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Recent content by EpiLP1985

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    a Tonebender is a thing of beauty .....

    I love the MK II circuit. Here is a clip of a recent unit I built:
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Hi Mat! Let me preface my inquiry with this: I have no dog in this race but in the interest of picking your brain, I’ll ask my question with no reservations but also without any note of accusation or hostility. It’s come to my attention, as I’ve been following developments surrounding the...
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    Oh boy ..... I have heard there are problems with the Murphy labs.

    The issue, as I’ve heard it explained a few times now, is that the pore filler used for the dark cherry backed models in an as yet unspecified date and serial range, was defective. The lacquer is not “mating” well and finish is simply lifting off in chunks. It seems Gibson is not publicly...
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    Didn't Steve Katz of Blood Sweat and Tears play a Gibson Les Paul?

    Don’t interact with this guy. He got the boot from MLP not that long ago for necroposting and spamming up everyone’s feed. He’s either a troll, or a bot, or both.
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    J. Geils : RIP

    Don’t interact with this guy. He got the boot from MLP not that long ago for necroposting and spamming up everyone’s feed. He’s either a troll, or a bot, or both.
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    Very reasonably priced but I feel there are better pots out there and cheaper, but tonally equivalent, capacitors as well.
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    The thing I look for in pots is specified value, tolerance, and taper.
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    Honestly, I don’t solder the braids directly to the pot case anymore. I wrap a length of wire around pickup and switch leads, solder it to the braids, then make a very small connection from the wire lead to the pot casing.
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    Anyone using Sigil humbuckers?

    Sure. That's down to what you have in the harness as well though. No lack of snap and treble content with 545 kOhm VIPots!
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    In my experience, if you want to get in and out fast, and get good solid joints, especially on pot casings, you need a 40 watter. I use a smaller iron for pedal stuff and PCBs.
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    My goal in drafting my diagram was to get as many connections as I could off the pots. Also, by removing the ground wire from Tone to Tone, you make the harness essentially two pieces prior to install. Combined with not soldering the braids of the switch and pickups directly to the back of the...
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    I second this. I'm not so experienced that I don't occasionally get overzealous when soldering. I recently burned up a set of matched VIPots chasing a buzz and it turns out it needed shielding. I think the VIPots are the best taper I have ever played. There are not as ruggedly constructed as...
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    I guess my beef with pre-wired harnesses is that it pawns all of the hard work off on the consumer. That’s not a knock on the quality because the quality of almost everyone’s prewired harnesses is top notch. Let’s say I buy a Throbak harness for $169. That includes pretty run of the mill CTS...
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