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

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  • Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 02/20/09 at 03:25
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    For technical details, appointment of gibson.com, everything is there!
    I remember just a handle type 50's thick enough (but less than a telecaster baja anyway), and two classic microphones 57 and 57 + (it is primarily why I chose this model)
    setting nickel out of flight case, a good extra point.
    for finishing ... bah this is good!

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is super comfortable for those who love handles thick enough. very nice polish.
    the frets are quite unusual for me, fairly thin, but deep. ca suggests good accuracy and effective hammer and pull off: o)
    for access to acute bah is a les paul ... I move on.
    it's still heavy, even if the body is pierced way Emmentaler, but with......
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    For technical details, appointment of gibson.com, everything is there!
    I remember just a handle type 50's thick enough (but less than a telecaster baja anyway), and two classic microphones 57 and 57 + (it is primarily why I chose this model)
    setting nickel out of flight case, a good extra point.
    for finishing ... bah this is good!

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is super comfortable for those who love handles thick enough. very nice polish.
    the frets are quite unusual for me, fairly thin, but deep. ca suggests good accuracy and effective hammer and pull off: o)
    for access to acute bah is a les paul ... I move on.
    it's still heavy, even if the body is pierced way Emmentaler, but with a good strap, it's going.
    for sound, following entry: o)

    SOUNDS

    I just receive it, not yet tried with all my pedals and ptites cie ...

    has already empty, I am very impressed: nice resonance, sustain promising balanced sound ...
    plugged into a Peavey Classic 30, AC is confirmed: nothing to do with my Epiphone lp56GT (thankfully!). in the clean sound is warm but not rough. the knobs can be exploited very titillate the jazz happily. It responds well to the nuances of attacks.
    in crunch ... yiiiiiihaaaaa! I drool as much as my son who made his first tooth: o) it's hot, bold, dynamic and balanced.
    I have one small typed Xavier PRS with Seymour Pearly Gates. the violin is perfect, but ultimately too microphones medium / high for my taste. the, coat tails sound I want. thank you mr gibson, good pick!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Received yesterday, I will return my comments after the last excitation (if it passes).
    but I am very happy with my choice, especially since the price is very reasonable compared to the standard there is 1 or 2 years.
    before choosing this model, I tested the PRS (se), a standard 2008 (bof: microphones more aggressive and less thick plate of transparent electronics, yes, yes), a classic old (his great - even microphones - firebirst but color, like the wonder woman shorts ...)

    and then I came across the one in goldtop moreover ...

    I strongly pushed in rehearsal and in concert!
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  • Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 02/16/09 at 11:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Then it's simple asser
    United States-guitar
    -22 Frets
    Easel tunomatic + stop bar
    Micro-57 "and classic 57 'classic plus
    -2 Volume and 2 tone
    Nitrocellulose-lacquered (gaffe made it resistant to shock but not at the stand of shit)
    short a les paul if only for that I'll September 1 meter

    UTILIZATION

    Then it is not too worth discussing is monstrously heavy but I think it was that I love her
    over the access to acute and very ... how to say ... uh ... hardu to master so I think that's actually it's a matter of habit (slash and Zakk Wylde are the first examples)
    Here if the handle is big but I've seen asser largest notte about half the cash from home gibson but not......
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    Then it's simple asser
    United States-guitar
    -22 Frets
    Easel tunomatic + stop bar
    Micro-57 "and classic 57 'classic plus
    -2 Volume and 2 tone
    Nitrocellulose-lacquered (gaffe made it resistant to shock but not at the stand of shit)
    short a les paul if only for that I'll September 1 meter

    UTILIZATION

    Then it is not too worth discussing is monstrously heavy but I think it was that I love her
    over the access to acute and very ... how to say ... uh ... hardu to master so I think that's actually it's a matter of habit (slash and Zakk Wylde are the first examples)
    Here if the handle is big but I've seen asser largest notte about half the cash from home gibson but not surprising for this round of the paul.C is thick it faster than we do think it is very Gibsonian then disont 9

