LP Studio Deluxe II 60's **upgrades**

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  1. codyraptor

    codyraptor Member

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    Hey everyone. I was hoping you could help point me in the right direction. I have a LP Studio Deluxe II..it's completely stock loaded with a stock 409R & BBpro and coil splits. I'm looking into upgrading to get a better overall balance between clean & driven tones. I'm looking at doing several things...

    1. Changing pickups out to either Thurnbuckers or Lollar Immperials
    2. Should I go with low wind..I've heard those are the best well rounded.
    3. Thinking of changing the wiring to series/parallel instead of the current split.
    4. (easy change) Screw the stoptail down and wrap the strings.

    I'm sure this has probably been discussed..but curious of opinions and/or experience with making these changes to this guitar.

    Reason I ask...I have a set amount to purchase a new guitar..but my budget will put me around $1500ish...so I figured maybe spend way less and just upgrade what I have. Style of music normally played : Worship stuff...and I'm currently in an 80's tribute band..so pretty much anything from pop to marshal gainy stuff.

    Looking forward to your input!
     
  2. kracdown

    kracdown Custom User Title Gold Supporting Member

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    You want a PAF type set with a hotter bridge. I think you'd want a Wolfetone Dr. V in the neck, and a marshallhead in the bridge.
     
  3. codyraptor

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    I'm pretty set on the Imperials...just was curious about the low wind..but now I'm leaning towards the regular imperial match set.
     
  4. codyraptor

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    Welp..changed my mind...just going to save up for a Suhr Standard and be done with it. :)
     

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