Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - March, 2002

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Advise me on buying a pickup

I own an old SG Gibson, and I want to change its old pickup for a new one, which I can get a better distortion sound of it. I also want the Gibson originality, therefore I don't want a seymor dunckun and stuff. Tell me what fits best for me. Thanx

Re: Advise me on buying a pickup

I would get the Gibson 498T or 490R humbucker. This is what they currently use for their Les Paul series. Very hot and fat, I have the Les Paul Studio and it rocks, it has those pickups.


Anybody that can help me find out any information on this Guitar I recently aquired would be really nice.
I have a Gibson/Epiphone Les Paul Guitar. The serial #'s don't seem to match anything I have found yet. They are located on the back of the body on the neck Bracket. It says "Handcrafted by Epiphone The Epiphone Company Nashville Tenn. USA." then under that the #'s are stamped, and they are "S5101396"
How do I find out the year and if there is anything special about it? What it's worth?


Write Gibson's consumer affairs department. If you go to, and follow link to contact them, you can explain what you have done here, and they will give you all the info you. I did this and they were very helpful. Good luck.


have a squire affinity tele,think ishould get ameican fender tele?

Re: telecaster

No question about it, American Deluxe Telecaster, one of the best guitars ever made. Clean crisp single coil twang. Some of the best songs/artist recorded with this guitar (Stairway to Heaven), Bruce Springstien, Pete Townsend, Keith Richards.....

Band members wanted!

I'm looking for some band members around the age of 13-15 etc if you play guitar and are interested in being in a band contact me at

Re: Band members wanted!

I am not interested, however, you may want to include your geographic location, it may help.

Re: Band members wanted!

Hey, I am 15 and looking for a band to play in. I play guitar and I have 2 guitars, and 2 amps to use. Im in the Dalles Ft.Worth area. If you are in my area E-mail me at
P.S. I do have skill.

Re: Band members wanted!

I have a lot of songs written i the styles of rock, alternative, punk, metal, hard rock etc.
Influences: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Hole, Rage Against The Machine.
For sale.

Re: Band members wanted!

Hey I'm 14 years old, I play guitar and I'm a female. Influences are Black Label Society, Nirvana, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Alice In Chains, Staind..just to name a few. I have a bunch of lryics written. I'm in the Chicago area.

Re: Band members wanted!

Hello my name is Adam and im a drummer of 2 years and im 17 years old and looking for some people to form a band with.
My favorite bands are The Ramones and Kiss, but im open to just about every kind of music except rap, hiphop is good also. you can e-mail me with any questions or if you just wnna get to know me first I live in the Round Rock Texas area.

Re: Band members wanted!

Hello my name is Adam and im a drummer of 2 years and im 17 years old and looking for some people to form a band with.
My favorite bands are The Ramones and Kiss, but im open to just about every kind of music except rap, hiphop is good also. you can e-mail me with any questions or if you just wanna get to know me first I live in the Round Rock Texas area.

Re: Band members wanted!

Im 15 and I play lead guitar in Leed/s Bradford area. ]
Good Luck.



Re: Band members wanted!

: I'm looking for some band members around the age of 13-15 etc if you play guitar and are interested in being in a band contact me at Huge Dave Matthews Band fan, John Mayer, crap load of otha influence...Guitarist of a few years, lookin for members to start band in Sprinfield, VA/ Northern VA area.

Re: Band members wanted!

Guitarist, playing for 7 yrs.

sound example of electric guitar

First of all excuse me for my bad english. My situation is that i have an cheap electric guitar (Strat Copy). If i surf through the internet i will find words like "twangy", "Strat Quack" or "hollow", describing the sound of an electric Guitar (modified Stratocaster). Can you give me sound examples (e.g. popular songs) which can be attached to the words above.


DigiTech RP200

Is it possible to get a *New DigiTech RP200 as low as $125.99? My family is having a shortage of money and i need lower prices for things.

Re: DigiTech RP200

: Is it possible to get a *New DigiTech RP200 as low as $125.99? My family is having a shortage of money and i need lower prices for things.

I just bought one today for 139.99. Almost everybody is willing to go 149.99.

Re: DigiTech RP200

: : Is it possible to get a *New DigiTech RP200 as low as $125.99? My family is having a shortage of money and i need lower prices for things.

: well, I bought mine on Jan 3, 2001 and paid $129.99(akron, OH) and i successfully recorded one full size album with it ( virgin label- selling great)- for samples go to
: I just bought one today for 139.99. Almost everybody is willing to go 149.99.