    SOUNDS

    Then it will start to be very interesting as well as evil in the les paul sounds of hell in three playground (we know them biensur: rock, blues and hard) but does not look too I do not myself such an experimental music disont quelquonque bah how to say it will be hard to make it sound, it's possible but its going to ask for means (both financial as musicalent) asser important
    Brief return has the cool part I play garage rock and punk-rock and it's perfect I know the branch different amp (marshall recess if it is not funny) type jcm 800 900 2000 and also silver and jubelee jmp even the head of the 30th anniversary brief and beautiful world (I know it's old-world) the sounds of hell after I have not tried the fender type amp or not I what else but I think if you meet the "rules" (volume of the amp has high gain donf) should work its sinnon the typical les paul sonn and I find that the micro much better than the 490R and 498T couple cheap gibson standard micro is one of the traditional dynamic range, and especially a grain and a more impossible gain more "vintage" dissolves it resembles the type of PAF
    That's it, we will go to 9

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used depui 1 month and I am delighted extremeent because I think Gibson was the effort to restore the tradition and he thinks a sale-price-all-then so much the better after I have sacr s element of comparison (gbson toujou .. again and I was not a tele)
    So a very good guitar its a very interresting avaec
    so I'll put a 10 (gibson-fan! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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  • Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 05/01/09 at 23:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Guitar factory in the United States, with the classic CHARACTERISTICS MODELS 50's for beginners of the handle. Unlike the standard 08, is the Traditional swisscheese (see forum post). Therefore less weight than the Les Paul Custom and cs but remaining in the habits of the brand.

    Both Gibson's problem remains wide. On the one hand finishing which, given the price, often severely PCHE. Whether varnishes, adjustments neck / body, there are always a few default. but these do not affect the sound or comfort.
    On the other hand for, like the diffrence between MODEL guitars are obvious. I test five MODELS store before acqurir mine: two excellent, two way and frankly dernire return the......
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    Guitar factory in the United States, with the classic CHARACTERISTICS MODELS 50's for beginners of the handle. Unlike the standard 08, is the Traditional swisscheese (see forum post). Therefore less weight than the Les Paul Custom and cs but remaining in the habits of the brand.

    Both Gibson's problem remains wide. On the one hand finishing which, given the price, often severely PCHE. Whether varnishes, adjustments neck / body, there are always a few default. but these do not affect the sound or comfort.
    On the other hand for, like the diffrence between MODEL guitars are obvious. I test five MODELS store before acqurir mine: two excellent, two way and frankly dernire return the factory, no doubt. It is therefore essential to try and buy the guitar on the net is more than deprecated.

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is fantastic. I come from a round of strata and yet I'm IMMEDIATE felt comfortable on the Les Paul. But it is a matter of taste.
    Ergonomics are good, lgrement Allgemeine, the guitar has a good balance when sitting. Standing, with a wide strap, you can take a set without too much difficulty.

    We obtain easily the most beautiful Les Paul, but I return below. Résumé to the balance between the two microphones is trs good and took their rle sparment they play perfectly.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is fairly typical vintage, it is of the 57 microphones installed on the MODEL. Nothing do with burstbuckers utiliss currently on LP. Here the sound is between Page and Duane Allman. The neck pickup can be a little lack of precision but is a delight for lovers of low mdium like me. The bridge pickup is even more typical than a custom.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Despite some excellent guitar problem finishes.
    It possde sound that typ trs must love to buy it. The report qualitprix, even in the nine is awesome.
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  • ;-) My first gibson ... and the last I 'love lol

    Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 06/18/11 at 18:36
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    Made in America, everything is brand reminds you to lol
    Channel lumberjack hat perfect grip for me which is 1.83 m.
    Micro 57, a real feast of sound!

    UTILIZATION

    is heavy then must immediately put Straplock
    it sounds right now nikel

    SOUNDS

    rythmiquedans am a cover band Guns'n'Roses guitar and it's perfect.
    I play with a jcm 900, it feels almost in appetite!

    OVERALL OPINION

    after 15 years of doubt, I finally started ... and yes it is a gibson bcp more expensive than a good Epiphone that sounds good ... but as soon as the gibson is connected we go into another world, nothing to do is incredible!
    Certainly not cheap but it is the guitar of your life, the one and only.
    ......
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    Made in America, everything is brand reminds you to lol
    Channel lumberjack hat perfect grip for me which is 1.83 m.
    Micro 57, a real feast of sound!

    UTILIZATION

    is heavy then must immediately put Straplock
    it sounds right now nikel

    SOUNDS

    rythmiquedans am a cover band Guns'n'Roses guitar and it's perfect.
    I play with a jcm 900, it feels almost in appetite!

