The Fender Forum
NEW! LPF Facebook Page
LilyPix
Merchandise & Donations
NEW! Burst Serial Log Home Page
LPF Homesite
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 41
  1. #1
    Les Paul Forum Member thunderkyss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SouthEast Texas
    Posts
    593

    Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Some pretty cool stuff here, thought I'd share.
    My way Your way......................Anything goes toni..........eeeee.....ight

  2. #2
    Les Paul Forum Member Ryan Givhan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lexington Kentucky
    Posts
    3,222

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    hmmm. that rig was way to complicated for me. looked to complicated for DJ as well. he knew nothing about his gutiars or his rig. he had to have his tech explain that he was using rs pots. but thats probably why he is a famous guitarist and im not. i spend too much time on this site instead of just playing.

  3. #3

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    I would wager Slash, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry and 99% of most other famous guitarists wouldn't know a RS pot, a bumblebee or a lightweight tailpiece if they started to choke to death on it.

    When you see watch of these rig rundowns some of them don't even know what gauge of string they use.

    Ashba's cool though, his work with Sixx AM is cool and judging by some of the live clips on he's doing a great job with G n'R too.
    2013 Signature T
    2004 Les Paul Classic
    Custom Tele
    Norman B18 Cedar
    2008 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi"

    Vox AC15 Ltd Creamback
    Fender Blues Junior Ltd Tweed

    Dunlop Cry Cry Baby, MXR Dyna Comp, Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon, Lovepedal Kalamazoo, TC Flashback Delay, TC Spark Boost Mini, Lovepedal Pickle Vibe.

  4. #4

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post
    I would wager Slash, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry and 99% of most other famous guitarists wouldn't know a RS pot, a bumblebee or a lightweight tailpiece if they started to choke to death on it.
    Yup. These pro player's - what a bunch of loser's eh?
    ................................


    ...............


    ...............

  5. #5
    Les Paul Forum Member jb315's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    147

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Who is Guns and roses?

    By the time those shitheads get it together no one cares anymore

  6. #6
    Les Paul Forum Member Ryan Givhan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lexington Kentucky
    Posts
    3,222

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    im not saying there is anything wrong with not knowing much about your rig. its just surprising. most race car drivers can at least change their spark plugs.

  7. #7

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by jb315 View Post
    Who is Guns and roses?

    By the time those shitheads get it together no one cares anymore
    They're currently touring Chinese Democracy, which is a great album once you give it a chance, certainly better than anything Velvet Revolver had to offer.

    I'd rather stick with the new line-up anyway, they can play better than the old one and now Ashba is involved I'll reckon any new stuff they come up will be killer.

    Now how do I get Slash tone?
    2013 Signature T
    2004 Les Paul Classic
    Custom Tele
    Norman B18 Cedar
    2008 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi"

    Vox AC15 Ltd Creamback
    Fender Blues Junior Ltd Tweed

    Dunlop Cry Cry Baby, MXR Dyna Comp, Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon, Lovepedal Kalamazoo, TC Flashback Delay, TC Spark Boost Mini, Lovepedal Pickle Vibe.

  8. #8
    Les Paul Forum Member Pat Boyack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Palace of the King
    Posts
    3,800

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    This guy is an idiot. I doubt most players are this clueless. Many may not know what kind of pots are in their guitars but they at least know what guitar is used for a particular song. And I don't care how much better he is than me or Slash or whoever.....

    "This is the guitar I put my cigarettes out on."

    Cool, you douche bag.

  9. #9

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Yes, Axl must be worried to death about what his guitar player knows or doesn't know about his gear and what he's been using as an ashtray, so I guess it's only a matter of time before we hear: "Pat Boyack announced as new Gun's 'n' Roses guitarist"?
    ................................


    ...............


    ...............

