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ElChoad last won the day on January 11

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  • Birthday 10/23/1972

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    The 3 Gs: guitars, guns, and guzzling beer.

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  1. If you want the saddles notched, look at the LPM04-N. This is what I have used on my Gibsons and my H-150 Standard.
  2. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I am guessing the pickups in that H-150 are the newer Gibson 61R and 61T repros. The same ones they put in the new '60s Les Paul guitars.
  3. Happy NGD and welcome to the club! Excellent find!
  4. The one I just got is 8 pounds, 1/2 ounce. It's welcome change from my Gibson Goldtop that is 10 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces. That thing gets heavy after a while.
  5. If it were me, I would start by putting all new tubes in. Tubes are pretty cheap, all things considered, unless you are a snob like me that goes for NOS '60s tubes...
  6. Dude spent his money on a bumper sticker that denounces capitalism. I am guessing that it was only the cost of materials charged, no labor or anything else. 🤣🤣🤣
  7. My two I have been using the most are my Supro Black Magick Reverb through the matching 2x12 cabinet and my Orange AD30 through a closed back PPC212. The Supro does great cleans and light grit, the Orange is a little dirtier.
  8. I won't be able to own it. I can only have dirty lemon bursts...😂
  9. Am I the only member that hasn't owned this guitar?🤣
  10. Got to do a better inspection today. Stripped it down, checked all the hardware, gave it a thorough inspection, conditioned the fretboard, cleaned and polished it since it hung in a GC, slammed the tailpiece, fresh top-wrapped strings, and double checked the setup. Only thing I found was the nuts on the tuners we're a little loose. She is ready to rock, now. Plays and sounds AWESOME.
  11. With the aftermarket being what it is, I am surprised no company has done this. Also, had this been thought about years ago, it may well be the industry standard by now. This is how industry standards are created. Constant refinements and improvement. I'm surprised nobody has figured this out in 45 years.
  12. I look at it this way: every guitar is different. I don't really have deep enough knowledge of wood to be able to discern what actually causes the difference in tone or sustain. I do know this: when I bought my '14 Trad Pro II, I had them bring out all 4 they had in stock. It took me 3 hours to decide which one was coming home with me. They all should have been identical, but I eliminated one in a few minutes. A scale was the farthest from the deciding factor.
  13. Here's an idea: why don't the machine relief slots into the back side of the bridge before they plate them? Seems easy enough. It really doesn't bother me either way, as I top-wrap anyway. But it seems like I good idea to me. I don't think you would give up much strength.
  14. I didn't have a problem when I put the TonePros bridge and tailpiece on my Standard. The tailpiece is all the way down and I can still slide a pick through with no problem. Hopefully this CC will work out the same. But I bet the plating would start peeling after grinding on the bridge.
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