    OVERALL OPINION

    after 15 years of doubt, I finally started ... and yes it is a gibson bcp more expensive than a good Epiphone that sounds good ... but as soon as the gibson is connected we go into another world, nothing to do is incredible!
    Certainly not cheap but it is the guitar of your life, the one and only.
    With the experience that I would not take the gibson ... I sell the 3 guitar and an amp for me to pay but no regret "only gibson is good enough"

    I have long hesitated between a slash and Cetta appetite Epiphone gibson ... if e price is double the sound is good and 10 times better!!

    and then it's a gibson boutde life not as a Chinese wood lol

    it can be done bobo what I say but I have waited 15 years before moving on gibson so take the time to find your "beautiful" and you will not be over
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  • The new Standard

    Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 06/23/11 at 17:55
    Gibson has recently started chambering their Les Pauls within the past few years. This is different from the weight reliving they've been doing for the past 30 years now. In response to those who dislike the chambering, they made the Traditional. This guitar features a weight relieved (but not chambered) mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany set neck with 22 frets, a tune-o-matic bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

    UTILIZATION

    These guitars seem to help bring Gibson back to the glory days that they were known for. The biggest improvement that these guitars have is that they're PLEK'd. For those that don't know, that means that the frets are......
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    Gibson has recently started chambering their Les Pauls within the past few years. This is different from the weight reliving they've been doing for the past 30 years now. In response to those who dislike the chambering, they made the Traditional. This guitar features a weight relieved (but not chambered) mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany set neck with 22 frets, a tune-o-matic bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

    UTILIZATION

    These guitars seem to help bring Gibson back to the glory days that they were known for. The biggest improvement that these guitars have is that they're PLEK'd. For those that don't know, that means that the frets are leveled with a machine. This eliminates any potential human errors that could occur due to rushing or other concentration errors. The nuts are cut nicely, but there are still a few out there with improperly cut nuts that need to be lightly filed. The guitars have some good weight, and they're all fairly resonant.

    SOUNDS

    These things sound pretty massive, just like a normal Les Paul should. The bridge has some nice bite, but it's pretty fat sounding overall. This gives a great classic hard rock and metal tone. However, I wish it would have more output and be a bit more clear. The neck pickup is fairly warm sounding, but it has some treble that I'm not entirely crazy about. My favorite pickup combo for these guitars is a JB/59 combo, so I'll probably swap that in when I get the time.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you're looking for a Les Paul, I highly recommend trying these guitars out. For the price, they're about the best you can buy. The R series is better overall, but they're also quite a bit more money. If you can afford one, by all means. I just feel these are the best bang for your buck Gibsons out there.
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  • Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 07/03/10 at 05:28
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    I will not dwell on the technical details since, in outline, if you clicked here, you know full well that this is a lespaul and what makes up roughly one lespaul.

    I take this opportunity just to correct a statement underneath the varnish is not nitro-cellulose, but that this is the now widespread, nitro lacquer finish. The handle is on the instrument simply stuck to the heel without artifice particular. Wood is a Brazilian mahogany (Source LesPaul forum).

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    If I take the look, I admit that Gibson has done his homework. Those who remember my tests throughout the 2000s know that I tended to fall on the scandalous stuff in Gibson jersey (not straight, nail poorly marked,......
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    I will not dwell on the technical details since, in outline, if you clicked here, you know full well that this is a lespaul and what makes up roughly one lespaul.

    I take this opportunity just to correct a statement underneath the varnish is not nitro-cellulose, but that this is the now widespread, nitro lacquer finish. The handle is on the instrument simply stuck to the heel without artifice particular. Wood is a Brazilian mahogany (Source LesPaul forum).

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    If I take the look, I admit that Gibson has done his homework. Those who remember my tests throughout the 2000s know that I tended to fall on the scandalous stuff in Gibson jersey (not straight, nail poorly marked, runs, settings again, polishing frets over again, ect) . On this guitar, everything is in place. I would note, however, finish a bit dull, with woods to look after all very standard.

    I also specify for noobs, that guitar is not chambered, but has some holes that have been carried over into the electronic part in order to use less precious mahogany and Allege, therefore, a guitar that would otherwise become too heavy.

    Note 7 seems to me perfectly justified. It was a good guitar, not flashy or spectacular finished.

    UTILIZATION

    Terms of use, the maximum harvest guitar that I distribute to lespaul despite some moyennetées found here and there. First, the sweetness of play is not complete, we are comfortably seated, but do not reach the playability of a tokai ls360 or a Gibson RI59. There is a tiny chouille below. By-cons, this increased resistance cords under your fingers is good for those who want to kick it without going through (as is the case for the two references above).

