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    Default ESP LTD EC-256 with Iron Gear Rolling Mill pickups.

    I had wanted a Les Paul type, set neck, HH guitar for quite a while. And found this one with upgraded pick ups for $350. Received it yesterday. Quite happy with it!

    Tiniest bit of fat sprout on the uphill side of the fretboard from about the 20th fret up. I probably would never get there anyway but will fix those with a little filing at some point.

    The rolling mill pick ups are a PAF type and sound very articulate and clear. The neck is clearer than the neck to pick up in my Hagstrom. That is the one nagging little thing and I have had with that Hagstrom and still will maybe replace that neck pick up. But in any case, the feel, attack, and the sound is different from the Hagstrom with the Hegstrom having more of that round, semi hollow, feel and tone. This is a little bit more direct and rock oriented attack. Very fun into my Peavey C30 driving my Marshall cabinet with greenbacks in it, especially with my Catalinbread dirty little secret Marshall in a box pedal turned on. And I like the contours and neck. Nice and comfy. And the guitar is not too heavy.
    Steve Thompson
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    Pics or it didn't happen! (sorry, couldn't help myself)

    I'd love to get a LP-esque guitar with a goldtop, p90s, and big frets, but no one seems to make such a thing.
    Axen: Jackson DK2M, Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, ESP LTD Surveyor-414
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    "I don't need no instructions to know how to rock!"--Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Would love to put up some pictures, but seem to of lost the ability to post them.

    Meanwhile, here is a link to an album of photos in Google photos so you can see it is actually true!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/qQEgVXodfMYAaAMh7
    Steve Thompson
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    Effects and such: Boss: DS-1, CE-5, NS-2 and RC20XL looper, Digitech Bad Monkey, Korg AX1G Multi-effects, Berhinger: TU100 tuner, PB100 Clean Boost, Line 6 Toneport UX2, Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, DuhVoodooMan's Rabid Rodent Rat Clone, Zonkin Yellow Screamer Mk. II, MXR Carbon Copy Delay


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    Cool guitar! I used to gig with a gold top version of that some years back. Fantastic guitar with killer tone. I hope you enjoy playing that.
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    Looks cool ! How does that sound classic Lespaul ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jipes View Post
    Looks cool ! How does that sound classic Lespaul ?
    I have never owned a classic Les Paul so canít really say for sure. It definitely sounds different from any of my other guitars, and I think comes close. I do really like the rolling mill pick ups which give a classic PAF sound and are very articulate.
    Steve Thompson
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    Guitars: Fender 60th Anniversary Std. Strat, Squier CVC Tele Hagstrom Viking Semi-hollow, Joshua beach guitar, Martin SPD-16TR Dreadnought
    Amphs: Peavey Classic 30, '61 Fender Concert
    Effects and such: Boss: DS-1, CE-5, NS-2 and RC20XL looper, Digitech Bad Monkey, Korg AX1G Multi-effects, Berhinger: TU100 tuner, PB100 Clean Boost, Line 6 Toneport UX2, Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, DuhVoodooMan's Rabid Rodent Rat Clone, Zonkin Yellow Screamer Mk. II, MXR Carbon Copy Delay


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    Quote Originally Posted by sunvalleylaw View Post

    Tiniest bit of fat sprout on the uphill side of the fretboard from about the 20th fret up. I probably would never get there anyway but will fix those with a little filing at some point.
    Ah, if only fat sprout could be fixed with a file...! Cool guitar Steve - but please do not apply gasoline to my GAS embers. They have finally burned down to almost nothing, but it doesn't take much! Enjoy!
    "GAS never sleeps" - Gil Janus

    "Now you got to pay your dues. Get that axe and play the blues." - Spudman

    Gear: Epiphone Sheraton II, Epiphone Wildkat, Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass, Fender MIM Strat, Tacoma DR-14, Johnson JR-200 resonator; Fender Super Champ XD amp

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