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    Jimmy Page wiring on a Les Paul...

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyMP-ljaGXk]YouTube - Jimmy Page customized Gibson Les Paul SOUNDS![/VIDEO]

    Has anyone actually tried this?

    Each volume control doubles as a push-pull to split it's respective pick-up.
    One tone control doubles as a phase switch.
    The other doubles as a series/parallel switch.

    The above vid shows what it means (pretty crappy sound quality, but not a bad demo). As an aside, the guy has a neat way of playing The Rain Song in standard tuning...

    It looks like it could actually be pretty cool...
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    Yes. I've done this mod a handful of times for customers, while it's not my bag, it does bring out a whack of different tones from a LP. To me, a Les Paul should basically sound just as it was intended - a Les Paul. The phase switching is about the most interesting part of it, imo. Single coil tones from a LP is just....wrong. I pick up my strat or tele if I want that, and done better too.

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    The out-of-phase setting gives you that really nasal Peter Green tone from an LP. That is something I'd do if I ever got one.
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    Here's an "improved" wiring diagram thread: Les Paul Jimmy Page wiring with 42 sounds


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    I haven't personally done it, but my uncle has done it on two or three of his Les Pauls. When I was in college, he leant me his Gibson Les Paul Custom II that had this mod done to it.

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    I did it to an RG321 I had and while it was cool it was just too many options

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    I don't think I'd want to do this to a gigging guitar, but for a studio one it could be fun.
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    In all fairness, if you don't pull any of the knobs, it's just a normal LP...
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