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    Newest Addition with a Few of my ESP Custom Shops

    Congrats man! I need to ask again, how do you get such stuff into Bali? As a fellow resident of Indonesia, isn't customs a bitch?
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    Either Mark Morton is trolling or he's teasing a little somethin somethin

    This. I get confused when the interwebs refer to it as a super tele. Like huh?
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    Multiples Of The Same Guitar (An Appreciation Thread)

    John Sykes would be proud!
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    Fender lets go 300 employees

    Interesting, for someone not from the USA. Seems to me some state laws were created without much thought as to the demand destruction they might cause, hurriedly introduced as knee-jerk policies to counter the intertia in place in industrial complexes, or to curry favour with voters. I'm all...
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    Fender lets go 300 employees

    So they can't push products out to stores in time. They cut back on QC to rush out what they can. Then raise prices 20-30%. Then now cut staff. Interesting.
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    The Best V Guitar Of All Time.

    Not quite the best V but this is my Schecter Gary Holt V1 that I swapped in ordinary black EMG 81 in in favour of the stock red 81/89. Looks more badass in my view though the red pickups are lovely on their own. Gives it a more Pat O Brien vibe now.
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    The Les Paul thread

    My latest add. Edwards E-LP 130CD JS i.e. the unofficial John Sykes model. Paid just a bit over USD 1,000. My current favourite because of how well made it is, though I wish it could use a bit more heft (3.8kg) and thiccness (slightly under 5cm). The frets I'm pretty sure aren't stainless steel...
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    The Les Paul thread

    It's not funny dude just check out this forum's name! But does the 24.75" scale length bother you?
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    The Les Paul thread

    Is the Ibanez a bolt-on neck? Does the quality of the Gibsons match their photo quality 😆? Are folks here bothered by LP types with bolt-on necks?
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    Bought an Eart

    T The three naturally magnetic materials are iron, nickel, cobalt.
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    Bought an Eart

    Why are you convinced they're not stainless steel despite being listed as such? If they feel soft, could it be just due to differences in quality? Frets are alloys after all, stainless steel and nickel. DIfferent components could lead to differences in perceived hardness. My Edwards John Sykes...
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    The Les Paul thread

    Do you notice a big difference between them? My 130CDS-JS is much better made than my LPS.
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    The Les Paul thread

    What models are these?
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    The Les Paul thread

    Thanks, this bit is new to me. That said, I stand by my point that it is meant to EMULATE solid flame tops, even if they started life as actual flamed maple blocks. Manufacturers being opaque or less-than-upfront about their use of veneers is a tell of this. Your gripe is with the flames not...
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    Spec sheet nerds - why isn't this LTD M-1000 deluxe flying off the racks?

    Thanks for your input, but I gotta say, I don't think very many people actually do pinky swells these days. And for those that like the vol knob close to the bridge/bridge pickup, you don't have a lack of options. Virtually every traditional strat suits your needs. Whereas the other camp who...


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