Thanks man! I really figured I wouldn't go with a Trad and you and JC have confirmed what I was already thinking. I just wanted more of an expert opinion so I truly thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Hey Allen! I haven't tried enough Traditionals to make a call as to whether one is more preferred than the other IMO. I'm a creature of habit when it comes to my Les Pauls and I particularly stick with Norlin era if I have the choice. For me it's a period in my life that is a bonding moment when I play a guitar sometimes. If that makes any sense? I'm sure the other guys may have more experiences to offer advice. Sometimes it might be a matter of what is within reach.
For the tribute I would try and stay as period correct as you can. When I did mine I didn't have the resources to make it what it could have been if I was to do it today. But, ultimately it is what gives you that chill when you hold it and hear it.
Good luck on whatever you choose. Let me know what comes of it.
Hey man, just a question regarding Standards & Traditionals. Would you prefer an older Standard or one of the new Traditionals? I've played a few Traditionals at GC and have only played my '89 Standard. Just wondering what your opinion would be. I am asking you, JC and Boles as Senior Members and as long time Gibson LP players.
I'm trying to talk my wife into letting me get another guitar and I need one for my KISS band. Going for either an Ebony or a Tobacco Sunburst (preferably the TS but depends on cost of course). Just trying to get your take on what you would prefer.
I thought it best to send this directly to you rather than using the group as a sounding board (to help keep unnecessary traffic down and keep people focused on the group itself; about Ace.
Any info is good. I was using some kit I bought on ebay but they cost a good chunk and aren't very reliable. Lately, I have just been using actual smoke bombs. I cut up an EPI; it works well, except for a few select occasions when I pull too hard and pull the fuse out of the smoke bomb itself.
I have some orange LED lights I installed in the front pickup cavity so it really looks like it is on fire!
I don't know the name, it's been so long. I new a guy that had a special effects company and he designed and installed it into my Sonex. It was battery powered (9v) had a safety switch and an activation switch. No light or fan which would have been my next step. I was also going to buy an Epi to butcher up and make more like Ace's had I continued doing the tribute. I believe Bill Baker was selling some guitars modified with the smoke bombs or possibly kits at one time. One thing you do need to look for is one that won't heat up too much. I experimented with some that would get too hot and the strings would snap. Not good. Sorry I couldn't have been more help.