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Old 09-09-2019, 06:20 PM
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It arrived on time and it's quite an ax! SW did a great job on the setup; it's one of the most playable electrics I've experienced. Tone is to die for, too. I had a Satin 335 a while back and I was never that wowed by it.

I guess the '57 Classics in the Satin just don't measure up to the MHS II things in the new dot. Was toying with the idea of a 335 Studio but I'm glad I sprung for the more upscale unit.

Still trying to get used to the weight of electrics after spending the last four years playing acoustic. I always play sitting down, acoustic or electric, so the extra weight of the electrics is manageable but noticeable.

Gotta kool it with the GAS, now!
Sounds like you have a keeper. I'm not familiar with the MHS II pickups? Are they new Gibson pickups?
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:53 AM
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This is taken from a post on the gear page, 2-21-17:

"My understanding is Burst buckers in the 1,2, and 3 versions are machine wound, uneven coil and either potted or unpotted.

MHS are alnico II neck and alnico III bridge, manually scatterwound, uneven coil, and unpotted, and are for that reason more of a PAF style pickup in construction, that Gibson probably considers more of an "historic spec"."

Seems like the MHS IIs were introduced about 2016.

I like their clean tones so much that I've yet to mess around with overdrive or other effects.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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This is taken from a post on the gear page, 2-21-17:

"My understanding is Burst buckers in the 1,2, and 3 versions are machine wound, uneven coil and either potted or unpotted.

MHS are alnico II neck and alnico III bridge, manually scatterwound, uneven coil, and unpotted, and are for that reason more of a PAF style pickup in construction, that Gibson probably considers more of an "historic spec"."

Seems like the MHS IIs were introduced about 2016.

I like their clean tones so much that I've yet to mess around with overdrive or other effects.
I believe I have the IIs in my '18 339 and agree that the cleans are great.

I thought I read somewhere about the 335 having 550k pots, which would further brighten the output. I haven't checked my 339 to see the pot value, but I will next time I have the mirror out.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:27 PM
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Old Roy certainly thought so:



Now you just have to learn how to sing like him...
With his singing and writing talent, he could have used purple with pink polka dots for all I care...still would have been astounding.

Actually, another one I've seen that rocks the black finish is the Joe Bonamassa Signature Epiphone 335, about which I've read very good things regarding pickups, set-up, etc.

I mean, I need another guitar like I need an extra hole in myself, but still kinda gassing for that one.

Not to hijack the thread...again, contrats on a nice 335; they look great in black...who knew?
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:15 PM
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Great guitar and Iím glad youíre so pleased with it! 335s are awesome guitars!
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:16 PM
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Not to hijack the thread...again, contrats on a nice 335; they look great in black...who knew?


B B King and Roy Orbison to name but two...
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:40 PM
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This is taken from a post on the gear page, 2-21-17:

"My understanding is Burst buckers in the 1,2, and 3 versions are machine wound, uneven coil and either potted or unpotted.

MHS are alnico II neck and alnico III bridge, manually scatterwound, uneven coil, and unpotted, and are for that reason more of a PAF style pickup in construction, that Gibson probably considers more of an "historic spec"."

Seems like the MHS IIs were introduced about 2016.

I like their clean tones so much that I've yet to mess around with overdrive or other effects.
I've got some researching to do. Thanks for that info ... and enjoy your Gibson!
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:21 PM
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Beautiful guitar! I've been eyeing these for a while, Enjoy!
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:01 PM
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Oh, this is so cool for you!

Of all the electric guitars I own -- an American Strat plus, a Tele, a Gibson Les Paul Standard, a Rick 330-12 -- I love my Gibson ES-335 best. It was the first electric guitar I ever bought and still my favorite.

You will love this guitar I think!

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