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Gibson LPX - Honeyburst, 2013 Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from April 16, 2014Music Background:

    Gibson LPX

    I don't really know how to start this review. The guitar itself was everything I had hoped for (when the Firebird X came out I was very tempted, but in the end I was put off by it's very un-gibson like appearance, so when the LPX came onto the scene in it's more traditional form I had to have it !). I did have a go with the FIrebird X and to be honest, I thought that it was a bit of a plank. The LPX is nothing like - it's a really nice looking guitar which feels and plays like a Gibson should. The sound possibilities are endless, but it takes a bit of practice and experimentation to tweak the on-board effects on the guitar to get great tones. So basically the hardware that comes with the LPX is fantastic . Unfortunately there is a downer here, and that is the software download that is so important to the LPX package - which was originally designed for the Firebird X. Whilst there is no doubt that it is a fantastic tool for the LPX, it is not compatible with Windows 8. Now given that just about every new PC comes with Windows 8 and Windows 7 is a thing of the past, we have a problem Houston ! Until I pointed this out to Gibson they apparently had no idea of this issue. I have to say that the product specialist at Gibson is currently working on the problem and I am confident that updated software will be available in due course. However, I am seriously frustrated that since December last I have not been able to use the LPX to it's full potential. But that said, I love this guitar and despite my own personal setback with the software as a Windows 8 user, I rate the this guitar 5 star.

  • from Waltham, MA October 25, 2013Music Background:

    Gibson LPX: every guitar in one les paul

    If you are a tone chasing person who likes to tinker with settings then this might be the best guitar I can recommend. I was looking at buying a lot of different gadgets to get the tone of different setups, but the limiting factor is not always something an AxeFx or Eleven rack can fix. The pickups are a major part of the equation. With the LPX you are able to finely tune your pickups via 3 seperate equalizes, the. Mod the sound preamp all you want with any onboard effects or even add a cab in before the amp. I mean seriously if you can't reach your tone with this guitar you just aren't trying hard enough. Now I do want to make one thing clear....this guitar is the bleeding edge of guitar technology. It's not cheap, it takes lots of sonic experimentation to really dial in something fancy, but just like anything else worth it in this world the more you use it the better you get with it. I've got the sound creation down to a 10-15 minute process and really REALLY enjoy my results.
    If you jump onto this bandwagon, be prepared to explore what is possible. Also when you get this guitar it DOES come with a hard case. You also get access to the Gibson Visionaries club which is small, but Bart Walsh is active on these forums and answers questions ASAP also he personally takes care of any issues with these guitars if you lost on the visionaries forums. Can't say enough good things about him.
    So all in all, I love this guitar. I feel like everytime I go back and read the directions again I learn something new or figure out a new way to mess around with the settings or EQs or the pickups. It is a constant intrigue to see how deep the LPX rabbit hole goes.

  • from Pittsburgh, PA August 20, 2013Music Background:
    Musician and Electrical Engineer

    Tone Monster

    Everything in one package. If you can't squeeze the tone you want out of this box then there "ain't no such tone". Purists go home. This is for players.

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