#1
Greetings all... I picked myself up a nice 1980 gibson les paul custom (shown in pic) and whilst i'm happy with the warm bottom end tone, it seems to have too much bottom end (ie, no treble what-so-ever) I have to have my Boss EQ-7 set with the low end all down and high end all up just to get an even tone. Is this the norm or Is it possible this is due to the age of the pickups?

On the left obviously.
#2
What are your tone controls set at?

I doubt that's the problem, but it could be the case *shrugs*.
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#3
idk man but thats a hell of a setup lol
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#4
you can adjust the height of the pickups so the treble strings are closer to the pickup and thus are more noticable.
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#5
I like the way theres a Marshall setup in the background just as a spare...you lucky bastard!
#6
Hahaha .. luck hasn't had too much to do with it unfortunately I've spent waaaay too much money on my gear (facing a lot of critism from my now ex girlfriend lol). She said at 23 I should be saving, not spending. Meh :-P

With regard to the tone. All pickups are set to 10 (max treble) and it's stil too bassy regardless of weather their set to front back or both, Which means I have no control over the tone except to go even deeper. Gah.

It's frustrating coz I have such a good range on my tele. I guess i'll take it to my Luthier and have a chat with him although, maybe it's better to talk to an "electric guitar" specialist, or even gibson themselves. I like the pickup height adjustment Idea!
#7
Pickups
Ibanez -> Peavey -> Eardrums

Apparently I'm on some list of people to listen to..?
#9
i used to have a similar problem with my gibson lp stndrd, that the bottom end kinda just blew away the treble, but seriously if you lower the neck pu so that the part that picks up the base is about like flat with the ring around the pu, and the side that picks up the high strings, is above the ring, itll fix the problem. well, it should at least, it did on mine, hope it helps
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#10
Hahaha .. if only I could tune the audiences ears so I sounded better than I actually do :-P
#11
Quote by flyingv_m3
if you lower the neck pu so that the part that picks up the base is about like flat with the ring around the pu, and the side that picks up the high strings, is above the ring, itll fix the problem. well, it should at least, it did on mine, hope it helps


Excellent! Will give this a shot this arvo! Will do it for both pickups because at this stage i'd prefer to have too much top end than too little. It's easy for me to add bottom end to my rig.
#12
Quote by eyeownyu
maybe your ears need tuning lol just kidding ,idk


Seriously, why did you even post?

Anyways,
Maybe you're in need of a pickup change..
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Interesting question...
#13
I HATE YOU!!! Lol, just kidding, but seriously that is some nice ass gear you have right there. And, as people said, try turning down the bass a little since lowering the pickups doesn't do too much to the actual tonal range of it, just mainly the output.
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