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Gibson Les Paul Junior

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by carver, Apr 18, 2018.

Les Paul Junior

  1. Love it

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  2. Nape. Cantstanjit

    4 vote(s)
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  3. Never heard of her

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. Plays hard and fast like your uncle

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    11.9%
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  1. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    They are cousins.
     
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  2. Stark

    Stark Haunted by the ghost of Albert King Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It’s an appropriate option for you. You probably play better than I do as well, but my all time fave tone is that of a TV double cut Junior through a blazing Marshall amp, with just reverb—the roar and howl of the P90 at the bridge. Now I have both the Marshall MHZ 40C and a nice TV Junior. I vary my picking from in front of the bridge to over the 12th fret. I leave the guitar volume dimed and vary the wretchedness of my picking.

    That works best for me.
     
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  3. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    RAWK!!
     
  4. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There's something quite poetic about the phrase "vary the wretchedness of my picking"

    :)
     
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  5. Stark

    Stark Haunted by the ghost of Albert King Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That’s the best way to describe my picking style. About five years ago, I had to switch from flat to thumb pick. There was a pretty significant trade off—I lost the ability to play fast but I was able to really dig in with the thumbpick, much more wretchedly than with the flat pick, so when I backed off with that, the notes rang out clear even with Marshall amp gain as long as could I pick gently.

    Now I have a few dozen Herco “Flat/Thumb” picks, extra heavy.

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  6. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-O-Master

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    I don't have one. Would love to try one. It would have to be single cut and single p90 or I'm not interested.
     
  7. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Strat-O-Master

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    I have a 1999 Epi double cut that I traded an Affinity Strat for and it’s pretty awesome.

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