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Pot Codes Can Help Date Your Guitar

Pot Codes Can Help Date Your Guitar

Pot codes can help you determine the year your guitar or bass was manufactured, especially in cases where you can't find a serial number on the instrument, or the serial number still leaves room for interpretation. (If you can find the serial number, go to our extensive Serial Number Database to help you find your baby's born on date.)

Keep in mind there are lots of cases where a manufacturer such as Fender may buy pots in bulk and use them over several years, so you can't always count on pot codes...


Gibson Les Paul 70s Tribute Goldtop w/ Mini-Humbuckers! - Setup

Gibson Les Paul 70s Tribute Goldtop w/ Mini-Humbuckers! - Setup

You're looking at a beautiful 2012 Gibson Les Paul 70s Tribute Goldtop that shows some really cool relic wear. Look at the pics and you'll see it's got some extensive checking on the body, and the gold paint is starting to chip along the edges just like you see on those vintage Gibsons from the old days. ALSO, the pickups have been upgraded to BHK mini-humbuckers, and they sound amazing! 

Sports a mahogany body, solid carved maple top, and maple neck with volute and baked maple fretboard. The 12-inch radius neck has what Gibson calls "a unique 70s thin-to-thick profile." It's basically a 60s Slim up by the nut and chunkier like a 50s rounded profile higher up on the neck.

Mystery Gibson Unboxing - What is This Black Beauty??? p90 Les Paul?

Mystery Gibson Unboxing - What is This Black Beauty??? p90 Les Paul?

I buy a lot of guitars for my used guitar business (https://www.StillKickinMusic.com). Got this one thinking it was a Gibson Les Paul 60s Tribute. Little did I know what a beauty was coming my way.

Turns out they mis-labeled the guitar and I ended up with this 2011 Les Paul Traditional Pro Split Coil P90. It features a Gibson first: a "tapped p90." Gibson describes it like this


How to Clean Dirty Guitar Frets!

How to Clean Dirty Guitar Frets!

Here's a short video showing how I go about cleaning and polishing really dirty guitar and bass frets, including rusty, oxidized ones. Please comment down below because I'm always interested in learning new methods. Let me know how you do it. thanks!


Guitar Setup - How I Set Up a Gibson 50s Tribute Les Paul Goldtop 2016 (49977)

Guitar Setup - How I Set Up a Gibson 50s Tribute Les Paul Goldtop 2016 (49977)

Guitar Setup - How I Set Up a Gibson 50s Tribute Les Paul Goldtop 2016 (49977)