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Posted by on May 16, 2012

What guitar is the best for these things? tight neck, tight frets, tight action.. good tone.. Im looking at jackson and esp..to name a few. For about a grand? When I play my Gibson Les Paul Standard there is not one inkling of my mind that is looking for something better. It is a beast. It can play sweet, it can get raunchy & if someone jumps on stage it makes a good sledge hammer to hit the trespasser back into the crowd. Made like a rock. Heavy as a rock. I’ve played chambered Les Pauls & I love them too. & they sound great with no amplification at all…you know just sitting around the apartment learning things without disturbing anyone. Plays great. You pay more because it is superiour craftmanship compared to FENDER & Ibanez & ESP (older ESPs are great though too, really great) Every Les Paul I have played. Make that every Gibson guitar that I have played is tight, has excellent tone & superior craftmanship. You can get used for 1200-1500. Every decent guitar player should have...

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Questions

Posted by on May 16, 2012

What Guitar is better for Smooth Jazz? I have an SG with Gibson 57s and i have a Les Paul With the sam pickups, what would sound better for jazz? and what kind of amp too, i hear that fender is great too but what model? ——— Of the 2 guitars; the Les Paul would probably be your best bet, but for really smooth Jazz, you should maybe look into getting a hollow body Gibson like the ES 335. The hollow bodys have a smoother richer tone for jazz. I have an SG and a Les Paul; love em both but they’re not jazz guitars. I think that about any amp that isn’t geared for high gain would work. Fenders are know for being very clean with the ability to give you a little growl if you push it to. I would prefer a tube amp for the creamier sound. Amps that excel in blues are usually clean with a little meat if you need it. The Roland amps are very clean and would probably make a great jazz amp as...

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Gibson Guitar Repair

Posted by on May 16, 2012

Looking for advice for fixing up my gibson lp Hey, I have been having problems with my Gibson Les Paul. I was wondering if I could get some answers: 1) It has a problem where the G and B strings go out of tune. While, yes, I know that the strings tuning down is a pretty usual problem (though I’m not sure how to fix it), mine don’t just go out of tune by tuning down, they also tune up! What could be causing this tuning problem and how do I fix it? 2) I need a new bridge for my lp. How do I go about doing this seeing as I know that the bridge for a lp is different than other fixed bridge guitars? Should I just bring it to the guy at my local guitar shop or guitar center or what? How much does replacing a fixed bridge on a lp go for? Should I mention special things like the size of the strings I want to use seeing as I use 11s? ——- Strings are hanging on...

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Gibson Les Paul Standard

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Looking for advice for fixing up my gibson lp

Looking for advice for fixing up my gibson lp

Hey, I have been having problems with my Gibson Les Paul. I was wondering if I could get some answers:

1) It has a problem where the G and B strings go out of tune. While, yes, I know that the strings tuning down is a pretty usual problem (though I’m not sure how to fix it), mine don’t just go out of tune by tuning down, they also tune up! What could be causing this tuning problem and how do I fix it?

2) I need a new bridge for my lp. How do I go about doing this seeing as I know that the bridge for a lp is different than other fixed bridge guitars? Should I just bring it to the guy at my local guitar shop or guitar center or what? How much does replacing a fixed bridge on a lp go for? Should I mention special things like the size of the strings I want to use seeing as I use 11s?

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Strings are hanging on the nut when you bend. And I suspect all of your strings are too large.

You can make the slots larger, but not smaller.
I did this same thing to a les paul I used to have. just find the specs on your LP and order the coresponding bridge/tailpiece size (the tailpiece also locks to the posts). i think it was like 100$ for the bridge and tailpiece when I did it. and you can install it your self, so thats a plus.

Try a guitar with 11-56’s yet? Big fat stiff painful… Make sure you have the grit for such a tweek.

11’s? Ouch.

What Guitar is better for Smooth Jazz?

What Guitar is better for Smooth Jazz?

I have an SG with Gibson 57s and i have a Les Paul With the sam pickups, what would sound better for jazz?
and what kind of amp too, i hear that fender is great too but what model?

———

Of the 2 guitars; the Les Paul would probably be your best bet, but for really smooth Jazz, you should maybe look into getting a hollow body Gibson like the ES 335. The hollow bodys have a smoother richer tone for jazz. I have an SG and a Les Paul; love em both but they’re not jazz guitars.

I think that about any amp that isn’t geared for high gain would work. Fenders are know for being very clean with the ability to give you a little growl if you push it to. I would prefer a tube amp for the creamier sound. Amps that excel in blues are usually clean with a little meat if you need it.

The Roland amps are very clean and would probably make a great jazz amp as long as they will sustain a little. They might be a little crisp for my liking.

Your best bet for Jazz is A Gibson L-5 or Gibson Super 400. Wes Montgomery played an L-5.

 

 

 

Hand Signed Guitar By Les Paul Value?

Suppose I happened to have this gibson

It’s a ridiculous guitar, but was made for the comic-book art collector types.

“Only 150 of these instruments will be made, 75 of which will be hand-signed by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, ensuring that this will be one of the most collectable guitars Gibson has ever created”

This one happens to be one of the 75 stan lee autographed guitars. Now, the kicker: Its original owner, an art dealer, brought it with him to see Les Paul perform, and got Les to sign this guitar. So it is the only one with his autograph in addition to the Stan Lee autograph.

What do you think the dollar value of the guitar I have would be today?

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That is a very unique piece you have there. My best guess would be that the totally unsigned ones would bring about $3000; the Stan Lee Signed ones would bring $5000, and your guitar. . . about $10,000.

In any event, get that thing insured.

best metal brand of guitar?

best metal brand of guitar?

Look at whoever you like to listen to. Who do you think has the
best ‘sound’. If you want to play like them, then take a cue from
what they play.
Metal guys use everything. Fender Strats, Gibson Les
Paul/SG/Explorer, PRS, ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Carvin, BC Rich,
Dean, etc, etc. If you get sponsorship and don’t mind being
ridiculed you can play First Act guitars if you want to!
Most use humbuckers, either full size, or smaller to fit in single
coil guitars. But that’s not set in stone. You can get metal from
single coils. You can play metal on a stock telecaster if you
wanted to.

Best All Around Guitar

What guitar is the best for these things?

tight neck, tight frets, tight action.. good tone.. Im looking at
jackson and esp..to name a few. For about a grand?

When I play my Gibson Les Paul Standard

there is not one inkling of my mind that is looking for something

better. It is a beast. It can play sweet, it can get raunchy & if
someone jumps on stage it makes a good sledge hammer to
hit the trespasser back into the crowd.
Made like a rock. Heavy as a rock. I’ve played chambered Les
Pauls & I love them too. & they sound great with no
amplification at all…you know just sitting around the apartment
learning things without disturbing anyone. Plays great. You pay
more because it is superiour craftmanship compared to
FENDER & Ibanez & ESP (older ESPs are great though too, really
great)

Every Les Paul I have played. Make that every Gibson guitar
that I have played is tight, has excellent tone & superior
craftmanship. You can get used for 1200-1500. Every decent
guitar player should have one. Unless they are Fender fans.
Fender is good too , but not guaranteed good like Gibson.