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  1. Nice. I keep all of mine hanging in my apartment. I only use the cases when I'm going somewhere. It looks like art work if you are able to have them in your living room across the wall and you have really nice guitars. I love the way my apartment looks with them and I can grab which one I want quickly. I will change guitars a lot while playing and recording in the apartment. And I like it all being right there.
  2. It's a tough decision. To me, I'd personally go with the studio but I'm one of those weird people that likes them a lot. lol I own standards and studio's and I get more play out of my studio's. I'm a metal player so my studio's have different types of pickups. The Standard's I keep stock. The studio's have EMG 81x's or dimarzio breed's. A modded guitar to me suits me more than having a more expensive guitar non modded. The locking tuners are of course addicting too. I need to put those on my Gibson's. I have them on my ESP guitars. My Eclipse which is a Les Paul style guitar is my favorite guitar right now. It's the only Les Paul copy that I've played that felt and sounded better than the Gibson in my style of music. That thing gets more play than anything! And it's just the LTD version. lol 900 bucks will get you a sweet guitar if you're a metal guy.
  3. Nice. I always take out my burst bucker pro's. lol I've got plenty of them and never sold them. They aren't bad pickups but they don't do it for me.
  4. Some people don't like this about them. But I own one of them and I like it. It's very raw feeling. Never bothers me. The warn brown will of course chip off easily. But that's what's cool about it in a way. In 10 years even if big chips are gone from it, something about that gives it character.
  5. Les Paul's are my signature for metal. I remember growing up a lot of guy's didn't like them and I'm a shredder and they'd want the thing RG necks and I remember going through that phase. It always just sucked compared to the thick Les Paul tone and neck's.
  6. I did do that. I attempted to delete the other post and it will not allow me. Tips? I do not want it reposted. I wanted it in this section. Again, new here. No harm trying to be done. Honest mistake. When I go try to delete it, nothing happens. The picture is located on one of them. It was on both. It is giving me a lot of problems. It says pictures can be 500k and I compressed to 300k and it said it was too large so then I embedded the picture and it showed up and then disappeared?
  7. Sure man, do what you need to do with it. I accidentally posted this same review in the wrong place before. I went to delete it from there but it would not delete. So, I hope they don't start getting on me about reposting I am just new here and did not know there was a specific Les paul forum which was more active. Here some some pics of it. As, well as Cherry wine Studio. Which is quite a bit more expensive. If I hd the choice all over again I probaly would have went with the faded anyway. The natural finish is my preference and it's virtually the same guitar. feels the same and everything for a lot less@ It definitely doesn't feel like a knock off cheaply made Le Paul. My Epiphone NightFall Les Paul does. I keep it to have it at least one floyd rose guitar. But that guitar has just been crap to me.
  8. EDIT: I am new to the forum guys and I believe I posted this review in the wrong section before. Hello, I was asked to do a review once I received this guitar and compare it to my other guitars as well as my other Gibson guitars. I expected this guitar to not be up to par with my other Gibson guitars considering it is a cheaper guitar. $799 US. I also play the heavy stuff so I was in fear when I kept reading that the BurstBucker Pro's were not made for the heavy style I play. To my surprise, it came out of the box set up perfectly. That has never happened with any guitar I've ever bought before. Usually I have to lower the action quite a bit and adjust pickup height. Everything was perfect. I put my 10-52 hybrids on and tuned it to Drop-C. The BurstBucker Pro's actually do not sound bad for the heavy stuff. From what I had read on hear I got the vibe they were going to sound vintage and not be able to pull it off. That was incorrect. It does sound a bit better with a tube screamer in front of it, but I do that anyway. While I will say these pickups will pull off the heavy stuff, I won't be keeping them in there. I have ordered a chrome EMG-81 X series to go in there. Since it has chrome hardware the EMG 81 X Chrome edition should look fine in there. Plus I have kept all of my other Les Paul's stock. They have 498T's in them which sound great and have a good chunk sound for the heavy stuff. But if anyone is interested in buying this guitar and plays the heavy stuff, you could buy it stock and get away with it. It's not like it won't handle it. I've