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    Mini 5 wire connectors for Gibson Les Paul and Epiphone Les Paul. A question.

    Thanks for the replies. To clarify, my guitar is Gibson. The connectors on the Epiphone pickups are larger. I'm very shop savvy so rigging up the adapters should be easier than say mucking with the wiring itself. I'll scout those ebay options. I know people sometimes switch out those harnesses...
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    Mini 5 wire connectors for Gibson Les Paul and Epiphone Les Paul. A question.

    I have a 2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard that I bought used. It came with Burstbucker Pro pickups. I really don't like them. Too hot. They have five wire mini terminals on them to connect to a harness with multiple push/pull switches. I just bought a pair of Epiphone Probucker's, which have pretty...
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    Is there any way to tell if a humbucker is A2 or A5?

    I've searched a bit but haven't come up with anything yet. If one has an offbrand humbucker, is there any way to tell if it is an A2 or A5 magnet? Any sort of diagnostic test?
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    Question about 50's wiring - having a slight issue.

    Thanks for the additional replies. I solved the problem. I had most of it right but I had the switch wires going to one side of the pot's (when they should have been going to the center lug) and I had the pickup lead wires going to the center lugs (when they should have been going to one side of...
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    Question about 50's wiring - having a slight issue.

    O.k. Thanks. I'll have to root around in there again.
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    Question about 50's wiring - having a slight issue.

    I have a 2014 Gibson Les Paul Standard Lite that I bought used. The previous owner had re-wired it to Gretch wiring. I never really cared for it and decided to change it to 50's wiring. I jumped around and found a couple of diagrams that confirmed each other, and re-wired it. Now I have an odd...
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    Putting P90's in a 2016 Les Paul Standard?

    Indeed they do. Can't complain about the price. Will consider them.
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    Putting P90's in a 2016 Les Paul Standard?

    Thanks for all the great replies. Will start digging into the options.
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    Putting P90's in a 2016 Les Paul Standard?

    I have a 2016 Les Paul Standard. I have three LP's, but none with P90's, and I'm thinking this might be the right guitar to try them in. I trust one would have to re-route the body to put in a true soapbar P90, so I'm wondering what other options there are. Can anyone here recommend a P90 that...
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    Non-invasive tremolo units for Les Paul besides Bigsby?

    The guitar I'm considering for tremolo is a worn "player's" LPS, 2000, with a repaired headstock, so two small screw holes wouldn't matter too much, but I appreciate the heads up.
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    Non-invasive tremolo units for Les Paul besides Bigsby?

    Thanks for all the replies. I think I'm leaning FRX, mainly because I want a trem that will go very deep, but I'll consider all options.
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    Non-invasive tremolo units for Les Paul besides Bigsby?

    Are there any good aftermarket tremolo units that behave more like Floyd Rose or Kahler tremolo's, e.g., deep dive bombs with full bar depression? I had a Bigsby B5 on my 2000 LPS, but it just didn't do what I wanted, which was more extreme bends, so I took it off. A quick google search turned...
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    Gretch vs 50's wiring?

    I have a 2014 LPS Light, and the previous owner, who I know casually, changed the wiring to Gretch. Of course the Light's came with a switch for something instead of two tone pots, so I can understand the reason to rewire. I asked what advantages Gretch wiring had, and he cited the fact that if...
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    Can't find Burstbucker 1 or 2 at Gibson's website. Are they discontinued?

    Thanks for the reply and the link, but it's still strange that they wouldn't be listed at the Gibson website. It's not impossible for Gibson to have discontinued them and for Sweetwater to have stock remaining. If Gibson still make them, one would think they'd be on the website.


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