Show us your Les Paul Juniors!

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  1. nsriley

    nsriley Member

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    I have one of the 'new' Gibson Les Paul Juniors. It's a blast to play and sounds so sweet! All I've done to it was put an 'Orange Drop' cap in it and 50's wired it. Show us yours! :JAM

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    -Peace
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  2. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

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    The new Jrs sound great, but mine had a neck like a piece of spaghetti.
     
  3. Joe M

    Joe M Member

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    What do you mean by "50's wired it"?
     
  4. nsriley

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    Hmmm. The neck on mine is great, not 50's thick, but not 60's thin either.

    That amp is a generic lapsteel amp from the late 60's I picked up locally. It is called a Marvel 35. 6V6 powered, and had a little 6 inch speaker. Really was beatup and sounded really bad. I had a friend of mine redo the circuit in it and add another preamp stage and some other stuff for a classic to metal like gain. I also upgraded the speaker to a Celestion Super 8. It sounds great. I call it my little sleeper amp. :dude

    Show us your Juniors folks, new or old!

    -Peace
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  5. nsriley

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    Simple relocation of the cap lead to the middle lug, on the volume pot if I remember. There's a ton of threads and stuff on the net about it. Gibson wires their guitars in the 'modern' way now verses the way they wired them in the 50's. All it does is keep the treble from bleeding off so much on rolling your guitar volume down.

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  6. Mac Daddy 355

    Mac Daddy 355 MilkBone Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Mines a very light all original 1957

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    Mac Daddy. . .I've got to admit it. . .That's a sweet guitar!
     
  9. Mac Daddy 355

    Mac Daddy 355 MilkBone Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks
    I got it from a guy that had over 40 of them , this to me was the best sounding one
     
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    Here is my 56 TV Jr. Not a bad 61 ac30/4 either.[​IMG]
     
  11. nsriley

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    Beautiful guitars guys! Love the classic amps too! Keep 'em coming. :)

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  12. gkelm

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    I had one of those MF Jrs...just shipped it off today in a trade. Really liked that guitar...so simple and got the job done so well. I like the thinner neck, and hope to score another one of these days.
    Greg
     
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    here's my 58 Jr w/ some friends

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    Here's my TV yellow '01 historic that I bought from another TGP'er:

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