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Gibson SG

Hi there great website!

Last year I bod a Gibson SG from an old woman, very vintage, very used, great sound.. Begin 70's the guitar just appear in her basement(strange story)

Any way.. I'm not sure of the date of manufacture and what the value is. serial #280076

please..someone help me out!

Many thanks
Tony
(Rotterdam/The Netherlands)

Re: Gibson SG

Hi Tom

Dating Gibson SG's is difficult from just the serial number. Yours was made either in 1965, or 1973, 74, or 75.

You need to look at the individual features of the guitar as well in order to narrow the range down.

If it's a 65, it's worth much more than the 73, 74 or 75. Value depends entirely on condition and the exact model.

Can't be more specific without a pic, sorry!

Owners Manuel 488 Portastudio Mk2

Looking for a Manuel for 488 PortaStudio by Tascam

Re: Owners Manuel 488 Portastudio Mk2

: Looking for a Manuel for 488 PortaStudio by Tascam

Re: Owners Manuel 488 Portastudio Mk2

is there a way to download the manual for the 488 portastudio instead of buying it.. thank-you gary

Value of Guild guitar

I have a blonde savoy serial 15347 ? Its in perfect condition. I think 1954? /

Re: 1966 t 100 guild guitar

Ii s in mint condition...thats the t 100 cutaway ..

Giannini steel string guitar repair

Hi
Does anyone out ther know where I can get some minor repairs done on a Giannini Steel string Guitar, I 'am in the nyc area. any help would be greatly appreciated.
John Rizzo

anybody got any tips on a floating tremlo

any one got any tips on gettin a floating tremlo in tune quickly?
i have a washburn with a floyd rose floating trem on lt.it takes me hours to get the thing in tune,but once its in its great.but as strings brake and have to be changed every so often i ddred having to set it up again coz i know im gona be doin for hours.
so if any 1 has any good tips on how to set the tuning up any quiker it would be much appereciated

Re: anybody got any tips on a floating tremlo

:
: any one got any tips on gettin a floating tremlo in tune quickly?
: i have a washburn with a floyd rose floating trem on lt.it takes me hours to get the thing in tune,but once its in its great.but as strings brake and have to be changed every so often i ddred having to set it up again coz i know im gona be doin for hours.
: so if any 1 has any good tips on how to set the tuning up any quiker it would be much appereciated

I just got my first guitar with a floyd rose type trem and I was a little shocked also at how long it took to tune it. The first time I did I must have been really involved in looking at the tuning knobs on the head because after it was tuned I noticed the brigde at a 45 degree angle to the guitar body! Anyway, I tried later to pay attention to what happens when you tune it and have come up with a procedure that now takes about 15 minutes and I hope it helps. The main thing to remember is make 'little' adjustments. Don't try to get it in perfect tune right away. Just try to keep everythin as 'even' as possible. I start by loosening the lock-downs at the nut and back the fine tuners almost all the way out at the bridge. Then I loosen the strings all the way so there is no tension. I have to keep going back over strings I already loosened because they get tight again as you loosen additional strings. Next I'll start to tighten the strings as evenly as possible by the tuning pegs on the head. I'm not really worried about tuning yet as much as trying to get the strings to where they just start to get tight. Just to balance the bridge I'll start with lower E, then high E, then B, then A. Now the tuning begins. I hope you have an electronic tuner because I can't imagine doing this without one. I saw a freeware one on tucows.com from http://www.bincsoft.com/. I don't know how good it is. There are a few others there also.
At this point, in my opinion, there's really no sense in tring to get the strings in perfect tune yet because as soon as you tighten another string the bridge lifts up and the rest of the strings go flat. I just try to get within a fret or two or even more (in the same direction of course, like flat) at the beginning. I think the main goal here is to try to get them 'evenly tense'. I'll go the the next string, get within a few frets or so and go back to the first and retune it because it probably went flat. From this point on I'm going to the next string in no particular order and basically trying to keep them even. You especially want to check all strings 'often' to see if you have one 'way off' especially sharp because if you loosen the sharp one all the rest go in the right direction (sharp) which is really helpful. After I tune a string I go back and retune all the ones I have already done. Once I get them all close it starts to get fun because things actually work. I'LL make A MINOR adjustment in the right direction without trying to get the string in exact tune because that will throw out the rest even more. I just keep doing this over and over and sooner or later it's in tune! Oh yeah, when you're tuning look at the bridge every so often to make sure it's not getting way out of level with the guitar body. From what I've read as long as your guitar is set up correctly and you haven't changed string guage or anything major like that since it worked before, you should come out with a level bridge.

