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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2010, 03:28:28 PM »
Very unlikely.  As a huge BG and ZZ Top fan, this is one of those things I just HAD to buy.  I've been trying to make my mind up for 3 months - it's taken that long to decide to do it.

I think it's the nicest looking one that's hit the UK.  All the other ones I've seen have had very average tops, although they sold so quick it's been hard to keep up...

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2010, 03:30:49 PM »
Sounds good then - if you've done that much thinking buyers remorse should be non existant!
I think I hate being indecisive.

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2010, 03:49:31 PM »
What about you not getting on with single-cutaway guitars?  Or have the Teles banished that?
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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2010, 03:56:19 PM »
Teles have kinda banished that, plus I'll live with it for this guitar  ;)  Like I said, I wouldn't normally buy a Les Paul but I HAD to have this one.

I'm keen to explore the pickup mixing options you get with LPs again, as all my guitars (except my Epi SG) have master volume/tone now.

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2010, 04:07:07 PM »
If it gives you extra 'Mojo' and you are in a position to buy it then do it.
If you can. Why not.
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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2010, 04:08:49 PM »
No problem with you having a go, but Huw's radioactive monkey hands might be a bit too much  ;)

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2010, 05:05:28 PM »
Congrats Dave, now all you need is the beard.
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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2010, 05:23:55 PM »
If my experience of splashing out on a highly expensive Les Paul is anything to go by, the will be no buyer's remorse, only symptoms arising from w*nking yourself daft.

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2010, 05:45:36 PM »
Congrats, I'm sure it'll be amazing!!

However I wonder what they were smooking when they did that bookmatching  :lol:
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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2010, 05:53:03 PM »
It's just the grain I think - same log, split down the middle, and carved away to make an LP top.  Lots of them vary hugely if the grain/flame runs at an angle  :)

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2010, 07:36:06 PM »
Well you have done it in style. I look forward to hearing what you make of it when you get your hands on it Dave.
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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2010, 07:42:27 PM »
It'll be a couple of weeks until I get it, as I have to sort out the cash required!  I've given a 10% deposit so it isn't going anywhere until I pick it up  :)

There's several people wanting to know what it's like when I get it, and of course I'll let you guys know.

It's gonna be a long few weeks, but sorting out my motorbike ready for sale should pass the time...

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2010, 07:46:55 PM »
I reckon you've got yourself a keeper there Dave. Although I'm not an LP man that has whetted my appetite somewhat. Clips etc would be good when you get it.
I think I hate being indecisive.

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2010, 08:47:38 PM »
No problem!  A full review will follow...

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Re: Gibson Pearly Gates LPs - any VOS ones left anywhere?
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2010, 10:00:35 PM »
Hmmm..... I think you may be lucky... If you were a Jeff Beck fan  like me (apologies to you and Martin for mentioning that name again  :lol: ) you could have paid 8,000 for his Esquire reissue or maybe 10,000 for a Clapton Crossroads 335.. so 5.5k for a BG Pearly seems a snip  :D

Looks great - hope it sounds as good and does n't suffer from the unpredictability of Gibson QC!!!
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