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Kuz

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  1. Ron, I am truly sorry to here the passing on of your good friend. You have my prayers for you, as well as his family for; comfort, emotional healing, and peace. May you never forget all the great times you shared!
  2. Doyle Bramhall II, he is a MONSTER player and has played his 535 for 12-15 years with Clapton.
  3. About 5 years ago, we had an upscale "Play It Again" music store (basically a very high end pawn shop with vintage and used custom shop stuff). They had three MKIICs all for around $1,600-1,800. I was really interested in their higher gain sounds.... until I tried to lift one off the ground. HEAVY combo amps!!!!!!!!
  4. Like I said, I used Faber Hardware on my Artisian Custom Core, both the locking ABR-1 Bridge and the locking Stoptail posts. The first picture is the original Core hardware (where I couldn't lower the tailpiece that WAY above the body because the strings were hitting the Nashville bridge). The second & third pictures are with the Faber Hardware (HUGE improvement in my opinion).
  5. Amen!!! Faber is the way to go, forget the Tone Pro stuff. With Faber hardware no more losing or stripping those tiny allen screws like Tone Pros uses. Get the Faber locking Tailpiece posts and use the Aluminium Stoptail that came with your Custom Core. That's what I did.
  6. My nomination for post of the year.
  7. Yes they are. Thanks
  8. From owning 11 or so Heritages down to these 4 keepers...11
  9. In my humble opinion, I don't understand this logic. If a Custom Core was a master oil painting bought as an investment and I hated the frame it came with, then NO I wouldn't change the painting to a new frame to retain the overall value. But a Custom Core shouldn't be bought as an investment. It won't appreciate. It is a guitar, a sonic tool to be played. The Custom Core that I bought had 3 stripped tuners (I know of at least two other CC owners that have had stripped/poor functioning tuners and the dealer I bought mine from said they have had to replace many stripped tuners). I bought drop-in replacement Gotoh tuners that work perfectly. Should I had kept the stripped tuners in the CC to maintain the originality and keeping it unplayable? I also upgrade the volume & tone pots to RS Guitar works super pots. Now my volume & tone pots have a completely useable sweep from 10-1 on the dials. This is a major upgrade to me. I won't even get into the other issues with how the TOM bridge & Stoptail were dysfunctionally installed... but suffice to say I had to use Faber hardware to fix the issues. And yes, I installed Schaller strap locks too. I called Heritage to report the CC QC issues and asked if I could BUY a set of the 225 Parsons pickups before they were potted. Heritage did say that they do the potting in house but despite asking (begging) three times on the call, they refused to sell me unpotted 225 pups. They said in a year or so they may be available with different options. Bottom line is, now that I have fixed the unusable tuners and TOM & stoptail issues my CC became a very, very good guitar. Later after I added the RS Guitarworks upgraded pots it is now an astounding guitar. No one that would have played my CC before and then my CC after upgrades would say the changes I made by "fiddling with it" made the CC worse or devalued the guitar. By the way, amazingly the Schaller straplocks had no effect on the tone!
  10. This post is useless without sound clips!!!!! LOL Just kidding, but I really would like to hear those two together!
  11. Not all the new ones are better for quality control.... IMHO, still the best deals are the 2009-2018s, look for one with a good weight, and then mod them for the hardware, pickups, ect, that you want.
  12. I owned several Creambacks and sold them (sold at least one to Greg). Creambacks are great, but are less rude and more refined. Greenbacks are rock & roll, especially '70s rock. They aren't for metal heads really, but they are the definitive speaker when you think of 70s 'R&R.
  13. Put a Greenback in it and your search will be over. Of the many speakers and different manufactures I have tried, for the classic rock & Marshall sound.... the Celestion Greenback was easily the clear winner.
  14. My buddy from Cincinnati has tickets to see Little Feat in either March or May, I can't remember which. So they are still touring.
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