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Original Gibson 1959 Les Paul vs 2002 Gibson 1959 Historic

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

Ok this is for all the nay sayers on vintage guitars not sounding different. Here is a bone stock 1959 Gibson owned by Larry DiMarzio of DiMarzio pickups put up against Paul from Guitar Worlds personal guitar a 2002 Gibson 1959 Historic loaded with 36th annivesary DiMarzio PAFs. To my ear the 1959 sounds way better, especially when played acoustically.



A little more on Larrys guitar and his comments on the 1959


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Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:18 PM

Thanks, for that post. The 59 is truly the Holy Grail of Les Paul's. The acoustic sound is truly remarkable. [thumbup]

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:25 PM

I hate Paul.

But the 2002 R9 sounds like it has a blanket over the amp and strings when he plays wtf?

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:03 PM

View PostFuzzy Fred, on 14 July 2011 - 04:25 PM, said:

I hate Paul.

But the 2002 R9 sounds like it has a blanket over the amp and strings when he plays wtf?


I wish I could have liked the comment were the dude said Andy from PGS should have been playing it!

And yeah the difference in the sound was WAY more then what I excepted, was really in awe at the sound that came out of the 59 acoustically sitting in my office I was like [scared]
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:06 PM

View Postne14t?, on 14 July 2011 - 05:03 PM, said:

I wish I could have liked the comment were the dude said Andy from PGS should have been playing it!

And yeah the difference in the sound was WAY more then what I excepted, was really in awe at the sound that came out of the 59 acoustically sitting in my office I was like [scared]

The acoustic sound on the '59 was soooo nice. I would have liked to hear the difference played with the original buckers vs the reissues instead of DiMarzio's on the latter.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

View PostJeff-7, on 14 July 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:

The acoustic sound on the '59 was soooo nice. I would have liked to hear the difference played with the original buckers vs the reissues instead of DiMarzio's though.


I like how he claimed the pickups almost mimicked the sound perfectly....sure if you got crud in your ears! No offense to DiMarzio but to me it sounded no where near comparable. I was always baffled as to why the 59 was the holy grail, and up until this clip I had never heard a vintage one played, sure I heard the ones used by people like Page and Clapton but they werent as vintage.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

The real 59 sounded much better.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:08 AM

Well, ask yourself why did they compare the pickups with unatainable 59 pafs in a different guitar. Surely they should have compared them with the competition, 57 classics, in the SAME guitar. It doesn't take a genius to work out why they didn't do that though.
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