Published at Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 - 21:35:03 PM. wiring. By Valere Mahe.
Hello fellow modders! It’s time now to explore the third and final version of our master wiring schemes for the venerable Gibson Les Paul. So far, we’ve covered master volume plus master tone (“Les Paul Master Wiring #1”) and master tone plus two volumes (“Les Paul Master Wiring #2”). In this third version, the volume pot is the master and it will be supported by two individual tone controls. Although we call it a “Les Paul” master wiring, you can apply this mod to virtually any guitar with a similar dual-pickup, four-potentiometer configuration, such as an ES-335 or SG. And with a little ingenuity you can adapt it to any guitar with two pickups. For example, you can swap out the Gibson 3-way pickup selector toggle switch for a Fender-style pickup selector switch, which means you could use this wiring on a Telecaster.
Ready to explore some more alternative Les Paul wirings? We first traveled this road a few months ago in a previous column, so I feel it’s high time we revisit the topic. Just so we’re all on the same page: When we discuss “Les Paul mods” in PG, we’re typically referring to a dual-humbucker configuration with individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. This means you can apply these mods to virtually any guitar with similar configurations, such as ES-335s and SGs, as well as countless other models from many manufacturers.
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