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  1. RLW59

    Gibson SG HD Balance...Neck Heavy

    Back when Sister Rosetta Tharpe had a '54 Les Paul she used the stock strap buttons. But when she switched to the redesigned Les Paul she used an acoustic strap. No neck dive at all like this:
  2. RLW59

    Gibson SG HD Balance...Neck Heavy

    The folks over on the EverythingSG forum have been talking about neck dive for decades. Most people who have moved the strap buttons find it only helps a little. If it's only a little neck heavy it can be enough, but it won't fix a severe neck diver. Once you drill new screws it's hard to go...
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    Maplifier

    Like I said I wouldn't bet either way. I'm halfway convinced he is and halfway convinced he isn't. Like Schrodinger's cat. He both is and isn't. And I prefer the mystery. I loved Andy Kaufman.
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    Maplifier

    Since I'm a blunt boring guy... Username Vinsanitizer is a creative, out of the box, stream of consciousness, lighthearted sort of guy. "Maplifier" is one of his pet words. Some other people occasionally use it in homage to him. One of the other posts references his claims to be Ace Frehley in...
  5. RLW59

    Origin 50 vs 2266 Vintage Modern

    OK, some stuff I actually know. Marshall's website and manuals just specify "X number of watts". Not "100 watts at 5% THD 20 to 20,000Hz +/-3dB". That gives them wiggle room. Most of their amps are rated at fairly clean power and when you push them hard into power tube distortion they can put...
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    Never used tubes still last?

    Tubes don't wear out when they're not being used. They can literally stay good forever when not used. But, the tube pins and the amp sockets can corrode/oxidize over time. A good cleaning fixes that. Tubes can lose their vacuum and fail. Either cracked glass or leaks where the pins go through...
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    Origin 50 vs 2266 Vintage Modern

    I've never owned a 2203/2204 or an SC20 so I was just parroting the "conventional wisdom". Sometimes I forget the Abe Lincoln quote that "one shouldn't believe everything they read on the internet". I have no experience with Ori's or VM's so I won't regurgitate what I've read about them.
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    Origin 50 vs 2266 Vintage Modern

    Heresy warning. You have eclectic tastes and you're not a Marshall diehard. Johnny Cash and SRV aren't particularly well served by any Marshall amp (well maybe a Club and Country for SRV, although he never used his all by itself). The SC20's low sensitivity input can get you fairly close to...
  9. RLW59

    Has Anybody Installed A Baseplate On A Strat Bridge Pickup With Good Results?

    You don't connect the baseplate in series, you just connect it to ground. It doesn't change the resistance. It increases the inductance. (It'll increase the inductance regardless of whether it's grounded or not -- the grounding is just to bleed off any noise the plate may pick up.) Higher...
  10. RLW59

    NAD 1974 Marshall Super Lead and 4x12

    Power will split equally between the cabs, so a 20 watt amp would send 10 watts to each cab. If you wanted to use a more powerful amp, the lower power speaker is still the limiting factor. Together those cabs could only handle a 50 watt amp because 25 watts would be going to the 25 watt...
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    NAD 1974 Marshall Super Lead and 4x12

    Speaker power handling doesn't add together that way. A 25w speaker and a 90w speaker can still only handle 50 watts. The power from the amp gets split equally between the speakers. So if you pump 200 watts into a 412, each speaker gets 50 watts. If you add two EVM's to two greenbacks, the...
  12. RLW59

    1959 hw is it worth buying?

    I've always driven compact cars. So some people call me a commie pinko.
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    1959 hw is it worth buying?

    Europeans are so rational. Here in the States we drive monsters like this to go pick up a pint of ice cream. (She's 5'0" tall, so kinda petite but not super tiny.)
  14. RLW59

    OMG, now it's skunks at night all's of a sudden! WTF (what the frick)?

    Skunks themselves don't stink, just the stuff they spray. The spray takes a lot of calories and time to make, so adult skunks are reluctant to spray it. First they turn and lift their tails and that's usually enough to deter any attacker who's been sprayed before by some other skunk. If a naive...
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    OMG, now it's skunks at night all's of a sudden! WTF (what the frick)?

    New York has had medical marijuana for a long while, but March 2021 they legalized recreational too. They took a while setting up licenses for recreational dispensaries (medical dispensaries need a separate license to sell recreational) so it wasn't widely available (legally) at first. But...
  16. RLW59

    NGD LP chibson

    All Sperzels can be user-disassembled and converted from right handed to left handed. Sperzel has video tutorials on YouTube showing how to do it. (You won't have staggered post heights like their 6-in-line sets -- that's what they're referring to on their site when they say 3x3 and 6-in-line...
  17. RLW59

    Would like your thoughts on this neck.

    You could pull the misplaced frets (and maybe all of them down to the 12th), fill the empty slots with strips of contrasting wood, and have an "avant-garde" guitar.
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    matching speakers w/ cabinet

    Yes, the cab power rating is entirely based on the stock speaker rating. The cab wiring can handle more power than any guitar amp puts out. The physical structure of the cab is strong enough to handle any guitar amp.
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    Warranty Question

    Many stores offer extended warranties that are transferable and cover repairs for second owners even if the manufacturer warranty wasn't transferable. So in some cases a seller can be telling the truth about there being some type of remaining warranty coverage even if the manufacturer's...
  20. RLW59

    Warranty Question

    USA Marshall warranty is non-transferable as per the warranty terms. If the receipt has the original buyer's name on it, Marshall doesn't have to honor a warranty claim from a second owner. But many receipts don't have the buyer's information and Marshall would honor it because there's no way...

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