Les Paul Classic Love: Show It Off

markr01000

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Hello All,
It's been quite a while since I posted.
I want to tell you all about a hand wired custom amp builder I found.
Rocket Retro.
Kevin, the owner and builder, builds hand wired, ultra high quality component, Plexi amps.
I spec'd one with KT66s instead of the usual EL34s, and this amp sings like a JTM45 on STEROIDS!
You gotta check 'em out.
I was SO impressed, I bought a seond unit.
Light action, bright jangling tone, dig in and it's pure tube overdrive. Think Page or Angus. Incredible.
I HIGHLY recommend this builder.

Oh, and BTW, I am runing this head through my Marshall 425A cab. :) I have two of them. The PERFECT combination!
 
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Peeling the paint off the walls here in Florida :)
2004 Les Paul Classic w/ SD 59s plugged in to a Rockit Retro 50W "Plexi" w/ KT66s, hooked to a Marshall 425A Cab, DIRECT no effects whatsoever, guitar-cable-amp, GOD tone!
The most completely organic tone I've ever heard in my my life. No PCB tone whatsoever.
 
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19 Classic here in Honeyburst, great guitar much more in the Standard line than the Traitional. I have a 2016 Trad and love it but the Classic neck has a great feel and I like the 61's a bit more than the 57s.
 

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My Gibson Les Paul Classic Faded Ebony (Musician's Friend-GC exclusive from 2011) bought from Larry Corsa (corsaguitars.com) and upgraded by him to Peter Green specs (LCPG upgrades, OOP when using both PU's) as LCPG-CF001.
As the guitar had original black tuners I've changed the plastics to make it a Classic 'Black Beauty' :cool:


When I bought it, with white plastics.


Larry Corsa engraved the pots cavity plastic with his Corsa logo.


Now 'Black Beauty' style.
 

Michael Segui

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Here is my 1999 Classic goldtop.

Pretty much everything has been upgraded except the logos and the wood (even the inlays).

Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers, CreamTone plastics, Retrospec inlays, Emerson caps, RS pots, aluminum bridge, Tonepro bridge and posts, milk bottle Rotomatics, Tusq XL nut (soon to be nylon 6/6).

My friend Tom (who I got it from) and I like to tinker as you can tell.

I am going to refin the headstock and silkscreen a 1950s style LES PAUL MODEL on it later this summer.

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Here is my 1999 Classic goldtop.

Pretty much everything has been upgraded except the logos and the wood (even the inlays).

Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers, CreamTone plastics, Retrospec inlays, Emerson caps, RS pots, aluminum bridge, Tonepro bridge and posts, milk bottle Rotomatics, Tusq XL nut (soon to be nylon 6/6).

My friend Tom (who I got it from) and I like to tinker as you can tell.

I am going to refin the headstock and silkscreen a 1950s style LES PAUL MODEL on it later this summer.

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That’s a man who knows what he likes, and goes for it. Did you do the inlays yourself?
 

Michael Segui

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A friend of ours who is a repair guy at Folkway Music did it while Tom and I watched.
It was surprisingly easy.

He heated up the old greenish inlays with a heat gun, stuck a dental hook into them and they popped right out like firm jello.

Crazy glued the new Retrospec ones in and then levelled them with a file.
He did it in 30 minutes.
 


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