NGD... LP Custom

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  1. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    Just bought a guitar I sort of helped a buddy buy a few years ago. 1998 Les Paul Custom... tobacco plain top, two pickups, gold hardware, ebony fretboard... binding front and back... mint condition, entirely stock.

    the neck is thin front to back... I love that.

    The pickups are the hottest of any of my guitars. And yes, they are pretty low. Any idea what they are?
     
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  2. FennRx

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    Should be 490/498t IIRC. Those aren’t that hot.
     
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  3. Surgeon

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    Congrats! Everybody goes for the standards (reissues included) but the Custom will always be my favorite Les Paul and I'll never part with mine.
    Have fun!
     
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    Ebony fretboard. ;):D
     
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    yah... have the Deluxe and a Standard, as well as one of the Fender scale LP’s. This sort of rounds things out.
     
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    Very nice, congrats!
     
  7. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    ?
     
  8. Drew816

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    Everyone should have a Custom. Which reminds me, I don’t have one! Humm...

    Very cool, enjoy!
     
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    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Just making a correction was all, sorry. You mentioned "ebony neck" when it's an ebony fretboard. I'll delete if you like.

    Congrats, cool Custom. I'm a lover of ebony fretboards.
     
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  11. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    cool. Thank you. I’ve done that before ; )
     
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    Pickups will be 490R/498T.

    A tip I learned in using these is have bridge quite close to strings, then back off the volume knob. Then adjust the neck pup height to balance with the bridge. Its probably worth taking the time to do this, because you may find the bridge bright and the neck dark, making it hard to EQ the amp.

    The rolled back bridge volume (and/or possibly Tone) will give you room to boost for solos or emphasise rhythm. The 498T will overdrive both my AC30 and Blues Deluxe in short order. The good news is there are a lot of classic tones to be had just by riding the 498T volume control. Its simple and rewarding.

    Very nice guitar :)
     
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    Congratulations, Happy NGD to ya!
     
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    How do you like that 25 1/2 neck Les Paul? Been curious about those for awhile.
    I have the later nighthawk with the coil tap burstbuckers that sounds awesome in all the positions and I’m not really a humbugger.
     

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