Most Iconic Les Paul Player?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by magdream, Dec 20, 2019.

So, who is it for you?

  1. Jimmy Page

    379 vote(s)
    60.6%
  2. Ace Frehley

    18 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. Slash

    105 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. Peter Frampton

    11 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Joe Bonamassa

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. John Sykes

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  7. Gary Moore

    13 vote(s)
    2.1%
  8. Zakk Wylde

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  9. Duane Allman

    30 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. Other

    62 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. lamenlovinit

    lamenlovinit Member

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    Dude's name is on it... The discussion should start and end there.

    But, for funzies let's go with 2 folks.

    "Golden age" Page

    Modern age Slash

    Unless you are talking about the Les Paul with the horns in which case "Golden age" Iommi and Modern Angus...
     
  2. jbd3

    jbd3 Please Don't Sell Me Any More Gear Silver Supporting Member

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    NOW you did it!!!

    Like a lot of guys, I didn't know that Les Paul was an actual guy when I started out. Such a treat to meet him at Fat Tuesdays in NYC, 30 years ago. What a raconteur!

    But as far as iconography, it's got to be the cover of "Blow By Blow...."
     
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    Of those listed, for me...throughout almost his entire body of work...Peter Frampton.

    Of those not listed...Gary Rossington from Lynyrd Skynyrd.
     
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    Ferg Deluxe Gold Supporting Member

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    This is basically the end of the thread.

    Next!
     
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    bertramladner Supporting Member

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    Easiest question to answer I've ever seen.
     
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    bertramladner Supporting Member

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    Where is the Telecaster poll so I can put Keef
     
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    bertramladner Supporting Member

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    Different generations had different realities with regards to that sentiment. We all had Les Pauls because of Jimmy Page and most of us saw Guns and Roses as one hit wonders.
     
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    His name is literally on the damn guitar! Beyond that Paul Kosoff cause his tone was badass, then JP!
     
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  10. BillTrantos

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    The result clearly shows the average age of the forum. The first person I saw playing a Les Paul was Slash. The image became a classic in my 8yo mind watching MTV in Greece (2003). I learned about Jimmy Page and the Led Zep way after that. My favourite LP player is Gary Moore though.
     
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    I voted for Page but Ace Frehley might have inspired more kids to pick up the guitar than the rest of the list combined.
     
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    RUSHFANnLV Member

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    What the heck, I voted for the guy who started it all for me, Ace.
     
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    Ace is the reason I picked up a guitar and the reason I wanted a Les Paul.
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  14. Algebraist

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    The most iconic LP player for me personally will be different to who'd win the popular vote, I accept I am atypical here, but it's Robert Fripp. When I think of Les Paul tones I think of Fripp.

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  15. Desmosedici

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    Page. He is the traveller of both time and space
     
  16. Celticdave

    Celticdave Seeker Silver Supporting Member

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    My immediate first thought when I saw the post. Second was Duane Allman, third Slash...I never think of Clapton with a LP. I know he played one and it sounded great, but I associate him more the Gibson ES and Strat than anything else.
     
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    It’s generational. I’d say Slash, my 60 year old dad would say Jimmy Page.
     
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    Thwap Silver Supporting Member

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    I thought, man he looks familiar...then

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    Even more so, excluding this gentleman . . .

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  20. coltranemi2012

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    I don’t really get it about people who say les Paul the man himself...how is he the most iconic lp guy? How many of you here bought a les Paul because les Paul played one? it’s probably cause jimmy page, slash, Clapton or someone else played one. The reason most of you heard of les Paul the player is because of the guitar! Most of you probably wouldn’t even heard of him if not for that. So not sure how that makes sense.
    Warren Haynes? He might be a favorite of someone but is he really iconic in history of lps?
     
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