just arrived. Couldn't be happier. Photos don't do it justice.
    4 points
  42. The story on this SKB is that RhoadsScholar, who lived in the Detroit area, called me to say that there is this fabulous like new SKB at the local Guitar Center. He played it and thoroughly checked it out. Rhoads called me after he left the store and told me this is one I can't miss. I contacted the manager immediately and put money down to hold it. The next day I drove two hours each way to check it out. There were no disappointments. The guitar had been purchased long ago but was stored as a collectible. I used my superior negotiation skills that led to me paying full pric
    4 points
  43. Hello everyone! It had been quite a few years since I have had a Heritage NGD to celebrate. I was at a local shop and stumbled across this. After playing it for just a minute or two, I knew I had to have it. It is a 2016 Heritage H-150 in almond sunburst. Its a lot more cherry red around the edges than the pictures came out. The pictures give it more of an orange-y vibe than it really has in person. It has quite a few mods as well. I know some might not like the mods, as it makes it appear more "G"--style, but it feels and sounds perfect so I am not messing with anything. Once I get pl
    4 points
  44. I had hoped Sergio Mendez would pick up the tune and do it right. Life presents difficult choices, and in that mode I present the original studio version of the tune, absent my dazzling visual presence but with a living, breathing percussionist, recorded a life time ago it seems.
    4 points


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