All user reviews for the Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus 2011 '60s Slim Taper Neck
Contrary to what I read in another review, there is no push pull on the knobs. Or maybe they forgot to put them on mine? No seriously, this is a basic electronics: 2 doubles, a volume / tone with a microphone, a 3-position selector and basta. The rest is up to the amp and fingers to do ...
Level finish is correct, but it is not on the Japanese or even Asian standards at present in general, it is clear that at this level, Gibson charged its brand. I do not care, I think that's part of the myth, but I understand that some people find it unacceptable for a skyscraper over 1,500 euros. After that, there are more important in life, and if the guitar is played things, it does not remain intact for years. Do not forget that we have a nitro lacquer (which smell when you open the case the first time!), And by dint of playing, it develops a patina, it lives, it's working ...
On the button, I like this color in-between, and then it reduces the precision in the definition of notes.
The neck profile, the 60's neck is super fluid, once settled action ... Yeah this is Gibson, they manufacture in the U.S., they do not go the more you adjust the guitar before you deliver ... It is clear that it is as a political means, but ... Tone Pros bridge, it's not too bad rule anyway ... Access to acute is ... Gibson Les Paul, so it is playable, but not super ergonomic, everyone knows.
The body is "chambered", it has advantages and disadvantages:
Maybe less, you lose fat and thickness what is gained in resonance, because by then it was against the sustain was a typical sound a bit pinched without plugging the guitar, which improves gradually to measure time. Another big advantage is weight. Yeah it's not "completely solid" but where is the fun to end a rehearsal or concert with the back destroyed because everyone not a strap or top level of the dorsal muscular enough to take the weight a massive Les Paul on his shoulders. I think Gibson knows modernize while keeping the "spirit", and that's not so bad.
The sound is modern, it may be so that are sometimes mixed reviews on this guitar. However, this sound is open, clear and well defined. By adjusting the height of microphones, I did not have huge volumes of differences between bridge and neck. It sounds good, and with time the sound opens. So sure it's less fat than Les Paul Standard or a PAF equipped 57, but why not consider changing the pickups before ruin the reputation of this guitar?
In a modern amp head, I assure you that when you do good big tumble grraouh with this shovel, it goes something ... Nothing like a drummer to calm a bit intrusive!
The clean sounds are widely usable, playing with the tone you break a little treble is not so bad, because sometimes it shears rather, it is a little dry. But crunch and distortion, everything thoroughly, it's good!
I played for almost 2 years, I think she gets better, she earns resonance vacuum, it is still easy to play and enjoyable. I remake that choice in order to have a piece of legend Les Paul without buying a Faded and putting 600 euros less than for a standard. Maybe I will choose another color to make more Les Paul "classic", but the blue Manathan Midnight is deep, with beautiful shades ... It is a skyscraper to discover, really pleasant, keep in mind that Gibson highlighting some modernism. You just need to approach it with an open mind a little ...
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Qill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" oh no ...."
Mahogany body as Traditional (weight relief) AA maple table, mine is blue I admit that it is successful
Mahogany neck profile 60 touches 22 frets maple roast
micro: 496R neck and 500T bridge (ceramic)
mechanical vintage tulip
Gibson and Stopbar and Tune-O-Matic
2 tone 2 volume with push / pull
the handle is fine it's 60, it is easy to feel comfortable it after we like it or not a matter of taste ...
the system of push / pull is rather fragile especially in the position where one draws the button on mine is a 360 but it still works good ...
side weight is lighter than the Classic 90s which was pretty heavy on the other hand it was a 100% full
the sound is modern microphones config is the same as the Flying V, the sound is a little brighter than the Gibson Classic 90 years, we are in more in the middles and treble that is where it is expressed best in the big drive it does well there's teeth, by the clean looks against cold is unattended after you have to play with the Tone ... and here it is the better side after the push / pull it immediately gives one side Jimmy Page, with a config Alnico 3 neck and Alnico 5 bridge in I think it may well blow test ... if you have a more open range system with single or dual I like but there is a difference of volume still
The black dot is the key "Baked Maple" even if you do not feel much difference if it is notable that visually because it really is ugly, it looks like a Ovaltine puked a bum lol
inventiveness of Gibson: reusing the name of a series that has card at the time and key changes the way ... the great guy except for the price you want to rosewood and maple if not all take a Stratocaster or Telecaster ... just for that I say no, we do not care where our mouth especially in nine can be Traditional
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Froideval's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This is a typical Les Paul with its strengths and weaknesses (access to acute and weight).
The pickups are very powerful. They need to use the volume to create nuances. The sound is heavy and not shiny. It is likely that I mounted microphones 57 and 57 to gain more flexibility.
I just buy it. I was looking for an absolutely typical Les Paul. I have tried several (Standard 2008, Tribute Studio 50, Les Paul Tradional). All are less powerful (question for microphones) and it thus becomes difficult to compare in terms of sound.
I found quite nice Studio 50 Tribute (humbeckers). I did not like the Tradional that I found very "clumsy" and a little rough to play.
The standard is very friendly and ergonomic but I really wanted a typical Les Paul I have not taken because it seems to be a hybrid with the body chamber and the resonance so special. It seems to be very versatile in terms of sound. In all cases more than the Classic (still a matter of choice of microphones in my opinion).
For the Classic, I like the handle 50 and appreciates that it is not chambered. It is very heavy in contrast to the standard 2008 which is super light and brighter. The volume knob and the other (tone) are effective. They do not affect the sound quality (when I fall I keep the volume of quality for clean).
Its appearance is beautiful and I appreciate that I have chosen is not too flamed (matter of taste). The day I changed the pickups I will do a comparison test with my Epiphone Standard Plus. Currently with the original pickups is useless as they are powerful (550T and 496R in the neck position).
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