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  1. David Garner

    You have more than 1 Les Paul -- do you set them up the same or differently?

    When I acquired my 2nd, by trade, I decided I wanted one to be "vintage" and one to be "hard rock." They didn't stay that way, but I also didn't want them to be identical. So I have one set up as a sweeter, cleaner blues machine, and one set up as a snarlier, angrier rock machine, but both...
  2. David Garner

    An interesting thing.........same pickups in 2 different guitars.........

    I wrote about my saga with my new LP in the other thread I started about 5 years ago (I'll decline to bump that one yet again). Short story is this: I traded my PRS DGT for a Trad with Antiquities in it. Was absolutely blown away by the Antiquities. I sold the Wolfetones that were in my 93...
  3. David Garner

    From the "advice you've heard a thousand times" category......

    .......raise the pole pieces on your neck pickups people. I was having some struggles with both of the neck pickups in my LPs. One is a stock 490r, per the other thread in this forum, and the other is a Custom Shop (unpotted) Pearly Gates. Both are reputed to be nice neck pickups. Mine were...
  4. David Garner

    Wolfetone Dr. Vintage; Bare Knuckle Apache middle (RWRP)

    Wolfetone Dr. Vintage set. Black with raw nickel covers. I pulled these out of my main Les Paul after I traded for another and the Duncan Antiquities in the new one won out over these. Going in a different direction with the old one. These are phenomenally good vintage low wind, unpotted PAFs. I...
  5. David Garner

    (Somewhat Late) NGD: 2016 Les Paul Traditional

    I mentioned over in the pickup forum, but a buddy of mine wanted my PRS DGT, and I have always loved his 8.07 pound Les Paul Traditional, so we made a trade. It has Antiquities in it, and they are amazing, so I took the Woleftones out of my other one and put the stock pickups back in for more...
  6. David Garner

    Seymour Duncan Antiquities -- an endorsement

    I traded my PRS DGT yesterday for a 2016 Traditional my buddy purchased new. He upgraded the 57 Classics to Antiquities. I had planned to put my Wolfetone Dr. Vintage in this guitar (I'm putting the stock pickups back in my other Les Paul, per the other thread), but after playing it with the...
  7. David Garner

    NPD: Analogman Sunface CV7005

    Friends, this pedal is transformative. I just got it earlier this week. Mostly to use with my Strat, but I played the Les Paul through it this morning and it was a revelation. Beautiful, complex, overdriven tone with the volume on the guitar at 8 to 8.5 or so. Thick, wooly, ridiculous...
  8. David Garner

    Ever get one just like you want it and then have it surprise you every time you play?

    Yeah, that's me right now. 1993 Standard that I completely re-wired (braided wire from the switch to RS Superpots for the volumes and CTS 500K pots for the tones), Wolfetone Dr. Vintage pickups and a Faber Tone Lock bridge and tailpiece with INsert studs. I knew when I installed the Faber I...
  9. David Garner

    Another "this strap is awesome" thread

    A while back I made this thread about the Souldier "Slash style" straps. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366730&highlight=souldier I ended up getting 3. I still like them fine, and unlike some in the thread, the finish seems to be holding up. However, the finish on...
  10. David Garner

    Got the Les Paul out to play last night

    Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, for a cancer benefit headed up by Kaedy Kiely, formerly the DJ for the now defunct 96 Rock, and now the morning DJ for 97.1 The River. Fantastic event, and a great cause. Here are a few pics (I have a short video clip that is hopefully forthcoming)...
  11. David Garner

    PSA: Fulldrive 2 factory seconds for $90

    I got one of these a few weeks ago. I forgot how much I love this pedal. It works with Fender or Marshall. To my ears, it's a bit too shrill with a Vox, but Les Paul > FD2 > Marshall is aural bliss. I prefer comp cut into a cooking amp, but the flat mids and vintage modes sound great at...
  12. David Garner

    Guns n Roses live in Atlanta

    Still the best live band I've ever seen or heard of. They are absolutely amazing. The only thing that I was worried about is whether Axl would sound good, but there was no reason for concern. His voice was incredible, and Slash's tone was on point. Richard Fortus can play too -- it was...
  13. David Garner

    RS Superpots and 500K CTS incoming

    I declined to go with one of the upgrade kits because my switch and jack are fine and I'm going to re-use the Emerson PIO caps I got from Stewmac a while back. I am going to completely re-wire the guitar, though, taking out the Gibson telephone wire and replacing it with braided cable for the...
  14. David Garner

    Thinking of doing a bridge/tailpiece upgrade

    Mostly for vanity reasons -- my tuners have a nice patina to them but the chrome pickup covers, bridge and tailpiece are looking nice and shiny and……cheap (it's odd that I think something that looks shiny and new looks cheap, but there it is). So I'm going to get a lightly distressed bridge and...
  15. David Garner

    NP(ickup)D: Wolfetone Dr. Vintage

    Thanks so much to Mr. Satchmo for shipping these out so fast. I can't wait to get them installed today. I love the 57 Classics in my Les Paul, and I intend to keep them at least until I've lived with these for a while, but I've wanted to try a set of unpotted pickups for a while. I thought...
  16. David Garner

    This should be prosecuted as a hate crime…..

    …..I'm not a relic hater, but why, oh, why would anyone ever do this? And then charge $500 more than market price for one in good condition? https://reverb.com/item/1171765-gibson-les-paul-standard-relic-1995-black-aged
  17. David Garner

    Soldier "Slash" style strap

    I ordered one of these in dark brown on a lark. It was so nice I ordered 2 more immediately. The nicest thing is how heavily padded the shoulder pad is. Great strap. Highly recommended. https://reverb.com/item/1319729-slash-vintage-style-leather-adjustable-guitar-strap-in-dk-brown This is the...
  18. David Garner

    I have a Badcat Unleash arriving tomorrow….

    …..purchased used off the TGP emporium. I can't wait to get it. I don't play loud in the house much because it aggravates my tinnitus. I'm hoping this will allow me to do so and also to gig with the amp turned way up and the guitar's volume way down. The last gig I did with my 18 Watt I was...
  19. David Garner

    NPD: Boss RC-2 Loop Station

    I got a great deal on this on TGP. It should be here tomorrow. I know it's not the latest and greatest, but 16 min. of recording capability is well more than I need right now. I will use it only for home practice. I'm looking forward to being able to cut a chord progression to solo over...
  20. David Garner

    The Les Paul was in action tonight

    I played a benefit gig for the Cobb Bar Foundation tonight. It was a side band we put together to play this gig -- my normal band was unable to play because we had some scheduling conflicts. I played my '93 Standard and had a fantastic time. My avatar picture is from the same gig last year.




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