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  • #16

    The 24.75 scale length...I like 25.5 better

    Playing while sitting...I have to put the lower cutout over my left leg and have the lower bout sitting in my crotch to get the neck in a decent position to play

    Upper fret access playing up the neck

    Some have necks that are way too thick for me to play comfortably

    I don't get why they don't use a volute to strengthen the headstock

     

    Frankly, I haven't liked most of the ones I've played.  On the other hand, I do own two.

     

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    • #17

      Most of 'em are pretty heavy, but I LOVE the Jr. with a p90 for playing slide!

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      • #18
        @alexilaiho

        I believe that the Traditional LPs are not chambered.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • soundcreation
          soundcreation commented
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          kayd_mon wrote:
          @alexilaiho

          I believe that the Traditional LPs are not chambered.

          not chambered but weight relieved.  ie swiss cheese holes drilled into the body.

          I don't think it's possible (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) to find a properly solid body Factory USA les paul.  Pretty sure it's only custom shop.

           


      • #19
        I played a Les Paul Custom this week - are those really custom shop? Anyway, it wasn't light, but it wasn't too heavy, either. I had read that those aren't weight relieved either.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • #20
          The body does not have comfort cutaways, and it's not great for upper fret access. Fairly minor gripes for me

          IMO the Explorer was Gibson's best design, from a playing point of view. Good upper fret access, 6-on-a-side tuners, good balance, big fat tone...some people find them too wacky though

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          • thom
            thom commented
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            They're too heavy to play standing up for too long, and too uncomfortable and out of balance too play sitting down. 

            Sharp body edges, no comfy fender-y body contours.

            The fretboard radius is too flat, makes it to hard for me to play 'wrap around' chords.

            Humbuckers.

            And the one thing that's actually pretty awesome about les paul, is also the main reason why I can't bond with em: They sound too good. The piano-like perfection in each note, the long even sustain...It just doesn't have the character of a good old twangy fender, which really fits my style a lot better. I'll admit, teles/strats are a lot more forgiving for sloppy players like myself


        • #21
          I like them a lot...except when I play them. Mine is on a long sabbatical with a friend. Hopefully it will teach me a few things when it returns.

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          • #22

            I did post my gripes about LPs earlier in this thread and I've read other people's thoughts, and while not "perfect" I find that I play my best on Les Pauls.  There is something about the combination of features that just works so well for me that I play effortlessly on a LP, and what comes out of the speakers is what I hear in my head.  Whatever gripes, they just work for me, and I don't mind the weight or the neck heel (I'm big and have large hands so I don't notice the weight and I have no trouble wrapping around the neck heel - in fact, I find it rather comfortable and I can play better high on the Paul than on my Strats) 

            <div class="signaturecontainer">I'm Brian of Nazareth</div>

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            • #23

              That I do not have enough of them.

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              • wschart
                wschart commented
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                Never owned one, but a while back I did borrow one for a while. The one thing I didn't like was the lack of control of dynamics. Now I'm not talking about the volume controls, they worked fine. However, it seemed there was little control through playing harder or softer, it just stayed the same volume until you really backed off on how hard you played, the it really dived down, no gradations. I know for some types of music it's basically turn everything to 11 and blast away, but I like to have some control over this for expressive purposes. As always YMMV.

              • Ratae Corieltauvorum
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                Buttcrust wrote:

                That I do not have enough of them.


                I concur, although I do find the Holy Trinity is an acceptable place to be.

                 

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            • #24
              It's racist.

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              • #25
                The ergonomics. My strat fits like your favorite pair of blue jeans. The Les Paul is thick and uncontoured.
                <div class="signaturecontainer">Yamaha BB404<br><br>Fender Mexi Jazz, customized<br><br>Yamaha TRB-1005<br><br>Fender Highway-1 Strat, customized<br><br>Epiphone Les Paul, Worn Brown<br><br>Takamine Jasmine acoustic<br><br>Taylor 114ce acoustic/electric<br><br>Peavey 210TX+ext 2x2x10 combo<br><br>Fender Bassman 150 1x12h combo<br><br><br><br>When shopping for an axe, you will probably find yourself negotiating with your checkbook. This is normal, but do refrain from talking to it out loud.</div>

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