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Gibson Les Paul Standard Heritage 80

Gibson Les Paul Standard Heritage 80

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chord changes

If I write a song and start playing the first chord as (A) what other chords can I use that would fit. Is there a variety and how can I figure it out. How will I know what minor chords would fit also. Lastly for lead breaks if my chord progression was A,D, E can I start playing lead anywhere in those chord areas.Any assitance would be appreciated
Steven

maybe im wrong...

but wouldn't that be a 1,4,5 in the key of A? then solo in pentatonic major and minor in the key of A ...

Re: chord changes

: If I write a song and start playing the first chord as (A) what other chords can I use that would fit. Is there a variety and how can I figure it out. How will I know what minor chords would fit also. Lastly for lead breaks if my chord progression was A,D, E can I start playing lead anywhere in those chord areas.Any assitance would be appreciated
: Steven

use your imagination and use chordal stuff, If you get down to it that's all solos are, even "bad" notes are something. maybe a minor 2nd but if that sounds good to you then do it

Lyric writer/ song writer/ collaborator

Unfinshed songs and lyrics ? contact me at acetutor.net

Re: Lyric writer/ song writer/ collaborator

i am an expirienced song writer looking for any sort of lyric writer.
i write music in any style. contact me for more info.

may i

hey im a great pomer my poems can be used in beauty songs but i dont know how connerct with a singer can you help me i nthis ay

Gibson Les Paul Satndard Heritage 80

getting good pick-ups

Hi. I'm own an old Ibanez RG550, which I'm customizing. I'm looking for some good pick-ups ( 2xhumbuckers and 1xsingle-coil). The sound I'm looking for is a chunky low-end for rhythm playing (Nuno-type sound), with clear but powerful high ends. I'm also looking for coloured pick-ups: humbuckers = pink, single-coil = neon green, as I've taken the paint off the guitar and think a little colour would look awesome. My problem is that I live in South Africa, and I'm having a hell of a time finding anything. I've searched the web for DiMarzio, but can't seem to find a web site?! Can anyone help with advice and maybe a contact site or number where I can ascertain prices and ordering details. Any help will be appreciated.

try dimarzio.com ....

nt

MY First Hollowbody...Help!

MY First Hollowbody...Help!

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old guitars

I have a 90 year old buddy that has a whole house full of old guitars. How is the best way to find out whether any of them are valuable or not.

Re: old guitars

Hmm.I know that some music stores carry guitar encyclopedias that list names,modles,years and make up
of old axes.You might want to look into some of these.
Good luck to you

search around on web sites......

: I have a 90 year old buddy that has a whole house full of old guitars. How is the best way to find out whether any of them are valuable or not.

fender harvard amp model 5F1D 1956 good condition works good how much can i get for it ?

: I have a 90 year old buddy that has a whole house full of old guitars. How is the best way to find out whether any of them are valuable or not.

have 1959 fender jazzmaster guitar bought new have all pappers price i payed new still in 1959 case

: I have a 90 year old buddy that has a whole house full of old guitars. How is the best way to find out whether any of them are valuable or not.

Re: have 1959 fender jazzmaster guitar bought new have all pappers price i payed new still in 1959 c

: : I have a 90 year old buddy that has a whole house full of old guitars. How is the best way to find out whether any of them are valuable or not.

Re: have 1959 fender jazzmaster guitar bought new have all pappers price i payed new still in 1959 c

I'm new to this board, but I have a re-issue Jazzmaster I paid $1100 for. An original is worth more than that for sure. If it is in pristine condition I would be interested.

Re: have 1959 fender jazzmaster guitar bought new have all pappers price i payed new still in 1959 c

: : I have a 90 year old buddy that has a whole house full of old guitars. How is the best way to find out whether any of them are valuable or not.

