Wiring problem - Les Paul

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Wiring problem - Les Paul

Postby firstamongequal on Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:39 am

Morning all

Wondering if anyone can assist. I have a 1990's Orville Les paul Custom which has a strange problem with the volume controls.

Basically, if I turn the neck volume off, it also shuts the bridge pickup off, even when the toggle switch is in the bridge position. It also sounds as if the bridge loses a bit of grunt when the neck volume is on full, and sounds full when the neck volume is turned down very slightly.

Would the toggle switch be the likely culprit?

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Re: Wiring problem - Les Paul

Postby 5 Trumpets on Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:07 am

It's probably just how it's wired. Gibson used 2 different ways to wire LP's, commonly referred to as "50s" or "modern". Check out this thread from LPF.

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showt ... hp?t=88796
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Re: Wiring problem - Les Paul

Postby ragtweed on Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:51 am

Yeah, sounds like the interactive volume control wiring scheme at work here.
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