just been playing for so many years that I'm very picky on the tone. The guitar build is amazing for a guitar that price. Some say you just pay for the, "Gibson," brand and that there are better deals for $799. I have to disagree. This is about as good as it gets for that price. The neck feels just as well as the more expensive Les paul's and the natural type finish the faded brown has I am in love with. I have always wanted a guitar that looked natural. The back of the neck and the entire guitar has the natural wood look. It has a maple cap on the top, which also has the natural wood look. Honestly, if I was custom building a Les Paul and paying a ton of money for one, I would still pick this finish. But I have been in love with the natural finish for many years. For those not playing the heavy stuff the burst bucker pro's will work even better for you. Some of you might want to use a 500T Gibson pickup if you want to stay passive. The way the neck feels, the body feels, the tone of the guitar, virtually no different than my other Les Paul Studio. The only difference is the pickups. And honestly they aren't night and day difference. I think people nit pick when they speak of this. Or maybe do not own the type of high gain amps I own with a tube screamer. I'm not sure. But I am able to get good harmonics out of this thing. I do have the pickups very close to the strings but I did not adjust them. Everything is set up stock. Again, that is a first for me. I have never gotten a guitar where everything was perfect stock. Especially the action. The action comes very low. I believe it comes stock with 10's. I put the 10-52 on it because I tune to drop C. I can't wait to hear this thing with the Chrome EMG 81 X! It will match the chrome hardware and the other pickup, although the neck pickup will be inactive until I can afford another EMG, if I ever do, to put in there. I have other guitars with EMG's and EMG x's so I'm not in any big rush to get another neck pickup in there. But I didn't want the black EMG's in there because it just would take away from the look of that chrome hardware. Any questions, feel free to ask! I also included a picture of it for those interested. Here is also a picture of the EMG 81 X in Chrome! It will look awesome in there! If you have not heard the EMG 81 X series yet, I seriously suggest you go check them out. I have them in a custom guitar I have and they sound literally amazing. It's like having a passive pickup with the clarity of the active. I have both and still love my originals but a lot of people who aren't fan of the original EMG series would probably fall in love with these new X series. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JFYY78/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2 by nagol5178, on Flickr
  9. EDIT: I am new to the forum guys and I believe I posted this review in the wrong section before. Hello, I was asked to do a review once I received this guitar and compare it to my other guitars as well as my other Gibson guitars. I expected this guitar to not be up to par with my other Gibson guitars considering it is a cheaper guitar. $799 US. I also play the heavy stuff so I was in fear when I kept reading that the BurstBucker Pro's were not made for the heavy style I play. To my surprise, it came out of the box set up perfectly. That has never happened with any guitar I've ever bought before. Usually I have to lower the action quite a bit and adjust pickup height. Everything was perfect. I put my 10-52 hybrids on and tuned it to Drop-C. The BurstBucker Pro's actually do not sound bad for the heavy stuff. From what I had read on hear I got the vibe they were going to sound vintage and not be able to pull it off. That was incorrect. It does sound a bit better with a tube screamer in front of it, but I do that anyway. While I will say these pickups will pull off the heavy stuff, I won't be keeping them in there. I have ordered a chrome EMG-81 X series to go in there. Since it has chrome hardware the EMG 81 X Chrome edition should look fine in there. Plus I have kept all of my other Les Paul's stock. They have 498T's in them which sound great and have a good chunk sound for the heavy stuff. But if anyone is interested in buying this guitar and plays the heavy stuff, you could buy it stock and get away with it. It's not like it won't handle it. I've just been playing for so many years that I'm very picky on the tone. The guitar build is amazing for a guitar that price. Some say you just pay for the, "Gibson," brand and that there are better deals for $799. I have to disagree. This is about as good as it gets for that price. The neck feels just as well as the more expensive Les paul's and the natural type finish the faded brown has I am in love with. I have always wanted a guitar that looked natural. The back of the neck and the entire guitar has the natural wood look. It has a maple cap on the top, which