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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DougMen, Sep 25, 2020.
From the 1956 catalog ...
That was the day I turned 1 year old!
From the 2011 catalog.
LOL ... probably all catalogs after 1956 were down wrapped. It's just to show when people say that Gibson never top wrapped.
My LP is slinky enough as it is now, but I might top wrap it next time I change strings, just to try it.
I started top wrapping years ago only because all the cool kids did it. I am trendy for sure! lol
If we're being honest with ourselves, this probably accounts for a lot of the things we do in life...
I always just raised the stop tailpiece to reduce tension and break angle. I wonder if there's much of a difference between the two at the same settings of those things.
It sounds way better, as do coiled guitar cords....
yes I’m being sarcastic
I'm not sure it is much different having tried both ways on my LP and SG. I bought some new aluminium stop tails for them and decided to try just raising the stop tail instead to stop the strings scratching the new stop tails. Seemed to feel very much the same, though I get the point about pulling the stop tail forwards as my Epiphone tends to do that, so when I get it back from a refret I'll probably top wrap that one.
When top wrapping, I always thread each string through an extra ball end to prevent the coiled end of the string to wrap over.
I have an '08 LP Standard that I top-wrap. The first time I did it was just to see what Bonamassa was on about. I liked it even though the difference isn't that pronounced. Joe says the strings are "slinkier" and though I can see what he's talking about, it's not that much of a change. It is a positive change though so I kept it.
If I were a better player, maybe it'd make more of a difference.
+1 for the Chris Buck plug... I dig his videos and had watched this one. I don't know that I did a bunch of testing, but my mind says decking the bar against the wood with a top wrap is the best way to set up things. That's good enough for me. Since I play 9s on my gibsons anyway, who is to say if it really is slinkier as they are already. But in my mind it's better and that's all that counts.