I'll show you mine if you show me yours

Discussion in 'Les Paul Discussion Page' started by chip, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. chip

    chip New Member

    I'm new over on this side,
    came from the TDPRI.

    I thought I'd say HI and show
    you my LP.

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    You get BONUS points if you
    can guess who I'm a big fan of.

    So lets see yours.
     
  2. gitarjoe

    gitarjoe New Member

    Here is mine...

    les paul standard
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  3. MBradford6288

    MBradford6288 New Member

    Chip man

    That thing is sweet. I mean sweet. I love those customed out badboys. You ever want to sell that, you hit me up.
     
  4. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob New Member

  5. Gibson-Talk

    Gibson-Talk Administrator

    Okay, here she is:

    1981 Heritage Award No. 10 of 50 made.

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  6. Marc.J

    Marc.J New Member

    My Gibsons:

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  7. chip

    chip New Member

    Thanks MBradford
    I'll think about it.
     
  8. cvansickle

    cvansickle New Member

  9. Hey Joe

    Hey Joe New Member

    OK I'll play. This is my 2002 standard.

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    Chip I love your guitar. Is it a factory Neil Young or did you make it one yourself?


    Oh do I get my bonus points now?
     
  10. Gibson-Talk

    Gibson-Talk Administrator

    Here's a couple of more old photos I found of my Lester:

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2006
  11. gitarjoe

    gitarjoe New Member

    Here is a pic of my

    135.
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    Hey Paul. Just curious,why Lester?
     
  12. Hey Joe

    Hey Joe New Member

    Lester Polfus more commonly known as Les Paul.
     
  13. chip

    chip New Member

    CHA-CHING WE HAVE A WINNER!

    Thanks Hey-Joe

    I did all the mods. It started out as a mid 70’s Deluxe that someone
    routed out for EMG humbuckers and it had a very blah sunburst.
    First I routed out the area between the pickup cavities and sandwiched
    in a new piece of maple. Then I refinished it black.
    The P90 is from the mid 50’s and the Firebird was new about ten years ago.
    I even talked to Larry Cragg (Neil’s guitar teck) to get some info
    on Neil’s. He told me that his is stock wired and he has never changed
    anything. There are a lot of previous mods but there is nothing out
    of the ordinary with it now. There is an extra routed cavity in the back
    and there was an added switch at one time but this was all before Neil
    got it. Larry also gave me some tips on how to set up the Bigsby.
    Larry was a lot of help and a very nice guy.

    Anyway -thanks to everyone for posting the photos. It’s fun to see
    what folks are playing. They all look great!

    I have a feeling GDPRI is go to get busier now that Paul added the big
    banner on top of the TDPRI page. At least that’s how I found this place.

    I hope that the new members will find this post and show us what they
    have.

    Thanks again,
    Chip
     
  14. russjm

    russjm New Member

    How do you get on with the Bigsby Chip? I'm about to put one on to my Rootbeer Standard, as a big Johnny A fan, I fancied it.

    I had one on a DeArmond Starfire, but despite locking tuners and a graphite nut, there were still tuning issues.

    Also, does the bigsby ( a B3 I think) just sit into the existing holes on the les paul without drilling? I know holes need to be drilled near the strap button, but how about on the top near the bridge?
     
  15. Hey Joe

    Hey Joe New Member

    Very nice work chip. Its cool that you got input from Neils tech too.
     
  16. russjm

    russjm New Member

    Here's mine, bit soon it'll have a cream pickguard and a Bigsby on it.

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    Russ.
     
  17. chip

    chip New Member

    I love my Bigsby russjm.
    My LP was my only good electric guitar for about 15 years
    until I got my Telecaster 3 years ago.
    Although I love my Tele I miss my Bigsby. So guess what
    I’m planning on building in the future.
    There are two screws on the top of the Bigsby, one on each side
    of the front roller. If you look closely at the photo of my LP you
    can see the screw on the left side below the hold-down roller.
    The screw on the right is on the other side of the roller and is
    hidden by the arm.
    I’m note shure if I have tuning problems since Neil never seems
    to be in tune.
    According to Larry the trick is to keep everything well lubed and
    moving. He told me the bottom of the bridge is rounded and the
    height adjustment holes are reamed out larger on the top than on
    the bottom. This allows the bridge to rock when the Bigsby is used.
    I have made this mod to my bridge and it works slightly.
    I have discovered after talking to Larry that there is one significant
    difference between Neil’s guitar and mine. And that is the angle
    of the neck. The neck of my 70’s LP has a steeper neck angle
    than a 50’s LP. This makes the height of my bridge higher than
    his. This then makes the break angle of the strings from the
    bottom of the hold-down roller to the bridge very steep. Some
    of the strings actually touch the back of the bridge before crossing
    over the saddles and the pressure on the back of the bridge will
    rock the bridge forward.
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    So now I’m thinking about fitting on
    a more modern roller bridge. I was wondering if anyone has used
    one of these. It looks like there is more open room
    on the back of this bridge so the strings will not touch any thing
    before going over the saddles. Also this bridge anchors tightly
    to the body of the guitar and that seems like a good thing.
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    Anyway to get back to your question. I guess I don’t have any
    real tuning issues, but I’ve never seen any tremelo system work
    perfect. I’ve seen Neil in concert countless times and he retunes
    between every song.
     
  18. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob New Member

    Try this first. Sometimes, if there's enough total angle, you can run the strings from the Bigsby directly over the bridge instead of under the tension bar. All it will cost is a set of strings. :wink:
     
  19. russjm

    russjm New Member

    Thanks for that chip. I'm sure I can manage to keep the thing tuned between songs.
     
  20. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane New Member

    Here's my Cherry Burst '78:

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