Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Les Paul pickguard on or off?

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse









X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31






    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy
    View Post

    Do you even own a Les Paul?




    Proud Member of the Jet Setters (Jet City Lounge)

    Comment


    • #32
      You need 2 more pickguards.

      Comment


      • #33
        I like the looks of them off, but it affects my playing. My pinky is usually planted. Removing the pickguard effectively raises the strings by about 1/8" as far as my picking hand is concerned. I could probably get used to it if I forced myself.
        Rig:
        Ibanez S2170FB
        Soldano X88R Clone Preamp
        TC Electronic G-Major 2
        50W EL34 Rack Power Amp
        Lopo 2x12 Cab.

        Stuff I've built:
        5W tube amp (1 12AX7/1 EL84)
        Ruby Cigar Box Amp
        X88R Clone
        50 Rack Power Amp

        Comment


        • #34






          Quote Originally Posted by Bumhucker
          View Post

          What the **************** do you need a pickguard for? Do people really scratch their LPs with their poor picking technique?




          Scratching up a guitar from playing the **************** out of it is part of the charm.





          I say ****************a pickguard
          Originally Posted by Rampage


          **************** cleans, play distortion?









          Originally Posted by RiffDaemon


          The scratchy high-end sounds like a wreck in Excitebike









          Originally Posted by buddhapaugh


          I had a nightmare experience like yours, Nerine, when I was in my late 20's/early 30's and was doing the tag-team thing with my buddy over the toilet. Now that was something----







          Guitars:
          Fender-Hamer-Michael Kelly-Starfield-Ibanez


          Amps/Cabs
          Drive-Eminence-Electro Harmonix-Fender-Jet City-Kustom-VHT-Yamaha

          FX
          ISP-Keeley-Pigtronix

          Comment


          • #35






            Quote Originally Posted by Bumhucker
            View Post

            What the **************** do you need a pickguard for? Do people really scratch their LPs with their poor picking technique?




            Scratching up a guitar from playing the **************** out of it is part of the charm.





            I say ****************a pickguard
            Originally Posted by Rampage


            **************** cleans, play distortion?









            Originally Posted by RiffDaemon


            The scratchy high-end sounds like a wreck in Excitebike









            Originally Posted by buddhapaugh


            I had a nightmare experience like yours, Nerine, when I was in my late 20's/early 30's and was doing the tag-team thing with my buddy over the toilet. Now that was something----







            Guitars:
            Fender-Hamer-Michael Kelly-Starfield-Ibanez


            Amps/Cabs
            Drive-Eminence-Electro Harmonix-Fender-Jet City-Kustom-VHT-Yamaha

            FX
            ISP-Keeley-Pigtronix

            Comment


            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy
              View Post

              You need 2 more pickguards.




              Meh, I'll pass. They just don't serve any functional purpose as far as I can tell. To each his own I guess.
              Proud Member of the Jet Setters (Jet City Lounge)

              Comment


              • #37
                eh.. nobody can see the holes.



                that guit's one of the few thats purty either way, honestly. lovely burst on it! your pick.

                Comment


                • #38






                  Quote Originally Posted by peavey_impact
                  View Post

                  Scratching up a guitar from playing the **************** out of it is part of the charm.





                  I say ****************a pickguard




                  That's what I'm talking about... hell how bout a forearm protector so you don't wear off the finish, a plastic plate to stop buckle rash...
                  Proud Member of the Jet Setters (Jet City Lounge)

                  Comment


                  • #39






                    Quote Originally Posted by Bumhucker
                    View Post

                    That's what I'm talking about... hell how bout a forearm protector so you don't wear off the finish, a plastic plate to stop buckle rash...




                    hahgay.com







                    Why don't you take the pickguards off your other guitars?

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      naw, you boys have to embrace the tuxedo-esque awesome of a les paul. i know having a toughguy badass guitar is cool.. but it's also cool to rock the **************** on a way snazz guit. all in how y' own it-- taking the guard off is sometimes just 'dude trying too hard', where if you just use it like it was is 'mother****************er could rock it on a danelectro if necessary and still kill it'.

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        Exactly

















                        My les paul > manbumhumper's

                        Comment


                        • #42






                          Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_Sheen
                          View Post

                          on. always on.




                          This is my vote. I've been a Les Paul player since before most of you were born and I've gone through the on-off-on-off thing many times.



                          I've settled with off.

                          Comment


                          • #43






                            Quote Originally Posted by Bumhucker
                            View Post

                            What the **************** do you need a pickguard for? Do people really scratch their LPs with their poor picking technique?




                            Yes. When you play upbeat rock, and gig actively, you are bound to get some pick scratching.



                            It's not like they just put it there for looks

                            Comment


                            • #44






                              Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy
                              View Post

                              Exactly



















                              My les paul > manbumhumper's




                              That's got one of the best (as in authentic) sunbursts I've seen.

                              Comment


                              • #45






                                Quote Originally Posted by Bumhucker
                                View Post

                                That's what I'm talking about... hell how bout a forearm protector so you don't wear off the finish, a plastic plate to stop buckle rash...




                                Do you at least wear your seatbelt?
                                PIZZA PARTY (buttery 8-bit chill/party jams)
                                For Sale: LTD EC-1000 / Boss RE-20 / Swollen Pickle mkII

                                Comment



                                Working...
                                X