also has the natural wood look. Honestly, if I was custom building a Les Paul and paying a ton of money for one, I would still pick this finish. But I have been in love with the natural finish for many years. For those not playing the heavy stuff the burst bucker pro's will work even better for you. Some of you might want to use a 500T Gibson pickup if you want to stay passive. The way the neck feels, the body feels, the tone of the guitar, virtually no different than my other Les Paul Studio. The only difference is the pickups. And honestly they aren't night and day difference. I think people nit pick when they speak of this. Or maybe do not own the type of high gain amps I own with a tube screamer. I'm not sure. But I am able to get good harmonics out of this thing. I do have the pickups very close to the strings but I did not adjust them. Everything is set up stock. Again, that is a first for me. I have never gotten a guitar where everything was perfect stock. Especially the action. The action comes very low. I believe it comes stock with 10's. I put the 10-52 on it because I tune to drop C. I can't wait to hear this thing with the Chrome EMG 81 X! It will match the chrome hardware and the other pickup, although the neck pickup will be inactive until I can afford another EMG, if I ever do, to put in there. I have other guitars with EMG's and EMG x's so I'm not in any big rush to get another neck pickup in there. But I didn't want the black EMG's in there because it just would take away from the look of that chrome hardware. Any questions, feel free to ask! I also included a picture of it for those interested. Here is also a picture of the EMG 81 X in Chrome! It will look awesome in there! If you have not heard the EMG 81 X series yet, I seriously suggest you go check them out. I have them in a custom guitar I have and they sound literally amazing. It's like having a passive pickup with the clarity of the active. I have both and still love my originals but a lot of people who aren't fan of the original EMG series would probably fall in love with these new X series. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JFYY78/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details
  10. EDIT: I am new to the forum guys and I believe I posted this review in the wrong section before. Hello, I was asked to do a review once I received this guitar and compare it to my other guitars as well as my other Gibson guitars. I expected this guitar to not be up to par with my other Gibson guitars considering it is a cheaper guitar. $799 US. I also play the heavy stuff so I was in fear when I kept reading that the BurstBucker Pro's were not made for the heavy style I play. To my surprise, it came out of the box set up perfectly. That has never happened with any guitar I've ever bought before. Usually I have to lower the action quite a bit and adjust pickup height. Everything was perfect. I put my 10-52 hybrids on and tuned it to Drop-C. The BurstBucker Pro's actually do not sound bad for the heavy stuff. From what I had read on hear I got the vibe they were going to sound vintage and not be able to pull it off. That was incorrect. It does sound a bit better with a tube screamer in front of it, but I do that anyway. While I will say these pickups will pull off the heavy stuff, I won't be keeping them in there. I have ordered a chrome EMG-81 X series to go in there. Since it has chrome hardware the EMG 81 X Chrome edition should look fine in there. Plus I have kept all of my other Les Paul's stock. They have 498T's in them which sound great and have a good chunk sound for the heavy stuff. But if anyone is interested in buying this guitar and plays the heavy stuff, you could buy it stock and get away with it. It's not like it won't handle it. I've just been playing for so many years that I'm very picky on the tone. The guitar build is amazing for a guitar that price. Some say you just pay for the, "Gibson," brand and that there are better deals for $799. I have to disagree. This is about as good as it gets for that price. The neck feels just as well as the more expensive Les paul's and the natural type finish the faded brown has I am in love with. I have always wanted a guitar that looked natural. The back of the neck and the entire guitar has the natural wood look. It has a maple cap on the top, which also has the natural wood look. Honestly, if I was custom building a Les Paul and paying a ton of money for one, I would still pick this finish. But I have been in love with the natural finish for many years. For those not playing the heavy stuff the burst bucker pro's will work even better for you. Some of you might want to use a 500T Gibson pickup if you want to stay passive. The way the neck feels, the body feels, the tone of the guitar, virtually no different than my other Les Paul Studio. The only difference is the pickups. And honestly they aren't night and day