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    Wildwood Guitars Les Pauls

    Same positive experience. I purchased two guitars (335, SG). Both were outstanding. Plus the nut slots were setup or filed down to appropriate height rather than being too high, as they usually are from the factory. That's ok, but most stores dont do it for you anymore. Would deal again.
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    Creamtone website disappeared?

    I'll add that he has always answered the phone and been very helpful to deal with. Definitely, call him.
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    Creamtone website disappeared?

    I ordered a Joe B bridge from Lonnie a few months ago. It took a while due to supply issues. I called about a month into it and he was still waiting on it. I called back a few weeks later and he had them in stock and shipped it that day. My call prompted him to ship it I guess. That's ok. It's...
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    I'm digging a varitone on my ML Les Paul

    I don't have videos. I'd like to though. It would be a first for me, figuring out how to make a descent gear video. I could take a pic of the cavity, but it wouldn't be pretty. The Mike D varitone switch has it's guts wrapped up with black electrical tape, which is fine. Others do that too...
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    I'm digging a varitone on my ML Les Paul

    If anyone installed a varitone switch, where did you get it? I got mine from bigdguitars.com. It's a 6 position switch. I've heard of some having more settings. Just curious the options available.
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    I'm digging a varitone on my ML Les Paul

    It's already making my friends do a double take. I recorded something using position 3 and the treble pickup. My friend who usually hears me with my 335 thought that I was using the 335 and was surprised it wasn't. He thought it sounded more woody or mellow than a Les Paul could sound.
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    I'm digging a varitone on my ML Les Paul

    Wish I had used a varitone years ago. They are a great tonal option for humbuckers. For over 20 years, I had a varitone in a pedal. It sat around. I never used it. I didn't understand its usefulness until recently. Back then I was mainly a strat/tele player. However, now I'm primarily 335, Les...
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    Where to buy lower valued 500k volume pots (425K, 450k,...)

    I got some resistors and was able to alligator clip them to the pot and experiment. It helped warm the pot, but the smooth linear taper was altered. I don't guess there's any way around that, right?
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    Pinging sound from between tail piece and bridge - how to stop

    Solved it by not top wrapping it. However, now i question why i had to do it on this guitar and not my other historic les paul and 335. It's not the saddle/bridge. It happened with original bridge and the one from my other les paul. The tail piece on all 3 are low as can go. This guitar is...
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    Pinging sound from between tail piece and bridge - how to stop

    Thanks. You have link or term i could search for? I cannot figure what that is. Sorry.
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    Pinging sound from between tail piece and bridge - how to stop

    I hear the pinging badly on my 2020 ML Les Paul. It's from the ringing behind between the bridge and tail piece. It happens especially when I pluck notes hard on the G and D and around the 14th fret, but also if I play hard notes around the 5th/7th fret. Strings are top wrapped. It still...
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    Custom Bucker 7.6k is anemic when not on 10

    OP Here. See my update, which I put in the original post.
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    Where to buy lower valued 500k volume pots (425K, 450k,...)

    I've been reading about using resistors. I guess I should buy some resistors of various amounts and figure out the math on how to make a 560k pot into say 425k. I hear they are cheap. Just any resistors? Can you describe how you use a parallel pot to find the right value? Thanks!
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    Where to buy lower valued 500k volume pots (425K, 450k,...)

    My bright Les Paul really sounds much better after replacing its bridge volume pot measuring around 570K with another one around 450K. I need to do this with another Les Paul. Where can I buy the lower value 500k pots, those that varied on the low side, in the 450 range. I've heard of people on...
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    Custom Bucker 7.6k is anemic when not on 10

    OP Here: After researching more, I’ve refined the main problem: I need a hotter pickup. The 7.6K bridge custom bucker is just too low of output for my type of playing: guitar volume is rarely at 10. I use a Les Paul for everything, including chicken picking, R&B, Stones, cleaner BB King-like...
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    Custom Bucker 7.6k is anemic when not on 10

    No, there's no treble bleed. It's stock. Just a tone cap. I'm with you. I have to get rid of those treble bleeds.
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    Dropped my Firebird

    An old strap came unraveled around the hole material. It slipped off the neck strap post. It fell onto the carpeted stage. Kinda hit neck first, but body hit too. It seems structurally fine. No cracks. Perhaps a ding on the body front. Very lucky. It was in tune. It has those Steinberger...
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    who makes the absolute best vintage Firebird mini buckers ?

    I am very happy with the ceramics in mine. I have them lowered too. Im jonesin' to replace them with mojotones, but the guitar sounds so good as is. My friends prefer it over my really nice Les Paul and 335. I hate to say i do too. I'd still like to try the mojo tones to see if i can improve...
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    How much of the Firebird tone is the pickups?

    My Firebird has recently earned 1st place the last few gigs. It sat for years as i played my 335, les pauls and strat at gigs. The FB was neck heavy. I installed new tuners and moved the strap post, which balanced it. Its light and a joy to hold and play. Even after that improvement, I was leary...
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