NGD: Les Paul Standard Faded

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by hyde, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. hyde

    hyde Member

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    After playing strats for the past twenty years I decided it was time for a change. I was thinking about different LP/SG models when a friend of mine let me in on the secret of the LP Faded. This beauty arrived at my local shop just in time for my birthday.

    Unbelievable tone and it plays like a dream.

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    I can tweak a Strat blindfolded but since this is my first LP I'm in uncharted territory. I'm going to throw on some pup covers and I've heard great things about RS kits. Anything else I should do to get the most out of a sweet LP?

    Cheers,
    Hyde
     
  2. gkoelling

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    Happy Birthday!! :BEER

    You picked one nice gift for yourself this year.

    I do have one LP but I'm more of a Tele guy, so I can't really offer any advice, other than play the heck out of it and enjoy!

    EDIT: Welcome to TGP too!
     
  3. Blues Jr

    Blues Jr Supporting Member

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    Really nice LP, congrats. I got myself a Std. Faded recently, it's an '05.

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  4. swimrunner

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    I like the flametops on the Faded series far better than the ones on most USA standards. Weird?
     
  5. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    if by "throw on" you mean "carefully solder genuine gibson covers tightly in place with no gap between the cover and the top of the pickup, then wax dip to keep them from squealing like stuck pigs", then hell yeah.

    +1 to 500k audio taper pots (like the rs kit) as well.
     
  6. hyde

    hyde Member

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    Thanks gkoelling :BEER


    That's a nice lookin' burst Blues! I bet it sounds wicked through the DRRI. I'm running through a BF Bassman and it has never sounded better.


    I'm now biased but I have to agree. I usually prefer plain tops but there is a lot of character here.
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    Cheers,
    Hyde
     
  7. hyde

    hyde Member

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    LOL, didn't mean to scare you walter! In my world 'throw on' translates to 'research for months, agonize over process, get the right tools and proceed with caution'. I'm still in the research phase but I have read that the BBpros are already potted, should I still be dipping them in wax after the covers are installed?

    Cheers,
    Hyde
     
  8. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Congrats on the new Les Paul! I just recently went from strats to Les Pauls as well.
     
  9. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Here are a couple of licks that I like and have been getting into since I bought a Lester. Just want to share because I have spent so much time trying to play hendrix, trower, etc. that I ignored alot of JP's stuff.

    Found these on Youtube and they are great lessons

    Since I have been loving you

    Solo

    whole lotta love solo
     
  10. explorer83

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    Fine tune tailpiece is one thing I'd never do without on a gibby, I have several and that is the cat's meow. makes tuning a breeze.
     

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