Lets all drool over your stuff :)

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BY sirvill
#733892
Oh, what's this...

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Its here!!

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More to come after I get it home and play it through a makeitloudmachine.

Yuss!!
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BY hamo
#733893
Nice. 8)

Gearfest is starting to look pretty mandatory!
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BY jeremyb
#733898
You can be a juggalo now!

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BY sirvill
#733901
It weighs as much as a juggalo Jesus Christ
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BY Molly
#733902
Congratulations. Glad it got there ok.
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BY dayl
#733904
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BY StratMatt
#733938
Congrats. Aren't you glad Molly didn't strip it down and paint it pink?? :)
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BY sirvill
#733961
Ok! Impressions:

- Its heavy. Really heavy.
- Pickups are quite low output but I think they sound really good through my rig. I'm kinda on that low output pickup high gain buzz at the moment anyway so it feels good.
- Best clean chords sound is like a lot of LP style guitars - middle position. Sounds awesome.
- Plays really well
- In really good condition. No major dings but plently of scratches, cracked binding etc - as you'd expect from an oldie. The top of the back of the neck has nice wear down to the wood, looks awesome.

Very happy chappy :D
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BY Aquila Rossa
#733967
sirvill wrote:- middle position. Sounds awesome.


I don't have a Gibson at the moment, but the main reason I grabbed the 245 is it has two tones and two volumes and that is what I am so used to from SGs and LPs. I really like the middle position and the huge range of sounds you can get by adjusting those four controls.

That really fat tone in Brother In Arms is middle position, but most would think it is just the neck pup. Bridge pup is at lower volume than the neck and the tone rolled off a wee bit. Clapton's Woman tone is that too, but the tone rolled almost all the way back

Another thing I like to do is have the neck pup around half and the bridge around 8. Sounds close to the bridge on its own, but richer and a little less spiky up high.
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BY sirvill
#744899
...so I don't think I'm gonna be changing the pickups any time soon. Been a while since my amp and pedalboard has been in the same place... gain channel + OD + guitar = pretty damn awesome. :D

Might still tutu with the wiring a bit as I suspect the pots are like 100k, but the pickups can stay.
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BY Timoes
#744902
Shes a beaut. Done the NZG rounds. And still looking good. The Shaws still in there ? I nearly kept them.
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BY sirvill
#744904
Timoes wrote:Shes a beaut. Done the NZG rounds. And still looking good. The Shaws still in there ? I nearly kept them.


I think so (well I was told so)... they look original anyway :)

Terrible photo in the OP from me too... looks much better in real life