OVATION BRIDGE ADJUSTMENT

IVE BOUGHT A OVATION CELEBRITY
DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY TIPS ON LOWERING
THE ACTION ON THIS BASTARD (CHEERS)

wasburn d31s

I have a washburn d31s, all I can find on the net is that this has quilted maple sides, mine does not It seems older than that version Serial #842400 . Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar?

MARSHALL ARTISTE 1974

MARSHALL ARTISTE 1974

This popular thread has been given its own page : MARSHALL ARTISTE 1974

OVATION CRACKED! My husband and I are just sick..!! msg

For many many years my husband's dream was to own an Ovation Legend 12 string acoustic electric. I was able to buy him a new one about five years ago. (I paid about $1200.00) We have five children and our life has been pretty busy so there was always the excuse with regard to time and lessons when it came to him playing it. I have recently decided to take violin lessons and it has made him want to take lessons on his Ovation...HOWEVER...when he went to take it out of the case,,,,he realized it was cracked. The crack runs along a very straight line from the end of the guitar to the beginning of the bridge and then no further.
He was so very sick about this that he did not tell me for a week! When he did..I wished he hadn't ..it just broke my heart and I could see from the look on his face that he is just sick about it. He has been babying it with a guitar humidifier and it has caused it to close some and we are also running a humidifier in our loft, which is where the guitar was stored. He owns 3 other guitars, 2 of which are lower end Ovations that have no cracking and ironically were the only ones that were NOT in the case.

Could someone here be so VERY kind as to give us some instruction as to getting it repaired? We want to be sure and send it to someone who knows what they are doing.

I have finally gotten him to realize that if you wait until everything in your life is just a certain way in order to play...then you never will. Now he is ready and I would just love to surprise him by having it fixed.

Thanks so much for your help!

Deb S

Re: OVATION CRACKED! My husband and I are just sick..!! msg

: For many many years my husband's dream was to own an Ovation Legend 12 string acoustic electric. I was able to buy him a new one about five years ago. (I paid about $1200.00) We have five children and our life has been pretty busy so there was always the excuse with regard to time and lessons when it came to him playing it. I have recently decided to take violin lessons and it has made him want to take lessons on his Ovation...HOWEVER...when he went to take it out of the case,,,,he realized it was cracked. The crack runs along a very straight line from the end of the guitar to the beginning of the bridge and then no further.
: He was so very sick about this that he did not tell me for a week! When he did..I wished he hadn't ..it just broke my heart and I could see from the look on his face that he is just sick about it. He has been babying it with a guitar humidifier and it has caused it to close some and we are also running a humidifier in our loft, which is where the guitar was stored. He owns 3 other guitars, 2 of which are lower end Ovations that have no cracking and ironically were the only ones that were NOT in the case.

: Could someone here be so VERY kind as to give us some instruction as to getting it repaired? We want to be sure and send it to someone who knows what they are doing.

: I have finally gotten him to realize that if you wait until everything in your life is just a certain way in order to play...then you never will. Now he is ready and I would just love to surprise him by having it fixed.

: Thanks so much for your help!

: Deb S

I have had the same problem.Description of crack is exactly the same on my Martin D1. I own a Gibson Hummingbird (1970) and a less expensive Alvarez classical model 4103. Live in west Texas (dry climate). Never used a humidifier. Neither cracked.
The Martin has cracked. I called martin customer service. Guitar has lifetime warranty. Wasn't sure what Martin would do. Long story short. Guitar is now in Nazareth, Pa.. The company has looked at crack and has agreed to repair at no charge to me. I only pay shipping. Hope this information helps. Contact Ovation or Kaman Customer service. Should have phone no. or email address with your paperwork you got when purchased. Plead your case and send it back. Hope they are as ageeable as Martin has been. GOOD LUCK

David! Thanks so much for this info. Per your advice...msg

I have emailed Kaman (Ovation) and hope to hear from them soon. If they give me any static...I'll just tell em next time I'll talk my hubby into a Martin! LOL

Incidentally my husband's name is David...great name!

We are in Oklahoma....western...so I bet our climate is about the same!

Thanks again SO MUCH! I also got your email and will let you know as well as anyone here what comes out of this. Hopefully we will be as fortunate as it appears you have been!

