An Epiphone Les Paul with some switching issues. Turned out that the contacts in the 3 way toggle switch needed to be re-tensioned so they signal would not cut out when using. Easy fix once you figure out what's going on.
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A bolt on Epi Les Paul with a few high frets in for a setup. After addressing the problematic frets, the rest of the setup was fairly straightforward. But a bolt on Les Paul just feels wrong ...
A good customer brought his new-to-him Casino in for a little work. We swapped out the tuners for Grover Sta-Tite open back tuners. The mounting holes on the back lined up, but I had to play around with the bushings. Normally with press-in bushing tuners, I keep the original bushing in the headstock and install the new tuners. The issue was that the Grover tuner posts were a hair too large to fit the bushings. So you would think that I could just swap out the original bushings for the Grover ones, right? Nope. The Grover bushings were too small to stay in the headstock so I had to remove the original bushings, ream out the inside diameter of the bushings and re-install. Ah the joys of modding import guitars: replacing metric components with mis-matched imperial unit hardware.
The player was also having feedback issues with the full hollow / P90 design of the Casino. An inexpensive fix was to stuff black foam inside the f-holes to help reduce the sensitivity of the body. Oddly enough, the foam I used was from my stash of foam that Stewmac uses to package Waverly tuners.
This Epiphone archtop came in for a setup along with a full fret level. The fixed-top archtop bridge also needed to be properly compensated to keep the flatwound strings playing in tune. During the final setup I found this annoying B note sympathetic vibration that was tracked down to the bridge tone cap physically vibrating against the pot. This was a first for me! Just glad I figured it out as rattles can drive you insane.
Another fret level in the jig since I have it out. Here's a new Epiphone Joe Pass model with some uneven frets. This needs a full level, crown and polish to get the action nice and low for this player.