So many Great sources for info/prices. #1 sugg. Start high Go low & they aren't making more of what ever he has!!
feel free to send me "Brands & models" I'll research for you.Scott

Re: have 1959 fender jazzmaster guitar bought new have all pappers price i payed new still in 1959 c

its probably worth about 6 or 700 dollars.......i would buy it

Re: have 1959 fender jazzmaster guitar bought new have all pappers price i payed new still in 1959 c

Phil D is a thief. '59 Jazzmasters go from $2,500 - 4,500 dependeng on color and condition. If you're serious about selling it. Contact me directly

Yamaha G65 Guitar

Can anyone tell me what a G65 in good condition is worth?

Guitar Finishes

I have agreat 79' Les paul Custom that unfortunately has had the varnish stripped right off of the back of the neck after much playing. I am scared to destroy my love but want to stop the sweat that enters into the wood. Any advice on re-finishing the neck?

find a woman

first of all find a woman...

: I have agreat 79' Les paul Custom that unfortunately has had the varnish stripped right off of the back of the neck after much playing. I am scared to destroy my love but want to stop the sweat that enters into the wood. Any advice on re-finishing the neck?

Re: find a woman

: first of all find a woman...

: : I have agreat 79' Les paul Custom that unfortunately has had the varnish stripped right off of the back of the neck after much playing. I am scared to destroy my love but want to stop the sweat that enters into the wood. Any advice on re-finishing the neck?

Don't do anything!! Anything will devalue the guitar. Esspecially if you have some kind of burst on the neck, which is a Gibson color. Many guitars that age have belt buckle wear on the back, and hand stripping on the neck, if anything just smooth it out, and hope for the bes. You might want to consider retiring the guitar from active duty, and buy something new, and play that guitar sparingly. If you could deal with, nothing will really happen to the guitar, if you handle it like you usually do. Just look at Willie Nelsons guitar, that thing still plays reasonable wellt

Re: Guitar Finishes

play it the way it is...it will take alot to ruin the neck. what the point of having it if you arent going to play it?

Ride your ol lady or find a younger one!

: I have agreat 79' Les paul Custom that unfortunately has had the varnish stripped right off of the back of the neck after much playing. I am scared to destroy my love but want to stop the sweat that enters into the wood. Any advice on re-finishing the neck?

Guitars and women age but it's more about your relationship at this point. Cosmetic surgery will only cheapen what you allready have so just keep playin her.
If she sounds good and she's singin for ya there is no problem.
If you are paranoid about your investment well then look for a younger women or find a luthier and ask them if it would be safe to put a little tung oil on the back of the neck to seal it. Or get a new or used guitar (yes I know it costs money) Odds are a similar replacement for that guit would set you back some considerable cash but they are not the only brand out there. Happy Shopping!

Re: Guitar Finishes

: I have agreat 79' Les paul Custom that unfortunately has had the varnish stripped right off of the back of the neck after much playing. I am scared to destroy my love but want to stop the sweat that enters into the wood. Any advice on re-finishing the neck?

I restore strats teles and les pauls.
In order to remove any oils you can use acetone
on a rag try a tiny amount first like in bottom of neck
rub from head to heel after you have seleceted a safe spot to test this on first! after you have wiped this down let dry it will dry asap acetone disapates quickly
it also removes oils. Gibson les pauls have nitrocellulose lacquer as finsihes Id go back to using nitro only this can be found at fine wood stores in spray cans. make sure its nitro not urethane ect you can mask off the front of the fretboard use drafting tape as masking tape will lift lacquer not fun...
after youve covered the fretboard spray the lacquer at about a foot away misting it on at first the idea is to get a gloss finish without runs so do this sparingly.
let it dry a day or untill smell is gone you can take 1000 grit wet or dry sandpaper and sand out orange peel
ect.after its well dry that is. Good luck with your instrument if you need any help email me at frey@texas.net ill be glad to help thanks Frey Guitars

