thanks Ian! i do also like CCR, lynard, social dostortion, led, oasis, litle berrie, etc
i do have a ts 808, a brownie, a big muff as distortions pedals... i did buy a marshall combo too
im trying to find my sound...my point is: why they descontinue it? a sucessfull companie car would never do it if was dlright or selling well
i didnt know that custom wasnt consideted a classic les paul tone... never tried one mate...
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I believe the Les Paul Steve Jones used to play was a Les Paul Custom, and if you've ever played one you'd realise the it's a completely different sounding guitar nothing like how most people consider a "classic" Les Paul sound.
I also believe that a "Steve Jones sound" would be achievable with almost any electric guitar given plenty of distortion.
I think, to say you've been cheated is a little bit strong, you weren't cheated, you bought the wrong guitar for your needs. It's a bit like buying a motor companies sports car then complaining that it doesn't seat 7 people and doesn't do 50 mpg, you weren't cheated, you bought the wrong product.
You should never buy a guitar without trying it yourself, I always play several of the same model until I find one that I like because each one is a little different.
With regard to buying new pickups, that really is a lottery because you can only listen to them via the internet which is far from accurate and even then they will almost certainly sound different when fitted to your guitar.
Also Denis, you haven't mentioned what guitar players you like to sound like with the exception of Steve Jones, you haven't mentioned what amp and pedals your using which is of massive importance to the overall sound (possibly more so than the guitars pickups).
No one on here is having a go at you, I think everyone's trying to help you and save you some money, so give everyone the information they need to make a judgment based on what it is your looking for, there are some very experienced people here (far more so than me) who will help you.