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Re: Hardware shopping for Les Paul

I recommend Seymour Duncan pups. I don't play a Les Paul, but I use Duncans in my Teles. They're great.

Here's something that looks suitable for what you're going for:


Darren Nelsen

On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:07 AM, Louie Angulo wrote:

Hi Gang,
I need your advice for those who are experts on LP guitars,
i have a 1974 original LP standard natural finish guitar that  id like
to revamp  with good quality hardware
Im looking to buy this stuff when i go to the states and have a friend
here install the electronics here
id like to replace the following items :

both new great sounding humbucker pickups
tone poties with all the mechanism inside thats wired to them
toggle switch selector
a good bridge
a nut that will help it keep it in tune better
and great practical tuners

The wood is great on this guitar and it has an amazing sustain but the
hardware at the moment is really old oxidated and in really bad
shape,the pickups squeal really bad,the poties are partly broken,the
toogle switch makes really bad noises,etc.
seems like the owner use to be a smoker,it has burn stains on the
headstock as well.
There is so much option now days with components and technology has
gotten really good improving intonation
there is also booster poties and such things but im not that
knowledgable and prices vary.
Essentially id like to preserve a good sounding LP tone,clear spanky
fat and round,im a fan of those late 60´s Jeff Beck and Pages tone
though the pickups that are on it now make it sound too muddy and
undefined specially on the bass position.
so i thought i ask here before i go shopping.
Thanx for your advice!