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

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Post by Larry Mal » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:57 am

My Les Paul Studio is heavy like that, and it always wants to slide off my leg. Frankly, this bugs me a lot because unlike all my other guitars, I have to devote a certain amount of thinking towards simply holding it where I want it, and this changes how I play the thing.

I think it is not weight relieved, which is a good thing they tell me for sound, but really, it's annoying.

I happen to have a later Studio here and it is weight relieved and feels a lot better in that regard. It's not mine, though.

I think I might already have touched on this but since you brought it up again I thought I would say it again.
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Post by shoule79 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:22 am

I tried out one of the new LP Classics with P90's through a DRRI last week in a shop. If my wife hadn't been there it would have likely came home with me.

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Post by boxeldah1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Andy also had a Custom, I believe Black Sea era? I asked him of twitter if he still had any of the two but no response :(

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Post by daemon » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:29 pm

boxeldah1 wrote:
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Andy also had a Custom, I believe Black Sea era? I asked him of twitter if he still had any of the two but no response :(
Cool, he seems like the sort of chap that would fret more over songwriting and recording equipment than guitars.

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Post by Larry Mal » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:07 pm

He had something that was in the neighborhood of a Les Paul.

Here's a funny thing: in the first song you'll see there, "Are You Receiving Me?", the studio version has a great little guitar solo. I guess for whatever reason he couldn't play that so he tried whistling it in that live clip. If you know the song, and it's well worth checking out, it's kind of interesting and funny.
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Post by Telliot » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:22 pm

IIRC he mostly played his Ibanez, but had a ‘The Paul’ for a short time before it was stolen while on tour in the States.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by Maggieo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:57 am

You guys are killing me with the XTC.

Quick! Post a photo of Dave Gregory with a Rick!!!!
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Post by Maggieo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:59 am

daemon wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:29 pm
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Andy also had a Custom, I believe Black Sea era? I asked him of twitter if he still had any of the two but no response :(
Cool, he seems like the sort of chap that would fret more over songwriting and recording equipment than guitars.
Oh, Andy loves guitars. He's a scholar of all things guitar, really.

And he's an amazing player, too. Like, really, really good.
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Post by Maggieo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:18 am

Arrrrrrrgh!!!!

OK, I think I need this more than a Les Paul:

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

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:19 am

Maggieo wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:59 am

Oh, Andy loves guitars. He's a scholar of all things guitar, really.

And he's an amazing player, too. Like, really, really good.
He still had to whistle that solo, though!

But he is a great guitarist. And he couldn't have done it without his Les Paul.
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:19 am

Maggieo wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:18 am
Arrrrrrrgh!!!!

OK, I think I need this more than a Les Paul:

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Sennheiser MD409 Black
There was one of the silver ones on Craigslist this weekend for $50 and I didn't get it.

Well, the e609.
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by daemon » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:01 am

Maggieo wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:59 am
Oh, Andy loves guitars. He's a scholar of all things guitar, really.

And he's an amazing player, too. Like, really, really good.
He's definitely the real deal. I'd put him and Robyn Hitchcock up there as the ultimate purveyors of smart, off-kilter pop.
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