NGD Gibson LP Special

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  1. dante1963

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    I have so far. I’ve only had it since November and don’t feel like changing anything, yet. But, I appreciate hearing about the Mojoaxe tail piece. If I start having issues with intonation, I’ll check it out.

    Interestingly enough, I also find that I kinda like the feel of the top wrapped bridge. I’ve never played one before.
     
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  2. Jason D

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    Great, simple, HUGE sounding guitars! HNGD!
     
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    Very cool! Congrats and enjoy
     
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  4. Neil.C

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    Beautiful thing.

    If I buy another guitar it will be a Special (I have a Junior).

    Would like a DC in TV yellow or TV white.
     
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  5. Stratoskater

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    Couldn’t agree more.
     
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    Yeah I can definitely see my self getting a Jr. too someday.
     
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    Rambler. Great choice. :thumb:
     
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  8. Stratoskater

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    I love my Rambler. I see you’re right there by Carr. I’m about 20 minutes up the road in Raleigh. Been by there a couple of times. Great folks at Carr.
     
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    Yeah, I'm just off the Haw River, between you and Steve's place. Been lusting after his Telstar since it came out. Now comes the Super Bee. The man's killin' me.
     
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    May take it back today. Woke up this morning and after playing it I’m not really as inspired as I was before getting it. Thinking now I just gave into impulse buying cause they look so cool. I’m pretty sure I just am not a LP person.
     
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    Well I remembered that I run 11’s on Gibson scale ( my 335 has been at my buddies studio since mid summer so I haven’t had a guitar with less than 25 scale length around) and last night I had a set of 10.5-48 (for my Silver Sky) I put on it instead of the 10’s that come on it. Put a set of 11’s on it and I think I’m digging it again. I’ll give it a few more days to a week then decide if I want to return it but leaning towards keeping it now.
     
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    Congratulations! It is all the Paul anyone needs! I have the same guitar in vintage cherry. Perfect neck, and the P90s bark, and bite!
    HNGD!
     
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    I've been considering one for a while.

    Happy NGD!
     
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    It really is a cool guitar and I’m digging it much more now with 11’s. I would say grab one. I’m still shocked it was only $1,600, I like it a million times more than the other LPs I had that were almost $1,000 more.
     
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    When I got mine, it was second hand but pretty much still new. The previous owner had just bought it and didn’t bond with it. When I checked it out I really liked it but it seemed like it needed a set up which I thought was pretty strange for a new guitar. When I got it home I started making adjustments and I just couldn’t get it dialed in. I was pretty bummed until I found out the previous owner put on 9s right when he got it home from the store! So I changed strings to a set of 10s and it was like night and day. A few adjustments later and now it’s my best player. I can imagine it would do well with 11s also, but it sure didn’t like 9s!
     
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    Oh wow, 9’s must have been like wet noodles on it.
     
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    Yup, I could not get it to intonate. Chords sounded out of whack up the neck. I was planning on ordering a Mojoaxe bridge to sort things out.
     
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    Yeah I got it pretty close with the 10.5-48 with 17.5 G and the 11’s with an 18 plain G is really close but will most likely get the Mojoaxe too. The thicker G helped I think because it’s closer to the wound G the original bridge was designed for back in the day.
     
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    Curious what strings you're using.

    I put .11 Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings on my son's Epi LP Special and it feels great with those strings. Much easier to bend than you'd expect.
     
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    EB 11’s. I play 10.5-48 on Fender scale so 11-48 is definitely no problem bending on Gibson scale especially with a top wrap tailpiece. I like Daddario better than EB but their 10.5 set has an 18 G and their 11 set has a 49 E which was a bit tight in the slot on the LP. I’ve been using EB since the summer when I went from 10 to 10.5 on the Silver Sky so I’ve gotten used to them now.
     
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