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The Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess came stock with strap locks. I retrofitted some to my other LP, L6S and Explorer guitars. No adverse effects so far. Perhaps I should add that I play them all using suede straps.

 

....Blue suede straps though, right?

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The Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess came stock with strap locks. I retrofitted some to my other LP, L6S and Explorer guitars. No adverse effects so far. Perhaps I should add that I play them all using suede straps.

I believe strap locks de-couple the strap from the guitar...for sound vibrations, of corse.

 

But for vibrations coming from me, a filter provides the best protection. Not just for the guitar, but the rest of the band as well.

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....Blue suede straps though, right?

Some of these:

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I believe strap locks de-couple the strap from the guitar...for sound vibrations, of corse.

 

But for vibrations coming from me, a filter provides the best protection. Not just for the guitar, but the rest of the band as well.

Same here [biggrin]

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As a side note, Chuck gets bonus points for duct taping the chord to his guitar.

 

 

Side note on this..........it's probably all that is holding it together......

 

I was crewing at a festival in the 80's that chuck was playing at. When they set up his gear, the cord was a frayed mess......and it was some special split type cord for the way he ran the guitar/amps. When the stage manager commented on how it looked like it would fail, he was told "That's Chuck's cord....leave it alone"

 

Being a good tech, he ran a meter over it to figure out how it was wired and made a duplicate..........and of course Chuck's failed and the replacement saved the day.......lol.

 

NHTom

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I can't recall seeing a 355 with a trapeze tail piece before - do you think the Lyre tail piece was adversely impacting Mr. Berry's TONE when it was used with the special frayed cord, duct tape, the 7ender strap and the stage costume?

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I just looked at Gibson's site and there's a couple of disturbing developments:

 

Historic TONE and TONE capacitors.

 

I'd better take the dog for a walk and mull this over for a bit.

 

There's evidently more to this whole TONE thing then one would think. Knobs, pointers, straps, putting your pants on backwards, duct tape, so many variables...

 

 

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I just looked at Gibson's site and there's a couple of disturbing developments:

 

Historic TONE and TONE capacitors.

 

I'd better take the dog for a walk and mull this over for a bit.

 

There's evidently more to this whole TONE thing then one would think. Knobs, pointers, straps, putting your pants on backwards, duct tape, so many variables...

 

Does this mean that the true TONE capacitor's will be really, really for real and true PIO cap's? With molecular/chemical tested tone-oil?

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The PIO thing indeed depends on the oil's chemistry in high voltage applications. Oils may have varying conductivities which can cause serious trouble there, but not in guitars. Losses due to conductive oil can be neglected in guitar tone control circuits.

 

Anyway, changes of capacitance over time affect any capacitor's performance in any application.

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Is it true that Gibson "relics" guitars by polishing them with the unwashed laundry of Rock Stars? It has that certain authenticity that no chemical lab can duplicate.

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The PIO thing indeed depends on the oil's chemistry in high voltage applications. Oils may have varying conductivities which can cause serious trouble there, but not in guitars. Losses due to conductive oil can be neglected in guitar tone control circuits.

 

Anyway, changes of capacitance over time affect any capacitor's performance in any application.

 

Of course, all this makes perfect sense.

I only posted that joking about their historic bumblebees with Wesco polypropylene cap's inside.

Sometimes the internet saves you money.

Almost ordered some a while ago.

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Ah but have you ever oiled or polished your leather guitar strap for mellower or brighter tone? B)[confused] B)

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I personally hate when the strap "rides up" .. so uncomfortable [scared]

Never had to deal with that before, but with sliding down on the upper knob's side due to neck-heaviness. <_<

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I'm not sure but I think his pants might be on backwards.

 

[lol]

 

No doubt...

 

I 've been looking for a link to a video of Mr. Berry with Keith Richards, recording together. In the video Mr. Richards feels Mr. Berry's TONE is...shite...and tells him so, WHILE attempting to adjust Mr. Berry's amp settings. What ensues was IMO hysterical- and an example of the restraint Mr. Richards can have when wont to. I'll see if I can find it...

 

Brian

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Because of this thread I stopped using my 7ender strap with my explorer because I realised it was giving me the 'single coil' effect. Switched to my Gibson strap and all is 'humbuckin' good now. Thanks to all. The wisdom of the Forum never ceases to amaze me!

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They experimented with titanium saddles last year but you'll note that on at least one model they've wised up and gone with genuine nylon saddles.

 

Plastic is king when it comes to TONE!

 

Plus it's recyclable.

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I'm guessing this thread was started in jest.
It began innocently enough.....and then rct threw in the monkey wrench about the vintage plastic reproduction and it kind of snowballed from there.

In case you're wondering what rct was on about, this is from the spec page of the 2015 Historic LPs;

"True Historic Plastics: Molecular level analysis delivers authentic vintage design..."

 

[thumbup]

 

Pip.

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But, are we talking "smooth leather" or "brushed leather?!" Sound waves=tone, will be effected differently,

by each, as well as how the extensions (if there is any) are looped, and how wide they are![flapper][biggrin]

 

CB

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In case you're wondering what rct was on about, this is from the spec page of the 2015 Historic LPs;

"True Historic Plastics: Molecular level analysis delivers authentic vintage design..."

 

[thumbup]

 

Pip.

Would be interesting though what that means for manufacturing and durability. Plastics typically age through loss of plasticisers and thus embrittle over the years. Do they use less plasticiser to achieve increased brittleness from the start?

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I ain't buying this whole plastics line, I mean how the hell can you expect to achieve Paul Kossoff's tone if you put a pick guard on your Les Paul.

Come on now!

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