#1
Okay, I've found a pretty cool looking old Les Paul Jr. in an antiques store, only $85 AU... I'm looking at buying it, but its pick ups are a mess... What do you recomend, and how much would it cost? Also, does anyone know wht the proper value of a (fairly good nic) les paul jr would be? I was rushed for time and didn't see if it was gibson or epiphone (stoked it its gibson). Timber finish, all looks rpetty nice.
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#2
Well i it's Gibson it's certainly woth more than $85 AU...
Well just get new pickups and have them installed...it's not a problem at all.
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#3
Yeah how much would they be? I'm not a brilliant guitarist so I don't really need an upgrade atm.. but as you said, if its gibson, its definitely worth buying.
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#4
errr... just get some SD PAF pickups... like its antiquities or something along that line.

However, if the guitar is too good to be true... you might wanna test it extensively before dropping cash for it.
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#5
yeah I'm going to take my amp and lead to teh store and see if its playable. The pick ups are rusted to ****, and teh strings are nearly gone, it only has a couple left. Even if it doesn't work, it looks good enough I could possibly ahng it on my wall... I love the LP shape, and this one's an old timber beauty.

Also, how difficult is it to install pick ups? school's just broken up, and it'd be a decent project to trya nd restore it I think
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Chelsea - Epiphone LP Jr - sunburst

Isabel - Antonio Lorac Classical

Grace - 1970s Challenge LP Imitation - Timber finish (only cost me AU$85)


and
a capo with...
A BOTTLE OPENER!!
#6
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/CounterfeitGibsons/
read that. then buy if it's worth it.

and if it's not a gibson, it dones nt matter. the important think is that you like it.

Ok,wel, i think the pickup is a P-90. there are 2 types: dog ear and soap bar. just serach around and see what they are and buy a duncan or dimarzio, and you're fine

also, get it set up, either by yourself or by a tech, and check that all the wiring's fine.

i'm tired, so maybe im wirnting really ****ty, but w/e. i hompe you understand
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#7
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Also, how difficult is it to install pick ups? school's just broken up, and it'd be a decent project to trya nd restore it I think


Its easy as pie!

Just get a soldering iron, some lead solder and off you go.

Remember to practice on some old wire first.

Also if its rusted to crap, you may need to get new hookup wires, potentiometers as well a new output jack.
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#8
...That made so little sense to me... I may require professional aid on this project if it gets beyond teh first couple of steps you suggested...
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Grace - 1970s Challenge LP Imitation - Timber finish (only cost me AU$85)


and
a capo with...
A BOTTLE OPENER!!
#9
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...That made so little sense to me... I may require professional aid on this project if it gets beyond teh first couple of steps you suggested...

get a soldering iron. get a pickup. search on youtube "how to solder". then search a diagram on:
http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/
after that, just do it.

also, there are some rusted PU's that still work. you could keep it, it's probably just the rest of the wiring that's wrong, not the PU
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#10
Okay thanks... Its entirely possible I could haggle the price down a bit
If I knock another $20 off, I'll be stoked... If its a gibson and I do, I will probably finish off in my pants right then and th
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Orange Crush 15R Amp

Chelsea - Epiphone LP Jr - sunburst

Isabel - Antonio Lorac Classical

Grace - 1970s Challenge LP Imitation - Timber finish (only cost me AU$85)


and
a capo with...
A BOTTLE OPENER!!
#11
Edit: I'm an idiot.... alnico is of course what tehy're made of... lol.

Didn't say the brand name... otehr option is a set of Tonerider Rebel90's for $140...?
GEAR:

Orange Crush 15R Amp

Chelsea - Epiphone LP Jr - sunburst

Isabel - Antonio Lorac Classical

Grace - 1970s Challenge LP Imitation - Timber finish (only cost me AU$85)


and
a capo with...
A BOTTLE OPENER!!
Last edited by ColonelHerro at Jul 3, 2009,