    SOUNDS

    The guitar sound showed low potency in the whole spectrum, with the exception of the treble and high mids who turned more sharply than the rest. I did not have several models of its kind on hand during my test, but in general, a model X of a Gibson LP does sound very rarely like his sister. That's why you can not say it enough, ALWAYS BUY LP YOU ACTUALLY TRIED. This kind of guitar can not be bought over the Internet. The 300 euro you save, you will lose it again the day of sale. You have been warned.

    Treble stopped for my taste a little too soon. He lacked the air at high frequencies and bass had a tendency to slightly boomer if we went back into the ropes. But the sound was a lot of substance in the medium, as in the grave; hauts-médiums/aigus and were very well represented in the spectrum.

    The responsiveness of the instrument is very good and we may well develop the nuances of play that are transcribed by the guitar. Be careful with microphones that tend to hire the game They are nervous and show a highly distinguished, even at low gain. By-cons, they offer the grain, gain, and show good for all uses except the clean insanity.

    Overall I thought the sound was good. Better even than the standard 2008. Definitely too analytical and polished for me and just missing his Les Paul.

    For cons, I found it did not twang, ease dynamic and detailed highs and radiating the tokai ls195, the most fierce competitor of that lp (between 1400-1800 euro).

    Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, it's a very good instrument in terms of sounds.

    OVERALL OPINION

    On this plan. My rating is very average for Gibson, despite having made efforts in its prices and quality on European soil, is still ill-placed in relation to its competitive pricing, especially on the Swiss market or guitar that is displayed around the 2500 euros.

    I also appreciated for this investment, woodwork and services that are commensurate with the investment. None of that on this instrument.

    I can, again, noting that the Swiss market, no protectionism, the Japanese Navigator as Tokai guitars are available at prices close to the Japanese price, if you know where to look. So, this LP is crushed on the plan and must play the role of hired gun. Both competing ring of hell and are even more enjoyable / nuanced playing.

    By-cons, the advantages of this Gibson is that you can find just about anywhere. Everyone does not have the patience / connection of an archaeologist to go find a rare gem among small vendors.

    The service before, as after sale of Gibson Switzerland is strongly discouraged. It is in fact what is worse at the European level with WHV Paris and two other three swindlers like that.
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  • Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 03/24/10 at 02:19
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    Bon bah Made in USA ^ ^ uh bah as if the others do all at gibson.com and then chose these micro 57 and 57 + classic I was fortunate to have a good handle fairly thick type 50 if I remember rightly one of the largest round Gibson (I have not said the biggest ^ ^) 22 fret 2 volume 2 tone Les Paul type what's more normal it are a brief thereafter.

    UTILIZATION

    Neck: I was pleasantly surprised when my friend in a store salesman told me I have a guitar that you ... I was testing is rather metalheads and a little geek time, the shock was impressive short jsui not to do my CV unlike what we think is pretty fast and nice (I compared with an ibanez round cake lol), the balance of the guitar......
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    Bon bah Made in USA ^ ^ uh bah as if the others do all at gibson.com and then chose these micro 57 and 57 + classic I was fortunate to have a good handle fairly thick type 50 if I remember rightly one of the largest round Gibson (I have not said the biggest ^ ^) 22 fret 2 volume 2 tone Les Paul type what's more normal it are a brief thereafter.

    UTILIZATION

    Neck: I was pleasantly surprised when my friend in a store salesman told me I have a guitar that you ... I was testing is rather metalheads and a little geek time, the shock was impressive short jsui not to do my CV unlike what we think is pretty fast and nice (I compared with an ibanez round cake lol), the balance of the guitar suits me very well and is better now than on SG which falls on the side of the handle, the weight ... Gibson not need to say more good agree if it's heavy but frankly we would not buy gibson otherwise. Access to acute are very obvious: / it must be recognized. Well after u have ever felt the same way that everybody does not sound that microphones brothel ... If not already think the brand has to look for all the grate the ligther gibson gold does not hesitate to put us one block of 250 kilo ... short as a result of weight and micro (I did not say that its not play) the sound are pretty easy to get out on any type of amp I plugged into a rocker 30, a vintage modern, a 6505, and a jvm a peavey who art mine's a bandit 112 not bad but brief.

