• Les Paul

    From richardw@EELF to All on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:26:00
    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent
    Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

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  • From Digital Man to richardw on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 14:12:09
    Re: Les Paul
    By: richardw to All on Tue Apr 19 2005 12:26 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent
    Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    digital man

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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to richardw on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 14:55:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: richardw to All on Tue Apr 19 2005 12:26 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent
    Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!


    *sigh* I WISH I ha da Les Paul! Good luck!

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  • From Sniper@KIA to richardw on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 22:22:00
    richardw wrote to All <=-

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    That shouldn't be too hard to find...

    I know I wouldn't part with either one I have.



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  • From Sniper@KIA to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 22:22:00
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    Re: Les Paul
    By: richardw to All on Tue Apr 19 2005 12:26 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent
    Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    Thats cold man. :)



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  • From richardw@EELF to Digital Man on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:54:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to richardw on Tue Apr 19 2005 02:12 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    Actually, I called every pawn shop in Fort Worth, and I found only 1
    gibson. It was a "Custom" and they wanted $3500 for it.

    I ended up going to Guitar Center, and buying... an EPIPHONE! lol

    I'm really quite pleased with it. It plays better than my uncle's Gibson Custom Deluxe, and it's definately much more cost effective.

    I had to spend the extra $100 and get the sunburst finish though!

    I'll try and get a picture online sometime soon.

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  • From richardw@EELF to Sniper on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:58:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Tue Apr 19 2005 10:22 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    That shouldn't be too hard to find...

    I know I wouldn't part with either one I have.

    I decided I wanted new, as I couldn't find a used one anywhere. It seems
    they hold their value extremely well. Guitar Center was selling a used
    Paul for 699, and the EXACT same model, new for 729. Go figure.

    I'm really pleased with my Epiphone.

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  • From Digital Man to richardw on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:51:17
    Re: Les Paul
    By: richardw to Digital Man on Wed Apr 20 2005 12:54 pm

    Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to richardw on Tue Apr 19 2005 02:12 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decen Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    Actually, I called every pawn shop in Fort Worth, and I found only 1
    gibson. It was a "Custom" and they wanted $3500 for it.

    I ended up going to Guitar Center, and buying... an EPIPHONE! lol

    :-) It seems to be a rather popular guitar lately.

    I'm really quite pleased with it. It plays better than my uncle's Gibson Custom Deluxe, and it's definately much more cost effective.

    I had to spend the extra $100 and get the sunburst finish though!

    I'll try and get a picture online sometime soon.

    Cool. "Brand New" stuff is nice to get every once in a while too (even though it depreciates by 25% the second you walk out the door with it).

    digital man

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  • From richardw@EELF to Digital Man on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 16:26:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to richardw on Wed Apr 20 2005 12:51 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a de Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    Actually, I called every pawn shop in Fort Worth, and I found only 1 gibson. It was a "Custom" and they wanted $3500 for it.

    I ended up going to Guitar Center, and buying... an EPIPHONE! lol

    :-) It seems to be a rather popular guitar lately.

    I'm really quite pleased with it. It plays better than my uncle's Gibson Custom Deluxe, and it's definately much more cost effective.

    I had to spend the extra $100 and get the sunburst finish though!

    I'll try and get a picture online sometime soon.

    Cool. "Brand New" stuff is nice to get every once in a while too (even thoug it depreciates by 25% the second you walk out the door with it).

    This is the first "brand new" electric guitar I've ever bought, and only
    the second "brand new" guitar I've bought, period. Recently, I think I
    posted about it, I bought a Dean Acoustic Bass "brand new."

    The Bass was only $170, this Epiphone was $600. ouch.

    All the guitars I've owned previously were bought from friends.

    Here's a photo of my new Epi... http://pictures.richardw.net/displayimage.php?pos=-10542


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  • From PistolGrip@WASTELND to Digital Man on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 18:24:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to richardw on Tue Apr 19 2005 02:12 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    lol.. that's funny.

    You can have my Les Paul when you pry it from my cold dead hands :)

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  • From Sniper@KIA to richardw on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 22:00:00
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    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Tue Apr 19 2005 10:22 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    That shouldn't be too hard to find...

    I know I wouldn't part with either one I have.

