I just signed up and I think this site is going is the right direction.
I play a custom rebuilt 93 les paul studio with 93 gibson sg standard pick ups replacing the original studio p ups . I t was originaly white but after years of abuse by its original user I sanded it down to reveal a beautiful maple top which I stained and sanded many times to bring the grain out. The back of the body I refinished using aaa curly maple I ordered from colorado b and b rare woods . I vaneered and finished with nitro about 70 coats and sanded to a 2000 grit.I also replaced the gibson stock tuning pegs with gold grovers put out by gibson. adds moreweight to the headstock.
I plug into a presonus pre amp swaped out with a new groove tube than into a zoom g7 unit with a 12 ax7 tube. Than into a tuned up 94 crate amp 130 watts .
And I like the dead!