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Re: Gibson ES 175cc, Charlie Christian PU,1979 How to sell

: How much? Where are you? Any pics? I may be interested.

: : Seeking advice on the best way to sell a 1979 Gibson

Hi,
You might consider to sell it to me.
I'll pay 2000.00 usd excl. shipping for it.
Richard

Guld Electric

I’m wondering if you can help me find a Guild electric, produced in the mid-80’s I think. I think it was maybe part of the X family. It was cream with black trim; the body shape was kind of a mix between an Explorer and the X-79. The odd part was it had triangular shapes cut out of the body, and I think even one in the head.

dreadnaught style acoustic guitar blueprints

can anyone tell me where I can order plans for a dreadnaught style acoustic D18 guitar????

Bass Amp vs Guitar Amp

ALright, so is it really that bad if you use an electric guitar on a bass amp?...they're basically the same only the bass is capable of throwing out lower tones right?

Re: Bass Amp vs Guitar Amp

Well there is more to it than that because the guitar amps are built to shape the tone of the guitar in a pleasing way-- if done right. That is why Rivera amps and say a Carr amp sound different, they are acheiving different great guitar tones, and reacting to the guitars signal in different ways.

From what I understand you won't damage a bass amp playing a guitar through it-- but I've also been told that bass through guitar amp is a bad bad thing, but the tone, overdrive, subtle compression from the tubes, and the eq settings won't be what a guitar wants to see in an amp.

Re: Bass Amp vs Guitar Amp

the tone shapes are different and playing a guitar through a bass head wont do any thing except give it that chunky ballsy sound and the other way will work to you just have to watch your volume and have a thin bass tone ive been gigging my bass through a 60s silvertone guitar head for a couple years at with an eq pedal and it still none the less for wear the newer stuff is crap just remember that and the heavier the better

Hohner Professional The Prinz

Hello, im looking for a Hohner Professional The Prinz guitar. please let me know if you want to sell, Thank you!

looking for a guitarist who can play in the DC,MD,VA, area

I am looking for a guitar player who can get the job done. If you are interested hit me on my email: oaktree20042003@yahoo.com

Silvertone

Silvertone

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Fernandes Sustainer

Anybody out there have a schematic diagram to fit a Fernandes sustainer to a guitar with two humbuckers and with 1 Volume and 1 Tone Pot...?

Re: Fernandes Sustainer

: Anybody out there have a schematic diagram to fit a Fernandes sustainer FSK-401 kit...?

Wiring problem with Jackson DR

I've got a Jackson Dinky Reverse with HSS pickup configuration - the humbucker in the bridge position has a very weak signal - anyone have any suggestions or know where I can get a wiring diagram to fix it? Thanks in advance!

Re: Wiring problem with Jackson DR

: I've got a Jackson Dinky Reverse with HSS pickup configuration - the humbucker in the bridge position has a very weak signal - anyone have any suggestions or know where I can get a wiring diagram to fix it? Thanks in advance!

Try This link!
it work out just fine with my RR3
greetz
luke at www.TheGuardian.be

Guitar appraisal

Hello, I own a Gibson Accoustic Classical Guitar. It was given to me by my grandfather 13 years ago. On the inside of the sound hole there is a sticker stateing that the guitar was made in Kalamazoo,Mich and the serial number is 830606 .All I know is that it was made either in 1966 or 1969. Im just curious to see if there is any more information about this guitar and if it is worth something. Thank you for your help!!

Re: Guitar appraisal

: Hello, I own a Ovation Adamas Guitar. It is a graphite acoustic with a bilt in pick-up. The serial number is 1881-nb5 6997. How much is it worth Thank you for your help!!

Re: Guitar appraisal

: : HELLO I OWN A 1965 FENDER TELECATER SERIAL NUMBER IS S814870 HOW MUCH IS THIS WORTH. IT IS ALL ORIGANAL AND IS MADE BEFORE FENDER WAS BOUGHT BY CBS

Re: Guitar appraisal

i have a concert spanish guitar inside it is written
jose perez concert spanish guitar ,london.
it is about 40yrs old.
what would be its price?

