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Sometimes, only a Les Paul will do

ch willie

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I've recently formed a band with a bunch of younger guys (I'm 52; they're in their 20s). I'm a classic rock kind of guy, and we're doing a bit of that, but these guys come from thrash metal. So the music has a harder edge.

I'm a Strat / Tele guy. However, they just weren't cutting it with this band. I had brought my Les Paul Std. Faded just in case. I plugged it in, and shazam. It was a star. I've got Classic 57 / 57 plus in it. It cut through the mix and allowed me to play for the band's sound. Sometimes, it takes a Les Paul with humbuckers to add that necessary power.
 

DanD

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Glad to hear the LP is working for ya! :peace2

I really like those faded finish LPs. I bought an '06 BFG and the tone with the almost non-existent finish was real open and woody.

Like a dummy I painted it... :## Did a good job and it looks better but the open/woody tone I liked so much is gone. It sounds more focused and cleaner now. A bit subdued from the original lively feel it had. :dang
 

ch willie

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Sorry about the results.

I expected the 57s to be too weak for this band, but my my.
 

DanD

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Don't be! It'll go under the knife again soon... :hee

I bought it as a platform to play with. Turned out it was a pretty decent git out of the box.

57s are my fave Gibson pup. I've liked them in all manner of Gibsons. Hollow bodies, semis, chambered LPs and Histerics. :peace2
 

Doc Sausage

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Who here uses a LP for Country - I mean, modern country. Aldeen, Gretchen, etc...???
 

ch willie

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Well, that's good, DanD. No need to let a good guitar like that go to waste.

I've used my LP in bands before, but I never needed it like I do for this band. My back wishes my guitar were an SG, but my fingers and ears love my LP.
 
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