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  1. dfriedl

    dfriedl Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    2014 Gibson Memphis Custom ES-195 special order with Classic 57’s from factory. This thing is a monster. Won’t be here until Monday.
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    Richman's Bastard Bump..... :D

    Look forward to real pics and review when you get it in your own hands.
     
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    dfriedl Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Haha. Far from rich, I just sold almost the whole collection to get what I wanted. I’ll definitely review it when I get it.
     
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    Happy NGD! She’s a beauty!
     
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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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    Richman's Bastard is a running joke here at AGF when someone buys anything other than a bargain type guitar. You probably already know that but on the off chance you have not seen that before I'm just passing the info along.

    Congrats on your new Gibson!
     
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    dfriedl Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks man, that’s one I haven’t actually heard yet, so makes more sense. It’ll feel like forever before it actually gets here Monday.
     
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    Now, that’s friggin beautiful!
     
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    That is an awesome guitar!
     
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    It’s here. Easily the nicest guitar I’ve played. It sounds fantastic unplugged, and the difference between the sound of these Classic 57s in a hollowbody and ones I’ve played in LPs is surprising. When played clean, it just has so much more lows and low mids. It’s set up like a thin-line jazz box right now, but now that I’ve decided I’m keeping it, I’m going to restring it and set it up for rock. It has some upgrades that weren’t obvious to me in the ad, only some of which are staying. Somebody replaced the stock Govers with Kluson Deluxe’s. Those will stay - they’re pretty nice, and the work was done professionally. The bridge was changed out from the stock roller bridge to a nylon-saddle one, probably the one from Stu Mac. It’s a nice enough ABR1-style old school Gibson hollowbody bridge, but does nothing for me with the nylon, plus the Bigsby will probably chew it up (the prior jazz playing owner probably didn’t bother with the Bigsby). I wish they would have included the original roller bridge, but no big deal.

    Anybody ever take an ABR1 apart to change the saddles? I’m kicking around replacing them with Graphtec vs replacing the whole bridge. Also, I always thought the bridge in American stoptail guitars faced screws down, not screws up. Can anyone confirm that?

    The nut binds and pings a little, which is no good with the B6. I’ll reserve judgement until I restring it, though - these feel like 11’s and I’ll be switching them out to 9’s so the problem might correct itself. If not, I might have it re-cut or replaced. I’m confident finishing a nut for other guitars, but don’t really have experience with a Bigsby, so I want it just right.

    I have some work to do before recording anything.
     
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    Got everything sorted out. Both local GCs were out of ABRs, but the nylon saddles aren’t bad now that the guitar is set up properly. 9s installed, bridge lowered dramatically, PUs adjusted, a little Old English on the rosewood bridge to darken it up a bit, and swapped out the switch tip to black. Tuning stability is perfect now; no more popping. It really sounds like a “bigger” LP. Really cool.
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    Congrats! It's absolutely stunning.
    It has PAFs instead of P94s?

    I was thinking one of those would be great to get my Strokes on. You can see that one of the guitarists uses P94s really well in this vid:

     
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    Thanks! I like that sound, but yep, classic 57’s in mine. Gibson couldn’t confirm it when looking it up, but the seller tells me it was special ordered with them instead of P94s.
     
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    ay, caramba! es muy caliente!
     
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