Gibson Historic '58 and '59 LP

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  1. Kmaz

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    Can you name some artists who are playing these Gibson reissues? Maybe name some mods they have made such as pickups or hardware changes? Thanks
     
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    According to a recent Rig Rundown, Brad Whitford is playing a chambered lemon top R8 with no mods.
     
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    Ed King, ex Skynyrd guitarist, uses one. R9
     
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    yucatown Theory-free noodling enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Bernard Butler from Suede used a prehistoric for many of the classic Suede tracks. I believe an 82 Heritage Elite. Short tenon (gasp!)
     
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    Also, don't Bonamassa and Billy Gibbons use R9s that have been aged/modded by Historic Makeovers and John Bolin, respectively?
     
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    I think Mark Knopfler may use one as well. Not sure whether it's a '58 or '59 reissue?
     
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    I think Alex Lifeson was using Reissues before Gibson made him a signature model.
     
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    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    /\ Ed King's guitar might be a chambered (CR) model as well. I recall reading an article online a few years ago on this topic.
     
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    I believe Bonamassa has some reissues, but he also has quite a collection of the real deal vintages LPs.
     
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    Stone Gossard and Mike Mcready both play R9's.
     
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    Chris Traynor from BUSH plays a beautiful R9 madeover by Dave Johnson
     
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    Yup.
    Joe Perry plays an off the rack perry/slashburts RI, as well as a '93 RI.

    Since the early '80's, they(mostly Brad) has always played the latest RI. FWIW, the ones they had in the early/mid '90's sounded great. I guess thats why Joe still plays his.
     
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    You probably know this, but the early 90s were regarded as the "good wood" years for Gibson. It's no coincidence that you feel that early 90s Aerosmith guitar tone sounds glorious.

    IMHO it's all about the wood, I don't care about what ONE kit guitar builder keeps on harping about. Maybe with those "tinny" sounding bolt ons (lynard skynard guitarist's description, not mine) wood quality may not matter, but with set necks it makes all the difference IME.
     
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    Huh?
     
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    I don't mean to be a d-bag, but what is the point of the question? R8s and R9s are obviously professional standard instruments. Buying the same drive pedal as Jeff Beck or the same pickups as Mark Knopfler is not even going to get you 10% of the way to their "tone" as you hear it on a record through racks of compressors, eq units and mixdowns, even for live stuff. You want to sound like Jeff Beck? Either buy a recording studio and play through headphones your entire life or get any old mic'd up amp running through a 100kW PA system. In reality if you want to sound like these guys use whatever you have and keep practicing!
     
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    OK, hold on a minute. That is nothing but solid and sound logic. That type of reasoning simply will not fly here on The Gear Page.
     
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    I didn't say anything about wanting to copy other players sounds? This is The Gear Page and we're just discussing gear.
     

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