Another gibswan landed

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madchester_monkey
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Another gibswan landed

Post by madchester_monkey » Wed May 20, 2020 8:49 pm

Mine finally arrived today, Put a new set of strings on it but not my usual ones ( I have a few packs on order ) set up was awful, way too much bow in the neck, trem to high. So after tinkering with for a while I'm very happy with it. There were a few minor flaws, mostly around the bottom of the headstock but a little clean up with a fine scotch bite pad and its no longer an issue.
I do agree with someone else's comment on the scratchy feel of the Floyd fine tuners, I have a 1984 trem that I may swap onto it. The big thing I noticed is the fretboard feels a little grainy, I only have one other guitar with an ebony board and that's a Washburn custom shop, that one is like glass.

Overall I'm pleased, I remember looking at one of these in the shop window as a teenager!


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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by SWANTECH » Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 pm

Welcome to the club. LOL.
Now throw a better volume pot in it and a Full Shred and be even more happy.
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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by sixstring » Wed May 20, 2020 9:04 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by marsmountain » Thu May 21, 2020 5:53 am

:thumbs :thumbs :thumbs
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- Somebody put a fair amount of effort into building a piece of garbage -

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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by wizball » Thu May 21, 2020 9:14 am

Haha, another owner, we have a Gibswan club kinda starting here :roll
'85 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, White
'88 Retta I, White, maple board
'88 Retta I, White, reverse headstock
'88 Sustainer, Champagne
'14 Pacer Classic, White, modded
'19 Nightswan, Blue polka dot
And lots of Lesters :mrgreen

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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by menace » Thu May 21, 2020 9:32 pm

And they are all the same.

One of you guys need to paint one just to be different.
It's not really hoarding if your shit is cool....

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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by _xxx_ » Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 am

menace wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:32 pm
And they are all the same.

One of you guys need to paint one just to stop being an eyesore.
Corrected ;)

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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by Chris856 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 am

Don’t they do these in the lightning finish too?

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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by _xxx_ » Tue May 26, 2020 12:47 pm

Nope, only Minnie Mouse finish.


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Re: Another gibswan landed

Post by menace » Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 pm

_xxx_ wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Minnie Mouse finish.
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It's not really hoarding if your shit is cool....

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