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    NGD Valentine

    This guitar is awesome. It reminds me of my 1964 ES 335 which I regretfully had to sell, and my partscaster mahogany Tele. Absolutely love it! But 11's? Oh well, easy fix. And that red metal flake. Nice job James & EBMM!

    PS - how do you add pics?

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    Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the Valentine.

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    I swapped to 9s immediately and it feels better to me now.

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    I swapped to10s the 11 sounded really good and I could bend with them but the back of my hand would ache after a while after playing them

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    I also swapped to 9's and never looked back

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    I put 10's on too, will probably go to 9's but I gigged it tonight & the 10's weren't bad. Definitely have to re-eq some of my patches (me-80) but it was a joy to play and it seemed like it wanted me to play it harder. Odd, I know but it felt like it have taken whatever I could have dished out. Unfortunately it was a steamy night in NJ and after 3 sets I was running out of gas. Great guitar.

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    I have 9.5s on a guitar and like them a lot

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    Sorry you had to sell the ES... never sell guitars, see below.

    I love the 11s... think they are perfect for this guitar. Granted, all my guitars have 11s except for my JP (10s).

    Looking forward to the pics.... (nudge!!!)

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    No, I had to sell them. Short story - divorce. But the collection is growing. Gigged with my Valentine tonight. Easy gig 50's/60's/some country. Ran it through my Quilter 101 & a Red Fang loaded 1 x 12. OMG, the clarity of the neck pickup is amazing and the bridge pickup was bright without being piercing. Nice jangle & tight country lines. Tried V30 last week, too bright (and it's over 20 years old!). Next up is Eminence 1258 for the Fender sound.

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    Needless to say, the Valentine performed flawlessly tonight. Into Boss ME-80 (cover band, need different delays, verbs, etc. Then into Quilter Mini 101 and a Mesa 1x12 with legend 1258. Sounded like a little twin. Anyone else dig Quilters?

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