RIP Les Paul

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RIP Les Paul

Postby miss carol » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:48 pm

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Postby Jake » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:06 pm

See you later, innovator!

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Postby Tom4 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:37 am

My first two guitars were Gibson Les Pauls.

A sad day.

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Postby Joshua » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:55 am


Talk about changing the face of music. Goodbye, Les!

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Postby quasarwutwut » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:24 am

Yeah, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who's made as big an impact on modern recorded music as Les. He invented one of two guitars that more or less defines what an electric guitar sounds like (the other being a Fender), and he also pioneered multi-track recording. Both of those things are ginormous, and together it's unbelievable. Both of those things also suggest tech nerd, but he was by all accounts a hard livin', fun havin', playing-a-show-every-week-till-he-dies kind of guy. At the age of 94. That's some sort of amazing, that's what that is.

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Postby steve-o » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Apparently he still had a regular gig at a blues club in NYC. That's so awesome. I know what I want to be doing when I'm 94...

So long, you bad ass old man.

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