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So i have an epiphone les paul and i was wondering wat i can do yto put in a whammy bar. i dont want to saw anything or do anything really to my guitar that can be fixed after ward

any ideas?
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#2
Stetsbar. However, they're ugly and expensive as hell.

You could add a Bigsby. If you don't want to drill holes in your guitar, there's a version that doesn't require drilling.
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I'm not sure, but I think that a good bending and vibrato technique is better than a whammy bar.

But that's just what I think.
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Quote by Aeroblast
I'm not sure, but I think that a good bending and vibrato technique is better than a whammy bar.

But that's just what I think.

True.
But tremolos are fun and allow you to bend or shimmer chords or pick better harmonics and get more effects.
Bigsby tremolo is the one you would probably get, but its only for vibrato.
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I'm not sure, but I think that a good bending and vibrato technique is better than a whammy bar.

But that's just what I think.


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Is it even possible to put a floyd on LP's?
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has anyone seen that les paul with a floyd rose on it?
that would be a fun project too.
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Your only real option is either a stetsbar or a bigsby.

I'm willing to bet a stetsbar costs almost as much as your guitar, unless you have one of those real nice Epi's. They're like $400.
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#9
Ya the Les Paul axcess or something like that was announced a while back. It was a les paul with a floyd.
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has anyone seen that les paul with a floyd rose on it?
that would be a fun project too.


There is an Eclipse with a Floyd.
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Your only real option is either a stetsbar or a bigsby.

I'm willing to bet a stetsbar costs almost as much as your guitar, unless you have one of those real nice Epi's. They're like $400.


thats not true. he can get a floyd rose installed but it might cost a bit over 100 to install it considering you have to route out some of the body to get the right fit. while you may lose some sustain you gain that killer ability to dive bomb and crap. and for those who dont know,the first floyd rose was intsalled on a les paul. and another lovely tidbit of information is that Neil Schon has a les paul with a floyd rose on it and if you want to get back the sustain you can add a fernandes sustainer like on this les with a floyd.

(the sustainer is in the neck position for those who dont know what it looks like)

Here's a picture of a les with a floyd rose for you if you want a basic idea of what it would look like.
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Pfft don't waste money on an axcess. You could get a friggin real-deal ESP for that price. Les paul+whammy bar=fail IMO.

Just save the money for a guitar that comes with one and is suited for it. Otherwise, you'll spend a good deal of money on the bridge and do quite a bit of routing.
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#16
after the money your going to spend to get a floyd (going on the assumption that you want something along the lines of a floyd) rout the body for it, get it installed, you're better off just getting a guitar with a floyd in it.
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Don't even think about putting a tremolo/vibrato on you LP, if you want a tremolo, get an ESP, or Kramer. Have played them both and the whammy effects are amazing when played with the right amp.
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Alex Lifeson of Rush has one, so its possible, and im pretty sure his Les Paul sustains just as much as everyone elses
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has anyone seen that les paul with a floyd rose on it?
that would be a fun project too.



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#25
Quote by Shawn Sousa
So i have an epiphone les paul and i was wondering wat i can do yto put in a whammy bar. i dont want to saw anything or do anything really to my guitar that can be fixed after ward

any ideas?



Ok, the Age Old "Les Paul Whammy" question. You have about 4 options:
1. Get a Stetsbar, No drilling Required.
2. Get a Bigsby, No Drilling required
3. Take yout LP to a Guitar Shop and Have them install a "insert whammy of choice here", Drilling Required.
4. Buy a new LP that Comes with a Whammy. Epiphone made one with a Floyd a while ago, and I have heard rumors of a Gibson with a whammy.

PORBLEMS:
1. No real problems, but it is more of a tremolo than a whammy. (aka NO dive bombs)
2. It looks UGLY, and si more of a trem than a whammy
3. Costs $$$, might change your guitar's sound slightly (unlikely, probably not very noticeable if it does)
4. It isn't the Les Paul that you want with a whammy on it, Costs $$

That Sums Up My Knowledge Base of the "LPW" Question, and I share your pain as a LP lover, but am comforted in the fact that I also love V's
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Quote by slipmaggot93
has anyone seen that les paul with a floyd rose on it?
that would be a fun project too.



it would also be sacrelige.
#27
I've seen a few Les Pauls (one of them was a 1960 ) routed and fitted with a floyd rose.

Out of interest, is there a problem with the string spacing?

I vaguely knew a guy who fitted one right on his strat with no allignment alteration required, and it transpires to me that the spacing is different on a les paul.

I think that it's the way to go if you want a vibrato unit though. I've never had much joy with a bigsby in terms of coaxing versatile effects.
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Quote by BrianApocalypse
I've seen a few Les Pauls (one of them was a 1960 ) routed and fitted with a floyd rose.

Out of interest, is there a problem with the string spacing?

I vaguely knew a guy who fitted one right on his strat with no allignment alteration required, and it transpires to me that the spacing is different on a les paul.

I think that it's the way to go if you want a vibrato unit though. I've never had much joy with a bigsby in terms of coaxing versatile effects.



yeah those 1960s les pauls had the ORIGINAL first version of the floyd rose on them. after all,the first floyd rose was on a les paul.


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while it may say bigsby on there it IS an original floyd rose if you want proof click this link to the Floyd rose website's page about the bridge.

www.floydrose.com/firstbridge.html
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Is it even possible to put a floyd on LP's?


I've seen one with a floyd once before. It looked really out of place on a gibson. I'd deffinately have that kind of work done by a proffessional.