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    SKB Case for SG - Replace Handle Only?

    That's a design defect. They should have: 1), used the appropriate strength polymer for the applied stresses, or 2) reinforced the area with an embedded metal wire or strap like all other manufacturers do. I just replaced two case handles with Ebay replacements. The metal brackets fatigued...
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    Best value around maybe for LPs Tribute 2017 HP or Studio 2016 HP

    HP pack adds the Ti nut, chrome knobs, and Ti saddles? I too like the satin look. I just acquired a 60's Tribute like this one, added a black pickguard for functionality. Its really nice:
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    Post your Gibson family fraternal twin/triplet/etc pics

    It does, wish I'd noticed that. Its photo distortion. The LG2 headstock looks too straight, like it has no break angle too, which is also photo distortion.
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    I knew it !

    I see the same number in each? There are 320 different sized dots in each? Am I missing something here? <g>
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    Help for an amp!

    Concur. Select the speakers so they can handle the power, and there's little to no risk to the speaker, regardless of enclosure. I've still got some [now vintage] Radio Shack 100W 4" full range satellite speakers, in tiny bookshelf cabs. They took what my [also now vintage] Yamaha CR 2020...
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    A fruitless plea/rant

    Dig around, and you can find a lot of historical pain and suffering as folks talk themselves into hysteria and riots/revolution over the wrong stuff. Even fifty years ago. How many assassinations and attempts occurred during that decade? Lets don't debate it, but lets admit its rational and...
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    WOW......disapointed 2014 and 2015 SGJ AND SG

    I learned a long time ago, a lot of stuff for sale is defective, even if its not obvious. That's why its for sale. Folks buy something and like it, they keep it. They buy something and there's a defect, they ditch it [without divulging the defects] and replace it. Or if its NOS, there's a...
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    A fruitless plea/rant

    What is happening, is that "cheating" is no longer a fault, but a skill. Lying is cheating, but no longer considered taboo. We celebrate the really good cheaters in life in the form of "business accumen", or "risk-based" behavior, if you can find a way to bend the rules, or even break them...
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    Chibsons are getting too good...

    Good clarification. BTW, I'm still happy to eat eggs and bacon, buttered corn, vegatable soup, pit bbq, fried chicken, a ribeye, fried potatoes, fried catfish, tacos carne asada, frijoles, quacamole salad, roasted peanuts, brats and kraut, goulash, etc., none of which is fake, but favorites of...
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    Chibsons are getting too good...

    So, I can't dig owning a fake Gibson, if you want a real Gibson - who are we fooling? But there is a great usage for these - as decoys. Famous instrument owners, like Strads, F5s, etc often have a copy made to look identical, and either tote it or sometimes use it, so its gets stolen instead...
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    TMI...omg. Trying to choose a tube amp....

    HNAD - AC15 is on my short list too. The limited edition cab looks boutique, and I do like greenbacks. I did notice the weight on these, ~50 lb which is my NTE (not to exceed).
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    TMI...omg. Trying to choose a tube amp....

    Same advice from friends. The Supersonic 22 is on the top of my list, but I can't bring myself to spend that much..yet. I'm waffling on a Super Champ at 40% the cost, or a used Bugera V22 at 25% of the cost, or ....a lot of options like I said! If I can convince myself to trade my Twin, I...
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    Chibsons are getting too good...

    The issue with Gibson-labeled copies, is you'll always have to answer one question, "NICE GIBSON! How do you like it?". You get two choices: apologize that its not real, and spend 5 minutes explaining why its still superior, or, fib. For this reason, (and I have four authentic Gibson guitars)...
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    TMI...omg. Trying to choose a tube amp....

    I've got a few observations. I'm on a quest for a grab-n-go, when its impractical to tote a Twin, or a Twin is too loud (about all the time). So I've been frequenting the stores and trying out anything under 40W. Lots of great options. The standard Super Champ is pretty awesome. The clean...


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