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Finally Enjoying My Les Paul After Four Months, So Happy

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by sax4blues, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. sax4blues

    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    December 2020 I purchased my first Les Paul, 2019 50's Gold Top. In the store it sounded great but when I got plugged into my amp there is significant static on strings and body. Living in Colorado is surely contributing factor but I already have humidifier in the room. Posting on TDPRI and researching interwebs I learn LP's commonly have static issue.

    It took me four months to finally try spray static guard and Voilà, everything is quiet. For the first time I'm not second guessing the purchase and can play relaxed, without adjusting amp settings and playing style to minimize static.
     
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    WAIT!!!!....Gibson makes a Les Paul "viola"? I didn't know. ;)
     
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    Sometimes it takes some time to bond with a guitar and to deal with it’s “issues”. The ones I struggle to get set up the way I want end up being my favorite when I finally get them dialled in! Enjoy that LP!
     
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    Yeah pretty common to say the least, 2 out of 3 have static electricity issues, but I prefer anti-static dryer sheets over spray
     
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    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    Pardon my French, (or lack of?). Corrected
     
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    My non-Gibson gold top had static issues when I got it but they seem to have resided in the last 4 months. Now to deal with the scratchy pots.
     
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    Sheet had only minimal initial effect and wore off quickly. Spray is messy so will have to figure out best application process.
     
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    Abother mystery id yhe English language - why in this context is "viola" pronounced "well-la?"
     
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    Because it’s not English, it’s French, and it’s actually pronounced “vwah-la.” People who say “wah-la” are saying it wrong. Perhaps the French don’t put as much emphasis on the V as an anglophone would, but it ain’t silent.
     
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    It's not viola, but voilà. In the context it was used, it's like saying TADA ! Translate as there, like in there you are. The V is defenitively pronounced.
     
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    Interesting. I have not heard that as being an issue. I've had three (one Traditional and two Custom Shop R9's). I currently have the 2019 60th anniversary R9 and one of the pots has what might be static, but I suspect it's residue.

    I bought some spray product (name escapes me right now) that electricians use that is to be sprayed directly in the pots, and viola, problem will be solved. The offending noise is only on one pot, and I generally leave it at the same volume, so I haven't bothered to take the cover off the back to spray it. I'll get around to it. What's so peculiar about the environment in Colorado that would cause this to be a bigger problem there?
     
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    I've never experienced static issues with any guitar.
     
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    Me neither this is interesting. Maybe I'll stick to Fenders. I really want a JR though.
     
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    ... voila ...
     
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    Only static I ever had was on a Tele and a Strat for their large plastic surfaces. Never on a LP or SG.
     
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    "voila"? What does that mean?
     
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    At least you didn't spell it "wallah" as it gets frequently written as
     
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    Voilà - used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic.

    This is common way english speakers, including myself, understand this French word. I believe in French speaking it has other uses.
     
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    I have a peavey predator that i loaded Lace alumatones in it the superstrat parts of it means the intonation is suspect at best , how ever this guitar is dead quiet , really dead quiet so i use it for testing amp repairs as any noise period is the amp so it has a function ( and I glad for it)

    so nice to have a quiet instrument, no matter what flavor


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