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Old 11.04.11, 6:13 PM
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Gibson and bridge tone

Don't know who else gets the Gibson e-letter. It is usually full of Gibson biased stuff but has the occassional interesting article. This isn't one

Gibson Tone Tips: Bridges
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Don't know who else gets the Gibson e-letter. It is usually full of Gibson biased stuff but has the occassional interesting article. This isn't one

Gibson Tone Tips: Bridges
I always have to snicker at the terms that are use in articles like this. Ok... We all know what intonation accuracy is. But what the he'll is tonal depth? lower resonance? Flatter frequency response? There are even more vague terms used. I guess it's the nature of the beast.
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Reminds me of the old joke "what's 'zing?" "what you do with a 'zong'."

I'm sure it's the opposite of what the article intends, but it reminds me that sometimes the 'difference' we think we can clearly hear is in fact all in our heads!
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I always have to snicker at the terms that are use in articles like this. Ok... We all know what intonation accuracy is. But what the he'll is tonal depth? lower resonance? Flatter frequency response? There are even more vague terms used. I guess it's the nature of the beast.
Depth of tone man is about how deep your tone is dude like you don't want people to say you have shallow tone do you!?
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Gibson is one to speak about tone, considering I own one, and I will never play another Gibson stock. The bridge they use is mid level, went with a Tone Pros locking bridge, and a graphite nut, and haven't looked back since....
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Gibson is one to speak about tone, considering I own one, and I will never play another Gibson stock. The bridge they use is mid level, went with a Tone Pros locking bridge, and a graphite nut, and haven't looked back since....
Truthfully I haven't had a problem with my Gibsons. All but one of my LPs is dead stock, but the newest one is 30 years old. I put a Badass on my old SG. The wierd LPish one with the Moog board has microtuners, but I think they're stock. I've played plenty upgraded/modded Gibsons. Most of the time such stuff is application specific and very subjective IMHO. And there are more than a few lemons out there. Luckily my guitars usually find me rather than the other way around. I'm playing Strats mostly nowadays anyway.
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It reminds me of a few years ago when Epiphone were doing all these adds about why Gibson-style guitars are "better" than the Fender-style guitars and had all of these diagrams about headstock angles and stuff about set necks as opposed to bolt-ons... and then a little while later Epiphone brought out these Strat ripoffs... hilarious!
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Truthfully I haven't had a problem with my Gibsons. All but one of my LPs is dead stock, but the newest one is 30 years old. I put a Badass on my old SG. The wierd LPish one with the Moog board has microtuners, but I think they're stock. I've played plenty upgraded/modded Gibsons. Most of the time such stuff is application specific and very subjective IMHO. And there are more than a few lemons out there. Luckily my guitars usually find me rather than the other way around. I'm playing Strats mostly nowadays anyway.
Some of us are lucky If I could afford an older Gibson, I'd go for it, because I'll agree, those older ones, something more solid about them. I still wish I could pick up an older Les Paul Custom, something about them seems solid, but I always seem to mod my guitars to my applications. To each their own though, I'm glad to hear a good story on them!
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None of my guitars were "vintage" when I bought them (ditto some of my pedals)
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None of my guitars were "vintage" when I bought them (ditto some of my pedals)
Yeah...I remember when we used old guitars because they were less expensive, like used cars. I remember buying a mint 69 Goldtop w/ case for $300 in 1980. Before that I bought a Dan Armstrong clear for $175. I still have a 1959 Danelectro DC that I paid $80 for. My LP Custom was $200. Lots of rare and great stuff passed through my hands. My really good gear was stolen and I'm sure sold for nothing. Somewhen
in the mid 80s old stuff became vintage.
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