difference. I think people nit pick when they speak of this. Or maybe do not own the type of high gain amps I own with a tube screamer. I'm not sure. But I am able to get good harmonics out of this thing. I do have the pickups very close to the strings but I did not adjust them. Everything is set up stock. Again, that is a first for me. I have never gotten a guitar where everything was perfect stock. Especially the action. The action comes very low. I believe it comes stock with 10's. I put the 10-52 on it because I tune to drop C. I can't wait to hear this thing with the Chrome EMG 81 X! It will match the chrome hardware and the other pickup, although the neck pickup will be inactive until I can afford another EMG, if I ever do, to put in there. I have other guitars with EMG's and EMG x's so I'm not in any big rush to get another neck pickup in there. But I didn't want the black EMG's in there because it just would take away from the look of that chrome hardware. Any questions, feel free to ask! I also included a picture of it for those interested. Here is also a picture of the EMG 81 X in Chrome! It will look awesome in there! If you have not heard the EMG 81 X series yet, I seriously suggest you go check them out. I have them in a custom guitar I have and they sound literally amazing. It's like having a passive pickup with the clarity of the active. I have both and still love my originals but a lot of people who aren't fan of the original EMG series would probably fall in love with these new X series. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JFYY78/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details
  11. I'd love to have that white one. That will probably be my next Les Paul. I want a silverburst but the one I want is different from yours. I want the custom shop silverburst like Adam Jones from TOOL has and I believe Mastodon uses. Those just cost too much for me!! I wanted the white Les Paul Studio but it was always out of stock every time I went and tried to find one! So, I got a Cherry wine and the white one is now $999 so it's even cheaper! I also have the 2011 faded brown studio. Don't have a standard quite yet. I want one, but the studio's sound so good and they are light. I can't imagine the Standard really being that much better. Even if they are, not sure the price difference kinda better! I started to get that SilverBurst like you have there also but it just didn't do it for me like the Custom Shop one. The white one is nice though! Have you thought about putting Chrome EMG 81X's in there? Those would look awesome and the EMG x series just have blown my mind. EMG's answer to the Seymour Duncan Blackouts. And they did a good job. I have both regular EMG's and EMG x's in some of my guitars. Just ordered me a EMG 81X Chrome for my Gibson Les Paul Faded brown since it has chrome hardware. Heres a link, check them out!! If you aren't satisfied with the regular EMG's consider putting EMG X's in the one you do have EMG's in. It's a big difference. Not a little difference. Everyone has their opinion online but the things are nothing short of amazing. I play in Drop C and the chords just ring out so beautifully. A power chord sounds so powerful and the clarity is just beyond what you'd imagine it could even be. They have came a lot way since the regular EMG 81! Heres a pic of the Chrome! Man it would look and sound awesome in that white guitar! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JFYY78/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details
  12. Hello, I was asked to do a review once I received this guitar and compare it to my other guitars as well as my other Gibson guitars. I expected this guitar to not be up to par with my other Gibson guitars considering it is a cheaper guitar. $799 US. I also play the heavy stuff so I was in fear when I kept reading that the BurstBucker Pro's were not made for the heavy style I play. To my surprise, it came out of the box set up perfectly. That has never happened with any guitar I've ever bought before. Usually I have to lower the action quite a bit and adjust pickup height. Everything was perfect. I put my 10-52 hybrids on and tuned it to Drop-C. The BurstBucker Pro's actually do not sound bad for the heavy stuff. From what I had read on hear I got the vibe they were going to sound vintage and not be able to pull it off. That was incorrect. It does sound a bit better with a tube screamer in front of it, but I do that anyway. While I will say these pickups will pull off the heavy stuff, I won't be keeping them in there. I have ordered a chrome EMG-81 X series to go in there. Since it has chrome hardware the EMG 81 X Chrome edition should look fine in there. Plus I have kept all of my other Les Paul's stock. They have 498T's in them which sound great and have a good chunk sound for the heavy stuff. But if anyone is interested in buying this guitar and plays the heavy