    I decided I wanted new, as I couldn't find a used one anywhere. It
    seems they hold their value extremely well. Guitar Center was selling
    a used Paul for 699, and the EXACT same model, new for 729. Go figure.

    I'm really pleased with my Epiphone.

    :)

    The problem though, is that the older are better made... Depends though
    on the age... I mean old as in 20+ years old. This new junk they
    push... I wouldn't own one of them. My 25/50 Limited is a one piece...
    Neck included. Its hand carved dude... none of this robotic piecemeal
    crap they are putting out now. 4 sometimes more pieces "Glued"
    together... Blah!

    For a while, they even put the 3 piece body together, and then put a
    thin top layer over it so people would "Think" it was a one piece, solid body... No, sorry, I love my Gibson's, but I don't like the
    Epiphone/Gibson crap.





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  • From Sniper@KIA to PistolGrip on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 23:03:00
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    Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to richardw on Tue Apr 19 2005 02:12 pm

    Well... I'll be hitting pawn shops for a while, trying to find a decent Les Paul. I have about $700-800 to spend. Wish me luck!

    Good luck! What, Epiphone not good enough for ya? :-)

    lol.. that's funny.

    You can have my Les Paul when you pry it from my cold dead hands :)

    A-Fuckin'-men brother!

    I've got a collection of guitars... Jackson, Strat, Tele, SG, (2)
    L/P's... The stratocaster, I haven't played in ... 20 years? The
    Telecaster, 19... The Jackson, I play regular, along with the SG and
    one Les Paul... the other is the 25/50 Limited and I have played it 5
    times in about 20 years... I also have a beater Les Paul Copy, Secovia
    thing, and a Cortes Fender Strat Copy... those are what I use when I
    teach... I've given away a Fender Strat, and a couple of other copy
    guitars over the years... But I would NEVER give away any of my
    Gibsons... Never!

    And my son, who's starting to learn to play knows that if he touches any
    of the Gibsons he'll come up missing a hand! :)

    Would you say I'm a diehard Gibson fan? :)



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  • From richardw@EELF to Sniper on Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:48:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Apr 20 2005 10:00 pm

    I decided I wanted new, as I couldn't find a used one anywhere. It seems they hold their value extremely well. Guitar Center was selling a used Paul for 699, and the EXACT same model, new for 729. Go figure.

    I'm really pleased with my Epiphone.

    :)

    The problem though, is that the older are better made... Depends though
    on the age... I mean old as in 20+ years old. This new junk they
    push... I wouldn't own one of them. My 25/50 Limited is a one piece...
    Neck included. Its hand carved dude... none of this robotic piecemeal
    crap they are putting out now. 4 sometimes more pieces "Glued"
    together... Blah!

    For a while, they even put the 3 piece body together, and then put a
    thin top layer over it so people would "Think" it was a one piece, solid body... No, sorry, I love my Gibson's, but I don't like the
    Epiphone/Gibson crap.

    Some people are saying the Epiphones of today are better built than the Gibsons of today.

    Something about the american vs foreign labor.

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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Sniper on Thursday, April 21, 2005 08:37:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to PistolGrip on Wed Apr 20 2005 11:03 pm

    A-Fuckin'-men brother!

    I've got a collection of guitars... Jackson, Strat, Tele, SG, (2)
    L/P's... The stratocaster, I haven't played in ... 20 years? The Telecaster, 19... The Jackson, I play regular, along with the SG and
    one Les Paul... the other is the 25/50 Limited and I have played it 5
    times in about 20 years... I also have a beater Les Paul Copy, Secovia thing, and a Cortes Fender Strat Copy... those are what I use when I teach... I've given away a Fender Strat, and a couple of other copy
    guitars over the years... But I would NEVER give away any of my
    Gibsons... Never!

    And my son, who's starting to learn to play knows that if he touches any
    of the Gibsons he'll come up missing a hand! :)

    Would you say I'm a diehard Gibson fan? :)


    You know we are probably high tech enough to record something together by sending files back and forth. Seems like there's a lot of musicians on this thing.

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  • From richardw@EELF to The Lizard Master on Thursday, April 21, 2005 14:23:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to Sniper on Thu Apr 21 2005 08:37 am

    Would you say I'm a diehard Gibson fan? :)

    You know we are probably high tech enough to record something together by sending files back and forth. Seems like there's a lot of musicians on this thing.

    That sounds like fun! I wanna play.

