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chuckyz2
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: 81 LS60 (Pics in post 2) Reply with quote

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Hi everyone.
I'm Chuck and I'm new
Just aquired a 81 LS60 in excellent
condition. Though I have read a lot
on here and elsewhere, I still have
a few q's about this guitar.
The Goutoh pickups, are they
as good as the Tokai labeled ones
that came in the LS80. And are there
other Tokai pickups besides those two
that are better still? I like the 59 Burst
tone and would like to get as close as
I can to resembling it.
The finish. I have heard it was Nitro
and that it wasn't Nitro. Which is it?
I'm a beginner player.
My player before this LS is a Samick
Artist Series LP 1999 Bubinga.
I really like the tone for what it is.
Warm. It has its limitaions though
and can get muddy. I am a beginner
hobbyist luthier and have aquired the
proper tools for fret leveling and after
doing the Sam it has a very low action
with no buzzing. I plan on doing the LS
soon but it is decent enough to play already.
The LS plays very nicely and the notes
chime just as I hoped they would. I have
a Marshall MG100 2009 on the half stack
it came paired with. 4x12 Not bad to start
on but already want some tubes.
I have leanrned a lot from this forum and would
like to thank everyone for there contributions.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Chuck,
Looks like a really nice guitar there. I would say a big step up from the Samick.
LS60 isn't nitro, I believe they are poly.
I like the gotoh pickups and would keep them for now and see how good they sound on your new tube amp.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loudmouse wrote:
Welcome Chuck,
Looks like a really nice guitar there. I would say a big step up from the Samick.
LS60 isn't nitro, I believe they are poly.
I like the gotoh pickups and would keep them for now and see how good they sound on your new tube amp.

It has upgraded Faber hardware. I have all the original hardware and it will always have the original pups even if I do try others looking for that old tone.

I watched 100's of vids of the bursts. All the 58 thru 60 and others that compare, or try to get that tone. All the different pups sound comparisons in R series Gibbo's etc. Being fully aware of the YouTube compression I know I'm not getting the full spectrum but have a pretty good idea of what I am hearing. And this LS60 sounds good even thru the SS amp. Cant wait to get a nice tube amp. The ones I want are out of my budget. Any suggestion on budget amps that get close to the Vox Doug and Pat have?
That will be my next study.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loudmouse wrote:
Welcome Chuck,
Looks like a really nice guitar there. I would say a big step up from the Samick.
LS60 isn't nitro, I believe they are poly.
I like the gotoh pickups and would keep them for now and see how good they sound on your new tube amp.

It has upgraded Faber hardware. I have all the original hardware and it will always have the original pups even if I do try others looking for that old tone.

I watched 100's of vids of the bursts. All the 58 thru 60 and others that compare, or try to get that tone. All the different pups sound comparisons in R series Gibbo's etc. Being fully aware of the YouTube compression I know I'm not getting the full spectrum but have a pretty good idea of what I am hearing. And this LS60 sounds good even thru the SS amp. Cant wait to get a nice tube amp. The ones I want are out of my budget. Any suggestion on budget amps that get close to the Vox Doug and Pat have?
That will be my next study.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckyz2 wrote:
Cant wait to get a nice tube amp. The ones I want are out of my budget. Any suggestion on budget amps that get close to the Vox Doug and Pat have?
That will be my next study.

Not really Vox-ey but I've always had good luck with Fender U.S.A. made Pro Jr's.
I've picked up a few used ones for dang cheap and they work great for the rack pre-amp I use(talk about old school haha). Two together = stereo fun.

I have a tweed Blues JR that is OK when just plugging the guitar in direct, no effects. Grab and go, sits with a band mix well and is plenty loud, has spring reverb and a footswitch fat boost that most people miss. Dime the master volume and use the channel volume and more importantly the guitar volumes for cleans up to full gain. A good variety of usable tones in a very portable amp.

The only Vox I ever had was an old solid state Scorpion 4X10.
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