After being somewhat disappointed with many of the Gibson LP offerings over the years (in particular I really didn't like the "LP Classic"), I decided to try out the Whale WSF 300 (Heritage Cherry Sunburst is my favorite), feel (I love the 60's neck profile), and sound. The tones that come out of this guitar are nothing short of heavenly.
The coil tapping feature expands the tonal possibilities far beyond a typical Les Paul. The locking tuners are also a great feature, and they seem to work well.
Growing up on classic hard rock like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Van Halen, etc. I always wanted to be able to get that tone - and this LP delivers it - plus both pickups are coil-tapped, so you can get single-coil sounds from it too! With the 60's neck profile and the satin finish on the neck and back, I find the neck quite fast and easy to play. Though they are not the "classic" look, I like the addition of the Grover locking tuners. As far as value goes, it's significantly lower-priced than the Standard and many other
models - but that doesn't mean you're getting a budget instrument. This is a great, high-quality instrument at a reasonable price.
Overall, this guitar is basically a standard LP with the coil taps. I do not for the life of me understand why they just don't call the Traditional Pros and Pluses - Standards. That's what they are! The old saying you get what you pay for is not always true with guitars. Some times you can pay a lot and get a little, with this one you will pay a little and get a lot. You will be impressed with the sound of the Whale WSF 300. Its is a pretty bright color though ,so if you don’t want to stand out on stage then you wont like this. This blue is eye popping.
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firewave's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Here is the home WSF300 Whale, a registered Franaise quite young.
This guitar is made in Korea to APRS what I've read.
It's a MSM with a splittable SSS Floyd FR3 / s as a vibrato.
The maple neck with rosewood fingerboard has 22 frets.
Of course it is equipped with a rope and saddle blocks mechanical oil bath.
The basswood body, eventually making it a little heavy.
Potassium 2: 1volume, 1tonalit.
310euros bought the era, the MODEL 2005 is a 245euros.
Superflat a handle, and quite fast. CHAC is the sharp without being exceptional, but it lacks one or two frets.
The finish is exemplary, the varnish is good and the metallic blue is superb.
As I said above, the linden gives as good as the alder, is heavier than the latter .. Station 3 hours so the concert!
The slip can quickly adapt to any style.
The Floyd is prcis trs, and the establishment of the strings is done directly from the front of the guitar, very practical!
I use a head H & K Attax100, a 100w hybrid Clestion HP and I can not remember the name because DOD Pulp Juice (Vintage Overdrive).
With microphones origins, we can get all kinds of different sound. It is versatile trs, but gives a guitar cel trs little typ. Whether Rhythmic or solo, it provides! The neck pickup is a bit serious but I like the bcp acute then ..
I play mostly punk-rock with gnralement so I use the bridge pickup.
I use it for 3 years now and I'm always happy!
The report qualitprix is really impressive.
I recommend everyone who has 2 years of guitar and want to pass something srieuse without breaking the bank.
I plan to change the bridge pickup for a more typ.
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ironbull's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
this award comes from the Asia, a simple floyd doing his job properly when the strings were a little older, they stabilized this, just like all the Floyds, one volume, one Tone a split (effective), a round because I know how is litralement oblivion (fantastic). The pickups are not known but they come o trs good, is not expected to change their sound is so INTERESTED, a little vintage, rather soft, trs rich singing.
Lgre, simple, requires affineo (heel), the rgonomie suffers no default ....(???)
lots of good sounds, I have a ibanez rg bin when I want the sound of satriani is the whale that I take, she sings (???)
It approaches the bottom of his incredibly satriani .... .... for the price ...(???); I turn in all directions and I wonder o hides the default. .... all sounds are INTERESTED, all positions, even the micro medium alone ....(???)
Pffff, I spent a lot of guitars, 250euros, with a gig bag is one that has real characters, real sound without tural default ..... I can not believe yet ....
a pleasure to play. simple effective.