Growing apart from my les paul

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  1. lespaulrocker17

    lespaulrocker17 Member

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    I've been thinking about trading or selling my les paul for another one. Lately, I haven't been feeling the same connection with her as I had in the past. My music taste has changed a bit since I first bought the guitar ( it has p90s). Who else has felt this way?
     

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    kevinpaul Premium Member

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    We went thru the same thing. I put CandyO in the case, that is what this drunken woman called my Les Paul after I played that song by the Cars. I went back to the waiting arms of my Strat, Moon Light. That's what this German lady named it, she get drunk and calls me to talk dirty with her. My Telecaster gross breath took me back too. I named that after a lady that loves to do oral sex and hates chewing gum. I think I just might play my 335 at church. It ain't got no name.
     
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    Que?
     
  4. Cjsinla

    Cjsinla Premium Member

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    What do P90's have to do with your musical taste?
     
  5. GibsonKramer

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    Whoa... hold on.

    To quote Macro... "what!?"
     
  6. Roshy Boy

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    Unless you absolutely need to sell it to fund the next one, I would keep it. I think I finally learned, and fortunately can now afford to have a variety of guitars to play and enjoy. I've done a good amount of: buying, selling and trading and have recently slowed down to having what I hope is a permanent collection.

    Or maybe it's just time to move this one along? GAS is funny.
     
  7. Roshy Boy

    Roshy Boy Senior Member

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    In a weird and incoherent way, I think I get this.
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    If you've had a bond with the guitar, if you sell it, you will regret it later. I almost sold my Studio, which is my very first nice guitar. I'm so glad I didn't because it's part of me now.
     
  9. alnico59

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    Man I've been tempted to buy a P-90 loaded LP. But every time I see this I feel I too would grow tired of the P-90's. So I just stick with P.A.F.'s in my pauls. With that said, I absolutely love the look of a GT w/P-90's.
     
  10. DarrellV

    DarrellV It wasn't my fault !...... Premium Member

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    Welcome back, Kevinpaul! :laugh2:

    Glad you're feeling better! Pneumonia or something recently wasn't it? :hmm:

    I don't know if it's a good thing or bad but I totally got what you were saying. :thumb:

    Recommended reading for all is Kevin's new Casino post. You can meet the German girlfriend in there, for example.

    Didn't know you had named your guitars. Moonlight is perfect for that white beauty of yours. :slash:

    And yes, the 335 is still 'pure' enough to play at church, LOL! Maybe get it christened with a new name while you're there! :shock:

    OP, make sure you give yourself enough 'cooling off' time before you take the plunge.

    Lot's of regret threads in here.

    Perhaps a cheaper alternative would be a change of effects or pedals to get a new sound closer to what you want?

    At the end of the day a pickup is just a coil of wire generating a voltage.

    Very generic.

    What you can do to that voltage before it hits the amp seems about endless these days!
     
  11. mudface

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    You must really hate.........or dare say, love your Tele??:eek:
     
  12. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    NEVER SELL....
    Words to live buy...

    I sold one Lester in my life almost 25 years ago...and still think about it..

    Nothing special about the guitar...but I still regret it...almost weekly

    -chris
     
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    Still not sure what the problem is with P90's. LP's only came that way for a number of years until PAF's were invented. P90's are more versatile than most PAF's to my ear. And speaking of GT's with P90's, here's mine.

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    Christosterone Premium Member

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    CJ,

    Goldtop with soap bars....it's like a Steinway and sons piano

    Pure perfection...:wow:

    One more reason to like you and ur taste!!!

    -Chris
     
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    Sell it... I have 7 guitars and only two of them are keepers forever, There are different ways to bond with your guitar but if you feel nothing for it? I say let her go...
     
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    My musical taste is heaver now and the humming is annoying. I still love P90s and would buy another guitar with them, but I kinda think I need something new.
     
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    I've had the guitar since I was 15 (21 now) and I feel I might regret it later. I sold one guitar before this one and selling another one right now. Just not really sure what I'll do yet. Never thought I would feel this way.
     
  18. Veeing Fly

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    Never sell.
     
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    You may not be comfortable with the P-90s right now, but if you sell it, you're going to regret it down the road. You'll be'jonezin for that sound again someday, and end up spending more money to replace it. You loved it at one time because it fit well with you. You may have a hard time finding one that speaks to you exactly the same way again. My $.02
     
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    Same for me. I am a total sucker when it comes to P90s, and especially Les Paul Juniors and Specials. I simply don't hear all those problems that the nay-sayers seem to hear, and I do have nice examples of Juniors which take me from 1956 for the oldest, right up to to 2015. Yes, a 2015, just in case they ever become collectible. :D

    Cjsinia I love your GT with the fully bound body and the bound neck and of course the P90s. A little different in many ways to my recently acquired 2011 '60's Tribute Goldtop Studio with the soap bar P90s. This is another guitar that I just couldn't walk away from. It is also my first Studio model and so far I am more than impressed.

    Hey, lespaulrocker - a good pen name for someone who must at one time have liked his or her Les Paul - don't give up yet. One day you will perhaps regret it. Perhaps pick up a used Studio for instance. I now own two and am amazed at how inexpensive a nice used one can be bought for.

    I am well into retirement and my days of high-end Custom Shop Gibsons are past. My passion must now be fed by other guitars which can be just as much fun to play, but which might need the odd set-up adjustment or 'tweek' here and there (this is part of the fun too). I am also finding that apart from cosmetics many of these less expensive 'newcomers' will usually have the same electronics and hardware as their more expensive cousins.

    Here is my P90 equipped 2011 60's Tribute Goldtop Studio... I love the paler mahogany body and the faux binding that this top presents.

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