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Upgrading an Edwards LP-98 LTS

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by mwittoesch, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. mwittoesch

    mwittoesch Member

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    Hi All,

    I just got CTS pots and Vitamin Q caps for my new Edwards LP. It looks like the original pots were metric....so I guest I have to bore out the holes a bit. Anybody else have experiences to share upgrading their Edwards LP copies? Thanks!
     
  2. JLee

    JLee Supporting Member

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    I have a 130LTS/RE. I've swapped out the Antiquties with a WCR Peter Green set and am having it rewired with some higher quality wiring. Had to swap the original oil/paper caps with some Mojo oil/paper caps due to an accident with a soldering iron. :eek: Also throwing on a Tonepros aluminum ABR1 bridge and a cast tailpiece. Hoping the Tonepros will fatten things up a bit, which is why I went with the cast tailpiece as opposed to the aluminum. Mine came stock with CTS pots, but since I'm a clod with a soldering iron I'm having a tech go through and check the electronics. I personally am finding Edwards Guitars to be a little light on the low end and grunt dept. Could be due to the extremely light weight? Both of my Edwards weighed in at 7.5#. If the guitar doesn't fatten up after the tech visit, I may throw in some WCR Goodwoods.
     
  3. sleis

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    I have the lp-98 as well and should have the pots in today's mail. Hovland caps going in. I think I am going to keep the pickups in for a bit after I rewire it to see what effect that has on things. Love the guitar, can't wait to hear how things open up after the parts swap.
     
  4. mwittoesch

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    sleis, you are going to have to drill out the holes for the pots to 3/8". The first hole was kind of scary, but after that, no problem. Be sure to put a bit of tape over the hole before drilling to reduce the chance of a chip.
     
  5. sleis

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    Thanks for the head's up. I have a hand reamer that I will use to open up the holes, I prefer slow and easy for these types of things!
     

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