Just returned a Les Paul

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  1. antbosca

    antbosca Member

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    Bought a 1999 LP Classic with a beautiful amber top off E-bay. Nice weight, pretty good tone, but not the best especially with the stock pups and wiring.

    Also it really smelled like acetone. Even after 5 days of airing out.

    So beautiful though. It was really hard to pack it up.
     
  2. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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    Your seller accepted a return for SMELL? You got a good one.
     
  3. cpricecpa

    cpricecpa Member

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    Sounds like buyers remorse.
     
  4. XKnight

    XKnight Member

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    You're lucky the seller took it back. Was it a music store with a return policy?
     
  5. Flinto2002

    Flinto2002 Senior Member

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    :facepalm And the point of your thread is?
     
  6. Mike9

    Mike9 Supporting Member

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    Acetone?? really?? :dunno
     
  7. 6AM

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    Not to sell anything to this guy, I guess? :huh
     
  8. janosfia

    janosfia Member

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    I agree.
     
  9. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    The point is stop trying to hock your smelly guitars on eBay.
     
  10. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    ^^^
    What he said......!
     
  11. matt5150

    matt5150 Either U Know Or U Don't Supporting Member

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  12. Drew816

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    Well I can't hock them on TGP, so what's a guy with a stinky guitar to do??!? ;-)

    As for the OP, I'm sure you werent expecting any stank but sub-par pickups and wiring in a Les Paul aren't really a major surprise; are they? Sometimes the gits just don't work out, you're lucky they took it back and good luck looking for a non-stinky axe... ;-)
     
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  13. DGDGBD

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    I have a'99 classic and when i first got for a few years there was a distinct smell from the guitar's finish every time I opened the case. Not sure I would describe it as acetone, and it didn't really bother me. I just assumed it was the guitar's finish off-gassing.
     
  14. james...

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    Sounds like a potentially HOT axe.

    Sorry...had to.
     
  15. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist

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    I think what he's saying is the guitar had assy tone. Life's too short to live with assy tone


    :rimshot
     
  16. Jettrock

    Jettrock Silver Supporting Member

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    Can I have a refund on the time I spent reading this post?
     
  17. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    LOL :rotflmao

    especially because i pump acetone for chem students
     
  18. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    TMI, dude, TMI.
     
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    Bob Pollock Silver Supporting Member

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  20. wizard333

    wizard333 Member

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    Thats nitro. I like the smell personally (but its toxic so dont huff it).

    As for pickups, the Classics came stock with hot ceramics. Not my favorite bridge position pup, the neck isn't bad.

    SO you returned it because it wasn't covered in plastic and smelled like nitro as a result, and because you didn't want to change the stock pickups? Even though you say it looked good and sounded pretty good even with the ceramics?

    For Real? Whats your ebay user ID so I can block you please. No offense.
     

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