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Why the stupid slipcover in Gibson cases? Can I change the combo?

Fu Schnickens

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Why does Gibson insist on making their guitars wear a slip inside the case? That's the dumbest add-on I've seen after a key/combo lock. The extra cover material just gets in the way and is simply a pain in my ass. Anybody just cut them out?

Also, and more importantly, can the combo be changed to something I'll remember? How?

Thanks, all!
 
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neoprimitive

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I actually like the cover, my guess I another form of protection. I do agree about the combo locks though. My old lp had a combo lock on the case, and one night my drunken friend decided it would be funny to reset the combo and make my life difficult, couldn't open the damned case for 2 days, had to start at 000, and work my way through all combinations, missed the number first time around, it ended up being 412. :-(
 

neoprimitive

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And yes you can change the combo. If I remember right, you engage the lever thing and set it to the combo you want
 

Mtnbkr123

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There was nothing of which you speak in my Signature T's case, which was in a sealed box when I got it Boxing Day. No combo lock either.

Edit - just noticed - no built-in combo lock but the ability to use a padlock.
 
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ixnay

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I haven't seen a shroud or a combination lock on a Gibson case in many years.

The shroud is easy enough to remove if it is really that much of a nuisance. The combination can be changed easily enough with the instruction you can find with a simple google search...
 

jaymeister

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This actually bothers you enough to start a thread? Wowzers
This is a valid question I think. Personally, I like the slip, but it snags the strings ends on the headstock, so I usually cover the headstock with a cleaning towel.

From the Gibson support FAQ:

Below are listed the instructions for resetting the lock combination -

The locks are set at the factory to open at 0-0-0.

To set your own combination;

1) Choose 3 digits which you can recall easily-address, phone, birthday, etc.

2) Press the button in a direction toward the dial with your thumb and hold with your other hand (Use point of ballpoint pen) rotate the dials to the desired setting. Then, release the button.

3) Your lock is now set to open on the three digits engaged at the time you release the button.

CAUTION!

4) Accordingly- NEVER rotate the dials with the button held open UNLESS you make careful note of the dial setting upon release of the button.

5) The manufacturer is not responsible for damage resulting from misuse, abusive handling, or failure to follow instructions.

Hope this helps
 

Fu Schnickens

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Thanks, Jay! Just what I was looking for, and quick-like. I had searched the Gibson site, but no luck.

Magnus and Gearaddict: Thanks for nothing. Really.
 

sleep

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Why does Gibson insist on making their guitars wear a slip inside the case? That's the dumbest add-on I've seen after a key/combo lock. The extra cover material just gets in the way and is simply a pain in my ass. Anybody just cut them out?

Also, and more importantly, can the combo be changed to something I'll remember? How?

Thanks, all!
FWIW I don't like the shroud either.
 

Evan_R

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I've bought 2 SG's and LP Standard and an R8 in the past few years and they've all had the same black case except the R8's is brown. What is this slipcover?
 

ixnay

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I've bought 2 SG's and LP Standard and an R8 in the past few years and they've all had the same black case except the R8's is brown. What is this slipcover?
It is a piece of material that covers the top of the guitar in the case. Most Gibsons haven't come with case shrouds in many years. Last one I remember having was a 2003 Les Paul Custom.
 

BarryE

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I cut the shroud off, just got in the way. Was very annoying. Figured if I ever did sell the guitar and someone made a fuss about that, then oh well, they could find another guitar.
 

firebird

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It is a piece of material that covers the top of the guitar in the case. Most Gibsons haven't come with case shrouds in many years. Last one I remember having was a 2003 Les Paul Custom.
Yes, and the shrouds are a silk-like material the color of the case interior.
 

lpdeluxe

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My 335 case has the shroud. I say, just what my guitar needed: underwear!

Seriously, I never modify my guitars if I can help it, so the shroud stays.
 

custom53

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Love my "slip cover"... I wish all my guitar cases had them.. I cover my other guitars with a cloth anyway..
 






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