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post #751 of 5076
Also, with capactiors get paper in oil and get a .010 value. Gibson uses .022 stock, but when used with 50's wiring a 0.10 value gives you more room to control tone. The 0.022 gets muddy faster.

If you are interested in 50's wiring I recommend that you rip out everything in the electronics panel and start with better quality parts as I mentioned. Here is the wiring difference between modern and 50's below.

Also, if you find that you don't like 50's wiring it is easy to put it back to Modern, but it still is in your benefit to upgrade all of your parts.

Allllllso, I have found that 50's wiring works better for more vintage replica, or vintage style/output pickups. Gibson switched to modern wiring because it better suited the "darker" heavier pickups guitarists sought out in the 70's and 80's.

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post #752 of 5076
I'd be making adjustments to a 10-year old Casino... a bit more complicated than pulling open a Strat. But I do appreciate the info. When money and time prevail, I will be doing this for sure. Posts bookmarked smile.gif
post #753 of 5076
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I'd be making adjustments to a 10-year old Casino... a bit more complicated than pulling open a Strat. But I do appreciate the info. When money and time prevail, I will be doing this for sure. Posts bookmarked smile.gif

The adjustments I mentioned are for any tone/volume humbucking guitar, not strats. I think you would benefit from the above mentioned.
post #754 of 5076
Right - I just meant from a DIY standpoint. But duly noted.
post #755 of 5076
The guitar I was talking about has some complicated wiring due to a piezo pickup, but I trust the maker in putting in quality parts in the first place. This is the guitar (the original owner was selling it, so it is mine now):
http://www.chrisgeorgeguitars.com/feature_build4.2011.html
700

But I will be wiring up the Jazzmaster body I bought. Where do I go to buy really good vintage style pots, caps, etc, specifically for Fender style?
post #756 of 5076
That's beautiful. Custom paint job then?
post #757 of 5076
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

But I will be wiring up the Jazzmaster body I bought. Where do I go to buy really good vintage style pots, caps, etc, specifically for Fender style?

www.allparts.com
www.stewmac.com
post #758 of 5076
I'm just juming in here, but my little collection consists of:
* Suhr standard 2003 limited edition with a crazy maple top.

* Furch G23 acoustic (Awesome sound! One of my best deals I've made since I got the model with PUs at the price for the model w/o PUs, which saved me almost $800. All due to the shop's mistake which was discovered a couple of weeks later. But they were cool about it).

* A telecaster with PAF replicas that I've built myself

* Mesa Boogie F30 amp

* BJF Honey Bee OD pedal
post #759 of 5076
Just bought a small bodied acoustic custom made for Jim Messina in 1979. Lovely guitar.
post #760 of 5076
Played a 61 Les Paul Custom (SG) the other day, best neck ever. Saving starts... now.
post #761 of 5076
I saw Wilco live last night, and the amount of awesome guitars was astounding. Nels has a (I assume) vintage non-reverse Gibson Thunderbird which he used on a number of songs. Tweedy was playing a ton of different Rickenbackers, mostly 360s but he also had a fireglo 325 with an f hole and gold plastic, which was awesome. Great show.
post #762 of 5076
JHS Morning Glory pedal is on its way. nod[1].gif
post #763 of 5076
I just ordered a Tone Pros all aluminun tailpiece and a sold steel replacement ABR-1 bridge from Bill Callaham for my Les Paul. Basically late 50's specs. It will improve tone and sustain massively. Will go nicely with my boutique wound PAF replicas. Siiiiiick.
post #764 of 5076
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I just ordered a Tone Pros all aluminun tailpiece and a sold steel replacement ABR-1 bridge from Bill Callaham for my Les Paul. Basically late 50's specs. It will improve tone and sustain massively. Will go nicely with my boutique wound PAF replicas. Siiiiiick.

I'm constantly on the lookout for a bastardized, somewhat affordable early 50's Paul. Until then I might have to settle for getting a nice old Rick.
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I'm constantly on the lookout for a bastardized, somewhat affordable early 50's Paul. Until then I might have to settle for getting a nice old Rick.

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