    SOUNDS

    I play mostly rock hard rock tou these machin ... Bourin but even clean his fumbles with the dough but not hyper briant Elsewhere damage to short it suits me vai I keep it longer than I wanted. can Taté all styles with this versatile grate is well despite his penchant bluesy rock but I play it all after each his own. as stated above I just put it in a peavey bandit 112 not bad its pretty Sonen metal vai me but I caught a rocker30 I like her too. I love the heavy sound of the grate and uh I hate ... bah nothing obviously

    OVERALL OPINION

    After 1 year of use I am pleased finally soon I initially wanted to direct me to a PRS but its not too attracted to the final level sounds the traditional look of this guitar or its name attracted me more than others I really felt like having the best of Gibson in my hands finally here is brief. I love the weight and the sounds of the grate so surprising for the weight but I really like and do not mind I'm just standing for hours (until when I know ...) Despite a price rather consaquent if you come across a good clean finish and all as I have had this chance you tighten delighted compare to others who are more dear to me and my good ... I would do without a doubt this election is certain.

    Thank you for reading the story of my life lol Keep on rock'in the Free World to everyone and let you Bercz by the power of hard rock people
    In passing that the 9 because perfection does not exist
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  • huhu! ^ ^

    Gibson Les Paul TraditionalPublished on 07/30/10 at 14:34
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    Made in USA, Mahogany body and neck, Maple top, body has holes to reduce weight, although less than the standard model which is hollow Oo, finally I think I taught you nothing. ^ ^
    handle 50, a truncated tree but it's so good!
    I got this guitar dificult because the model "Honey Burst" (most enjoyable) was in stock at any store or website can I find it a pity!
    of beautiful finishes for a great guitar, has nothing to say to the level she is beautiful, the head of the bridge is a marvel!
    I just change the buttons parcque those of its origin but its ugly they're crazy ...
    The classic humbuckers 57 and 57 + typed a bit of vintage is pure happiness, in short XD

    UTILIZATION

    A handle......
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    Made in USA, Mahogany body and neck, Maple top, body has holes to reduce weight, although less than the standard model which is hollow Oo, finally I think I taught you nothing. ^ ^
    handle 50, a truncated tree but it's so good!
    I got this guitar dificult because the model "Honey Burst" (most enjoyable) was in stock at any store or website can I find it a pity!
    of beautiful finishes for a great guitar, has nothing to say to the level she is beautiful, the head of the bridge is a marvel!
    I just change the buttons parcque those of its origin but its ugly they're crazy ...
    The classic humbuckers 57 and 57 + typed a bit of vintage is pure happiness, in short XD

    UTILIZATION

    A handle terribly good (it just does not like at all, I was very surprised when my first test and it took time to adapt.)
    It is much too heavy but it is reflected in the sound, the lightest standard is sacrificed for me but it depends on is that we put a priority of the sudden she tends not to remain quietly on his belt when you run in trance music, which is why I installed straplocks, which allows the strap to clip to the body, it's cheap and good-or the nightmare is its neighboring Gibson geule break! ^ ^
    A rather poor access to acute fau say but hey it's quickly forgotten when the weakness sound! XD

    SOUNDS

    The good thing is happening to more serious, I play Punk, Rock, Funk, Grunge, and everything is the stuff, sometimes I also get up in the morning and make the metal too much trash.
    This guitar has a short definite potential in matters of distortion, it will be you ask him, 3 positions is little but its enough! ^ ^
    it is very clean in round bluesy sounds, from funk to hard but with a good pedal and the fact his neck pickups!
    A certain sound quality, a huge and ample sustain a presence Supreme ... bha jvais to 10!
    If you have the opportunity to try, it's expensive but if you love it does not tell ... not true? XD


    OVERALL OPINION

    its been a lil over a month that can separate me ^ ^
    I tried many guitars, Stratocaster (not bad hehe! a clean unforgettable), jaguar (as weird gear but we never know), lag imperator (a monster), the standard model, ESP eclipse (that of violence ^ ^ ) then it is what I chose for his presence, his Louque, and sonoritée hell!
    the price is pain in the ass and thought-provoking but hey .. vau on his shot at the base I was far from being attracted by Gibson, I thought she was too well known, industrial and commercial, I was party to a lag imperator, a good French ^ ^ and then after trying ... the lag is downright terrible, she vale broadly, the rate vintage and handle well round the Gibson made her take over, simply filled jsuis!! XD
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