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  1. EpiLP1985

    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...
  2. EpiLP1985

    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.
  3. EpiLP1985

    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.
  4. EpiLP1985

    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.
  5. EpiLP1985

    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    The thing I look for in pots is specified value, tolerance, and taper.
  6. EpiLP1985

    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.
  7. EpiLP1985

    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!
  8. EpiLP1985

    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.
  9. EpiLP1985

    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...
  10. EpiLP1985

    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...
  11. EpiLP1985

    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...
  12. EpiLP1985

    Anyone using Sigil humbuckers?

    I almost pulled a trigger on a set of Sigil's but went with the Wolfetone Legend set instead.
  13. EpiLP1985

    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    I assure you there is nothing particularly affordable about buying a pre-soldered harness. The harness itself is the easiest and fastest part to actually wire. It's all done outside of the guitar. Solder 4 pot tabs to the cases, a length of wire from each tone pot to the volume pot, and one side...
  14. EpiLP1985

    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    I hear you but I guess it depends on how the valuation of your time is laid out. I personally don't factor in my own time to the cost. With that in mind, you can get the parts for < $75. What I like about the VIPots is that they are Spec'd at 550k and you can have them match them for you. My...
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    Pre wired loom's for Les Paul's.

    Well, you can obviously solder so I would recommend sourcing parts for harness and putting one together yourself, but, you want prewired, which presents a dilemma. With a prewired harness, you still have to make a number of connections so why not make a few more? I personally like the VIPots...
  16. EpiLP1985

    New LP Owner...help with tailpiece setup

    My first thought would be to raise it up and see if the buzzing goes away. Could be fretting out or hitting the pickup poles when you fret because of how low it is.
  17. EpiLP1985

    New LP Owner...help with tailpiece setup

    How low is the action?
  18. EpiLP1985

    What ToneBender model did Jeff Beck use on Truth/Beck-Ola ?

    Beck to Gilmour at the flick of a switch!
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