Tale of three Tributes

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Totally not gold top.
Had an R4 once. Miss it sometimes. :sadwave:
 

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I went into GC today to try out an amp and the only Les Paul they had nearby was a used 2018 tribute so I picked it up and damn, it impressed the hell out of me. More than I expected honestly. Of all the Les Pauls I’ve played this was among the best in terms of playability and sounded killer. If I had the space and funds I’d have brought it home.

That’s a nice collection for sure.
Yes, they are quite surprising. I own a 2018 Faded Honeyburst, it looks good, feels good, sounds good. Love the PLEK job. Really nice to play.
 
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Here's my tale of three Tributes... Started with the '17 60s honeyburst then got the '11 aged 50s ebony.

Gave the honeyburst to twin bro after I got my Standard & Classic but totally regretted that decision so looked around a while before finding the Goldtop. Wanted an '18 cause no weight relief and 490/498... 8.5 lbs of Les Paul goodness.

Obviously big tribute fan here!

 

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At one time I had two Tributes. I still have the somewhat dull '13 on the left, traded away the much shinier '17 on the right.
The '13 has mini hums and a Les Trem II now.
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Satin Honeyburst Tribute, now with F-one on the fretboard:
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Better?
Previous owner has heavy strings and lousy setup on it.
I don’t think that gave him what he needed.
Tuner downer?
His loss, my gain: mint, for $699.

Yeah, Likely a younger player convinced he needed extra heavy strings to drop down....

I never understood this ?

I keep 3/4 of my guitars tuned and set up for drop D and Dflat...yet every electric I own has 9.5's on it..,..no issues at all and a bit more "air" in the tone.
 

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Tone report on all 3?
The Special HH is a good all around sounding ax, but falls a bit short of Les Paul punch. Not as bright as the other two. Sustain king.
The Satin Honeyburst 2021, and Satin Tobaccoburst Tributes have the Les Paul girth, good treble snap and play and sound identical, to my old ears.
The 490 series pickups have worked for me in a variety of Gibsons including a black LP Custom, and SG’s.
I loved Burstbuckers when they showed up, for their brightness. But they are missing something in wallop for my tastes. 490’s are good for the kinda girls I go out with.
These are my humbucker guitars, for the foreseeable future.

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Then, I have these:
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And another on the way, from Desert Star. A Jr with a single P-90 in the NECK POSITION!

Something along these lines:
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