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    What should I replace my tune-o-matic with?

    1979 Washburn Hawk. MIJ guitar with Gibson type neck geometry and scale. It features a Fender style bridge with the strings terminating in ferals on the back of the body. Nothing new, nothing to see here folks. And nothing for the OP to get his panties in a wad over. It's time to move on!
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    What should I replace my tune-o-matic with?

    Okay, my 2 cents. First of all the scale length makes very little difference in the overall tone of the guitar. The only thing scale length changes is the clang, or wolf tones of the string. Warmoth builds Gibson scale necks that will change any Strat to the 24.75" scale. I have a friend with...
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    Moving SG output jack from top to side. Ideas for that hole?

    The Gibson Varitone is a series LC circuit that is being used as a band pass filter. The switch selects different caps which tunes the circuit to different frequencies. This has noting to do with the tone control on the guitar.
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    Epiphone Genesis

    Hello MarkinColorado, I continue believe these Genesis guitars are made in Japan, the ones with the 6 digit SR# stamped into the wood at the body end of the fret board. Gibson may not have any records to support this but from what I have seen these instruments were Japanese made IMO. Here is...
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    Epiphone Genesis

    Jeff, Yes,they do exist. And I did purchase the example I talked about above, SR# 0036XX stamped on the end of the fret board, which is similar to the early Yamaha electric guitars. So maybe out of the same factory (Matsumoku or FujiGen)? Mine has a bridge stamped made in Japan. The pickups...
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    Problem on Marshall DSL5CR ?

    Do you hear a similar sound when playing the same chords acoustically (Guitar not plugged in)? If so could be a bridge rattle on one or more strings. Does it happen when playing a different guitar through that amp? Ringing in the amp's audio circuits while not common can happen though the...
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    What is it about Gibsons that makes them quieter with EMF/EMI than others?

    There are two types of coupling that pickups (in general) are able to detect. Electrostatic and magnetic. Shielding will generally block electrostatic fields but not magnetic fields. So with single coil pickups you can shield all you want your not going to eliminate magnetic fields ruining...
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    Help identifying this pickup

    Yeah, okay, you win that hand!
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    Help identifying this pickup

    I'll see your cute kitten and raise you a "so what's the fuss about" yawn!
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    Help identifying this pickup

    Okay Raiyn, your gonna have to put up a full size jpg of the cat!
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    Help identifying this pickup

    Interesting, so those are Dimarzios with a unique mounting ring arrangment.
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    Help identifying this pickup

    Any idea what the EBs looked like "under the hood" and where they came from? I sort of suspect these were made by Maxon but the number inked on the back doesn't match any of the Maxon schemes I've seen, and I can't seem to find another pickup like these. Between the double high magnet and...
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    Help identifying this pickup

    Yes, you are correct it is one of the two identical pickups in my Epiphone Genesis; one of the old ones with a 6 digit SR# stamped into the fret board, not a 7 digit # on the back of the head stock.
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    Help identifying this pickup

    I need some help from those of you out there more knowledgeable than I am regarding Japanese/far eastern pickups. I am interested in knowing what company built this pickup and the country of origin, if possible. Its obviously a humbucker with a ceramic double high magnet. The screws don't go...
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    Help with wet dry rig and dual mono

    Maxon's web site says: "Topping off the AD-9 Pro are dual outputs that allow routing of the dry and delayed signals to two separate amps or mixer channels. Both outputs feature Mechanical True Bypass via a 4PDT switch." So it sounds to me like you get dual mono out.
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    Epiphone Genesis

    Does anyone own one of the 1979-81 Genesis with a 7 digit SR# that can verify or refute my theory on the serial numbers?
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    Sanding a neck

    Save yourself some work mask off the areas where you want to keep the existing finish, fret board etc, and strip the old paint job off with stripper. Then move to sanding. I would start with #400 and move toward #3000, and go to an auto body paint store for really good paper. Remember the...
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    Epiphone Genesis

    I have now come to believe that for the most common 7 digit serial numbers found on the Genesis Taiwanese production follow a MM/Y/RRRR code. For instance SR# 0290820 was produced in Feb. 1979 and was the 820th unit produced that month. This seems to work for all the 7 digit SR#s I have been...
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    Epiphone Genesis

    I have seen examples of Epiphone Genesis guitars made in that 1979-1981 time frame on line that have what I would consider conventional, for the time period, serial numbers stamped on the back of the head stock i.e. seven or eight digit all numerical SR#s, but no stickers anywhere visible. Is...
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    Epiphone Genesis

    Thanks, but nothing on a serial number like 0036xx.


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