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Re: Les pauls with bolt on necks - good, bad or just different?
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2010, 09:48:04 AM »
What d'you make of this then?
http://www.guitar-list.com/guitar-science/set-neck-better-sustain-myth

Hmm, interesting, wonder what the Luthiers here think about it?
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Re: Les pauls with bolt on necks - good, bad or just different?
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2010, 11:05:20 AM »
I don't know that there's any difference in the length of the sustain, but there's a certain qualitative difference. Set-necks tend toward the Les Paulish steady "burrrrrrrrr", whereas yer bolt on is a more "twwwaaaannngggggg". As that article seems to say, comparing a Strat and a Les Paul is a bit silly, as the bridges are so very different.

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Re: Les pauls with bolt on necks - good, bad or just different?
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2010, 12:28:02 PM »
What d'you make of this then?
http://www.guitar-list.com/guitar-science/set-neck-better-sustain-myth

I don't get the argument about sustain. When I play a note on a strat, it sustains until I want the note to stop. I've never felt the need to sustain a single note for half an hour, don't see the point in arguing about which design sustains longest!

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Re: Les pauls with bolt on necks - good, bad or just different?
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2010, 01:43:31 PM »
It is a pretty pointless argument, especially when you can find points of ENDLESS sustain when playing with a loud amp. I've never needed hours of sustain, I like playing hard and fast!

As for the set-neck/bolt on debate, for me, its tradition. Fender types have to be bolt on for me and Gibson types have to be set neck. I've played set neck Fenders and bolt on Gibson/Epiphone and it just feels WRONG!!

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Re: Les pauls with bolt on necks - good, bad or just different?
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2010, 07:11:49 PM »
Well my bolt-on "LP" is pretty cool.