    Let's see... "The Doves" is already taken...

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  • From Belly@BRAZINET to The Lizard Master on Thursday, April 21, 2005 22:32:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to Sniper on Thu Apr 21 2005 09:37 am

    You know we are probably high tech enough to record something together by sending files back and forth. Seems like there's a lot of musicians on this thing.

    That sounds like fun...

    o
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  • From Sniper@KIA to richardw on Friday, April 22, 2005 14:10:00
    richardw wrote to Sniper <=-

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Apr 20 2005 10:00 pm

    I decided I wanted new, as I couldn't find a used one anywhere. It seems they hold their value extremely well. Guitar Center was selling a used Paul for 699, and the EXACT same model, new for 729. Go figure.

    I'm really pleased with my Epiphone.

    :)

    The problem though, is that the older are better made... Depends though
    on the age... I mean old as in 20+ years old. This new junk they
    push... I wouldn't own one of them. My 25/50 Limited is a one piece...
    Neck included. Its hand carved dude... none of this robotic piecemeal
    crap they are putting out now. 4 sometimes more pieces "Glued"
    together... Blah!

    For a while, they even put the 3 piece body together, and then put a
    thin top layer over it so people would "Think" it was a one piece, solid body... No, sorry, I love my Gibson's, but I don't like the
    Epiphone/Gibson crap.

    Some people are saying the Epiphones of today are better built than the Gibsons of today.

    Something about the american vs foreign labor.

    There is "Nothing" like the old Gibson for the sound or the
    mechanical/playing side. I'm sorry... I've had the occassion to play
    with these new "things" they call Gibson's... and well, they leave alot
    to be desired. When you think of the time, dedication/love that was put
    into creating "One" hand carved/worked guitar back in the day to the
    machined to within an inch of their lives thousand created in a day
    that not a human hand touched until they picked up the box crap that is
    put out today... Its sad. But, thats another reason that the old
    guitars increase in value so fast. Not just because of their age... but
    the workmanship that was behind it was real human hands many hours of
    work... :)

    I could care less about the "American vs. Foreign" thing... If the thing
    was hand crafted in Libia, it would have more soul than the american
    made in an automated factory thing does.





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  • From Sniper@KIA to The Lizard Master on Friday, April 22, 2005 14:17:00
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    You know we are probably high tech enough to record something together
    by sending files back and forth. Seems like there's a lot of musicians on this thing.

    You'd think. But, alas, I have no recording equipment what so ever. I
    don't even have a microphone.

    But, yes, there are a lot of Musicians around here...

    I've seen a number of Guitarist, a bassist, and of course we have our
    resident Drummer... :)

    I haven't seen any keyboardist, and no one's mentioned they are a
    singer... I can sing, but, I'm polish... I can't play and sing at the
    same time. :)


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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Sniper on Saturday, April 23, 2005 10:04:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to The Lizard Master on Fri Apr 22 2005 02:17 pm

    by sending files back and forth. Seems like there's a lot of musician on this thing.

    You'd think. But, alas, I have no recording equipment what so ever. I don't even have a microphone.

    But, yes, there are a lot of Musicians around here...

    I've seen a number of Guitarist, a bassist, and of course we have our resident Drummer... :)

    I haven't seen any keyboardist, and no one's mentioned they are a
    singer... I can sing, but, I'm polish... I can't play and sing at the
    same time. :)


    I can't sing, but I can play and sing. It comes so natural now, but it was very tough at the time. I'll take vocal lessons one of these days since I'm the one who sings pretty much all the songs in my band :). Might be a good idea.

    Why don't you go out and at least get a 100 dollar 4 track? Or some recording software for the 'puter? Recording is fun and then you get to see how really terrible you are (or at least in my case, from what you've posted I bet you can shred the guitar).

    ---TLM


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  • From Belly@BRAZINET to Sniper on Saturday, April 23, 2005 18:26:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to The Lizard Master on Fri Apr 22 2005 03:17 pm

    I've seen a number of Guitarist, a bassist, and of course we have our resident Drummer... :)

    Thanks for the plug... oh... um...

