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Old June 25th, 2017, 10:36 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Ditto to what John said!

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Old June 26th, 2017, 06:28 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Strings and tension.

I've never got to the bottom of just what makes widely differing string tension on guitars with nominally the same scale length. Ok so Jazz archtops have 12's but "normal" Gibsons I'd usually fit 10's except I've come across oddities like my 345 and 60's tribute where the top strings seem unusually tight for the gauge. Ernie Ball hybrid 9's -( top half 9's, bottom three 10's) seem to allow a bit easier bending on those two.
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Old June 26th, 2017, 07:59 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Might the break angles (both at the nut and the bridge) have something to do with it? I don't fully understand it either. One would think that with the same scale length, and when tuned to the same pitch, they should feel the same.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 03:59 PM   #44 (permalink)
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thank god ive read this thread was about to buy a es custom shop 339 this week from gumtree ,but the issue for me is the very tall frets I'm used to my 88 Clapton sig strat and 08 one with vintage frets and my epi 339 has similar height frets ,brought a mid town custom recently love the sound but find its a little to big and heavy and the frets are to high so I'm going to sell it and get a epi casino coupe to cheer me up,love Gibson guitars but guess there just not for me
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Old December 1st, 2017, 02:47 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Seems that Gibson's QC is not at it's best. On a new 2012 SG Classic had to do some things to it to make it right. When all done with it to my satisfaction, really a good playing and sounding Gibson guitar...........................
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