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Scott Gentzen
post Oct 12 2008, 06:40 PM
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So I saw Buckethead last night. One thing I noticed right away is that he has a new Les Paul that I don't think I've seen in pictures except from this summer's tour that he's on.

Still a white Les Paul, but a little different. It looks like the same type of body....fat, and probably chambered and it looked slightly contoured on top instead of completely flat. It has the standard black headstock instead of the white headstock...so it's probably a totally new guitar instead of a mod of the old one. Gold toned hardware. Couldn't tell what the pickups were but it looked like someone tried to paint the nect pickup white. The two volume knobs are where they normally are on his old Les Paul, as are the pickup switch and the killswitch.

Now there's another killswitch button up by where a Les Paul would normally have its pickup select. He still mostly used the switch by the knobs like normal, but he did occasionally use the switch on top and as far as I could tell it didn't do anything different or sound any different.



My camera doesn't do well in low lighting and photo flash and fog machines don't mix. It'll be a while before I find some decent pictures to post but they'll end up here eventually:

http://flickr.com/photos/scottgentzen/sets...57607962159633/

The show was good but I'm not trying to write a concert review now. I was in a good spot, up front by the wah. Not fast enough when the bag of toys came out and didn't catch the rubber hand either though. I had a great time. The opening act, "That 1 Guy" (http://www.that1guy.com) was very odd, but interesting. They had a jam session together towards the end of Buckethead's set.


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post Oct 12 2008, 06:44 PM
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ahhh wheres the kfc helmet

it does seem a lttle different, maybe they tweaked it for him?

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post Oct 12 2008, 07:09 PM
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That dude is so weird!


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post Oct 12 2008, 09:04 PM
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Lucky you, how I wish I could see one of his concerts, but he doesn't seem to like to travel overseas often (Has he ever performed in Europe?)


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post Oct 12 2008, 10:32 PM
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I saw him recently and he used that guitar. amazing concert


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post Oct 13 2008, 12:49 AM
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I was on the fence about buying tickets, I think I'm going to get them =)
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post Oct 13 2008, 01:28 AM
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QUOTE (sigma7 @ Oct 12 2008, 01:44 PM) *
ahhh wheres the kfc helmet

it does seem a lttle different, maybe they tweaked it for him?


Yah, the bucket's new too. Looked clean. Actually, it looked plastic.

As for the tweak, I don't know. The pickups are changeable, obviously. There was a hole already where the Les Paul's pickup selector switch goes, on the old guitar that was just plugged, so it wouldn't be a big deal to do that change.

The headstock is what makes me think it might be a different guitar completely. I think that's a set neck and generally, people don't tend to get these necks replaced. Like the new Slash signature Les Paul...he broke the neck off, and had it repaired instead of replaced.

QUOTE (fatb0t @ Oct 12 2008, 07:49 PM) *
I was on the fence about buying tickets, I think I'm going to get them =)


Go for it. It was a fun show. Get there in time to see the opener, and make sure you're up in front for Buckethead. He comes with a bag of toys! Bucket Claus! smile.gif


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post Oct 13 2008, 06:38 PM
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I hope to read a review mate, it would be sure interesting to hear this performance..at least for a while.


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post Oct 13 2008, 06:44 PM
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Great to hear you saw Buckethead and your info about his gear..I guess he installed another killswitch in other position to be able to do different things when using it (with right hand).Nice pictures !! smile.gif


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post Oct 13 2008, 06:52 PM
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My IDOL !!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I have been watching some of the new "Bucket database" videos for a while and saw he had a different Les Paul, still looks and sounds cool.............






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post Oct 14 2008, 03:42 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Oct 13 2008, 01:44 PM) *
Great to hear you saw Buckethead and your info about his gear..I guess he installed another killswitch in other position to be able to do different things when using it (with right hand).Nice pictures !! smile.gif


I'll take a look at the other review and see if I can put something together.


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