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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

Man, I scored a gorgeous R7 Les Paul Black Beauty recently for a steal. This thing is so awesome and it sounds incredible.

I plan to do some mods to it, like a new electronics kit from RS GuitarWorks, some new Duncan Alnico II pickups and locking tuners. It's going to be off the hook.

Check out my blog for the details: http://funguitars.blogspot.com/2009/...-les-paul.html

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

Sweet guitar. The Alnico II is one of my favourite pickups ever, I have it in the neck of my cheap Silvertone Apocalypse, and it nearly makes it sound like an expensive guitar. It has a lot of body and should really work well with an ebony fretboard, so go for it.

I would be very interested in having you install the pickups and the new RS electronics in two goes because I'd really like to know if upgrading pots and caps is actually worth it
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

gorgeous. beautiful guitar. not sure i'd mod it.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

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Sweet guitar. The Alnico II is one of my favourite pickups ever, I have it in the neck of my cheap Silvertone Apocalypse, and it nearly makes it sound like an expensive guitar. It has a lot of body and should really work well with an ebony fretboard, so go for it.

I would be very interested in having you install the pickups and the new RS electronics in two goes because I'd really like to know if upgrading pots and caps is actually worth it
I've put RS Kits in 2 different Les Pauls with WCR pickups, and a Strat with some Hot Noiseless pickups, and I don't think it's worth the money. Jim Wagner from WCR makes a pot and cap kit now I may try though.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

SWEEEEEEEET!!! I wish it was mine. Doesn't it sound good as is?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

I'm not trying to be rude, but are they kidding with that fret access? square joint, then full body thickness? ouch
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 08:26 PM
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

Not everyone plays between the 21st and 24th frets you know
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

Looks like it needs a bit of a setup as well. Great project though.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

Thats ridiculously lovely...
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 04:30 AM
 
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Re: New Guitar!! Les Paul Black Beauty

I'm loving alnico II's.. she'll sound as good as she looks.
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