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    So my Dad bought the coolest guitar ever... NGDFD

    New Guitar Day for Dad.

    I'll try to upload some proper pictures at some point but this all I got for now.

    My Dad sold his 1981 Mesa Boogie Colosseum 2B and got a 1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom 20th Anniversary (Pancake Body).

    It's the same year Randy Rhoads played and it was completely torn apart with the wrong bridge, tuners, wiring shot and even has wood puddy on the back. It's got cracks everywhere too. Love it.

    I tell you what, I plugged that guitar in his modded JCM800 and it didn't even need a distortion pedal of any sort.
    Imagine if it was like John Syke's Guitar tone on crack (low end like you wouldn't imagine). I've never heard another Les Paul like and it blew every one I've played out of the water. Made me question all of my guitar choices over the years.
    Plus this is the most "yellow'd" LP I've ever seen too.

    I'm playing through a Spark Amp. Hope you enjoy and I'm so happy for my Dad, he's wanted a real LP for a long time and I'm glad he finally got it.
    I found it for him.

    God Bless and have a great day!



    One day I'll try to get a proper video of running it through the SLO.


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    Last edited by Ghost.; 04-14-2021, 10:42 PM.

    #2
    Man, that thing sounds great. What's a Spark amp? You can tell how much low end that thing is putting out there in the way the thing just overloads the camera and causes the input to duck.

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      #3
      Nice!

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        #4
        Love it!

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          #5
          Woah! Awesome!!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Drew View Post
            Man, that thing sounds great. What's a Spark amp? You can tell how much low end that thing is putting out there in the way the thing just overloads the camera and causes the input to duck.
            The Spark Amp from Positive Grid. 40 watt lunchbox modeler.

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              #7
              NSLALP it is known.
              "Slow Hand"

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                Drew, Thanks man and no kidding! It is massively bass driven but has plenty of middle and treble as well.

                And thanks guy, Dad is thoroughly happy with it!
                If I ever get in TSO I'll be sure to use it.

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                  Come a long way.


                  Also. Apologies for putting this in "General Music Discussion." My bad.

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                    #10
                    This thread is awesome.

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                      #11
                      Too damn cool - congratulations to your dad, man!

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                        #12
                        Listening to the clip now - chonk

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                          #13
                          Wow! Your playing gives me some false impression that such a thing would play itself, thus enabling even someone like me to play better. Makes me wonder what I would do if I sold every guitar I have... wouldn't be enough for one of those, bit y'know!

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                            #14
                            This is not helping my gas, currently have a deposit on a new one....
                            Also your playing is fucking

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                              #15
                              Goddamn that looks great, I'd love to get my hands on a nicely yellowed Norln LPC. Also, what on earth was going on with the hardware before you swapped it? Those tuners looked awful!
                              www.terra.band

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                                #16
                                Man, that looks awesome. I also love the picture of your dad holding it, he just looks... Satisfied, proud, lucky, and content, sort of all rolled into one, and it's an awesome look. It's subtle, but it's in his eyes, and you can't fake that.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by DingusMaximus View Post
                                  Wow! Your playing gives me some false impression that such a thing would play itself, thus enabling even someone like me to play better. Makes me wonder what I would do if I sold every guitar I have... wouldn't be enough for one of those, bit y'know!
                                  Hahahaha. It's funny you mention that. This guitar has the "fretless wonder" frets and they are terribly low but somehow I still able to play it fairly well, all things considered. The action is low and you can get a grip because the next isn't huge as a 58' or 59'. I will say however, trying to Steve Vai tapping licks take some effort.

                                  Nick - Cheers man! Thank you!
                                  What kind are you getting?

                                  Ryan - So, essentially, this guitar had a "Nashville" bridge and Grover Imperial Tuners. The bridge was actually fairly comfortable all things considered when were initially trying to fix it and someone routed it completely different than it was supposed to be. Luckily, Dad fixed all of that. The only thing he didn't do was the wiring, cause' he couldn't get it quite right. So he had a guy completely redo it. But yeah, it's crazy how many proper parts were missing. At least the Original T-Tops were still in there! Those pickups are like $350 a piece.


                                  Drew - Right? It brings me great joy. I love seeing that man happy, he works hard and has taken care of all of us in the family.
                                  God Bless him. I'm lucky enough he lets me play it.

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                                    #18


                                    So I didn't realize Dad uploaded this.

                                    This was when he put the guitar back together to see if it would work when it had the wrong bridge and tuners. I think this was the first time I ever played it actually?
                                    So this is my actual 1st impression. It's kind of funny to watch because I was devastated that 90's Goldtop sounded no where near as good and I adore that guitar!

                                    There was a terrible "hum."
                                    Funny enough, this is actually Dad's Marshall 1984 JCM800 Modded I'm playing through and this tone is waaaayy better than a Spark. Plus I played some Whitesnake and Lynch for fun.

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                                      #19
                                      GOD DAMN IT.


                                      It sounds SOOOO glorious! Those Whitesnake riffs! Crazy.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Ghost. View Post
                                        Nick - Cheers man! Thank you!
                                        What kind are you getting?
                                        Just been looking at a new black/ebony board one, just the standard one really.

                                        They are 4k though so a massive outlay. Uk prices on gibson have gone stratospheric sadly.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by playstopause View Post
                                          GOD DAMN IT.


                                          It sounds SOOOO glorious! Those Whitesnake riffs! Crazy.
                                          Hahaha, thank you Sir! Always a good time.

                                          Nick - You search Reverb long enough, you might be able to find one for less.

                                          And I believe it. Custom Shops are absurdly expensive for no reason really other than the name.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Ghost. View Post

                                            Hahaha, thank you Sir! Always a good time.

                                            Nick - You search Reverb long enough, you might be able to find one for less.

                                            And I believe it. Custom Shops are absurdly expensive for no reason really other than the name.
                                            Yeah used prices are like 3750 vs 4k for a new one. The gibson used market is a joke. Not helped by difficulties getting stock into the UK at the moment. Most of the ones on reverb are beat to shit and I get thst gibson makes guitars to wear easily but if I'm basically paying the same money I'd rather wear it out myself.

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                                              #23
                                              That is awesome!

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                                                #24
                                                That's one killer sounding LP

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                                                  #25
                                                  Man, this sounds incredible! What pickups are those? Great score Dad!
                                                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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