Who loves playing their Les Paul mellow and clean?

lpfan1980

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I just spent an hour having a blast playing my Gibson old school nice and clean and it sounded so good.Its by far my most powerful guitar with 490s in it-she can roar yet playing her Les Paul 50s style is just too much fun-makes me sound like I know what im doing anyone else?
 

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yes, I like low volume with a fair amount of reverb

all lead melodic, don't care for strumming chords

bed room player only nowadays
 

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Yep, clean Les Paul is always good!

Lester and tweed Fender Blues Junior with a dollop of reverb.

The Strymon Flint, especially its early ‘60s reverb and tremolo works a treat with clean Les Paul tones. I quite like a hint of analog echo too.

It’s not the true Les Paul Classic ‘57 humbucker tones of the Trad but the various pull-push options of the ‘14 Standard, with coil taps and out-of-phase settings, make for some very interesting clean tones and there are a lot of sounds to play with.
 

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I just spent an hour having a blast playing my Gibson old school nice and clean and it sounded so good.Its by far my most powerful guitar with 490s in it-she can roar yet playing her Les Paul 50s style is just too much fun-makes me sound like I know what im doing anyone else?
490s are great pickups.
 

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My amps are set up as a clean platform.....so I have an awesome clean which is the default tone when I plug in.
 

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Yep, clean Les Paul is always good!

Lester and tweed Fender Blues Junior with a dollop of reverb.

The Strymon Flint, especially its early ‘60s reverb and tremolo works a treat with clean Les Paul tones. I quite like a hint of analog echo too.

It’s not the true Les Paul Classic ‘57 humbucker tones of the Trad but the various pull-push options of the ‘14 Standard, with coil taps and out-of-phase settings, make for some very interesting clean tones and there are a lot of sounds to play with.
I have a Trad Pro V, and I like to play with the split, tap and phase in clean mode too. A pleasant change once in a while.
 

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One is a 490 and a 498 modern -but I would LOVE P90S in a goldtop!
Friend came by today. We butchered some jazz & blues.
Clean sounds. 2020: ‘54 Goldtop R4.
Yesterday I round robin-ed my two LP’s and a Tele through my Carr Rambler (a very Ampeg-like clean sound).
I love 490’s, P-90’s, even ‘57 Classics in the right guitar.
My R8 has the new whatevertheyare humbuckers. I like those too!

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That's how they were made to be played. I play mine clean like 90% of the time. They're amazing for jazz, funk, and r&b. Do most people here really play with distortion most of the time? I know they sound great with distortion, but after a while almost any guitar sounds the same with a bunch of distortion. Playing clean really brings out how these guitars actually sound.
 

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Run the amp hot. Run the guitar middlins, pick light / dig in, let the amp do the work: 68 Bandmaster, ACC 150/403, Vox AC15 - let the amp do the work.

Tons of tones using only the guitar pots, and mixing middle position..
 


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