Raise the action until it doesn't choke on bends. If the action it too high, check to see if you have any relief to tighten the truss rod. It is a game of splitting hairs.This guitar came with 10-46 strings on it, and when I got I didn’t find any faults with it.
I had it setup with 9-46 strings from a pro. Then a few months later I stuck 10-48 flat wounds on them, and it was fine.
I went back to 9-46 strings and I wonder if it’s just me banging too heavily on light strings. The only problem I have is bending around the 11th frets.
Opps, just called the third guitar tech, and he is leaving on for vacation for two weeks.This is a good choice.
I have 9-46 on a LP classic and it’s great, but the same gauge strings on the ES LP sounds plinky.I have an ES Les Paul with 9-42. It takes a minute for them to settle in and to get the setup just right, but it will get there.
I need to thin out the herd. I ordered a Hahn tele last month, and I recently got a Collings 290 in sea foam green! Between my LP classic and Collings both in seafoam green, I can basically get the same sounds as the Gibson ES LP custom.You should just sell it cheap....to me!
Feeling good is priceless, and making someone feel bad is never worth it.I admire your integrity.
Shrug, I’m in Arizona, and the guitars are in an air conditioned house all day long and usually in their cases. The ES LP was shipped from Florida in early winter, and the tele was shipped from California in the spring.Another twisted neck? What kind of climate where you live?
It sounds great. Does the LP thing, for me. It also nudges into ES 330 territory, being nearly hollow. I usually prefer 335's and SG's, but this ES LP really does the business for me.I have 9-46 on a LP classic and it’s great, but the same gauge strings on the ES LP sounds plinky.
Does your ES LP sound warm and jazzy with the 9-42s?
You should just sell it cheap....to me!
Imho you had to much pressure on the bridge, which was bent. Really, MANY times the problem is so stupid that it's easier to start assuming crazy shit, instead of remembering of Occam's Razor.Update:
Well...I have no idea what I'm doing, but I top wrapped NYXL 10-46 strings on the ES LP. I had 9-46 Gibson strings on there before with no top wrap.
Now the guitar has crazzzzzy low action and my choked bends seem to be tamed. The tone sounds way better and not plinky like the 9-46s.
I have never seen this action before in my life. The first string is 1mm at the 12th fret and sixth string is 1.25mm. The intonation seems to be decent.
Ya, I think I got bullshitted. This guitar plays like butter now. I think you guys are right about my guitar not having a twisted neck. I’ll go get a third opinion in a couple weeks when the tech gets back from vacation.
+1Imho you had to much pressure on the bridge, which was bent. Really, MANY times the problem is so stupid that it's easier to start assuming crazy shit, instead of remembering of Occam's Razor.
I've had a similar problem recently with a 30 years old Custom, that were buzzing all over the place... and I was panicking. Then my luthier (not a bullshitter tech), just looked at the thing, pulled off the bridge (which were bent in the middle) and swapped with a new one, and all the mess was gone.
Enjoy the damn guitar!