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Gitfiddler

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  1. Very thorough amp review, especially since you've just begun your sonic journey with this new rig. Interesting that you feel the amp leans more into the vintage bassy 'tweed' tone rather than 'glassy Fender' (scooped?) tones. Maybe an EQ pedal will help dial in your desired sound if knob twisting doesn't get you where you want to be. But it does appear from your comments that you really dig the tones you're getting. Tweaking a new amp at home and again at a live venue is part of the fun and part of the adventure. Enjoy!!
  2. GAS is strong in you, sir! 🙂
  3. All of the above comments in this thread discussing how the many varieties of H150's, LP's, etc. sound different are very interesting and enlightening. For some odd reason however, I sound pretty much the same on all of my solid body guitars.
  4. @tsp17...Great looking photos, Tad. 👍 H575's are such sweet sounding and comfortable archtops.
  5. Welcome to the HOC. Excellent looking H535. They're great instruments.
  6. @ElNumero...Congratulations, Will. I've always dug that model. With its two sharp cutaways it looks like its angry and ready to fight...or rock the house until it falls.
  7. Not to stir up controversy about the latest CC H575's, but there is no mention of them being solid carved top/back/sides like the original 575's. Heritage's website does not mention 'carved' at all. Instead it states the following: The Heritage Custom Shop Core Collection H-575 is a timeless instrument crafted with precision and attention to detail. The body of the Core Collection H-575 is constructed from premium curly maple, enhancing the visual appeal of this beloved tonewood. It is available in two elegant colors: Original Sunburst and Antique Natural. The body is finished with nitrocellulose, providing a vintage gloss that ages beautifully over time. For those seeking a more vintage look, this H-575 is also available in an Artisan Aged finish. The rim wood of the H-575 is made from solid curly maple, contributing to the guitar's resonance and durability. The rim wood of the H-575 is made from solid curly maple, contributing to the guitar's resonance and durability. Specs: Body Material Premium Curly Maple (Top & Body) Anyone have information from Heritage regarding this?
  8. Congratulations, Mark. Rose-Natural is my all time favorite shade for HJS archtops.
  9. Sweet looking CC H575's.
  10. Happy 'Heritage Flame Top Friday'! This 2004 Heritage Classic is an 8.1 lb Korina body/neck tone monster. And such a fun guitar to play. The Duncan 'Black-Back' pickups sound killer with any rig.
  11. @michaeljames...Check the inside of the rear access panel for a label. It might show the model and color.
  12. Congratulations to seller and buyer.
  13. My entry for Throwback Thursday (Friday) is my very first Heritage. It was love at first sight and still takes my breath away when I open her case. This 31 year old 1993 Golden Eagle has aged nicely and sounds better each year.
  14. Yours are beautiful custom gits. My Y2k Millie doesn't have a rear access panel either, but does have F-holes for limited access to electronics.
  15. Beautiful guitar, but it appears there's no control panel on the backside to access electronics. Can't see the bottom bout in the pics. Maybe there's an enlarged panel near the input jack similar to the early LP Supreme?
  16. Gibson is a master of perceived product exclusivity. They take very basic guitars and guitar-related products, add a certificate of authenticity and special packaging, then charge a premium for them. Great marketing scheme! They aren't alone however. Throbak is similar, offering high prices due to their p'ups being wound on the old Leesona, Slug 101, KZLP and Meteor 101 pickup winding machines. Great pickups...but very pricey. Also, PRS is notorious for producing high cost, exclusives on their products. Remember the 57/08 pickups? Great pickups, but they were offered at a premium price along with special packaging back in the day. At least they are still available at reasonable prices! My only beef with Gibson is that they only offered a limited amount of these new "59 Humbucker Collector Edition" pickups.
  17. Hey Will, hard to beat a set of SD Seth Lovers, especially for jazz. I put a set in my H535 and love'em.
  18. Gorgeous H555. Play it in good health.
  19. Owning two Heritage custom builds for Vince Lewis is awesome! What a great musician and early fan of old school Heritage. Vince Margol took a chance on saving Heritage by investing in and helping breathe new life into the business end of the then, struggling company. He and I spoke a couple of times by phone about his plans for Heritage, as well as a finish issue I had with my H535 goldtop. He agreed to have it refinished...at no cost to me! I greatly respected his risk taking with Heritage during their 'golden age'.
  20. Awesome H555! Did Heritage also build one of these for Vince Margol?
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