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xx Anyone played a Gibson L6-S?
« Thread started on: Oct 19th, 2005, 2:55pm »

Has anyone had any experience with these? I'm thinking of picking one up as a backup guitar.
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xx Re: Anyone played a Gibson L6-S?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21st, 2005, 01:23am »

Is that the one that looks like a wide body Les Paul?
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 21st, 2005, 2:08pm »

Yeah, they kinda look like a steamrolled Les Paul... thinner than a L.P., but a little more surface area. They've got Bill Lawrence designed pickups and a strange 6-way chickenhead knob instead of a normal 3-way switch.
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xx Re: Anyone played a Gibson L6-S?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23rd, 2005, 7:00pm »

Several years back, I played one in a pawn shop for a 1/2 hour or so. I keep kicking myself for not buying it. It was a little beat up and needed a set-up, but it sounded nice. Heck, they only wanted $250.
I can't really think of another guitar to compare it to soundwise. I'd say it sounded closer to an SG than an LP. ?
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 26th, 2005, 12:44pm »

Thanks for the info. I had an SG years ago, but sold it. The guy I got it from had bowed the neck a bit from doing the push on the body/push on the neck tremolo thing. That's not the guitar to do that on!! I'm surprised the neck never snapped off the thing. It was constantly going out of tune. I also had a rosewood Tele, but I sold that, too. I got a Travis Bean artist as a gift, and sold all my other guitars. It's pretty much impossible to find something to back up the Bean. The Tele's body was too thick and sounded tinny after playing the Bean, while the SG felt like a chunk of balsa wood with a baseball but for a neck and sounded kinda muddy. I thought about picking up one of the aluminum neck Kramers to use as a back up, but a friend has one of the basses and I'm not impressed with it at all.
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 31st, 2005, 9:09pm »

It's nice to buy a Soldano and have that part of the tone quest solved, but the quest for the ultimate guitar rages on huh
For the last couple of years, I've been happy with my Wolfgang, but I'm always looking for something even better......... or at least a good back-up grin
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 3rd, 2005, 02:18am »

I'm also looking into Gibson Sonex, Invader and Guild S-100 as options for a backup. I got my Bean as a gift seceral years ago and it was going for $950 then. They're up to about $2000-$2500 now at some places. I think $600 (maybe $650) is my absolute max for a backup, so there's no chance I'm getting another Bean. It's a shame, because the Bean sounds incredible through the Soldano. Oh... if I only had a spare 10 grand for a Valeno...
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