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  • Any fans of "The Paul" ?

    I was curious about these guitar. Anyone here own one or played one of these?

     

    Tombuk 3

     

    Mike Scott 2

     

    Mike Scott

     

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    <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.<br />
    Three chords and you're into jazz.&quot;<br />
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    I saw one like this at at local store. It is a "Firebrand" with a chainsaw case. The price is $599.

    Firebrand

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    • harold heckuba
      harold heckuba commented
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      I have had two of them in the past.  I have to say I do like walnut.

       

      Talk about fads, mine had those Dirty fingers pups, and nobody 

      wanted those.  Now all of a sudden, people give a fortune for

      those pups.


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    What

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    • Pine Apple Slim
      Pine Apple Slim commented
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      In the late 70s and early 80s they were the LP Studio/poor mans LP of the day. Some were decent, a lot were not.

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    A "The Paul" was my first real guitar.  I bought it used in '83.  It was solid, but would not stay in tune.  If I had purchased it later in life and with more guitar experience I probably could have set it up or tweaked it to my liking and being useful.  I traded it in about a year after I bought it.  I've seen many folks say they did not have tuning/stability problems with theirs, so perhaps I just had a lemon ...

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    • #5

      This one is mine:

      1979 Gibson The Paul

       

      I've had it about 15 years.  When I got it (for $180) it had a DUncan pickup of some sort that sounded awesome in the bridge and a T Top Gibson pickup in the neck that was terrible. I put the BG Pure 90's in about two years ago and I love it.  For about 3 years this was my main guitar even though I never used the neck pickup....

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    • #6

      Very nice!

      I like the no frills, straight up HB rock machine feel it has going for it.

       

      HNGD!

      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin</font></div>

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      • EdMan57
        EdMan57 commented
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        I had a '79 The Paul a few years back that was pretty nice.I found the stock pickups to be a bit muddy and dark.Swapped them out for Duncan '59 [bridge] and Alnico II [neck] pickups to great results.I eventually sold it to a cute hippie chick that loved Bob Marley.

         

        Ed


    • #7

      1982 Firebrand. Dimarzio PAF Pro in the bridge.

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