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    Installing Schaller 456/455 Bridge on a Gibson guitar

    Looks like a Nashville bridge that threads into metal bushings in the body. Widening the slots won't work in this application. That's for putting the Schaller on metric-spaced tailpiece studs that are closer together than imperial-spaced studs. A bridge drops down over a narrow bridge post. A...
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    Installing Schaller 456/455 Bridge on a Gibson guitar

    Does the V you're going to modify have an ABR or a Nashville bridge? I was thinking of an ABR when I said you probably don't need to plug the existing bridge holes. Nashville bushings might overlap the locations of the new post holes. If you have to remove the bushings you'll have large holes...
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    Installing Schaller 456/455 Bridge on a Gibson guitar

    Oh, Wolf Hoffman from Accept. I found several pics but nothing's really clear about whether he had to make significant changes to the pickguard like cutting it away under the Schaller to let it sit lower. The guard in this pic is a little different than the one in your pic.
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    Installing Schaller 456/455 Bridge on a Gibson guitar

    That's a curious conversion. The only thing I can guess is he wanted the fine tuners and didn't know about the TP-6 tailpiece. Is that someone famous and you're doing a tribute? Or you just like the look? If you don't mind the empty tailpiece holes, all you have to do is drill new big holes up...
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    Installing Schaller 456/455 Bridge on a Gibson guitar

    You just slide the stock wrapover bridge/tailpiece backwards off the posts and slide the 455/456 onto the posts. You can use the stock posts. If the Schaller posts are a tighter fit you can use them instead. Either with the stock bushings, or pull the stock bushings out and push the Schaller...
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    Fret plastic nibs are broken

    The 2015 Standards (with the G Force tuners and metal nut/zero fret) had no nibs. That was a short-lived aberration (some say abomination) but perhaps pakafaca has one of those and assumes that all Standards are like that.
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    floating bridge - fix height?

    If you loosen the strings with the springs tight, a 2-point bridge can slip out of the grooves in the posts and drop down. With the strings tuned to pitch, can you pull up on the trem arm and deck the bridge? If yes, look carefully to make sure the bridge isn't pulling back and out of the post...
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    floating bridge - fix height?

    Yes, lighter strings or more (or different) springs will fix that. Springs loosen a bit over time. And Fender's black springs are lower tension than their silver springs. I've always had 6-screw vintage trems with silver springs. With .010~.052 strings I've always been able to deck the bridge...
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    Modding BB Pros for coil splitting

    https://reverb.com/item/16527595-gibson-les-paul-coil-split-potentiometer-control-pcb-board-cts-quick-connect Buy a Gibson pcb that's got the coil split feature. Pull the knobs from your guitar, unscrew the 4 pot nuts, unplug the connectors from the board, lift the board out, drop the new board...
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    Thiele/Small Speaker cabs Real benefits or marketing gimmicks?

    I don't have any scholarly links, just empirical examples. "Crown XTi 4002 Features at a Glance: Stereo Wattage: 1600W @ 2 ohms, 1200W @ 4 ohms, 650W @ 8 ohms" Check the specs of any PA/hifi solid state power amp -- higher power into lower impedance, lower power into higher impedance...
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    Thiele/Small Speaker cabs Real benefits or marketing gimmicks?

    With transformer coupled tube amps, maximum power transfer happens when the design impedance is matched. Power is reduced with either a high or low mismatch. But direct coupled solid state doesn't behave that way. Power output goes up as load impedance goes down. That's why ss lists a minimum...
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    Thiele/Small Speaker cabs Real benefits or marketing gimmicks?

    Two different topics going on here: T/S cabs in general, and H&K's claims about the Black Spirit and its T/S extension cab. I'll start with H&K then do another post about T/S cabs. ------------------------- The FTC regulations about wattage labeling only apply to hifi/audio reproduction...
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    A Stupid Question.

    MusicMan HD amps had series outputs. (HD65, HD130, HD75, HD150 -- I'm not sure about the RD/RP series.) There was a "main" jack and a switching "extension" jack that put the jacks in series (if you were only using one jack you had to use the "main" jack -- if you only plugged into the...
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    This will buff out right? 1980 Custom

    True that Historic Makeovers doesn't list replacing tops or necks as options (doesn't necessarily mean they can't/won't do that). But they aren't the only company doing that sort of thing. RS Guitarworks offers repairs/restorations and say "no job is too big". Bavarian specifically mentions...
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    This will buff out right? 1980 Custom

    People send perfectly good Gibsons to places like Historic Makeovers to have the tops and necks replaced. (Cost of a Gibson plus the makeover costs more than a great replica -- they do it just so they don't feel dirty having a Gibson logo on a guitar that never saw the inside of a Gibson...

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