I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by offsets4life » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:42 pm

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Someone and i are thinking similar thoughts...

I was going to name-drop GbV's Mitch and Tobin,
along with Joey and Kim in the pixies. That old Goldtop actually belongs to Kim, apparently.
Even Kellie and Kim in the Breeders.
J Mascis had an ancient Goldtop for a while. And possibly still does?
I've even seen Sonic Youth throwing an old LP around with reckless abandon...
Beatle George and Keef too.
And the rhythm guy in Mastodon .

I'm even in a similar position to the OP having an old SG Special.
And my best friend has a REALLY nice playing (and sounding) R6 Goldtop.

But I can't help thinking I'd like a nice two-pickup Custom in Black or Silverburst.
AND a Firebird.
I like Explorers, have previously had two copies (One was a Hamer), but they weigh a TON carrying them any distance in a case...
But I'd shy away from a 3 pickup LP Custom with a Bigsby.
Another friend had one of those with a heavy leather strap full of studs.
I swear that guitar weighed almost as much as my old Tele AND the Jazzmaster together. :wtf:
Gretsch Rocket jets and Pro- jets or whatever the model is are OK, but they're semi-hollow, so the sustain and overall tone differs a bit from a good Lester.

To add to my bias I've been listening to Neil Young and Crazy Horse all week.
Don't get me started on 55/56? LP Customs... Oh , god. :?
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 am

I've been wanting a black Custom for going on 20 years. Mostly due to Buzz Osborne and Robert Fripp. This thread isn't helping at all. I know that I don't need one, but you know... mabye... a cheap lawsuit copy...

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by leokula » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 am

Talk you out of it?

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Let me know if you need more ;D ;D ;D
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by Debaser » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:19 am

leokula wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 am
Talk you out of it?

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Let me know if you need more ;D ;D ;D
Why can't I have that much fun when I play guitar?? :freako:

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by Maggieo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:01 am

ThePearDream wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 am
I've been wanting a black Custom for going on 20 years. Mostly due to Buzz Osborne and Robert Fripp. This thread isn't helping at all. I know that I don't need one, but you know... mabye... a cheap lawsuit copy...
That's a big part of my GAS, too.

And Neil Young. Oh, god. Neil Young. If this one didn't weigh 11.5lbs., I'd trade in my Bilt on it:

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And dammit they look so cool.
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by leokula » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 am

Debaser wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:19 am
Why can't I have that much fun when I play guitar?? :freako:
Yeah man, I always wished I had chain orgasms like joe when he's soloing
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by daemon » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:00 pm

raindog13 wrote:
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JESUS! That's Bob?! Looks like Andre the Giant...
I thought the same thing, "Who the hell is that guy?".

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by clef051 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:51 pm

You should probably buy one, maybe all of the ones on reverb since I've spent the last hour looking at lp customs on there.

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by offsets4life » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:21 pm

ThePearDream wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 am
I've been wanting a black Custom for going on 20 years. Mostly due to Buzz Osborne and Robert Fripp. This thread isn't helping at all. I know that I don't need one, but you know... mabye... a cheap lawsuit copy...
"Great minds think alike", then...
I'll just leave this one here to clarify my strange aversion to Sunburst LP Standards. ;)
I think I may have ODéd on Kiss in the 70s. Ace looked cooler with the black Custom around Destroyer / 76 ish, IMO.

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Sorry Maggie. ;)

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:29 pm

Damn you! This GAS is causing physical pain. I need that Les Paul Custom so I can pretend to be a grunge god.

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by countertext » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:36 pm

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R O N N O

Just buy the damn guitar.

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by offsets4life » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 pm

countertext wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:36 pm
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R O N N O

Just buy the damn guitar.
Marc Bolan too... :D
Doug Martsch of Built To Spill.
Curt from the Meat Puppets...
Steve Malkmus


O Bother... Now I need a Les Paul, and i've already got offsets that need maintaining/ repairs/ painting...
ah well...

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by DesmondWafers » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:01 pm

When did Doug Martsch play a les paul? I've only ever seen him with his red strat.

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by NickD » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:05 am

Maggieo wrote:
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I think one of the biggest takeaways of this conversation so far, has been that Les Pauls have a higher than usual (like 70's Fender?) sample variation, and that you can't just buy a pretty one off the web.
Definitely - but when you find the right one :-*

I've said it before, but the guitar that made me rationalise my collection from 30+ down to 4 was my 2013 tobacco sunburst R9. It is an astoundingly good guitar, and a perfect fit for me.

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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 am

DesmondWafers wrote:
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When did Doug Martsch play a les paul? I've only ever seen him with his red strat.
i seen a picture of him playing a jazzmaster but never a lessie
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