Les Paul Plain Top vs Plus Top

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  1. LPJones

    LPJones Senior Member

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    Plaintop goodness...

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  2. RMC1

    RMC1 Senior Member

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    Flametop Badness :D

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  3. dcooper830

    dcooper830 Senior Member

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    That is sweet!! Is that a Gibson Les Paul Classic?

    I think the gold tophat knobs look great on there!

    I put 'em on my Epi Vintage Sunburst Plaintop also:

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    I would also like to point out that I like both plain AND flame tops.
     
  4. Oh Teh Noes!!!

    Oh Teh Noes!!! Senior Member

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    STOP!!!! JUST STOP!! Dice, you and your beautiful guitars, man! You have every LP I have ever wanted (beside R7 Goldtop Darkback). BTW I like plaintops.:thumb:
     
  5. diceman

    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    I really want to get an R6 or an R7 (undecided on buckers v. 90's) as well. That'll have to wait a few years, though! Thanks, though - I'm done buying guitars for a LONG time!

    Bling - that Classic is HOT!
     
  6. Oh Teh Noes!!!

    Oh Teh Noes!!! Senior Member

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    I like the look of hbuckers better, but the sound of p90s is killer! They arev a lot more versatile than I originally suspected. Seymour Duncan makes a hum-cancelling P-90 called the STK-P1, if I recall correctly. DCooper has a vid of him playing an Epi '56 goldtop with them.
     
  7. diceman

    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    I've heard of P100's as well. I'll have to play an R6 before I'd be able to decide for sure. I love P90's in my Deluxe. It'll be a few years, though...
     
  8. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Plus tops FTW

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    Plain tops are plain, and boring.:applause:
     
  9. dcooper830

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    Yeah! I love those STK-P1 P90 pickups. They don't sound quite as warm and round as the stock Epiphone P90s, but they have a GREAT sound all their own.

    Here's that video if you're interested:

    YouTube - Epiphone 56 Re-issue gold top new pickups

    Yeah that's funny! I totally used to think the same thing! Especially about Vintage Sunburst Plain Top Les Pauls.

    I thought I would never, ever, ever have any interest in one of those whatsoever!

    But the look of 'em grew on me until I just HAD to have one! :)
     
  10. rickym

    rickym Senior Member

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    I've posted mine so many times, I'm afraid y'all will get sick of it.


    BTW it's a plaintop, SuperMonk.
     
  11. diceman

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion...

    (its just that yours is crap!! :D )
     
  12. Alligatorbling

    Alligatorbling ★AstroCat★ Premium Member V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    Thanks! I did the peter green mod (flipped the magnet in the neck pup) then as a finishing touch I put the pickup in reversed... not truly necessary for the mod but most folks do it. i do like the zebras better that way though lol


    Yep, 2003 Classic :)
     
  13. Texas07R8

    Texas07R8 Senior Member

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    Just get one of each... There are a few flame-tops I really like but I like almost all plain-tops.

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  14. diceman

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    Damn Texas, those are both beautiful!
     
  15. Super Monkey

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    What kind of guitar are those texas?
     
  16. diceman

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    On the left he has an R8 ('58 Reissue), and on the right he has an Epiphone Standard + Top (if I'm not mistaken).
     
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    This is my baby, bright body, but mellow hardware
     

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    i'm a middle of the road guy

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    Just bought a plus top for my boyfriend. She's a beauty. I like plain tops too but there's just something about that flame that pulls me in...
     

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