  10. #10
    Les Paul Forum Member moonweasel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    On the road again...
    Posts
    9,194

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post
    They're currently touring Chinese Democracy, which is a great album once you give it a chance, certainly better than anything Velvet Revolver had to offer.

    I'd rather stick with the new line-up anyway, they can play better than the old one and now Ashba is involved I'll reckon any new stuff they come up will be killer.

    Now how do I get Slash tone?
    Kids don't do drugs. You'll end up saying crazy things like this.

  11. #11

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by frazettafan View Post
    Yes, Axl must be worried to death about what his guitar player knows or doesn't know about his gear and what he's been using as an ashtray, so I guess it's only a matter of time before we hear: "Pat Boyack announced as new Gun's 'n' Roses guitarist"?

  12. #12

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Boyack View Post

    "This is the guitar I put my cigarettes out on."

    Cool, you douche bag.
    I totally agree. Why would anyone do that, and why would anyone think its cool? I guess thats what happens when you get rich and spoiled. Most of us have to pay for our own guitars and try to take care of them.

  13. #13
    Les Paul Forum Member Pat Boyack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Palace of the King
    Posts
    3,800

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by frazettafan View Post
    Yes, Axl must be worried to death about what his guitar player knows or doesn't know about his gear and what he's been using as an ashtray, so I guess it's only a matter of time before we hear: "Pat Boyack announced as new Gun's 'n' Roses guitarist"?
    Like I posted, "And I don't care how much better he is than me or Slash or whoever.....".

    ....and I could care less what Axl thinks. Another idiot. I bet he stops the shows and leaves the stage before this dink gets through half his guitars. Maybe that's why he has no clue, because he doesn't even get to play 'em.

    This is the problem these days, we reward idiots. I was waiting for him to show us the hat he takes a shit in along with the platform boots he uses as a urinal. I can't wait to see what he does when he figures out that he can put his cigarettes out on his forehead. That should be really cool and Rock-n-Roll......like the 70's.

  14. #14

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by moonweasel View Post
    Kids don't do drugs. You'll end up saying crazy things like this.
    Kids?

    I'm 40!!!

    There's some great playing and some awesome tunes on there.
    2013 Signature T
    2004 Les Paul Classic
    Custom Tele
    Norman B18 Cedar
    2008 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi"

    Vox AC15 Ltd Creamback
    Fender Blues Junior Ltd Tweed

    Dunlop Cry Cry Baby, MXR Dyna Comp, Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon, Lovepedal Kalamazoo, TC Flashback Delay, TC Spark Boost Mini, Lovepedal Pickle Vibe.

  15. #15

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Boyack View Post
    Like I posted, "And I don't care how much better he is than me or Slash or whoever.....".

    ....and I could care less what Axl thinks. Another idiot. I bet he stops the shows and leaves the stage before this dink gets through half his guitars. Maybe that's why he has no clue, because he doesn't even get to play 'em.

    This is the problem these days, we reward idiots. I was waiting for him to show us the hat he takes a shit in along with the platform boots he uses as a urinal. I can't wait to see what he does when he figures out that he can put his cigarettes out on his forehead. That should be really cool and Rock-n-Roll......like the 70's.


    No, I think you're right about this guy actually, Pat. He is a bit of a tool. I think that's why Axl hired him - a kind of 'kindred spirit' type thing? And that hat is terrible.

    Thank's for taking the slight dig so well, I couldn't resist it. We absolutely do reward idiot's these day's. Never a truer word said IMO.
    ................................


    ...............


    ...............

  16. #16
    Les Paul Forum Member thunderkyss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SouthEast Texas
    Posts
    593

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Boyack View Post
    Like I posted, "And I don't care how much better he is than me or Slash or whoever.....".

    ....and I could care less what Axl thinks. Another idiot. I bet he stops the shows and leaves the stage before this dink gets through half his guitars. Maybe that's why he has no clue, because he doesn't even get to play 'em.

