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About greeny_lp85

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  1. I don't understand all the crying about the different necks that Gibson offers. Just deal with it, tough up and find the guitar that feels the best to you. I don't care about all the neck differences, as long as the guitar feels right.
  2. I like John Sykes as well as Gary Moore and lots of other great LP players. I'm not a fan of Jimmy Page. To me he's still a Tele/SG kind of guy, in every aspect. Peace and Love, Greeny.
  3. And don't forget the most important thing: to find that nice piece of wood. Every piece of wood is different and unique, so you'll experience that 2 different Customs will both give a different tone and feel when playing them next to each other. I've done lots of these tests and it's always true. One can sound 'bad' amplified (with the same pickups, caps, pots), the other can sound fantastic. This is also true as far as playability is concerned.
  4. Good to see the love is still going strong for these babies! They're really good entry-level Gibsons. I've had one of these myself and sold it with some other gear to finance my CS Les Paul Custom.
  5. How does the guitar sound at the bridge position? I think I understand the problem you're having. From your description it seems you have good ears for those little details. I don't like to say it, but the chambered body does play a part here, combined with the BB Pro neck humbucker. It has the tendency to be warm (boomy/undefined in the lows), while at the same time it's harsh/thin in the higher mids. Lowering or raising the pickup doesn't help. A pickup change can solve this problem to a certain degree, but it's always a guess if it takes away of the harsness you're talking about. The ideal neck humbucker to solve your problem would be a pickup with tight bass response and thick, but clear high mids. I recommend you trying an alnico IV pickup for the neck position with vintage attitude. What kind of music do you play?
  6. I agree to some degree, but those older topics are immortal as long as people want to share their own opinions + experiences AND as long as there are newbies that always seem to ask the same questions regarding chambered, weight relieved and solid Gibsons. Maybe a general topic about this subject (Sticky) would be the perfect solution; it would help against having the same discussions over and over again. Peace, 'Greeny'
  7. Les Paul Custom; it has the looks, feel and tone. It has all the usual LP characteristics, with added bite and clarity. The ebony board plays like butter as well. I've played countless Standards and Customs (including all the other models) and while they all sound great in their own way with their individual characteristics, the Custom always seems to have something special that the others don't seem to offer...at least not for me (as far as tone AND feel are concerned). My 2008 Les Paul Custom weighs exactly 8.8 lbs/weight relieved and it's the best Les Paul I've ever played and without a doubt the best purchase I've ever done. I already know I won't ever find a LP that sounds and plays better in my book. It's irreplaceable. It has a great naturel bite and tone is thick, ballsy and bright at the same time. It screams in a vocal way and the tone really 'breathes'. My 1989 LPC has bite as well, but it's nowhere near as open, dynamic and vocal as my 2008 LPC. The two best Les Pauls I've ever played are fortuitously on the light side (both between 7-9 lbs). Peace, 'Greeny'
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