Friday, February 27, 2015

Les Paul wire mod


First MOD:

The first mod is the following:

  • A piece of a 0,5 mm thick guitar cable (I take off the rubber insulation and put a  shrink tubing in place), linking the jack to the pickups switch.
  • I have Used two 22nF russian PIO capacitors at the begining, and then have changed one 22nF to 15nF to the rhythm pick-up (copying the popular woman tone mod).
  • All wire used are non tinned copper thick wire.
  • Implemented a 50's style wiring to increase the highs.

*The tone is warm and big, a lot of bass and low middle, good detailed highs.
 - I guess, IMO, this tone is because the non tinned cooper thick wire and the PIO caps.
Pictures:

les paul wire

             Using a 15nF PIO:


les paul wire


les paul wire




Second MOD:


The second and current modification is as follows:

  • All wires is a tinned copper wire (vintage style wire for guitar).
  • Used two Russian capacitors PIO, one 22nF for treble and one 15nF to the rhythm (yes, the woman tone mod).
  • The 50 's style wiring, to increase the highs, remains the same.
  • Big potenciometers Gotoh 24 mm for a better construction.

*Sugestion: treble bleed mod (only the capacitor without the resistor option) for volume pots - 250pF to 680pF (sorry no pictures taken).


** The tone is dry, vintage, more single coil style, most of the bass and low middle are gone , highs became more extended and predominant.
- I think, IMO, this tone is because the tinned copper cable.

Pictures: 


les paul wire



les paul wire



les paul wire



les paul wire


  • Recently I have unpotted the pickups, seeking for a more detailed tone.


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