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    Les Paul Forum Member viper007's Avatar
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    Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    As the title say, Les Paul players who made the wrong turn in their careers according to your opinion...

    I begin, John Sykes, which i really like!!

    Could have been one of the greatest but now have a career in silence.

    Pity!


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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    Well, who else but ... Paul Reed Smith. He grew up loving Les Pauls, and he ends up creating super expensive guitars very few people can afford. Then he preys on the insecurity of some (good) artists who need adulation and TLC. PRS's latest catch was John Mayer, the world's greatest overthinker.

    Paul, you should have stuck to playing Gibson and Fender.

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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    Quote Originally Posted by viper007 View Post
    As the title say, Les Paul players who made the wrong turn in their careers according to your opinion...

    I begin, John Sykes, which i really like!!

    Could have been one of the greatest but now have a career in silence.

    Pity!


    Great timing, I was thinking about this very thing about Sykes just the other day! It seems with his style, skill and history with Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, he should have had a huge career. I wonder what happened
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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    Just my opinion...David Coverdale is what happened. I did see Thin Lizzy with Sykes, Gorham, Marco Mendoza and Tommy Aldridge at a very small bar in Dallas called The Galaxy Club. They left that bar in ruins! I also saw Whitesnake with Vivian Campbell and Vandenburg in Texas. Good but, as good as Vivian Campbell is...no comparison to Sykes.
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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...


    Mick Taylor. It seems he could have tried harder to clean up and to stay with the Stones.
    IMO that would have been better for him AND the Stones. Nevermind that new guy on guitar they hired after him...

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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    That Eric guy. Look what he's spent the rest of his life holding.



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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    Jimmy Page took a wrong turn in the early '80s, but eventually found his way back home:



    (To be fair, some of the B-Bender stuff was quite interesting, and I don't blame him for wanting to put some distance between Led Zeppelin and the guitar that he was chiefly associated with during the 1970s.)

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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    That Eric guy. Look what he's spent the rest of his life holding.



    Bob
    As much as I love EC , I sure miss his Gibson Les Paul into a Marshall sound !

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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...



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    Re: Les Paul players who made wrong turn...

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    As much as I love EC , I sure miss his Gibson Les Paul into a Marshall sound !
    I respect the heck out of his work but don't much enjoy his Strat sound. I really like the Strat sounds of some others such Ted Turner of early Wishbone Ash, Joe Walsh, James Calvin Wilsey (RIP), etc.

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