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Gibson Les Paul DC Pro
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Gibson Les Paul DC Pro

LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson belonging to the Les Paul series.

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« Cool double cut LP »

Publié le 08/01/11 à 18:44
The double cuts never really caught on, and I think it's because guitar players are pretty finicky when it comes to changing traditional things. I have to admit that I sometimes fall in that camp as well. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, hard tail bridge, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.


UTILIZATION

If you can get past the looks, these guitars are generally pretty good, solid guitars. They seem to be built fairly nice, but I experienced some fretwork issues on a few that were in the store. Gibson still has some QC issues, so you really need to play all of these before ultimately buying them. The good thing is that they were all fairly resonant sounding. That means that any fretwork issues or nut issues can usually be corrected by a competent luthier without too much of a hassle.

SOUNDS

This guitar was killer, but it had aftermarket pickups installed in it. The guitar had a JB and a Jazz installed. The JB in the bridge is awesome for everything from blues to metal. It can really do every genre, it's that versatile. The mahogany body helps keep the JB sounding fat, and the bass on it is perfect enough to where it's not super tight to where it sounds sterile but it's also not super loose to where it sounds flabby. The Jazz in the neck is like a cleaner, more polite 59. It has a bit more treble and sounds a bit more linear, but it delivers some awesome clean and lead tones. I find that it's a bit clearer sounding than the 59.

OVERALL OPINION

The guitar is pretty interesting in terms of looks, but you really have to like the looks to buy this thing. I found that the pickups that were installed in this were pretty cool. In fact, if you get one of these, I recommend replacing the pickups with something like these or similar. They can really make these guitars come alive. Don't forget to replace the pots, too. A lot of Gibson pots have awful tolerances.
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