All user reviews for the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008
iamqman's review"Anything but standard"
This guitar features to volume control knobs and two tone control knobs as well as two humbucker pickups. You also get a pick up select that will give you each individual pick up and the position between each of the two pick ups so you have a total of three different sounds. This is a great guitar for hard rock and metal all way to pop country type tones. This is also great guitar that can be in a drop tuning setting up for the new modern metal players.
The tone of this guitar is pretty stellar and it's sound and its fills the air. These are the kind guitars and many hard rock and metal players would use in combination with the Mesa boogie amplifiers as well as Marshall amplifiers. With a Marshall amplifier it is a match made in heaven. It has a great balance and really compliments each piece of gear on its own. The humbuckers in the Gibson Les Paul are not my favorite and I generally would switch those out if I were you for something much more musical than what they offer in the stock guitar.
At new these guitars come in right around $2600 which is a pretty expensive for most people's budgets. This is a professional guitar and certainly not a beginners guitar for someone trying to learn how to play the electric guitar. This is pretty high-priced but then again this is a very well-built and extremely amazing sounding guitar. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone is looking for good rock 'n roll guitar that will be a benefit in the recording studio as well as anyone gigging actively.
Hatsubai's review"The new chambered Les Paul"
I really dislike the chambering that they did on the new Standard. Without a doubt, it relieved some weight from these things, and that's a good thing. However, I feel it took a hit on tone. I'll get to that later. However, I really like these tuners over the normal Les Paul Standard models. Every guitar should have locking tuners installed, even if it has a floyd. It just makes string changing so much easier. The locking Neutrik jack is also very cool. This model actually has an asymmetrical neck which tapers with the bass side being heavier. It feels much more natural in the hand than most normal necks, and it really adds to the playability of the guitar.
Since it's chambered, it tends to sound "airier" than the old Standard. To me, that's a minus. It can sound good on strats, but Les Pauls are supposed to sound thick and huge. This has a softer top end and looser bottom end that leads to everything sounding not quite right. They also used a solderless pickup system or something in this, so replacing pickups generally means you're going to replace everything. That's not a huge deal for me, however, as I dislike the stock Gibson pickup and electronics.
If you're looking for a Les Paul Standard, I recommend checking out the older models or the new Traditional model. It's a much better sounding guitar without the chambering. They sound tighter, thicker and just overall bigger. When shopping for a Les Paul, never forget to check for both tuning stability and fretwork as those are generally the two biggest issues with these things.
be23's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My number one ..."
The handle is called "asymmetric", ie more C-shaped end side ropes acute and more serious side potbellied C strings. Anyway, it is rather thin (but not too much, it is not an Ibanez not more), and is probably the most comfortable I have had in my hands handle (which is very subjective).
The 2008 version has a body that has "room tone" that have been much, much virtual ink on the forums ...
According to Gibson, these recesses are designed to reduce and balance the guitar, but also add more sustain.
According to a number of guys on the forums (some of which are so active that one wonders if they play music from time to time ...), the current timber is of poor quality and do not dry long enough, and suddenly they are heavier than the wood of the past (the famous "before it was better"), where the holes to lighten the whole.
From my point of view, to have tried both models, the current Paul are actually lighter and well balanced. It certainly there is a slight difference in sound (a sound more "open" on the current models, especially noticeable in the clear coat), without it being obvious either.
To sustain is kif kif, the recesses bring nothing but detract either.
All that can be read on the other, in my opinion, it's bullshit, not to say of masturbation ...
Given what is said above, the guitar is light, balanced, and provided with a handle that is a model of comfort.
Access to acute is consistent with what one would expect from a Les Paul, ie freestyle.
Fat, full, warm, powerful, round, these are the adjectives that come to mind to describe the sounds that offers this guitar.
The pickups are simply outstanding in my opinion, they have both a vintage grain magnify sounds clear and light crunch (mention A + to neck pickup), but their magnet Alnico V also allow excesses high Dantesque gain, the microphones cashing unflinchingly huge saturation rates, keeping a good accuracy in all circumstances, coupled with the subtly delicious fat enveloping sound.
Plugged into a two Orange body just trembles if you push the distortion, a powerful, warm and always register with a vintage identity. It seems that around the guitar and the amp may collapse, great!
The pickup is slamming solos become intelligible in all circumstances, and rock rhythms are still unstoppable. Its clear, the microphone is less at ease, but you can still learn things quite friendly.
