THATS the picture i was looking for -CB- and it looks, whats the term we use here in australia... oh yeah. FUCKING AWESOME!!!! how did you do that finish, and over which base colour?? i feel like going swimming just looking at it :icon_tongue:
oh and i just came from my local music store where i had a crack at a cherry BFG through a mesa stilletto (very nice amp). It was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the satin neck is just brilliant, smooth as butter on the hands. i dont mind the cherry finish, but i think i'd order a black one.. if i was experienced with guitar finishing, i'd prob get the gold and do a fire burst or something (like the les paul supreme i think) but seeing as this will be my first gibson, i think i'll keep the home finishing to a minimum. knobs will def be changed, the wood ones are love/hate (and why is one of them bigger?!?!?!?) and i lean much more towards hate. i'll get some metal knobs and do some creative aging (mmmm, sanding and fumes of acid....). other mods would include a washer under the killswitch (more on this below), and definitely a truss rod cover, because the truss rod just looks rubbish with that yellow shit all over it. i'll probably get a blank and engrave BFG in it. or BASTARD. depends on how i feel at the time.
P-90's ARE SO MUCH FUN!! i'm not big on usual single coil sounds through distortion, just too noisy, but this pickup has some balls!!!!!! awesome sounding bluesy crunch. bit buzzy, but still way cool. the BB3 is killer as well, reminds me of my JB, but just. i dunno. BETTER. all round, i'm pretty sure that it would be the most comfortable/casual guitar to play with (my explorer is neck heay and my epi SG is attatched at the 20th fret i think. i'm 6'3" with long gangly arms and fingers (i can stretch from the 3rd to the 11th fret, beat that!), but playing chords on my SG still feels like its in a baritone scale. the paul just sits exactly where i need it to. and so light!! i'e played a les paul custom (i think, though couldve been a standard) in the past, and thought it was utter rubbish. pickups were terrible and flabby, finish was too pansy for me personally (it wasn't flame maple, can't remember if that makes it standard or custom), and the neck was too sticky for me. and that was a brand new one. this BFG though... its like my soulmate in guitar form.
and a note on the kill switch- not often, but OCCASIONALLY i'll chuck a Tom Morello on my SG: that is, turn the neck pickup volume all the way down, and during suspended chords, or rolling out the end of a song (while the drummer does a 2 minute drum roll :tard
, i use the toggle as a kill switch/alternating tremolo. its not often that i use it, but it's different and sounds kinda cool when used properly, used in the middle of a high 19th fret bend sounds particularly wacky. actually, adam jones from Tool (kudos to volitions advocate for your 10000 days sticker) uses this very same kill switch method at the end of the song 'cold and ugly' (opiate), on the suspended chord at the end. not a very often used effect, but i like the toggle near the controls (needs a plastic knob on the pickup switch though). gotta say though, its about the best paul for money. i was gonna get a LTD EC-1000 (amber sunburst with zebra duncans) but wasnt keen on all the abalone. i think the BFG gonna be my next guitar