Hi! New member from Italy

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  1. 526THz

    526THz Junior Member

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    Hi all from Italy!
    I've been a bassist for the last 25 years, but I've always played guitar too (an Ibanez JS100). In the last 10 years my official work has become more and more demanding, and 2 children entered the family, so I pretty much stopped playing.
    In the last year or so I started to pick up my bass again, but I realized "to feel more guitarist than bassist" now.
    I began practicing more, playing more (compatibly with the little time allowed by the work and the children...), listening to a lot of music and reading biographies of guitarists... and I realized that a lot of the guitarists I admired and liked, played and play a Les Paul. I began to want one :)
    I play for myself in a little room in my house, so I thought that a 800€ budget (900$) could be enough and I had a 2016 Faded T model in my radar.
    A couple of months ago I went to the dealer, I tried it and I liked it. I also tried an Epiphone Les Paul Slash Rosso Corsa. I liked it too, only the neck felt "different" (it was just a feeling).
    Then the dealer said "we also have a very good used Les Paul Studio that came in yesterday, it's in excellent condition and the boss is setting it up now. Do you want to take a look?". He got back with an Alpine White 2009 Les Paul Studio, ebony fretbord and immaculate (I think that the guy played it 5 times in the last 7 years...), selling at 850€ including hardshell case.
    I loved it. I don't know if you can find it at less, but side by side with a 2016 T Model (that costs a lot more), same color it looked so close... I actually preferred the "old" one because of the ebony fretboard. It also sounded great... So I decided to go for it!
    And now I'm a proud owner... and Les Paul addict.
    Here she comes:
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    I've always listened to a lot of music and different genres, I was more inclined to metal once, but varied from Pantera to Queen, From Megadeth to No Doubt... What I enjoy the most now are: Led Zeppelin, early Aerosmith, Steve Ray Vaughan, AC/DC and I'm listening also to The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Clapton, ZZ Top...
    I really liked MLP and all the discussions I read in the past weeks, so I decided to join.
    Thank you so much!

    Luca
     
  2. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Buona Sera Luca

    :welcome:
     
  3. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Welcome to the MLP forum Luca :)
     
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    bossaddict Premium Member

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    fleahead Senior Member

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    Benvenuto fratello!
     
  6. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    :welcome:

    Welcome to MLP :applause:

    Enjoy the fun and information :thumb:
     
  7. 526THz

    526THz Junior Member

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    Little update.... the family grows :)
    I wanted another guitar, to carry around, to try alternative tunings...
    I found an offer on a new Epiphone Les Paul Plustop Pro in Honey Burst and....
    Here we go. Arrived yesterday:

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    I love it... Here are the cousins:

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  8. DarrellV

    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Haven't been here all that long yet and already the family is growing! :shock:

    Boy, are YOU gonna have problems in a year or so of hanging around in here!:laugh2:

    :welcome:
     
  9. 526THz

    526THz Junior Member

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    well, officially this was a gift from my wife, but she already blocked all banking accounts... (one month ago I went for a Orange Micro Terror and... you know... :) )
    But I think I'm done now!
    BTW, I think I'm going to start a new thread in the Epiphone area to say how impressed I am about this one!
     
  10. DarrellV

    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    WUT :shock:

    Your impressed with this thread ! :hmm: Your gonna brag us up! :wow:

    Thank you! :slash:

    But really, it's no big deal, we greet everybody like this! :D

    :laugh2:


    EDIT: Oh, you meant.....the guitar! :facepalm:
     
  11. 526THz

    526THz Junior Member

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    :) :) :)
     
  12. Scanman39

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    Beautiful Guitars.
     
  13. 526THz

    526THz Junior Member

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    Thanks!!!!
     
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    herbalist Senior Member

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    Nice!! Welcome to MLP.
     
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    Nice Honey Burst! Congrats and have fun!
     
  16. 5F6-A

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    Ciao. Welcome to this humble place.
     

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