#1
All right. I have my friends Les Paul in my possession because I am setting it up, and I could not help but notice it is CONSIDERABLY lighter than my PRS. It's only slightly heavier than my strat. I assume that's because Gibson drills all these holes in guitars now.

The LP's fat tone comes from it's huge body doesn't it? I don't have much experience with them. But if that's so...shouldn't I be able to get a fat tone out of my PRS as well? It's fat, but not as chunky as the Les Paul. Is this a pickups thing? Body shape? Wood?
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What model of LP is it?
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wood mostly, gibson uses a certain kind of mahogany or something, i dont know exactly but for some reason gibsons just have the fattest tone, maybe its pickups as well.
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Bridge?

EDIT: what pickups do you have in your PRS?
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wood mostly, gibson uses a certain kind of mahogany or something, i dont know exactly but for some reason gibsons just have the fattest tone, maybe its pickups as well.

They use mahogany mahogany.

The weight difference is due to body chambering.
The difference in tone is probably because your PRS has a thicker maple top, and different pickups.
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I use Dragon II PRS pups, and he has the standard SG pickups.

I've also heard that different pot values can give a bit of a different sound, so perhaps the volume and tone pots differ?
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Well, the pots are the same capacity, But he does have the standard 4 for a LP and 3 for mine.

basically I want a chunkier, more Gibson like sound with out the lightness of an SG or the single cut of the LP. My PRS is pretty damn thick and dense. Could I maybe throw a set of Gibby pups in it to get the extra bottom end?
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Quote by Artemis Entreri
Well, the pots are the same capacity, But he does have the standard 4 for a LP and 3 for mine.

basically I want a chunkier, more Gibson like sound with out the lightness of an SG or the single cut of the LP. My PRS is pretty damn thick and dense. Could I maybe throw a set of Gibby pups in it to get the extra bottom end?

well, one way to tell if its the pickups.
Compare the sounds unplugged, if the strings are the same gauge, of course.
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well, one way to tell if its the pickups.
Compare the sounds unplugged, if the strings are the same gauge, of course.



I actually just did that before you posted. His has a more....hmm. It sounds like a hollowbody almost. Or a guitar with hollow insides like some of the PRS models, and it's a little louder. Maybe that's the chambering. But they are mostly the same. The PRS is pretty bassy unplugged, if quiet.
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They're chambered, the Les Paul doesn't even sound like a Les Paul anymore.


Agreed. I just played one of those new Traditional Les Pauls a few days ago, and it was a lot thicker. Too much for me really though.
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