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And the phase cancellation when running both pickups on, if you use a mix down cable, is easily mitigated by simply rolling either volume knob down slightly. I remember you showing me the Burns when I visited but I don’t think we plugged it in in stereo mode. He used two Twin Reverbs on stage – must’ve been hell of a sound! L'impresa Gibson Guitar Corporation fù creata nel 1902 da Orville Gibson. Most of you are aware of the Gibson stereo models and how they work. Call 203 858 0098 or email me at okguitars@gmail.com, If you want to comment, please use the comment form on the post or photo. Occasionally useful and always fun to play with. My name is Charlie Gelber. I believe that distinction goes to Gretsch and their Project-o-Sonic circuit, I believe. $44.30 shipping. We use cookies to understand how you use our site, give you an awesome experience, and deliver our services. It sounds pretty great but what am I going to do with 54 different tonal possibilities? Gibson ES-345TD 1979 Stereo Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage USA w/HSC. I’m not sure anybody ever really wanted stereo guitars but sales hype sometimes sways buyers looking for the next big thing. It’s an early 62 and is the first of the double cuts and the last of the “second” stereo version which is way too complicated to explain but mostly has to do with the switches and where they are located. 5) Speaker selector on stereo, guitar in left stereo input: left side 2 x 8″ firing. There are five separate three way switches that allow 54 different combinations (according to the Gretsch hype). It seems there is less hype going around vintage sites these days about the “tone sucking” nature of Gibson’s Varitone…unfortunately I fell victim to the hype years ago and convinced myself I had to dump my first rack ’59 345 (number 20 in the first rack of 345 models) in favor of a 1961 dot 335. I also found your comments on Gretsch to be interesting but I’ve always found the number of switches and knobs on those beasts to be intimidating! And while the Project-o-Sonic White Falcon I now own is a pretty cool guitar in its pimpmobile kind of way, the functionality of the circuit is more than a little arcane. • leave a response or trackback, Charlie, thanks for the primer/refresher on Gibson Stereo guitars. 121 watching. I believe one jack was for use when the stereo was bypassed, and both when using the stereo mode. 4) Speaker selector on Stereo, guitar in right stereo input: right side 2 x 8″ firing. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). So, to be clear, you can have the top three strings picked up by the bridge, the lower three picked up by the neck and each sent to a different amp. or Best Offer. The one thing about those early Burns models was the complexity of their wiring making getting the same precise sound – every time – all but impossible. 4.6 out of 5 stars 60. It can give you some honky, quacky tones not usually associated with a Gibson but how often do you use honky, quacky tones? Get it as soon as Thu, Nov 19. They were known usually as a ‘Gibson Stereo’, rather than a 345 as we didn’t get 355s in the UK at that time, or even know of their existance. dell'impresa ha secondo i dati 3100 collaboratori (nel 2010). $65.00 shipping. They had a reputation for ‘weak pickups’, the pickups being of course identical to those on other Gibson models at that time. As soon as I find another split stereo cord in a 345 case, I’ll send it along. In the late 70’s to mid 80’s Carvin made some solid-body guitars that had stereo capabilities. I always liked the Varitone, especially when used in conjunction with modern effects such as a compressor/boost to compensate for the drop in output as you go into the higher numbered positions. The stronger output pickup will then color the 2 pickup tone (either more treble for bridge, or more mid/bass for the neck). Useful? Necessary? OK Guitars is located at 11 Railroad Street in Kent, CT. Open Friday through Sunday and by appointment during the week. I don’t even know 54 songs. You can get really cool Peter Green or T-Bone Walker tone with that. With a true bypass and the pickups in phase they should, of course, sound pretty much like a 335. If you want to email me, you can find me at okguitars@gmail.com. Of course, Gibson also put their “Varitone” switch into the circuit which has caused more debate (and consternation) than just about any other guitar feature. Ultimately, nobody won the stereo wars because nobody really wants stereo guitars. You can still get the odd combinations but they aren’t split between channels. La sede ufficiale europea dell'impresa Gibson Europe B.V. è in PK Vianen (NL). I have owned close to 500 of them over the years. I do recall that the pickups split the outputs the same as the Gretsch. You can get around this by flipping over one of the magnets, which requires you to unsolder the cover or you can back off one of the volume controls and limit the “phase cancellation” that occurs at full output from both pickups.

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