    This is the problem these days, we reward idiots. I was waiting for him to show us the hat he takes a shit in along with the platform boots he uses as a urinal. I can't wait to see what he does when he figures out that he can put his cigarettes out on his forehead. That should be really cool and Rock-n-Roll......like the 70's.
    When I started this thread, I was afraid there would be a faction of guys criticizing him for what he did to his guitars... but not this.

    So he doesn't know which guitar he plays on which song..... they're all practically the same, so it's probably not, "this guitar for this song, that guitar for that song." & it's probably more like Axl going to change his shorts in the middle of the show. It's all for the visual.
    My way Your way......................Anything goes toni..........eeeee.....ight

  17. #17
    Les Paul Forum Member 27sauce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,376

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Hendrix did some funny stuff with his guitars. Not comparing this guy's playing/legacy with Hendrix(huge Hendrix fan), just a thought on the rewarding idiots thing. Been happening for a long time, but were always better in the good ol' days huh?
    Marc

  18. #18

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by 27sauce View Post
    Hendrix did some funny stuff with his guitars. Not comparing this guy's playing/legacy with Hendrix(huge Hendrix fan), just a thought on the rewarding idiots thing. Been happening for a long time, but were always better in the good ol' days huh?
    Exactly, some guys will never acknowledge newer, younger players and will spend all their time wishing they could own a Historic whilst trying to cop Jimmy Page's RAH tone, while others can appreciate the new age of guitar heros.

    I'm not saying either are right or wrong, it's just the way it is.

    If you can get past Ashba's taste in guitars and how he treats them, check out his work with Sixx AM, especially the Heroin Diaries, his composition work is pretty good. And he does play a mean guitar.

    2013 Signature T
    2004 Les Paul Classic
    Custom Tele
    Norman B18 Cedar
    2008 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi"

    Vox AC15 Ltd Creamback
    Fender Blues Junior Ltd Tweed

    Dunlop Cry Cry Baby, MXR Dyna Comp, Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon, Lovepedal Kalamazoo, TC Flashback Delay, TC Spark Boost Mini, Lovepedal Pickle Vibe.

  19. #19
    Les Paul Forum Member Pat Boyack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Palace of the King
    Posts
    3,800

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post
    Exactly, some guys will never acknowledge newer, younger players and will spend all their time wishing they could own a Historic whilst trying to cop Jimmy Page's RAH tone, while others can appreciate the new age of guitar heros.

    I'm not saying either are right or wrong, it's just the way it is.

    If you can get past Ashba's taste in guitars and how he treats them, check out his work with Sixx AM, especially the Heroin Diaries, his composition work is pretty good. And he does play a mean guitar.

    There are plenty of younger players who have a clue. Age/jealousy is not a part of this.

  20. #20
    Les Paul Forum Member moonweasel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    On the road again...
    Posts
    9,194

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post
    Kids?

    I'm 40!!!

    There's some great playing and some awesome tunes on there.
    I was jokingly trying to educate any younger people reading this that if they do drugs they will end up saying crazy things... like you posted. hhehe, no offense intended.

    With all due respect, Gun's is the original lineup or at least the Illusion line up, or it isn't Gun's.

    Just think of the Stones. Would I go to a show if only Mick was there but he sold the tickets as "The Rolling Stones"? No. Very NO.

    Yes, there are some decent tunes on there, but why the heck not just make a solo record? No one would have given him ANY crap if he had just called it "AXL".

  21. #21
    Les Paul Forum Member Cliff Gress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Pure Michigan
    Posts
    2,098

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    When we were young we used to put our cigarettes out on our arms...

  22. #22

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Gress View Post
    When we were young we used to put our cigarettes out on our arms...
    Yes!! Other people's arm's more often than not.
    ................................


    ...............


    ...............

