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Here is the full set. I had to do the basses separately due to lack of space.

 

 

 

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Hey Dave, I just came back from the Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga TN. I noticed guitar that you had posted a while back was there. Tony Mottola's Low Impedance Crest was acquired by them and on display in their vault.

 

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Add the first and only owner of a 1974 LP Signature, I could really use the photos of the wiring that vGrog took and sent to Boogiedude . . . Hands was removed for finish work on the body, and now does nor work properly . . . TIA

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Hi guys!

As technician i've put my hands for the first time on a Les Paul Recording. The wiring looks like ok and the components in good condition, but the decade control differences are inappreciable, and the bass control make a enormous volume loss. I've tried also connecting the guitar in low impedence directly to a recording desk, no difference.
I've not been able to find good information about this aspect, and i'm not shure if the instrument is a defective one or if is a sort of model's compliant issue.

Maybe somebody here can help me to know more about? 😊

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The "DECADE" feature is very hard to hear under most conditions. Using the proper chord with a transformer as close as possible to the amp seems to work best. Dave Gould has explained it better on earlier posts in this thread.

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Hi! I'd like to share the pics of my Les Paul Recording copy, unmarked, 2 piece diamond logo, Ibanez pickups, with Gibson moustache on headstock, made in Japan. Its only a cheapie, but its still one of my favourites to play. 🙂 

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Hi Low-Impedance Guitar Lovers!

If any of you, who owns an early model of a Les Paul Personal one day wants to sell it or knows somebody who wants to sell it, I'd be very happy if you contact me via private message! I am searching the internet for a long time but the early models are just nowhere to be found. 

Greetings and thanks for your help in advance!

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Hello & Welcome!

Les Paul Personals  don’t seem to come up for sale very often these days. I watched for quite a few years before I landed mine. Only 370 of these were produced, approximately 50 years ago. Good Luck! I’ll keep my eyes open also.

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I just received a '72 Triumph Bass in excellent condition, that I purchased online.   Upon plugging it in, I found there is VERY low output when switched to LO impedance, and NO output when switched to Hi.  Am I missing something, or is something (possibly the switch itself) faulty?  I just naturally assumed that ONE of the two settings would yield a fairly normal level signal.  This is the first low impedance instrument I have owned.  Can anyone help me out?

 

Thanks!   

Mark

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This bass has a very high output when the switch is set to “HI”. You can barely hear it without a transformer chord when set to “LOW”. Something is wrong. I’ll attach a shot of the control plate & maybe you can see it anything is missing, like the internal transformer. Without it, the bass wouldn’t work in a standard amp.

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Good evening, I have a problem somebody here may be able to help with. I don’t own one of the classic low impedance Gibson’s, although I have always lusted after the Les Paul recording and triumph basses. I do own an epi Jack Casady. The internal transformer is the issue, it is potted with epoxy and my output wire broke at the epoxy. Right now it is out to someone who may be able to repair it but says 50/50. Epiphone says they can’t help, only authorized dealers deal with parts and repairs. Every authorized dealer in the country says they cannot help me. So my options are getting limited. 
 

my questions are:

1. Does anyone know if the JC transformer is the same or similar to the classic Gibson models?

2. Does anyone know where to get a replacement part, either new or fabricated?

3. Does anyone have technical info on this transformer to help with fabrication if I cannot get one through the company that manufactures the part?

Thanks in advance for any leads or insights you may have, this has been quite frustrating!

 

-Mark

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I find this rather odd since this is still a current model. I’m not familiar with the Epiphone Jack Casady, just the original LP Sig Bass. I surfed around looking for parts or a trashed bass that might be bought cheap, nothing! The Gibson bass had a variable impedance transformer. If the Epiphone doesn’t have this feature, a standard mic transformer might work. It works on all of the Gibson Low Impedance guitars. If Jack Casady has a web page, you might want to ask him personally.......

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Just a friendly reminder, that I am still interested/searching for a pre 69 Les Paul Personal ... so if someone knows someone, please let me know! 

Many Greetings and thanks for your help. 

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14 hours ago, Sandbox0 said:

Just a friendly reminder, that I am still interested/searching for a pre 69 Les Paul Personal ... so if someone knows someone, please let me know! 

Many Greetings and thanks for your help. 

Hi, I don't believe that a pre 1969 Les Paul Personal exists. The model didn't really hit the market until 1970. According to my shipping total book, (2) were shipped in 1969 & (222) were shipped in 1970. Mine is actually a 1971. Many of the guitars with pot codes that are identified as '69 are actually '70s, they must have wired quite a few assemblies at the same time.

There are two for sale on Reverb, one claims to be a 1969 but it's unlikely. Both are in nice shape with nice gold hardware.

 https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Gibson Les Paul Personal

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On 7/5/2020 at 4:38 PM, Grog said:

Hi, I don't believe that a pre 1969 Les Paul Personal exists. The model didn't really hit the market until 1970. According to my shipping total book, (2) were shipped in 1969 & (222) were shipped in 1970. Mine is actually a 1971. Many of the guitars with pot codes that are identified as '69 are actually '70s, they must have wired quite a few assemblies at the same time.

There are two for sale on Reverb, one claims to be a 1969 but it's unlikely. Both are in nice shape with nice gold hardware.

 https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Gibson Les Paul Personal

 

Thank you very much for the answer. Its strange because I already saw two Les Paul Personals with the typical pre 1970s neck (so without the Volute). And the ones on Reverb for example have the Volute neck. Maybe I saw exactly the two guitars which existed pre 1970 and these are the guitars with no Volute.

I will keep on searching! The price on Reverb right now is a bit too high in my eyes.

Have a great summer and stay healthy

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