Ask Zac Episode 39 - Why Play A Les Paul?

April 17, 2020

Even though I am a Tele-Guy, there are times where you just need a Les Paul. In today's AZ, I tell how I finagled my way into the Gibson Custom Shop and was able to go through 35 R9 (1959 Reissues) to find the one that checked all the boxes, lightweight, gorgeous top, and acoustically loud. Also, I explain what mods I have done, and what pickups I landed with after a long search.

Gear used in Video:

2008 Gibson R9 1959 Reissue - Underwound Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups

Strings: D'Addario XL120+ 9.5-44

Pick:Blue Chip TPR 35 RB

Amp:1967 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

TC Polytune

Ibanez Mostortion

Line 6 Echo Park

MXR Clone Looper

9v power via Truetone CS6