Noisy Gibson P90 Soapbar Pickups

So ever since I’ve had my 2015 Gibson Les Paul Special Double-cut, the soapbar P90 pickups have always been very noisy. They were making much more noise than the single coil pickups on my Strat. A lot of that noise would go away when I touched the string or bridge which indicates a ground problem. … Read more

New Pickup for my Epiphone 335

After comparing the sound of my Epiphone 335 Pro to a Epiphone Sheraton with a Gibson Classic 57 pickup, I decided the tone on the neck pickup sucked and I needed to make some upgrades. Luckily I had a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Neck pickup laying around waiting for the next build, so I decided … Read more

Synsonics Pro Project – Finished!

All in all, this repair and setup took me about 4 hours to do. Here’s the list of what was done: Fret level, dress, and polish Adjusted truss rod for proper relief Installed and adjusted new Graphtech Tusq XL nut Installed new Wilkinson Tuners Installed new Switchcraft 1/4″ jack Cleaned pots/electronics Adjusted intonation at the … Read more

Synsonics Pro Project – Part 1

A friend of mine came to me to see if I could help her fix and improve her husband’s guitar so he could play it again. Apparently he really enjoyed playing this guitar, but some things have broken on it and he hasn’t touched it since. The guitar in question is a Synsonics Pro strat-style … Read more

Guitar Updates – Tuners and headstocks

Since I’m seemingly never satisfied with my guitars and that I feel a deep desire to modify them, I’ve been making some small but substantial updates over the past few days. On my custom walnut guitar, I was getting annoyed at the height of the saddles on my bridge. When playing in certain positions, the … Read more