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H4T3BR33D3R
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#16081
Antiquities are pretty decent pups so not a bad deal.


Anything in mind vintage wise or just wishful thinking at the moment?
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gregs1020
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#16082
nothing any time soon that's for sure. down the road i wouldn't rule out a vintage player LP. maybe a conversion or whatnot, depends on how things go.

there's a lot of other things on my list in front of anything. but in 5 or 10 years. of course that would happen after a 70 Buick Grand Sport convertible was in the garage.
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H4T3BR33D3R
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#16083



The only vintage pieces I think I would consider would be a conversion (with proper documentation), a 68 GT or maybe a beat to shit early 50s LP that I could ruin.


I would settle for a 69-73 GT though


That or an SG junior.


My taste in vintage cars are cheap so Im lucky on that front.
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#16084
I'm in the market for a Les Paul so today I tried out the following:

1. Gibson 2012 Traditional
2. Epiphone Les Paul Tribute
3. Tokai ALS-48 [China]

The Gibson has a better neck and balance than either the Epi or the Tokai.
Pickups and switches felt / sounded pretty much the same on both the Gibson and the Epi.
The Tokai felt better to play than the Epi [marginally] but itwas not as easy for me to get around on as the Gibson was.

I really wanted for the Epi to be the bargain of the century but even without looking at label on the Headstock it just didn't hold a candle to the Gibson.
The Tokai was $100 less than the Epi and had pluses and minuses in comparison.
Against the Gibson the Tokai was no match in any department and perhaps only edged the Epi for playability due to being better setup [which can easily be fixed on the Epi].

I'm not an expert and given I have only been playing guitar for nine months I have a lot to learn. But I can now understand why the Gibson Les Paul is desired by so many people.

I want one.
H4T3BR33D3R
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#16085
Quote by tdunster
I'm in the market for a Les Paul so today I tried out the following:

1. Gibson 2012 Traditional
2. Epiphone Les Paul Tribute
3. Tokai ALS-48 [China]

The Gibson has a better neck and balance than either the Epi or the Tokai.
Pickups and switches felt / sounded pretty much the same on both the Gibson and the Epi.
The Tokai felt better to play than the Epi [marginally] but itwas not as easy for me to get around on as the Gibson was.

I really wanted for the Epi to be the bargain of the century but even without looking at label on the Headstock it just didn't hold a candle to the Gibson.
The Tokai was $100 less than the Epi and had pluses and minuses in comparison.
Against the Gibson the Tokai was no match in any department and perhaps only edged the Epi for playability due to being better setup [which can easily be fixed on the Epi].

I'm not an expert and given I have only been playing guitar for nine months I have a lot to learn. But I can now understand why the Gibson Les Paul is desired by so many people.

I want one.



Honestly, the ALS series is nothing compared to an actual Tokai. If you were to compare something like an MIJ LS or HLS series to a regular run of the mill Gibson USA you would probably have a harder time making a clear distinction. Another thing to keep in mind is you might just prefer bigger necks and Traditionals come with thicker necks compared to a regular Epiphone Tribute or an ALS (which both are slim taper IIRC). Maybe if you tried something like the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul or the '56 LP Gold Top you might find you like them better since they have a thicker neck. Another thing is that right off the bat, you're already paying a ton of cash to get a Gibson new. If you found a nice Epiphone or whatever and spent a bit of money on it to get better hardware/pickups and get it playing nice, you would probably be spending considerably less compared to a Gibson.

What would be more fair would be to compare that Epiphone to the ALS IMO.


At the end of the day though, if you want a Gibson, nothing will change that and sometimes Epiphones/Tokai/etc... aren't enough if you truly want Gibson on the headstock.
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#16086
H4T3BR33D3R . I think you are spot on about me preferring the thicker necks. I will follow your advise and try to track down a Epi Bonamassa LP and a Epi 56 LP to see if I like them before pulling the trigger on a Gibson.
H4T3BR33D3R
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#16087
Yeah it's best to try out as much as possible cause you never know
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Seref
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#16088
About a month and a half in with the 2016 Standard. It's impressive how a good guitar with a good set up eases playability. I put 11s on this thing and it still bends effortlessly to the point where I'm considering 12s, but I don't want to have to widen the nut slots. My playing has improved noticeably since I bought the LP. I practice non-stop to the point of worrying hand pain. I can't put the guitar down.

My only regret is how hard this thing has me gas'ing for a good amp. This hobby is too damn expensive.
H4T3BR33D3R
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#16089
Nice, glad you're getting on with it. Is it the HP model or a T?
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Seref
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#16090
It's a T. Tried an HP, wasn't a fan of the neck. Also, maybe a weird complaint, didn't like the flame tops on the HPs. Thought they looked over-exaggerated.

Currently in the phase where I'm changing strings every week looking for a new favorite set. Using D'addario NYXL 11s, like the feel and tone but $10 is kind of extreme.
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Quote by Seref
It's a T. Tried an HP, wasn't a fan of the neck. Also, maybe a weird complaint, didn't like the flame tops on the HPs. Thought they looked over-exaggerated.

Currently in the phase where I'm changing strings every week looking for a new favorite set. Using D'addario NYXL 11s, like the feel and tone but $10 is kind of extreme.


Didn't think the tops were different between the T and HP. Both of them can come with really overdone flames from what I noticed.


So you like the NYXLs? I don't think I've tried a set but I'm kind of curious. My goto set is usually just DR pure nickel blues.
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Seref
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#16092
I do like them, they're really bright in tone but still have good upper mids punch. Not sure if they're worth $10 a pack though.

I've also tried two brands of pure nickel 10s, and I have about five packs of various brands of nickel-plated 10s sitting beside me that I'll probably never open because I dig the 11s. Thought I'd like the nickel strings since I'm more into classic tones but it was too much warmth.

Interested in trying those Ernie Ball Cobalts but same deal as the NYXLs--will be hard to justify the price tag. I'll probably end up being a basic bitch and use regular D'addarios.
H4T3BR33D3R
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#16093
I bought a set to try.


I'm never buying a set again though cause I'm not spending 20 CAD on a set of strings after this lol
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gregs1020
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Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
My goto set is usually just DR pure nickel blues.

same. and i hear you aren't supposed to stretch them to break them in but i always do. it's just habit.
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I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
H4T3BR33D3R
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Quote by gregs1020
same. and i hear you aren't supposed to stretch them to break them in but i always do. it's just habit.


Well shit, that's news to me.


Guess I know better for next time.
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#16096
Quote by gregs1020
same. and i hear you aren't supposed to stretch them to break them in but i always do. it's just habit.
Not being funny but looking at how much a low E shifts on the post the first couple times you stretch it after restringing I'm pretty sure that's saving me the effort of retuning a few dozen times over the subsequent week or so...