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Les Paul with one pickup: yeah or neah?

Yeah, neah, I don't care

  • Very cool

  • Very stupid

  • Whatever....no opinion


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Jim S

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What doe the TGP collective thinK? Not a versatile guitar but as an an unnecessary additionto the quiver just for the fun and coolness...or do you think it's a totally inane white elephant with a high degree of "WTF are you thinking" factor?








 
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dazco

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Well, i guess it's subjective because some like those. To me it makes no sense at all. kinda like preferring a stereo with one speaker. Why? Why would anyone want to limit the sounds you can get without getting some sort of benefit from the sacrifice? But like i said, thats just me. I'd prefer a epi LP over that no matter how nice those are because the neck P/U and the middle combo is that important to me. I look at it like a car w/o a steering wheel. What good is it? It can go straight, but what happens when you come to a curve?
 

phantasm

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I think they could be cool. You can do a whole lot with one pickup-especially if you have a tone control.
What's the pickup switch doing on a one pickup guitar? Would that be a coil tap? a mini switch by the other controls or a push pull would be best.
 

Jim S

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I look at it like a car w/o a steering wheel. What good is it? It can go straight, but what happens when you come to a curve?
Who turns?

Oh, I'm thinking of skiing again. ;)

The pup switch could be on/off for staccato or a coil tap. Or it could be a cut switch for the vocalist's mic.
 

twinrider1

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I love the looks of the goldtop Gibson did (1st pic). Isn't there a story behind those....something about Gibson doing a very small run of them, with one going to Clapton. Something like that.
 

OminousPoultry

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I love the looks of the goldtop Gibson did (1st pic). Isn't there a story behind those....something about Gibson doing a very small run of them, with one going to Clapton. Something like that.
a run of 25 done for Dave's Guitars - based on the Rev's - one for sale
here
(I have no connection)
 

benjammin420

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im sure theyve got killer tone, and if i could afford 1,000,000 guitars i would have a few of these, but i really prefer more than one pickup just to get some variety
 

jhc

Senior Member
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A lot of folks prefer Esquires to Teles. Seems like pretty much the same concept to me. If you want versatility, a coil tap could help with that.
 

Stringz

Member
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That white one looks like one of those GibSUN copies from China.

There's nothing wrong with a single pickup guitar, though. Gibson would never have made the Junior or Melody Maker if there were.

Single pickup guitars have a clean and simple look to them, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
 




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