Les Paul Special Double cut P90 owners

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  1. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    What do you think?

    You like the P90s?

    I'm on the fence between this and a Casino Elite. Love the sound of the Casino, don't love the feedback. Can't play this LP Double cut with P90s because it would be bought on-line.

    Don't want to make a mistake. Nice clean sound? Neck pickup too muddy? What about the bridge pickup?

    Thanks
     
  2. Theox

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    Tk,

    I had the same dilemma 6 months ago. It was time to retire my trusty old worn out Ric 330 and get a new single coil axe.

    I ended up getting a red LPDC AND the cheapo Casino (natural), both w/HSC for $950 at my local GC.

    The Epi was a floor model and the LP was a return item. I LOVE the feedback from a true hollow body,
    and trying to stay just enough ahead of it when playing.

    They both play good and clean through an old 35 watt Fender Vibrolux 2x10
    and they get good and nasty through a 5 watt Gibson practice amp.

    I've always been a P-90 fan and the mahogany LP works well with them.

    The LP has a noticeably thinner neck than the Casino, and causes my hand to cramp up after a half hour or so.
    I don't have that problem with the Casino.

    Theox
     
  3. sliberty

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    I have a Historic Les Paul Junior Double Cut. I also hvae a Historic Les Paul Special Single Cut. Neither is the exact guitar you are asking about, but you are gonna get my opinion anyway :)

    P90's are the only pickup for me. They have enough range to do sweet chimey cleans when you turn down your volume pot, and still do fantastic crunchy tones when the volume pot is dimed. My Double Cut has a slim taper neck, and my Single Cut has a big fat baseball bat. I love them both. Production models will probably have very different neck profiles though.

    If I had to choose, I couldn't. They both have their fine points. But, (back to your dilema), I wouldn't ever consider trading my solid-body P90 guitars for a hollow or semi hollow version. No way, no how.
     
  4. oldrock

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    I am a very happy LP dblcut owner. I love the P90s and the light weight is a bonus. Here is a shot of mine in the TV yellow color which I thought was just too cool looking to pass up.
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  5. Design Guy

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    I have a '60 Historic which I love.

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    The P90s in this guitar are both clear and defined. The bridge a bit hotter than the neck with good snap, the neck more bell-like, as would be expected. Overall I love this guitar. P90s are single coils, however, and will pick up electrical noise accordingly, but the tone is oh-so-worth it. :)
     
  6. randy alameda

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    I love P-90's, and Double cut's too!
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    Can you tell .....
     
  7. paraedolia

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    Wow, some of you guys really have Bat Caves full o' gear dontcha?
     
  8. randy alameda

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    Can you tell .... I never go out of the cave ..... without a P-90, or two .....
    just an old player who was fortunate to never sell any that enchanted me!!!
    :BluesBros
     
  9. teleman1

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    Alameda, STOP showing the guitar I had when I was 16, (1971). The 61 SG with the strange vibrola. YOUR KILLIN ME!
     
  10. kodecar

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    The guitar in my avatar is a Hamer Artist, semi-hollow with 2 p90s. It sounds killer in every position through every amp I've tried it with.
     
  11. BigPapiFan

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    If I were buying one dual P-90 guitar today it would be the Gibson SG Classic.

    In regards to the original question, I have both a Gibson LP Special Doube Cutaway and an Epiphone Casino. Different guitars to be sure. I love both of mine and am glad I don't have to choose between them. If I did, I'd go with the LP DC Special - there is something almost magical about P-90s on a hunk of mahogany.
     
  12. Frankee

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    I lucked out on the stock bridge pickup on this guy. I don't know what it is, but it's got it. Gibson's infamous inconsistency = big win for me. (Neck sounds good too, but the bridge is the cat's ass.)
     
  13. randy alameda

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    Why do you think I'm smiling in that picture behind it?
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  14. oscar100

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    p90s are teh shizzle
     
  15. echale3

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    I have a red Gibson LP DC Special and a natural Epiphone Casino, and I love them both, so I'm as happy as a pig in sh!t..... They are two totally different guitars, though.

    Yeah, the Casino is a feedback machine, but just step away from the amp and keep your back to it, and play enough to keep it at bay, and you're in hollowbody tone heaven. It's not real heavy, and it has a nice hand-filling neck that's comfortable and easy to play. My wife gave it to me for my 45th birthday, and it's about the coolest present I can ever remember getting. It'll do everything from the Beatles to Ted Nugent with the right amp settings, and then head off to jazzbox land for good measure....

    The Gibson, though, weighs next to nothing, has a slim, quick neck, and will absolutely howl at the moon when you crank it up, or get real jazzy and rich if you clean it up, fire up the neck pickup, and roll off the tone some. Run the bridge pickup wide open, crank in some preamp gain, dime the master, and it'll really scream. Strap it on and let it rip! Feedback is not an issue with it. The Gibson balances out well, and when you play standing up, it's so light that it feels like you aren't hardly wearing a guitar.

    Going from one to the other takes a little adjustment due to the radically different feeling necks, but they are both great guitars for not a lot of coin. You won't go wrong with either one.

    Oh, and BigPapiFan, I don't have an SG Classic, but my Faded SG has a set of GFS Mean 90s in it that put it right there with the Classic sound-wise... I love it!!!!
     
  16. plygtar

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    Ex-owner and grateful for all those who love this guitar. I bought one with the faded cherry finish having read so many good things about the P90s. Thought it would be nice to have one P90 equip'ed guitar. However, I never bonded with the guitar nor its tone. It did hold its value and I was thankful to the person who bought it from me.
     

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