Re: Guitar Finishes

I am having a VERY hard time with one of my guitar projects. I have a ash body, I am using " Color-Tone" concentrated liquid stain. The is to stain it, and then spray it with a clear finish, then add some graffics...in this case flames. Here is the problem...the clear will not stick to the stain. It peals off. My only choice now is to completly sand it to wood again (SECOND TIME) and restain it and try once more. Any help or advise you would like to offer?
This is really a drag! The first time I stained it, I used a wax type finish, which I know now was wrong. I used lacquer thinner to go over the whole guitar to remove all the wax stuff, but it hasn't worked. The clear still peals...so I sand it off...Please advise me on what I can do to avoid having to sand it a 3rd time! Thanks and Seasons best!

amps?

can someone help me chose an amp. I am going to buy a epiphone les paul and like the sound of groups like oasis and nirvana. i was thinking of getting a marshall but i am confused on all the different types

Re: amps? Whats your budget?

: can someone help me chose an amp. I am going to buy a epiphone les paul and like the sound of groups like oasis and nirvana. i was thinking of getting a marshall but i am confused on all the different types

As well you should be my friend, you have just entered guitar pergatory. what kind of amp is right for you?
A marshall may be fine for you but I would buy one with a tube pre-amp and a tube power amp. I dont like the (valve-state) stuff with the solid state power section.
Bad Marshsall bad!
Whats your budget buddy thats an important place to start. I would play a bunch of new stuff and find something you like at least as far as tone goes. Then head for a consignment store and see of you can find a used one in good condition or something similar. You may want to refraize the question so you get some marshall owners making recomondations. Or ask if any one knows what kind of amps those two bands you listed liked to use. I personally like Mesa Boogie but it might be a little expaensive for your fisrt amp.
Then again buying an amp you end up hating and selling for a loss and then buying a Mesa Boogie or your personal equivalent to that could be much more painful and expensive than buying a good amp in the first place. I think the Amp you buy should have a great high gain disortion channel. I hear people talking about this pedal and that pedal all the time. But this means their amp is missing the core building blocks of great tone.

Re: amps? Whats your budget?

: : can someone help me chose an amp. I am going to buy a epiphone les paul and like the sound of groups like oasis and nirvana. i was thinking of getting a marshall but i am confused on all the different types

: As well you should be my friend, you have just entered guitar pergatory. what kind of amp is right for you?
: A marshall may be fine for you but I would buy one with a tube pre-amp and a tube power amp. I dont like the (valve-state) stuff with the solid state power section.
: Bad Marshsall bad!
: Whats your budget buddy thats an important place to start. I would play a bunch of new stuff and find something you like at least as far as tone goes. Then head for a consignment store and see of you can find a used one in good condition or something similar. You may want to refraize the question so you get some marshall owners making recomondations. Or ask if any one knows what kind of amps those two bands you listed liked to use. I personally like Mesa Boogie but it might be a little expaensive for your fisrt amp.
: Then again buying an amp you end up hating and selling for a loss and then buying a Mesa Boogie or your personal equivalent to that could be much more painful and expensive than buying a good amp in the first place. I think the Amp you buy should have a great high gain disortion channel. I hear people talking about this pedal and that pedal all the time. But this means their amp is missing the core building blocks of great tone.

To me,all Marshalls are about the same. Check out Soldano. Marshall is good for 1 sound. Notice I didn't say tone. You have to wonder why an amp manufacurer KEEPS comming out w/new models. A 50 watt Soldano head will EAT Marshalls. My Atomic 16 could ALMOST keep up w/my buddies 100w stack.But more versatile. And how often do ya need 100 watts?!

amps?

can someone help me chose an amp. I am going to buy a epiphone les paul and like the sound of groups like oasis and nirvana. i was thinking of getting a marshall but i am confused on all the different types

Ullapool Guitar Festival

Please post this to anyone you know wold be interestested in this event
himusic@ic24.net
Attention all guitarists an amazing event in the Highalnds of Scotland in October The Ullapool Guitar Festival 13 14 15 October John Renbourn, Isaac Guillory, Gordon Haskell, Robbie McIntosh, Clive Carroll and Martin Stephenson, Adrian Byron Burns, Andi Neat, Tommy Beavitt. Here's a unique opportunity to play guitar in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. A weekend of masterclasses, workshops, concerts, free public sessions and ceilidhs - all in the idyllic setting of Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom in North-West Scotland.