    Sorry. I guess you meant DM :)

    o
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  • From Belly@BRAZINET to The Lizard Master on Saturday, April 23, 2005 18:32:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to Sniper on Sat Apr 23 2005 11:04 am

    I can't sing, but I can play and sing. It comes so natural now, but it was very tough at the time. I'll take vocal lessons one of these days since I'm the one who sings pretty much all the songs in my band :). Might be a good idea.

    That's the way it is with me. I'm not good at it, but I seem to be the only one who can do both at once, so I get stuck with it.

    Why don't you go out and at least get a 100 dollar 4 track? Or some recordi software for the 'puter? Recording is fun and then you get to see how reall terrible you are (or at least in my case, from what you've posted I bet you shred the guitar).

    I got a few cheap mics from Musician's Friend a while back... They were some cheap Nady's that were on sale. I think after allw as said and done, the mic+cable+stand was about $29 each. I've mic'ed a guitar cab with one of them before, with fairly decent results. I have a case full of mics, and one day I'm going to get around to trying them all out to see which sound best on guitar.

    o
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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Belly on Sunday, April 24, 2005 10:47:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Belly to The Lizard Master on Sat Apr 23 2005 06:32 pm

    I got a few cheap mics from Musician's Friend a while back... They were some cheap Nady's that were on sale. I think after allw as said and done, the mic+cable+stand was about $29 each. I've mic'ed a guitar cab with one of the before, with fairly decent results. I have a case full of mics, and one day going to get around to trying them all out to see which sound best on guitar


    Yea, I got a few of those cheapies too. But you can really tell the difference in mics, I mean I guess that goes with everything, but mics you can really tell.

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  • From Belly@BRAZINET to The Lizard Master on Sunday, April 24, 2005 19:11:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to Belly on Sun Apr 24 2005 11:47 am

    Yea, I got a few of those cheapies too. But you can really tell the differe in mics, I mean I guess that goes with everything, but mics you can really tell.

    Yeah, I know...but at the time cheap mics sounded better then no mics. :)

    I did get a couple of behrenger handheld dynamics several months sgo, though, and they seem to sound pretty good.

    o
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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to All on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 15:00:00
    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src=3TP5G5B

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what do you think?

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  • From richardw@EELF to The Lizard Master on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 15:58:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to All on Wed Jul 06 2005 03:00 pm

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src=3TP5G5

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what d you think?

    I ALMOST bought that guitar from them, but it was about $200 more than I wanted to spend. I have not played one, so I can't really rate it.

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased
    with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's Les
    Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are filed on my uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name on the headstock.

    :-)

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  • From Tiny@ABUSE1 to richardw on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 19:46:00

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased
    with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's Les Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are filed on my uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name on the headstock.

    I used to love playing the Les Paul's! The standards are beautiful with a great sound! That's all I played for a number of years, until about 5 years ago I had a guitar custom built for me by Jacobson Guitars (A 1 man outfit in hastings ontario) and I sold everthing else. The amazing thing is the price tag was only $1800!

    Shawn

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  • From Sniper@sniper@kiabbs.org.remove-k1w-this to richardw on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 21:25:00
    To: richardw
    richardw wrote to The Lizard Master <=-

    Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to All on Wed Jul 06 2005 03:00 pm

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src=3TP5G5

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what d you think?

    I ALMOST bought that guitar from them, but it was about $200 more than
    I wanted to spend. I have not played one, so I can't really rate it.

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's
    Les Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are
    filed on my uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name
    on the headstock.

    And that says it all... Just like Marshall... :)

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time
    owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a
    smash guitar. :)

    I just prefer the Gibson... I prefer the hand crafted over the machine
    cut guitars.





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  • From Sniper@sniper@kiabbs.org.remove-k1w-this to The Lizard Master on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 21:27:00
    To: The Lizard Master
    The Lizard Master wrote to All <=-

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src=3T P5G5B

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what do you think?

    What I think.... Nice guitar... :)

    My Gibson's Les Paul's (4) have cost a hell of a lot more than that. :(

    The cheapest I had was almost $2,000. Most expensive was $5000. But
    I have to say, they were worth every penny. Of all my guitars, the LP's
    are the most played by far. Just the tone, and gut kick blow everything
    else away.

    I'm not familiar with the pickup's they are using, but I always ended up replacing the standard pickups with Humbuckers... So to start out with
    them is an advantage. :)

    Getting a nice hard shell case with it is a plus also.

