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

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

Post by shadowplay » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:51 am

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I’d go with a Yamaha SG/SBG if I wanted a heavy sustain machine.
Agree and with the (best of any guitar IMO) coil taps they can spread their wings into other areas.

Less bellbottomed and top hatted baggage too, though there's a member of the RHCP into YSG's so there's essentially nothing untainted by rum associations in guitar land these days.

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

Post by rumfoord » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:22 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 am
DesmondWafers wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:01 pm
When did Doug Martsch play a les paul? I've only ever seen him with his red strat.
i seen a picture of him playing a jazzmaster but never a lessie
I have a promotional poster from Keep it Like a Secret, and he's playing an LP. Of course...I don't know that picking up a les paul once or twice---or even using it on a few among hundreds of recorded tracks---would be enough for me to call someone a player of les pauls...if it even matters.

But here's an argument for:
A few years ago I found out that somehow a spectacular 70s les paul had been passed down to my uncle. Even though les pauls have never at all been my thing, this one was amazing. And the picture of me holding it captured an uncharacteristic moment of uninhibited joy.

And here's an argument against:
Some of the sentiment of this thread is uncomfortably close to the lyrics and logic of a gross Van Halen song.

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

Post by Jaguar018 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 am

Why do we still get excited when we see a picture of some well-known person playing a guitar they don't usually play? Most of us are gear sluts and will happily pick up whatever guitar is sitting around a shop or friend's house. Somebody snaps a picture of Neil Young strumming a Jaguar in 1974 and we all go apeshit. I think 99% of the time the person in question noodles for a bit, and then goes back to their regular guitar of choice.

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Post by daemon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:11 pm

I just remembered one of my favorite LP playing bands (dual, no less)...
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by loudwizard » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 am

leokula wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 am
Talk you out of it?

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Let me know if you need more ;D ;D ;D
Dude wins the "guitar player that most looks like a sex tourist" award.

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Post by TeenageShutdown! » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:27 am

That last pic looks like Quentin Tarantino.

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

Post by StevenO » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 am

People shit on him for a lot of reasons, and I don't necessarily like his music, but he seems like quite a decent down to earth guy. He loves history and quotes The Simpsons a lot. Just seems like a guy I'd gladly hang out with.

*Shrug*

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 am

When I think of Les Paul players, Dean comes to mind:

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

Post by Larry Mal » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:21 am

I think you better just sit down, go over the finance, and decide what kind of Les Paul you're going to be getting.
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Post by shadowplay » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:22 pm

StevenO wrote:
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quotes The Simpsons a lot. Just seems like a guy I'd gladly hang out with.
That's like one out of ten banter, honestly if that was the chat even I'd be begging him to start telling me about his favourite magnets and what sunglasses have the best woman tone.

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Post by daemon » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:56 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 am
When I think of Les Paul players, Dean comes to mind:
Hell yea!

Superchunk has some nice GIbson action going on as well (LP and Marauder).
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by tribi9 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:05 pm

StevenO wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 am
People shit on him for a lot of reasons, and I don't necessarily like his music, but he seems like quite a decent down to earth guy. He loves history and quotes The Simpsons a lot. Just seems like a guy I'd gladly hang out with.

*Shrug*
Early Simpsons, up to seasons 4-5 are some of the best animated shit ve ever seen... The quality started declining after that point.

Back to the Les Paul..

My vote goes to any Greco EG-800 or higher series.

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

Post by mackerelmint » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm

loudwizard wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 am
Dude wins the "guitar player that most looks like a sex tourist" award.
I was once taken to task for making a similar remark about his wardrobe choices and indoor sunglasses. Thing is, it's true. He dresses like a fucking creep.


And put me down as being in support of the Yammy SG idea. I've always liked those. It's Andy Taylor's fault.
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by loudwizard » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:26 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm
loudwizard wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 am
Dude wins the "guitar player that most looks like a sex tourist" award.
I was once taken to task for making a similar remark about his wardrobe choices and indoor sunglasses. Thing is, it's true. He dresses like a fucking creep.
I guess he was a sort of child "prodigy". Perhaps he just doesn't know better?

somewhat relevant - and this thread is super relevant to my interests lately- this thing will be arriving soon, I hope.
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Re: I Suddenly Think I Need A Les Paul. Talk Me Out Of It.

Post by shoule79 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 pm

DesmondWafers wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:01 pm
When did Doug Martsch play a les paul? I've only ever seen him with his red strat.
He’s playing one in a pic in the liner notes for keep it like a secret.

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