Deb S
http://www.debsprouse.com

Re: OVATION CRACKED! My husband and I are just sick..!! msg

: : For many many years my husband's dream was to own an Ovation Legend 12 string acoustic electric. I was able to buy him a new one about five years ago. (I paid about $1200.00) We have five children and our life has been pretty busy so there was always the excuse with regard to time and lessons when it came to him playing it. I have recently decided to take violin lessons and it has made him want to take lessons on his Ovation...HOWEVER...when he went to take it out of the case,,,,he realized it was cracked. The crack runs along a very straight line from the end of the guitar to the beginning of the bridge and then no further.
: : He was so very sick about this that he did not tell me for a week! When he did..I wished he hadn't ..it just broke my heart and I could see from the look on his face that he is just sick about it. He has been babying it with a guitar humidifier and it has caused it to close some and we are also running a humidifier in our loft, which is where the guitar was stored. He owns 3 other guitars, 2 of which are lower end Ovations that have no cracking and ironically were the only ones that were NOT in the case.

: : Could someone here be so VERY kind as to give us some instruction as to getting it repaired? We want to be sure and send it to someone who knows what they are doing.

: : I have finally gotten him to realize that if you wait until everything in your life is just a certain way in order to play...then you never will. Now he is ready and I would just love to surprise him by having it fixed.

: : Thanks so much for your help!

: : Deb S

: I have had the same problem.Description of crack is exactly the same on my Martin D1. I own a Gibson Hummingbird (1970) and a less expensive Alvarez classical model 4103. Live in west Texas (dry climate). Never used a humidifier. Neither cracked.
: The Martin has cracked. I called martin customer service. Guitar has lifetime warranty. Wasn't sure what Martin would do. Long story short. Guitar is now in Nazareth, Pa.. The company has looked at crack and has agreed to repair at no charge to me. I only pay shipping. Hope this information helps. Contact Ovation or Kaman Customer service. Should have phone no. or email address with your paperwork you got when purchased. Plead your case and send it back. Hope they are as ageeable as Martin has been. GOOD LUCK

Dear Deb
My 1975 Ovation Custom Balladeer has the same problem. I glued some splints in and the crack has gotten no worse. Any decent Luthier can do this for you and it will be fine. A couple years ago the bridge pulled off my Applause mandolin which i had purchased used from ebay. I contacted Kaman industry ( who makes both applause and Ovation) and they had me return it through a dealer ( Axe Haven music ) Long story short they sent me a brand new Mandolin. Moral of the story, try Kaman first. I paid a total of $5 to ship the mandolin through Axe Haven.
Peace
Jim

piece of because of you by keith martin

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Re: piece of because of you by keith martin

pls if you have the chords and lyrics of the song because of you. pls ineed it ASAP!

Re: piece of because of you by keith martin

pls if you have the chords and lyrics of the song because of you. pls ineed it ASAP!

My Yamaha

I've got a cherry red yamaha SG 1300, its excellent condition but am having trouble selling it as some are telling me that it is only desirable to a real collector.
Help please.

Re: My Yamaha

Hey. I've been looking for that exact guitar. Same color everything. I've always wanted one since I was a kid and saw the guy from Big Country playin gthat exact same guitar. Where are you at? How much do you want for it? Does it have a case? Email me your info. Thanks!

1973 Tele

i have a original 1973 fender telecaster, everything stock...any idea on the estimated worth?

Re: 1973 Tele

: i have a original 1973 fender telecaster, everything stock...any idea on the estimated worth?
I just tested the water on e-bay on a 74 strat. It went to 2600 in 3 days. I think it might have gone over 4k if I had left it on.

Re: 1973 Tele

: i have a original 1973 fender telecaster, everything stock...any idea on the estimated worth?
I may want to buy email me please if for sale

Opinion Needed!

Yo, i've been playing my Fender Telecaster for a while now and i fuckin love it, but im thinkin' i want something with a vibrato. im leaning towards a strat since i like the tele so much...but i like the Jackson RR3 too...any other suggestions?

Re: Opinion Needed!

put a bigbsy on the tele

: Yo, i've been playing my Fender Telecaster for a while now and i fuckin love it, but im thinkin' i want something with a vibrato. im leaning towards a strat since i like the tele so much...but i like the Jackson RR3 too...any other suggestions?

VENDO EMG-81!!!

vendo pickups della EMG-81. è Un pickups dotato di grande potenza e definizione, è in ottimo stato. per ulteriori unformaziono. filippo 3286240980 nene86@libero.it

the free hnidu songs plaese

i neseds da songzz for ma WMDzzzz

hi

hi

Value Gibson SG ? serial #280076

Hi there great website!