Les Paul GoldTop Serial Number Search

A friend of mine had a nice guitar stolen out of his house and luckily he had the serial number.
"SECOND 80881622"
How can I trace this Les Paul Custom using the serial numbers? What year it is.... and how much it is worth,
in excellent condition?

my les paul

I have a les paul and I dont know what year it is, it's serial number is 91572410. Its sunburst with more red than dark yellow. All of the parts are gold except the knobs used for the amp for volume. If you could help me out on what year my guitar is would be the best help
Dvie Miller


check out this site for endless info on guitar repairs etc,etc this guy knows his stuff,some great links regards b.j kenna australia

Guild finger board action?

Hello all,
I just bought a Guild JF55 via mail. The guitar is beautiful and sounds magnificent but action is a bit higher off the finger board than I had expected. Is this normal for this type of guitar? If not, can it be lowered and if so how do I find a good luthier to do it. These go for around $2000 and I wouldn't want an amature dressing frets or the bridge. Any info concerning this would be greatly appreciated. My Ovation 12 string has better action than this thing.

Re: Guild finger board action?

Hmm.I like Guild stuff.You could lower the saddles yourself without harming the axe.If you take it to an "Axe Tech.",ask him for a gind and polish.This will lower the frets a bit and prevents "tripping" when sliding up the neck.It'll also be easier to tune,since there won't be a lot of space between the fretboard and strings(when pressing).
Good Luck

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new guitar


im buying a guitar but since its my first id like to have some recommendations

id like to play hardcore punk and a little metal

is there any guitar that i should buy???
if there is a suggestion for an amp id love to have it


Yamaha FG-1500 guitar

I have a rather abused 1972 Yamaha FG 1500 accoustic guitar.
Still very playable. Wondering if it is worth repairing.
Anyone have any history on this great sounding instrument.

Re: Yamaha FG-1500 guitar corrected email

:Gave the wrong email address in the above post. Sorry

Re: Yamaha FG-1500 guitar corrected email

: :Gave the wrong email address in the above post. Sorry


I am japanese.
fg1500 is very poplar in japan.
it is worth repairing!!
If you would sell to me,I will try to repair.
Please mail me!

Thank you!

Re: Yamaha FG-1500 guitar corrected email

: :Gave the wrong email address in the above post. Sorry

hi if you dont want to i will how much do you want for it if you still have it

patches for boss gt 6

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Fender Foto Flame Stratocaster

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Vintage Kay for Sale

Mid 60's? Archtop w/one p/u. Works/Sounds great nice sunburst. Faded pickguard, missing logo on headstock. Chipboard case. Budget Jazzbox? Paid $200 5 years ago, $250 OBO. LA area. Email for pics & info. Thanks!

Very Nice Charvel for Sale

Mid 80's Charvel. H/S/S Floyd. Very Dark Green almost Black superfine sparkle. Excellent condition, bound headstock & neck, jumbo shark inlays & large script logo, sounds huge needs a home to shred in. Case is POS, but works. LA area. Very collectible, I am told. Email for pics & info. Thanks!

fast easy honest money

Honest Easy Money!!!!! : -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : THIS REALLY CAN MAKE YOU EASY MONEY!! IT WORKS!!! BUT YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW IT TO A LETTER FOR IT TO WORK!!!! : A little while back, I was browsing through newsgroups, just like you are now, and came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00! So I thought," Yeah, right, this must be a scam", but like most of us, I was curious, so I kept reading. : Anyway, it said that you send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and address stated in the article. You then place your own name and address in the bottom of the list at #6, and post the article in at least 200 newsgroups. (There are thousands) No catch, that was it. So after thinking it over, and talking to a few people first, I thought about trying it. I figured what have I got to lose except 6 stamps and $6.00, right? Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it : all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal! Then I invested the measly $6.00. Well GUESS WHAT!!... within 7 days, I started getting money in the mail! I was shocked! I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in. In my first week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the second week I had made a total of over $1,000.00! In the third week I had over $10,000.00 and it's still growing. This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it's still coming in rapidly. It's : certainly worth $6.00, and 6 stamps, I have spent more than that on the lottery!! : Let me tell you how this works and most importantly, why it works....also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW, so you can get the information off of it as you need it. STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the following on each piece of paper "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST." Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope to prevent thievery. Next, place one paper in each of the 6 envelopes and seal them. You should now have 6 sealed envelopes, each with a : piece of paper stating the above phrase, your name and address, and a $1.00 bill. What you are doing is creating a service by this. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses:

