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    Anyone else play their Strats more than their Les Pauls?

    That's how I was. I always hated the look of the HSS Strats - they just always looked a bit cockeyed to me. But one day I tried the EVH Striped and I realized they sound pretty good! Give one a go sometime. Good post. I'm quite the personality for trying new things as well when its comes to...
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    NGD - First proper Les Paul purchase

    Congrats! I worked with Lance last month. first time buying from Wildwood and had a fantastic experience with customer service many other places could learn from. Ended up returning because I didn’t bond with the guitar and even then he was very understanding and helpful.
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    I wanna see yalls latest edition to your guitar collection!

    I bought a Les Paul Standard 60s a couple months back but ended up returning it because it didn’t do it for me. Latest buy that I kept was back in September - Jackson USA Adrian Smith San Dimas. Loving it and plays like a dream.
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    Anyone else play their Strats more than their Les Pauls?

    @GrandJunction on the two “Strats” I have, the volume knob is a bit farther away than on the regular Fender Strat so that helped me. On my Jackson, it’s also a high friction knob, so those two changes have helped me tons. Interesting point on familiarity @Dilver. Personally, I have spent the...
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    Help me choose my new Gibson Les Paul

    One thing to note about the 68 RI Customs is that, although they may be a tick above the Standard USA Custom, they have a chunkier neck than the regular Custom. That was a dealbreaker for me but I also like thinner necks.
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    Help me choose my new Gibson Les Paul

    The Standard 60s seems redundant considering you already have a Standard 50s and a Classic. All you’re getting is a neck profile between both of those and different pickups. Customs have a whole different feel and tone because of the hotter pickups and ebony fretboard. So I’d go Custom. I have...
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    More than a 57 Classic, Less than a JB

    T-tops are less hot than 57s, aren’t they? I have a Brandenwound clone set in my Les Paul Custom now and the bridge is a little too anemic for me. Neck is ok but I think it’s probably getting swapped for a pickup PAF-style also for a bit more sweetness but I know many love a T-Top in the neck...
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    Anyone Use Noiseless Pickups

    I have a Jackson Adrian Smith with the Fender Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in the middle and neck position and I really like them. I think a lot of purists will tell you they neuter the tone of a true, wide-open single coil but to me, I like the way they sound and even under high gain...
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    Why do I hate strats? And do I need therapy?

    Thank you for this! Very interesting stuff and will definitely be giving it a go. The steel plate is definitely not something I have seen/heard before. Can’t wait to hear more whenever you get around to it.
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    I can’t make a Fender sound good I guess? Lol

    I personally don’t really have a problem with the different scale lengths between Fender and Gibson. Sometimes, I actually feel like the longer Fender scale length makes me a more accurate player and gives me a bit more margin for error vs the tighter and more precise scale length of my Les...
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    Why do I hate strats? And do I need therapy?

    @NotScott I think I speak for many of us when I say we are looking forward to this and thanks in advance!
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    Why do I hate strats? And do I need therapy?

    Would be interested to hear more on this, i.e. what makes a strat "tick", detrimental primary setup issues and how to remedy/take advantage of what it does.
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    Anyone else play their Strats more than their Les Pauls?

    That makes perfect sense to me. A Strat is a tool you use to make music. A Les Paul is an experience, dare I say, privilege. I consider Fender to be similar to the Android world - generally lower cost of entry, tons of customization, wide user base with many flavors from various manufacturers...
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    Anyone else play their Strats more than their Les Pauls?

    Thank you! It seems at this point these are the 3 keepers (I’ve proved myself wrong before though haha). Typically I always try and keep 3 guitars total but it seems if I ever GAS for anything else, I may have to raise my limit now… I’ve tried the SG a few times in the past but didn’t jive with...
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    Anyone know what V this is?

    Kind of looks like a Dean based on the headstock shape from the bottom.

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