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Dave would NEVER name a dog cupcake.
Sure he would.

He just wouldn’t let any of us magpies hold him. And wouldn’t give a tinker’s dam about our tears of disappointment. :rofl:
 

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:cheers:
To the cognoscenti, who realize just how good the Gibson Slash Standards are, despite short tenons and thumbchewer knob indicators!
 

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I picked up a Slash AFD earlier this year and I reach for it more than my R9. It just seems to really nail a good rock tone. I’m going to play some pup musical chairs to see if I can get R9 where I want it. Otherwise it will be out the door
 

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Fantastic guitar. Those Slash Les Pauls are incredible. I agree with you, they are as close to a Custom Shop as you can get and easily holds its own with my R8 and R9. From my Slash to your Slash - Cheers!

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I keep seeing this picture in the forum and still can't believe how nice that flame is. I said this before (I think to you) but I will say it again. I am saving for the Goldtop one, but if I saw a November like yours I would deffinetively go for it instead.
 

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Call me crazy, but after simply hefting my 2020 November Burst off the rack it went home with me (fabulous neck too).
Quickly it became my #1, and sent my 2012 R9 packing.
Then I left most everything else behind as I moved from Santa Cruz, to Redding.

Tried a PRS, and a couple other Les Pauls, SG, etc.
But none of them had that grainy midrange gronk I love about the Slash Standard.
Scored a 2019 LP Standard ‘50’s from GC in Chico. I love Burstbuckers, but missed that slightly hot-rodded midrange prominence of the Slash, so scored some Seymour Duncan Slash AlNiCo Pro II’s and it’s closer now.

Got a decent tax return and stimuli money: what to do? Gotta buy a guitar if you’re flush, right? Besides, my birthday was the 17th:

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Enter 2021 Appetite Amber Slash Standard.
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So my entire stable is mostly midrangey Slash sound, and I wasn’t even a fan. Growin’ on me though.
The Special Tribute (far left) has 490’s. Guess what? They’re kinda in that ballpark too!
I've always thought that the 490's sounded a lot like the Slash's SD signature pups. I did an A/B comparison awhile back and couldn't really tell them apart.
 

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“Cupcake” does NOT care for electric guitar plugged in!

She was wandering around, so I took some with her in it.
Photo bombing is so fun when it comes to pets! I was going to ask who it was...
 

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I've always thought that the 490's sounded a lot like the Slash's SD signature pups. I did an A/B comparison awhile back and couldn't really tell them apart.
I have lately loved Burstbuckers mostly, and had them in several guitars and never been disappointed, but 490’s have more “oomph,” for when heavy lifting is required.
Had a black Custom just before the Richlite finger boards, and the Boogie I was using then sent it into the most beautiful harmonic feedback. It had 490’s!
 

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I picked up a Slash AFD earlier this year and I reach for it more than my R9. It just seems to really nail a good rock tone. I’m going to play some pup musical chairs to see if I can get R9 where I want it. Otherwise it will be out the door
My used 2012 R9 had Burstbuckers. At first I couldn’t tell the difference between my R9 and the 2020 Slash November Burst (sound wise). I did like the fretwork a little better on the Slash. It played better somehow.
I sometimes miss owning that R9 anymore. It had its “thing” going for it.
But I enjoy PLAYING the Slash(es) more, and they have a more romp & stomp attitude to their sound, overall.
 

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I keep seeing this picture in the forum and still can't believe how nice that flame is. I said this before (I think to you) but I will say it again. I am saving for the Goldtop one, but if I saw a November like yours I would deffinetively go for it instead.
Thanks man. I really appreciate it. It is a fantastic guitar and I am really lucky to get her. She sounds as good as she looks.
 

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I just got one too...I had been on the hunt for a light Les Paul, and got a great deal on this new Slash. It only weighs 7lb 14.7oz and is by far the lightest LP I own. It quickly put to bed the myth that light Les Pauls don't sound good!!



Beauty!
My November burst hides its flame a lot, but when the angle is right it pops out.

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