Les Paul Wiring Options
NEW The Paul - Firebrand Les Paul wiring harness 2 Volume 2 Tone Switchcraft right angle toggle switch and Switchcraft output jack. Comes with the best CTS 550K audio pots, Mojo .022 oil filled tone caps and 50's wiring circuit to retain highs. Drop in replacement harness for Gibson the Pauls and Firebrand LPs that will improve function and tone.
Vintage style Les Paul Junior wiring
Above: LP Pro+ shown with NEW CTS 500K push pull pots in tone position and CTS 550K audio pots for volumes.
Above: Short Switchcraft toggle switch
The LP III gives you 6 sounds and the MSP III wiring gives you 13 sounds including out of phase, series and series out of phase. (watch video for MSP III demo) Use drop down menu to choose options.
Need a quote on some custom guitar wiring for PRS, Washburn, Ibanez or other guitars? Call 1-574-540-9777 or Email: Jonesyblues@yahoo.com
LP III & MSP III Wiring Options for 3 pickup Les Paul's & SGs
Bon Appetit' Harness: My tribute to the Kris Derrig Les Paul that Slash used on the GnR AFD album. Great option with high gain settings for smooth creamy leads and crunchy rhythm work. Will also produce fat, warm clean tones with the right amp. Comparable to the Seymour Duncan Slash A2 Pro set. Summer 2017 was the 30th anniversary of the AFD album release. Check out my Bon Appetit' A2 Humbuckers on my pickup page.
This harness comes with the best CTS 550K pots (your choice short or long) 50's wiring to retain highs, smooth NOS SBE 225P poly caps (these are not the typical harsher 715P orange drops) Nice alternative for Hard Rock & High gain players.
The MSP wiring has CTS 550k volume pots and 2 DPDT push pulls in the tone position. BT does Out of phase and NT does the Series mod. Together they do Series out of phase. Make sure you order a Switchcraft switch and jack because your stock toggle will not work with this MSP wiring. 4 con pvc pickup leads work best, braided leads need to be covered with shrink tube to prevent shorting.
Also available for SG on request.
*Finest CTS 550K audio taper pots 9% tol. super smooth taper no sudden drop from 10-8 like many other CTS pots.
*Luxe .022 genuine paper in oil Bumble Bee capacitors hand made in California USA on vintage equipment
*50's wiring circuit to retain highs and clarity and reduce muddiness
*Vintage Specs built for your Historic R9 Les Paul or Bur
*Solid ground 18 awg wire and professional soldering
*Made with pride in the USA
MSP Master Series Phase by Jonesyblues
NEW 2017 MSP harness with CTS500K push pull pots and Luxe .022 Bees (add $59 for Bees)
Above: My V/M wiring that allows you to select which circuit you want on neck or bridge. (50's or modern default)
LP Pro+ Dual Coil Split wiring harness
Now comes with black molded CTS500K push pull pots as tone controls that split coil on neck and bridge pickups individually. Volume pots are the best CTS 550K wired 50's style to retain the highs. This harness now comes with the silver Mojo .022 oil filled tone caps oil cap's.
LP wiring harness with Black PIO .022 Vit. Q's
The LP III wiring has 1 push pull that turns on the middle pickup at anytime and sends it straight to the output jack.
The MSP III has 3 push pulls. One that turns on the middle pickup NV, one for out of phase BT and one for series NT
Each harness has 2V 2T and 50's wiring to retain the highs. Switchcraft switch and jack sold separately.
Historic 1959 style Les Paul harness with LUXE .022 Paper in Oil Bumble Bee Capacitors
Above: Long Switchcraft nickel toggle switch
Premium LP JR harness $60 + shipping or Vintage style LP Jr. rig with LUXE .022 PIO Bumble Bee $90 (use drop down menu to select options) - comes with the best CTS 550K pots, wired 50's style with Mojo .022 Vit. T oil filled tone cap. Switchcraft 1/4" mono output jack included. Nice upgrade over the stock wiring, will help you get the most out the pickups you are using.