Re: Guitar appraisal

: Hello,
I am an owner of a 12 string Alvarez acoustic guitar. I have no idea what the serial number or the model number is but it has special, what looks to be like sterling silver keys and bindings do you have any idea of what it may be worth???

Re: Guitar appraisal

: Hello, I own a Gibson SG the serial number on the back of the headstock is 623684. Im not sure what year or anything it is but its all original equiptment, the pearl inlays are rectangle, not trapezoid, the tuning pegs are three on each side. Thank you very much for your help.

Re: Guitar appraisal

I just picked up a dean guitar sn # E817991 in ment condition can I get a ball park price and some history from the serial number thanks

Re: Guitar appraisal

I have an, about 20 year old Fender F-240 acoustic guitar in near mint condition and i was wondering how much it would be worth.

Re: Guitar appraisal

hey, hows it going guys i need help with this one. I have a late 1940,s jumbo gretch, Ivory inlays, numbered,but cant make out numbers only 500 made

Re: Guitar appraisal

: Hello, I own a old Martin nylon string guitar. It was my fathers and it has been past on to me. He found it while helping a friend renovate an apartment complex, I don't have any info except the serial number (10514) and date (I believe it was built in the early 1900's around 1905 or so). I am intrested in the name of the body style and worth. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks for your time.

Robbie Loud Rants

Those of you familiar with Ebay might enjoy teh Robbie Rants" page

www.robbieloud.net

Cheers!

RL

Hagstrom Guitar Site

Hi,

If you are interested in Hagstrom gutiars you might enjoy this site!

www,hagstromcanada.com

R.

Re: Hagstrom Guitar Site CORRECTION!!

: Hi,

: If you are interested in Hagstrom gutiars you might enjoy this site!

www.hagstromcanada.com

: R.

Your opinion from Woody Guitars please.....

Have you ever heard Finnish guitars? Please let me know about what you think these guitars.
www.woodyguitars.com

i need those powerful metal sounds from my boss gt-6

hi i just bought my gt-6 3 weeks ago, it really rocks but sometimes when i play metal i cant seem to get that powerful compact metal effect. i tried makin my own but just couldnt, pls anyone help me to sound like death , children of bodom or dimebag.

Teisco Del Rey Model EP-8T

Teisco Del Rey Model EP-8T

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wanna free songs

wanna free songs

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Re: wanna free songs

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1-RUN RABBIT RUN (EMINEM)
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WHITE 80's VINTAGE MARSHALL MINI STACK

I have a real vintage, nearly mint 80's white Marshall Lead 12 mini stack. I'm looking for interesting trades on guitars or other stuff like a real Fender Strat guitar neck. This was recently valued at the local vintage dealer at $400.

help me!

I have been playing guitar for about two months now, I have messed around with the settings for my amplifier but can't seem to get the sound I want. I have a squire 15??? It has volume, gain, master, treble, mid, and bass. Each of them go to ten. What settings do I need for a clean sound. and how do I distort the sound?
---------------------------thanks James

Re: help me!

:
: I have been playing guitar for about two months now, I have messed around with the settings for my amplifier but can't seem to get the sound I want. I have a squire 15??? It has volume, gain, master, treble, mid, and bass. Each of them go to ten. What settings do I need for a clean sound. and how do I distort the sound?
: ---------------------------thanks James

Set the amp up for your clean sound, and get a distortion pedal to take care of the crunch.

Then, when you want distortion, you just kick the pedal on, and, hey presto! Easier than trying to change your amp settings half way through a song!!

Parts for harmony guitar

I need some ferrils for a harmony rocket guitar(ca 1966)These are the washer/bushing type inserts that go into the holes where the tuning machines are mounted. Could use other parts or guitar that is good for parts. Thank you.

bill
bilvik@earthlink.net

Re: Parts for harmony guitar

: I need some ferrils for a harmony rocket guitar(ca 1966)These are the washer/bushing type inserts that go into the holes where the tuning machines are mounted. Could use other parts or guitar that is good for parts. Thank you.

