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nrpstreetballa
post Apr 5 2007, 09:42 PM
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hey guys i have always wanted a les paul just cause slash has one and so does jimmy page but i was wondering if any1 has one and would recommend it and y its a good guitar, thanks a bunch guys
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post Apr 5 2007, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (nrpstreetballa @ Apr 5 2007, 05:42 PM) *
hey guys i have always wanted a les paul just cause slash has one and so does jimmy page but i was wondering if any1 has one and would recommend it and y its a good guitar, thanks a bunch guys




Hi!! I love Les Pauls! I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio and I use it in my guitarmasterclass lessons. I like its sound very much. It is warm and has an incredible sustain.
If you like Slash and you want to sound like him you need a Les Paul!

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post Apr 5 2007, 10:48 PM
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les pauls are my favorite guitars!i have a epiphone les paul collegeate custom.it plays great.people say they suck for playing fast, but i disagree.id suggest a les paul.


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post Apr 5 2007, 11:18 PM
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Do they make the Gibson Les Paul in a 24 fret w/ whammy bar?
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post Apr 6 2007, 01:31 PM
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i dont think gibson do les pauls w/ whammy bars
other companys try

the only decent ones i've found are here, really expensive though as most of them are custom shop work
http://p222.ezboard.com/fespguitarsmessage...picID=380.topic

im sure there are others, i just havent found em tongue.gif
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post Apr 6 2007, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 5 2007, 11:18 PM) *
Do they make the Gibson Les Paul in a 24 fret w/ whammy bar?

That's pretty much blasphemy. I'd keep your voice down.

I think there are a couple of rare models that have a bigsby trem, but I could be wrong.


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post Apr 6 2007, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (nrpstreetballa @ Apr 5 2007, 09:42 PM) *
hey guys i have always wanted a les paul just cause slash has one and so does jimmy page but i was wondering if any1 has one and would recommend it and y its a good guitar, thanks a bunch guys



I bought a Les Paul Custom in 1983. It was the greatest guitar I have ever played. I had to get rid of it years ago for financial reasons. To this day, I have owned several guitars but none have compared. And yes, they are fast! Just ask Al DiMeola. Great guitar, have no fear of getting one. But, don't go in search of a Paul with a wammy bar and heavy metal paintings, skulls, etc. You would get shot for asking! laugh.gif
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post Apr 6 2007, 04:11 PM
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I have never really played a Les Paul, only for about 30minutes several years ago, but I want one because its the best looking guitar in the world without a doubt! And I hear its great for blues etc. Definatly gonna buy one some day tongue.gif



QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 5 2007, 10:18 PM) *
Do they make the Gibson Les Paul in a 24 fret w/ whammy bar?

I think the doublecuts got 24 frets.
www.stetsbar.com there's your whammy. got one on my explorer, the same is used on les paul. It's awesome.


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post Apr 6 2007, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Apr 6 2007, 11:11 AM) *
I have never really played a Les Paul, only for about 30minutes several years ago, but I want one because its the best looking guitar in the world without a doubt! And I hear its great for blues etc. Definatly gonna buy one some day tongue.gif
I think the doublecuts got 24 frets.
www.stetsbar.com there's your whammy. got one on my explorer, the same is used on les paul. It's awesome.


Also be careful about the neck - they come in 50's style (wide as a baseball bat to quote rokchik) and 60's style - supposedly more tapered. The 50's neck definitely isn't a fast neck, I haven't played a 60s neck yet.


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post Apr 6 2007, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Apr 6 2007, 04:11 PM) *
I want one because its the best looking guitar in the world without a doubt! awesome.

Are you on smack?

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post Apr 6 2007, 05:01 PM
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Smooth looking guitars! I still like the les paul design best though laugh.gif


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post Apr 6 2007, 06:09 PM
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post Apr 6 2007, 06:30 PM
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Les Pauls look great, and more importantly, the sound is absolutely beeeeeeautiful. WARNING - OPINIONATED STATEMENT TO FOLLOW - They have the *worst* g-d d-mned upper fret access of any solid body guitar I have ever played, unless you have spider fingers like Jimmy Page. If you want 24 frets, I am guessing that upper fret access is important to you. Some people can pull it off, like Zakk Wylde, Slash, Hammett....I, however, feel like I'm wrapping my hand around a brick when I play 15th fret or above. Just my $.02 USD.
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post Apr 6 2007, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (wheeler @ Apr 6 2007, 01:30 PM) *
Les Pauls look great, and more importantly, the sound is absolutely beeeeeeautiful. WARNING - OPINIONATED STATEMENT TO FOLLOW - They have the *worst* g-d d-mned upper fret access of any solid body guitar I have ever played, unless you have spider fingers like Jimmy Page. If you want 24 frets, I am guessing that upper fret access is important to you. Some people can pull it off, like Zakk Wylde, Slash, Hammett....I, however, feel like I'm wrapping my hand around a brick when I play 15th fret or above. Just my $.02 USD.