  23. #23

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by moonweasel View Post
    Yes, there are some decent tunes on there, but why the heck not just make a solo record? No one would have given him ANY crap if he had just called it "AXL".
    That is very true...........I reckon Chinese Democracy would've been received with a much more open mind by the masses if it had been released as a solo album, or under a different band name. Certainly with none of the stigma of the "it's not G'n'R without Slash, Izzy and Duff" debate.

    On a side note, yeah putting cigarettes out on a LP is dumb, as is nailing bottle caps to it (Zakk), ruining the guts with a smoke bomb (Ace), ruining the guitars tone by putting a B-bender in it (Page), setting it on fire (Jimi), selling it to fund a drug habit (Slash/Perry), the list goes on. But at the end of the day it's their guitar to do with it as they please. Personally I find some of the care regimes that some guys employ to be a little OTT, but hey, if thats how they want to treat their guitars, fair do's.

    Me? I just play them and try to keep them as nice as possible without wrapping them in cotton wool and worrying where the next scratch is coming from.

    At the end of the day, the guy is still a great player/writer/producer, just so long as you can look past a few cigarette burns. Hell, at least he's not just smashing them up (Townsend).

    Last edited by grimlyflick; 04-11-12 at 06:24 AM.
    2013 Signature T
    2004 Les Paul Classic
    Custom Tele
    Norman B18 Cedar
    2008 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi"

    Vox AC15 Ltd Creamback
    Fender Blues Junior Ltd Tweed

    Dunlop Cry Cry Baby, MXR Dyna Comp, Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon, Lovepedal Kalamazoo, TC Flashback Delay, TC Spark Boost Mini, Lovepedal Pickle Vibe.

  24. #24
    Les Paul Forum Member lonesomesheik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Little Brittany
    Posts
    904

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    The world is coming to an end, isn't it?

  25. #25
    Les Paul Forum Member lonesomesheik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Little Brittany
    Posts
    904

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    All of a sudden, I'm fallin' in love with Stok Hippie ,I can see the light!!!

  26. #26

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    So now having an opinion about something that everyone else doesn't necessarily agree with means I'm as much of a loon as stock_hippie?

    Oh dear, thank you for your contribution.
    2013 Signature T
    2004 Les Paul Classic
    Custom Tele
    Norman B18 Cedar
    2008 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi"

    Vox AC15 Ltd Creamback
    Fender Blues Junior Ltd Tweed

    Dunlop Cry Cry Baby, MXR Dyna Comp, Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon, Lovepedal Kalamazoo, TC Flashback Delay, TC Spark Boost Mini, Lovepedal Pickle Vibe.

  27. #27
    Les Paul Forum Member Cliff Gress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Pure Michigan
    Posts
    2,098

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post
    Hell, at least he's not just smashing them up (Townsend)
    When I saw Townsend smash his SG at Cobo Hall in 1970, I looked at it as a sacrifice to whatever gods rock serves, it didn't seem senseless. That guitar will never play again...it fulfilled its purpose that night on stage.

  28. #28

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Gress View Post
    When I saw Townsend smash his SG at Cobo Hall in 1970, I looked at it as a sacrifice to whatever gods rock serves so, it didn't seem senseless. That guitar will never play again...it fulfilled its purpose that night on stage.
    I saw him do the same thing at a festival around the same time and thought "...what an ill-tempered, badly-attired, big-nosed twat, maybe if he could express himself a little better with it, it wouldn't have to be destroyed so senslessly". I couldn't have imagined Menuhin doing the same with a violin?

    And as for "I looked at it as a sacrifice to whatever gods rock serves...." - give me a break. What ''God's"?? Sound's like the sort of thing Townshend would have said to excuse it.
    Last edited by frazettafan; 04-11-12 at 10:21 AM.
    ................................


    ...............


    ...............

  29. #29
    Les Paul Forum Member Cliff Gress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Pure Michigan
    Posts
    2,098

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    hey....I'm just a romantic.

