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  1. David Garner

    Trying something new in my 93 Standard

    I’ve settled on the JB/59 set in this guitar a while back, though I continue the tone quest. A buddy of mine found a set of DiMarzios on Craigslist for $80 and the price was too good not to try them. Super Distortion and 36th Anniversary neck, $80 for the pair. My friend was kind enough to take...
  2. David Garner

    Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates set -- double creme, unpotted

    I have a set of these in each of my LPs, and I decided I liked things better with some sonic distance between the two guitars. So this set -- the newer set -- is up for sale. I purchased these new recently from JMI Music in Texas. They were wound on October 5, 2020, and the covers have never...
  3. David Garner

    Weird pickup behavior -- new Custom Shop Pearly Gates neck

    Y'all, I have a doozy here. I've already started the process to return it to the Custom Shop for repairing or rewinding, but I'm baffled. So I install the pickup, get it working great, everything's good. Come back and it's dead. Check the status at the pot and it reads infinity. Pull the...
  4. David Garner

    Simplicity -- I think my pickup rolling days are over

    Long story distilled -- I have flipped pickups in my 93 Les Paul, costing myself a ton of money in the process, since I got it in 2014. The two that were truly outstanding were the Wolfetone Dr. Vintage set and the Custom Shop Pearly Gates set. I've used the stock 498t/490r set, the Dr. Vs...
  5. David Garner

    NAD — Cutthroat Audio Down Brownie

    Amazing amp. Probably my favorite all time, though I am honeymooning with it right now. Obligatory “pics or it didn’t happen” pic.
  6. David Garner

    Just Duncan 59s

    I've gone round the bend with pickups for a bit now. I found a set of Custom Shop Pearly Gates (unpotted) that I love, and loved in this guitar (a 1993 Standard), but I loved them more in my 2016 Traditional, so that's where they are now. I thought about just getting another, but I wanted a...
  7. David Garner

    NPD: Skreddy Hybrid Fuzz Driver

    This is a cool piece of kit. It's really best if you set it for either humbuckers or singles, because the humbucker tones sound thin with singles and the single tones sound muddy and boomy with humbuckers. I'm mostly planning to use it with my Les Pauls, so I don't really care about setting it...
  8. David Garner

    JB/59 - ignoring the warnings, gonna give it a try

    I have come over the past 6 years roughly to appreciate the 498t/490r set in my 93 Standard. I didn't like them at all at first, mostly because I wanted a more vintage tone. I migrated to unpotted PAF styles, but then I got a second LP that had those in it, and went a little through the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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)...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...


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