Fathers Day NGD

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by fadetoz, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    My guitar showed up today and is in great condition other than a missing knob. It looks like it actually has a real rosewood FB. It was listed as Lemonburst but I think it's really called a Amber plus top. It has one ding I didn't know about but it isn't very noticeable. I noticed in the GC picture it had a neck pup with a cover and a bridge pup with no cover. Couldn't help but hope they put some awesome pickup in the bridge at least. So I took the 9s off it (Yeah it had some cheap 9s) and raised the action a hair since I prefer it doesn't rattle on the frets all the time and I like to be able to get my fingers to bite in when I don't use a pick. I think you get better tone with the strings higher (just not too high). So then I took the pickups out to see what they were and they looked like they were not even the CH57 classic set. I was bummed.. from the labeling they looked like the cheapest set you could get. So I searched for what they were and it turns out they are Gibson Burst Buckers a 2 and a 3. Yeah they are not cheap at all. So into the control cavity I go and find some full sized pots. I see an Alpha in there and maybe Cortek. It's hard to read.
    So I did a quick video before messing with it on my Mustang 1 and it was not that great had allot of buzz on the frets and they were 9s set super low.
    Got a set of Ernie Ball Slinky 10s on it and raised the bridge and got it setup. Plugged into the Blues JR and tested it out. Oh man what a difference... It sounds amazing. What a great fathers day :D
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    Before the restring

    After with the Blues JR
  2. Flying Z

    Flying Z Squier-Meister

    Jun 1, 2019
    Mobile AL, USA
  3. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Damn Fade, you are loved. That is a sweet, sexy LP. Trans Amber plus top. Looks like the previous owner might have been a Jimmy Page fan and took the cover off the bridge pickup.
    Congrats man....sounds as sweet as it looks.
  4. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Looks and sounds great! Congrats!
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  6. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    :D:p:D schweeeeeeeat !!!

    Congrats !
  7. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Meister

    Apr 25, 2019
    Nice stuff, I've always liked that color on a Les Paul.
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  8. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
  9. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
  10. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    How sweet it is, looks good, sounds good and great playing @fadetoz
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  11. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    My buddy said I should put the pups in my Raven West guitar. Tempting but I've found if it has that magic great tone leave it alone. Don't change anything.
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  12. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island
    I love burstbuckers, nice vintage sounding pickups. Happy Father's day NGD!
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  13. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    I'm developing a problem. Since I have like 6 Strats and 3 Telecasters I'm now getting a few of these LP guitars.
    These BurstBuckers sound the best though. The others have Probuckers. I haven't A-B tested yet because I like this one so much. Took the neck cover off. Not a surprise it's not zebra too... That would have just been some more icing.
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  14. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Great collection! Very tasteful!
    You're so lucky about the Burstbuckers, they sound terrific! Congrats!
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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  15. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    I figured they may have replaced the bridge. I expected a stock neck and maybe some aftermarket bridge pup. I really do like how they sound allot. The Probuckers are suppose to be the same but this sounds better than any of them that I have. I will have to go back and test again..
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  16. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    What model is your goldtop?
  17. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    I can't remember for sure but it came stock with coil splits. I think it's a traditional Pro. Whoever had it before me put a black truss cover on it.
    It's warn and feels really nice and plays killer.
  18. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
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