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Woody's 2015 GIBSON LES PAUL Lorelei 
CUSTOM STUDIO GUITAR
Equipped with a Roland GK3 synthesizer pickup
and an authentic American-made Bigsby B5 vibrato bar




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Made With Pride In 
the  USA

This model year 2015 Gibson Les Paul started as a base Studio model
and after significant enhancements in both 2015 and again in 2017
it now qualifies to be called a
Lorelei 

In honor of Les Paul's 100th birthday Gibson offered, for just 2015 only, a custom peghead.
This single year issued peghead shows Les Paul's signature with the 100 as he was born in 1915.

I had needed an instrument to install a Roland GK3 synthesizer pickup on for special-in needs.
My intent was to drill three holes and it was bought for that expectation.

Once I had the instrument home and had installed the GK3
I went back and updated the hardware to gold apportionments.
The cherry wine red color really maps well with the gold.

The American-made Bigsby B5 vibrato was added using a Vibramate adapter.
CLICK TO READ ABOUT THE BIGSBY VIBRATO
 
and the Vibramate mounting adapter

WOODY's GUITAR
After 2017 wiring mods (see below)
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Below: The guitar in 2015 with the Roland GK-3 pickup attached

GIBSON INFO ABOUT 

THE 2015 GIBSON

LES PAUL STUDIO

 
 

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2017 LPS WIRING MODIFICATIONS
The original Gibson printed circuit board was removed and the four pots replaced.

There were three major adds and changes.

On one tone control Woody added a pickup out-of-phase switch.
Other On-board enhanced electronics include:
- An Artec EX3 tone expander board (three way switch on the pick guard) enhancing bass/treble, providing flat across frequency response or enhancing mids (bell-shaped)
- An Artec QDD-2 overdrive (distortion) circuit providing bypass and four levels of overdrive/distortion
- A Neovin Pre-1 adjustable pre-amp offering up to +12 db of gain


An off-on switch allows the guitar to run in (passive) bypass while "on" enables the new onboard electronics.

A battery box was cut into the rear of the guitar.
These "adds" allow more on-stage diversity in that, if no pedal was planned and set up, internal electronics allow for spontaneous effects.

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The LPS with the original Printed Circuit Board (PCB) installed The original LPS Printed Circuit Board (PCB) removed - bottom The original LPS Printed Circuit Board (PCB) removed - top
Measuring the pickup resistence values Measuring the pickup resistence values Instead of cutting the plugs off the ends of the wires, I stripped back and soldered the new connections. Instead of cutting the plugs off the ends of the wires, I stripped back and soldered the new connections.
Instead of cutting the plugs off the ends of the wires, I stripped back and soldered the new connections.
Adding the internal pre-amplifier circuit Adding the internal pre-amplifier circuit
The two internal circuit boards (QDD-2 overdrive/distortion) and PRE-1 (pre-amplifier)

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE GIBSON G-FORCE AUTO-TUNER UNIT






PURCHASING PARTS FOR THE G-FORCE TUNER
You can purchase replacement batteries and other parts either from Gibson or from the manufacturer overseas.

http://techstore.gibson.com/g-force 



http://store.tronical-components.com/replacement-parts  

Look under the REPLACEMENT PARTS tab

 


150036384  2015    100615  GC   650

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