水曜日, 6月 09, 2004

Careful with that axe, Eugene (part IV)

a year after owning the strat, i saw this epiphone les paul custom black beauty at sounds live (again). i actually went to the store to buy some guitar picks. well, £349 later, i had myself some free picks! it was a chance to own the next best thing to an actual '57 gibson black beauty. i was also into pearl jam so much, and trabye conveniently reminded me then (on the phone in malaysia) that a certain mike mc cready uses this baby. i can't reiterate more that i'm such a sucker. gigging at warwick and london proved that the stock pickups were way too microphonic. in fact, this was my first electric that underwent the obligatory pickup hotrodding (the epi and xingxiao strats were hotrodded much later). a seymour duncan jb at the bridge and two 59's for the middle and neck positons did the trick. when i played my first pearl jam tribute set with mookie in 1998, the guitar sounded divine. the pickups were bare for a number of years. it wasn't until last month that i decided to retain the guitar's original appearance and re-installed gold plated pickup covers.

addendum: to all guitar freaks out there who are into imitating the sound/rig of your favourite heroes, i have found guitargeek, a site which has signal flow diagrams of a number of players out there. check it out!

1 Comments:

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