#1
I was wondering if the slightly different body shape makes a noticeable difference to the tone of Gibson LP Double Cutaways. (compared to regular shaped Les Pauls with same pickups)

Or is it simply for people who prefer the look of Cutaways? (I strangely like the cheap looking Worn Yellow finish.)
#2
I would think it's for people who want more upper-fret access...

The faded DC doesn't really sound like a LP IMO. It's more SG-ish.

The Standard DC is more LP-esque.
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#3
i dont think so...it would probably have better acces to the higher frets...but the double cutaway LPs are not the best looking in my opinion
#4
I think the tone wouldn't change much, but i bet it would be lighter in weight than the basic LP shape
#5
the cutaway will not noticeably affect the tone if all the other factors are the same.
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I would think it's for people who want more upper-fret access...

The faded DC doesn't really sound like a LP IMO. It's more SG-ish.

The Standard DC is more LP-esque.

+1, the faded DC has a thin flat body and you do notice the difference. (in weight and tone)
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#9
The DC's have a chambered body. This gives them a more "woody" tone than regular LP's. LP's are now weight-relieved, but the chambering in DC's is much more radical.
#11
the DC's play so amazing to me... I would buy one over a regular LP anyday.....
#12
Well I am trying them out and intend to buy either a DC or a Carvin California Carved Top. Next month I will buy one or the other unless I find something better.
#13
I was wondering if the slightly different body shape makes a noticeable difference to the tone of Gibson LP Double Cutaways. (compared to regular shaped Les Pauls with same pickups)
Well, the one on that link you posted doesn't have a maple cap so it'll sound pretty similar to an SG or Jr, but a standard DC is tonally very close to the singlecut LP - you'd only notice a difference if you were listening for it!
#14
I read an interview recently of the guy from Russian Circles. He uses DCs and reckons they have more bottom end.
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#15
hmm that one i wouldnt assume wouldnt sound like an LP, first off it has p-90s, not gonna sound like a humbucker, no arch top, no maple, and its chambered, id say itd sound like an LP junior if anything, ive played the DC standards and i love those, its like a chunkier SG, nice sustain and amazing upper fret access, im thinking about getting one soon
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#16
An artist I listen to uses the Faded DC. So that's the sound I'm interested in.

I don't think it's entirely inferior to the DC Pro. Just different.
#17
Faded DC plays nicer than any other Gibson in the price range. The P-90's have great tone quality for anything pretty much up to death and other extreme metals. MY friend has one, and it is actually one of my favorites guitars ever. I must buy one soon.
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Faded DC plays nicer than any other Gibson in the price range. The P-90's have great tone quality for anything pretty much up to death and other extreme metals. MY friend has one, and it is actually one of my favorites guitars ever. I must buy one soon.


So the Faded DC uses single coil pickups. How do you think it compares to Fenders with single coil pickups?
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So the Faded DC uses single coil pickups. How do you think it compares to Fenders with single coil pickups?

It has P-90s which are single coils, but IMO they lean a bit more toward a humbucking sound than a typical Fender single coil. They are like humbuckers with the bite and clarity of single coils. Also keep in mind that they are pretty hot for single coils. As a comparison my faded DC will drive my amp to breakup starting at about 5 on the master volume and my Mustang won't get any breakup from the amp until the master is turned up to around 9.
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It has P-90s which are single coils, but IMO they lean a bit more toward a humbucking sound than a typical Fender single coil. They are like humbuckers with the bite and clarity of single coils. Also keep in mind that they are pretty hot for single coils. As a comparison my faded DC will drive my amp to breakup starting at about 5 on the master volume and my Mustang won't get any breakup from the amp until the master is turned up to around 9.


Sounds perfect. XD Thanks very much.
#21
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+1, the faded DC has a thin flat body and you do notice the difference. (in weight and tone)

Les Pauls have maple tops on the mahogany body. The LP Faded DC is just a chunk of mahogany with no maple top. It should sound different. That maple is there for weight and supposedly sustain. The DC Pro has a carved maple cap on the mahogany body and should sound more like a regular LP. I've never tried one though and I just noticed they only have one volume and one tone cap.