Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:21 PM
I got the AL mainly because it's not weightreliefed like the standard one, and because I thought the Piezo would be fun. Man was I wrong!
2011 Gibson Les Paul Alex Lifeson Axcess #not longer in my posession"
2011 Ovation MT-37
2011 Ibanez Jem77FP2
2010 DBZ Bird of Prey Radioactive proto
20-- Epiphone Les Paul Standard Tobacco Sunburst
20-- Epiphone Firebird Bass
Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:13 PM
But I love everything about my AL now, and I'd even buy another one if I had the $ to throw around. The Piezo was not a huge thing for me because I'd never had one before, but I find myself using it a lot and it sounds awesome.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:15 AM
I have not done the McDLT mod (even though I thought of doing that mod before anyone got the guitar for other reasons), but plan to do it at some point after my electronics warranty expires. I run with two jacks 100% of the time, so that may be part of the reason I have not had the issues the others report.
All in all, even if you have to do the $60 McDLT mod and lose the in-guitar blending feature in the process, the benefits of the AL model to me seem to be well worth the additional cost. Partly that is because I like the colors better, partly the lack of chambers, partly the pickups, partly the pickup covers, but mostly the piezo, which I absolutely love.
2011 Gibson Alex Lifeson LP Axcess - Viceroy Brown
2008 Gibson Alex Lifeson ES-355 - Alpine White
2004 Gibson LP Studio - Wine Red
2010 La Patrie Hybrid CW - Lightburst
1979 Ovation 1112 Balladeer - Sunburst
Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 Combo
Hughes & Kettner Zentera 100 Combo
TC Electronics G System Limited
TC Electronics Nova Drive
TC Electronics Polytune
Furman PL-8C Power Conditioner
Backline Engineering Riffbox
Boss DM-2 Analog Delay
Fishman Aura Spectrum
ISP Technologies Decimator G String
Line 6 Relay Wireless (x2)
Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume Pedal (x2)
Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:22 AM
In my opinion the AL Axcess is a superior guitar to the stock Axcess - regardless of the peizo. The peize is a great feature and I love the sound, but it should have a seperate siginal path. The McDLT is the only mod that my gutar requires to be perfect for my live application.
- 2006 Gibson CS-356 (Red with Bigsby)
- 2006 Gibson J-165 (Rosewood)
- 2011 Gibson Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess (Viceroy Brown)
- Marshall JVM 410C
- Fender Super Champ