I want a new guitar this will be my third guitar, right now i have a vintage strat of 190€ and i want to upgrade ive seen some good epiphone les paul for around 400€ should i get a fender mexican strat i dont want to spend more than 500€ and i like playing indie/alternative/rock like the arctic monkeys
What guitar whould you recommend for that price?
I think a MIM Fender Strat is one of the best deals out there. If you like Strats you cannot go wrong with a Mexican Fender.
now anything i see is what is the difference between vintage and new, we already know that stuff, but with other peoples experience with les pauls no one has said which is better. say with the old les pauls they may have more flaws and the newer ones may compensate for those flaws. but then the old les pauls may have more quality to their craftsmanship maybe the new ones are lacking in quality. Vintage aged wood could be better, new wood could be better. what do people think: what is better a new les paul or a vintage?
Depends on what you mean by vintage. I don’t really know at what age a guitar is considered vintage. The 50’s and most of the 60’s Les Pauls are considered by many to be some of the best made. There was a better choice of old growth wood and I think most of us would agree that everything in America was probably built a bit better in those days. The 70’s and some of the 80’s Les Pauls are what is known as Norlin era guitars and many consider them to be the worst Les Pauls ever made. Of course it is a matter of opinion to some extent. I do not own any 50’s or 60’s Les Pauls, but have several friends that do . We have compared current Gibson Custom Shop Historic reissues side by side with the vintage models and they are surprisingly close in tone. So, if you want the best current model Les Paul then get a Custom Shop Historic. My R6 Goldtop was $3700, a real 1956 Les Paul Goldtop will run you about $35,000 and up. So a real vintage Les Paul is not an option for most folks.
The legendary Les Paul shows off his prowess on the guitar and then shows off his invention, his “Little Black Box” or the “Les Paulverizer.” He also talks with Merv about his early days and his mother’s influence on him. Merv Griffin had over 5000 guests appear on his show from 1963-1986. Footage from the Merv Griffin Show is available for licensing to all forms of media through Reelin’ In The Years Productions. www.reelinintheyears.com.
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Ever since its arrival in 1983 the Les Paul Studio has been a firm favorite with hard-working guitarists the world over, establishing itself as an undeniable “modern classic” through several variations of the breed. Stylishly revamped for 2012, the new Les Paul Studio from Gibson USA continues to offer the tonal power and unparalleled quality and playability that first made the Les Paul Standard legendary 60 years ago, dressed in a stunning new range of finish options that are sure to get you noticed. All that, and the Les Paul Studio’s stripped-down ethos still brings it in at a remarkable price for a genuine American-made Gibson Les Paul. All of the classic tonewoods are here, along with the acclaimed Gibson set-neck construction for optimum resonance and sustain. To top it off, the guitar has a pair of genuine Alnico-magnet humbucking pickups for the perfect marriage of power and depth, with push/pull coil splitting for versatile single-coil tones. All this, and the Les Paul Studio comes in your choice of Ebony, Fireburst, Inverness Green, Pelham Blue, Radiant Red, Silver Pearl, Vintage Sunburst or Wine Red finish, all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The Ebony and Silver Pearl guitars pop with black plastic trim, while other finish options wear classic vintage-style cream, and all are available as either right- or left-handed instruments.
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My original 1957 Les Paul Junior plugged straight into my Germino Lead 55 Half Stack with Greenbacks. Just riffing around a little bit. Presence-5 Bass-2 Mids-8 Treble-6 Volume1-8 Volume2-7
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1970 Gibson Les Paul Professional - Walnut
Rare Les Paul Professional from the “Low-Impedance Series” in very good condition for its age, only 118(!) where made. The instrument can be played by “low impedance” or conventinal on any amp because of its built in impedance matching transformer!
Multibound- singlecutaway mahagonibody,
mahagonineck 22 frets,
bound rosewood fretboard with perl crown inlays,
tune-o-matic/stop tailpiece combination,
6x Grover tuners,
2x low impedance pickups,
two 3-way switches,
1x phase slide switch,
walnut finish in nitro laquer,
incl. orig. Gibson hardshell case.
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I’ve been trying to find a green day guitar sound for months. I have a dookie and a kerplunk sound, but I want a nimrod and a warning sound as well. I have a gibson les paul junior with p90 pickups and an epiphone les paul special II with p90 pick ups. i have a marshall amp with these knobs: gain, bass, contour, volume treble and reverb. Can anybody help?!
There are so many variables involved that without direct access to your equipment it is difficult to give an accurate response. Firstly, I would consider using the Junior mainly as it is Billie’s guitar of choice. You want to aim more for the British high-gain sound as opposed to the generic pop-punk tone (Blink-182, Sum-41 etc.) I’d start by cranking up the gain pretty high, at least a 7/10, Bass up to 6, Treble 8 or 9, Reverb 2 and I’m not too sure about contour. Obviously every guitar/amp combo is completely different, but this is what works for me. Try using this as a starting point and fine-tune it till it gets closer. Also, as strange as this sounds, try and keep the tone as clean as possible, too much gain and you’ll find it doesn’t fit at all. Good luck!
Chappers & the Captain argue over who’s guitar is better - we had a lot of fun, but in the end it’s all up to you to decide what you like best. And if you need to find a store where you can see/try over 100 different Les Pauls or PRS Custom guitars then you need to visit:
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Gibson Les Pauls
Listen to/download the end jam https://soundcloud.com/robchappers/gibson-les-paul-standard-vs-prs-custom-22
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