Paul - Makeover Review.
THG are in the
business of making exotic wood parts for your guitars, to
replace stock plastic parts such as knobs, pickup rings and
Not only do they offer a range of in stock items but also
provide a wood matching service that ensures that the product
you purchase matches your instrument perfectly.
For this review
we have decided to swap out all the plastic parts on a Gibson
Les Paul Studio Plus to Rosewood to embellish the instrument.
For this purpose
we received from THG Knobs the following parts.
- 4 x Rosewood Knobs
- 2 x Pickup Rings (for Covered Humbuckers.)
- 1 x Switch Tip
the switch tip and knobs is a very simple matter, the switch
tip basically screws in and the knobs are inserted into the
volume and tone pots and then held in place with a small Allen
bolt, for which the Allen key is provided. This way the knobs
are both compatible with split and solid shaft pots.
The rings are
slightly more complex to install and involve loosening or
removing the strings and unscrewing the stock rings removing
the pickup (take note of the pickup height for later!) and
assembling again. Nether the less nothing any musician could
not accomplish with a bit of patience and care.
The finished product looks elegant and fits in with the Les
Paulís Desert Burst finish and rosewood neck very nicely indeed.†
Fit and finish is also excellent with the rings matching
the Les Paulís curved top very well.
In summary a very
simple and effective upgrade that adds a touch of class to
For more information
please visit http://www.thgknobs.com/
By Ernest H Slade