50's Wiring Loom for Les Paul Jr

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50's Wiring Loom for Les Paul Jr

Monty’s Les Paul Jr 50’s wiring loom is made from the finest components we can get our hands on and is the perfect upgrade for pretty much any Les Paul Jr. Using vintage-style 50’s wiring, this wiring loom will keep your guitar sounding crystal clear as you roll down the volume pot.

The key difference between a modern wiring loom and a 50s wiring loom lies in the relationship between the volume and tone pots. In simple terms, whereas a modern wiring loom connects the tone pots to the input of the volume pot, a 50s wiring loom connects them to the output of the volume pot.

While this might not seem like a huge change, the tonal impact is massive. 50s wiring allows you to retain clarity as you roll down the volume pot, much like a treble bleed circuit (but without its inherent disadvantages). It also changes the response of the tone knobs, creating a slight interaction with the volume pot as you turn the tone pot down. The net effect is transformative; whereas modern wiring can make humbuckers (and P90s) sound muddy as soon as you start to turn anything down, a 50s loom allows the sound to beautifully clean up in response to the volume and tone knobs.

This wiring loom uses one of our New Old Stock Russian Paper in Oil capacitors. Made in the late 70’s, these caps are just about the closest sounding thing to a vintage bumblebee cap that we can find. They have a really nice mid-range character that just breaths life back into your tone control, giving useable sounds all the way from zero through to ten.  

Our looms are made with only the best components: 500k CTS audio taper pots, vintage-correct wire and one of our own super high-quality oil capacitors. Available with either a 0.015uf or 0.022uf cap.

Please note that the loom dimensions are measured from a Gibson Les Paul. Whilst it should fit most import LP Jr style guitars, we can't guarantee that this will always be the case. Import guitars may also require some minor modification to accommodate imperial thread pots. If you have any questions, please do drop us an email.

Our Les Paul Jr wiring diagram can be downloaded here


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