Really? Then your right, thats probably something thats different for everyone then. I can bend at the 21st fret on the high E and B strings no problem, but i've got some long fingers, so that might have something to do with it.

I'd say get one, you won't regret it. If you want a whammy bar that bad, you could just get a whammy pedal, which I actually prefer over the whammy bar anyway, since you don't need to use your hands.


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post Apr 6 2007, 08:10 PM
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being a future les paul owner
i think they're great, beautiful sound, and whatever you say zeedeveel, in my mind they're the best looking guitars around. The PRS looks alright, but it just feels way too... shred for me
the thing with les pauls is that its kinda specialised in its playing, yes the high frets are hard to access, and there is no whammy bar (and ofcourse i want the thick 50s neck).
I only need the occasional high fret bend, and i don't enjoy the whammy bar sound in particular so no loss there. If I want to do things that a LP is not capable of, i'll play my ibanez.
I have thought about buying stratocaster, but it never really had the same feeling as a gibson.


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post Apr 6 2007, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (Ben C @ Apr 6 2007, 01:57 PM) *
Really? Then your right, thats probably something thats different for everyone then. I can bend at the 21st fret on the high E and B strings no problem, but i've got some long fingers, so that might have something to do with it.

I'd say get one, you won't regret it. If you want a whammy bar that bad, you could just get a whammy pedal, which I actually prefer over the whammy bar anyway, since you don't need to use your hands.


Exactly, I have what you might describe as "sausage fingers"....I am in LOVE with the sound of a Les Paul, I just don't have the digits to make it work. sad.gif laugh.gif
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post Apr 7 2007, 05:23 AM
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Go to lespaulforum.com for good advise on your les paul, where to buy it, how to get the best deal, which to get. Very active forum on the subject. All the advice you could want, most people that post on that forum have at least 3, or as many as 20 or 30.

I would not put a whammy on the LP. Will clobber resale value for one thing. Get a different guitar for that. If you have to have a whammy all the time, well that to me means you don't play the LP much. It is not for that. What it does is unsurpassed in my eyes, but it is not for whammy.

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post Apr 8 2007, 07:25 PM
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Les Pauls are GREAT guitars and definitely worth having in your collection if you can get one.

They sound great and with the 60s style neck and low action, are very nice and fast to play also.

I have two guitars with the Les Paul style body, my Gibson Les Paul (22 frets) and my ESP LTD EC-400 (24 frets), upper fret access (after the 19th fret) is not nearly as good as my ESP LTD Viper 400 or Dean Vendetta XM, but you can work around it in most solos.

The weird thing is, my Les Paul and EC-400 neck do feel faster and play better up to and above the 19th fret than all my other double cutaway guitars, however my Ibanez prestige is on the way so I am not sure how that will compare.

If you can live with the tougher string bends and playability from fret 19-22, the Les Paul is GREAT!
I just wish it was a double cutaway also. tongue.gif

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I bought a Les Paul standard in Aug 06 and it's the best thing I ever bought myself. (with the exception of my shark diving trip for next year...can't wait) I've always loved the LP even before I ever tried to play guitar. For me it's always been the look of it and the sound. Not to mention all my fav guitarist use one. If you are going to get one I recommend trying the different styles and necks...thx for the quote Andrew. Mine is a 60's slim tapered neck and I havn't had any trouble playing anything I've attempted.
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post Apr 10 2007, 09:52 AM
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I've got Gibson Les Paul Standard faded and I like that guitar much more than any other guitar I have ('06 Fender american deluxe ash stratocaster, 93 Fender smerican stratocaster, '06 Fender American Deluxe Telecaster and a hand-made copy of PRS Eagle custom 24). Definitly the best guitar I've ever played.

Put it through Marshall tube amp and I guarantee you'll have hours and hours of fun. tongue.gif
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