Topic: Les Paul's "Les Paul"
I was picking up some strings at my local music haunt yesterday, and got into a chat about gear with a newer guy who works there. I showed him pics of my new music room, and right away he picked up on the tremolo on my Les Paul. It's a Stetsbar Pro II which I installed a few years ago. This guy felt that putting a trem on an LP wasn't the way they were intended to be outfitted ... curious comment, which fell silent after I showed him this:
Whether for a bit of shimmer, or outright dive-bombing, a trem just adds another tool for a guitarist to use to add color to their music. I can't imagine playing an electric without one. And I guess if Les Paul himself thought it was okay to have Bigsby's on some of his guitars, I'm in good company.
ELECTRICS: EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS: Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser