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  1. LeonC

    Anyone else play their Strats more than their Les Pauls?

    Funny you should ask. My short answer is...sometimes. I started guitar playing on a strat back in 1971. The first guitar I bought was a used mid-60s strat. Inspired mostly by Hendrix, getting a strat was a dream come true. That's all I played for several years. But I loved the idea of getting a...
  2. LeonC

    Any suggestions on how to get more treble out of a 57 champ reissue amp?

    You cannot make a lion out of a duckling. You're single-ended champ and a Marshall push-pull amp (I'm assuming your Marshall has at least two power tubes) are vastly different beasts and there is absolutely no relationship between Fender and Marshall with respect to these two models. There are...
  3. LeonC

    Gibson Les Paul Collector’s Choice

    I've owned 3 CCs and still; own two. CC14 - Wachtel - was my first. Love it. CC28 - STP Burst - was my second, best sounding Les Paul I've played or owned CC18 - Dutchburst - didn't love it. Custombucker in the neck pos just sounded like a generic Les Paul to me, where the other two CCs neck...
  4. LeonC

    Custom Buckers - not a fan? Am I the only one?

    I have experience with 4 sets of Custom Buckers - CC Waddy Wachtel, CC STP Burst, CC Dutchburst and 2013 Benchmark '54 Oxblood reissue. I loved them in the WW, which was my first experience with them. When I went to try the guitar, I brought my '61 335 with actual PAFs in it and thought they...
  5. LeonC

    SOLD: Gibson Collectors Choice #18 - Dutchburst, SN 9 [VIDEO ADDED]

    video added to original post. :cool:
  6. LeonC

    What's the difference between Burst Buckers and Custom Buckers ?

    Yeah, that was me ;)
  7. LeonC

    What's the difference between Burst Buckers and Custom Buckers ?

    To be clear, I didn't say "many" CC guitars have Burstbuckers. What I said was: Specifically, the models that were speced with Burst Buckers were: #2 Goldie #5 Donna #8 The Beast #16 Redeye (neck position only) #17 Louis (again, neck position only) #24 Nicky #37 Carmelita #39 Minnesota (again...
  8. LeonC

    What's the difference between Burst Buckers and Custom Buckers ?

    Yep. How good a job did they do? The vast majority of us have no way of knowing. That said, I have read reviews from a few owners of some of the guitars that were modeled. Generally I think the reviews generally tended to be positive but one or two folks indicated that the consistency wasn't...
  9. LeonC

    SOLD: Gibson Collectors Choice #18 - Dutchburst, SN 9 [VIDEO ADDED]

    This guitar is in excellent condition. It has no issues, no repairs, no modifications. Plays great; action is nice and low. Includes Gibson custom shop case, which has a few minor scuffs. It's the 9th one they made. I've been stringing it with 10 - 46. $6799 shipped in the continental US. I'm...
  10. LeonC

    What's the difference between Burst Buckers and Custom Buckers ?

    One thing to recognize is that not all custom buckers are created "equal." I own four Les Pauls with Custom Buckers -- a 2013 '54 Oxblood Benchmark series, and three different Collectors Choice guitars--all outfitted with pickups labeled "Custom Buckers". The "Custom Buckers" that they used in...
  11. LeonC

    help buying my old man first les paul r9 vs standard?

    I'd also suggest the thinner neck profile for another reason -- I think you're more likely to get closer to JP's tone with the thinner neck. JP's #1 was apparently a late '59 or early '60 as it had a profile more like what we think of as the '60s slim carve today. IME, that will have an affect...
  12. LeonC

    '54 Oxblood reissue owners - what's yours weigh?

    Yeah, not sure who is going to drop more than $10K on a reissue...
  13. LeonC

    '54 Oxblood reissue owners - what's yours weigh?

    Great info -- Thanks!
  14. LeonC

    '54 Oxblood reissue owners - what's yours weigh?

    Very nice. Thanks for your reply.
  15. LeonC

    '54 Oxblood reissue owners - what's yours weigh?

    My impression is that not many of these come in under 9 lbs. What does yours weigh? (I'm not talking about the Jeff Beck aged and signed guitars, just the "regular" custom shop models.)

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