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Sire Larry Carlton L7 – Best Affordable Les Paul Copy? – Electric Guitar Review

This week we check out the highly rated L7 from the ‘new’ Sire Larry Carlton range of affordable axes. Join us as we scratch the surface a little to see what lies beneath, get nerdy about bridge fitments, and wonder about rusty strings and weird fretboard marks. Beware it’s a long one!!

If you don’t like any of the talking or the playing bits in this video we’ve made it easy for you to skip along to the next chapter in case something more interesting is happening…

0:00 intro & coming up
1:18 introducing the Larry Paul
3:26 five rusty strings
5:00 body, neck, and other specs
9:16 what does it weigh?
9:59 tailpiece and bridges
14:44 binding, frets, and fretboard finish
16:07 inside pickup cavities
18:02 inside control cavity
19:42 pickup outputs
20:00 neck profile & measurements
20:41 around the headstock
22:25 adding six new strings
24:41 bridge string clearance
26:55 which amp is it today?
29:32 what it sounds like part 1
30:09 what it sounds like part 2
30:55 tone & volume controls
33:14 let’s play something!
33:46 the wait is over jam part 1
36:29 so what do we think?
41:41 let’s wrap this baby up
43:00 the wait is over play out jam

Signal Chain Info:
Drive Pedals (when on): Klon KTR / RAT
Amp: Blackstar HT1H / Marshall 1936 Vintage 2×12
Mics AKG C414 & SM57
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 into Protools

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