    Seriously, I don't think you could do any better for that price. Hell,
    you'd better buy it before I do! :) I don't have a faded cherry
    colored one... I've owned at one time or another a Gold metal flake,
    Sun Burst, Black, and a Reverse Sun Burst. I'm thinkin' that faded
    Cherry would fit right in my collection. :)




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  • From richardw@EELF to Tiny on Thursday, July 07, 2005 12:21:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: Tiny to richardw on Wed Jul 06 2005 07:46 pm

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's Les Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are filed on m uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name on the headstock

    I used to love playing the Les Paul's! The standards are beautiful with a great sound! That's all I played for a number of years, until about 5 years ago I had a guitar custom built for me by Jacobson Guitars (A 1 man outfit i hastings ontario) and I sold everthing else. The amazing thing is the price tag was only $180!

    Way cool! Have you a photo posted anywhere?

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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to richardw on Thursday, July 07, 2005 11:05:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: richardw to The Lizard Master on Wed Jul 06 2005 03:58 pm

    I ALMOST bought that guitar from them, but it was about $200 more than I wanted to spend. I have not played one, so I can't really rate it.

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased
    with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's Les Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are filed on my uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name on the headstock.

    :-)


    Thanks. I'll go to the local shoppe here and try out the Epiphone. I always equated the name Epiphone with lower end because they have cheapy versions of it.

    It's a little more than I want to spend as well.

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  • From richardw@EELF to The Lizard Master on Thursday, July 07, 2005 15:52:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to richardw on Thu Jul 07 2005 11:05 am

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's Les Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are filed on m uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name on the headstock

    Thanks. I'll go to the local shoppe here and try out the Epiphone. I alway equated the name Epiphone with lower end because they have cheapy versions o it.

    It's a little more than I want to spend as well.

    Epiphone is made by Gibson, the difference is the components are made overseas, and shipped to the states to be assembled, and tested. I've
    also been told that the knobs and switches are of lesser quality, and are likely to wear out quicker. I figure they're easily replacable, so I
    don't worry about it much. The finish may not have as many coats as the Gibson counterpart, but that doesn't affect playability either.

    I figure, if they're good enough for The Beatles... :)

    Here's a bit of history...

    http://www.gibson.com/products/epiphone/archive/epihistory/history.html

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  • From Tiny@ABUSE1 to richardw on Thursday, July 07, 2005 14:02:00

    hastings ontario) and I sold everthing else. The amazing thing is the pr tag was only $180!
    Way cool! Have you a photo posted anywhere?

    http://www.highfield.ca/~tiny/guitar.html

    Bunch of pictures there... The web page doesn't work real well as my personal domain expired but thatpage works.

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  • From richardw@EELF to Tiny on Friday, July 08, 2005 10:32:00
    Re: Les Paul
    By: Tiny to richardw on Thu Jul 07 2005 02:02 pm

    hastings ontario) and I sold everthing else. The amazing thing is the tag was only $180!
    Way cool! Have you a photo posted anywhere?

    http://www.highfield.ca/~tiny/guitar.html

    Bunch of pictures there... The web page doesn't work real well as my persona domain expired but thatpage works.

    Way cool. Sweet axe. I've never seen a body quite like that. :)


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  • From Tiny@ABUSE1 to richardw on Friday, July 08, 2005 14:13:00

    http://www.highfield.ca/~tiny/guitar.html
    Way cool. Sweet axe. I've never seen a body quite like that. :)

    Thanks! Yeah it's pretty unique, but the neck is the way I want, and since I'm such a lazy player this holds a note for at least 45 minutes. :) It's as heavy as it looks but I find no problems as long as our set is no longer
    then 4 hours. :)

    Shawn

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  • From Sniper@KIA to richardw on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 21:25:00
    richardw wrote to The Lizard Master <=-

    Re: Les Paul
    By: The Lizard Master to All on Wed Jul 06 2005 03:00 pm

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src=3TP5G5

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what d you think?

    I ALMOST bought that guitar from them, but it was about $200 more than
    I wanted to spend. I have not played one, so I can't really rate it.

    I ended up buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I am quite pleased with it. It's hard to tell the difference between it and my uncle's
    Les Paul Deluxe, other than the wear on the finish. The frets are
    filed on my uncles deluxe, but I really can't tell it makes much difference in playability. I guess the biggest difference is the name
    on the headstock.

