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    This is so cool. Just needs a head.

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    It's called "Traditional" because it has the "Traditional" weight relief holes, as opposed to the semi-chamberd bodies most Gibon's have, or more extensive weight relief.

    Here's a neat little diagram:

    The Bigger the bill, the harder you ball.

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    Delightful. It IS hella light. That swiss cheese looks like a kidney disease. gross
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    best thread on dkb
    wow

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    Wilhelm, I'm going to buy a new guitar soon. I'll make a huge thread when I finally get it.

    The only thing that is holding me up is trying to find the right one.
    The Bigger the bill, the harder you ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star View Post
    best thread on dkb
    FO reals. That graffiti is totally boss.
    My brother and I always tried to make swords out of aluminum window sections. Then duel, my brother always calling for the power of Greyskull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier View Post
    Wilhelm, I'm going to buy a new guitar soon. I'll make a huge thread when I finally get it.

    The only thing that is holding me up is trying to find the right one.
    That's why I love that Trad Pro, my guitar lust is cured. Whenever I used to see thousands of dollars accumulating, I'd be like "Ooh, what kind of guitar to get?1" and now when that starts, I stop and realize I don't need to go hunting for a good one anymore.

    Are you strictly Gibson or are you gonna get a B.C. Rich with batwings carved in it or a leopard skin Paul Reed Smith or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilhelm View Post
    That's why I love that Trad Pro, my guitar lust is cured. Whenever I used to see thousands of dollars accumulating, I'd be like "Ooh, what kind of guitar to get?1" and now when that starts, I stop and realize I don't need to go hunting for a good one anymore.

    Are you strictly Gibson or are you gonna get a B.C. Rich with batwings carved in it or a leopard skin Paul Reed Smith or something?
    Honestly, I'm strictly a tone geek.

    I go for whatever guitar helps me get to where I'm trying to go based on the tone I can hear in between my ears.

    I'm in a Les Paul phase right now and I'm seeking out Norlin-Era 70's Gibson Les Paul Custom's from about 1973-1979.

    I have my '79 Silverburst which is exactly what I've described above, and now I'm seeking out a '73 - '78 Les Paul Custom in Cherry Sunburst. I also want to get a Black Beauty Custom with a Maple Neck, and an Ox Blood Custom.

    After that, I think I'll go back to my love of Gibson SG's and seek out an early 60's Les Paul Custom SG in antique White.

    I wouldn't say that I'm strictly Gibson, but I really like the sound of a Les Paul, and I like the odd build qualities and attributes of the 70's Norlin-Era Gibson's -- that is, pancake bodies, volutes, that stupid base-plate thing, three piece maple necks, etc.

    I also like Fender Strat's, but I don't get too crazy with them and try to keep them sounding like Fender Start's, so no crazy dual humbucker combo's, or Floyd Rose shenanigans, or coil-splitting ambiguity. I like mostly 70's Strat's with the big headstocks and the bullet truss rod and the 3-bolt neck joint and the mint green pickguards.

    When it comes to guitars, I like to keep it as simple as possible.

    I'm not really into the super hot-rodded Jackson flying V with Floyd Rose Tremolo, or Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Custom PRS Finish, or Super-Strat's in bright neon colors with active pickups, or anything like that.

    Amplifiers are a totally different story, but you already know about that quest, haha.

    So, when I say: "It just comes down to finding the right one," I mean to say, that it comes to down finding someone who has a '73 - '78 Les Paul Custom in Cherry Sunburst for sale with all of the original tunners, German Schaller Hardware, original case, etc.

    If I can get it for a good deal, then I'm going to try to get it for a good deal, but guitars like I've described usually go on sale for the $2,900 - 3,100 range.
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    I finally went back to a semi-complex set-up: I'm using a VHT 100/CL which I use entirely for the 50/100 watt settings, Class A and Class A/B options; if I'm playing in small venues, I can just use the 50 watt setting in Class A mode and still get awesome cranked El34 TONE; if I want to go full rock-star mode, I have 100 Watt in Class A/B mode, or really any combination of the four.

    I'm back to using my old ADA MP-1 preamp for all of my tones, my Furman PQ-3 as my "secret weapon," and my Rocktron Intelliflex for all of my effects. I use a Monster Power conditioner, and I just got this cool red MXR Limiter that I'm going to start using as a compressor.

    I have three main sounds: clean for my Holdsworth-type chordal voicings; Djenty rhythm as my main rhythm sound that's really tight kinda start/stop modern tone but with my own twist; and lead with more gain, bass, and mids than my rhythm sound with a little delay.

    If I could give you an idea of what all of these sound like, it's something like a combination of all of these three sounds:

    Cleans:



    Rhythms:



    Leads:






    If you don't believe me, then I can just make a video for you on request, but that's kind of what my set-up sounds like right now.

    Though, I might go back to using a Diezel VH4, but keep the Furman PQ 3 and Rocktron and the MXR Limiter.

    Haha, but who knows, tho?

    My set-up changes on a regular basis, and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't play around with settings or twist knobs.
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    I, I believe you..Joseph.
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