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I don't really care for acoustics. Have two' date=' I never play. But this one gives the dreaded GASSSS!

 

[img']http://www.gibsonmaniac.nl/gitaren/lpacoustic2.jpg[/img]

 

Errmmm... yeah, I think they forgot something...and I just know what that's going to sound like...and I'm not a fan of the piezo acoustic sound.

 

...and Al's your uncle.

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Errmmm... yeah' date=' I think they forgot something...and I[i'] just know[/i] what that's going to sound like...and I'm not a fan of the piezo acoustic sound.

 

...and Al's your uncle.

 

Neither am I(alltho they seem to have improved a lot over the years). But really I don't care if it sounds like A** if it looks this good!

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Ivete Sangalo, the most popular singer here in Brazil(don't even get me started), performs live with that guitar: It's called a Les Paul acoustic unless I'm mistaken. Take a listen for yourselves:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x4mQtZDm4s

 

Would love one of those but in a VERY optimistic scenario I would just have to settle for a SST...

 

cheers

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Ivete Sangalo' date=' the most popular singer here in Brazil(don't even get me started), performs live with that guitar: It's called a Les Paul acoustic unless I'm mistaken. Take a listen for yourselves:

Would love one of those but in a VERY optimistic scenario I would just have to settle for a SST...

cheers[/quote']

 

Edit: from the bridge pins, it's got to be a bronze/steel string. It could be a prop, as the singer doesn't

need too much too in any case, but without an acoustic sound hole of some sort, it

would have to a bridge piezo and plugged in. It could be a battery operated piezo

and wireless transmitter maybe?

Big question is..how much sound projection can come out of a acoustic guitar without a round

sound hole or f-holes. The top will vibrate and generate sound though.

 

Does Gibson make these now and why?..with so

many beautiful flattops coming out of Bozeman Montana?

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without an acoustic sound hole of some sort' date=' it

would have to a bridge piezo and plugged in. It could be a battery operated piezo

and wireless transmitter though. Does Gibson make these now and why?[/quote']

 

It is plugged in. The transmitter is probably attached to the strap on her back.

 

Piezos don't need a soundhole for the reproduction of sound. It's the downward force or pressure(forgot the physics-term) from the strings, which converts to signal.

 

Made in 2001 and discontinued a year later I believe. From then on only available as a custom order.

Note the model in the vintageguitar.com article(a 2004 reprint from 2002) is slightly different. They lost the tigerstripes and added 3 volume/tone knobs. A lot less charming I have to say.

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Piezos don't need a soundhole for the reproduction of sound. It's the downward force or pressure(forgot the physics-term) from the strings' date=' which converts to signal.[/quote']

 

transducer? ..transductance? Piezo is just a fancy name for a crystal pickup that has been around for many

years. They are much better now though. I have a bridge piezo on my classic with

a cool tube preamp (12ax7 type) + equalizer built in running off 4 AA. batteries last

a lot longer than the 9volt on my sustainer.

 

What i'm interested in..and may be my next winter's project is a marriage of LP shape with the florentine

cutaway and 3 inch thick semi-hollow acoustic chamber with f-holes in the wings. I saw (forget who) play a

custom one of these with Fleetwood Mac.

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transducer? ..transductance? Piezo is just a fancy name for a crystal pickup that has been around for many

years. They are much better now though. I have a bridge piezo on my classic with

a cool tube preamp (12ax7 type) + equalizer built in running off 4 AA. batteries last

a lot longer than the 9volt on my sustainer.

 

What i'm interested in..and may be my next winter's project is a marriage of LP shape with the florentine

cutaway and 3 inch thick semi-hollow acoustic chamber with f-holes in the wings. I saw (forget who) play a

custom one of these with Fleetwood Mac.

 

Transducer is just the general term for different kind of Piezos I think. Or a reference to the stick-on-types? So I suppose that would be transductance. Or stress or strain. Not sure.

I used the coax type in mine for a headless solid body. Sounded like C**p!

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Did I get it right' date=' you have a tube preamp built-into your classical guitar?? That [i']would[/i] be cool, running on batteries! ;-)

 

Sounds like an interesting idea. Are you keeping the top clean? I mean except for the ƒ-holes, no PU and knobs and whatnot? Which FM-player? Peter Green or Lindsey Buckingham(sp)?

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Did I get it right' date=' you have a tube preamp built-into your classical guitar?? That [i']would[/i] be cool, running on batteries! ;-)

 

Sounds like an interesting idea. Are you keeping the top clean? I mean except for the ƒ-holes, no PU and knobs and whatnot? Which FM-player? Peter Green or Lindsey Buckingham(sp)?

 

Yes, Takamine CTP-1. Its got a tuner, and 3 band equalizer built in and a RCA jack for a

second sound hole pickup, which I reall don't need. It's proprietary, so they don't give

any information on how the tube works, but it is very COOL in more ways than one.

 

Lindsey Buckingham..I believe. I only caught a glimpse of it on the BIO channel, and

I believe it was him. Not sure about keeping the top clean...I do like my vol and tone knobs

in the right places and a 3 way. The acoustical portion would be limited only to the wings

and the 1 inch space directly underneath the walnut tone strip. The big problem is keeping the

weight down..I'm down to 8.5lbs on my..(whistle) project LP and it's a fight to shave off any more

than that, unless I carved the 3/4 inch thick top down to 1/8 "...thats about another 1.5 lb saving.

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The acoustical portion would be limited only to the wings

and the 1 inch space directly underneath the walnut tone strip. The big problem is keeping the

weight down..I'm down to 8.5lbs on my..(whistle) project LP and it's a fight to shave off any more

than that' date=' unless I carved the 3/4 inch thick top down to 1/8 "...thats about another 1.5 lb saving.

[/quote']

 

What is a "tone strip"? A waist and arm-cut might be able to shave off some weight, but I gather that would be a pain to execute on an acoustic. Do you have any information on how Gibson is weight relieving their Les Pauls? If it's a nice top, it would be a shame to take too much off.

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I'll take this over it any day for alot less money...it's a GREAT acoustic....my 1975 Martin D-35martind-35001.jpg

martind-35002.jpg I'm not a big fan of that type of guitar...sounds like an ovation.

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Where does the sound come out?

you don`t need any soundhole in acoustic guitars to make a sound but with a hole it´s louder

 

this"gibbi" is an electroacoustic and good for the stage

if you got a electroacoustic with a soundhole and plugged in you had to take care of feedbacks from the amp or cover the hole

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What is a "tone strip"? A waist and arm-cut might be able to shave off some weight' date=' but I gather that would be a pain to execute on an acoustic. Do you have any information on how Gibson is weight relieving their Les Pauls? If it's a nice top, it would be a shame to take too much off.[/quote']

 

Well, I can't say too much without the risk off this reply getting deleted.

 

Let's say, I'm building a couple for myself that are based on the 1983 LP Spotlight

Special. If you want to learn more about the unique walnut/maple "Spotlight", there is a

lot more information on the LesP*ulF*rum, which is a privately sponsored site.

Walnut and flame maple combo have a unique tone characteristic..hard to describe..

it's definitely got that special mojo if equipped with the right set of p_ups.

There are pics of the LP Ultra that show what Gibson is doing for weight relief.

They are also being re-issued by the Custom Shop...and may be a worthwhile investment

for those that can afford the $5k.

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