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That's a seriously grunty sound.
I like! :agreed:

Although I get what @CreepBG and @scozz are saying, I tend to disagree.

I know that with a Gibby, you can rely on the guitar volume to clean up the sound as needed.
This is how I dial my set up in these days.
Even for heavier stuff.
I'll tune my OD pedals in for a hard edge tone, but for a more articulated sound, I roll off the guitar volume slightly.
I may lose a bit of the ''hairy edge'', but it sounds just as heavy, only more clear.
That said, my PA dial is only on 3.
My grunt comes from 2 stacked OD pedals. Both clean boosting

In the two videos, I hit the front end with the Friedman Golden Pearl overdrive, and in the future I'll be using the Friedman Sir-Compre also. I've tried lower preamp volume and never really cared much for that kind of tone with the stock speaker, but with the Alnico Gold, particularly after it's broken in, I may actually dig running the amp that way. When I first got the amp, I ran the preamp all the way up but these days I'm around 6 or 7, and use an overdrive pedal for a little more saturation. Things are going to get interesting when the Antiquity jazz gets here to compliment the antiquity jb. While I like the Aldrich pickup I have a feeling that the upper mids of the JB will be the golden ticket. Rolling back the volume on the neck pickup gives me a really good clean tone, leaving the bridge pickup all the way allows for that Les Paul into a Marshall crunch, and an overdrive pushes the tone into heavier territory. Nice simple and highly versatile rig
 

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In the two videos, I hit the front end with the Friedman Golden Pearl overdrive, and in the future I'll be using the Friedman Sir-Compre also. I've tried lower preamp volume and never really cared much for that kind of tone with the stock speaker, but with the Alnico Gold, particularly after it's broken in, I may actually dig running the amp that way. When I first got the amp, I ran the preamp all the way up but these days I'm around 6 or 7, and use an overdrive pedal for a little more saturation. Things are going to get interesting when the Antiquity jazz gets here to compliment the antiquity jb. While I like the Aldrich pickup I have a feeling that the upper mids of the JB will be the golden ticket. Rolling back the volume on the neck pickup gives me a really good clean tone, leaving the bridge pickup all the way allows for that Les Paul into a Marshall crunch, and an overdrive pushes the tone into heavier territory. Nice simple and highly versatile rig
I do the same, preamp on around 6, Golden Pearl up front for a little more drive and more articulation. I'm currently using a Spark Boost in the loop for a lead volume boost.
 

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........Things are going to get interesting when the Antiquity jazz gets here to compliment the antiquity jb. While I like the Aldrich pickup I have a feeling that the upper mids of the JB will be the golden ticket.......

I'll be keen to hear what that sounds like.
I've looked into all the pups you mentioned a while back, but still haven't committed to buying any.

For me, at least, the key is finding a sound that I don't have to touch.
I seemed to have got that with my rig, and Schecter, just not for my LP. The burstbuckers are pretty average.
Infact, I rarely play my Les Paul.
 

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I'm celebrating my oldest daughter getting married today. Epic mountain tapestry here in Washington. Got to walk her down the aisle and hand her off to my new son. Crystal Mountain resort. Epic!



Congratulations Solar!

Can't see or hear the video bro, it plays but it's just a black screen.
 

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Congratulations Solar!

Can't see or hear the video bro, it plays but it's just a black screen.

I'm afraid of heights and the gondola was straight up...well in my eye. My knees were wobbling yet I managed to get it together and walk her down the aisle which opened up to Mt. Rainier. You would of laughed your ass off at me shaking!LOL
 
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Hard to hear the pedal on and off at the beginning its suttle i had it set low but live its like going to mono to stereo sorta 3D sounding less boxy. The spark boost is good but less full sounding by some the Ep3 is 22 volts some mistakes lol 5 watts master at 7 gain 7


Sounds good Ken
Thanks for posting.
Mitch
 

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I'll be keen to hear what that sounds like.
I've looked into all the pups you mentioned a while back, but still haven't committed to buying any.

For me, at least, the key is finding a sound that I don't have to touch.
I seemed to have got that with my rig, and Schecter, just not for my LP. The burstbuckers are pretty average.
Infact, I rarely play my Les Paul.

I hear what you're saying about the pickups in the LP. Mine came with Custombuckers which people seem to rave over but I wasn't really digging it. I'm primarily into rock music from the 70s to the 90s and I've loaded a JB into an LP before and really liked it. I'm a big tinkerer, but I think having a pickup wound by MJ and one wound by Seymour is where the journey ends as far as tinkering goes. I've got enough pickups stockpiled that I could sell them and get a Studio Vintage. I don't really want to mess with the guitar any longer, just play because we definitely have that bond.
 

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I hear what you're saying about the pickups in the LP. Mine came with Custombuckers which people seem to rave over but I wasn't really digging it. I'm primarily into rock music from the 70s to the 90s and I've loaded a JB into an LP before and really liked it. I'm a big tinkerer, but I think having a pickup wound by MJ and one wound by Seymour is where the journey ends as far as tinkering goes. I've got enough pickups stockpiled that I could sell them and get a Studio Vintage. I don't really want to mess with the guitar any longer, just play because we definitely have that bond.

Great clips Ian. I like your style of playing. Very similar to what I jam to.:hbang:

It's a good feeling when you gel with a guitar, but I'm starting to think I might part with my Les Paul, as I'm just not bonding with it in the way I'd expect for a guitar of it's stature.

Maybe I brought the wrong model,.... I dunno :sad:
 

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Great clips Ian. I like your style of playing. Very similar to what I jam to.:hbang:

It's a good feeling when you gel with a guitar, but I'm starting to think I might part with my Les Paul, as I'm just not bonding with it in the way I'd expect for a guitar of it's stature.

Maybe I brought the wrong model,.... I dunno :sad:

Thanks man! I really like the heavy rock that flirts with metal, but not full on Decapitated Amon Amarth Meshuggah metal, though I listen to them and other metal bands as well.

The Les Paul just like any other guitar works for some people and not so much for others. It could be the model, or simply that you're not an LP kind of person which is cool, that's why there are so many kinds of guitars out there.

Seeing that you're liking Schecter guitars the one Lester I would recommend is a long discontinued model, the KM. My first Les Paul was a 79 Kalamazoo Model and it had a very skinny neck and a volute. Wasn't a huge fan of the slightly oversized headstock, but other than that it was pretty awesome and I changed nothing but the strings on that guitar. Wasn't unbearably heavy to me, but YMMV.

I never thought I'd gel with a beefy 50s style neck, but the one on mine I've grown used to, can even do some of the faster Metallica riffing on it.

I think the biggest issue I've had are essentially the stock pickups. I've used Burstbucker pros, Burstbucker 1 and 2, 490s, 498T, 500T and there's this grainy thing going on, and not enough oomph like the sound is missing something for the heavier rock stuff. If I were a classic rock and blues guy I would probably have no issues with them.

If you can see if you can try different models, some necks are wider and fatter, some are super slim, some weigh a ton and some are just right. When you find a good one, it's like finding a friend.
 
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