what are the different switching options for a les paul?

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  1. minorseventh

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    i know of the jimmy page mod, and the peter green mod.. but there must be a whole lot more..?

    what are they and which are effective, or a waste of time?
     
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    Hey! I just (like last week) got that Jimmy Page mod done on my Les Paul copy with new Seymour Duncan humbuckers, put 4 new push/pull DiMarzio 500k pots, and today I'm finally picking up the black Gibson speed knobs. Still waiting on a graphite nut and Grover locking tuners; they will have to wait.

    Bridge pick-ups: Pearly Gates
    Neck pick-ups: Alnico Pro II
    I sent the guitar tech the above link, which allows the pickups to run in series (for a fat boost on a treble lead) and out of phase (great for pop/chorus/flange/delay/clean settings) and you can also make either pick-up more single-coil-sounding, thinner and more treble.

    Nice mid-range bark with cleaner tones, heavy/smooth distortion and crystal clear clean tones, with LOTS of nuances due to the mod. It's wonderful!

    Will post pics later ;)

    What's the Peter Green mod?
     
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    Thanks for posting that. I often think that my LP has only one voice. Not that it's such a bad thing, but I miss the variety of tone that I'm able to get from my Strat. I'd like to get the quack/cluck that I can get from position #2 & #4. What is responsible for that sound?
     
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    Don't forget the possibilities of an acoustic bridge (ie, Fishman or LR Baggs). I can make my LP spank like a tele by blending the acoustic pickup with the magnetic.
     

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