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(@embrace_the_darkness)
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Just got back from puchasing my new guitar (didn't know quite what I was going to buy, but knew I was going to get something :lol:)

Anyway, I ended up buying a Les Paul copy (at least, thats what my research leads to me to understand :D). The neck is so smooth, with great action and sound. It's got more knobs than my other guitars, so I'll have plenty of settings to mess about with :D From what I've played so far, the sound is sweet; bringing everything from a mellow blues feel to a nice rock 'n' roll, though I'll definately be sticking to the Yamaha to play anything heavy, it just copes so well with the low notes while in Drop-C tuning.

Here's some pic's I took;

and here it sits with its brothers and sisters :lol:

Guess I'm going to have to come up with a new name now. Hmmmm.......

Xander, Xavier, Xena and Xandra :D

Pete

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Very nice new guitar and very nice collection Pete!

I'm a LP user too. Change the knobs positions and also the pickup selector, there is a lot of sounds in that guitar. It's very fun.

Congrats! :D


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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"Guess I'm going to have to come up with a new name now. Hmmmm....... "

Pete, you've been watching too much X-Factor.....I suggest Bill, or George, anything but Xue!!!!!

:D :D :D

Vic

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We're gonna need some kind of roster or something here to tell who everyone is. :lol: Oh ... nice Les Paul copy .... real nice!

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grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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I suggest Bill, or George, anything but Xue!!!!!

Vic

That will be Xill and Xeorge.

Nice guitar collection there, Pete. How much you got it for if you don't mind telling ? Now you need that twelve string now to complete the collection, don't ya ? :twisted:


   
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(@embrace_the_darkness)
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I'll be getting a 12 string in the next month or so i hope (I'll probably wait till I get the next paycheck! :lol:)
I'm looking at maybe getting this one; http://www.playrecord.net/guitars/12-string-guitars/fender-cd140s-12-string.p668.html

Rahul: I got the LP for £100 (roughly $200 U.S.) second/hand - though you'd never know it'd been played before; the salesman said he remembered the guy bringing it in a few days before, saying it was an unwanted present from his parents :shock: 8)

Pete

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Pete, I tried out a very similar Fender 12-string recently - had a very sweet tone. That one was in a 2nd-hand shop, too - when I went back to have another look, it had been sold....£85 it went for. I've also owned a Stagg acoustic - you might find the Fender has a slightly lower action (even for a 12-string) that takes a little getting used to. Bear in mind also that 12-strings usually come with VERY light strings, and if I'm not mistaken, you prefer a heavier gauge.... I think they normally come with 9's for the main set, although if I remember correctly, the 12-string I owned had an 8 for the D string in the "octave" set.

In the end I settled for a sound-hole pickup for my acoustic....but I'm still gassing, and I've still got some money left, so who knows......

:D :D :D

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Thanks for the info Vic!

I had forgotten just how high the action is on my Stagg compared to other acoustic's until I tried some out in the shop the other day! As for strings, I have moved to lighter ones on the Stagg, as although the heavier strings were giving a great sound, they did make it somewhat more difficult to play. Lighter strings might make a welcome change, even on the 12 string! :lol:

Pete

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hey. that is actually a very nice looking copy les paul. in one photo the binding ad pick guard had a yellowy color. that would be a nice look for the guitar. is it just the pic or is the binding 'aged'.

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The binding and the pickguard do have a slightly aged-yellowly look, which is part of what drew me to it - it just looked a bit different to all the other guitars which had white pickguards.

The Stagg acoustic also has the aged-yellow colouring on the binding, the bridge, and the pegs which hold the strings in too. Sitting next to each other, they really compliment each other's looks - another reason I was drawn to it, I think :lol:

Pete

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Apparently, there are most LP copy makers than I thought. (Esp the Agiles, SX etc)

Gibson's campaign to stop 'fake' LPs in the market - :lol:


   
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Seems the best Gibson could do was stop people from copying their head stock. That one is close too. All but the little dip in the middle.

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The headstock of Pete's Yamaha is even more inspiring...

Samick makes some weird headstocks too.


   
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Nice mirror finish on that one.

Bright!!! 8)

Bish

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The headstock of Pete's Yamaha is even more inspiring...

Every time I've taken that guitar into a shop (two shops at uni, one in luton and one in brighton) the staff in the shop have asked me to sell it to them, just because of that headstock! :lol:

Pete

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