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    FS Burstbucker 1 and 2 set, nickel covers, mint, $150

    Set of burstbucker 1 [neck] and burstbucker 2 [bridge] pulled from my 2021 Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s. Lots of lead on both, and virtually new and mint, no marks that I can see. Will come with springs and screws. $150, usps priority shipping and Insurance In the USA.
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    2x12 vs. 4x12

    I happen to think my 2x12's look pretty cool
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    Post your BLUES JAMS here.

    I'm playing guitar here.... does this count?
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    2x12 vs. 4x12

    I prefer a 2x12, with an open back. 4x12 is too much bass as far as I'm concerned, and I'm not trying to step on his frequencies. Add in the bigger footprint, harder to haul, more weight... and when on big stages you only mic one speaker anyways.... what's the point?
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    Gibson 355 aftermarket Pickup replacements. Whats your favorite 355 vintage type of pickup replacement

    Duncan antiquities Gibson 57's are great Fir a touch more mids and snarl, Dimarzio 36th Anniversaries are great too.
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    anybody else replace their univibe with a phase 95?

    I can get more use out of a phaser, and for most of the audience the 45 setting on my m95 is close enough. In a recording the difference is apparent, and I'd use the vibe. For live I prefer a smaller,simpler board, so I "fake it" with the m95. Perfect? No. Close enough for the drunks in a venue...
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    15 watt and smaller amps worth looking at?

    The trend over the last decade - and growing stronger every year - is fir lower and lower stage volumes, and lower bar/club volumes in general. As such, for those types of gigs in the last couple years I've gigged a Marshall class 5 more than anything else! It's only 5 watts, but it is class A...
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    Specifically what is a "Boomer Bend?

    A term used by kids to put down the classic style of playing guitar to make themselves feel better about paying $200 to see someone press "play" on thier laptap.
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    The Black Les Paul

    My absolute favorite guitar is a black studio. I have customs and standards and plenty of guitars worth a lot more... but this one is my favorite and the one that always feels the most like "home". I've written about the history of this guitar so I won't bore you with it again. The black and...
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    The father of boomer bends?

    I'm glad we have kids who pay hundreds to go see someone press play on a laptop keeping the rest of us in check on these things
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    cheapest rig you've gigged with

    I had a string of gigs with a group where the money was pretty good, but one particular gig was in a place that not only allowed smoking, but was significantly smaller than the rest of the places they played, and in a bd part of town too. This meant a real tight stage with not much room, and a...
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    I'm without an amp. Starting to get desperate enough to consider buying a DI or modeller. Please talk me out of it.

    I'd hit your local used section, maybe a pawn shop, and look for something like a peavey bandit. Should be well under 100, indestructible, can make a great pedal platform amp - especially in a pinch if you need a backup amp in an emergency or for a friend. They sound surprisingly good and it...
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    What would you choose? Gibson LP Standard 50's Iced Tea Awesome Top VS Gibson LP Special & Fender Richie Kotzen Tele

    I'd sell the tele [it's cool, but hell you can build one yourself like that if you want later] and keep the Junior, then get the sweetwater card - this gives you months to pay it off. Send the money form the junior, and pay it off over 6 months interest free. Just make sure you're a responsible...
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    Doing your own fret work and setups.

    I do all my own truss rods, bridge adjustments, action adjustments, and intonation. I will replace parts as well. The one thing I don't want to do is re-fret. I did it - ONCE - And honestly, I think I did an awesome job - but it took me 10 times as long as a pro because I was a measure ten times...
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    Correct faber bridge for Gibson Les Paul Standard 50's

    I've got a Gibson Les Paul Standard 50's I'd like to replace the bridge on with a faber unit. Does anyone know which one is the right replacement? Any insight is appreciated, thanks!
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    What 2x12 are you gigging with?

    Avatar "vintage"
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    Combo vs Head & Cabinet

    My back says combo, my ears say head and cab. The needs of the gig usually win out and answer the question for me.
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    SG purchase hesitancy

    I have a '61 SG that is truly magical. It has the thinnest neck I've ever found on a Gibson - its thinner than any other SG neck or 60's neck I've found. I normally prefer big necks yet this one is fantastic. Perhaps because of the thin neck it balance perfectly with no neck dive, and its super...
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    Mesa rectoverb 25 combo users - still happy?

    One is available in my area and I like the tone, particularly the cleans. For those of you that have had these a while - still happy? Any known issues i should check for? General thoughts as a clean amp and pedals? Any insight always appreciated.
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    For rocking bar giggers, loud and reliable is paramount.

    I gig a Marshall Class 5... Quite Frequently... and don't have an issue of not being loud enough.
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    Time to revisit Wah! Dunlop Cry Baby Classic GCB95F (Fasel inductor, vintage voice, true bypass)

    I have a very small board that I use for some blues gigs or small spots where I might plug into a warm amp and sit in with someone or taje to a jam. Its a crybaby classic, a pitch black tuner, an xotic ac booster and a vintage spec Mythical Overdrive. Snall, simple, easy to use, and coupled with...
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    Spec your 'ultimate dream rig'

    I pretty much have it now... In fact for the last year or two I've been removing pedals from my rig and been just as happy. The Guitar is a Les Paul [Either my standard or my studio... My custom is cool, but not my favorite] or my '61 SG. The Pedal board really has only a few key elements - a...
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    Marshall Class 5's - on Combo's, heads, live use and more

    I have and use both the Marshall class 5 combo and head, and I thought some folks might enjoy revisiting this great little amp series, as well as find my notes using them live and for recording interesting. I acquired the Marshall class 5 combo first. The other guitarist in a band I performed...
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    Anyone prefer 300k volume pots in a Les Paul?

    I have always preferred 500k pots, but my Les Paul Custom is significantly brighter than any other guitar I own - and I've debated putting 300k pots back in it.
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