LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

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LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by -Alan- » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:52 am

I've been drawn towards the tone (and indeed the look) of the mini - Humbucker equipped Les Pauls of late. Was wondering has anybody either seen, or indeed modified a standard double humbucker or P90 equipped LoveRock to take the smaller pickups ?

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by mdvineng » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:31 am

Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by -Alan- » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:54 am

Thanks mdv.

Been googling a bit, and it seems like there are some cheap rings that would help in the conversion process.

https://www.amazon.com/Humbucker-Mini-H ... B00XRNIJ00

If one were lucky, to might be straightforward enough.

Here's the video of the LesPaul that started me thinking btw..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Aqh2F ... dex=5&t=0s

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by mdvineng » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:29 am

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by -Alan- » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:41 pm

Ah man - that wine colour is probably my all time favourite LP hue as well.
The want is growing :)

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by marcusnieman » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:45 am

Myself, I prefer the standard humbuckers in that video comparison.

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by -Alan- » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:06 am

^ I wouldn't disagree at all Marcus.

The main problem I have is that I already have too many similar sounding twin humbucker equipped guitars. One of my doublecuts has had a nice p90 conversion, with out of phase and series/parallel options - which gives a bit more tonal range.

I can see the merits of having the different tones that the minis give (maybe even with a similarly modded loom to give the same kind of variety the DC has).

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by marcusnieman » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:30 am

That's a good point Alan.... perhaps I should give them a little more consideration.

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by Loudmouse » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:17 pm

Did someone say "minihumbucker"? Love them!
My Aria pro II LD700
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My Ibanez RS135 conversion
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Best of both worlds?
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Uncovered mini? I thought they'd fall apart.
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I had a dark burgundy 1971 for years, added Dimarzio and a TP6 at one point.
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Cool color but looks sticky.
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I heard they threatened Tokai with a lawsuit, but they never got to Cort?

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by -Alan- » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am

Hey - some seriously nice ones there :) I think if I'd had something like that burgundy '71, I'd have designated it a keeper!
Loudmouse wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:17 pm

Best of both worlds?
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The installation of the mini on that one is actually quite neat. Apart from the screw holes from the original surround, it almost looks like a factory job.

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by Loudmouse » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:14 pm

The mini's would have been factory and then it was routed for full size humbucker at the bridge.
The screw holes at the neck PU are from something called "goof rings" that they used at one point.

Yeah, never should have let that '71 go(should have kept the JMP combo too), loved the deep dark color on it.
I heard they threatened Tokai with a lawsuit, but they never got to Cort?

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Re: LP Deluxe / mini Humbucker style modification ?

Post by -Alan- » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:32 pm

Ah - got you, that makes sense. It was a bit too neat for a retrofit after all :)

Agree on the burgundy. That and another 'merlot' coloured LesPaul are perhaps two of the finest colours I've seen them in yet.

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