Seeking advice on replacement tailpiece for a Les Paul

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  1. Catfish

    Catfish Member

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    I bought a 1972 reissue of the 1954 Les Paul Custom (black beauty, mahogany top, alnico in the neck, p-90 in the bridge). I got a great price on the guitar, in part because the bridge pickup and the bridge weren't stock. That doesn't bother me, as I will be upgrading to a Lollar p-90 for the bridge and will try titanium saddles for the bridge. But, given that I am replacing some hardware here, I thought that I'd also upgrade the tailpiece. Does anyone have any good advice/suggestions for the tailpiece? Much thanks in advance.
     
  2. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on Tonepros, really improved my Heritage.....
     
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    I would go with a Gotoh Aluminum Tailpiece and TonePros Vintage locking studs.
     
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    I'd go with the Pigtail, Steve makes some great authentic stuff.
     
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    +1! :AOK
     
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    You know, I've tried them all and prefer the Gibson lightweight tailpiece - it's the fattest and smoothest sounding. I found the others certainly added detail, but also harshness...
     
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    Tonepros is a solution looking for a problem. I would defy anyone to tell a difference in a double blind test.
     
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    I'll bet you're taller, making more money and have chicks all over you because of it too.
     
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    In following the tonepros threads, it seems that the general consensus is that the "worse" the guitar is to begin with, the greater the difference. On the higher end guitars, it seems to make little or no noticeable difference, overall. YMMV.
     
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    :AOK +1000 I don't have one yet but its worth the price of admission just to have that not happen. I've allways liked to take all the strings off when changing them out.
     
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    +1 Have had his stuff on a Historic, a Standard, and a Tokai, and it made them all play a bit better. Looked great too, very authentic looking vibe.
     

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