    And that says it all... Just like Marshall... :)

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time
    owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a
    smash guitar. :)

    I just prefer the Gibson... I prefer the hand crafted over the machine
    cut guitars.





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  • From Sniper@KIA to The Lizard Master on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 21:27:00
    The Lizard Master wrote to All <=-

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src=3T P5G5B

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what do you think?

    What I think.... Nice guitar... :)

    My Gibson's Les Paul's (4) have cost a hell of a lot more than that. :(

    The cheapest I had was almost $2,000. Most expensive was $5000. But
    I have to say, they were worth every penny. Of all my guitars, the LP's
    are the most played by far. Just the tone, and gut kick blow everything
    else away.

    I'm not familiar with the pickup's they are using, but I always ended up replacing the standard pickups with Humbuckers... So to start out with
    them is an advantage. :)

    Getting a nice hard shell case with it is a plus also.

    Seriously, I don't think you could do any better for that price. Hell,
    you'd better buy it before I do! :) I don't have a faded cherry
    colored one... I've owned at one time or another a Gold metal flake,
    Sun Burst, Black, and a Reverse Sun Burst. I'm thinkin' that faded
    Cherry would fit right in my collection. :)




    Sniper
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    Home of the Unofficial SynchroNet Support Network.
    download the info pack at any of the below sites: http://www.chcomputer.net/USSNET.ZIP or http://www.ussnet.org

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  • From Daemon@NECRO to Sniper on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 19:32:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Jul 06 2005 10:25 pm

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time
    owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a
    smash guitar. :)

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I have a bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh - pee - phone", while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always been pretty sure was the point.

    I just prefer the Gibson... I prefer the hand crafted over the machine
    cut guitars.

    I still can't believe how happy I am with a simple, fairly cheap Samick. Maybe it's the setup they gave it at the shop, but I swear it's a close call whether it matches and even surpasses the sound of my (quite relatively expensive) Washburn.



    [daemon]
    In the shuffling madness...



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  • From Digital Man to Daemon on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 15:46:42
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Daemon to Sniper on Tue Aug 30 2005 07:32 pm

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Jul 06 2005 10:25 pm

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a smash guitar. :)

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I have bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh - pee - phon while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always been pretty sure was t point.

    I've always heard it pronounced "eh piff phone".

    digital man

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  • From Sniper@sniper@kiabbs.org.remove-122k-this to Daemon on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 22:33:00
    To: Daemon
    Daemon wrote to Sniper <=-

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Jul 06 2005 10:25 pm

    Wow, someone went back a bit to pull this one out of the dust...

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time
    owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a
    smash guitar. :)

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I have a bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh
    - pee - phone", while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always
    been pretty sure was the point.

    I'd have to say I pronounce it the same as your brother... At least that's
    how I've pronounced it for the last 25+ years. :)

    I just prefer the Gibson... I prefer the hand crafted over the machine
    cut guitars.

    I still can't believe how happy I am with a simple, fairly cheap
    Samick. Maybe it's the setup they gave it at the shop, but I swear it's
    a close call whether it matches and even surpasses the sound of my
    (quite relatively expensive) Washburn.

    I have played most of the different Gibson's out there, whereas I think
    I've messed with 2 Washburn's... They just never impressed me. A
    Samick?? I'll have to take a look around for that one. :)

    I recently went into a music store... I guess this shop sold primarily
    Fenders, as they had no Gibson's at all. There were a few Peveys, and an assorted bunch of offbrand stuff. I asked them why they didn't carry the Gibson line. They had the audacity to tell me that Fenders were
    better... Then proceeded to list off all these guitar players that used Fender. I think I recognized 3 out of their list... Eric Clapton was
    one... So I started to list off my list of Gibson players... Anyway, I
    ended up laughing my way out of that place.



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  • From richardw@EELF to Daemon on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:24:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Daemon to Sniper on Tue Aug 30 2005 07:32 pm

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a smash guitar. :)

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I have bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh - pee - phon while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always been pretty sure was t point.

    Well, I'm from Texas ya see... so when I say it, it comes out kinda
    like...

    Ep - a - fone.

    :-)

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  • From Daemon@NECRO to Digital Man on Friday, September 02, 2005 06:43:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to Daemon on Tue Aug 30 2005 04:46 pm

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I ha bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh - pee - p while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always been pretty sure wa point.

