- Oct 30, 2001
I read with amusement that Burstboy says the greater bodyfat will give greater sustain. I disagree, a pair of muttonchop sideboards will definitly give you greater sustain thru your Les Paul. As proof of this fact, checkout some period pics of the greats, Beano Clapton, early Fleetwood Pete Green, Savoy Brown Kim Simmonds, Mayall vintage Mick Taylor, sessionman Page need I say anymore, how about Duane with that tobaccoburst 58, what a pair of sideburns he had!Even Bloomfield sported some side whiskers with the Flag and his 54 goldtop was missing some knobs in some pictures! & he got great sustain with all those microbends( what a great player he was!!) I wonder what happened to those knobs? I know Dan Erlewine now has that guitar, but who owns those missing vintage knob(s)? Maybe its the same person who owns the missing vintage knobs off the Freddie King 54 GT, & Freddie had great sustain near the end of his life. I can see in the 70s photos he also had humungus sideboards,hence the sustain, but alas no Paul is seen in his hands.