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  1. Did anyone score a traincar full of floor toms or practice amps? I was curious about the wood stash as well, since they still make some US guitars.
  2. Really it's just a licensing deal, Gibson announced it last month at NAMM. It goes along with their lawsuit against Dean, trying to claim exclusive ownership of certain shapes. They claimed they will be doing this with other small/boutique builders. Not sure what it will mean if/when their lawsuit fails miserably and said shapes effectively become public domain. I've read some of the TGP stuff about Echopark too. I usually attribute a lot of their opinions to the inherent weirdness there, but when that many people have similar issues, there's usually something to it. I do wonder if Gibson knew that Joe B had a copy of the Amos V built by Echopark, Gibson logo and all, for when he was touring with less security or something. It's for sale of anyone wants to try it out. 🤩 https://entertainment.ha.com/itm/vintage-guitars-and-musical-instruments/joe-bonamassa-s-2016-echo-park-amos-flying-v-replica-natural-solid-body-electric-guitar-serial-not-amos/p/7214-14001.s?ic4=GalleryView-ShortDescription-071515 Joe Bonamassa's 2016 Echo-Park "Amos" Flying V Replica Natural Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # Not Amos. Custom built Flying V replica by Echo-Park Guitars for Joe Bonamassa, circa 2016. This is an exact replica of Joe's "Amos" 1958 Gibson Flying V. Joe had this guitar built "...as a spare/safe and reliable instrument for situations when I did not feel comfortable bringing out my original '58 Gibson Flying V "Amos"". This guitar was played live by Bonamassa and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Echo-Park Guitars and a signed letter from Joe Bonamassa. 6.2 lbs. Original Replica hard case included. Condition: Very Good. Open for bidding around 10/29/2019
  3. 🤩 You set it up so well, so carefully.
  4. Did you at least tie a yellow ribbon around it? \
  5. The only one I can think of, music-related or not, is Suhr. There does not seem to be any difference that I can discern, and John still appears to be running the show. The details of that were really sketchy though, and I'm not even sure the deal ever completely went through. But yes, when a large entity buys up a smaller, well-regarded company, it's almost always an exercise in idiocy.
  6. Hickok tester for only $550 on my local CL. https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/msg/d/hollywood-vintage-hickok-model-750-tube/6937557615.html
  7. No word on if his B-Way's will be in there, but that could be a good advert for burningyen if they do. Julien's doesn't give a listing, just a link to order a catalog. 🙄 They do mention some with low estimates. Won't go anywhere near Gilmour territory, but will likely bring significantly more than the listed numbers. The Tyler will bring $30k easy just for the much-beloved headstock. 🙃 (I actually do like those headstocks. Minority opinion around here, I know.) So sign up early and bid freely. http://www.juliensauctions.com/exhibition-press-release?id=296 Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19, 2019
  8. They are now taking reservations. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-hard-rock-guitar-hotel-reservations-20190724-usywzpyl6beqdgpwwr6j5w27um-story.html They've been starting up the light show lately, too. No word on if they will be using the Hamer door handles.
  9. I have an Orange tester, but it does not appear to test 7308's. Unless there is a common equivalent that the internet (and the Orange manual) does not talk about? Good luck in your quest.
  10. I got one of these around 1984 for like $200 with a Peavey Backstage amp from a kid who was having some issues involving his inability to stop getting arrested. It was in really nice shape, but I never got along with it well, it was always the emergency spare backup guitar. I just never took to the Japanese guitars. I wouldn't mind trying a Navigator LP now, but back then, Japanese guitars were just thought of as lower end guitars and nothing special, at least where I was. I felt the same way. I think I finally sold it around 97 for not a whole lot more than I paid, like maybe $3-400. Who knew?
  11. 1970-75 Gibson serial numbers are rather annoying, as Jeff explained. The nitro gets all melty sometimes on them too. I had a 1980 Dean Z that the number was rapidly disappearing from, and that was in 2000. I'm confident wherever that guitar is now, it's totally unreadable. If you really want to know the number, one thing you may want to try before trudging off to the jeweler or pawn shop is getting a few pics on a digital camera, with and without flash, fairly close and at a few different angles. Blow them up on your computer screen and sometimes magic happens. Sometimes not. Then you're off to the jeweler or pawn shop.
  12. 82 checkerboard Special just went up there for $995. Changed pickups. https://davesguitar.com/products/hamer/special-82/ Hmm. Saying 'page not found' now. If it got sold that quick, usually it says sold. Maybe Dave is raising the price. 🤩
  13. I guess it's NAMM time? They must have noticed Electro Harmonix having some success with their synth/keyboard line, this seems to be in a similar vein. Arpeggiator seems kinda cool, maybe play the intro to Eminence Front on guitar. 🎹 Skip to about 2:50 to start hearing some of it. Way too long of an intro. Surprisingly, the official Boss video was rather useless.
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