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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Peter Frampton had a black one right?
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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Jay wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:16 pm Peter Frampton had a black one right?
I believe he still has it.

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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MikeC wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:34 pm
Jay wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:16 pm Peter Frampton had a black one right?
I believe he still has it.
I think it was missing for 20+ years but he's got it back now.

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:40 pm lpc.JPG
Here's something I've never seen before.
Nowt wrong with that, would look awesome once it ages a bit.
Loving it so far

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Lyle wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:17 pm
MikeC wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:34 pm
Jay wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:16 pm Peter Frampton had a black one right?
I believe he still has it.
I think it was missing for 20+ years but he's got it back now.
Did some googling. Frampton has his one back, it was a 54' custom that was modded to look like a '57 (3-humbuckers). The red one is from '60.

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Has anyone ever really played a Les Paul Standard and thought "nope, needs another humbucker in the middle of nowhere"?
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robthemac wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:39 pm Has anyone ever really played a Les Paul Standard and thought "nope, needs another humbucker in the middle of nowhere"?
Had one. Loved the look, didn't know what to do with the 3rd humbucker. Even worse, when I considered pickup change, that 3rd one is just a bit of an annoying hanger-on.

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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robthemac wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:01 pm
Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:40 pm lpc.JPG
Here's something I've never seen before.
Aaaand hopefully you never have to see it again.
You're so hard to please!
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Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:40 pm lpc.JPG
Here's something I've never seen before.
I like that. Except it's red and has two too many pickups.
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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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GrantB wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:30 pm
Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:40 pm lpc.JPG
Here's something I've never seen before.
I like that. Except it's red and has two too many pickups.
I'm a tolerant man, I could live with the red.
"We were playing so loud that just one note on the guitar was sufficient".
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Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:54 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:30 pm
Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:40 pm lpc.JPG
Here's something I've never seen before.
I like that. Except it's red and has two too many pickups.
I'm a tolerant man, I could live with the red.
I really like it also. Apparently the three pickup thing is not good though for playing “in the moment” -One always has to be aware of where the pick is. I had a three pickup Firebird (2 actually) that had three pups and it was a pain.
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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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GrantB wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:27 am
Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:54 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:30 pm

I like that. Except it's red and has two too many pickups.
I'm a tolerant man, I could live with the red.
I really like it also. Apparently the three pickup thing is not good though for playing “in the moment” -One always has to be aware of where the pick is. I had a three pickup Firebird (2 actually) that had three pups and it was a pain.
I know all about picks bouncing off pickups :roll: The lack of this characteristic is an endearing aspect of Teles and Juniors.
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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Slowy wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:06 am
GrantB wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:27 am
Slowy wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:54 pm

I'm a tolerant man, I could live with the red.
I really like it also. Apparently the three pickup thing is not good though for playing “in the moment” -One always has to be aware of where the pick is. I had a three pickup Firebird (2 actually) that had three pups and it was a pain.
I know all about picks bouncing off pickups :roll: The lack of this characteristic is an endearing aspect of Teles and Juniors.
My Epiphone Riviera as received from the factory, has the middle pickup set lower than the others to alleviate this issue. I also tend to use the middle pickup volume control more as a tone control by blending the volume with the others - it can take out some of the potential ice pickiness of the bridge pickup or mellow out the neck pickup. Other times the middle volume is backed right off giving a brighter overall sound. I like the 3 pickup setup for its versatility.
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Jay wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:16 pm Peter Frampton had a black one right?
There's a great story to it, well worth hunting it out :wink:
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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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H671 wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:42 am
Slowy wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:06 am
GrantB wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:27 am

I really like it also. Apparently the three pickup thing is not good though for playing “in the moment” -One always has to be aware of where the pick is. I had a three pickup Firebird (2 actually) that had three pups and it was a pain.
I know all about picks bouncing off pickups :roll: The lack of this characteristic is an endearing aspect of Teles and Juniors.
My Epiphone Riviera as received from the factory, has the middle pickup set lower than the others to alleviate this issue. I also tend to use the middle pickup volume control more as a tone control by blending the volume with the others - it can take out some of the potential ice pickiness of the bridge pickup or mellow out the neck pickup. Other times the middle volume is backed right off giving a brighter overall sound. I like the 3 pickup setup for its versatility.
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