Zebras, All black, All Cream, or Covers for LP Standard 2017?

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by The Russian, Jul 4, 2017.

Pickup Colour for LP Standard 2017 Bourbon Burst?

  1. Zebras

    37.1%
  2. All Black

    3.2%
  3. All Cream

    22.6%
  4. Covers (Silver/Chrome)

    48.4%
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  1. The Russian

    The Russian Junior Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    First post here: I am going to be changing out the Burstbucker Pro's on my new 2017 Standard Bourbon Burst to SD APH2s (Alinico II's). So now I am having a hard time deciding which colour to go with for the pups: Zebras, All black, All Cream, or Covers (or any other suggestions of course).

    Let's see what you guys think!
     

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  2. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Welcome! Really nice looking guitar.

    For it, I like covered. There are no bad choices, with a top like that. All black would be my last choice, but it would still look good.

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    What Vox is that?
     
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  3. The Russian

    The Russian Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply! That is an AC15C1 (GB speaker) limited edition British Racing Green :D
     
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  4. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Next time you're posing the guitar, get the amp in there.

    Your Les really looks nice. I'm a big fan of solid colors, but for yours, I'll make an exception. Good lighting for the pic.
     
  5. The Russian

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    Thank you and I love goldtops myself, but when I saw this thing, I had go get it haha, and sounds good on the amp :thumb::thumbs:
     
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    rikko Senior Member

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    I'm feeling the zebra vibe...

    Kinda throw some rock 'n' roll rebel on top of the elegance to balance things out!!!
     
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  7. bluesondoor

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    Amazing top. Would really pop with some zebras. May sound crazy but it'd really work with some black rings too, with a burst that dark and swimmy.
     
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  8. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Covers>Zebra>Double Creme>All black IMHO
     
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    I would leave neck covered and all black or all cream bridge give it a hot rodded monster look. Congrats on amazing guitar gorgeous top
     
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  10. JCM900MkIII

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    With that dark burst, blacks would be my choice.


    Posted mine in the "post your honeybursts" thread in the "Gibson les Pauls" section of the forum.
     
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    Thanks for replies everyone, keep em coming :applause:Going to make the decision (and post pics) this weekend probably
     
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    Gosh I LOVE your Bourbon. That top is ace. Congratulations!

    Personally, I'd be inclined to stick with chrome covers. That said, I would like to see what a pair of Zebras look like with that finish.

    Damn, that's a nice guitar.
     
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    That's a killer top right there!
     
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    Zebras all the way!!! :D
     
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    I'm a sucker for LPs with double cream pickups with all cream trim!!


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    I think Zebras would look pretty nice with that top.
     
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  17. The Russian

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    Leaning towards Zebras, though the all cream looks awesome on that one^
     
  18. Christosterone

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    I cover all pups...
    But when I finally get around to getting a 17 classic I will leave the zebras...they look amazing..

    Bourbon, imho looks better covered...yours is a stunning example…
    It's SO clean looking chrome/nickel fits perfectly…
    Makes it so beautifully elegant..

    I am in love with the 2017 bourbon burst finish..

    -Chris
     
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  19. The Russian

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    Thanks Chris, I have the exact guitar you're getting (classic 2017 T Goldtop, beauty with the zebras, see photo): gotta warn you though, check under the pickguard for holes/dents from the pickguard screw (I know this is a common issue on LPs, but 2017 classics seem to be especially bad from my experience) mine had a hole all the way down to the maple cap in which it too left a dent) so I had to exchange the entire guitar twice...
     

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    Double creams would look good.
     
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