#1
I heard that a couple guitarists like Jimmy Page and Zakk Wylde, top wrap on their les pauls, and i thought it seemed like a cool concept. What exactly is top wrapping supposed to do? And how can you do it?
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#3
String your guitar backwards, then over the top of the stop tail piece. Then over the bridge like usual.
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#4
you should lower your stop bar as well
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#7
Are you supposed to lower your stop tail so its directly touching the body of your guitar?
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#8
When you top-wrap, its best that you do tighten the stopbar all the way to the body.
You then run the strings down, away from the bridge, through the bar, and then wrap them up over the top of the bar and then across the bridge, down the board, over the nut, into the tuners.
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#13
I thought that was the normal way of restringing...I always did it like that on my old LP jr.
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#14
I've done it on my SG, and it works very well.

And acdcrocks, it's not a wraparound because you still have the tune-o-matic, and the tailpiece is basically in direct contact with the body.
#15
why does it increase sustain?
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#16
Hmm, can someone please explain what this does. Cause I'm so confused, but interested in tryin.
#17
It gives the string slightly more "floppiness".

This illustrates the reason why you bring the tailpiece all the way down- if it was much higher, the breaking angle would be too shallow and you'd push the string out of the groove when bending.
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I thought that was the normal way of restringing...I always did it like that on my old LP jr.
That's because Jrs are equiped with a one-piece wraparound bridge, that has to be top-wrapped, to go over the intonation bars. So for a Junior, that's nothing special. The guitar wouldn't even work if you did it the 'regular' way.