Les Paul Jr vs SG Jr, LP single cut, double cut

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  1. chilipeppermaniac

    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    I have always liked the double cut LP's. Being curious by nature I have to ask for your input regarding experiences and thoughts on 1 pickup SG Jr's, LP Jr in single or double cuts and also 2 pickup double cuts.

    As can be witnessed in pics, hardware options also vary, ie. Wrap tail pc vs bridge and stop tail.

    Thanks in advance.

    Here is one I find quite beautiful.

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    Single cut

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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    And a Les Paul Special dual P 90 pickup version.


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    Any background on History timelines, electronics, neck sizes, Fretboard options etc are greatly appreciated.

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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Learn Something new every day, Thanks Phil X. TV yellow=white in black and white TV days!!!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSUjR5PZdlA"]VAN HALEN TIME!! 1959 LES PAUL JUNIOR 01318 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    And a little more learning from George Gruhn

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f7aK03pEDA"]1955 Gibson Les Paul TV - THE GEORGE GRUHN ® GUITAR SHOW (Season 2) - TMNtv - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOmQNTjzNHc]Gibson 1960's Les Paul SG Special Jr - THE GEORGE GRUHN ® GUITAR SHOW (Season 2) - TMNtv - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    One I sold recently to fund my LP '60s Tribute.

    A Tokai.

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    What George said!:naughty:
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    HAHA Kris.

    I'd love to see a nice under the hood pic or 2 of the pots, wiring, caps etc, plus any info about the pickups used. How different were the P90's of the older Jr's compared to today's P90's?

    Also Sgt, That Tokai is a lovely guitar. Hope the new owner is enjoying it.
     
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    I'd have any of them. But for me the SG junior is just that bit more versatile and easier to play...

    I did have a Lester Junior and the tone was similar but better at darker tones (often more timber = darker tone) I had to sell at the time but I'd be chuffed to have it back..

    It's odd that for me I can seem to get more versatility out of an SG junior than I can a Stratocaster (which I'm certainly not knocking either)

    Bu adding a treble bleed cap to the volume pot of a junior I can get an airy jangle to a decent jazz bloom to a singing compressed (still sort of clean lead)
    Adding overdrive, just multiplies the fun...

    I guess I'm a bit of an old fart and don't want to play any other guitar...

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    True answer? Not much at all. Gibsons current p-90s sound much as they always have, there is no need to spend big money for a such and such boutique p-90.

    The difference is the guitar they were put in. Old guitars just sound older and just more synchronised.

    I must say that the satin finish juniors of recent years although looking a bit threadbare, seem to sound quite a bit like good 60s juniors, kind of wild and unrestrained. Whilst my early 90s one sounds dark and moody. Both work well on stage...

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    Dave Gregory of XTC has several and has written enthusiastically and knowledgeably about his experience of them:

    Pick Of The Month - July 2000
    Pick Of The Month - July 2002
    Pick Of The Month - February 2003
    Pick Of The Month - February 2004

    It's a funny site with frames so hard to link to, but I urge you to check out all of the links above and the full set of his guitar collection here (under Pick of the Month) if you haven't already

    Guitargonauts

    You don't have to like XTC to like his guitars (SG Special in part 2)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3q6D686ABo"]The sound of XTC - Dave Gregory's vintage guitars- Part One- - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiHZWxdO5BI"]The sound of XTC - Dave Gregory's vintage guitars- Part Two- - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd1mPCgFBhQ"]The sound of XTC - Dave Gregory's vintage guitars- Part Three- - YouTube[/ame]

    But you should check out XTC too if you haven't already as they are a great guitar band - chose this vid at random but there are so many great songs of theirs.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYupSHWEJxA"]XTC - The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    P90s NEED to be ran thru 500K audio tapers to perform their best...I ditched the sorry stock 250K volume pot in my old '06 SG Jr, put a vintage set of 500ks (which is what vintage P90s used) and that alone turned that SG into a beast! Even more so when I put a vintage clear bobbin P90 in it, but the stock P90s now are great. A pot change to 500K most certainly helps it reach maximum potential...(that goes for ALL Gibson pickups IMO)
     
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    He loved it, but decided to treat himself on his 40th birthday to
    a SG Classic, and sold the Tokai to help fund it.

    I'm sure that whoever has it is loving it.
     
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    JimD, that's the site where I found out what exact model my junior is,
    before I joined this forum.

    Until then I only knew what the warranty said, "TV".
     
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    I have a Les Paul Junior fake. I suspect it's Japanese. I picked it up cheap. It plays and sounds nice and have been happy with it.

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    But my favorite is my PRS SE One Korina. I really love the tone and how it plays. So, you see, I like to channel my inner Leslie West! I guess I am more partial to the Les Paul Junior.

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    Snagged a used '07 Epi '57 Reissue Junior a while back and really like it a lot. Sounds and plays great.


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    Johnny Depp has an COOL double cut Les Paul :dude:

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    Love this Beauty...:applause:
     

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