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I just bought an old les paul copy for £40 and I want to do it up with some cool shit. What cool shit can I do?
I managed to haggle it down by £5 but its still not even worth that, apparently. Damn impulse buying, i shouldave just gone on ebay.
super distortion pickups and attactch a tv remote control for super feedback noises :)
I've never heard of that before.
just get sum distortion goin and fire the remote into the pickups, it makes a beepin noise i nthe feedback and u can make it sound crazy with effects hehe, or alterativly cover the guitar in tin foil and fire it anwhere on the guitar haha
some kind of in and out of phase mod.
Upgrading the pickups to 4-wire versions will give you a few more options.
what make is it?
I've sold some real shitheap les paul copies for more than that on ebay before now ;)
If you want to fuck around with the electrics, I'd do away with the switch and the tone controls, just keep one volume, and wire the pickups in series. Assuming they are humbuckers and not single coils in a humbucker case (believe me, I've seen this on seventies jap pauls), you'll end up with a guitar about ten times louder than anything else.
Oh and get some heavy strings on there
Its a "hondo". I got a fiver off it cos its not actually working. I can't work out whats wrong with it cos ive opened it up and (to the untrained eye) there are no loose wires or anything. I might do what you said though, sounds pretty cool. I want a sort of "raw" sound like that out of it.
im pretty sure thats not meant to happen.
Im gonna have to get it proffesionally repaired.
What fell off, and - I'm sorry to say this, but it would be a waste of money to get something like that repaired, cos any repairs will cost more than that sort of guitar in full working order, is worth.
If there's no way you can repair it, take it to pieces, and sell the bits on ebay
ive no idea about les pauls
like in this picture:http://www.blackcreekguitars.com/00-Les-Paul-58-Black-001.jpg
The bottom bit where the strings attach and the bride just fell off their screws. They were only being held on by the old strings before I took them off. Hmm.
yup, that's how a les paul bridge works...
when you put strings back on it, it will be held in place ;)
I think i'll just stick to teles next time. Nice'n'easy.