This 1987 #gibson , #gibsonsg , at one time (along time ago) was pure white. I was a stupid kid ( now stupid adult) who thought it would be kewl to try to remove the chrome #humbucker covers. I wanted it to look more " #heavymetal " ..... the only part I had success in was massacreing the #bridgepickup wires.... I purchased a new pickup from #carvinguitars for a paltry $42 dollars, thanks to my lucrative lawn mowing job... it was a fine piece, but I "needed" more, so I went to #houseofguitars , in Rochester N.Y., and purchased a brand-spankin new #georgelynch#seymourduncan#screamindemon . It has a coil tap feature, so you get humbucker and #singlecoil pickup, all-in-one. That was a little over my head, at the time, so I had a local pro do the install, which included a push-pull volume pot for the coil tap. It's still in there after mumble-dee-mumble years...
So, to all my fellow #guitarists and #musicians ...whats everyones first #guitar ? Mine has been thru so much but I've had it since christmas of 06 or so when i was 12 turning 13 in a few monthes after. Its a #schecterguitars Gryphon 6 string. I don't think you can find this guitar anywhere anymore but i love it regardless of all the times i dropped it and the bridge pickup broke i made up for it by learning to get my tone right for my neck pickup. Wish i took better care of it.. But ill never get rid of it. Gonna do a youtube vid later for people who maybe ever had the same problem with a broken bridge pickup to still use the neck for heavy riffs before i switch em out for some #seymourduncan#blackwinter#pickups . Right now theyre just stock anf always have been but never failed me. Wish i could get the whole guitar in the pic. Also dont mind the stickers. This guitar is still shredding and riffing hard to the core. From #melodicdeathmetal to #neoclassical , #deathcore , #blues etc. Its so versitile. Ill post my other guitars over time. Sadly 2 i lost i miss to death. I had an x factor #ebony#gibsonexplorer like #Skwisgaar from #Dethklok at 15 and 18 i sold it and regret it but i love my current one till i get a new #explorer like the one i had back then. And my other one i miss was an #ibanez rgr521ex2 limited edition i can probably find on #ebay or something. That one was stolen sadly. Ahhh after i work more on getting more and better gear for my studio ill make sure to get my #guitars back. So, what was your first and what condition is it in now? If you still have it lol.
IT’S DARKEST HOUR DAY!!!
it’s the 23rd anniversary of the first darkest hour show! it’s super cool to have worked on this guitar today, this is schleibaum’s 1987 gibson les paul standard, this guitar is so strongly associated with my memories of seeing darkest hour back in the late 90s and early 2000s. going from start to finish on this one... ok, as you can clearly see, i cleaned years of road grime off this thing. the bridge pickup was blown out, so that got swapped for another seymour duncan JB. while cleaning it, i noticed the neck pickup ring was on backwards, then noticed that the cover wasn’t actually attached to the pickup, so i fixed both of those. finally, it got setup for drop D tuning with ernie ball regular slinky strings. talk about character... i have always thought this is one of the coolest guitars in the world, and i really enjoyed working on it.
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