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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:42 am
by guitarboy
I've got a Les Paul (G**son) - Cherry Sunburst, Light flame, NC laquer etc.

It sounds loads better than my Tok.............. NO I can't do it I'd be lying!

It sounds sh1t when compared with my latest LS LTD!

Sorry Barry I tried

:cry:

GB

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:24 pm
by Lee
I actually prefer the tone of my Historic Gold Top over my Love Rock.

Any takers?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:43 pm
by ramsale
I'm playing around with a Heritage LP style Goldtop with the 7 layer nitro finish...and it's great sounding! I don't know how much is the pickups, or the amp, or the body wood, or the thickness of the top, but it sure sounds sweet. My major concern is how fragile the finish is compared to the plastic urethane on most production guitars. I suppose being a little bit more careful and wiping off with a cloth after playing are small prices to pay. Tone is such a subjective personal thing, when you find something you like, or a combination of things that work, it's time to stop all the BS and PLAY! It's easy for me to get carried away with all the tech details and not turn up the amp and annoy the neighbors... (what it's really all about...)
Oh yeah...I also believe there is better tone in thicker strings...

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:11 pm
by Frank555
Lee wrote:I actually prefer the tone of my Historic Gold Top over my Love Rock.

Any takers?
Lee, what model Love Rock do you have...are you actually offering it for sale?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 2:32 am
by loverockerUK
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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:18 am
by cornelius bonobo
Hey Ramsale Geezer,
I like your style. Fat strings rock. I personally play a custom set which goes (low to high) 52, 50, 48, 38. 38, 38.
They make my fingers hurt. :oops:

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:49 pm
by ramsale
cornelius: That's pretty fat. I don't know if I'd have the stones for a set that thick, but it's sure the heaviest set I've ever heard of.

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 1:44 am
by cornelius bonobo
Yeah, I buy Daddy'Hairy 'O', EFH, (thats Extra f*!%king heavy).
To be honest, sometimes I have to tighten truss rods up so much to compensate for these, that the fingerboard pops off, and that can be a bit of a bummer. I'm thinking of going back to 11s instead. What do you reckon? :roll:

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 4:14 am
by ramsale
11s sound like a better bet...

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 5:54 am
by guitarboy
Don't do it Cornelius!

11's are for whimps!

OK with EFH's you can only play the guitar once every 3 months after the scars have healed but f@#k me that TONE!

The only problem I've had with them is with Strats - sometimes the wammy lets go and fractures my skull and the spring shoot out the back and cobble me nadgers - but for that TONE! it's worth it.

GB

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 7:06 pm
by Lee
CB

If you can bend those buggers, you must have fingers like Sausages. By the way, if you've got any old fingerboards you don't want I might be interested.

And if you want that Love Rock Barry, you may have to fight James for it :(

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 5:25 am
by cornelius bonobo
Sorry Lee I use all my old and broken fingerboards as bookmarks so you can't have them.
Actually I have changed my EFHs for a set of graded barbed wire fencing cable which I have cut down and used as strings. Unfortunately the barbs won't thread through the sustain block properly, which means that when I play standing up I get a nasty bleeding 'rash' on my scrotum. This is all worth it though for that screaming texas wail you get by using such avant garde equipment. The guitar sounds like ^&*(, but I have developed an excellent repertoir of 'Texas screams' to compensate.
As far as having fingers like sausages goes, have you ever tried playing the guitar with a sausage? Don't be so silly. I have fingers like really fat fingers you fool. Actually, now you mention it though, they have started to look a bit like black puddings recently.

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 5:27 am
by cornelius bonobo
Hey cool, I've just found out that if you type a swear word in it automatically gets replaced with gobbledygook. I wonder how effective the piece of software that does that is. Just how large is the swear dictionary?

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 8:09 am
by loverockerUK
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Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 8:12 am
by loverockerUK
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