My "new" 1996 Historic LP re-isssue 1959-PICS

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  1. Yossi

    Yossi Member

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    I haven't made a guitar purchase in a long time, too long.
    I started Gassing for something and then I saw this R9 on eBay.
    I put a low bid and to my great suprise that bid won the auction.
    The seller was great and the guitar looks like it's never been played.
    For a ten year old guitar that qualifies as a closet special.
    It is one of the earler Historics that have different flames than the newer ones.
    The entire guitar is cut from 1/4 sawn wood. The P'ups are R7. Let me know what you think.

    Yossi

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  2. nsriley

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    Boy that's a beauty! Tight flame! :D

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    Very nice, hows it sound?
     
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    Wow, nice score Yossi! Def one of the nicest I've ever laid eyes on. :)
     
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    Noticeably much better than my LP Classic. It has an unplugged loud and clear sustain. When I put my ear on the guitar below the tail piece and strum the guitar, as someone recommended to do, the sustain goes on for a long, long time. So I think tonally it is terrific. When I play it through my Two Rock amp I get the sounds that I've always wanted that I've never had before. A real soulful, singing lead with a full bouquet of harmonics.
    I don't know how to describe sound.

    I purchased a set of WCR Pups and an RS Kit to upgrade my Classic when I made this purchase. I never had them installed. Most likely I'll be selling the Classic. The WCRs and RS are still in the box and I don't have this "need" to tweak the R9. I know that a lot of people still do, but I don't want to rush into changes. At least not right away. I am having a bone nut cut for it though, per recommendations from my tech. He said that will help with the set up.

    It is as pretty sounding as it looks to me. I think I'll keep her!:)

    Yossi
     
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    Fricken awesome!!!!!!

    That is beautiful.:)
     
  8. Gary Ladd

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    Looks similar to the 2005 R9 I just got this week...

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    Occassionally you can get some smokin' deals on eBay ;)
     
  9. Yossi

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    Yes it does. Do you have more Pics?
     
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    I had this guitar set up and had a bone nut put in.
    That has made a big difference with staying in tune.
    The tone that this guitar has is just amazing.

    I have a set of WCRs and the RS Kit in a box. I don't know if I should hang on to them, in case I get the urge to try them or if I should sell them. Or should I put them in my Classic and not sell it?
    What do you think?

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    Yossi,

    Well, that soulful, singing lead tone like you described it doesn´t only rely on the guitar ?
    can you get great harmonic feedback with that guitar and your Two Rock.
    I know it´s a little bit stupid Question but i´m still looking for THE AMP for me.
    At the moment i´m playing a Demeter TGA 2,1 and a Gibson Les Paul Standard which i really like. But to me it always seems i can´t get that fluid, harmonic feedback.
    I don´t know what´s the matter ( Guitar, Amp, Pickups, Speaker ).
    Hope you can help me out .

    Thanks,

    mario
     
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    Yossi..what did pick that guitar up on ebay for?

    Looks really sweet.
     
  14. Yossi

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    Hi Mario,

    You are correct that the tone doesn't rely only on the guitar. It is the best place to start since the rest of the rig is amplifying the tone that you start with. That of course includes how you play the guitar. After that you have an all you can eat buffet of strings, cables, p'ups, amps, tubes, speakers, cabinets, picks, effects pedals, etc. to add to your mix.

    My Emerald 50 Two Rock amp is a great amp and with 2x12 Webber Speakers in a Jenkins Sound Shop Cab, I am good to go. I clearly hear a difference with my Historic LP over my Classic. The sound is Fatter and Purer. Again, I'm describing sound.

    As far as anything being "the matter" or a problem, it's most likely a matter of taste and not anything wrong. You may be happy with an overdrive pedal just to push your amp a little. I really like my OCD.

    Good luck and the main thing is to enjoy playing!

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    $3,049 It was a sweet deal!

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    Very Nice Flame! Play it in good health!:BEER

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    Yossi, concerning selling your classic, and this is just my opinion because I like to fool with stuff. I'd keep it and use it as your lab rat guitar. You can use it to try things out on without learning the hard way on your R9. I always keep extras around for experimenting on, and getting procdures for replacing things fine tuned. It really takes the stress out of the whole thing when you are working on one of your "babies". Just my 2 cc
     
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    Thank you for the advice. It is a nice guitar and I'd rather not sell it. If it will keep going up in value that would also justify it as an investment.
    I am curious to how it will sound with the WCR's and the RS Kit. I don't want to do surgery on my R9!

    Yossi
     
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    Well, I've got WCR Goodwoods in one of my les pauls and they are the best sounding pickups I've heard, I love em. But you know tone and all is a subjective thing. But I'd bet if you replace the stock pickups in that classic, you're gonna see a marked improvement in the tone, no matter what set of WCR's you install.
     
  20. fugazi

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    I don't know if a Classic will go up in value, but it will most likely hold it's value. That's the beauty part about Gibsons, esp. Les Pauls.

    That R9, however, probably will increase in value over time. Especially with that killer flame.

    Nice score.:AOK
     

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