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      Yesterday 01:54 PM #51
      That Gibson is an amazing gift, and one that your son will treasure for a lifetime. I have had my 1971 Les Paul Sunburst Standard since 1978 and about a decade ago my wife dropped it while she was moving it, breaking the headstock which is at the top of the neck. They are very fragile there, and most vintage models out there on the market have been damaged in that same spot. They can be fixed by very carefully gluing them by the hands of a professional Luthier and will play just as well as they did prior to being broken, but just tell him to be careful with it.

      As for my regular playing and practicing amp, I have a Fender Champion 100 that I use with my Gibson, my Strats and acoustics. The most important thing is to practice and to develop a good tone, then throw electronics at it.

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      Yesterday 02:20 PM #52
      Even a little 20 watt tube amp will keep up with a drummer (in other words, LOUD). The main reason most traditional large heads are like 100w is because you need that extra wattage in order to be able to play clean tones at decent volume without any breakup. For volume with distortion you really don't need much power and for rock music you can just hit the front of the amp harder with a pedal or hotter pickups to get the distortion you want without a ton of volume.
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      Yesterday 02:24 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      That Gibson is an amazing gift, and one that your son will treasure for a lifetime. I have had my 1971 Les Paul Sunburst Standard since 1978 and about a decade ago my wife dropped it while she was moving it, breaking the headstock which is at the top of the neck. They are very fragile there, and most vintage models out there on the market have been damaged in that same spot. They can be fixed by very carefully gluing them by the hands of a professional Luthier and will play just as well as they did prior to being broken, but just tell him to be careful with it.

      As for my regular playing and practicing amp, I have a Fender Champion 100 that I use with my Gibson, my Strats and acoustics. The most important thing is to practice and to develop a good tone, then throw electronics at it.
      Yeah, I actually meant to mention that earlier in one of my posts. LP's are known for breaking headstocks if they fall over. So it may be obvious but tell him to be careful not to drop it or have it fall off the stand.

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      Yesterday 02:37 PM #54
      Appreciate the cautionary advice.
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      Yesterday 03:19 PM #55
      If amps are up for discussion, I'm going to go off the beaten path and suggest a Fender Bassman. Personal preference.

      I will also throw in for Peavey. I've run Peavey stuff all over the place and it is dead nuts reliable, sound is really stable (no heat soaking issues, even on old stuff), and their spring reverb heads are just the cat's pyjamas.

      Oh.... so. on that note.... a real spring reverb unit, not a simulated one. A real spring reverb is more fun than you can imagine for rock and blues. If you can find a box one, he can push it around on the floor to make it flutter. One of the bands I did sound for had a guy who's whole responsibility was manipulating their spring head. It was like watching a Thermin player, but picking it up and waving the whole thing around instead of waving your hands at it.
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      Yesterday 03:28 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Appreciate the cautionary advice.
      Also, don't buy a custom guitar from Japan. A Vortexer will woo you out of it, later to almost get you kicked out of your favorite karaoke bar.
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      Yesterday 04:49 PM #57
      One of those Hattori Hanzo guitars? I've heard about those.
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      Yesterday 04:50 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      That Gibson is an amazing gift, and one that your son will treasure for a lifetime. I have had my 1971 Les Paul Sunburst Standard since 1978 and about a decade ago my wife dropped it while she was moving it, breaking the headstock which is at the top of the neck. They are very fragile there, and most vintage models out there on the market have been damaged in that same spot. They can be fixed by very carefully gluing them by the hands of a professional Luthier and will play just as well as they did prior to being broken, but just tell him to be careful with it.
      Ah yes. I busted the headstock on my '74 LP twice.
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      Yesterday 04:51 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      One of those Hattori Hanzo guitars? I've heard about those.
      Allllllmost.
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    11. Yesterday 08:43 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Also, don't buy a custom guitar from Japan. A Vortexer will woo you out of it, later to almost get you kicked out of your favorite karaoke bar.
      It sounds like you need to hang out with a better class of people.

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      Yesterday 09:08 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      and a cheesy little amp.
      With a sign on the the front that said 'Fender Champ'?
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      Today 01:31 PM #62
      Like others'have said get him lesson's. And for a pedal Boss HM-2, cause that sh1* shreds.

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      Today 02:09 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Also, don't buy a custom guitar from Japan. A Vortexer will woo you out of it, later to almost get you kicked out of your favorite karaoke bar.
      Japan CSB. I bought a late 80s Japanese Strat from a buddy for $225 back in the earlyt 90s. It was stage backup, and I recorded a few things with it. I wasn't a Fender fan, but whatever. It did the job.

      I would have been a little nicer to it if I knew people were asking this much money for this. What the hell? It was a cheap alternative to an American Strat.
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      Today 04:54 PM #64
      Maryland CSB.

      I grew up very close to Paul Reed Smith's house, he graduated from my high school 2 yrs before my older brother - they knew each other, several of my HS friends have worked in his shop for close to 30 years and I used to attend his annual Xmas parties when guys like Carlos Santana would show up at 11pm and a 2-3 hr jam session would take place. Both my brothers have custom PRS guitars.

      ...Kathy Lee Gifford also lived close by us but that's another story.
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