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Jimmy Page #1 actual wiring diagram?

andrewflour

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Apr 24, 2007
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Hello guys,
long time since my last post. I've recently purchased a CA Jimmy page #1 Yamano select. I know the wiring thing (Ed Wilson in 2003, who inspected the instrument at Page's house, stated it was wired that way) but I'm totally pissed off because I don't like the constant OOP sound in mid position. Mid position switch was a sound I like a lot and Page used even more, expecially during rhytmic parts. So I want to wire it in the standard way and using the existing push pull to occasionally reversing the phase.
I was wondering if there is a wiring schematic to follow. This kind of operation will be done by a tech but I'd like to have the scheme with me in the future.
I will never sell this guitar so I don't care about those collectors b*****it things
Thank you in advantage for who will reply!
(in the center, the guitar in exam) 313902674_10226422410134238_1390479708017810060_n.jpg
 

J.D.

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IIRC it is wired (incorrectly) as OOP in the mid position. The push/pull is to coil cut the bridge pickup. It is not clear what you are asking.
 

Bryansamui

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Jul 1, 2022
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Yes ..To wire it like Page in that Video, you need to Rewire the push pull to a phase Reversal ( not a coil split) and put the the mid toggle switch back to standard.. Take it to a Luthier.. Edwin Wilson didn't listen to a word Jimmy said in that Video and consequently the reissues are all wrong...Gibson have a coil split on their push pull on the reissue .( morons) The Page "Middle Position" is supposed to be IN PHASE Parallel ( normal). This was Jimmys main sound .Gibson reissues have it oop.
Further, The Page Custom shop guitars sound nothing like Jimmy's #1 during the Zeppelin years.The Electrics were all different on Jimmy's Guitar come 2003 compared to the Zeppelin years , so even if Gibson had watched the video back , and copied Jimmy's electrics ,while it would have been closer, it was nothing like Page's # 1 Les Paul 1969 to April 72 or April 72 to 1980 (Bridge PUP Change)

To make it clear..There were no Push/Pull anything, coil splits, taps, Out of Phase in Zeppelin. Wiring was stock standard 50s wiring..The 21 sound harness was on Pages seldom used #2 and installed by Steve Hoyland circa 1985 (after Zeppelin)
 
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