    I've always heard it pronounced "eh piff phone".

    *sigh* Yeah, that's how I usually hear it pronounced, too.


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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Sniper on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 16:05:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to The Lizard Master on Wed Jul 06 2005 09:27 pm

    The Lizard Master wrote to All <=-

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src= P5G5B

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what do you think?

    What I think.... Nice guitar... :)

    My Gibson's Les Paul's (4) have cost a hell of a lot more than that. :(

    The cheapest I had was almost $2,000. Most expensive was $5000. But
    I have to say, they were worth every penny. Of all my guitars, the LP's
    are the most played by far. Just the tone, and gut kick blow everything else away.

    I'm not familiar with the pickup's they are using, but I always ended up replacing the standard pickups with Humbuckers... So to start out with
    them is an advantage. :)

    Getting a nice hard shell case with it is a plus also.

    Seriously, I don't think you could do any better for that price. Hell, you'd better buy it before I do! :) I don't have a faded cherry
    colored one... I've owned at one time or another a Gold metal flake,
    Sun Burst, Black, and a Reverse Sun Burst. I'm thinkin' that faded
    Cherry would fit right in my collection. :)


    Finally catching up on the Pro Audio Sig eh? :)

    ---TLM

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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Daemon on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 16:07:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Daemon to Sniper on Tue Aug 30 2005 07:32 pm

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Jul 06 2005 10:25 pm

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a smash guitar. :)

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I have bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh - pee - phon while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always been pretty sure was t point.


    I believe it's eh - peh - phone where the two eh's sound the same.

    ---TLM

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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Digital Man on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 16:07:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Digital Man to Daemon on Tue Aug 30 2005 03:46 pm

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Daemon to Sniper on Tue Aug 30 2005 07:32 pm

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to richardw on Wed Jul 06 2005 10:25 pm

    I know... Epiphone is the new "Maker" of the Gibson... I at one time owned an Epiphone <before they took over Gibson>, and I used it for a smash guitar. :)

    Out of curiosity, how do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? My brother and I ha bit of a lively debate going on about it. He pronounces it "eh - pee - p while I pronounce it like epiphany, which I've always been pretty sure wa point.

    I've always heard it pronounced "eh piff phone".

    Yea, that's a better description of it.

    ---TLM

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  • From Sniper@KIA to The Lizard Master on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 19:15:00
    The Lizard Master wrote to Sniper <=-

    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to The Lizard Master on Wed Jul 06 2005 09:27 pm

    The Lizard Master wrote to All <=-

    What's wrong with this picture: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/517536/src= P5G5B

    Looks like a good deal to me, but I figured I'd ask you guys. Sniper what do you think?

    What I think.... Nice guitar... :)

    My Gibson's Les Paul's (4) have cost a hell of a lot more than that. :(

    The cheapest I had was almost $2,000. Most expensive was $5000. But
    I have to say, they were worth every penny. Of all my guitars, the LP's
    are the most played by far. Just the tone, and gut kick blow everything else away.

    I'm not familiar with the pickup's they are using, but I always ended up replacing the standard pickups with Humbuckers... So to start out with
    them is an advantage. :)

    Getting a nice hard shell case with it is a plus also.

    Seriously, I don't think you could do any better for that price. Hell, you'd better buy it before I do! :) I don't have a faded cherry
    colored one... I've owned at one time or another a Gold metal flake,
    Sun Burst, Black, and a Reverse Sun Burst. I'm thinkin' that faded
    Cherry would fit right in my collection. :)


    Finally catching up on the Pro Audio Sig eh? :)

    Actually, you are. That was originally posted July 6th. :)



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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Sniper on Thursday, September 08, 2005 00:41:00
    Re: Re: Les Paul
    By: Sniper to The Lizard Master on Wed Sep 07 2005 07:15 pm

    colored one... I've owned at one time or another a Gold metal flake,
    Sun Burst, Black, and a Reverse Sun Burst. I'm thinkin' that faded Cherry would fit right in my collection. :)


    Finally catching up on the Pro Audio Sig eh? :)

    Actually, you are. That was originally posted July 6th. :)


    huh, so it was :). Guess I haven't gotten this far in my new message scan in a while, anyway, thanks for the tips. that guitar is still available.

    ---TLM

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