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Everything posted by ddsax422

  1. I'm thinking about getting a Les Paul in the next few months and I am really fond of the color/burst options available (I am mainly leaning on the 50s Standard). How do you pick which color/burst to get?
  2. I would get the telecaster. I find the 61 standard tempting to buy too, and I already have an SG Standard from 2019. Like you said, you'll be able to fill in those sounds you're looking for, as opposed to the SG.
  3. I am currently trying to decide which of these two pickups to get for my SG Standard. Here's what I know so far: the Burstbucker pickups have Alnico 5 magnets and have a higher output, are found in the Standard 61s and a couple Les Pauls that I know of, the coils are rounded the opposite way I think, have really good clarity in the clean sounds, and provide the player a little more punch and bite than the regular Burstbuckers. The 57 Classics, on the other hand, have Alnico 2 magnets and have lower output than the 61 Burstbuckers, provide a sweet tone and great clarity in the clean sounds, and have really good crunch. I could be wrong in my description or may have forgotten something to consider, so feel free to let me know! I am trying to get a sound that's vintage, versatile, and fits the classic SG sound. I have heard that both pickup sets are great for this kind of sound. If there are any other pickups to recommend, do let me know and I will check them out.
  4. I bought an SG Standard last year on Black Friday. I compared it to the slim taper on the SG Standard 61 and personally, I preferred the bigger neck on the regular Standard. The slim taper I believe is for those that like to play fast. The rounded neck is close to the chunky neck found on the Les Paul Standard 50s. If you have big hands, then the rounded neck may be for you. Hope this helps even a little.
  5. I still have months to decide which one to get first, but I think I will follow your suggestion.
  6. Haha it's possible I just not get either of the Les Pauls.
  7. Thanks for your input guys! I think I know what I'm going to get now!
  8. @Kmonk I did look at some videos comparing both pickups and I can definitely tell that the P90s add a bit more crunch than the Burstbuckers.
  9. Hi guys, I'm torn between getting a Les Paul standard gold top with Burstbuckers and the one with P90s. Some of my influences include Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Clash, Eric Clapton, and the Beach Boys. I have a general understanding of both pickups. I'm leaning more towards the humbuckers, but I'm afraid I might get buyer's remorse afterwards. Which Les Paul standard gold top do you think I should get?
  10. Who are your biggest musical influences? I would ask yourself that question and see which Les Paul will best fit their sound. Also, if you get the chance, try them out and see which one feels more comfortable and sounds better to your ears.
  11. Thank you guys for your input!
  12. Have you thought about the Traditional?
  13. Thanks for your input guys!
  14. Hello, I got an SG standard about a year ago. I'm thinking about installing new pickups so I can get a sound as close as the SG standard 61. Right now I've picked two possible sets: 1. Seymour Duncan Hot-Rod set (JB & Jazz Pickups) 2. 490R & 498T pickups Which do you think I should try? I am also open to any other suggestions.
  15. Thanks for your input guys! I will try both whenever I can.
  16. I'm trying to decide whether I want to get the 50s or 60s Les Paul. My influences are Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Beatles (basically, classic rock). I know the 50s sound more bluesy and 60s has a little more punch to make it mostly rock. I'm leaning more towards the 50s just because of the appearance, but I don't want to rule out the 60s yet. Plus, I still would like to try both of them out before I make a final decision. What does anyone recommend for me?
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