• Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!

JBLPlayer teaches how to set up Les Pauls!

Slashburst

Active member
Joined
Sep 14, 2010
Messages
682
For you guys who love to change PU's and pots, or whatever, take a look at this!

 

goldtop0

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 19, 2003
Messages
8,301
Well I learnt a thing or two thanks Joe.......... eg old strings go out of tune more so than newies:2cool
 

AliGZero

New member
Joined
Oct 17, 2014
Messages
142
Thanks to Joe for the insights and to Slashburst for posting the video. Would love to see a sonic deconstruct of the tonal impact of the top wrapped 11s vs. 10s (say) strung the way God and Ted McCarty intended. Is the reduced pressure on the saddles that top-wrapping causes counteracted by the increase in tension required to bring 11s up to standard pitch? Does the resonance driven into the body by the bridge posts have more or less tonal impact than the interaction of the strings and the pickup magnets? Has she blinded me with SCIENCE???
 

Pip

Active member
Joined
Feb 26, 2011
Messages
1,540
Interesting - I'm going to top wrap a couple of mine following the video.
 

Fried okra

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 15, 2013
Messages
3,155
Killer tutorial. Wait!!! John Henry's dead???? Wth? I was just with him.:hmm
 

TM1

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 27, 2003
Messages
8,142
There is some stuff out now that I've been using for the nuts: "Slick Nutz" from Lizard Spit. It's a Graphite based lube that dries on the string after you put it in the slot. Un-like Big Bends, it won't kill your wound strings.
Also for intonation I've found over the years to use the fretted note @ the 5th fret and 17th fret instead of the open string/12 fret as your strings will play more in-tune up the neck.<object type="cosymantecnisbfw" cotype="cs" id="SILOBFWOBJECTID" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block;"></object>
 

les strat

New member
Joined
Aug 22, 2004
Messages
5,194

Neck angle. It's actually a good problem to have. There is not enough pressure for strings to stay on the saddles even with TP cranked down to body.

But I never have to worry about the string hitting the back of the bridge with the TP all the way down!
 

Slashburst

Active member
Joined
Sep 14, 2010
Messages
682
Neck angle. It's actually a good problem to have. There is not enough pressure for strings to stay on the saddles even with TP cranked down to body.

But I never have to worry about the string hitting the back of the bridge with the TP all the way down!
:dude:
 

duaneflowers

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Messages
2,522
Thanks for another great lesson Joe... simple, yet simple! I've definitely been overthinking it!! :salude
 

Xpensive Wino

Active member
Joined
Nov 3, 2012
Messages
5,660
Since I have Bonamassa sigs loaded in one of my Les Pauls, I'm doing it right.

Joe said so.:laugh2:
 

Soulweb

New member
Joined
May 4, 2005
Messages
1,827
I held off on watching this. I thought for sure he would come off as pretentious and elitist. And, while he was using a real burst for a demo, he was anything but. Very cool. Very down to earth. You can tell he probably has the same excitement and giddy geekiness when around a nice guitar than any one of us would.

Note too he is a big proponent of leaving the guitar "as is" and isn't so quick to rush out and change everything a guitar came with.

Great advice from a player who, though famous, seems easily "one of us."

Thanks for the post of the video!
 

T.Allen

Moderator
Joined
Sep 11, 2014
Messages
2,634
I held off on watching this. I thought for sure he would come off as pretentious and elitist. And, while he was using a real burst for a demo, he was anything but. Very cool. Very down to earth. You can tell he probably has the same excitement and giddy geekiness when around a nice guitar than any one of us would.

Note too he is a big proponent of leaving the guitar "as is" and isn't so quick to rush out and change everything a guitar came with.

Great advice from a player who, though famous, seems easily "one of us."

Thanks for the post of the video!

Preconceived notions can limit one's knowledge. :jim
 

Soulweb

New member
Joined
May 4, 2005
Messages
1,827
Preconceived notions can limit one's knowledge. :jim


Though true, more often than not celebrities seem too far removed from anything remotely pedestrian that it's comical how they don't see it in themselves. Not all, but most. I'm sure it's just an effect of the environment they move in. Success changes people.

A minority of them never seem to lose touch with what it's like to have to work for a few years to buy a decent guitar. And what it was like to be thrilled to play in front of the first audience that had more than 90 people in it. Or very simply, what it's like to play guitar as a guilty hobby and not a means of income (good income).

I won't name names, but I'm sure we have all watched videos of celebrity musicians who have clearly forgotten what it's like to be an hourly employee punching the clock. And seem to be unable to identify with those folks, who are generally and ironically their own fans.

In contrast, Joe is a very successful, yet keenly humble and accessible musician. After watching more videos of him he does not take for granted that his success has allowed him to nurture that guitar geek inside of himself. He seems in awe of his own ability and is humbled by the opportunities and successes it has given him. That's a class move that I personally don't see too often.
 
Top