- Aug 19, 2008
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The new conversion came with repro Klusons on, and originals in the case, put the 53 Klusons back on, and it just sounds better.
Actually, it seems to be the reverse.Well........... if you drop the new ones on the floor they go 'plunk' and if you drop the old ones on the floor they go 'plink'..........
More so for me is old recordings of a LP through a Marshall('60s) versus more recent recordings since then........it's all subjective.............. up to a point.
Agreed.My '57 LP Special came with some 3-a-side repro tuners, with string holes a bit big, meaning the sharp angle caused excessive high E breakages. So a few months back I bought a set of aged repros that I know work well. Took the crappy repros off, and fitted, wait for it...
a set of mid 50s originals I had kicking around . Holds tune better, looks better (withered buttons, man there's some tone mojo in those!), sounds better, is better. I know it's all in my head, and I simply don't care.
Might be in your head too, but if it feels right, it is right.
I did this very scientifically:The nylon bushings as Eric mentioned and maybe something with the setup of the guitar (the neck moves while changing strings; different string tension and high, affect tone): And of course the new strings sound better as well.
I have occasionally needed to push the back cover on a little more firmly and deform the tab that secures it a little more to keep them tight. I did notice I'd made a pretty thorough job of this on the original 3-a-side set I put on my old LP Special. They work perfectly.One of them has almost no resistance though, I remember there was an easy fix to that, but I don’t remember what it was.