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    Got a new Goldtop Standard and ... not loving it

    Your answer is simple. You need to get split coil capability in the guitar. Ideally splitting the coils on each pickup. Even more ideally is being able to choose which coil you are splitting which is where the Seymour Duncan Triple Shot pickup rings come into play. With the little dip switches...
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    Wiring info/diagram for adding a P90 between two humbuckers serviced by a single concentric pot and 3 way mini-switch

    I'm not looking to change anything on my existing setup with two humbuckers controlled by the 3 way toggle switch. What I am looking to do is add a P90 in the middle controlled all by itself with a concentric volume / tone pot. Then the entire guitar on the way to the output jack will be...
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    An Amazing Find! 1960 Gibson Les Paul Burst!

    I'm the odd man out here. Sell it. Look I respect the quality and sound on many a 59 and 60 LP but there is no way that you can justify keeping something that could bring as much as $300,000 or more. For sure you could buy/build or have built something comparable for 3 to 5 thousand. It's called...
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    Duane Allman's 1957 "Layla" Gibson Les Paul sells for $1.25 million

    Am I the only guy who has one eyebrow up in the air. Not only was this guitar refinished twice, but Duane also kept the original PAF pickups off of it when he sold it. One and a quarter million? Okay it is an icon, and a part of rock history but...
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    My 1995 Epiphone Les Paul ~ Have to share this with you...

    My 1995 Epiphone Les Paul on my Facebook page. See photos. <<< Click on this to see photos. I bought a 1995 Epi LP back in 1995 new and it turned out to be an incredible guitar. Thanks for letting me share this with you. I only paid $399 for it on sale instead of the usual $500. The flame maple...
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    1974 LP Custom Restoration

    Beautiful job on the guitar. The rounded inlay is very attractive, but for the most part any variations from the original design are going to be met with some chagrin. For me personally I revere the early Les Paul fretless wonders. I tend toward lighter gauge strings which require low profile...
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    Bridge stop tailpiece stud puller made from inexpensive home depot parts

    Great stuff. I especially like your bolt system because you have an infinitely adjustable bolt depth with nut on the threaded rod, so you don't have to calculate the depth with just the right bolt each time. I do however would like to see additional protection on where the metal washer meets...
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    Bridge stop tailpiece stud puller made from inexpensive home depot parts

    Thank you guys for your kind words. My main concern, and the reason why I did it this way is that I wanted to be sure as to pull the stud out evenly. Doing anything that may create an off angle pull runs the risk of chipping the edge of the hole. This method guarantees that not only are you...
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    Bridge stop tailpiece stud puller made from inexpensive home depot parts

    Here are the additional photos. If you are going to replicate this take your stop tail piece adjustable bolt along with you so you can match up the threads to the bolt you are going to buy. Also pick up the natural gas fitting before determining the bolt length. Just pick a bolt that will go...
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    Bridge stop tailpiece stud puller made from inexpensive home depot parts

    Thought I would like to share this with you. I spent a little time putting together a bridge stop tailpiece stud puller out of off the shelf home depot parts. Oddly enough a standard plumbing washer fit perfectly around the stud thereby protecting the guitars finish, and then a metal washer over...
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    Why Epiphone ?

    My 1995 Epiphone Les Paul is a freak. It was made that way. Oddly enough it came with .035 frets instead of the .050 or .052 on my Les Paul Junior. Consequently it can handle 8's or 9's without having the usual squeeze the chord go out of tune problems with anything less than 10's. I set the...
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    Has anyone placed a stringlock on a regular non-tremolo Les Paul?

    The voice of reason shines through. Thank you for the above post. Anyhow I have been studying the whole tuning problem for quite some time. I was getting ready to go with the locking nut with the Gibson TP-6 fine tune bridge, but then I discovered the Kahler string lock in black chrome. I have...
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    Locking Nut as a second nut behind the regular one

    I can respect what you are saying because I can see that the string length on the other side of the nut allows for more length for stretchability. By shortening that overall length of stretch it would tighten it up. The only thing is that I like to use 8 gauge strings so I already have a lot of...
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    Locking Nut as a second nut behind the regular one

    Other than eBay I haven't found much in the way of Kahler distributors, at least not one that lists the Gibson headstock. Do you know which model number is the one for the Les Paul. I wanted one in black chrome. Or do you know of a Kahler distributor that I can get in touch with? Thanks for...
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    Locking Nut as a second nut behind the regular one

    God I love you guys. You are the best. Anyone know where I can buy the SG Elite locking nut assembly or equivalent that is designed for Gibson type headstocks? This is a super Wow for me.
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    Locking Nut as a second nut behind the regular one

    I have become totally enthralled as of late as to the best way to keep a guitar in tune. I actually found it. It is called an Evertune bridge. I have it on one of my guitars. I have a lot of guitars and was wondering about alternative ways to keep it in tune. I wanted to install a locking nut...
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    Clapton's at his best with a 335 in my opinion.

    Bad love. That is freakin insane. Yes Clapton was my idol starting way back when. Thanks to Jimmy Zaleski who became my guitar teacher. We was idolizing Clapton before the rest of the country ever even knew him. He used to carry a broken pic around in his wallet that Clapton dropped on the...
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    1995 Epi LP Standard - Locking Nut Installation

    So what did I discover today? Of course Gibson is a decade in front of me. They already had an Epiphone Les Paul with a locking nut that came with the Floyd Rose Tremolo. So even though it is rare as a mod, Gibson stepped up to the plate. Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro FX Gibson.com...
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    Does your Epiphone Les Paul have a twisted neck?

    In addition to the measurement method of determining if the neck is twisted. There is an even simpler method. All you have to do is sight down one outer edge of the neck/outside of the E 1st string. So you look down the frets all in a line to see what kind of relief the neck has in it. Put the...
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    Does your Epiphone Les Paul have a twisted neck?

    Sighting a neck in order to determine a very minor twist is difficult to say the least. A major twist of course is a different matter. The best way to determine if your neck is twisted is to take a straight edge and place it along the bottom 1st string E. Then take a feeler gauge set and...


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