What do you think of this upgrade on a Gibson LP Standard?

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  1. PaulMorningisde

    PaulMorningisde New Member

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    Do you think this was worth the £1500 in upgrades or should I have left it as it was? It plays absolutely brilliantly!

     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    If you like it, and you had £1500 to spare, that's all that matters. It wouldn't be to my taste.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Don, I wonder if you coulda helped your countryman and made him a 3d Printed one for lots less.

    Just kiddin. Now I will watch the video.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Paul, I am in agreement with Don. If it makes you happy and the job they did was up to the level of exceptional craftsmanship that meets your scrutiny, that is all that matters.

    Enjoy your Les Paul for all it is created to be.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Paul, here is a funny tidbit. In my state called Maryland, We have a town in the suburbs of Baltimore County called Essex as well.

    DonP may already know this and may have seen my "Upgraded" Les Paul. I had to ask myself if I had made a prudent decision having made a similar proportionate outlay of cash for upgrades to my under $400 USD Epiphone Les Paul.

    Here is mine and the details of the upgrades are, first I put a set of 1979 T Top uncovered Gibson pickups in it. These pickups alone were almost as expensive as the guitar itself was. The second mod was to have a bone nut cut and installed by a very good luthier in Baltimore. The nut install cost between $100 and $125 USD if I remember right. So, all in all my mods cost more than my guitar did.
    BUT, along with that nut came a pro setup and he told me he attended to any frets that were loose or sprouting on the ends. He said Epi does not use glue on their frets so it happens sometimes.

    Does your shop you used have a web site?
     
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    that's gonna be a hard pass for me.
    Perfect guitar for that band...

    personally I dislike the Darkness and Poison with the same extreme vigor.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    My Epi. Before

    EPI LP EPI PUPS.jpg

    After.

    Epi LP in Foam for Anvil.jpg
     
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    "What do you think of this upgrade on a Gibson LP Standard?"
    It's posted in the wrong forum.:cool:
     
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    I don't think it is. Can you imagine the snot-storm that awaits him over there?
     
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    Biddlin , you are soooo bad.
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Other guitars might be the appropriate sub forum, but why should he observe the titles, no one else does anymore. Hell, we'll have PRS questions here before long.
     
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    My PRS SE wraparound is the best fixed bridge for exact intonation. Why can't other companies do that.

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    "Upgrade" seems to be a highly subjective term... Would chicks know the difference? No. Money better spent on beer then. (or a cheap red second hand car with a Ferrari sticker on the hood to drive them home in after the gig)
     
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    I would have tried to keep the black one as is.

    Then find a beat-up one that needed new frets to do the rebuild with.

    I'd be concerned about the neck's strength & integrity now along with the frets holding into that reflective material.

    It's possible the one you've copied has a stronger maple or somehow reinforced neck in the first place.

    You wanted an honest opinion . . .
     

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