  30. #30

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Well, me too Cliff. But I couldn't see anything romantic, much less musical in what a boiler-suited Townshend (or Hendrix) did to those expensive guitars. I couldn't afford anything like that at the time and it seemed just bloody stupid. And 'Romantic' - I often think of my guitar as the only friend I have onstage sometimes, especially at 'Jam Nites' for example. It's the only thing I can rely on and I feel a close bond with it. To thank the thing later by smashing to pieces it or stubbing cigarettes out on it seems kind of bad to me?
    Last edited by frazettafan; 04-11-12 at 11:44 AM.
    ................................


    ...............


    ...............

  31. #31
    Les Paul Forum Member jerns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    391

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    I'll probably get shit on for this but....... Is putting cigarettes out on your guitar any worse than using razor blades and heat guns etc to "age" it? Same tragedy IMO.
    Obviously they're all a gang of idiots. But, you know, live and let live... - David Gilmour

  32. #32

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    He's from El Lay, lol!
    My Gibsons: 2011 Les Paul R9 Historic, 2011 ES-335 1959 Wraptail Historic, 2011 Les Paul R0 Special Historic, 2011 '62 LP/SG Historic, 2011 Custom Shop Non-Reverse Firebird VII, 2001 Thunderbird bass
    Quote Originally Posted by 82 Silverburst View Post
    What I see on this forum more and more is akin to little girls playing dress up with their dolls, getting them ready for some tea party.

  33. #33
    Les Paul Forum Member D'Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,572

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    He seems like a nice guy.
    '94 Gibson LP CS Standard
    '02 Gibson LP '58 CA
    '03 Gibson Firebird CS Non-Reverse
    '05 Gibson LP '54
    '06 Gibson LP '58 VOS
    '12 Squier Bullet Strat
    '14 Squier '51
    '14 Epiphone Genesis Pro
    '92 Washburn D17SCE
    '70s Val Dez Classical
    5F1A Tweed
    V Series V1512
    #698 THD Univalve
    Crate V5 (OpAmp Mod)
    Crate V33 (SLO Mod)

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    But the forum is...still a great place to hang out if you want to chat about guitars or blindside and humiliate unsuspecting chumps with our endless supply of vitriol.

  34. #34
    Les Paul Forum Member StSpider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Padua, Italy
    Posts
    1,976

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Givhan View Post
    hmmm. that rig was way to complicated for me. looked to complicated for DJ as well. he knew nothing about his gutiars or his rig. he had to have his tech explain that he was using rs pots. but thats probably why he is a famous guitarist and im not. i spend too much time on this site instead of just playing.
    On the other hand that Fortus guy seems to know his rig inside out. AND he's a pretty terrific player!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xN2UuwUk8g
    - 2006 Les Paul Historic R4 Oxblood
    - 2012 ES-330TDVB
    - 1995 Les Paul Studio Ebony with B7 Bigsby

    There is NO substitute for Loudness.

  35. #35

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    i played a R8 in San francisco last year and i couldn't tell the different between it and my Epiphone..

  36. #36

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    cool!

  37. #37
    Les Paul Forum Member Peter100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    124

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    Quote Originally Posted by stock_hippie View Post
    i played a R8 in San francisco last year and i couldn't tell the different between it and my Epiphone..
    You must hear some better sustain on your R8 not?

  38. #38
    Les Paul Forum Member Killadilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    18

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    his guitars are the ones paired with limited edition harleys. a little to suburban for me...to each his own though(but its kinda ridiculous ha)

  39. #39

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    As much as I hate the thought of it, the cig burnt one is the best lookin of the bunch...
    Everything on 10!

  40. #40

    Re: Dj Ashba's custom Les Pauls

    That guy is a cartoon
    "Perhaps you have a vibrato that sounds like a goat
    trying to mount Diane Rehm as she conjures the
    ghost of Katherine Hepburn with a ouija board?"
    -David Von Bader

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Scroll Down And Click On All Of Our Sponsors' Logos For Their Websites!