2014 Gibson LPS Lite, Heritage Cherry without coil split switch. Two questions.

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I am considering a 2014 Les Paul Standard Lite in Heritage Cherry that is for sale locally. I think the price is fair, but I would have liked to know a bit more about the guitar. I cannot find a single reference on the internet about this guitar. The closest I came was one that was for sale on reverb, see here: https://reverb.com/ca/item/6837740-2014-gibson-les-paul-standard-lite-plain-top-limited-run

...which is virtually the same as the one I'm looking at, but it has a coil split switch where the neck treble pot would normally be, as do all other LPS lite's I could find pages for at Sweetwater Musician's friend etc. The one I'm looking at has four pots. It's a cool looking Les Paul, with slab sawn top with some interesting figure. Anyone here own one from those years that doesn't have the switch? I can't figure out why this one doesn't have the switch since all other Lite's do.

I'm also wondering how these Lite's sound. I know there's some older posts about Lite's, but I'm curious to get some fresh insight.
 
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thin LPs with a belly cut are where its at. I wish mine had BBs.

iys easy enough to ream the hole and install a regular pot, which is what I'd bet, but why don't you ask the seller?
 

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Thanks for the reply. I'll ask the seller, but I didn't get the impression he knew much about it. I suppose it's possible that the previous owner to the current seller might have removed the switch and installed a tone pot, but for some reason it seems unlikely. Do you notice a big difference between your Lite and normal LPS's? If there's a shift in tone due to construction, is it possible to describe?
 

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if he doesn't know, he's either lying or too stupid, neither of which I'd do business with. Pictures could clear up a few things.

I've got a Les +, which it seems is like the version of the guitar you're looking at, but with the '15 appointments. It has pickups that I don't personally care for, but I go to it every time because its so comfortable. Especially if you play any sitting down, once I go back to my other Lps, I'm fighting the guitar constantly.

get a '14 MM too, while you're at it.
 

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Melody Maker, if you like the specs of that guitar, you might like them, though the colors aren't great, refinishing is always an option.
 

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Different pickups, but I have a 2013 Custom Lite that originally had the 3-knob setup with coil split. I did not find the mini toggle coil split very useful, so I changed it to a traditional 4-knob setup with 50s style wiring. I had the volume knobs changed to push/pulls to retain the coil split functionality. The coil split is only really noticeable when the volume is rolled off.

Hope this helps.
-Jay
 

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Different pickups, but I have a 2013 Custom Lite that originally had the 3-knob setup with coil split. I did not find the mini toggle coil split very useful, so I changed it to a traditional 4-knob setup with 50s style wiring. I had the volume knobs changed to push/pulls to retain the coil split functionality. The coil split is only really noticeable when the volume is rolled off.

Hope this helps.
-Jay
I thought I read somewhere that the Lite's came with Burstbucker Pro, but Pro's are appparently 2 conductor wire, and I peeked in the control cavity of this one and these pickups are 4 conductor. Do you know what kind of pickups the Lite's have?
 

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I thought I read somewhere that the Lite's came with Burstbucker Pro, but Pro's are appparently 2 conductor wire, and I peeked in the control cavity of this one and these pickups are 4 conductor. Do you know what kind of pickups the Lite's have?
Mine has 490R/498T. I am not a big fan of the 498T and will probably swap both out at some point for some lower output PAF-style.

-Jay
 




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