stuff, you could buy it stock and get away with it. It's not like it won't handle it. I've just been playing for so many years that I'm very picky on the tone. The guitar build is amazing for a guitar that price. Some say you just pay for the, "Gibson," brand and that there are better deals for $799. I have to disagree. This is about as good as it gets for that price. The neck feels just as well as the more expensive Les paul's and the natural type finish the faded brown has I am in love with. I have always wanted a guitar that looked natural. The back of the neck and the entire guitar has the natural wood look. It has a maple cap on the top, which also has the natural wood look. Honestly, if I was custom building a Les Paul and paying a ton of money for one, I would still pick this finish. But I have been in love with the natural finish for many years. For those not playing the heavy stuff the burst bucker pro's will work even better for you. Some of you might want to use a 500T Gibson pickup if you want to stay passive. The way the neck feels, the body feels, the tone of the guitar, virtually no different than my other Les Paul Studio. The only difference is the pickups. And honestly they aren't night and day difference. I think people nit pick when they speak of this. Or maybe do not own the type of high gain amps I own with a tube screamer. I'm not sure. But I am able to get good harmonics out of this thing. I do have the pickups very close to the strings but I did not adjust them. Everything is set up stock. Again, that is a first for me. I have never gotten a guitar where everything was perfect stock. Especially the action. The action comes very low. I believe it comes stock with 10's. I put the 10-52 on it because I tune to drop C. I can't wait to hear this thing with the Chrome EMG 81 X! It will match the chrome hardware and the other pickup, although the neck pickup will be inactive until I can afford another EMG, if I ever do, to put in there. I have other guitars with EMG's and EMG x's so I'm not in any big rush to get another neck pickup in there. But I didn't want the black EMG's in there because it just would take away from the look of that chrome hardware. Any questions, feel free to ask! I also included a picture of it for those interested.
  13. Well, I have found out that Seymour Duncan makes the SH-4 JB in a Nickel Classic covered pickup and not just the standard hum bucker style. I am probably going to go with that because I need hotter pickups in the Gibson faded. I am very tempted to put EMG's in it. A lot of people have dislike for them and think they are sterile but personally I love them. They just always sound good for what I do. Especially lead stuff. But I've sort of felt like in a Gibson, I'm not sure if I'd want to do that. Although I have heard some bands who do, that have an awesome tone. I have the new EMG X series in one of my guitars and really like those too. They have a passive type tone with them while still having the perks of active pickups. It's just so hard to get harmonics that sound as killer as the actives! Especially in Drop C doing the heavy stuff. I seen that Adam Jones from Tool has the Sh-4 JB in his Les Paul. Although his style is much more different than mine, those might be good. I also might like the Gibson 500T.
  14. Because you are used to it and want to try something different you probably aren't realizing how nice the Ec-1000 is and just how versatile the EMG's are. I love my Gibson Les Paul's but honestly my EC-1000 is probably my favorite guitar. Lower the pickups from the strings more if they are too high output. I don't really have a problem with them. I play the heavy stuff but if I play something else I am able to do it on the EMG's well. Plus the EMG 60 in there sounds great on cleans.
  15. Well, it might not be about spending money with him. Different pickups give me a totally different feel. I have the EC-1000 also and I have Gibson Les Paul's. Honestly, I wouldn't change out the EMG's in the EC-1000. They are awesome pickups. They are different than the Gibson pickups and I use them both for different things. I love my 498T in my Gibson Les Paul and it sounds really heavy. But when I want lead's and the best pinch harmonics I use my Ec-1000 with EMG's. Just because a lot of metalcore bands use EMG's and you are no longer into that style of music, it doesn't really mean anything. You can find a lot of bands using EMG's who are not into that style of music. Including some that play more of a classic style. There are bands like Coheed & Cambria who do a good solid rock type of music and they have EMG's in some of their Gibson guitars. I'd look into getting another guitar one day for the different pickups. But as far as the ESP goes I'd leave those EMG's in there. No matter what style of music you play they can be useful. Especially for leads.
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