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murkat last won the day on November 27 2017

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  • Birthday 03/04/1961

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    72' Les Paul Custom, 75 Strat, dano, Hamer,
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    Bogner Uberschall & cab, Metroplexi, stupid lil Vox amps that actually sound pretty dam good
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    AdA flanger, Retro sonic delays, diamond comp, Pie, VS 808, Hilton Vol. flashback in the loop

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  1. FMIC was on a lease from Gretsch, they could produce the stuff for Gretsch, the Gretsch family. I guess FMIC decided to pony up or the family decided to let it go?
  2. Assemblers just grabbed some pots out of a bin and slapped them in, soldered it up, and it worked, passed inspection, then had there holiday party. # made for the day.
  3. murkat

    K.K. Downing Auction

    if that pedalboard could talk......
  4. murkat

    Davy Knowles Rams Head 2017

    I remember a certain gearfest in nashville one year and....
  5. nope. it may have brit flavor, but no brit soul. It's a boogie. yes it does (did). Had one a few years back. Posted about it. it went back to GC fast.
  6. Well......... Corporate would tell, command the manufacturing divisions to hit a daily, weekly, monthly # no matter what, under a specific budget. Crack those wips. Div. Manager would have a meeting with the dept. managers about the #'s from Corp. Crack those wips. Dept. managers would have a meeting with formans, area bosses about the #'s and to achieve that goal. Crack those wips. Area Bosses are the ones that are responsible for inspection. They have the final say... and there asses handed to them if fail. Bonuses reflected on pure numbers, budget, etc. end of year. If it cost corp, it costed you. No matter what div. Pro Shop team was the only team that had leeway and leverage due to Artist relations guitars, Artist guitars and high buck instruments. When I was the guy doing the Jimmy #2 LP's, each one was perfect. I still had a # per day... But if I was pressured, I would tell them fine, Let someone else wire them up and setup to spec. ..... I built out 98% of those damn things.
  7. Easy. #'s. Henry wanted Gibson to be a lifestyle, a prop. Like Harley Davidson. In fact, Henry quoted as such. The USA plant would just crank out the #'s, 300 + a day. Epiphone inspection, 2500 a day. Custom Shop, 50 to 80 a day. There were many times I, we would bring up a piece to inspection and get a reply, "let it slide". After a while I would just attempt to fix it on my own prior to knowing it would go out the door unresolved. Most of us at the pro shop did so, make it right as if it was your own.
  8. Looks like LP classics went back to late 90's specs at a decent price.
  9. murkat

    New “NEW” Hamer Day

    you made me double look. Very Cool.
  10. murkat

    Odd problem with my 72 Tele Custom

    output of signal from pot is middle lug. input from switch/ pickup right outside lug left lug to case, ground. take a pic of the pickguard showing the pots, wiring, post it. Will be able to help.
  11. murkat

    New Gibson CEO

    ^at least it is flush mount.
  12. "Who did most for Rock Guitar or who made you take it up" Who dids~ 1st. Chuck Berry.He was the first to bring guitar upfront, more than just a prop. Jimi Hendrix.He brought to the table nobody else did, could at the time. He set the bar, others loathed in fear. Jimmy Page. He could play anything with strings on it, but when He strapped on a LP, game over. Used LP's sales on the rise(not known as vintage as of yet). Plenty of others in that time period. Steve Marriott for an example as well as Leslie West, etc. Ace Frehley. Simple yet effective. A lot of guitars were sold during the onslaught of, and easy to play off on. Angus Young, Ac/Dc. Not much in sales, but, another in take up and play it. Eddie Van Halen. Mr. Legos himself. He mainstreamed a cocktail of technique from past present future. Frank Marino was doing wiggle stick dive bombs tapping etc. years before. Stevie Ray Vaghaun. The big Fender come back, Strats are back. Big sales. Slash. HUGE sales for Gibson. Huge. There are others. Plenty. But for dollars procured for manufacturers per note, these guys are , where tops. Who made me take it up. Ace. (Alive) the raw power of a Les Paul plugged into a cooking Marshal amp. That sound. The slanky ness. That did it.
  13. murkat

    Historic 4 digit restore.

    inlay a center strip from one end to the other.