Hey Bill,
I may have some. I just need a picture of which ones you have. Do they look like a nut on the top or are they round?
Bill

: bill
: bilvik@earthlink.net

Re: Parts for harmony guitar

have you checked out stewart macDonald, the may be able to lead you in the right direction, the helped me when i need a left hand nut for a 89 Left handed gibson
LP

: Hey Bill,
: I may have some. I just need a picture of which ones you have. Do they look like a nut on the top or are they round?
: Bill

: : bill
: : bilvik@earthlink.net

Re: Parts for harmony guitar

Hey, I have what I believe is a '66 Harmony Archtop that's missing a pickguard. Do any of you know where I can find a replacement one, or happen to have the dimensions so that i can fabricate one? The model number is: 1213. If anybody has one and can send me a scan of it in it's original size, that'd be really helpful. My email is thechase@rogers.com Thanks!

Re: Parts for harmony guitar

: I need some ferrils for a harmony rocket guitar(ca 1966)These are the washer/bushing type inserts that go into the holes where the tuning machines are mounted. Could use other parts or guitar that is good for parts. Thank you.

i am looking for a bridge for a harmony stratatone
Thanks Chopper

: bill
: bilvik@earthlink.net

I have an electric guitar site in spanish

I have an electric guitar site in spanish.
It´s located en http://www.economico.cl
more especifically in http://www.economico.cl/template1/

Re: I have an electric guitar site in spanish

good

Pricing an older VHT amp???

I have a 1996 VHT Pittbul 50 watt 1x12 combo amp but I can't find anywhere that helps me attain a value of the amp. Any insights would be helpful.

GIBSON SG???

I HAVE BEEN WANTING A GIBSON SG FOR A WHILE I WAS WONDERING WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD YEAR AND PRICE RANGE FOR THAT YEAR,AND THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BUYING A SG THANKS, OH AND MAYBE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOME SGS THANKS ALOT!!

Re: GIBSON SG???

I got a Gibson SG Special Faded a few months ago (maybe about a year ago), and it still amazes me. I bought it new for $550, plus a bunch of accessories (if you buy an SG, which I highly recommend, you should buy strap locks, or it will slip out of the straps and onto the floor, which is bad, although SG does stand for Solid Guitar, and rightly so), and it was about the best purchase I've ever made. I wasn't sure if I made the right choice at first - I loved the tone, and the look, but it didn't play all that great. But then I got it set up at a good shop close to me, and since then it plays like a dream. Seriously. Since then, I got it set up with heavier strings. I just took it in today to maybe get it set up again, but mostly 'cuz I was worried that the neck was drying out (it's really dry in my apartment), and the guy told me it probably didn't need another set up, just some lemon oil on the neck and some new strings - he could tell I'd been playing it a lot lately because the strings were rusted from rubbing on the frets or something. The last guitar I owned was a Fender Squier, and I never played it because it was such a poorly-crafted piece of shit, it was more frustrating than fun playing it. I can't guarantee that you'll play guitar more if you buy an SG, but I played about twice a month when I had the Fender Squire, and I play almost every day now that I have a Gibson SG. I'm looking into replacing the pickups - they sound really good, but the pickups on SG Specials don't come with covers, and I think I want a 498T for the lead pickup, which is what most SGs, including the Standard, come with.
First, I would say don't be afraid to buy a used SG. Really, they only sound and play better with age, so if you don't mind some scuffs and scratches, look around for a good used SG. That said, I paid less for my guitar than I probably would have spent for a used SG - for some reason, the SG Special is a lot cheaper than other SGs. The differences are mostly cosmetic - the Special doesn't come with bindings, but I talked to a guy at a guitar shop and he told me that the bindings are only cosmetic - they look nice, but they don't really change the way the guitar plays or sounds. The pickups don't come with covers either - again, I think the difference is mostly cosmetic, but in this case I think covers would be nice - they look better, and occasionally my high e string gets caught on the neck pickup, something that wouldn't happen if I had pickups with covers.
I know this is long-winded, but just one more thing - don't buy an Epiphone, or an SG knockoff. Most Epiphones don't have set necks, and so the sustain pretty much sucks, unless you get lucky and find one that has a neck that was bolted on really well. Also, the craftsmanship and electronics on USA Gibsons are top-notch. They don't set them up very well out of the factory, but for $20 or $25, you can take it to a trustworthy guitar shop and have them set it up right.