Switchcraft switch, Black pvc tube and output jack with braided leads
Long nickel or gold toggle switch and jacks are also available. Long toggles come with vintage deep collar nut (bottom pic). Choice of creme, black or amber switch tip. *Use the drop down menu to select the type of switch you want.
Above: Long shaft MSP III wiring harness with 13 sounds, Mojo .022 Oil filled tone caps and 500K audio push pulls
(I am no longer using the silver push pull pots shown above)
Video demo: Gibson Les Paul with my 59' Harness with CTS550K pots, Luxe Bees and a set of my Kalamazoo PAFs
Above: The Paul or Firebrand drop in harness
Above Pic: Premium Jonesyblues Long shaft 50s style harness with the best CTS 550K Audio pots & Mojo .022 Oil Filled Tone Capacitors
My most popular upgrade for Les Paul Style guitars. Replaces the muddy stock wiring with top of the line CTS 550K pots, 50's wiring and Mojo .022 oil filled tone caps (silver colored metal case). This allows a lot of the sweet mids and highs to come through and your Volume and tone controls will be much more user friendly. Switchcraft switch and jack sold separately.
The 59' by Jonesyblues
My #1 Best Selling LP Harness for Historic Les Pauls
Use drop down menu to select options
LP wiring harness with Black PIO .022 Vit. Q's
Vintage - Modern LP wiring harness - Allows you to switch between the 50's or modern wiring circuit (changes capacitor before or after the volume pot) You can order 50's or modern default (when pots are down is default) I use the best CTS 550K Audio pots for volume controls, CTS500K push pulls, 50's wiring circuit and Mojo .022 Vit. T oil filled tone caps
Lp Jr. harness with LUXE .022 PIO Bumble Bee tone cap
Jonesyblues USA Premium 50's style Les Paul Harness
(CTS550K pots, Vit. T .022 oil filled tone caps)
General Rule: Good idea to look inside your guitar
Short shaft pots Long shaft pots
Pre-1977 Gibson Post 1977 Gibson
Historic R9 Traditional LP
Import LPs Classic LP
LP Special Standard LP
Flat top Studio LP
ES335 Tribute LP
SG AAA Top
NOTE: Short pots have 3/8" threads, long pots have 3/4" threads. Long pots are also mounted on a metal plate or PC board from factory. Long pots come double nutted and should mount directly into the wood cavity.Llong pots will also work in the import LPs with carved cap.
I DO NOT recommend the copper shielding.Good soldering skills and proper grounding is what you need for a quiet guitar.
Most wiring is custom built and normally ships out in 1-3 business days
Add a pair of hand rolled LUXE .022 Paper in Oil Bumble Bee Capacitors to any LP, SG or 335 harness for $59.00
(Bees Not sold seperately, harness purchase required)
MSP Master Series Phase - wiring 6 different sounds
Les Paul Junior wiring
Premium 50's LP harness Mojo .022 caps
Above: Bon Appetit' harness comparable to the wiriing that was in the AFD LP
7-10 day lead times on Les Paul wiring orders
Switchcraft 3 way toggle switch & output jack options for you Les Paul
Need some good sounding PAF style pickups? Give me a call I also offer some package deals on pickups and wiring. Ask me about my New "Kalamazoo" series of PAF's & T-top clones. Cell # 1-574-540-9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect Upgrade for your Historic R9 or 59' LP build
NEW for 2017 all MSP, JP rigs come with the best CTS500K full sized dpdt black push pull pots and PC board (I am no longer using the older style silver push pulls with smaller drum)
Call or email me for a quote on PRS, LTD, ESP, Yamaha, Washburn or Ibanez wiring upgrades
Left handed wiring available at no extra charge, just let me know when you place order.
LP Jr. harness with Mojo .022 oil filled tone cap