FIRST LOOK: Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute

30th Mar 2011 | 13:35

FIRST LOOK: Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
This Worn Goldtop model is equipped with a pair of USA P-90 pickups

Gibson's new Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute is a limited edition, affordable, stripped-down take on the company's most iconic electric guitar design.

Smitten by the '56 vibe of the Goldtop version, we put it through its paces and recorded the results for your listening pleasure. No great trickery was involved, we simply ran the guitar through a Blackstar HT-1R, added a touch of ambience from its onboard reverb and recorded the direct signal from the combo's emulated output.

Click onwards to hear the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute in action...

FIRST LOOK: Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
Clean sounds
We set the HT-1R up with the ISF EQ set warm, plenty of reverb dialled in and the overdrive switch disengaged

Bridge pickup:

Bridge and neck pickup:

Neck pickup:

FIRST LOOK: Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
Light overdrive sounds
Still with the overdrive disengaged, we revved up the preamp gain and adjusted the ISF EQ and reverb to taste

Bridge pickup:

Bridge and neck pickup:

Neck pickup:

FIRST LOOK: Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute
Dirty lead sounds
Finally for this lead tone we engaged the overdrive and went for a more aggressive ISF EQ voicing

Bridge pickup:

Bridge and neck pickup:

Neck pickup:


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