The SG looks like a million bucks and sounds even better, take it from this satisfied customer.

Re: GIBSON SG???

A '78 Gibson for $450? "Like new in condition"? Holy shit, did you get an incredible deal. More like winning the lottery than getting a bargain. The place I go to get my guitar set up was selling a USED Gibson SG Standard (probably made around 1995 or 2000) for $1,000 ; older (like 60's or 70's) used guitars, especially something like a Gibson SG, are often considered "vintage," so guitar shops tend to sell them for more than what it would cost new, ESPECIALLY if they're in great condition, like it sounds like yours is. Was it made in '78, or is it a '78 reissue? Either way, you got a bargain.
The Gibson SG Special Faded may be $769.98 in the catalog you looked at, but at least in Minneapolis, you would have a hard time finding anywhere selling it for more than $600 or so. Also, as far as the "faded" part, the gimmick is that the guitar is supposed to look older quicker, like you've been playing it for years when you've really only been playing it for months, kinda like when they were selling Levi's jeans by telling people they would look broken in after just a few washes. I've had my SG Special Faded for almost half a year, and it still looks like it did when I bought it, but I figure it will start to "fade" pretty soon, not that it really matters that much to me one way or the other. I read something on some website where someone was reviewing the Gibson SG Special Faded, the guy said that John Lennon (or maybe it was Paul McCartney) stripped the varnish off, and afterwards his guitar had a "warmer tone," but I can't verify that - I imagine the pickups change the tone a lot more than the finish. Someday maybe I'll put some "gloss laquer finish" or something on it, but for now I'm more than happy with it, and don't care if/when it looks worn.
My basic understanding is, with the Special Faded, they skimp on all the stuff that is "cosmetic" - the finish (again, no "gloss laquer finish"), the bindings (no bindings), fingerboard may be left over from some other SG (I understand mine was left over from the SG Gothic, so it has half-moons, which I think is kinda cool - whatever fingerboard it sells with is probably quality), the pickups (same basic pickups, but the coils, or whatever, are covered with paper instead of whatever they usually protect them with - doesn't affect the tone or play whatsoever), and "Gibson" is a decal on the headstock instead of embossed. Still made in the USA, with the same electronics, and (I think) the same craftsmanship as any other Gibson SG.
Something to keep in mind - the Epis don't come with the same pickups that the USA Gibsons do. The Epi I played, I still really liked its tone, so if you like the tone and the craftsmanship of an Epi, and you like how it plays, Epis will definitely be cheaper, but I would still suggest you go USA Gibson, including used, as long as you can afford it, and you plan on treating it well. Whatever you decide, good luck, I hope you enjoy playing as much as I do with my SG!

Re: GIBSON SG???

where did you buy one that cheap?

Re: GIBSON SG???

where do you dudes get your gibsons so cheap?

Re: GIBSON SG???

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Re: GIBSON SG???

: : I have an Epiphone SG Special that is Vintage red. I bought it for $270.00 almost new at a pawn shop. It payed nice, there was nothing wrong with it and it wasn't even scratched.
: Well I bought it a few months ago and I want to sell it. How much would I sell it for, or should I sell it for? I'm thinking about selling it to a pawn shop. How much do you think they'd buy it for? Thanx.

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