Have you ever noticed how your volume controls are not independent from each other in the middle position? Or how about where your treble drops off immediately when you roll the volume down? These could be considered flaws especially for those who like to use their volume and tone controls. Vintage 50's wiring reduces the treble loss when rolling your volume down and increases the overall presence of your sound, but you still don't have independent volume and tone controls in the middle position. Up until now, all of the independent wiring solutions have compromised the taper of your volume pots making them almost useless with hardly any taper at all.
Our unique independent 50's wiring utilizes the benefits of vintage style wiring with a no compromise solution for independent volume controls in the middle position. Each position on your 3-way toggle will benefit from the 50's wiring with more overall presence and less treble loss when rolling the volume back, while allowing you to have smooth independent volume controls for each pickup in the middle position. That along with our easy to turn custom vintage taper CTS pots, authentic reproduction Luxe Sprague Bumblebee paper and oil capacitors, and Switchcraft toggle switch and jack, makes this the most worthy upgrade for your Les Paul!
Wait there's one more thing! We also use a lower value .015uf capacitor on the neck tone control to brighten the neck pickup tone. The bridge pickup gets the standard value .022uf cap for a smooth and warmer tone. Some call this capacitor mod "Woman Tone" but we just find it's more useful overall for dialing in all of the small details that add up to better tone.
CTS 500k vintage taper long shaft potentiometers
Switchcraft long straight toggle switch
Switchcraft mono input jack
Luxe repro Bumblebee capacitors
Vintage correct external braided wire
Detailed wiring diagram
Name: Jeff Summerlin Rating: 5
null My Les Paul sounds great now! The controls are much more usable and having independent volume controls in the middle position gives me way more tonal options than I've ever had on a Les Paul before. Thanks for a great product!