Les Paul Floyd Rose ''Edit'' & Sustainer Kit.


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Kingyem0c0re
01-25-2008, 12:39 PM
Well, I did actually put this in a thread for sale, but decided against the whole thing.

New Epi. LP Standard Plus Top in Heritage Cherry.

Gonna fit a Gotoh floyd rose I had delivered on Tuesday morning at unfortunately 6:15am & I'm fitting a Fender/Kahler-USA Behind the nut string lock.

I'm also fitting a Fernandes Sustainer kit I've had begging to be fitted to my other LP but decided on this one instead.

I'm gonna clean up my shed tomorrow cause it's in a state, I'll take photo's of it tomorrow for show tomorrow & I'll probably make a start on this beginning of next week some time.

LP as it is now.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/30112007138.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/30112007139.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/30112007140.jpg

Hopefully it'll be a bit neater than what I managed to pull off with my last LP here:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=708963


Edit:
I'm thinking of fitting a p90 with it's own controls, like a push-pull Vol/Tone with a kill-switch for it without wiring it into the 3 way switch.

So I could have the sustainer pup on in the neck, powering the bridge, flick on the p90 to give it a bit more bite to it, as when using the sustainer, it can't be used as a pickup.

ortrigger
01-25-2008, 12:44 PM
good luck.

Green_Jelly
01-25-2008, 01:37 PM
Your last job wasn't nearly as bad as most people's. This'll be interesting. Good lick.

Kingyem0c0re
01-25-2008, 03:49 PM
Your last job wasn't nearly as bad as most people's. This'll be interesting. Good lick.
I'll have a good lick, cheers, haha.

I put my first one all down to experience with the first time routing for a trem like that really, but wasn't too bad really I guess, still messy though.

I plan on slimming the neck down too as this thing is hella huge compared to my 01', 99' or 88' standards, but I don't know how deep the truss cavity on this thing is compared to the older or Gibson models.
Anyone who knows, I'd be glad to take the advice?

Maybe do a refinish on the whole thing as well, not REALLY my colour, I don't suit it considering ALL bar one of my guitars are Ebony, most with Ivory bindings too.
My Strat is Sunburst, so I don't care much for the heritage cherry in my collection.

funguy
01-25-2008, 09:08 PM
I've heard you need a flat top guitar for the Fernandes sustainer kit due to the control being PCB mounted.

CJRocker
01-25-2008, 09:11 PM
Just of interest, why not put on the Gotoh nut? It will work better, plus it screws in from the top.

rockr09
01-26-2008, 01:36 AM
I don't mean to hijack your thread or anything, but I need advice for a similar thing your doing/ have done. I plan on putting a vintage tremolo on my LP copy, and I have everything marked out, but I have question.
Did you have problems with the action? With the neck angle of a LP I thought that might be a problem. Also the TOM bridge set kinda high off the body of my guitar.

If you had problems with action and such, what did you do to fix them? Any tips?
Thanks.

Oh and thats very beautiful Epi you got there. You should take off the pickguard while your doing the mods, cause LP's without pickguards just looks so much better to me.

Kingyem0c0re
01-26-2008, 01:27 PM
I've heard you need a flat top guitar for the Fernandes sustainer kit due to the control being PCB mounted.
Not if you route out a good size hole at an angle inside for it.
I'm going more for a Neil Schon sorta model only I'm doing extra bits and pieces myself. It's going to mount behind the Floyd bridge.

Just of interest, why not put on the Gotoh nut? It will work better, plus it screws in from the top.
Cause I didn't get the nut with the Gotoh unit plus they never had the ones I was wanting at WD Music, plus I'd have to chunk away the nut and fretboard slightly so a behind the nut one is my best bet.


Did you have problems with the action? With the neck angle of a LP I thought that might be a problem. Also the TOM bridge set kinda high off the body of my guitar.

If you had problems with action and such, what did you do to fix them? Any tips?
Thanks.