Take the High Rd

An other big event in the Highalnds The Garden Party in support of Cerebral Palsy Sat 9th Sept Alness Dalmore House Martin Bennett Wolfstone Martin Stephenson Lush Rollers Pagan Poets Vass Family Jeep Solid Scott MacDonald

http://www.medicinemusic.ic24.net

http://stations.mp3s.com/stations/92/the_medicine_show_health_a.html
Just some of our friends and neighbours in the global village, ENJOY!!

Dean Flying V For Sale

Attention Flying V fans! Hard to find, 1998 Dean V-Select for sale. Set neck, mahogany neck and body, triple bound body, gold hardware, and very cool black metallic finish. Plus, of course, the one-of-a-kind Dean headstock. Like new (played only a few times) with deluxe hardshell case. If you are a fan of flying Vs or metal, you will love this guitar. Asking $500 + shipping, this is a very difficult guitar to find and it sounds great! E-mail me for more info, of to make offer

Re: Dean Flying V For Sale

these arent hard to find

Re: Dean Flying V For Sale

how can i get in touch with you? is the guitar still for sale?

F-spacing???

What is f-spacing?

Re: F-spacing???

: What is f-spacing?

Its short for Floyd spacing. Meaning that the pole pieces are spaced differently with a Floyd Rose Tremolo. If you have a guitar with a Floyd, you could only replace remaining pickups with ones with F-spacing.

gibson: sg firebrand?

A friend let me borrow his "Gibson SG Firebrand". Did Gibson really make this guitar or is it a fake/hoax?
The serial no. has it being made in 1980. I've never
heard of such a guitar before now.

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

they made them....i think made out of walnut. they didnt go over very well and gibson dumped them. they were bacsically a low end guitar.

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

: they made them....i think made out of walnut. they didnt go over very well and gibson dumped them. they were bacsically a low end guitar.

Most,(all) Gibbys are not worthy of the name. If you HAVE to have a Gibson,spend the $$ on a PRE '67. AS for new,McInturff makes the closest thing to a pre '67 Gibby (not that he's trying to), in quality /sound and value.

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

I currently own one, and owned others in the past. It beats buying a copy, it has the Gibson hardware and it's a solid body made in the USA

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

I still have my SG Firebrand (with the Gibson name burned into the head) which I bought new in '81. I paid about $850 Canadian for it then, but a couple of years later saw both the SG and the Les Paul versions for $650. It's not a great guitar. The body's too thin and light making it kind of 'neck-heavy'. It's nice for jumping around on stage with though. I've left mine unmodified, but the double-coil pickups that came with it are pretty lame.
These guitars were taken out of production quite quickly as they were probably considered a mistake. Maybe if I hang on to mine, it might someday be worth something (maybe $850 Canadian??).

would you want to sell your firebrand?

: I still have my SG Firebrand (with the Gibson name burned into the head) which I bought new in '81. I paid about $850 Canadian for it then, but a couple of years later saw both the SG and the Les Paul versions for $650. It's not a great guitar. The body's too thin and light making it kind of 'neck-heavy'. It's nice for jumping around on stage with though. I've left mine unmodified, but the double-coil pickups that came with it are pretty lame.
: These guitars were taken out of production quite quickly as they were probably considered a mistake. Maybe if I hang on to mine, it might someday be worth something (maybe $850 Canadian??).

I would like to know if you like to sell your sg firebrand. I really love the guitar and I would pay whatever you ask. Really. thank you. Mike baron baronchampime@hotmail.com

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

: A friend let me borrow his "Gibson SG Firebrand". Did Gibson really make this guitar or is it a fake/hoax?
: The serial no. has it being made in 1980. I've never
: heard of such a guitar before now.

