Problem of Mine for you Les Paul Sliders

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Problem of Mine for you Les Paul Sliders

Postby JakeFirebirdV » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:54 pm

I've changed my electric slide weapon from my FirebirdV to my Gibson LesPaul Standard only because I've been using the 'bird since the late '70s for these duties and lately, I've been smitten with the slide tones of Gibson Burstbucker 1&2 pickups in the LP.
Here's the problem:

The low 'E' and 'A' string are always quite 'dead' and lifeless sounding no matter what I do! In the past 2 days, I've cut new saddles, swapped out bridges and tail pieces, adjusted pup heights and string heights over and over again as well as putting on 4 different sets of strings to eliminate a dead string problem. Changed slides from glass to brass ... sounded a bit better but nothing I'd wanna record.
Strings 1 - 4 sing and ring like heaven but my LP is acting a bit goofy. Anybody experienced this? :?: :blink: :blink:

Oh I can fix it by cranking up the O.D. but, that's not my style. I prefer clarity with a bit of distortion when volume pot on guitar is opened wide.
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Re: Problem of Mine for you Les Paul Sliders

Postby bow » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:50 am

Covered Pickups or open coils?

If they are covered pickups, you might try adjusting the screws just under the E and A strings...

What gauge strings?

You might adjusting the gauge of the E and A strings themselves...

Just a thought.
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Re: Problem of Mine for you Les Paul Sliders

Postby texas blues » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:23 pm

I rarely dime the guitar volume.

Instead I crank the amplificadore and adjust guitar volume to get my tone.

I also roll back on the treble.

All my Lesters have p90's as well as my V's and I use a variety of amps.

Ever 'thang from JMP 50w to low watt tweed and even Pignose 7-100.

Never had a problem with slide tone with those rigs.

As mentioned, I'd adjust pup pole piece's.

A clean boost like a Microamp or a BB ain't a bad 'thang either.
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