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Gibson Low-Impedance Guitars Club Les Pauls, L5-S', Basses.

#1 User is offline   btoth76 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:52 AM

Hello!

I thought it would be a good idea to collect us, owners of these rare and interesting guitars, to exchange knowledge and experiences about them, or just to show off our instruments. :)

Please post Your pictures, and descriptions of Your beauties.

Best regards... Bence
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

I'll bite once! I think we are a small group................ [thumbup]

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Somebody must have sold their collection of Low Impedance guitars to Chicago Music Exchange recently.
They sold the Les Paul Personal & some of the others, but they still have several Low Impedance Les Pauls.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:04 AM

Hello Grog!

Your collection is breathtaking! Congratulations!

Cheers... Bence
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#4 User is offline   btoth76 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:08 AM

Hello! So, here is my 1978 Recording. Stamped on 1st of February.

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I've found a site called "Woody's" on the net (maybe You did, Grog recommended it?). There are many people with such instruments. Even found a guitar stamped on the very same day as mine. http://www.rlinwood..../LPR_Master.htm

Cheers... Bence
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

I notice that the Signature / Cassidy models are one-half ES-335 cutaway, (upper bout), and one-half Les Paul cutaway. (lower bout). [flapper]

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:39 AM

View Postzurdo, on 19 March 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

I notice that the Signature / Cassidy models are one-half ES-335 cutaway, (upper bout), and one-half Les Paul cutaway. (lower bout). [flapper]


Hello Zurdo! Indeed! They are very similiar! Cheers... Bence
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

Just to keep things going, here's the original LPR Demo recording which shipped with some of these guitars.

LPR Demo

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

View Postdaveg, on 03 April 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

Just to keep things going, here's the original LPR Demo recording which shipped with some of these guitars.

LPR Demo

DG


Thanks Dave, I haven't listened to that in years! I have that brochure with the record still attached! [thumbup]

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Could someone in the know explain these to a rookie?

What was the intent, what are all the controls, etc?

very interesting guitars, would love to learn more about them.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:53 AM

View PostNHTom, on 04 April 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:

Could someone in the know explain these to a rookie?

What was the intent, what are all the controls, etc?

very interesting guitars, would love to learn more about them.

NHTom


Hello NHTom!

With the four pots You can dial in a year You would like to travel to. One of the switches sets "A.D." or "B.C.". Then, pluck a string and You are there. :D

Seriously...

These instruments have low-impedance pickups for exceptional tonal clarity. They either have separate output jacks for low-impedance mode - which allows the guitar to be directly connected to recording board or it's own amplifier, and for high-impedance mode, through which they can be connected to regular amp, or they have one output jack and a slide selector for the modes.

The pots are: Master Volume, Treble, Bass (I guess, no explanation needed), and an 11-position Decade rotary selector which varies the frequency cut of a filter. With this selector You can make the guitar sound single-coilish, or humbucker-like, even, almost like an acoustic guitar.

They also have switch for out-of-phase setting. This only operates when both pickups are on. It gives the guitar a quacky, hollow tone.

The 3-position bigger switch bypasses the Treble/Bass controls, and/or other sections of circuit.

Cheers... Bence
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:30 AM

Here's my description of the controls based on 30+ years of using my '72/'73 Les Paul Recording with a Shure Impedance Transformer:

http://www.gould68.f...#The%20Controls

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:57 AM

Hello Dave!

Just realized that's Your page! How could I be so blind?! [blush]

Great information there! [thumbup]

By the way: I wonder, if it's possible to add my LPR to the "Users Page" section? [rolleyes]

Cheers... Bence
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hi Bence,

See your PM?

DG

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

A few years ago I came across a story on Les Pauls son, Rusty Paul. He plays what appears to be a modifyed '68 Gibson EB-2 with low impedance pickups. Check it out!

http://cmphotos.zenf...f3d52#h1e0f3d52

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Cool, I really appreciate all the information.

I understand why they had the recording label...........seems like with all those tone options, they would be great for a session player who has to cover a ton of styles and sounds.

Beautiful guitars,

Thanks again,
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:33 AM

Hello NHTom!

Here are some photos, on which You can see what makes a Recording a special among Les Pauls.

The control panel:
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The wiring:
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The pickups:
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Cheers... Bence
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

View Postbtoth76, on 08 April 2013 - 03:33 AM, said:

Hello NHTom!

Here are some photos, on which You can see what makes a Recording a special among Les Pauls.

The control panel:
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The wiring:
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The pickups:
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Cheers... Bence



Wow, very cool........thats a LOT of wiring in a small cavity!
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

I have a triumph bass for sale if anybody is interested lol its the LP Custom Style one.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:31 AM

It's a very nice Triumph Bass, for sure, Mr. Sinclaire! [thumbup]

Good luck on selling!

Cheers... Bence
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:27 AM

Yesterday I came across a nice Les Paul Personal, ended up buying it. It should be delivered sometime next week. It even has the original chord in great shape. That rounds up my low impedance collection. Pictures to follow............................

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