- Apr 8, 2015
Oh my god! This video shows exactly why Will Ferrell satired this song contest! If you haven't already done so, watch "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" on Netflix. When I first watched the movie, I didn't realize this was a real competition.this thread should have a special video associated with it
while I doubt this is Big Al's "cup of tea" I think many of you will love it
I don't know how this post double quoted and I can't figure out how to fix it, but click on "Click to expand" to read what I wrote!I have learned that if a Les Paul does not have midrange or bottom end, just move it along. You are not going to be able to add it with pickups or parts. You may be able to tweak the sound a little, but if it ain't there in the wood, you can't add it. (It cost me a fair amount of money to learn this lesson!)I had one...This was the most colorful reissue I ever saw. The difference was the real yellow center. Flame to die for. Perfect (to me) in every way except tone. I did the same thing a lot of other folkes did by installing ThroBaks, long steel studs, repro tailpiece and bridge, brass thumbwheels (that did make a positive contribution), and even Luxe oil in paper caps. Sorry, it just didn't have midrange snarl and growl. No bottom end either. It killed me to let it go because I loved looking at it so much, but if it doesn't do the Les Paul "thing", I cant justify it. I ended up trading it in for a new Memphis '64 ES-335 TDC reissue and a used Les Paul Traditional II that really sounds like a vintage Les Paul bridge pickup with Strat-sounding single coil neck pickup. The combo is great too with a chirp. So, because I had outstanding top with color to die for, I got very good money/value on this used tone turd. I had much better pictures until PhotoBucket held them for ransom! This was the only picture that survived. Matt originally owned this and sold it to Mark's Loft. I jumped on it as soon as I saw it. It was once daubed the "Color Me Gone Burst".
That is the truth, GTS. You may be able to emphasize something that is there with pickup changes, but never add what was never there. I credit the hyde glue and return to the old truss rod design for the improvement in today's Les Paul sound. Honestly, they all sound pretty consistently good these days. In the past you may have gotten lucky, but I never did. We are in a new golden age. Finally!I don't know how this post double quoted and I can't figure out how to fix it, but click on "Click to expand" to read what I wrote!
I've seen this more often than not! Good tone starts with a great setup!Recently had a tone turd R8 on the bench. New. Lots of high frets and generally poorly seated. Installed new taller wider frets ( the reason for the job) glued in (hide) and it was a tone turd no longer.