Members pixelchemist Posted March 8, 2010 Members Share Posted March 8, 2010 So i have this Epiphone Les Paul Studio that I always hated... there isn't anything wrong with it per-say its actually a really top notch example and I played a bunch of them when bought it and liked that one the best.. I knew when i bought it that it was nothing fancy and I was looking for a cheap LP style guitar at the time and it fit the bill. The stock pickups were horrendous. I just really never got along with them so they came out and I thought I wanted a guitar for the "brootalz" so i picked up a used EMG ZW set and wired it all up. Thought it was badass for a while chugging with it downtuned and lots of pinch harmonics etc... but again only really liked the neck pickup and the bridge just kinda sounded like nails on a chalkboard to me... so i bought another 85... to run dual 85s... and i was happy with it and but still never played it.. it was my least favorite guitar in my collection.. so i really went to town on it getting it set up just right, perfect fretwork polished to complete mirror shine.. no buzz.. med-low action just how i like it... sanded down the back of the neck to take off the gloss and give it nice satin finish... but still it was my least favorite... a few months ago... I installed Dimarzio Virtual PAF and Virtual Hot PAF pickups in it in a last attempt to try to bond with it before i got rid of it... and it did the trick... but i didnt have any push pull pots or dpdt switches around when i did it so they went in just plain jane two conductor style... but they sounded great and i was actually playing it regularly... well today i rewired it completely with bournes push-pull pots and new switch and jack jimmy page style... and it was a bitch to install.. first wiring diagram was wrong and i redid it twice before giving up and finding another diagram (the gibson version of it) and now I am seriously all about this guitar... it's just speaking to me on a whole new level... absolutely loving it. CLIFF NOTES: Jimmy Page Wiring + Virtual PAF = New Found Appreciation for once hated guitar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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