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Gibson LPLP15FINH1 LP Less Plus Electric Guitar - Fireburst
Gibson LPLP15FINH1 LP Less Plus Electric Guitar - Fireburst
Offered by Zoundhouse
Price: £1,309.14

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful new slim model., 27 Oct. 2015
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I would love to give this 5 stars but must be honest about Gibson's much criticized 2015 'innovations'. The 2015 range (from Nashville not the Memphis models) has not sold well internationally, but I admire Gibson for trying to improve their guitars. In my opinion, the great idea of fitting an adjustable nut with integral zero fret was let down by making it from the wrong material. It is described as 'cryogenic brass', but it doesnt take long for the strings to wear ruts into the zero fret. I knew about this problem but bought one anyway.

Gibson will send a replacement part made of a better material (nickel or nickel plate I think) if you ask. Still waiting for mine to arrive. The ruts wore in after only 6 hours playing. If the replacement doesnt work out, its simple enough to replace the nut with a conventional one. The G-Force (automatic) powered tuning system has worked well for me so far, and I will stick with it. Lots of people like it. I am getting used to it. It is quick.

The main reason for getting a 2015 Gibson (for me) is the increased neck width. Its only an extra .050" each side of the outer (E) strings, but its allows for techniques like string vibrato with less risk of pushing the string off the fretboard. Most other guitar makers use wider necks. My local stockist opine that Gibson are trying to appeal to PRS buyers with this change.

The Les Paul Less Plus is a new model for 2015 also. The body is MUCH THINNER. This makes it lighter (it is also weight relieved with internal chambers), but more importantly it provides much easier upper fret access because the heel join is also correspondingly smaller. This makes it the most player friendly version ever I think.

The sound (via classic '57 & '57 plus pickups) is rich and warm as you would expect. There is no loss of sustain either so far as I can tell. I have the same pickup on my Gibson ES-339 and the sustain of the LP Less+ is certainly greater than that. The pickups are coil tapped using a micro switch; more positive than push pull knobs so should last better. Gibson also upgraded the wiring for 2015 so this aids confidence too.

Gibson have now reverted to pre-2015 specs for their 2016 line. So these models might be 'rare' in a few years time. Great guitar.


Brazil (Aquarelo Do Brazil)
Brazil (Aquarelo Do Brazil)
Price: £0.79

3.0 out of 5 stars good, 27 Oct. 2015
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Cheesy but good version of this very fine tune


Street Dogs
Street Dogs
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £12.80

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 27 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Street Dogs (Audio CD)
Great album from this superb band. Worth the extra cost (at the time I bought anyway).


Space Wrangler
Space Wrangler
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £7.61

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good Panic, 27 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Space Wrangler (Audio CD)
early album, with good songs


Captain America - The First Avenger [DVD]
Captain America - The First Avenger [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chris Evans
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.46

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Marvel films, 27 Oct. 2015
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Never a favourite comic, but the film is great. Chris Evans goes from spirited wimp to showman, and finally super soldier. 'His' troops are based on another Marvel comic set in WW2, 'Sgt Fury & his Howling Commandos'. This is on a par with Iron Man (1st) and Avengers Assemble


The Mind Of Mr JG Reeder - The Complete Series [DVD]
The Mind Of Mr JG Reeder - The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugh Burden
Offered by NextDayEntertainment
Price: £16.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not aged well IMO, 27 Oct. 2015
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I loved these as a teenager. They have not aged well though. I watched less than half. I couldn't watch any more.


The Tempest [DVD]
The Tempest [DVD]
Dvd ~ Helen Mirren
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 27 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: The Tempest [DVD] (DVD)
Bold enough version of the odd play. Its ok


746 Classic Telephone - Green/Cream
746 Classic Telephone - Green/Cream
Offered by addedpeppa
Price: £49.95

3.0 out of 5 stars looks great, but quality is poor, 27 Oct. 2015
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Ive tried a few of these retro style phones. They look great and work ok for a short while. This one worked for about 8 months.


Concert By The Sea
Concert By The Sea
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, 27 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Concert By The Sea (Audio CD)
I immediately loved Garner when I heard this music.


Ice Cream For Crow
Ice Cream For Crow
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £7.26

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars special!, 27 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Ice Cream For Crow (Audio CD)
Special sort of album by a special sort of artists


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