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Older gibson les pauls compared to newer ones

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nullnaught  
16 Apr 2011 13:31 | Quote
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I hear the gbson company has gone to hell. What is it about the new gison les pauls compared to the old ones that make them crap?

Could it be the pickups?
luthier  
16 Apr 2011 15:48 | Quote
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It's supposed to be the wood. A friend of mine whose been using Lps since the 70s said they've started using cheap wood.
gshredder2112  
16 Apr 2011 16:01 | Quote
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yeah,notice the weight difference.
70's lp= backbreaking heavy=fat tone

2011lp= a bit lighter=thinner tone
luthier  
16 Apr 2011 16:04 | Quote
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Yeah man, part of it is the maple they're using on the tops now.
gshredder2112  
16 Apr 2011 16:16 | Quote
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i refusr to play lp's though,too cliched of a tone.i would much rather have an es335 or a tele.
gshredder2112  
16 Apr 2011 16:17 | Quote
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maple tops dont give ya that maple tone,just the flamed maple look,although i am intrigued by that new smartwood lp.
case211  
16 Apr 2011 17:27 | Quote
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maple tops add a flavor to the other tone wood. It helps to offset the dark tone of mahogany. Plus it can look pretty cool :P
nullnaught  
21 Apr 2011 17:22 | Quote
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Today i tried out a gibson studio a strat and a tele. And now i think i want a tele. It sounded the best, IMO.
matt8675  
21 Apr 2011 17:24 | Quote
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Fenders have overtaken Gibsons quality.
macandkanga  
21 Apr 2011 17:54 | Quote
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I agree matt8675. If and when I ever get an LP, it will be an older one made of solid, not chambered, wood.
Notim  
21 Apr 2011 18:12 | Quote
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a new neighbor just moved in next to me and I heard his band playing so I waited for a few months and went over and said hello and show me his les paul studio and I am sorry guys but to be very honest it was the worst giuitar I have ever put my hands on, I set guitar up on the side for fun and of course 40 bucks but I did his for free and man it was very sad, very sad, of course I told him that I did what i could but i'm sorry to say that it was a piece of """", sorry
Crash171  
22 Apr 2011 12:25 | Quote
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What studios are you guys playing? If its the faded ones that are part of the cheap line up, those things are fire wood in my opinion. But I had my hands on one of the limited edition flood guitars and that thing was nice. I loved it.

However I still have a list of 4 guitars I want:
Fender American Blond Tele
ESP Standard Series Eclipse II
Gibson Flood Anniversary LP Studio (or an old Gem series)
PRS Custom 24
nullnaught  
22 Apr 2011 12:31 | Quote
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What is chambered wood?
gshredder2112  
22 Apr 2011 13:00 | Quote
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@ notim Haah!
EMB5490  
22 Apr 2011 13:31 | Quote
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old.

no the wood is aged, better quality possibly craftsmanships...
nullnaught  
22 Apr 2011 13:42 | Quote
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The one i played had alnico 5s on it and goes for about 1000. I cant wait for it. It'll be a long time before i can afford it.



gshredder2112  
22 Apr 2011 13:47 | Quote
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so ya decided on that one,good choice john.
HunterHAH  
22 Apr 2011 15:45 | Quote
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I heard the Gibson forests are running out of trees. Could this have anything to do with the quality of their guitars?
gshredder2112  
22 Apr 2011 17:16 | Quote
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^^^ it might.


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