NGD: Incoming LP 60's Tribute

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  1. rabbuhl

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    I swore no more guitars but I gave into GAS for a vintage sunburst Gibson Les Paul '60s Tribute. I has not yet arrived but I am looking forward to a LP with for jam sessions. I really like that the guitar comes with BB1 & BB2 pickups and Grover tuners. What is the opinion on these?
     
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    I had BB 2's in a all Mahogany LP. I thought they sounded great! Classic PAF LP tones. Congrats and enjoy.
     
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    I'd expect the one you've got coming in to be a really good choice. Lightweight with a great neck and great tone. The Tribute that I own is a bit different than yours in finish and pickups.. but I would think that you've picked a winner.
    I picked up a Goldtop 60s Tribute that had been converted to mini-humbuckers and really like that one. Mine is unusually light (6.8 lbs) and that felt odd at first and the mini-buckers needed some adjusting to get correctly dialed in. But now I feel like it was a great buy and really dig what it does, it's a little different than my regular LP's.... and that was what appealed to me .
    I've got a BB1 in a Heritage guitar and really like the underwound pickup at the neck. I agree that those pickups should work well in your Tribute.... Enjoy!
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    Thanks FredZepp. I already have a 50's Tribute which came with P90s. I like the neck and weight of this one. Here is a picture of it.

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    Nice guitar there. Reminds me on what I have as a favourite of mine. Absolutely love the HoneyBurst Amber top. Nice grained too. Plus Natural back.

    Your looks nice and dark- really nice stain job on that one. I thought I'd be stocked just having my first and only, then got it's matching partner with HB's thou in Dark Rimburst and then two GT's in each format.

    And I still look out for them...
     
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    I had one of these, same year, same color. That's one I'd like to have again. Nice guitars.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I have a G0 and it is a great guitar. I am looking forward to this one to fill another niche.
     
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    The LP 60's Tribute arrived today safe and sound. Overall it is a nice guitar and plays well. My only concern is that it weights between 8.6 to 8.8 pounds depending on which scale I use. My LP 50's Tribute is really light at 7.0 pounds and my G0 is 8.2 pounds. When I look at Sweetwater a lot of LPs are 9 pounds or heavier so maybe I am spoiled? Is 8.8 pounds heavy for weight-relieved guitar?

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    I have been playing the guitar and it is a keeper. I am okay with the weight because I see the average weight for a Les Paul is around 8.86 pounds. I can also find lots of Les Paul's for sale which are 9.0 to 10.0 pounds. The body on this guitar is two-piece which is also nice. Here are some better pictures.

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    I have an LP Traditional that has the 9-hole weight relief and it weighs in a 9lbs even. It's my heaviest guitar and I wouldn't buy a guitar that heavy again. That being said I love it! It's my number one. So I think yours at 8.6-8.8lbs is pretty good.

    I have a BB1 in the neck and BB2 in the bridge but I swapped the magnets. I put an UOA5 in the neck and a polished A2 in the bridge. I think the BB series are decent.
     
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    I was hoping for a lighter one. However, after a reality check I can see I did pretty good. I have not yet heard the BB1/BB2 through an amp. I am pretty sure I will be pleased.
     
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    Nice one congrats!
     
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    Congrats!

    Weight is typical for that model, have a 50s at about the same, a bit heavy but love it.

    Hope it delivers plugged in!
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    My 50's Tribute is ridiculously light at 7.0 lbs. The 60's Tribute sounds great plugged in. It has a nice feel to it.
     

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