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RIP Les Paul

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:46 am
by hodgy
Les Paul dead at 94.

If it wasn't for him, we'd still be in the dark ages, and our bands would sound even shittier.
I seem to recall Clapton playing a Fender Strat, though. Stupid reporters.

rip to the forefather of the electric guitar

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:08 am
by axe_man
he lived a long, fullfilling life . Rest in peace man.:(

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:17 am
by Six6VI
hodgy wrote:Les Paul dead at 94.

If it wasn't for him, we'd still be in the dark ages, and our bands would sound even shittier.
I seem to recall Clapton playing a Fender Strat, though. Stupid reporters.

Well, I do recall Clapton playing an SG and I believe that Les was responsible for that design as well. So maybe that's where they're getting that from.

He was a true innovator though. No argument about that. I take some pride in that he was from my area in WI. RIP Les.

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:36 am
by skipp666
Damn!

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:55 am
by 200 Bucks
hodgy wrote:Les Paul dead at 94.

If it wasn't for him, we'd still be in the dark ages, and our bands would sound even shittier.
I seem to recall Clapton playing a Fender Strat, though. Stupid reporters.

Nowhere in the article do i see a mention of Eric slow hand Clapton. Maybe they got wind of your comment and fixed the article already.....

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:33 pm
by shannon
The world of music owes Les Paul massive respect.

On clapton, he did use a les paul for a while in the 70s & with Derek and the Dominos. And yes, les paul is responsible for the SG as well. Les felt is was way too neck heavy, so it was just adopted into the gibson line & the les paul guitar we all know got his signature on the headstock.

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:47 pm
by mickey brown-eye
shannon wrote:The world of music owes Les Paul massive respect.
Fuck an a right!
RIP Lester William Polfus

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:04 pm
by hodgy
200 Bucks wrote:Nowhere in the article do i see a mention of Eric slow hand Clapton. Maybe they got wind of your comment and fixed the article already.....
Yup- looks like they swapped out Clapton and stuck in Pagey.

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:08 am
by mickey brown-eye
Fuck that Douche Clapton anyways. I would have left him out too

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:25 am
by hodgy
mickey brown-eye wrote:Fuck that Douche Clapton anyways. I would have left him out too
Fucking right. "My kid fell off the balcony and went splat and then I made a billion dollars writing a song about it. Waaahhhh!"

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:42 am
by Six6VI
hodgy wrote:Fucking right. "My kid fell off the balcony and went splat and then I made a billion dollars writing a song about it. Waaahhhh!"

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who feels that way.