This is the guitar that I know will never part (unless you my pic)! I sometimes use others to vary or repeat try, but I always come back to my Les Paul.
It seems there are very poorly finished or poorly adjusted, this was absolutely not the case with mine (I got it new). Its cosmetic condition was impeccable, finishes adjustments.
In my humble opinion, his reputation is well deserved. Its price is clearly prohibitive, but the sensations it provides are unique.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Qill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mouais ....."
Mahogany body with maple table + rooms tonal
Asymmetric neck profile 22 boxes stuck in touch with Mahogany Rosewood
2 humbucking Gibson Burstbucker Pro Alnico V
Neutrick locking jack
2 volumes, 2 tones and 3-position selector
Easel Gibson Tune-O-Matic tailpiece Gibson Stopbar
Binding edge of the body and handle
Asymmetric handle: it's not as big as a handle 50 and handle 60 as fine as it is a mix of both, comfort? I have not really felt more is good but not transcendent, it's not a Wizard neck with Ibanez
The room-tone sen knows how to make the guitar lighter, like I have not felt it to be lighter than a Traditional, you can not pass from one to two
The mechanical self-locking are no utilities were always the famous de-tuning on the G string, the nut is to be revised
The Neutrik locking jack, without interest, it's more a gimmick than anything else
The room tone gives a little something after one likes or dislikes, I remain puzzled, empty the guitar sounds good but once connected it's a little disappointment, surely ought to Burstbucker Pro? being a regular on the Les Paul Classic 90 (full room) and Tradional (hole room) I prefer the widely Tradional 50 or 60 equipped with the Classic 57 and 57 +, the Standard of his aptly named it ' is very standard we do not feel the stuff that makes you get into the shoes of Jimmy Page, Kravitz, Joe Perry ... this bluesy rock aggressiveness this vintage dusty depths of his bourbon and Tennessee with the side that stains like greasy cheeseburger bills, it's happening everywhere very versatile, it lacks character as Babybel or Laughing Cow nothing to do with good old Rock-Fort
It remains none the wiser, as the group looks gentle way of life: it's not spit but it's not the same ...
as they come out in 2012 found the Standard model from 2008 to 1800 € instead of € 2200 is too expensive for what it is ... I had my Traditional for less than that
Other surprises electronics, microphones are plug jack on the whole in a printed circuit changed for mics or knobs it's a pain ... must be found the bases, just like the change not hurt anyone else or for more crados ago ear cleft (wired connection) so, I abandoned the idea of the switch Burstbucker 2 & 3, at risk of becoming unsaleable in time given the number of changes
I took out of the 2012 for me to take this guitar, in the end a new experience rather brief since I sold it, I prefer the Traditional 50/60 and Classic 90
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
dadav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I tried a "Stetbar" vibrato but he did not agree, then return the gizmo to the dealer.
22 frets with technology "Plek" who wants to handle better calibrated and paste special for more performance. Channel or 50's or 60's but asymmetric, which dusting the shape of the hand, ie d, larger and finer inch side to the opposite side.
standard buttons: 2 volumes and 2 tones.
A 3-position selector.
Handle great and if it is coupled with good microphones, you can go "shredding", and yes, on one LP!
Access to the treble is a bit difficult. It's not a Strat. But you get used to being limited except if one wants to play the Satch: complicated acute attacks and no vibrato. But who cares ........ because if we choose a LP is to have an LP, does not it?
It depends on his side pickups you put into it.
The original Pro Burstbuckers are not my cup of tea. I have turned and I installed the Gibson "The Original" HB-R and HB-L.
I love them and for me the true sound of an LP is not at all "Bare Knuckles - The Mule" as we say here and I installed it and then fired. The true sound of a good Les Paul are undoubtedly the Gibson "The Original" HB-R and HB-L. They were created by Bill Lawrence Gibby and end of 80's to late 90's. BL after split from Gibson.
The light is great: I play the "Stray Cats" with one of my groups, with a delay rockabilly genre. In crunch and distortion I play rock and 70's is the bomb, killing one, and i like ..... voila!
I have the past year and a half.
I had at least 25 guitars since I was 15, starting with a TV Rican (I'm missing bcp) via the "Gretsch Nashville, Tennessee Rose, Country Gentleman" and ending with many other good and bad .
Well my favorite is by far the LP. The telecaster too, if I could buy ... but the other Mexican and you keep them, I'm a purist!
