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Author Burrows, Terry, author

Title The Les Paul manual : buying, maintaining, repairing, and customizing your Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul / Terry Burrows
Published Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (211 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents The late starter : Gibson Les Paul -- Getting to know the Les Paul. History and evolution ; Les Paul timeline ; Les Paul gallery ; Anatomy of a Les Paul ; Inventory of Les Paul pickups ; How your Les Paul works -- Basic care. Tools for the job ; Assessing your Les Paul ; Strings and stringing ; Tuning ; Simple bridge adjustments ; Adjusting the pickup height ; Strap locks ; Cleaning your Les Paul ; Simple electrical cleaning ; Storage and transportation -- Advanced maintenance. Adjusting the neck ; Dressing the frets ; Attending to the nut ; The Tune-O-Matic ; Changing the tuners ; Locking tuners ; Robot tuners ; Fitting a Bigsby ; Cosmetics -- Electrical fixes. Tools and techniques ; Accessing the circuit ; Potentiometers and capacitors ; Standard and vintage wiring ; Replacing the output socket ; Changing potentiometers ; Switch replacement ; Changing capacitors ; Swapping out pickups ; Humbuckers and switches ; Kill switches and killpots ; Jimmy Page 21-tone Les Paul wiring ; The "acoustic" Les Paul ; Adding MIDI to your Les Paul ; Hum control -- Les Paul legends. Jan Akkerman, Duane Allman ; Jef[f] Beck, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Bonamassa ; Eric Clapton, Dave Davies, Al Di Meola ; Peter Frampton, Ace Frehley, Robert Fripp ; Peter Green, Terry Kath, Freddie King ; Paul Kossoff, Tak Matsumoto, John McLaughlin, Gary Moore ; Jimmy Page, Les Paul, Joe Perry ; Keith Richards, Mick Ronson, Sonny Sharrock ; Slash, Hubert Sumlin, Mick Taylor ; Pete Townshend, Zakk Wylde, Neil Young -- Appendices. Talking heads ; Dating your Gibson Les Paul ; Dating your Epiphone Les Paul
Summary "This is the ultimate hands-on, how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul, updated with the latest models and guitar tech advice. This book is a step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide to everything about Gibson Les Paul guitars! It shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying your guitar, how to use it, and how to keep it rocking once you have one. Let world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows be your guide to this awesome instrument. Gorgeous shots of Gibson Les Paul guitars and guitar parts, alongside images of well-known musicians playing Gibson Les Pauls, make this a book no fan will want to miss!"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
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Subject Electric guitar -- Maintenance and repair
Electric guitar
Gibson Les Paul standard guitar
Electric guitar -- Maintenance and repair.
Electric guitar.
Gibson Les Paul standard guitar.
MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Guitar.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1627888012
9781627888011 (e-book)