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Old 03-14-2012, 01:27 AM   #391
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My dirt bike cost less than my Gibson.



I have a 1998 Les Paul SL that I got for a song. I LOVE that thing, its basically a Les Paul shaped SG, "fast" neck stand pickups and doesn't kill your shoulder if you have to wear it for three hours.

My other guitar is 1982 BC Rich Eagle that I picked up in a pawn shop for $225 lol
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #392
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I had saved enough to buy one, went to the Gibson custom shop to order and it had been discontinued. I learned how to snipe on ebay and got one for less than new!!

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:08 PM   #393
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GAH! Gibson updated their site! They now offer the Gloss/TV Yellow with Humbuckers! Do I save $200 and get the TV Yellow or spend the $200 and get the Pelham?

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Old 03-15-2012, 01:44 AM   #394
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I had saved enough to buy one, went to the Gibson custom shop to order and it had been discontinued. I learned how to snipe on ebay and got one for less than new!!

Yeah, Exactly where my SL came from.I looked long and hard for that one

.... the other guitar that I miss is a Peavey Impact II, neckthrough dual humbucker, and a solid bridged (I hate whammy bars).

Used to get laughed at until I plugged that thing in its this deep fat tone that was pretty sweet.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #395
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GAH! Gibson updated their site! They now offer the Gloss/TV Yellow with Humbuckers! Do I save $200 and get the TV Yellow or spend the $200 and get the Pelham?

d00d !!!!!!!!

YELLLLLOOOWWWW !!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #396
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d00d !!!!!!!!

YELLLLLOOOWWWW !!!
Yeah, I do like the yellow but I'm not too keen on the binding. It doesn't look like there is much else that's different other then the color, binding, fretboard wood and pickguard. But Pelham blue is nice.

** OK, so I looked up the exact differences between the Junior Special Humbucker and Special Humbucker

Baked Maple vs. Obeche Fretboard
Bound vs. Non-bound Neck
5-Ply vs. 1-Ply Pickguard
Vintage with Perloid Buttons vs. Vintage White Button
Open-Coil 490T (Alnico II) vs. Open-Coil 498T (Alnico V)
Antique Bell with "Special" Imprint vs. Black Antique Bell


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Old 03-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #397
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I spent pretty much all day with this thing

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #398
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I spent pretty much all day with this thing

So you bought an SG?

I keep going back and forth between what I want to do. I'm still trying to decide if I want a special or just bite the bullet, save up a bit more and get the Trad. So many choices and so little money.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:16 AM   #399
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So you bought an SG?

I keep going back and forth between what I want to do. I'm still trying to decide if I want a special or just bite the bullet, save up a bit more and get the Trad. So many choices and so little money.
No kidding.

no; this is the Epiphone SG I've had. Not a bad guitar at all.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:34 AM   #400
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Since there are a bunch of equipment experts here, maybe you guys could help answer a question.

I'm considering selling my drum set, and trying to determine what to ask. It's a vintage 1968 Ludwig Vistalite (clear) 5 piece set with cases. NOT in perfect shape, as they were used by me and a previous owner for gigs for many years. No cracks or anything, though. Zildjian cymbals; high hat, two crash, and a ride. All hardware except bottom rings on the tom toms. Any ideas where to start?
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #401
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1968 was not a good year for Ludwig. I'll give you $300 to take them off your hands!

There's a drum thread here but a drum forum is probably a better bet.

...a vintage Ludwig Vistalite will generate a lot of interest regardless of shape.
A Drum Forum? Who knew drummers could read? (as an ex-drummer I can say that, right?)

I was told they were '68 many years ago, but with a little research I'm finding that can't be true; '73 is the oldest I'm finding. I need to dig them out and look at serial #'s.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #402
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No kidding.

no; this is the Epiphone SG I've had. Not a bad guitar at all.
I really like my LP Junior but it has a limited sound. I'm sure it's more on my part then the guitar though as some guy's are able to coax a lot of different sounds from a single P-90. My Holy Grail, which is obtainable, is the Traditional in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. Now if I get it I'll either be really disappointed or love it and not have to buy another guitar again. Although if I had yet another $1000 on top of the $1000 I need for the Trad., I could get a 1958 Reissue VOS!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #403
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No kidding.

no; this is the Epiphone SG I've had. Not a bad guitar at all.

Nutt'n wrong with that. I acquired this back in the early 70s, still have it. It was on stage with me throughout my musical career. Probably has the fastest action of any guitar I have but the bolt-on kills any high pitch noodling.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #404
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Got my American Musical Supply catalog and noticed there is now a 2012 LP Standard. It's not on Gibson's site yet.

Gibson 2012 Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar Specifications
Body: Modern Weight Relieved Mahogany
Top: AAA Flame Maple
Pickups: Dual Burstbucker Pro split coil
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: 60s
Fingerboard: Compound Radius Rosewood
Output Jack: Switchcraft
Tuners: Locking Grover Kidney
Hardware: Tone Pros TOM and Stop Bar
Controls:
  • Push/Pull Volume:
  • Splits from humbucker to single coil
  • Improved frequency tuned coil tapping for a fatter single coil tone, and better output balance
2 Push/Pull Tone:
  • Phase Switch
  • Pure Bypass takes the bridge pickup straight out the jack
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #405
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I have a few of these my late father in law left behind. He built them as a hobby. He didn't believe in buying parts he could make so the only store bought parts are the machine heads and volume pedal although, he could have made them too. I hope to have time to learn to play them someday.

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