Oh and thats very beautiful Epi you got there. You should take off the pickguard while your doing the mods, cause LP's without pickguards just looks so much better to me.
If you look at my old thread, you'll see how high the Floyd sits off the body, if I wanted it higher, the posts would go all loose and wobbly so I left it in lower and angled the Floyd unit instead of having it counter-balanced flat perfectly.

Like I said, I had some buzz so I left the unit angled to stop any problems.

Yup, I hate pickguards really, esp. the LP ones.

just17n8
01-26-2008, 02:12 PM
:eek: ive wanted to stick a sustainer in my PRS since the day i got it... but they dont sell em here.. in... *gasp*... south america

im subscribing!

Kingyem0c0re
01-26-2008, 02:17 PM
:eek: ive wanted to stick a sustainer in my PRS since the day i got it... but they dont sell em here.. in... *gasp*... south america

im subscribing!
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/dealerlocator.htm

Edit:
I'm cleaning out my shed now.
It's amazing how much crap my parents put in here.
I'll take some photos soon.

funguy
01-26-2008, 09:23 PM
:eek: ive wanted to stick a sustainer in my PRS since the day i got it... but they dont sell em here.. in... *gasp*... south america

im subscribing!USA. found one that's 93 GBP after converting and delivery (soz my pound function doesn't work).

just17n8
01-26-2008, 09:54 PM
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/dealerlocator.htm

Edit:
I'm cleaning out my shed now.
It's amazing how much crap my parents put in here.
I'll take some photos soon.

thanks for the link... but its really hard to order stuff from Venezuela... :mad: ****ing politics...

but im going to the states later on this year... thats my best bet

Kingyem0c0re
06-23-2008, 06:25 AM
Right well, I got lazy and got someone else to do the work for me, haha.

I've never had the time recently with Uni, but still, it's lovely looking and alot neater than what I could do free-hand routing.

Photo's will be up shortly.

Kingyem0c0re
06-23-2008, 07:45 AM
Reet then,
Photo's:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008072.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008073.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008074.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008076.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008080.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008081.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008082.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/kingy2002k/17062008083.jpg

TreeOfHalfLife
06-23-2008, 09:30 AM
looks awesome man. neil schons lp is definitly one of my favorites and ive always wanted an lp with a floyd

godisasniper
06-23-2008, 10:33 AM
Wicked. I want it!

funguy
06-23-2008, 10:38 AM
how easy was the instalation of the sustainer with the existing pickup? and what style of 3 wy switch did you use. standard gibson or the block one?

Kingyem0c0re
06-23-2008, 10:53 AM
how easy was the instalation of the sustainer with the existing pickup? and what style of 3 wy switch did you use. standard gibson or the block one?
I was entirely supportive throughout the installation of everything on this.
The Sustainer Pickup installation was a twat, honestly, wire's were to short, had to extend with 3 set's of multi-core to keep evverything in working order, ect.

Oh, the pick-up springs are to big too, you'll either need to cut them down a bit or get new ones, otherwise the sustainer driver pick-up isn't close enough to the strings to generate the full vibrations.

The 3-way was just the one that came with the Epiphone.

Honestly though, there is nothing better than a nice Beefy LP with a Floyd Rose & Sustainer to give those beasting lead's & harmonic feedback.

Jhachey22
06-23-2008, 11:03 AM
are you going to route out behind the Floy do do some dimebag sqealies? i was going to but a cheap Epi LP 100 and do that. but i wanted to see of you were, and then see the difficulty of such a task.

Kingyem0c0re
06-23-2008, 11:28 AM
It has plenty of pull up, the strings hit the fretboard before the Floyd hit's the top of the guitar.

deftonesordie
06-23-2008, 11:58 AM
are you going to route out behind the Floy do do some dimebag sqealies? i was going to but a cheap Epi LP 100 and do that. but i wanted to see of you were, and then see the difficulty of such a task.

Please DON'T call them squealies.

TS: looking good, i've always thought of modding my LP.

but i love her too much. :)