Counting the Budokans...

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Tenacious T, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. beenkenobee

    beenkenobee Junior Member

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    #315 here. :)
     
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    Sharky007 #520
     
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  3. crazyguitarmaniac74

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    Epiphone Ace Frehley Budokans at MLP

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    .... I don't mind doing admin work but I have to admit that msvsdoj is right! ;)


    peace, pizza, rock 'n'n roll and Five guys !!! ;)
     
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  5. battra

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    Amazing.

    I'd have thanked you, but the buttons is only there sometimes...

    A few things.

    1) Are you playing the Budokan through the Peavey TNT and is that a bass amp? I seem to recall the bass player in my band back in the day using a TNT...

    2) I love the Quebecoix accent. Next time can you say mister? One of my favorite clients in PQ always says to me, 'ello Mister! 'Ow are you? The PQ accent is my favorite up in Canada...even more than the Newfies. (I have many, many Canadian clients and love visiting your wonderful country, but I've yet to make to to PQ.)

    I'm a big fan of accents. I think that's because I live in St. Louis, MO where our accent is the same one you hear on American TV. The midwestern accent...boooring.
     
  6. battra

    battra Senior Member

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    That was my favorite amateur guitar video I've seen on Youtube.

    It also answered a lot of questions I had about the Budokan. My lord the neck pickup sounds AMAZING.

    That axe really does sound as good as or maybe even better than my Gibby, but with more features...

    AND A VOLUTE!
     
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    I live in Toronto. Have you ever been here? There are no English speaking people here anymore. :laugh2: Thats fine, my wife is an immigrant. BUT.. the thing I like about the USA is that you are an AMERICAN FIRST then whatever country you are from is second. Not so in Canada.

    God bless the USA. Birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Les Paul Paul, and KISS of course...among MANY other things I love.

    And God bless China for making Les Pauls affordable...:naughty:
     
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  8. battra

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    I haven't made into TO proper yet. The last time i was there I was meeting some clients in Hamilton, ON.

    I love the beer store except that your beer is twice as expensive as mine, but if I was paying for my healthcare with beer...

    I'd pay your prices.

    You're welcome for your last checkup. ;)

    Seriously though, I love the States and I'm proud to be an American.
     
  9. carydad

    carydad Senior Member

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    This one is local-used


    Used Gibson Custom Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul, Aged #71 of 100
    List Price: $12,235.00
    Our Price: $5,899.99

    They have a new one on the wall as well, not sure of the number,thanks to gibby rules about posting pics/details of guitars online. I hate that they do that.
     
  10. crazyguitarmaniac74

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    for the Peavey TNT it's my bass amp. I have run the guitar through a Roland Cube 40XL in the clean channel with a Boss DS-1 plus Line 6 Echo Park (Delay)


    here's another one without accent ;)

    Jamming Epiphone Ace Frehley Budokan run test guitar - YouTube
     
  11. battra

    battra Senior Member

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    Cool. Cool.

    OK...I know what amp I'm buying when I get around to buying an amp. It's amazing to me JUST how much of Ace's sound you get out of that guitar. You could apparently damned near plug it into ANY amp and sound just like Ace.

    That's awesome.

    How does that amp do with effects pedals? I've read that amps that are effect pre-loaded don't always do too well with a pedals.

    (I just called up to Sorel.)

    Thank you for all your hard work!
     
  12. crazyguitarmaniac74

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    If you run everything throught the clean channel, it will get less messy especially if you only use your pedals, sadly can't mix with internal effects.

    yes that guitar is the Ace Frehley sound.


    rock on!!
    :D
     
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  13. battra

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    Well that's good to know.

    Is it loud enough to play with a drummer?
     
  14. crazyguitarmaniac74

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    yes, but look your private message. more to read! :D
     
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    I love your enthusiasm for this guitar! Another fine video, thanks for sharing it. Mistakes on the prior video? I didn't hear any and who cares. Those first 2 videos were the best I have seen on YouTube in quite a while. Keep it up! :thumb:
     
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  17. battra

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    Amen! Our buddy up in Quebec is infectious.

    True story...last week, or Monday...I don't remember now...I was watching one of his reviews of him playing Kiss riff after Kiss riff and it inspired me...I've never been good at learning tunes because, as I found out, my form was so awful that I couldn't play anything anybody else learned...but I'm taking lessons now to fix all that....

    So, I was trying to figure out what a riff was, but I couldn't QUITE put my finger on it...so I decided I wanted to learn some of "Cold Gin," and in about 15 minutes, I could play the intro.

    Thanks for your infectious excitement.
     
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    Oh man I love Cold Gin. I could do it everyday, its so smooth & flowing.


    I like the song too.
     
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  19. battra

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    Love this video, but you should play something on each one.

    I am amazed at how much like Ace this guitar sounds. Really, his tone is all in that Les Paul Custom....I suppose though, on Anomaly, on Psycho Circus, and on the Reunion Tour, he always sounded like Ace.

    All of these instances were with his first Sig guitar, which was a copy of the Budokan with Ace's asthetics, but on each instance had a different amp...Laney, Randall, and Marshall...but he still sounded the same.

    That's a big part though of what I loved about his Sig models. He didn't try to make some other guitar, he had Gibson and Epiphone release a version of his guitar.
     
  20. crazyguitarmaniac74

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    thank you guys!! I did the clips because It was something that I would look for on youtube and I couldn't find any.

    that guitar is a real threat!!!

    thanks again to welcome my input to this message board! ;)
     
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