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Thanks for the encouragement! Gibsons and Fenders are like Fords and Chevy's. I like them both I suppose. I grew up on Fender so I never really got used to the duel knob part of the Gibsons although if I really spent the time with it I could see how that would do well for the lead player. I use a compressor to equal out the sound level so I can jump back and forth with the lead and rhythm parts. And if I really want to rip it I have a Boss EQ 7 that I punch up the mids. The main thing about a Gibson is the neck. They are thicker than others and are easier to hang onto I think.
I actually play a Carvin CT6M custom. It has the Gibson feel on the neck has a lightening fast Ebony fret board. It also has the single volume knob like the fenders so I feel right at home on it.
As far as the smartypants thing goes I actually use the aeolian mode as opposed to the Pentatonic Minor. Same notes as a major just in a different spot. It has some notes that have more "tension" in them so if you aren't carefull it sounds like jazz. :chuckle:
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