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    • #38204
      PaulWolfe
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      So in April my wife ordered a DIY guitar kit for my birthday. A Les Paul kit that I intended to recreate Ace Frehley’s sunburst Les Paul from the Alive 2 era. Unfortunately the pandemic delayed the shipping so I only got stain, sealer and gloss for my birthday. Fast forward to July, the seller stopped responding to inquiries… shipping from China so pandemic and politics got in the way and I had to ask eBay for a refund.

      A refund, eBay purchase and a few days shipping later and I’ve got a new guitar! My wife’s first comment was that it looks just like the last guitar I got, let me know what you think – does the Les Paul look just like the Vendetta?

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    • #38208
      rightonthemark
      Participant

      other than the three tuning pegs a side on the headstock there is nothing else similar about these guitars.
      no matter…nice guitars. especially your new one.
      now how ’bout cranking out some ace frehley tunes on it? 🎸

      rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

    • #38209
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      Wow that gold really pops. Nice!

      Speaking of Ace. On my mad-science todo list is to create some kind of crazy triggerable smoke generator which can fit on a guitar, like Ace made popular, so it can go off for a solo.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #38211
      PaulWolfe
      Participant

      As soon as I took it out of the box, I tuned it flat and played Shock Me!

      Then I found a lesson video and learned Do You Feel Like I Do? by Frampton…

      SB, my 16 year old suggested I find a way to make it smoke and dress like Ace for Halloween 😂

    • #38213
      Dave Pickering
      Participant

      Wow that’s a beauty! I have lusted after one of those 3-pickup Les Paul Customs ever since I saw Peter Frampton in the late 70’s (he would record “Frampton Comes Alive” later on that same tour).

      Another great tune to play on that guitar is Humble Pie’s version of “I Don’t Need No Doctor”. The main riff is easy–but still killer.

      My biggest fear is when I die, my wife will sell my guitars for what I told her they cost.

    • #38215
      PaulWolfe
      Participant

      I’m not too familiar with Humble Pie, Dave, but on your recommendation I’ll be checking that song out immediately (and a bunch of other Humble Pie stuff while I’m at it).

    • #38216
      rightonthemark
      Participant

      love humble pie’s i don’t need no doctor.
      it’s one of those riffs that just screams rock and roll.
      beth hart does a killer cover of it.

      story of frampton’s black beauty.

      rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

    • #38219
      PaulWolfe
      Participant

      I love the story of how that guitar was given to him and he said he wasn’t a fan of Les Pauls but fell in love with it and used it nearly exclusively for years and now after losing it and regaining it it’s again his number one. The memories tied to that instrument must be amazing.

    • #38222
      Dave Pickering
      Participant

      I’m not too familiar with Humble Pie, Dave, but on your recommendation I’ll be checking that song out immediately (and a bunch of other Humble Pie stuff while I’m at it).

      Here’s the best version (IMO):

      The song was written by the great R&B songwriting team of Nick Ashford and Evelyn Simpson and was originally recorded by Nick Ashford. It’s a good up-tempo soul song but the Humble Pie version just freakin’ rocks and the late Steve Marriott’s vocals are incredible. The band came up with the arrangement while doing a soundcheck at Madison Square Garden when they were opening for Grand Funk Railroad. They played it that night and nearly blew Grand Funk off the stage.

      My biggest fear is when I die, my wife will sell my guitars for what I told her they cost.

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