Yup. it's real. They also made Les Paul Firebrands
too.

It's variant of the '79 "The SG", which had a walnut
neck and body with a ebony fretboard. The neck had
the same width as a Les Paul In 1980 the SG Firebrand
came out; instead of walnut, mahogany was used, the
neck/fretboard was the same LP width with ebony. The
choice of finish was either natural or antique mahogany. I;ve never seen the antique finish, I;ve been
told it was mildly distressed.... The SG Firebrand
was renamed the SG Deluxe.

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

While we are on the topic. Gibson apparently also made some SG "Firebrand Deluxe" models which had a painted finish instead of bare wood. I've seen one on Ebay in a sunburst color, but has anyone ever seen a Silverburst?? I believe this would be the rare SG silverburst that I've heard tell of. Never even seen a picture of one though, so if anyone has one please submit.

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

: : A friend let me borrow his "Gibson SG Firebrand". Did Gibson really make this guitar or is it a fake/hoax?
: : The serial no. has it being made in 1980. I've never
: : heard of such a guitar before now.

:
: Yup. it's real. They also made Les Paul Firebrands
: too.

: It's variant of the '79 "The SG", which had a walnut
: neck and body with a ebony fretboard. The neck had
: the same width as a Les Paul In 1980 the SG Firebrand
: came out; instead of walnut, mahogany was used, the
: neck/fretboard was the same LP width with ebony. The
: choice of finish was either natural or antique mahogany. I;ve never seen the antique finish, I;ve been
: told it was mildly distressed.... The SG Firebrand
: was renamed the SG Deluxe.

Re: gibson: sg firebrand

About the SG Firebrand, they were labeled by Gibson as a ES 335 s. I am have been real
curious about these guitaa and have done some research
on them.The Firebrand SG was called a
ES 335 S and if yours is made from maple and has
Nickel hardware (like the tail peice) and has regular
humbuckers, etc, it is a (according to the Official
Gibson Manual):

ES-335 S STANDARD (ES-335 SOLID BODY) - double round cutaway maple body, black pickguard, mahogany
neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot
inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, 3 per side
tuners, nickel hardware, 2 "exposed" humbucker pickups, 2 volume/2 tone controls, mini switch (for coil tapping), 3 way
selector switch. Available in Natural and Sunburst finishes.
Mfd. 1980 to 1983.

If your model does not have a black pickgaurd it would
have the Mohogany body and most likey has a brass
nut. Here is what the Gibson manual says about
the Deluxe Firebrand SG style ES-335-S:

ES-335 S Deluxe - similar to the ES-335 S Standard,
except features a mahogany body, bound ebony
fingerboard, brass nut, TP-6 Fine Tuning tailpiece/tune-o-matic bridge, 2 Gibson "Dirty Finger" humbucking pickups. Mfd. 1980 to
1983.

This is according to the Gibson manual. I have also the manual for serial numbers and the 1st and 5th numbers give the year it was made. Most are from 1980 to 1983.

If you are sure it has the dirty finger pickups it has
to be the Deluxe model as listed above and then it
would have the mahogany body.

The Les Paul Series FireBrand did not really look like
a Les Paul either, but more like a Les Paul TV or
Studio LP (both were the lower end models.)
Firebrand was the name they gave them because the
Gibson Logo was burned on rather than an inlay or silk
screen..

Xhefri

Re: gibson: sg firebrand?

: : The Firebrand SG and "The SG" are the same guitar. They were made from 1979 to 1981. The only difference is,Gibson's name is a decal on "The SG" and on the Firebrand it is burnt into the wood, thus the firebrand name. I bought a 1980 "The SG" new and is still one of my favorite guitars. I have an origanal download of the first advertisment for this guitar and will send it to you. If your into hard rock and heavy metal, this is the guitar for you. Just try and find another one, they seem to be very rare. I have had mine for 21 years and have never seen another one. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions as I can probably answer them.

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