Favorite gutars?

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Gibson Custom Lespaul , jackson [Randy R. model]
A good guitar does help, but put a bad guitar in a good guitarist hand and they can still make it talk.
agree or disagree?
guitarmanxxxx

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Gibson Custom Lespaul , jackson [Randy R. model]
A good guitar does help, but put a bad guitar in a good guitarist hand and they can still make it talk.
agree or disagree?
guitarmanxxxx

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Agree! It all starts with the head/heart/hands.
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Agree! It all starts with the head/heart/hands.
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AXL?

You seem to be down on Gibsons, but doesn't your hero play them exclusively?

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AXL?

You seem to be down on Gibsons, but doesn't your hero play them exclusively?

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What dya mean down on em? I love em, there all I play. Slash uses mainly gibsons yea but with the occasionaly BC Rich or Guild guitar.

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What dya mean down on em? I love em, there all I play. Slash uses mainly gibsons yea but with the occasionaly BC Rich or Guild guitar.

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To each his own, but I find Les Pauls a bit to heavy for my taste. I had one few years back, it was a 70's model. I threw some EMG's in there and it sounded pretty good. I got rid of it after a while.

I think I'm finally gonna break down and get a Fender Strat. I really don't like them (the neck, and the heel are my biggest problems) but Ido like some of the sound it produces. For the funky tunes.

Are there any alternatives? Any other guitars that have that sound? Pick ups maybe?

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To each his own, but I find Les Pauls a bit to heavy for my taste. I had one few years back, it was a 70's model. I threw some EMG's in there and it sounded pretty good. I got rid of it after a while.

I think I'm finally gonna break down and get a Fender Strat. I really don't like them (the neck, and the heel are my biggest problems) but Ido like some of the sound it produces. For the funky tunes.

Are there any alternatives? Any other guitars that have that sound? Pick ups maybe?

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My '57 Les Paul Junior with it's single P90...

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My '57 Les Paul Junior with it's single P90...

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Jerry68
My '57 Les Paul Junior with it's single P90... [/QUOTE]Yes! Now that's a guitar with character!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Jerry68
My '57 Les Paul Junior with it's single P90... [/QUOTE]Yes! Now that's a guitar with character!
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Okay...a lot of pretty good comments throughout this thread...
Recently (...yeah, one year...) I pulled a tendon in my fretting hand, making most attempts to grip and riff quite painful...it's much better now....a good recuperation. Oddly enough, a near saint in the guise of an old acquaintance dropped an unusual axe into my lap, so to speak, for web programming I was doing for him. A 1980 Gibson Sonex 180 Standard (...the poor man's Les Paul...)...never knew they existed. This odd boy really suprised me with its wider and slightly thicker neck (...much more comfortable to play...) compared to my '74 Strat and the flatter, thinner neck...suffice it to say, the Strat is now on its way to a new home in Canada, and the Sonex has taken its place at the front of the group...it may not "be" one, but it has the soul and voice of an old Les Paul...sweet and mean.


1980 Gibson Sonex 180 Standard (black) with Zebra style humbuckers
Danelectro Baritone (black) 1999
1968 Gibson J-45 Deluxe acoustic (cherry sunburst) with added Martin Thinline (1990) bridge pick-up...
...and the 1974 Fender Stratocaster I owned (...since 1978...), loved and souped up some, just sold...

[Edited by gutterslug on 01-18-2004 at 08:44 PM]
"...uhh...Dave's not here, man..."

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Guitar Faves

Okay...a lot of pretty good comments throughout this thread...
Recently (...yeah, one year...) I pulled a tendon in my fretting hand, making most attempts to grip and riff quite painful...it's much better now....a good recuperation. Oddly enough, a near saint in the guise of an old acquaintance dropped an unusual axe into my lap, so to speak, for web programming I was doing for him. A 1980 Gibson Sonex 180 Standard (...the poor man's Les Paul...)...never knew they existed. This odd boy really suprised me with its wider and slightly thicker neck (...much more comfortable to play...) compared to my '74 Strat and the flatter, thinner neck...suffice it to say, the Strat is now on its way to a new home in Canada, and the Sonex has taken its place at the front of the group...it may not "be" one, but it has the soul and voice of an old Les Paul...sweet and mean.


1980 Gibson Sonex 180 Standard (black) with Zebra style humbuckers
Danelectro Baritone (black) 1999
1968 Gibson J-45 Deluxe acoustic (cherry sunburst) with added Martin Thinline (1990) bridge pick-up...
...and the 1974 Fender Stratocaster I owned (...since 1978...), loved and souped up some, just sold...

[Edited by gutterslug on 01-18-2004 at 08:44 PM]
"...uhh...Dave's not here, man..."

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You know, your right. As long as your comfortable with your guitar and sonic wise it can satisfy your needs. That's all that matters.

Some one said it was the player, not what he's playing.

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You know, your right. As long as your comfortable with your guitar and sonic wise it can satisfy your needs. That's all that matters.

Some one said it was the player, not what he's playing.

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Yup. Guitars don't make sound. I guarantee if you take even a $65000 vintage gretsch penguin (I've only seen it in arctic white..how ironic) and hold it up to your ear you won't hear anything, unless you hit it on something. I think there was some famous violinist who coined that idea a while ago after a misplaced compliment after a gig.

On the other hand, something an american strat is probably going to be way more playable and last way longer with way less problems than something like a epi or the lower range of ibenhad. :)
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Yup. Guitars don't make sound. I guarantee if you take even a $65000 vintage gretsch penguin (I've only seen it in arctic white..how ironic) and hold it up to your ear you won't hear anything, unless you hit it on something. I think there was some famous violinist who coined that idea a while ago after a misplaced compliment after a gig.

On the other hand, something an american strat is probably going to be way more playable and last way longer with way less problems than something like a epi or the lower range of ibenhad. :)
"If one has realized a truth, that truth is valueless so long as there is lacking the indomitable will to turn this realization into action!"
-A.H.