How to Use the Controls on a Les Paul

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  1. MrRhoads

    MrRhoads Senior Member

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    Wow, that´s like some perfect unison of Gary and BB :dude:
    Gary get´s a nice lesson from BB and then they come together and do one hell of a jam :D :dude::dude:
    Talk about speaking with each other :D
    Do you know what concert that is?
    If it´s on DVD i´m clicking the buy button as soon as i find it...
     
  2. Rob S

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    Whilst on the subject of Control and Tone, (Fantastic Post Splattle:thumb:)

    Actually, I think you'll all find this vid contains a few valuable lessons too.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc3Xi6aAG80]YouTube - 1959 Gibson Les Paul + Trainwreck Amp tech talk w/ Glen Kuykendall[/ame]

    I have been using much the same idea with all my amps ever since finding it worked so well on my Express Clone.

    Hope it helps Boys.
     
  3. MrRhoads

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    Bumping a very usefull thread, read 1st post;)
     
  4. Goldtop75

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    Oh good! It's been made a Sticky!
     
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    Should be made a permitted sticky.
     
  6. ElectricGuitarist33

    ElectricGuitarist33 Senior Member

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    I've been playing on and off for 15 years, first guitar I actually bought was an Epi Special II, and not till the other day when I read this thread, did I understand how to use the controls. With me, usually it's one pickup or the other, which works fine with certain types of music, not so good for Zeppelin or other where the guitar is actually used for what it is built. I was getting some good stuff from reading this thread.

    Why I never considered that two pickups, adjusted to each other, would give you thicker tone with more dimension, is beyond me.

    It's like a year ago when I figured out you could set intonation with a tuner, and not have to do it by ear...


    A few of those 'what was I smoking?' moments.
     
  7. Splattle101

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    I just noticed this. Thanks for the sticky, mods! :thumb: :D
     
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    And some say you contribute nothing but douchebaggery :laugh2: :thumb:
     
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    Okay, I'm a bit of a newb on this stuff, guitar being my 'second' instrument...so when you mention EQ'ing an amp and then start with:

    1. Turn all your volumes and tones up to 10.

    ....do you mean ALL the volumes and tones? AMP and Guitar?

    I'm not quite understanding....

    bill
     
  10. Splattle101

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    Just the guitar, mate. :thumb:

    I said 'all' because a Les Paul has four knobs, not counting the player.:cool:
     
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    Very good info, I am off to tweak my amps now!
     
  12. Gene46

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    Thank you for this.
     
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    thanks splattle....
    just a stupid question from me.... :shock:
    the term ice-pick through ear territory what does the term means?

    Thanks
    :D
     
  14. Splattle101

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    "Ice pick through the ear" means there's so much teble it hurts. It is harsh.
     
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    aah....thank you again

    :thumb:
     
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    I used to put electrical tape in a "X" pattern in the center of my speaker to lessen the ice pick effect.
     
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    To improve speaker directivity, which includes avoiding ice pick sound when directly in front of the speaker, consider the solution presented in this (long) thread:

    Speaker Directivity - The Gear Page
     
  18. Splattle101

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    I use a baffle and it deals with the problem of 'beams' as well as performing a number of other useful functions. I highly recommend it.
     
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    This seriously just changed my life. Thank you. I love learning to stuff, I would like to say that some day I will be proud of my art, and this is definitely going to help.
     
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    Great post thanks for the advice, I am having a les Paul made with burst bucket pups, a No1 on the neck and a No3 on the bridge, will this technique work well with those pups
     

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