I run my modified tweed deluxe at about 2-3 at home with kids but I’ve got a lower voltage power transformer, little different output transformer and low efficiency speaker.
So basically maxed out to turn up without kids complaining.
I think Gibson missed the boat decades ago and now it’s too late with so many great winders out there. The best Gibson could hope for would be to match Throbak etc. Bit all those options will still be out there. It’s too late for them to be head and shoulders above the rest any more, so why...
Whether it was Townsend or anyone else, I always hate seeing stars smash guitars. Back when I was a kid and poor, I’d just think ‘NOOOOO! Send it to me if you’re gonna do that!’
Just killed me when I couldn’t even think of owning a nice guitar.
Still hate guitar destruction.
Yeah this is the battle with most les Pauls.
1) Lower neck, as mentioned
2) swap in a weaker magnet in the neck to lessen the output
3) put stronger magnet in the bridge
4) replace one or more pickups
5) you can also reduce the strength of the neck pickup magnet without...
For the chunk of change Gibson is asking for these, the issues mentioned in the article are inexcusable.
For that much these should be impeccable.
I’m not used to paying that much for any kind of new guitar, that’s vintage money to me. Yeesh.
If you run with no pots and your pickup goes straight to the output jack, you will have the brightest tone. There will be no load (leakage to ground) on your pickup signal. As a load increases on a signal, the highs are the first thing to do. Then mids become more pronounced as well.