What makes a Les Paul bark?

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  1. Stonetone

    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Ahh he's so Cute, and yes id take a FB over a Les Paul any day :)
     
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    WightTrashMan Strat-Talker

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    Don’t they remove the bark shortly after felling the tree? Sorry couldn’t resist lol
     
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    stratmatt777 Strat-O-Master

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    I don't know anything about the preamp of the amp you were using, but your comment has me wondering.... Would "clarity and definition" simply come from the pickups being lower output than pickups that came later (like in your guitar)?
     
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    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    bark is in the hands
     
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    Agreed, Humbuckers.
     
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    Les Paul guitars bark when they get raised with dogs.....they howl if they're raised by wolves.....

    Careful with your Les Paul around cats, they might start picking up the urge to meow....
     
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    The angled headstock(before breakage of course).
     
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    Perhaps the color of yours makes it bark. You need to use a "Tone Color" to quiet it down. I have two Pauls and I trained them not to bark due to neighborhood complaints.
     
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    Squirrels.

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    Sorry - going to lower the tone with a serious answer.. but surely 90% of this is in the:
    - different scale length,
    -electronics & humbuckers,
    - along with as a previous pointed out, ergonomic differences that may change how you play/where you play versus bridge and neck?
     
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    I have. My 335 destroys my LP. Best humbucker guitar I've ever had. Most versatile double humbucker design, hands down. ;)
     
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    Play a Les Paul unplugged.

    Play a Strat unplugged.

    An unplugged resonates almost like an acoustic in comparison to a Strat.

    The wood has A LOT to do with it. So do pickups, scale length, etc.
     
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    C'mon. It's fun.
     
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    I sometimes bark at the moon.....
     
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    Acoustically, yes. Wood doesn't conduct electricity....
    Wait, I said I wasn't gonna open up that can of worms.
    Sorry
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  16. Groovey

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    Exactly. Pretty vague.

    I too can make all my guitars bark, growl, squeal, chime.....
     
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    The player. I read somewhere someone at Gibson said Jimmy Page on a tele on Led Zeppelin I was responsible for selling more Les Pauls than anything else.
     
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    Have ya ever heard hormones?
     
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    I took the duncan JB out of my strat and put it in my les paul... it sounded like ****. It lost all the les paul tone that I liked. So my conclusion is, the magic is in the pickups. I do think there is more to it than just electronics but not as much as companies will have you believe
     
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    Bark is all show without bite. ;)
    I haven't played a burst for many years...since they were about $2500...and I wasn't very discerning in those days...but I'm driving a '71 Deluxe, poorly carved up to accept a pair of Duncan Antiquities.
    59 carve neck.
    A tick under 9#
    From the moment I touched it, I knew it was The One.
    Totally shocking an unexpected.
    I thought I was checking out nothing more than another butchered Norlin.
    I can't imagine a better Lester.