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Les Paul standard 50’s vs Epi les paul

LMOD101

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Hello, first time post here. I have several guitars but my epi les paul has been my go to guitar since 07. I had a les paul studio years ago but the quality was so bad I sold it and told myself that I would never buy a Gibson again! Well I couldn’t help myself and recently purchased a 50’s standard. I know there are still quality issues out there with Gibson but this one is great! The only issue I had with mine was I didn’t care for the pickups. I had 2 sets of the same paf clone pickups so I decided to do a little test.

I setup the Gibson and the epi exactly the the same: pickups, tuners, strings, 50’s wirings etc: playing thru all my amps (Marshall, fender, dumble clone) didn’t matter the Gibson shined thru every time. With its warmth, sustain and note definition my epi can’t hold a candle to the Gibson. It’s actually a dream of a guitar to play. Also the 50’s neck profile is perfect for me. I’ve never been a believer in “because it cost more it’s better” but in this case it’s definitely ALOT better!!!!! Never new what I was missing!!!
 

mjross

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Hello, first time post here. I have several guitars but my epi les paul has been my go to guitar since 07. I had a les paul studio years ago but the quality was so bad I sold it and told myself that I would never buy a Gibson again! Well I couldn’t help myself and recently purchased a 50’s standard. I know there are still quality issues out there with Gibson but this one is great! The only issue I had with mine was I didn’t care for the pickups. I had 2 sets of the same paf clone pickups so I decided to do a little test.

I setup the Gibson and the epi exactly the the same: pickups, tuners, strings, 50’s wirings etc: playing thru all my amps (Marshall, fender, dumble clone) didn’t matter the Gibson shined thru every time. With its warmth, sustain and note definition my epi can’t hold a candle to the Gibson. It’s actually a dream of a guitar to play. Also the 50’s neck profile is perfect for me. I’ve never been a believer in “because it cost more it’s better” but in this case it’s definitely ALOT better!!!!! Never new what I was missing!!!
Try a “57” Reissue!
 

cmsaw83

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I've got a 2013 Les Paul Standard. This is one of the years that things were 'suspect' at Gibson, but my Standard is AMAZING and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It came with Burstbucker Pros, which I swapped for a 57' Classic/57' Classic Plus set as I prefer Alnico 2s as opposed to Alnico Vs. That swap sounded great and I still have that set of pickups incase I ever want to use them again, but I decided to try out a set of Seymour Duncans just to see what all the hype is about, and I haven't looked back since! I got a set of 'Pearly Gates' which are PAF style pickups that are each wound just a hair hotter than the usual PAF style pickup like the 57' classic (7.3k-neck and 8.2k bridge) and also use the Alnico 2 magnets. I couldn't be happier with the way my LP sounds and plays. It is a BEAUTIFULLY crafted instrument, and I would put it up to any other guitar any day of the week. I'm certainly not saying it's the best guitar out there, but I got it second hand in like-new condition and the price I paid was a steal the likes of which I'll never see again on a Gibson in my lifetime, and I love it more than any other piece of gear I've ever owned or own still. It's my baby. I owned and played too many Epi's to list before I finally got my Gibson, and there is no denying, a Gibson puts an Epi to shame. It's not even close. Don't get me wrong, Epi's are good guitars and have been a big part of my musical life, and an Epi is about the best budget guitar you can buy. But when I finally got the opportunity to own a Gibson, I tried a BUNCH of them until I found the one, and it is far and away the best guitar I've ever owned. Plugging my LP up to one of my tube amps and cranking it up is a true experience, and so much more than just 'playing' guitar. I am grateful that it is something I am able to do on a daily basis, and it is what I look forward to the most when its time to leave work and head home in the evenings!

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Congrats on your Gibson and 1st post! Welcome to the forum LMOD101!

I'm assuming the 50's LP is the one in your profile/avatar pic? Looks pretty, is that tobacco burst? Have any more pics you'd like to share?
 
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LMOD101

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I've got a 2013 Les Paul Standard. This is one of the years that things were 'suspect' at Gibson, but my Standard is AMAZING and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It came with Burstbucker Pros, which I swapped for a 57' Classic/57' Classic Plus set as I prefer Alnico 2s as opposed to Alnico Vs. That swap sounded great and I still have that set of pickups incase I ever want to use them again, but I decided to try out a set of Seymour Duncans just to see what all the hype is about, and I haven't looked back since! I got a set of 'Pearly Gates' which are PAF style pickups that are each wound just a hair hotter than the usual PAF style pickup like the 57' classic (7.3k-neck and 8.2k bridge) and also use the Alnico 2 magnets. I couldn't be happier with the way my LP sounds and plays. It is a BEAUTIFULLY crafted instrument, and I would put it up to any other guitar any day of the week. I'm certainly not saying it's the best guitar out there, but I got it second hand in like-new condition and the price I paid was a steal the likes of which I'll never see again on a Gibson in my lifetime, and I love it more than any other piece of gear I've ever owned or own still. It's my baby. I owned and played too many Epi's to list before I finally got my Gibson, and there is no denying, a Gibson puts an Epi to shame. It's not even close. Don't get me wrong, Epi's are good guitars and have been a big part of my musical life, and an Epi is about the best budget guitar you can buy. But when I finally got the opportunity to own a Gibson, I tried a BUNCH of them until I found the one, and it is far and away the best guitar I've ever owned. Plugging my LP up to one of my tube amps and cranking it up is a true experience, and so much more than just 'playing' guitar. I am grateful that it is something I am able to do on a daily basis, and it is what I look forward to the most when its time to leave work and head home in the evenings!

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Congrats on your Gibson and 1st post! Welcome to the forum LMOD101!

I'm assuming the 50's LP is the one in your profile/avatar pic? Looks pretty, is that tobacco burst? Have any more pics you'd like to share?
Thanks. Actually that profile pic is from a magazine. I haven’t even had a chance to take pics of mine but as soon as I do I will post.
 
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