Les Paul Studio Gem Series

Jewel the Sapphire

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Outstanding!


And am I seeing a couple of treble bleeds there in the bag?:hmm:
Thank you! Yes there were two treble bleed kits I dropped those in.. did sound samples aswell to check.. they do seem to keep the treble and gain when you roll the volume down!!


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Very cool guitars!
In my past I had a Topaz Gem. Wish I had kept it.
Congrats and rock it.
Thanks man appreciate the kind words, will do!

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Jewel the Sapphire

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Started the cleaning finally decided to take off the old unknown strings

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I noticed the bridge had little wire inserts up near the screw head they were mostly crooked, I nudged them all in flat as I could

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Thank you! Yes there were two treble bleed kits I dropped those in.. did sound samples aswell.. they do seem to keep the treble and gain when you roll the volume down, I am going to edit the samples so they play a before and after of each test
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Thanks man appreciate the kind words, will do!

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Started the cleaning finally decided to take off the old unknown strings

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I noticed the bridge had little wire inserts up near the screw head they were mostly crooked, I nudged them all in flat as I could

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Again.....outstanding!!
 

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I had never heard of the Gem series before now, looks like a really cool axe, congrats!

I noticed you have your P90's quite a bit away from the strings. Most things I've read go for the bridge super close to the strings and the neck just a tad lower than that. I've been meaning to tinker with heights, but what's your opinion?
 

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I had never heard of the Gem series before now, looks like a really cool axe, congrats!

I noticed you have your P90's quite a bit away from the strings. Most things I've read go for the bridge super close to the strings and the neck just a tad lower than that. I've been meaning to tinker with heights, but what's your opinion?
Hey there thanks for the compliment, any insight I could give you is subjective to what your preferences on your guitar may be. I say tinker with it, maybe you would prefer not to and that is okay. I have the neck all the way in and the bridge quite lower than where it was when I got it and then raised all the poles up a few turns to make a new sweet spot.
 

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I love these versions of LP. I think they are really pretty in that shade of blue. I had the option to get one a wee while ago.
 

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Those Gems were awesome, my brother has/had a couple of them (I can't keep track of his guitars, he has so many he has them stashed in three different locations so his wife doesn't know). I think I would have gone with 50's wiring, but if the treble bleed works for you, enjoy it.
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Cool...…….my very first LP is a Gem also...…..Amthyst.
Modded with a 57 Classic in the bridge when I got it...…..


LOT of guitar for the bucks. Enjoy yours!
NHTom
That's seriously so badass, thanks for sharing. Since I love my sapphire I had thought of owning another color and the Amythest is the one I would get, that mod is really cool, I'd hope to have one just like it with a quiet pickup. In the wiring for my gem series I do not have hum cancelling in the middle position, how would I wire it to do that? 50s?
 

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Wow, love all the pics and the blue is awesome. My favorite color so kinda biased ;). I have that little korg tuner, I need to get some of those other tools you show. Thanks for the pics!
 




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