: #1) Grant : P.O.Box 703394 : New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170
: #2) Lisa : 57 Hampton Oaks Drive : Hampton, GA 30228
: #3) A. Furman : 8747 bay parkway, apt 2c : Brooklyn, NY 11214
: #4) Travis P.O. Box 815 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
: #5) S. Tubbs 740 Westbrooke Village Apt #C, Manchester, MO 63021
:#6) Redeye Zhanrax 727 Thorn St. Mtn. Home, AR 72653
: STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on the list. STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as close to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 200 newsgroups. (I think there are close to 24,000 groups) All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you make! ---DIRECTIONS -----HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS------------ Step 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and drag your : cursor to the bottom of this document, and select 'copy' from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computers memory.
Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your cursor at the top of the blank page. From the 'edit' menu select 'paste'. This will paste a copy of the letter into notepad so that you can add your name to the list.
Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If you want to do your postings in different sittings, you'll always have this file to go back to.
: Step 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various newsgroups (on-line : forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.) Step 5) Visit these message boards and post this article as a new message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, click the post message button. You're done with your first one!
: Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you have to do is jump to different newsgroupes and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup! **REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE!! BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200** That's it! You will begin reciving money from around the world within days! You may eventually wany to rent a P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to use, as : long as the postman will deliver it. **JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.** : Now the WHY part: Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a very low example). So then I made $5.00 with my name at #6 on the letter. Now, each of the 5 persons who just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 200 postings, each with my name at #5 and only 5 persons respond to each of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for me, now those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only 5 replies each, I will bring in an additional : $125.00! Now, those 125 persons turn around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at #3 and only receive 5 replies each, I will make an additional $626.00! OK, now here is the fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200 letters with my name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that just made me $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message to 200 newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons per 200 newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With a original investment of only $6.00! AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the list, you just take the latest posting in the newsgroups, and send out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting your name at number 6 again. And start posting again. The thing to remember is, do you realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the internet and reading these articles everyday, JUST LIKE YOU are now!! So can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works?? I think so... People have said, "what if the plan is played out and no one sends you : the money? So what! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons of new honest users and new honest people who are joining the internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every day, with thousands of those joining the actual internet. Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will work.

Re: fast easy honest money

You idiot

Re: slow reading spam/scam, don't bother

Re: fast easy honest money

| Subject: Make Money Now!!!
| The Message:
Dear Friends: Greetings: I am a retired attorney. A few years ago a man came to me with a letter. He asked me to verify the fact that this was legal to do. I told him I would review it and get back to him. When I first read the letter my client brought me, I thought it was some "off-the-wall" idea to make money. A week and a half later we met in my office to discuss the issue. I told him the letter he originally brought me was not 100% legal. My client then asked me to alter it to make it perfectly legal. I asked him to make one small change in the letter. I was still curious about the letter, so he explained to me how it works. I thought it seemed like a long shot, so I decided against participating. But before my client left, I asked him to keep me updated on his results. About two months later, he called me to tell me he had received over $800,000 in cash. I didn't believe him, so he asked me to try this idea and find out for myself. I thought about it for a couple of days and decided I really didn't have anything to lose, so I asked him for a copy of the letters. I followed the instructions exactly, mailed 200 copies, and sure enough, the money started coming in! It arrived slowly at first, but coming. I kept a precise record of the earnings, and in the end, it totaled $978,493! I could hardly believe it. I met with my friend for lunch to find out exactly how it worked. He told me there are quite a few similar letters around, but this one is different because there are six names at the end of the letter, not five like some others. This fact alone results in your name being in far more returns. The other fact was the help I gave him, making sure the whole thing was legal, since no one wants to take the risk of doing something illegal.

: By now you are surely curious to know what small changes to make. If you sent a letter like this one out, in order to be completely legal, you must actually sell something in order to receive a dollar in return. So when you send a dollar to each of the names on the list, you must include these words, "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST" and include your name and address. This is the key to the program. The item you will receive for the dollar you sent to the six people below is the letter.

: At the time I first tried this idea, I was earning a good living as a lawyer. But everyone in the legal profession will tell you there is a lot of stress that comes with the job. I told myself if things worked out, I would retired from my practice and play golf. I decided to try the letter again, but this time I sent 500 copies. Three months later , I had totaled $2,341,178!

: Here are a few reasons a person might give for not trying this program: Ø Some people think they can never make a lot of money with anything this simple. Ø Some are afraid they will be ridiculed for trying Ø Some dream of large sums of money, but do nothing to actually achieve it. Ø Some are just plain lazy. Ø Some are afraid of losing their investment. They think this program is designed to beat them out of a few dollars.

: The system works if you will just try it. But you must follow the simple instructions exactly, and in less than three months, you will receive $800,000 GUARANTEED! Keep what you are doing to yourself for awhile. Many will tell you it won`t work and will try to talk you out of your dreams. Let them know of your success after it works.
: My name is David Rhodes. In 1992 my car was repossessed and bill collectors were housing my. I was laid off and my unemployment ran out. In October of 1992, I received a letter telling me how to earn $800,000 anytime I wanted. Of course, I was skeptical. But because I was so desperate and virtually had nothing to lose, I gave it a try. In January 1993, my family and I went on a 10-day cruise. The next month I bought a brand new Mercedes with cash! I am currently building a home in Virginia and I will never have to work again. This money program really works perfectly every time. I have never failed to receive less than $500,000. This is a legitimate, money-making opportunity. It does not require you to sell anything or to come in contact with people. And , best of all, you only leave the house to mail the letters. If you have always believed that someday you would get the lucky break, then simply follow the instructions and make dreams come true.

