#1
Ok

I have an old Les Paul copy that used to be my main guitar, it has a little bit of damage including a brocken neck, I really want to mod it out/fix it up, mainly for something to do.

Any input you guys could give me would be much appreciated.


Pics coming soon.
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k i suggest a killswitch
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I'm looking at getting new pups, just not really sure what yet, I play reasonably light music, any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Also, does anyone know where I can buy a bolt on Les Paul neck as I couldn't find one on ebay, thanks
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Quote by Mattylightning
k i suggest a killswitch



I don't really know what a killswitch does?
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#6
warmoth.com for the neck and they have some good pickups if you want to shop around their site a bit but seeing ashow you play light music get seymour duncan jazz pickups. they'll give you a nice tone on a dirty or clean sound.
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Quote by Mattylightning
warmoth.com for the neck and they have some good pickups if you want to shop around their site a bit but seeing ashow you play light music get seymour duncan jazz pickups. they'll give you a nice tone on a dirty or clean sound.



Awesome Thanks
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#8
Quote by Boogie Man
I don't really know what a killswitch does?


It kills the sound and starts it again immediately.
A bit like controllable tremelo, if that helps!

Anyways...................

Pickups:What amp do you have?

Bridge: Just get a new (good) Tune-O-matic!

Pots: Make sure they look cool! ( But don't base it on looks!)

Tuners: The green grovers!

And if you want, get a new paint job!


EDIT: Didn't see the "Broken Neck" part! I would try to get a Strat neck! Or maybe a Schecter neck.
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#9
wow, I might need to look somewhere else for necks, cause I live in australia and the shipping to here is absurd.
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Also, Out of curiosity, what IS your main guitar???
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#11
Quote by imafool18
It kills the sound and starts it again immediately.
A bit like controllable tremelo, if that helps!

Anyways...................

Pickups:What amp do you have?

Bridge: Just get a new (good) Tune-O-matic!

Pots: Make sure they look cool! ( But don't base it on looks!)

Tuners: The green grovers!

And if you want, get a new paint job!


Didn't see the "Broken Neck" part! I would try to get a Strat neck! Or maybe a Schecter neck.



I would get a tele neck but people I've spoken to before say that the scale length would be wrong

I have an Ashton GA80 amp.

I was thinking of aging the guitar a little perhaps repainting.
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Quote by Boogie Man
I would get a tele neck but people I've spoken to before say that the scale length would be wrong

I have an Ashton GA80 amp.

I was thinking of aging the guitar a little perhaps repainting.


Okay....

Like that guy said, Seymour Duncan Jazz pickups would be nice!

For the Tele neck thing.....
Ask your local store to see which necks are good or would fit!
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#13
Quote by Mattylightning
k i suggest a killswitch


Killswitches are a bit over used and are not necessary. I mean, it is a quick mod but i think you would be better off with coil taps, or some gain boost etc etc. I love to just upgrade P'ups and tuners, then throw a custom paint job on it, good enough for me.
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Also, Out of curiosity, what IS your main guitar???



My main guitar is an OLP MM1
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#16
Pics Coming

The original damaged neck
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The Neck Pocket
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#18
The pot wiring
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#19
The Body, with pickguard and pickup mounts removed, along with the stop tail.
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#20
I'm going to be removing the wiring next, so I'll add more pics after that.

I might not be able to start repairing it for a while as I'm starting my final year of highschool and going away for 3 weeks, but I'll update when I do.


Any suggestions on it would be greatly appreciated.
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#21
Hey guys

I've stripped out all the components and will be sanding it a little this afternoon.

I have a question thought, would it be possible to get p90 pickups to fit into the humbucker holes with minimal body modification.

Thanks
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#22
you would have the rout the body as there longer and a different shape, also i recommend getting full sized pots for when you re wire it

as for the new neck, if you have enough money try ormsby?
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#23
Quote by Boogie Man
it has a little bit of damage including a brocken neck.


LOL. A broken neck is serious damage!
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Try to figure out your scale length, so we have an idea of what other necks will be interchangeable.

as well, that burst is so clowny, definitely sand that down and throw a decent paintjob on it, it'll make a world of difference.

definitely replace the pickups... what do you play? if you're looking for a mellower sound, you might want some warm passives, but if you're a metal player, you may want some hotter rail or alnico passives, or even actives, but i'm not sure you'll have room in your cavity for a battery (or batteries).

start there, you can always check EBay for necks, just make sure you KNOW YOUR SCALE LENGTH.
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Quote by Meddled
LOL. A broken neck is serious damage!



It's bolt on, so it's not hard to replace.
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#26
Quote by deftonesordie
Try to figure out your scale length, so we have an idea of what other necks will be interchangeable.

as well, that burst is so clowny, definitely sand that down and throw a decent paintjob on it, it'll make a world of difference.

definitely replace the pickups... what do you play? if you're looking for a mellower sound, you might want some warm passives, but if you're a metal player, you may want some hotter rail or alnico passives, or even actives, but i'm not sure you'll have room in your cavity for a battery (or batteries).

start there, you can always check EBay for necks, just make sure you KNOW YOUR SCALE LENGTH.



How exactly would I go about figuring out my scale length, is that just the length of the neck, or the entire length of the string?


EDIT: Also, I'm not going to replace the pickups on this mod, I might in the future, but for now I don't have the money to blow on it.

I have decided to only put one of the pickups in, and I'm currently making it into a coil split (way easier than I thought it would be, I'm planning on doing the same thing to my OLP MM1 once I've finished this build.

And do you think I should cover the empty pickup hole (neck) or leave it bare?


EDIT2: What do you guys think of this neck ? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Neck-Guitar-JPV-MAHOGANY-ROSEWOOD_W0QQitemZ290265389179QQihZ019QQcategoryZ308QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Hey guys, what sort of paint/ lacquer would I need to do a trans blue front, leaving the rear black?.
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