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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2017, 03:19:00 PM »
Blimey, never thought that! So true. It seems that he has changed all his original ones now with "new" ones by and by? Did he use the original National live in 2015 for Romeo and Telegraph?

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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2017, 03:33:24 PM »
Blimey, never thought that! So true. It seems that he has changed all his original ones now with "new" ones by and by? Did he use the original National live in 2015 for Romeo and Telegraph?

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Of course it has to be true, because the guitars of this magnitude (vintage Les Pauls, Fenders, Nationals, etc.) usually travel on a plane with his owner. Like, on a seat! It's easier with private jets, but still.

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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2017, 03:36:56 PM »
That's why Schecter replaced his Fenders at 80's, and now his Fender signature replaced his original and old fenders and now these new lp will replace the vintage ones...

He uses his two nationals, the old for Romeo and the new for the rest.
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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2017, 04:40:32 PM »
And what's the difference with his "new" Les Paul from his old Les Paul that he already played almost all the time?

Price  :D it'll be so much cheaper to bring the replica or two on tour than the original.

That was my thinking too.  Insurance alone must be astronomical.  Damage a modern one and he can always buy a new one, but damage/lose an original...

Does this mean our tickets will be cheaper on the next tour.  You know, since we're listening to the music being played on cheap copies instead of the real deal? ;)
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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2017, 05:46:13 PM »
LOL

Dmg, you're the best ;)
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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2017, 06:26:55 PM »
SONG FOR SONNY LISTON:)))

privateering gigs   TRACKER gigs

newcastle,            DUBLIN
 liverpool,            MANCHESTER 
cardiff,                LONDON 02
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Malaga                 RAH

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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2017, 10:19:29 PM »
That's why Schecter replaced his Fenders at 80's, and now his Fender signature replaced his original and old fenders and now these new lp will replace the vintage ones...

Didn't he play the 54 "jurassic strat" during last tour ?

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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2017, 10:47:14 PM »
His VOS signature Les Paul is one of the prettiest guitars out there for sure. And yes, I mean the VOS one, because relicing guitars is stupid.

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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2017, 10:49:23 PM »
That's why Schecter replaced his Fenders at 80's, and now his Fender signature replaced his original and old fenders and now these new lp will replace the vintage ones...

Didn't he play the 54 "jurassic strat" during last tour ?

Not, that's the sunburst he played in Rope Stretching during Nhb concerts.
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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2017, 01:09:31 AM »
And what's the difference with his "new" Les Paul from his old Les Paul that he already played almost all the time?

Guitar nerds holy war alert... :lol

The thing is that his "new" Les Paul is very, very close to his old Les Paul, and to do so Gibson must put a huge amount of effort to produce just 1 instrument hence the ridiculous price. Other than that, I highly doubt anybody, including Mark himself, would really hear (and feel) the difference between these two "delightfully vulgar pieces of equipment". Of course, his old guitar being almost 60 years old is different in infinitely many respects, but for a consumer (listener) the difference is next to nothing.

It's his main guitar for over 20 years and he has played more than 600 gigs with it in these 20 years. Mark would notice the difference in a few seconds.

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Re: Mason & Dixon
« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2017, 06:24:50 PM »
And what's the difference with his "new" Les Paul from his old Les Paul that he already played almost all the time?

Guitar nerds holy war alert... :lol

The thing is that his "new" Les Paul is very, very close to his old Les Paul, and to do so Gibson must put a huge amount of effort to produce just 1 instrument hence the ridiculous price. Other than that, I highly doubt anybody, including Mark himself, would really hear (and feel) the difference between these two "delightfully vulgar pieces of equipment". Of course, his old guitar being almost 60 years old is different in infinitely many respects, but for a consumer (listener) the difference is next to nothing.

It's his main guitar for over 20 years and he has played more than 600 gigs with it in these 20 years. Mark would notice the difference in a few seconds.
I have to agree with TheTimeWasWrong here. He has played that guitar A LOT.

I mean this with all respect. I'm not saying all vintage Gibsons are "magical", and I agree it would be hard for anyone to hear differences between reissue/vintage LP's if you're just listening. BUT, playing 50's Les Pauls is a sort of special experience. I only own one (a "cheap" 57 Jr ;) ), and have only played probably 10, so the sample is small. But I would say that they are different in feel than reissues.

BTW, I love the reissues!  :)

 

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