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Ben N
post Oct 27 2007, 09:49 PM
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hello everyone i have a gibson from the les poul series
and i have been dying to set it up but i want to do it myself smile.gif smile.gif
if anyone know how to do it or know a good website that will be
great!! thanks alot
ben n

oooo almost forgot is it possible to install on it
a whammy bar??


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post Oct 27 2007, 09:54 PM
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QUOTE (Ben N @ Oct 27 2007, 10:49 PM) *
hello everyone i have a gibson from the les poul series
and i have been dying to set it up but i want to do it myself smile.gif smile.gif
if anyone know how to do it or know a good website that will be
great!! thanks alot
ben n

oooo almost forgot is it possible to install on it
a whammy bar??

Check THIS

A bigsby kind would be possible.

Any others may give problems since the neck on a LP is tilted (the tail pice sits high) and the body valved. meaning the tail/bridge would have to sit high to keep a normal distance between strings and fingerboard.
You'd had to do quite some woodwork is my guess. Especially of you plan on installing a bridge with a metal block held by springs. You'd need to rout quite a bit of wood out.
But everything is possible.

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post Oct 27 2007, 10:01 PM
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thanks smile.gif it looks a good website i'll chek it out smile.gif
and thanks for the great explanation you realy know
this stuff!!


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post Oct 27 2007, 10:04 PM
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+1 with MickeM.

I have a FR on my custom made LP Junior type. The floyd on this floats above the body to minimise the routing and the glued in neck had to be set differently to cope. That would require lots of work. Other way however means routing out quite a bit of the LP particularly if you want to pull up and down on the bar.

In either case I'd say it was a job for a luthier - even if you're good at woodworking = if you want to install a FR type.

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post Oct 27 2007, 10:14 PM
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better plan on taking a les paul to the after life with you if you modify it like that, if you ever sale it, you will take a hit. People want stock Les Pauls in the used market.
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post Oct 27 2007, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE (Ben N @ Oct 27 2007, 08:49 PM) *
oooo almost forgot is it possible to install on it
a whammy bar??

If you want it VERY SIMPLE you could try http://www.stetsbar.com

No need to cut any wood or anything with that one. Though the tuning doesnt stay that fantastic, there are probably ways to make that better of course, I dunno.


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post Oct 27 2007, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Oct 27 2007, 11:14 PM) *
If you want it VERY SIMPLE you could try http://www.stetsbar.com

No need to cut any wood or anything with that one. Though the tuning doesnt stay that fantastic, there are probably ways to make that better of course, I dunno.


i'll chek it out me and cuting dont get along hehe smile.gif

QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 27 2007, 11:14 PM) *
better plan on taking a les paul to the after life with you if you modify it like that, if you ever sale it, you will take a hit. People want stock Les Pauls in the used market.


yea but i could never sell it it's my 1st guitar it has a sentimental value smile.gif


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http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/

Maybe this could help also.
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