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  1. el84ster

    Throbak SLE 101Pick ups

    OP was asking about his Ltd sets that was done briefly with NOS wire.
  2. el84ster

    Throbak SLE 101Pick ups

    They are SOOOO good. Yeah no one’s parting with them. Closest things to my real-deal PAFs.
  3. el84ster

    Jazz on a 1958-1961 ES-1235 (with mini-6)

    How cool is THAT?!! Thanks for posting.
  4. el84ster

    Blockhead Firstborn

    Killer! I always liked the non-trem channel more. Now it sounds like you have 2 killer channels. yeah you don’t need pedals with that amp.
  5. el84ster

    Top wrapping? The really big question!

    Maybe it depends on the guitar but it was a pretty significant increase in sustain and harmonics on my LP.
  6. el84ster

    Top wrapping? The really big question!

    As for the effect on sound, top wrapping will sustain longer usually. And have a little more harmonic content. Sounds a lot better to me.
  7. el84ster

    help dating PAT set + harness!

    Chrome covers, mid-‘65 and later. As mentioned they’ve been in soldered already. I would not pay a pre-T price for that and assume it’s t-top. just noticed the slot screws on the bottom. Very likely later pickups. Pass if you’re looking for pre t.
  8. el84ster

    Blockhead Firstborn

    Cool, sounds pretty simple. Enjoy! I miss my 18w.
  9. el84ster

    Need Advice

    Listen to a bajillion YouTube vids of each. You’ll start to hear the character of each one. keep in mind that the preamp is the more influential of the two as far as final sound.
  10. el84ster

    Blockhead Firstborn

    There you go. that circuit is just so good. The best distorted tone I’ve ever had in my life! That amp just begs to be turned up.
  11. el84ster

    Blockhead Firstborn

    Hopefully new tubes will solve it, but after that it’s time for a tech if not. Might be some of the grounding has come loose or corroded. Do you know if it’s been messed with? Sometimes well-intentioned mods go awry.
  12. el84ster

    Help with treble bleed

    I’m not sure what those holes hook up to, you’ll need a meter to see if the holes connect to the middle and outer of your volume pot. if so you would put your resistor/cap combo across those. Or you could just try and see then remove if it’s not.
  13. el84ster

    Help with treble bleed

    .001uf in parallel with a 100k resistor should sound very unchanged as you roll down.
  14. el84ster

    Historic Murphy lab or Vintage .... try to guess

    I think the knobs are the big giveaway. Modern knobs still don’t look right, too shiny. Older knobs are a little more subdued in color.
  15. el84ster

    Amplified Nation

    Never heard of them but that looks pretty sweet! I think it’s your Lea Paul forum duty to go try it and report back!
  16. el84ster

    Which caps to replace Astrons in tweed amps?

    I really like the blue sozo’s man after 20 years of working on amps I now lean more toward replacing coupling caps, if they have any leakage at all, the amp will not sound its best. Any leakage to the grid of the next stage throws that bias off and typically you get sort of a slightly fuzzy...
  17. el84ster

    Guitars that make you sick to your stomach

    70’s silver burst les Pauls.
  18. el84ster

    Still needing a amp repair shop for 1956 GA-6

    It can be done yourself, but it takes some experience to make it solid so it’ll be dependable
  19. el84ster

    Felt Pen Marks on Pickup (Bar) Magnets

    Yeah, Gibson used a special magnet with poles oriented along the long sides.
  20. el84ster

    How were factory installed Bigsby units grounded?

    I’d love to know the answer to this too.