#1
I'll probably get flamed for asking this, but I can't help but be curious...

Why is it that after Les Paul's death, people remember him for the Gibson guitar, which he actually didn't contribute much to the design of, but no-one seems to acknowledge his contributions to multi-track recording, which changed music forever?
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#3
because his name isn't plastered over multi track recorders.
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I'll probably get flamed for asking this, but I can't help but be curious...

Why is it that after Les Paul's death, people remember him for the Gibson guitar, which he actually didn't contribute much to the design of, but no-one seems to acknowledge his contributions to multi-track recording, which changed music forever?

I do that all the time his name comes up in a conversation.
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Because you don't see Slash or Buckethead, you know - - -

Because the guitar is more recognizable arguably and iconic.
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its not our fault you talk to idiots about les paul


i was going to write a whole paragraph on stuff, but you have summed it up in one easy sentence.
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Bitches don't know 'bout his contribution to multi-track recording.

fixed.
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its not our fault you talk to idiots about les paul


Or maybe they don't really care enough about musicians and contributions to music to know what every great guitarist has done?

I honestly didn't know much about Les Paul until I read about his death on the UG news section.
#15
individuals may not know, but I know when he passed the media talked about his contributions to recording.

but to answer the question, not many average music listeners care about what goes on in the studio or what they use.
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#16
I think most people remembered him for his contribution to multi-track recording and his inspirational playing style. I found it to be the majority on UG who remembered him from that one guitar. Though of course a lot of people remember him for being the first to invent the solid-body electric guitar, although his version wasn't the first mass-produced.
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#18
did he also "invent" some guitar effects?
i remeber reading something about it like he managed to make reverb or something like that
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#19
I had no idea what he did at all


I knew he's been around music for upwards of 60-70 years, that alone is respectable.
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its not our fault you talk to idiots about les paul


This is the most foolish thing I've read all week.
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