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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    I had a thread here from 2013 about lightening a LP, maybe it was in that thread let me go find it. Guess you can tell I haven't given up on doing this if I am still wishing it to be done 7yrs later.
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    I had a nice pin router mounted on a table with an enclosure over it and a 6" dust collector, I still have the dust collector and a different pin router but haven't set it up on a table. I have a typical vintage bandsaw, but afaik it doesn't have enough throat in it to slab off a cut from a LP...
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    Pots with “Vintage” 30% Tapers? I Don’t Get It.

    I found the thread about volume pot count ups to be VERY informative, and very accurate to the reference pots listed in the thread. Personally I use the RS Superpots because of their taper. I play mostly in the middle of the sweep and the knob seems to yield the changes I like more than other...
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    There's some very capable and highly regarded people on this forum, and a job like this warrants the opinion of other expeienced technicians. I was looking for input on saws and sawblades. I am thinking one of the wide Japanese saws might work best. I have thought about drilling 1" holes...
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    I had my own brick and mortar guitar repair business for many years, trained under Erlewine in the 80s, God only knows how many broken pegheads and pulled up bridges I have fixed, nevermind the neck resets and the dozens and dozens of refrets and bone nuts, it goes on and on. So not like this...
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    Firebird questions — thinking about getting one

    I TRUST you have gotten a better case for it now? Those original cases were guaranteed to break the peghead, the low E tuning button lays against the bottom of the case and it don't take NOTHING to snap the peghead behind the nut. Seriously. The newer Custom Shop case is much deeper and you can...
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    2018 Custom Shop Historic '58 Les Paul Junior Doublecut - One Of 10 In Tobacco Sunburst

    This one went from the Custom Shop to CME for it's first sale, then to a shop in New York, where it was bought and shipped to Sweden by the owner I bought it from. When it arrived back in the US, I opened the case and was surprised to find a virtually brand new, unplayed guitar, in perfect...
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    No sir, I call channel routing the same as you call the square rout before the top is glued on.
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    I don't like the top, I plan on sending it to Kim at Historic Makeovers for an exact copy of this one, along with the refin I will have the top carved to exact 1959 specs which they knock out of the park. In addition to the recarve, the refin itself will take the thick plasticized finish off...
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    Weight relief dispersed more or less evenly within the body. Maybe long slots would do less to change the sound than open cavities. It sounds pretty good acoustically, bright, typical LP sound, nothing out of the ordinary. It is one of the channel routed bodies, and you can "hear" this...
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    I was thinking more along the lines of the Japanese saws, thin blades, precision cuts, and easy to keep parallel to the back, I could make a 1/4" tall "fence" to lay the blade on and saw around the body then try and saw it through the middle.
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    Chambering A Les Paul, A Different Approach

    I have a 1985 '59 reissue (this was before they started with the R designations) that hasn't a lot of collector value, it's had the neck broke behind the 3rd fret, and broken almost completely out of the body at the heel. I repaired this one 25yrs ago with the typical wood glue and clamps, it...
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    Significant Tonal Improvement Changing Klusons for Grovers

    A lot of the sealed tuners come with a flat washer and no bellville washer. I have not generally had probs removing the bellvile and putting the tuner button right back on the shaft since there is usually a flat nylon washer or a flat metal washer already there.
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    2019 LP Jr. Dbl Cut Which Wraparound Tailpiece?

    Now let me add a SIGNIFICANT update to this guitar, and to this thread. After researching the various choices, I came across the GraphTech ResoMax wraparound tailpiece, it looked really good and sounded too good to be true by the description on Graph Tech's page: "The ResoMax NW1 Wraparound...
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    2019 LP Jr. Dbl Cut Which Wraparound Tailpiece?

    Found some left over Faber spacers from a Tone Loc kit, machined the flange off the Gibson studs, put it all back together and i have now a locking wraptail with no tilt. It got even louder with this mod. G isn't intonated very well but everything else is pretty close. String height was...

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