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Woody's 2015 GIBSON LES PAUL Lorelei
CUSTOM STUDIO GUITAR
Equipped with a Roland GK3 synthesizer pickup
and an authentic American-made Bigsby B5 vibrato bar
This model year
2015 Gibson Les Paul started as a base Studio model
and after significant enhancements in both 2015 and again in 2017
it now qualifies to be called a Lorelei
In honor of Les
Paul's 100th birthday Gibson offered, for just 2015 only, a custom peghead.
This single year issued peghead shows Les Paul's signature with the 100 as he was born in 1915.
I had needed an instrument to install a Roland GK3 synthesizer pickup on for special-in needs.
My intent was to drill three holes and it was bought for that expectation.
Once I had the instrument home and had installed the GK3
I went back and updated the hardware to gold apportionments.
The cherry wine red color really maps well with the gold.
The American-made Bigsby B5 vibrato was added using a Vibramate adapter.
CLICK TO READ ABOUT THE BIGSBY VIBRATO
and the Vibramate mounting adapter
After 2017 wiring mods (see below)
Below: The guitar in 2015 with the Roland GK-3 pickup attached
2017 LPS WIRING MODIFICATIONS
The original Gibson printed circuit board was removed and the four pots replaced.
There were three major adds and changes.
On one tone control Woody added a pickup out-of-phase switch.
Other On-board enhanced electronics include:
- An Artec EX3 tone expander board (three way switch on the pick guard) enhancing bass/treble, providing flat across frequency response or enhancing mids (bell-shaped)
- An Artec QDD-2 overdrive (distortion) circuit providing bypass and four levels of overdrive/distortion
- A Neovin Pre-1 adjustable pre-amp offering up to +12 db of gain
An off-on switch allows the guitar to run in (passive) bypass while "on" enables the new onboard electronics.
A battery box was cut into the rear of the guitar.
These "adds" allow more on-stage diversity in that, if no pedal was planned and set up, internal electronics allow for spontaneous effects.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE GIBSON G-FORCE AUTO-TUNER UNIT
PURCHASING PARTS FOR THE G-FORCE TUNER
You can purchase replacement batteries and other parts either from Gibson or from the manufacturer overseas.
Look under the REPLACEMENT PARTS tab
150036384 2015 100615 GC 650
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