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  1. 1981 LPC

    71 Les Paul Custom, restoration video

    I rather enjoyed seeing this poor thing being brought back to life.
  2. 1981 LPC

    Best poker chip - ever.

  3. 1981 LPC

    Framus Rosita - 1950s archtop revival

    I'd like to hear your opinions on the (im)possibility of adding a truss rod to this old thing. Not sure if it's possible because of how the end of the fretboard sits above the top plate. If it's indeed not possible, perhaps I could install a carbon fiber neck rod? Or just use frets with wider...
  4. 1981 LPC

    1980 Silver Standard with custom touches

    No affiliation. https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1728049662
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    Can I use 4-lead humbuckers with regular pots?

    Hi all, As it says in the thread title, can I use 4-lead humbuckers with regular pots? Not interested in coil splitting, just want them to function as a regular 2-lead humbucker. My bridge pup (57 classic plus) crapped out and this set of an unknown brand is for sale for $50. They're A2...
  6. 1981 LPC

    Reviving a seventies bass guitar (1975 Aria A-100)

    This thread is in part a copy of a thread in the Tonefreaks/Pickup subsection. It has snowballed so I thought it better to continue it here. I've been playing bass and guitar off and on for the past 25 years. The short scale P-bass copy (of sorts) pictured below had been sitting in my moms...
  7. 1981 LPC

    Where to find tortoise shell that matches this pickguard from the 1970s

    Hi all, I'm in the process of bringing an old beat-up 1970s bass guitar back to life. It's for my seven year old daughter. Here's the project if you're interested: Reviving a seventies bass guitar (1975 Aria A-100) It's missing one part of the two part pickguard. Is there a place where I could...
  8. 1981 LPC

    How to ground a single (non-braided) wire pickup?

    Could someone please explain how to properly ground a single (non-braided) wire pickup? Perhaps share a wiring schematic? I'm in the process of bringing back to life an old bass guitar with/for my seven year old daughter (restoration diary is posted in this other thread: Help identify type of...
  9. 1981 LPC

    Help identify type of pickup -1975 Aria A-100

    I've been playing bass and guitar off and on for the past 25 years. The short scale P-bass copy (of sorts) pictured below had been sitting in my moms attic for over 20 years. I used it in a band when I was 16 or so (before buying a second-hand Samick Valley Arts bass with active pickups). As you...
  10. 1981 LPC

    YT channel Lignum, guitar and bass builds

    The YT channel Lignum has, amongst other types of builds, several guitar and bass builds. High-tech, beautifully executed.
  11. 1981 LPC

    What's going on inside this '72 Les Paul? (YT-video)

    Uploaded to YT by Woodford Instruments. Give the channel a look, informative and entertaining videos.
  12. 1981 LPC

    Dave Amato collection (video)

    Gibson is posting new videos on its YT channel. This video is just too cool. Good vibes and such cool guitars, both Gibson and other brands. Also nice to see Mark Agnesi back in form.
  13. 1981 LPC

    1958 Standard for sale in The Netherlands - no. 86799

    No affiliation, juat thought you guys would like to pick this one apart: Gibson Les Paul Standard Original 1958 Amsterdam Burst #8 6799
  14. 1981 LPC

    Rabea Massaad buys a '71 Custom at Norm's

    That's a cool Custom. Nicely worn and lacquer checked.
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    Archtop build - video series (Richard Heeres)

    This series of 15 build videos is fun to watch and very informative (not to mention soothing and zen-like). Beautiful workmanship. It's part of an online guitar build course by Dutch luthier Richard Heeres (no affiliation).
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    Is 'vintage retro-fitting' Norlin Les Pauls a thing now?

    Oh god please no, make the hurting stop. FYI - read the description on YT.
  17. 1981 LPC

    2018 Rig Rundown with JB

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    Men aging poorly - "dad band"

  19. 1981 LPC

    Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars (Japan)

    Such nicely made guitars.
  20. 1981 LPC

    Lollar dB humbuckers

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