Post by spacerocker on May 28, 2011 5:02:31 GMT -5
I have always secretly wanted a Les Paul. Then my wife asked me what I wanted for my 50th Birthday, and was there a special guitar that I fancied...? When she found out how much they cost, her jaw nearly hit the floor! So we decided I would pay for the most of it, and she would contribute!...
It's a gorgeous guitar! This is the "Traditional" model, which is NOT chambered, like the standards to day, and has the '57 bridge pick up and 57plus neck PU
Sounds great, but takes a little getting used to after 30 years of HM strats!
Post by nickwellings on Jun 7, 2011 16:32:11 GMT -5
Looks fab but playing wish, LPs make me go "Yeeeeeeysh" as in "no way, Jose!". The neck joint gets in the way for me... and they are big and unergonomical...but they sound monstrously awesome, which is why they get used. If it wasn't for Slash, te LP would be dead by now :¬D
Post by spacerocker on Jun 23, 2011 12:14:57 GMT -5
Sort of know what you mean, but having played the LP for a few weeks now, it sort of feels "right"! Haven't found the neck access as much of a problem as I thought!
The LP has something in the sound which I have always found slightly lacking in the HM - a sort of ballsy mid agression (despite the lower OP pick up than my evolution). Also does pinched harmonics MILES better than the HM. Oh, and the lead sound on the neck pick-up is to die for!
This is my new philosophy: Fender Standard Strat for "Stratty" stuff (like Hendrix or Gilmour covers), Gibson for straight-ahead rock, and HM strat for when I need the flexibility to cover both sounds within the same song, or need the locking trem and/or all 24 frets!
man thats purty... overcast skies can be good (dispersed light/no harsh shadows) to snap pics under! i play sitting down, mostly, and you just can't beat a strat shape for that. SGs and Pauls are too headstock heavy when sitting, i've found
Slap a Tone Zone in your HM strat & itll get thick sounding... I play Drop Ab deathcore music & big heavy guitars are often used... But my 6505 & peavey windsor with my HM strats is just as thick as any sound I have heard...
Post by stratznhatz on Jul 1, 2011 12:30:41 GMT -5
Beautiful guitar S.R. Whether you love them or hate them you can't deny they sound awesome (especially in the late great Gary Moore's hands IMO). I have a '76 goldtop deluxe, it has the mini humbuckers which I love as they're a bit brighter and punchier than the regular buckers, but it can still get the classic Les Paul sound. I don't play it live too often these days though as it's getting quite valuable.....and it doesn't have a Floyd lol!
Hayfever- God's way of telling me not to mow the lawn.....
Beautiful!! I've had my HM strat for about 20 years (played the heck out of it, wore down my frets). BUT when I joined a classic rock band, I really found that I needed BOTH the strat AND a LesPaul. I purchased the Gloss Studio and wasn't dissappointed.
I found that we now had that awesome Bad Co, AC/DC, Zep sound that used to be a little thin before (yes even with my HM STrats bridge pup).
So no need to feel like you're sinning (unless you SOLD YOU HM!! just kidding).
btw, if you like the HM, you'll absolutely LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE the new EVH wolfgangs!! I got a MIJ model for last xmas and it so f**ng smooth it's unbelievable. And I can even get a nice LP sound out of it. I just can't get a good strat sound out of it so... back to my HM for that.