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Little disappointed with Gibson on this one... Purchased a LP VM and intended to replace the pickups with some P94s to find a quick connect board setup in the cavity. So I emailed Gibson asking if there was an easy way to do so since soldering is not involved.... basically told me that I can not install any pickup that is NOT a quick connect in the guitar that I should take it to a pro and have them look at it. Not really the answer I wanted to hear... any ideas on this one fellows?

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Little disappointed with Gibson on this one... Purchased a LP VM and intended to replace the pickups with some P94s to find a quick connect board setup in the cavity. So I emailed Gibson asking if there was an easy way to do so since soldering is not involved.... basically told me that I can not install any pickup that is NOT a quick connect in the guitar that I should take it to a pro and have them look at it. Not really the answer I wanted to hear... any ideas on this one fellows?

 

What did you have in mind? I believe that the only way is envolving soldering. By LP VM you mean the Studio Vintage Mahogany, right?

 

There is no other way - not that I know of.

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Those new quick connectors are just like the ones EMG pickups use... dont know if you are familiar with them slinger... you just plug the pickups and no soldering is needed. Gibson is using them now in their standard lineup (I will call the standard lilneup the standard and the studio).

 

I guess a tech could solder the same type of plug to the new pickups... it should not be a problem at all.

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Slinger - yes, I mean the Les Paul Vintage Mahogany

 

Thunder - yes, was my thought too but a little surprised that Gibson doesn't make pickups you can buy that are quick connects.. at least released yet if they are making guitars that take them. Personally its a great idea and much easier to deal with than soldering.

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Slinger - yes' date=' I mean the Les Paul Vintage Mahogany

 

Thunder - yes, was my thought too but a little surprised that Gibson doesn't make pickups you can buy that are quick connects.. at least released yet if they are making guitars that take them. Personally its a great idea and much easier to deal with than soldering.[/quote']

 

But the only problem with that is that now you are stuck with only using Gibson Pickups. What about putting in a nice set of DiMarzios or Duncans. I love my guitars, especially Les Pauls with DiMarzio Super Distortions in the bridges. I think the only way to get around this would be to either find matching plugs to attatch to the aftermarket pickups or taking out all the "guts" and putting in all new pots, caps and maybe even the switch too. Kinda stinks that you would have to go through that just to put in a pickup you really want.

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