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post #76 of 90 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 08:48 PM
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You are a jammin' fool and I love the sound of that JSX. Is that straight into the amp?

Wait, that is not a Les Paul! Who you tryin' to fool.
It has a tad of effect on it in the loop. But all the tone is pure JSX, nothing added EQ wise at the amp, or in the recording. It actually sounds better than that. Since I had to make it uploadable, the sound is a bit compromised.

Yep, you busted me, it's not a LP. Not that there's anything wrong with them. I just never played one I personally liked. And of all the PRS's, the Tremonti Se really does it for me.
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I don't see why anyone under the age of sixty would really be interested in a Les Paul guitar. I mean really, BY the sixties they were outdated... BUT it has become an iconic symbol that just won't seem to die. The Les Paul is probably the first thing most people on this miserable sphere think of when they hear the word "guitar." I guess there is something nostalgic about the Les Paul that still inspires people to make music, just like the Model-T inspired the automobile so long ago. Of course, they don't still try to sell Model-T's and pass them off as the same as a modern car.

Ahhh, um, I don't really like Les Pauls Dino (and yep, I've owned about five so far - maybe I just don't learn quickly), but Telecasters have been around for four years longer than LPs, and Strats only two years less, yet about 98% of the electric guitars sold in the world today either ARE one of these, or a reasonably close derivative (and I include RGs and JEMs in that category) - I don't think nostalgia inspires people to make music on a Les Paul, I think it's the fact that for a heck of a lot of people, a Les Paul through a Marshall is the ultimate stinkin' rock beast!

I just picked up a stunning PRS Singlecut Trem - I love it - easily one of the nicest guitars I have ever had, but having said that, even to me, the Singlecut is really just a Les Paul with the wrinkles ironed out!

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Guitarists cried out and so they brought back the original design.
I think that comment says alot of things about the Les Paul. Even though Gibson tried to "better" the guitar with the SG (which, for the record, I hate,but that's my own preference), people really DID like the Les Paul, as it WAS. I think that still hold true, today.

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When it comes down to it the sound can be (and is) replicated by many modern guitars that are much lighter and easier to play.
I.i.i.i.i.i.i.i.m.m.m.m.m.m not really sold on that. I mean, I've owned tons of guitars (God bless my wife! She's been SO patient during my moments of extreme GAS!) in the past 27 years, and not many did the Les Paul "thing" as well as THE Les Paul. My Hamer SATF came pretty close, but at the end of the day, it was essentially trying to be a Les Paul Double Cut (Still, it WAS a great guitar. Sorry I sold it.........but that's another story...) It's a combination of the heft of the guitar, the set neck, the Gibson pickups, and so on. Don't get me wrong, I've more than played my share of LPs that felt and sounded like ASS (Most of them, in the past several years!). However, guitar-shape fad have come and gone, but a good Les Paul, in my eyes (and ears) will always be timeless.
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I'm not trying to bash them, playing a Les Paul (or a strat for that matter) is like driving a cool old vintage car. Like a 57 Chevy, and I guess a strat would be like a 641/2 mustang. The only point I make is that better guitars now exist. They are like ZO6's and and BMW's. I guess Ibanez would be like a cool Japanese car, an Evo or an STi.
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I think that comment says alot of things about the Les Paul. Even though Gibson tried to "better" the guitar with the SG (which, for the record, I hate,but that's my own preference), people really DID like the Les Paul, as it WAS. I think that still hold true, today.



I.i.i.i.i.i.i.i.m.m.m.m.m.m not really sold on that. I mean, I've owned tons of guitars (God bless my wife! She's been SO patient during my moments of extreme GAS!) in the past 27 years, and not many did the Les Paul "thing" as well as THE Les Paul. My Hamer SATF came pretty close, but at the end of the day, it was essentially trying to be a Les Paul Double Cut (Still, it WAS a great guitar. Sorry I sold it.........but that's another story...) It's a combination of the heft of the guitar, the set neck, the Gibson pickups, and so on. Don't get me wrong, I've more than played my share of LPs that felt and sounded like ASS (Most of them, in the past several years!). However, guitar-shape fad have come and gone, but a good Les Paul, in my eyes (and ears) will always be timeless.
You make a good point there. Just the fact that guitars are made trying to sound like a LP says alot...
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Ehy, when all's said and done, it ultimately comes down to personal preferences, right? Good to know that everybody shares different ones. Otherwise, life would be boring, and only one or two guitar companies would probably exist, raping the customer...................wait, that just about already happens........DOH!
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Actually that is pretty cool! My daughter saw it and now she wants one... Thanks!

They're cheap enough. $99.00
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I'll run that thing through the POD and see what I can get out of it.
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So I guess a Stradivarius is a really crappy old outdated violin? You'd be much better of with one of these...


You know, I read somwhere that the reason Stradivarius violins had such good tone was because there was somekind of weather anomaly, like a drought or something that affected the trees that were used to make the violins. This did something to the wood that still to this day they can't be duplicated.
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only ever played one les paul i liked and it was just for the clean tone on the neck pickup.. and it was over 4 grand
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You know, I read somwhere that the reason Stradivarius violins had such good tone was because there was somekind of weather anomaly, like a drought or something that affected the trees that were used to make the violins. This did something to the wood that still to this day they can't be duplicated.
There are a lot of theories. On some of them the F-holes are not even symetrical. It looks like he was much more interested in the sound than in cosmetic perfection.
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I do. 2009 Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst.


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I think that when it comes to a Lp it's all about the setup
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Re: So who here is into Les Pauls?

I am a fan.
I like most guitars though.
But I have always loved LP's, especially Heritage Cherry Sunbursts with three pups......
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Re: So who here is into Les Pauls?

I don't own one or play one but I'm a fan of the tones.

You very rarely hear a BAD sounding Les Paul( never ? ) and I've heard so many great tones out of them over the years, from famous and not famous players. Same with ES 335 and 345.

If I ever had one I'd have a single coil right in between the Humbuckers- not to sound like a Strat but to milk ALL the tones out of the Les Paul.

No - I won't let anyone carve up a vintage one- It'll be new.....

So I'm a FAN but not an owner.
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