Belated NGD: Gothicc Content Ahead!

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  1. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel I keep my dad jokes in a dad-a-base.

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    I haven't been on here much, but after getting this beast, and owning it for awhile and really getting to know and love it, I knew I had to share this one with you fine folks! About 2 months and change ago, I got a guitar that has been on my bucket list for the last 20 years...not that the model I have was made 20 years ago, mind you, but when I saw GuRrG rockin his Gibson Gothic Les Paul in Mudvayne's "Dig" video as a 14-year-old aspiring riffer, I knew I had to have one like it. Fast-forward a few years, and Epiphone put out their Goth Les Paul, and I took mental note, but at the time, I was way more into 7-strings, and for a good bit there, my Goth dreams took a spot on the back burner.

    Fast-forward to this year, and I knew I wanted a new guitar, and given that my Ibanez ART100 was the only standard-scale 6-string I had that wasn't an acoustic, I knew I had to beef up that part of my arsenal...and suddenly, thoughts of the Goth Les Paul came flooding back, I hit Reverb, and the rest is history.

    But how does it sound and play? Man, oh man, the Alnico V pickups in this thing have tone for days, the perfect combo of that wide-open nu-metal distortion I so adore, and a much tighter sound that just punches you right in the gut. Both bridge and neck pickups absolutely sing, be it distorted or clean, and I am absolutely keeping these pickups in here for the forseeable.

    Playability-wise, I am downright blown away, the neck is ever-so-slightly rounder than I am used to, but not in a "huge baseball bat neck" way, it's just got a good round carve that supports my hand well when chording, and of course the natural contour of the guitar leading up to the bridge feels so natural to jam on...all in all, I am finding it very, very hard to put this guitar down (hence some of the belatedness of my post lol!!)

    Random other notes: This guitar comes with a GT KillPot killswitch, you just push the tone knob for the neck pickup down, and all of a sudden, you are Tom Morello haha! Also, it has incredibly smooth Grover tuners, and even came with a gig bag, which was not mentioned in the sale, so all in all I think I did pretty great for myself on this one, I am absolutely never letting go of this thing, and even 2 months and change in, the honeymoon phase shows no signs of ending!! :D

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    Drop-B Song Idea by MirandaMetal (soundcloud.com)

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  2. mlp187

    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Congrats man! I love seeing these posts where people get guitars that hit the spot.
    I like your tone in your clip, definitely NuMetal territory.
    Cool guitar!
     
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  3. CanserDYI

    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    Man did I lust for one of those back in the early 2000's
     
  4. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Gives me the good feels when someone totally bonds with a new instrument. Brutally gorgeous axe, nice chunky clip, and the perceived image of a dude dragging his guitar thru the woods for a photo op... This post has it all. Cheers!
     
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  5. wheresthefbomb

    wheresthefbomb SS.org Regular

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    Congrats, I can definitely get behind this aesthetic and as others have said it's very pleasing to see people realize their ambitions. What strings are you using for drop B on that scale?
     
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  6. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Dye that board
     
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  7. beerandbeards

    beerandbeards Majestic Shoveler

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    this!
     
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  8. Edika

    Edika SS.org Regular

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    The good thing is that this also looks to be in great condition. Usually these matt finishes look like crap after a few years but this looks brand new! Congrats and looks like a cool guitar. I'll echo the sentiment in dying the board. But even like this is really cool.
     
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  9. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel I keep my dad jokes in a dad-a-base.

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    At the current moment, I am rockin' some D'Addario NYXL .011-.058's, a little bit light for my taste, but still incredible strings, I am absolutely going back to these in the future!!

    I really, really want to, but I want to find someone who knows what they are doing and have them do it, I am so clumsy I would probably dye the back of the neck instead. :lol:
     
  10. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs. Pinch Harmonics. Pick Scrapes. Dive Bombs.

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    Congrats man and HNGD
     
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  11. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    It’s super easy, just use cotton balls or a small sponge and don’t use a whole shit load and you won’t have to worry about it running over the sides, etc. just go slow.
     
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  12. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel I keep my dad jokes in a dad-a-base.

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    I do have to say, this is getting more and more tempting...like, I do love it as-is, but man, it would definitely pop with a blacked-out fretboard. :D
     

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