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Les Paul Special question

graybeard65

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I recently got an LPS - it’s my first ever p90 equipped guitar, and it’s a ton of fun to play, stays in tune really well, and aside from the more noticeable hum, it’s a great guitar.

The selector switch seemed loose, so I popped the plate off the back, and the first thing I notice is the the wires are…thin. Tiny, thin, and awfully fragile looking compared to my other Gibson’s. The knurled nut that holds the switch in place seems cheap, and it’s hanging on by a thread -

I also notice that the hole that the switch mounts in is noticeably bigger than the switch collar - the poker chip seems to be covering that though.

Okay - easy enough, it needs maybe a better switch and I’d even go with new wire too…but what else have they gone the über cheap route with? I know it’s got orange drops (or lookalikes) and what appears to be Gibson branded pots - should I expect other issues?

Kind of bummed - it looks and sounds so nice, but the quality of the components inside seems lacking.

Should I rewire the whole thing?

Thanks!
 
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