: Larry McMahon, Norfolk, VA Six months ago, I received this letter and ignored it. Five more came within a period of time and I ignored them also. I was tempted, but I was convinced that they were just a Hoax. After three weeks of deliberating, I decided to give it a try ( not expecting much ). Two weeks went by and nothing happened. The fourth week was unbelievable! I cant say I received $800,000 but I received $400,000. For the first time in years, I am debt free. I am doing this again, only this time starting with 500 post. I strongly recommend that you follow the instructions exactly as outlined in this letter.

: INSTRUCTIONS 1. Immediately send $1.00 to each of the six people on the list at the end of this letter. Wrap the dollar bill in a note saying " Please add me to your mailing list" and include your name and address.
: 2. Copy this letter. You do not have to type it 200 times. Simply place your cursor at the top of the page, hold it and drag it all the way down to the end of the letter. Then click on "edit" and select "copy". Now open up a notepad file on your computer and put the cursor at the top of the page in the notepad, click on 'edit' and then select 'paste' it will copy the letter for you onto your computer.
: 3. Remove the name next to the #1 on the list and move the rest of the names up one position (#2 becomes #1, #3 becomes #2, etc…..) Then place your name in the #6 position. Then save it, make sure it is saved as a txt. file.
: 4. When you have completed the instructions, take this letter and then go to (Google,Yahoo,...) and type in (Making Money Massege board,or post massege,...)and start posting your copy to 200 message boards,or more this is only the minimum, you can post as much as you like...The more copies you send the better the results. Keep a copy of this letter so you can use it a second time. Post it out again in six months, but Post it with the addresses you receive with each dollar. It will work better the second time. NOTE: This service is 100% legal - (Refer to title 18 section 1302 of the U.S. Postal & lottery laws)
: How does it work? When you send out 200 Posts, it is estimated that at least 15 people will respond and send you a $1.00. ($15.00) Those 15 will Post 200 Posts each and 225 people send you $1.00 ($225.00) Those 225 people Post 200 Posts each and 3,375 people send you $1.00 ($3,375.00) Those 3,375 post 200 posts each and 759,375 people send you $1.00 ($759,375.00) At this point your name drops off the list, but so far you have received $813,615.00. P.S. When your money begins to come in, give the first 10% to charity with spirit and share a good fortune!
: 1. P. Ortner 29 Briarlee Dr. Tonawanda, NY 14150

:2. Heidi Young 7409 StHwy 206 Sidney Center NY13839
:3. A. Goodman 425 Vineyard Dr. Salisbury, NC 28146
4. B. Hume 3460 Kensington Detroit, MI 48224
5. S. Hummons 2834 Forest Grove Ave Dayton, OH 45406
6.Monica Brewer P.O. Box 7571 Richmond, Virginia 23231

: This really really works,I tried it once and I'm doing it again, first to be honest I only posted 145 posts and I didn't recive alot only 6,689.00$ in 3 months,at least this means that it realy works ,so this time I'm posting 604 posts and I've got so far in 2 month 15,640.00$ this is realy like a dream come true. So go on and try it trust me you've got nothing to lose....

: important tip - Cover money by paper fully by which it can not been seen in light , because postal employees do some cheat some times....ok

1960 Hagström DeLuxe... worth?

I am the owner of a Hagström guitar of model DeLuxe from 1960. I'm wondering how much it could be worth? (It's also said that Elvis P once did own this one)

Re: 1960 Hagström DeLuxe... worth?

: I am the owner of a Hagström guitar of model DeLuxe from 1960. I'm wondering how much it could be worth? (It's also said that Elvis P once did own this one)

Sell me it......i have $$$$$$$$$

Washburn DM2000s, INFO!

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Custom '54 or Fat '50

Maybe you guys can help me out with this next question: I have a Fender Strat with an swamp ash body, equiped with Van Zandt Blues pickups. These pickups have way too much middle.

What I'm looking for now is a set of Fender pickups that sound more like the new Fender Time Machines i.c more vintage. My question is: which pickups are more close to the pickups used in the new Fender Time Machines: the Fender Custom 54 or the Faf 50? Maybe there are more alternaitives?

In the meantime, take care

Derringer/Marriott/Gallagher/ Trower book release

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Bass tremolo

Does any body know of a company that make Bass Tremolo Bridges.

Re: Bass tremolo

: Does any body know of a company that make Bass Tremolo Bridges.

Bassist Randy Coven uses them a lot, so maybe if you visit his site you could ask him. It's

String Skipper

Re: Bass tremolo

hipshot and kahler
i dunno about kahler but you can buy the hipshots off thier site,

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