(Yeah, I know, the Mex are as good as riaines, blah, blah blah, it's in my head all that, blah, blah .... I say keep them I want it!)
As for the price of LP, it's still expensive despite years and years where the model has not changed despite the bcp so-called technical changes.
It is better to buy a secondhand at 1300 €. I would have done it, and I tried, but the 3 or 4 dealers that I contacted were not too accommodating chelous and then I got it new ...
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
woodoocry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
handle that is worth the purchase alone, it's super comfortable, the weight is really nickel, it is not pete back in 5 or 6 hours of repeats, access to acute worthy of paul so good ... huhu
we get a really Excellent sound, I play mainly blues.
at the sound, it is excelente, I play blues, rock 70's is easy, I have a gibson classic ri 1960, one sg std, a gibson studio is my favorite of the, very comfortable , a pure pleasure to play.
I play on Fender blues deluxe amp, H & K statesmann Quad EL84, marshall fender blues junior Class5 it sounds anywhere without making head for the settings!
I had it for 5 months ...
This guitar has obviously not too popular, I do not understand why I try the traditional, I found nothing bandaging, a weight to the former, a huge round, there was just the pickups that I kicking well if not for the rest it reminds me of my studio ... bof what ...
the fact that the 2008 is chambered, gave her a very nice, more rounded and warm, it's not at all "slamming" as some say, especially a person is not very very GIBSON was shit! assymtrique handle is squarely fall is truly a marvel! mics suit me well, I will change not clear, I preferr change those for my classic 57 'to see ...
Briefly, modern guitar and excelente finishes on top for me, a sound to fall, and comfort behavior and negligible non!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
chris75009's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- 22 frets
- Fixed bridge gibson modernisbr /> - Vol classical tone selector
- Asymtrique new handle, very comfortable
- The handle is very comfortable
- No special problem for Access in acute ... it is a good Les Paul (thick heel)
- Not too heavy (acoustic chambers in the box)
- Ze Sound! a real Les Paul ... great personality ... it is recognized that from 1000 the
- I play music diffrent bcp and this in every style ... it is versatile Trs (good j'avoine Mesa lonestar classic with a boost or a marshall g-system with the Xotic pedals ... )
- See above
- Sounds in saturated fat and clean .... but trs intermediate in crystal-clear ...
- I love everything about this guitar, it is excellent .... It is true that the violin is more of PRS affte, rare ... (But then I had 3 PRS - CE24 CU22 and 513 and yet I take more pleasure in the instrument unique 'with Les Paul. Of course, the top is to have a Super Start, a Les Paul, and SWP well nice type ...
- 5 months
- The most: versatility, sonic identity / least ... wait ... I'm looking for ... can be a bit less precise tuning my PRS .... but there's no kms ..
- Yes, a test of R8, the CS Paul, and another 2008 standard flame
- It is still too expensive if you pay!
- Yes, I would choose this new
Hallyd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
21 boxes and two micro Burstbucker Pro
2 volumes and 2 tones a 3 position selector
AA Scult mahogany table, maple neck 60s'
Good departing somewhat above as access to acute frankly were not that great of a pass because Ibanez SC 620 has a Les Paul are not ben living Ibanez photo for access to acute and then ben ben working a little more concerns after finding how to place my hand in terms of weight bin is true that it's still heavy but with a good strap wide and well padded too much trouble for me for the weight! I say 9 / 10 but only for the weight and perhaps for access to acute because it is true that starting is not very simple.
As for the style of bin zic it has its place because I play blues, rock, pop and also from hard rock to hard but I still prefer my Ibanez SC 620 is equipped with Fred / Paf pro me asked why the Ibanez rather than my Les Paul because it's my ears tell me that it looks better that mean it's an opinion that is only my opinion! like a Marshall amp I 59 SPL Hendrix reissue plexi box on a 4 * December 1960 AV for me really the top of the top in terms of effects I use a Vox Tonelab LE, but I do not use any amp simulation Regarding the sound it obtiends sound very fat but a little less I find that with the old configuration was an easel with T498 and R490 in a round, but beware that hard anyway!
I recently and I can say that I love everything about this now since my scratching problem of access to high frequencies are ancient history and the weight I do not really dérrange.
The value for money bin is always too expensive but it's a Les Paul so I do not plainds!
And if it again without a doubt I would do this choice!
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