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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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Great looking LP, good score!

I was looking forward to trying the PAF rabbit hole when I got my LP, but the Burstbuckers in there sound too good to swap.

Have SD alnico II in my Ash Aurum, and 57 classics in the 335. All sound good. I think the BBs sound the best, but recently lowered the SDs and now loving the sound from those a lot more.

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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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Looks like a beauty Reg! Congratulations!!

If Glyn has done the repair it’s probably better than new now anyway!!
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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codedog wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:50 am I keep hearing (maybe inaccurately) that Gibson LPs are "heavyweights"... especially Classics. How much does this one weigh? As crazy as those Vintage LPs?
Lots of pre-70's ones don't weight that much at all. Under 4kg in many listings I saw. Which is what R9's generally aims at weight wise.

70's onwards is a different story...
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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Reg18 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:09 am I’m tempted to try some low wind PAFs, or should I just keep it as is?
Depends on how much money you want to spend. BB1/BB2's (NOT the BB Pro) are generally pretty decent and came in R8/R9's for many years before they made Custombuckers.

Another thing I found over the years is that some modern "PAF-type" pickups are more for getting a LP-ish sound in a strat/superstrat and can be honk city in an actual LP. Dimarzio PAF Pro and BKP Black Dog are typical examples. I think the rule of thumb is getting something relatively scooped, especially for heavier weight specimen.
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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Reg18 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:46 am I am tempted but it seems like a bit of an expensive rabbit hole to go down. I’ve played Seth Lovers which I liked but apart from
That I’ve only had Gibson pickups, Burst Buckers, Classic 57s.
I was always interested to try the Diarmazio 36th Anniversary pickups which could be a good option.
And I’ve noticed a lot of people recommending Mr Glyns pickups in general so that could be an option to try.
For an LP, I just cannot go past 36th Annis. They get me every time. The best LP I've heard/owned had them in (and still do I think, Polar Bear?)

Bareknuckle Mules are the only ones that I like with an SG.
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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godgrinder wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:26 pm
codedog wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:50 am I keep hearing (maybe inaccurately) that Gibson LPs are "heavyweights"... especially Classics. How much does this one weigh? As crazy as those Vintage LPs?
Lots of pre-70's ones don't weight that much at all. Under 4kg in many listings I saw. Which is what R9's generally aims at weight wise.

70's onwards is a different story...
Not sure if you realised, by "Vintage" I actually meant the brand. I've only ever played one, which must've been hollowed out and filled with lead. Reg had played a few, I think, and concurred.

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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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codedog wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:29 pm Not sure if you realised, by "Vintage" I actually meant the brand. I've only ever played one, which must've been hollowed out and filled with lead. Reg had played a few, I think, and concurred.
Ah I see, almost forgot that brand existed haha.
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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codedog wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:29 pm
godgrinder wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:26 pm
codedog wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:50 am I keep hearing (maybe inaccurately) that Gibson LPs are "heavyweights"... especially Classics. How much does this one weigh? As crazy as those Vintage LPs?
Lots of pre-70's ones don't weight that much at all. Under 4kg in many listings I saw. Which is what R9's generally aims at weight wise.



70's onwards is a different story...
Not sure if you realised, by "Vintage" I actually meant the brand. I've only ever played one, which must've been hollowed out and filled with lead. Reg had played a few, I think, and concurred.
Its been a long time since I played one of the Vintage (brand) LPs, but I was doing some reading up on them recently and most people said, great guitars but heavy.
This Les Paul Classic is pretty normal
Weight for LP, not light like a fully weight relieved model.

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TmcB wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:42 pm
Reg18 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:46 am I am tempted but it seems like a bit of an expensive rabbit hole to go down. I’ve played Seth Lovers which I liked but apart from
That I’ve only had Gibson pickups, Burst Buckers, Classic 57s.
I was always interested to try the Diarmazio 36th Anniversary pickups which could be a good option.
And I’ve noticed a lot of people recommending Mr Glyns pickups in general so that could be an option to try.
For an LP, I just cannot go past 36th Annis. They get me every time. The best LP I've heard/owned had them in (and still do I think, Polar Bear?)

Bareknuckle Mules are the only ones that I like with an SG.
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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jimi wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:03 pm Great looking LP, good score!

I was looking forward to trying the PAF rabbit hole when I got my LP, but the Burstbuckers in there sound too good to swap.

Have SD alnico II in my Ash Aurum, and 57 classics in the 335. All sound good. I think the BBs sound the best, but recently lowered the SDs and now loving the sound from those a lot more.
Hi Reg,

Congrats on the beautiful guitar!

To echo Jimi's thoughts have you tried lowering or adjusting the pickup heights?
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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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RobRoyMcCoy wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:46 pm
jimi wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:03 pm Great looking LP, good score!

I was looking forward to trying the PAF rabbit hole when I got my LP, but the Burstbuckers in there sound too good to swap.

Have SD alnico II in my Ash Aurum, and 57 classics in the 335. All sound good. I think the BBs sound the best, but recently lowered the SDs and now loving the sound from those a lot more.
Hi Reg,

Congrats on the beautiful guitar!

To echo Jimi's thoughts have you tried lowering or adjusting the pickup heights?
Yeah I did that yesterday actually, I don’t mind the pickups that much. They sound good on around 5-8 on the volume too without loosing to much. I might just leave them in
For now unless I see a good deal come up on a set of something else. The ceramic magnets give a reasonably snappy feel which I like but because they are hot they overdrive really early.

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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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Nice looking Les Paul Reg.

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Re: NGD: Les Paul Classic

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That's hot!

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Congrats bro, looks great 😎

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