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Paulo Rodrigues
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Telecaster Makeover
So I've not yet completed the Les Paul, but I've embarked on another project. It all started when I won a Bigsby B16 on ebay. The B16 was for a telecaster I had bought from the Music and Video exchange in Notting Hill back in 1987 for £140. In Today's money...

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Wiring the 11 Way Switch
Given the choice of tones selected (see previous post) I used my spreadsheet to narrow down the wiring options and create a wiring guide. Rather than attempt to draw spaghetti I use a simple colour coded matrix that tells me which lug on the switch gets con...

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Mr Rodri's Opinion
I got a cold call from a nice young lady from India. She Assured me that she wasn't going to sell me anything and that all she wanted was my opinion. I fancied a bit of a break so I decided to treat her to the full range of stalling tactics. The first thing...

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When Harry Met Mr Rodri
I was working from home today and got a cold call from a chap called Harry. Harry assured me that he didn't want to sell me anything and would only need a few minutes of my time. So I gave him my time and a load of lies. I told him I was a 75 year old unemp...

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3 Pickup Wiring
One the challenges I had with wiring the three pickups on my Les Paul was choosing what options to use. Ive always like having some of the different phase options and have installed phase switching on all my guitars but one of the issues I have is that if t...

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The Impossible Circuit
In the course of experimenting with different wiring configurations I accidentally discovered that its possible to get sound from a pickup even when only one of the ends of the coil is connected. After the initial WTF and some checking of my wiring I realis...

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Converting Shielded Pickups for Phase Switching
I was going to write a massively complicated post about all the wiring options for three pickups and the rig that I have made for testing out the different sounds, but that is going to have to wait because I have realised I have a problem with the Vanson P9...

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Nevada Les Paul
A few months ago I spotted this really sexy looking beast of a guitar on Ebay. It was some sort of cheap chinese Black Gibson ES175 clone. With three humbucker sized P90s and a Bigsby B6. I put in a lowball bid and failed to win it. But as time went on I ke...
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