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  • Out of interest, I took the black-burst Shine SIL-510 to the rehearsal (fitted with magnificent Ben Fletcher humbuckers that he only charged me £50 for the set ), plus my Polytone Minibrute amp. It sounded great - can do the jazz archtop-ish thing w…
  • Nice work on the Elevation ST Jocko - can't have people throwing guitars into skips, when what they need is just a bit of tlc from someone with your skills. And yay! re your doing the blend circuit - it does still allow the standard 5-way settings, …
  • It's a nice-looking guitar I have always thought. I love the red-brown finished mahogany and the rosewood board seems to have a matching red-ish tinge to it. Getting guitars with nice woods like that is going to become harder and more expensive in t…
  • Thanks Jocko - the rehearsal was good - "fitting in" is a good thing to think about, I was definitely trying to do that, and think I largely succeeded. The keyboard player is a superb musician, and very nice chap, and gave me a few useful pointers a…
  • Loud young drummer... I know a loud old drummer, but "loud" seems to be a bit of a theme with drummers. The ones that have a bit of dynamic range and occasional subtlety are to be valued. Still, that sounds like a terrific band, nice one ES. Some …
  • Thank you chaps - the venue is Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - just a bit of a drive for me from Grimsby, but it adds to the adventure. Rehearsal went well, although I will still be practicing various bits in the next few days - pl…
  • I'm off to rehearse with a big band this evening - dep-ing for a friend of mine. I get one rehearsal tonight, and then there's an actual concert for me to do this Saturday, which is themed as "Music from the movies". Have been ploughing through all …
  • Derek, you just inspired me buy something - years and years ago, I was lent a copy of "Fingerpicking Joplin" by Spencer Dodge, which now seems out of print. Anyhow, I've alway remembered that it had some really well done, very playable arrangements,…
  • Love this stuff, has cheered up a bit of a dreary morning for me, bravo and cheers Derek!
  • Ooo! Watch for the repost. I will indeed!
    in Shine SIL510 Comment by Megi October 8
  • Did you go for the cream/ivory coloured nut on the Aria Jocko? or the black one? As I said in my original post, I went for the Ivory. I looks great. I'm sure it does, remiss of me - of course you did say in the original post.
  • Looks like there were no bids for that SIL-510...
    in Shine SIL510 Comment by Megi October 7
  • Did you go for the cream/ivory coloured nut on the Aria Jocko? or the black one? Not that it matters, but one of my guitar heros, Larry Carlton, has a black graphite nut on his 335s, and it's also on the Larry Carlton Gibson models, and to me it loo…
  • Well, look what showed up... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/163287215003 Don't do it! they're dreadful guitars, truly awful - I should know, I've got two of them...
    in Shine SIL510 Comment by Megi October 7
  • Decided to stick with the standard configuration. I fancy the blend pot, but since it is a gift for someone else I think I had better go the norm. Had to strip the pups on my Gordon-Smith today, after one of the adjusting screws dropped out. Luckily…
  • Not quite as I thought then, oh well. The money involved does seem a bit obscene. I do really wish Gibson well though, they've been through tough times, and made a fair few mistakes it seems, but it's hard to imagine the guitar world without that br…
  • You’ve left your mark on the internet, Megi. Very impressive! You’re right about the too many guitars thing. I really do have more than I can play. Silly really. Sad thing is that most have no resale value, so I can’t even sell them. This post…
    in Shine SIL510 Comment by Megi October 5
  • Sorry, appears you can't read the whole article, but also this from a bit earlier: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/09/10/gibson-guitar-bankruptcy-ending/ Henry is out basically, relegated to advisory, powerless status, it appears.
  • Hope it goes well and the results are to your liking.
  • Confirm please. 250Ω or 250KΩ? Oops, sorry, it's 250Kohm
  • 250 ohm audio taper works nicely for the blend - in theory the 250 ohm "no load" type sometimes used for tone controls are better still, as that puts an infinite resistance in the blend loop to take it completely out of circuit when not used. But I'…
  • Nice to have the satisfaction of doing your own guitar tech work from time to time I know. Re the strat, I couldn't tempt you into trying an alternative wiring scheme?: or possibly: Not that you have to of course, only suggesting out of intere…
  • Ooops, it appears I didn't read the initial post properly, sorry Jocko. I seem more prone to such errors lately, I suspect age-related... Understand what you're talking about though, and glad to hear it doesn't suffer from neck dive. Do let us know …
  • Sorry no solution, but I did once have a similar shaped guitar (an 80s Japanese Vantage model) - actually, the design was probably even worse for neck dive, since it had a 24 fret neck, plus the short horn, double-cutaway shape that your Gypsy 2 has…
  • ...as long as you have a reliable bass player...
  • Jocko's tele looks awesome - the grain on that one is really interesting too, and well worth bringing out. A note of caution would be - careful using dark grain filler where the grain is end-on to the surface, such as where the strap pin is. It can …
  • I just Googled "Shine SIL-510" and an embarassing number of results came up leading to forum discussions in which I seem to be involved. But it's been a buyer's market with guitars for a fair while, and there are always going to be tempting bargains…
  • Actually (duh) the "quilted maple" has to refer to the veneer on the headstock. From what I can see of the neck wood, holding the red-burst one's neck up to sunlight, I'd guess mahogony or maybe nato.
  • I love that feeling. Some people like to fight the guitar when they play. Not me. If a guitar doesn't arrive like that, it takes a bit of work to get it just right, but when you do, it's a wonderful thing. Are those pickups regular humbuckers with …
  • It was a bit of an OTT marketing campaign on my part I must admit - a bit embarrassing looking back. But I still use and gig both of mine all the time, and I do think these guitars were a huge bargain. I have them strung with 11-52 round wounds, an…