- Sep 10, 2012
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I've got a two week old new Gibson Les Paul standard 2012 and I'm extremely disappointed at the noise. It's not a problem with JUST my guitar, ALL the Gibson 2012's in Manson's guitar shop do the same, the tech's tested them. First there is a buzzing when you are not touching the strings, it stops when you touch the string BUT there is also a VERY loud hum/buzz from around a quarter of the volume pots travel which gets louder and louder until about number 8 after that the very loud hum goes completely leaving just the buzz for the rest of the travel 8 - full on. It's both volumes on my guitar, AND ALL 2012's in the shop. I have got a few different amps and I find it is impossible to use on one amp (the one I bought it to use with) because the hum/buzz is louder than the guitar. I am told it's the circuit in the guitars because the traditional doesn't do it. I have been told they can re wire the whole thing as a trad non push/pull Les Paul for £80 - £100 on top of the £2000!