#1
I was thinking about this today... is it just the wood? But, if that was it, wouldn't a mahogany strat(w/ humbuckers) sound like a les paul?

Does the shape contribute to the sound?


Any input on this subject is greatly appreciated, seeing as i'm confused at the moment. Lol.
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#3
Nice pickups. AND It's not Just the wood. It's the fact that their so solid. Which is why they are so heavy (atleast older ones.) Also I think the Maple Veneer top adds to the sound a tad.
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#4
the combination of all the pieces. the fact that the head slants down gives it better sustain, the type of wood, the shape, the pickups, the fact that its not chambered, etc.
#6
Mostly the weight and girth of it. This is why the new chambered ones that GIbson's putting out suck.

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Body wood, pickups, finish, neck.
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the pure weight and density of it. plus really hot pickups.
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#10
The big parts in the classic Les Paul tone:
Thick mahogany body and maple top- Ever played an SG? Has almost the same amout of mahogany as a Les Paul, but it doesn't sound like a Les Paul. The thick maple top is a big part of the tone.
2. Pickups- Some nice PAF pickups is a big part in the tone. My Les Paul didn't really capture that classic Les Paul tone until I put my Bareknuckles on it.
3. Solid body- Les Paul don't have tremolos and the classic tone is from a solid body Les Paul.
4. Neck- The Les Paul has a shorter scale and a set mahogany neck, which does contribute to the tone.

But yeah a Strat with humbuckers and a mahogany/maple body will sound pretty close!
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Mostly the weight and girth of it. This is why the new chambered ones that GIbson's putting out suck.


agreed
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#13
and they get sustain from having their necks set in rather than bolted on
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The type of wood used in the body and neck.

The shape to a degree because the body resonates and standing waves will form in it where they can.

the pickups - amount of turns and the shape, weight, and magnetism of the core.

everything effects sound. a strat with humbuckers and mahogany body probably wouldn't sound the same, but it's hard to say.
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The boatload of money you spend to buy it makes you think it sounds like jesus. Also, Gibson has been upgrading the same sound for a pretty long time, so that makes it better than say a new company that isnt popular.
#16
The 18 tons it weights
Because people that buy LPs have nice amps
Because it's a les paul, if it were a strat it would be a strat tone, but since it is a les paul it's a les paul tone
#17
Burstbuckers. Nuff said.
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Because it's a les paul, if it were a strat it would be a strat tone, but since it is a les paul it's a les paul tone
But, it's the wood that gives the 'strat' and 'LP' tones... but if a strat was made out of Mahogany... it wouldn't have too much 'strat' tone now would it?
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But, it's the wood that gives the 'strat' and 'LP' tones... but if a strat was made out of Mahogany... it wouldn't have too much 'strat' tone now would it?


Yeah it would, cos it'd still be called a Strat. I could build a guitar right now, and it'd be made to Les Paul specs, and it'd have a Cody Grey made guitar tone.
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But, it's the wood that gives the 'strat' and 'LP' tones... but if a strat was made out of Mahogany... it wouldn't have too much 'strat' tone now would it?

What if Gibson would have made a basswood Les Paul?
It would be a Les Paul sound, because, what's the name of the guitar?
That's right
#21
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Mostly the weight and girth of it. This is why the new chambered ones that GIbson's putting out suck.

yep. Solid LP >>>>>> chambered LP. I like the Epi LP ultra/ultra II, but gibson should have just left them solid except for a certain model.
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What if Gibson would have made a basswood Les Paul?
It would be a Les Paul sound, because, what's the name of the guitar?
That's right


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