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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!!

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  2. 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?
       
  3. 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. 

  4. 7 hours ago, MartyGrass said:

    Maybe.  This one has a placque on the case saying it belongs to Vince Lewis.  It's a heavy case, not the usual TKL.  I think the label says that, but I don't recall.  This will be my second Vince Lewis Heritage.

    I haven't thought of Vince Margol in a long time.  He was kind of the normal person stuck in a strange world of personal dynamics.  I liked him.

    He's a tax attorney.  I know what you're thinking- Trump needs help!  Vince is not a high profile guy.  https://www.margol-law.com/

     

    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'.

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