Do LP's have a circuit board in them?


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03/15/2013 12:53 am
My SG did (Gibson). Wondered if the US LP's did too?

...Hey, look what I did
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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03/15/2013 2:46 am
I don't think my epi les paul does.
What are you doing to your guitar?
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03/15/2013 10:10 am
Hey, Rick. My Epi LP does not either. (Did you reno yours much?) Mine also came "hand wired", I guess you could say. That's why was amazed to open my SG and find a circuit board. Not may circuits, but even the pots were on a wafer board. It seemed ironic. It didn't stay there long :)

The pic probably isn't clear, I took the poly of the back of the neck from nut to heel. There've been conversations here an other places about people's different "chemical make up" and the relative stickiness of poly, and I guess mine didn't mix with Gibson poly. Stuck like fly paper. My Epi was fine, as are other guitars I have, it was just the SG.

Anyway, just couldn't take it any more. I never played the guitar because of it, so I figured I'd have at it. Steel wooled it off, a few coats of tung oil for fill and protection (the mahogany was pretty grainy). It's a totally different guitar! Loving it now.
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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03/15/2013 2:24 pm
Originally Posted by: RazboMine also came "hand wired", I guess you could say. That's why was amazed to open my SG and find a circuit board. Not may circuits, but even the pots were on a wafer board. It seemed ironic. It didn't stay there long :)

This issue came up a couple of years ago & I remembered a post that Henry J himself did on it.

http://4henry.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/3-welcome-to-talk-to-henry-j-ceo-of-gibson/page__st__20__p__165#entry165

So, there you have it directly from Gibson's CEO. :).

Removing the poly coating from your guitar can make a world of difference! Glad it worked out for you.
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03/15/2013 2:29 pm
Thought OP was talking about Long Play (LP) Records! :D
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03/15/2013 3:25 pm
That is REALLY cool. The Gibson CEO having his own area on their forum where you can directly communicate with him.

Razbo....
(Did you reno yours much?)

Reno? What are you referring to? Sorry man maybe it's the lack of coffee or something on my part.

So, after taking the poly off the back it's all better now? Good deal. I know some people don't like the laquer on their maple necks and take that off as well.
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03/15/2013 3:26 pm
Huh, I'll have to check out my 2011 lp faded studio to see if it has a circuit board. I've already had to replace the pickup switch, but I haven't had to dig into the other compartment.

Interesting mod stripping the poly finish off the back of the neck.

Question: Has anybody done anything with the fingerboard on a faded Gibson? The fingerboard has a pretty rough finish. I can deal with it, but it would be nice if it was a bit smoother. My maple fingerboard on my strat feels like satin in comparison.

One suggestion I heard once was applying beeswax to the fingerboard. Any thoughts on doing this?
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03/15/2013 3:29 pm
Originally Posted by: RickBlacker
Reno? What are you referring to? Sorry man maybe it's the lack of coffee or something on my part.


I took that to mean "renovate". My wife likes home renovation shows and they use the term "reno" all of the time. demo = demolition is another favorite - quite the opposite of what demo is usually used for :-).
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03/15/2013 5:01 pm
Originally Posted by: CSchlegelThis issue came up a couple of years ago & I remembered a post that Henry J himself did on it.[/QUOTE]

Hmm, switching to Amps for a sec, Vox is a brand I see listed with regular 'stock' versions and then 'boutique handwired' versions at twice the price... Does Henry imply the boutique versions are less reliable?


[QUOTE=maggior]I took that to mean "renovate". My wife likes home renovation shows and they use the term "reno" all of the time. demo = demolition is another favorite - quite the opposite of what demo is usually used for :-).


That's the ticket. Made a new corian nut for it, and right on down to replacing the bridge and stop bar and got a noticeable increase in sustain. I forget what brand I used, but it had 20% more mass overall than what came on the guitar, which is a lot when you are only talking ounces to begin with. The only thing I didn't replace were the pots ;)
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03/15/2013 6:31 pm
Ah.. Yeah dude... I've always got a guitar that is in some form of surgery.
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03/15/2013 8:10 pm
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerAh.. Yeah dude... I've always got a guitar that is in some form of surgery.


I should start shipping you my guitar bodies to paint. Once spring hits I have to finish the one I am building (the studio took over my workshop :D ).
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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03/15/2013 9:02 pm
Something like this?


This is my latest. I'm just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit so i can clear coat it. There is a guitar store here local that wants me to start airbrushing guitars, bringing them into their store and selling them. Gunna be a very busy summer for me. :D
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03/15/2013 10:08 pm
That's freaking awesome!! Yeah, like that! I don't think I could afford you man, you missed your calling! WOW!
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03/15/2013 10:15 pm
Ha, thanks man!
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