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Old 02-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #101
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So I got my les Paul fixed. The neck is bowed inward though causing only the D string to buzz when played open. I have the action set perfect as of now so I'm assuming I just turn truss rod to the left, correct?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #102
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Shes back! Can't believe how easy this was to fix.



I even tried to snap the headstock at the break point and it didn't budge, I'm stoked.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:56 PM   #103
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

Great news!

So it's "Have Les Paul, Djembe, Pokerstars Bag and Skate Boards, will travel"?

Can you do all 4 at once?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:04 PM   #104
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What can I say I like to party
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #105
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Great news!

So it's "Have Les Paul, Djembe, Pokerstars Bag and Skate Boards, will travel"?

Can you do all 4 at once?
Probably how he broke the head stock in the first place.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #106
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One of those answers is correct.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #107
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

lol, nice one

what headphones are they? (OT I know, but I am an off topic king)
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:53 PM   #108
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Incase sonics. Damn good sound and a decent price. Built in mic too.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:12 AM   #109
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

show us a pic of the back of the headstock imo



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Old 02-21-2012, 01:29 PM   #110
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So I got my les Paul fixed. The neck is bowed inward though causing only the D string to buzz when played open. I have the action set perfect as of now so I'm assuming I just turn truss rod to the left, correct?
Turn it to the left to put more bow in and to the right to straighten it. No more than a quarter turn at the time, then let it settle for a while before doing any more adjustments.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #111
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Shes back! Can't believe how easy this was to fix.



I even tried to snap the headstock at the break point and it didn't budge, I'm stoked.
Broken headstocks/necks on Gibson guitars are one of the biggest money makers for a repairman as you can fix one in no time with minimal expense.

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Old 02-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #112
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Lirva - it doesn't look beautiful but it works. I would have done this 6 years ago had i known...

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Old 02-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #113
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Blkmagik - I'm not surprised to hear that as I've had several people tell me Gibsons are garbage, though I'm sure professional repairs would look a lot better than mine. I'm happy with it.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #114
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

Not that it really matters now and it's only an aesthetic thing, but I would use something between the clamps and the wood so you're not left with large rings on your headstock.

Anyway, good job and as long as it is functional (that is the main thing).
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #115
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Broken headstocks/necks on Gibson guitars are one of the biggest money makers for a repairman as you can fix one in no time with minimal expense.

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And because they break all the time.


Fender Stratocaster > Gibson Les Paul



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Old 02-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #116
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The painting part should be a breeze compared to the rest. You might want to consider using graphics/decals over the paint layer and before you clear coat it. I notice most pedals don't have a super-buffed perfect finish and it kind of works, less labor for you. Considering they're things made to be stepped on I don't think you don't want to get too fancy there.

Whatever I do I gotta try to get it as professional looking as possible. I'm trying to build and sell them for income, and I think a good paint job could be the difference between getting 50 bucks out of a pedal and getting 125 out of it.
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Not that it really matters now and it's only an aesthetic thing, but I would use something between the clamps and the wood so you're not left with large rings on your headstock.

Anyway, good job and as long as it is functional (that is the main thing).
I tried to find clamps with rubber on the tips but got impatient. I guess I could have bought a sheet of rubber and cut it up but I'm fairly lazy. At this point I'm just happy it's playable.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #118
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Alright so I've got some paint and scuffed up an enclosure with some 100 grit sand paper. Can anyone tell me how the hell you're supposed to paint the edges of this thing?
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And because they break all the time.


Fender Stratocaster > Gibson Les Paul



I'm a huge Les Paul fan and think that the neck design and string angle over the nut has a big effect on the tone. It happens to make it thin there though, and they are very prone to break. With that being said, I played one in a working band for years and I have never had one break, although I would immediately wipe the guitar down and put it in the case before that could happen. I also have an immense distrust of the usual tripod type guitar stand and never have owned one.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #120
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Alright so I've got some paint and scuffed up an enclosure with some 100 grit sand paper. Can anyone tell me how the hell you're supposed to paint the edges of this thing?
I assume that you are talking about an effects enclosure? I always drilled mine before painting and bent a metal clothes hanger so that I could hold it up and paint it.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #121
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Blkmagik - I'm not surprised to hear that as I've had several people tell me Gibsons are garbage, though I'm sure professional repairs would look a lot better than mine. I'm happy with it.

Thanks for the help everyone.
The only thing that a pro would do now is sand it down a bit and repaint it so that you can't see the break.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #122
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Yes sir you are correct.


Thanks, I'll try that. Any other tips?
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Yes sir you are correct.


Thanks, I'll try that. Any other tips?
Multiple even and light coats....if it gets a run, you will have to start over or live with it.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #124
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tyvm, appreciate it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #125
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I would seriously think about using the Envirotex Lite that I mentioned earlier as well as it is so much better than using clear coat as it will never chip. If you do decide to go that route, just ask and I can give you some tips for it as well.

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