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    So, I tried out a Les Paul Traditional today, listed on a popular auction site, thinking that it might be good to get a Les Paul with humbuckers to complement my Junior. The guy selling was a real gent, and let me bring along my AC30 and Les Paul Junior for reference, and left me alone to really go for it. So, the guitar was nice and everything (certainly had a lovely neck and looked good)... but I'm sorry to say, my Junior blew it out of the water. The Junior was so much more alive, both in terms of the sound and the way the guitar resonated. And the sound was both clearer and stronger, tighter overdrive and more chimey cleans but still fat when you need it (OK, more trebly and less smooth, but seemingly a much better match for the amp, and still able to get very much into the ball park of a standard Les Paul with humbuckers).

    So, all in all, it wasn't a wasted trip, because it seems to have put my Les Paul gas to rest for the moment!

    So, I guess moral of the story is... if in doubt, take your favourite/regular guitar to A/B with a new one, to be sure you really want/need it.
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  • #2
    Marry a rich girl.
    Stupidity around here is spreading quicker than an STD at a nymphomaniac convention.

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    • #3
      Buy all the guitars.
      I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

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      • #4
        I like the way you chaps take time to read the OP!

        However, you are right, that would be another (actually much more enjoyable) way to cure GAS.
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        • #5
          I could see the look on his face - surprised
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          • #6
            I like the way you chaps take time to read the OP!

            However, you are right, that would be another (actually much more enjoyable) way to cure GAS.


            Actually, I did read the OP - I just couldn't help myself. Anyway, don't rule out Les Pauls in general. Even at a higher pricepoint, not all guitars are the same. Some come from better wood, some are better put together, some will speak to you. That said, if you want to leave it at that, believe me, more power to you.
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            • #7
              I could see the look on his face - surprised


              Well, it wasn't a buy it now thing - he wants to let people bid, so I didn't tell him at all what I thought.
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              • #8


                So, all in all, it wasn't a wasted trip, because it seems to have put my Les Paul gas to rest for the moment!


                Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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                • #9


                  ....and how to stoke it back up

                  Les Paul on the neck pickup....Jnr CANNOT do that
                  Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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                  • #10
                    [QUOTE=poolshark;42385898]Actually, I did read the OP - I just couldn't help myself. /QUOTE]
                    Me too!
                    Stupidity around here is spreading quicker than an STD at a nymphomaniac convention.

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                    • #11


                      ....and how to stoke it back up

                      Les Paul on the neck pickup....Jnr CANNOT do that


                      Who needs a neck pickup? For wimps! That's really good actually. I saw him live in about 1998. I must admit, whenever I have played a solo with the neck pickup of a les paul, I can't quite help my face twingeing a bit into a guitar face. It's like when you know you are going to do a shart after eating too much daal the night before.
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                      • #12
                        Do you have a Jr from the 50's?



                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLiD-Rp1E1Q&playnext=1&list=PLDBEA29AE14A3E37F


                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZNWhv3VvM&feature=related


                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-TXW8c2aM&feature=related
                        i have come to the conclusion that he is some form of god. no mere mortal has that many guitars/pedals/amp/anything. "It boggles my mind. His collection is the most glorious and true expression of GAS.To each his own though. Amazing collection of beauties. It takes some seriously messed up OCD to compile a collection like that.I hate BBreaker. Damn, I hate him.Suck it.We learned that bbreaker is some sort of god. A god of whine.fk this guy.
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                        • #13
                          Do you have a Jr from the 50's?



                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLiD-Rp1E1Q&playnext=1&list=PLDBEA29AE14A3E37F


                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZNWhv3VvM&feature=related


                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-TXW8c2aM&feature=related


                          No, it's a 2009 one, but it has a late 1950s P90 in it... which is fatter and a bit darker than the modern Gibson P90s from what I can tell, although most people on here seemed to actually prefer the modern one! I don't agree with them.
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                          • #14
                            For me, what killed GAS was getting what I'd GASed for and realizing that I didn't need most of it. A lot of it was great to have, but it didn't magically make me a better player or even a significantly better sounding one. I learned alot about what I like and dislike in gear in the process, but I also learned that wants and need isn't the same thing. I wish I could have learned that without spending that kind of money, but apparently I'm a slow learner.

                            And I agree - comparing what you already have with whatever you're GASing for is a great way to quench it

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                            • #15

                              So, I guess moral of the story is... if in doubt, take your favourite/regular guitar to A/B with a new one, to be sure you really want/need it.


                              Or, simply running out of space helps curb GAS.

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