#1
Why is Jimmy's strings on his les paul goin over the bridge of his les paul in royal albert hall? does it affect anything? is it for looks? hes playin dazed and confused the violin part if anyone was wondering
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It's called top-wrapping. I do it to my SG and my Alleykat. Increases sustain slightly, and makes bending easier, which is the main benefit. The sustain bit is largely negligible, unless you do it on something like an SG, like I do.

Zakk Wylde, Lenny Kravitz, and loads of others do it too.
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#5
It's supposed to give you more sustain that way.
More of the string is in contact with the bridge.

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You can also just raise the overall height of the tailpiece, same effect.
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woah, that is interesting, i've never seen it mentioned before. thanks ts
i'm going to try it on my SG next time i switch them out.


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wont that mark up your bridge?
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#9
It might mark your tailpiece. But if you topwrap all the time, then the strings will be covering the marks anyway.
#11
Good:
It 'apparently' increases sustain.
It reduces the string-break angle, so less broken strings really.
It's easier to bend.

Bad:
Some bridge tail pieces can be ripped out if REALLY HEAVY guage strings are used.
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isn't there a HUGGGGGE jimmy page thread in the bands and artists forum?
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I do this and I find that there is very little to no difference whatsoever.
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