[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...
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.