Last year I bod a Gibson SG from an old woman, very vintage, very used, great sound.. Begin 70's the guitar just appeared in her basement(strange story)

Any way.. I'm not sure of the date of manufacture and what the value is. serial #280076???

Anyone?

Many thanks
Tony
(Rotterdam/The Netherlands)

Re: Value Gibson SG ? serial #280076

If that is the case, then it is from early 1965. See the following link:
http://www.rexc.com/services/gibson_serial.htm

: Hi there great website!

: Last year I bod a Gibson SG from an old woman, very vintage, very used, great sound.. Begin 70's the guitar just appeared in her basement(strange story)

: Any way.. I'm not sure of the date of manufacture and what the value is. serial #280076???

: Anyone?

: Many thanks
: Tony
: (Rotterdam/The Netherlands)

Re: Value Gibson SG ? serial #280076

In really good condition they often sell for between $500-700.

: If that is the case, then it is from early 1965. See the following link:
: http://www.rexc.com/services/gibson_serial.htm

: : Hi there great website!

: : Last year I bod a Gibson SG from an old woman, very vintage, very used, great sound.. Begin 70's the guitar just appeared in her basement(strange story)

: : Any way.. I'm not sure of the date of manufacture and what the value is. serial #280076???

: : Anyone?

: : Many thanks
: : Tony
: : (Rotterdam/The Netherlands)

Value, Yamaha FG 230

It slightly worn. I cant find a serial number on it. It has a red label inside that says "Yamaha Guitar, FG 230. Nippon Gakki" It was made in Japan

Re: Value, Yamaha FG 230

it's worth less than $200 new
in its curent state $100
bassist from Santa Barbara, CA

Re: About Sessionette 75 diagram

I have a circuit diagram for the Sessionette 75 with Darlington and Mosfet output stages. Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you a scanned diagram.

Guild Guitar

Old age has caught up with me and I am going to sell my old friend. Inside label states T-100, ser. 9949
I belive produced in 1959. Looks like a Starfire 111 sunburst one pick-up, includes solid body case. Good condition. What do you think its worth?

Re: Guild Guitar

ill give $15oo

Re: Guild Guitar

its a piece of junk. not worth more than 2-3 dollars.

Re: Guild Guitar

I do believe somewhere in the neighboor hood of Eight dollars and fifty cents

Re: Guild Guitar

even from beyond the grave I would not give

Re: Guild Guitar

: Old age has caught up with me and I am going to sell my old friend. Inside label states T-100, ser. 9949
: I belive produced in 1959. Looks like a Starfire 111 sunburst one pick-up, includes solid body case. Good condition. What do you think its worth?

please contact!

piece of because of you by keith martin

[The body of this post has been reconstituted from replies so it may differ from what was originally written.]

pls send me the lyrics as well as the chords of <B style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">because</B> of <B style="color:black;background-color:#A0FFFF">you</B> by <B style="color:black;background-color:#99ff99">keith </B><B style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">martin</B>. i badly need it. thanx. :)

Re: guitar transcription of because of you by keith martin

: pls send me the lyrics as well as the chords of <B style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">because</B> of <B style="color:black;background-color:#A0FFFF">you</B> by keith martin. i badly need it. thanx. :)

need guitar chords

hey if anyone out there knows the chords to T. Rex's "Baby Boomerrang" can ya send 'em to me... looked all over the web for the chords ( unfortunately I can't read tab).. thanks

Re: need guitar chords

: hey if anyone out there knows the chords to T. Rex's "Baby Boomerrang" can ya send 'em to me... looked all over the web for the chords ( unfortunately I can't read tab).. thanks

Re: need guitar chords

to read tab the number is the fret n the letter is the string example bottom e --000000000000000555555555555555000000000000000557700 soundspretty cool

Seville Guitars

Seville Guitars

This popular thread has been given its own page : Seville Guitars

Installing Sperzels on a Reverse headstock Jackson

How do I do this. I have a Dinky reverse and the pinhole goes over the edge of the headstock for the high E string. Do I cock it to the side to make it fit and will this interfere with the others?

please help - good pickups and prices?

hey im considering getting a strat. i play with alot of distortion and the single coil bridge pickup feeds back bad! i know you can get single coil sized humbuckers but dont know whats best or how much they cost( australian dollar). please help me out. i dont want to try other guitars as i love the feel of a strat. thanks.

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