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Thundersteel last won the day on December 24 2017

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About Thundersteel

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 06/29/1962

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    Florida Panhandle
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    Cars, aviation, guitars, bass, reading, and beer!

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  • guitars
    2008 Hamer Artist Custom, 2008 Hamer Newport BE, 1989 Gibson Les Paul Custom, 2014 Gibson Les Paul All Wood, 2016 Les Paul Standard, 2001 Guild Bluesbird AAA, 2016 Gibson Midtown Deluxe, 2014 Heritage H-157 Supreme, 2002 Gibson SG Supreme, 2007 G&L JB-2
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    Avatar 2x12 Cabinet, Peavey Vypyr 30, Gallien-Krueger 700 RB-II head, Gallien-Krueger 2x12 Cabinet

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  1. I've got it bad. :(

    What's the current wait time between ordering and delivery?
  2. NGD--ES Les Paul Studio

    I suppose it sounds as designed. When played clean, it has 335-ish tones. When played dirty, it's got the LP sound. It's versatile!
  3. Snagged this on Reverb's St. Patrick's Day 15% sale. Though listed as a "floor model," there isn't a ding or scratch to be found. I've been told they take them out of the case, take pictures, then put them back. The last few Gibsons I bought had glaring finish flaws; this one doesn't. There's a stray file mark here and there on the fretboard, but other than that, it's good! It played fine out of the box, but I need to do "my" set-up on it. Surprises: It's very light; maybe 6.5 pounds or so; it came with knob pointers installed; the body has black binding on the back, as well as the front; the back wood matches the neck, and is better quality than expected. The top wood is supposed to be plain maple, but it's obviously better than that!
  4. Which could literally mean anyone! Worthless, IMHO.
  5. I've seen videos similar to this. I've also seen another video that explains how these are faked! Using software, different parts of the video image can be edited, sped up/slowed down, to make it seem like they are playing really fast. This video meets all the criteria: "fast" guitar player, some other person in the same room in the background, and either a clock or other parts in seemingly "normal" time. Notice how fast the person walks by the window at 1:41.
  6. Finally some good news from Guitar Center.

    I've read a lot of dealerships are no longer carrying them due to logistical problems for warranty/playability issues
  7. Serial number compendium with most manufacturers

    Why all the Heritage hate on this forum? I don't get it...
  8. Looking for tips on learning bass guitar

    I recently read an article titled "How to Sound Like a Bass Player Without Sounding Like a Guitarist Playing Bass." However, some of the "rules" touted are inherently ignored by Flea, Geddy, and Jaco. "If it sounds good, it IS good!"
  9. Headstock Shapes

    I see nothing wrong with these:
  10. So It Begins- Gibson Implosion

    CORRECTION: It was NOT Garrison Guitars that made the "All Wood" parts; rather it was Guilford Guitars that made them. They also make pieces you can buy for your own guitar, too. Guilford Guitars
  11. So It Begins- Gibson Implosion

    Garrison also made the wood parts (pickup rings, TRC, back plates) for the Les Paul "All Wood" model. Still wish I had mine!