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Dr. Green

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the one thing I am not clear about is why a guitar such as a 57 black beauty reissue needs to be used to play highly distorted metal riffs ?

(some blues riffs thru a tweed deluxe and no effect pedals would much more clearly demonstrate the guitars tone )
 

DutchRay

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the one thing I am not clear about is why a guitar such as a 57 black beauty reissue needs to be used to play highly distorted metal riffs ?

(some blues riffs thru a tweed deluxe and no effect pedals would much more clearly demonstrate the guitars tone )
Well, everyone has his preference of music. GuitarjonSDS clearly likes metal and while I agree there's more to a guitar than heavy distortion, but there's plenty of video's taking care of that.
 

Kutt

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the one thing I am not clear about is why a guitar such as a 57 black beauty reissue needs to be used to play highly distorted metal riffs ?

(some blues riffs thru a tweed deluxe and no effect pedals would much more clearly demonstrate the guitars tone )

I don't think it's a '57 reissue. It's a "modern" LP Custom (for lack of a better term). That 490R/498T set loosely caters to heavier music so I can understand Jon's angle.
 

GuitarjonSDS

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Well, everyone has his preference of music. GuitarjonSDS clearly likes metal and while I agree there's more to a guitar than heavy distortion, but there's plenty of video's taking care of that.

Oh yeah it's a very versatile guitar. These are just my main styles but I'm looking forward to exploring what else this guitar is capable of. I think my 60s Standard will inspire me more to play some mid gain crunch stuff though... Fwiw, I did play some nice edge of breakup clean tones in the video so it's not alllllll heavy rock. :)
 

GuitarjonSDS

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Dude! Is all that gear behind you yours, or are you sitting in the stock room of a Guitar Center????

Yeah I got a lot of amps. That's kinda my thing. It got out of hand for sure haha! But it's fair to say I'm a collector. I think I have around 48 now...
 

GuitarjonSDS

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Got my 60s standard today. Will post some more thoughts and pics once I've played it some more. I'm not sold on the burstbucker 61s (yet). They seem a little lacking in the low end so I might swap at least the bridge pickup out for something with a little bit more beef. Any recommendations for pickups that are well suited for a Les Paul, still remaining that 'classic' sound but with more low end beef and perhaps a slightly more modern tone?
 

Midnight Blues

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ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! Nothing like a "Black Beauty" in my book! Congrats, HNGD
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and play her in good health!
 

YoSkip

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Hi all,

New member. Long time LP owner/lover. Have been buying guitars for 25 years, but have never ordered new from the Gibson Custom Shop. Also debating pulling the trigger on a brand new Custom (ebony). Not a reissue, just the Custom - those pickups are just perfect for me.

Anyone purchase anything from the CS in 2023? Anything to be wary of? I know this thread isn't that old, but curious if anyone has any experience as of late.

Thank you!
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LCW

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Hi all,

New member. Long time LP owner/lover. Have been buying guitars for 25 years, but have never ordered new from the Gibson Custom Shop. Also debating pulling the trigger on a brand new Custom (ebony). Not a reissue, just the Custom - those pickups are just perfect for me.

Anyone purchase anything from the CS in 2023? Anything to be wary of? I know this thread isn't that old, but curious if anyone has any experience as of late.

Thank you!
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23 LPC Silverburst. Flawless.

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YoSkip

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That is a beauty! If I get a 2nd, it'll definitely be a Silverburst
 
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