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Article: Tech Talk Ep.1 -The "Jimmy Page" Wiring Explained

Tech Talk Ep.1 -The "Jimmy Page" Wiring Explained

The Origins:

 In the early 1980s, Jimmy Page decided to make his 59 Les Paul an even more versatile instrument and explore the full range of what the two Humbuckers had to offer. Without wanting to damage his beloved guitar, Jimmy employed a Master Electronics Technician. Working with the technician, Page designed a switching system for coil splitting, series/parallel, and phase-reverse options. The result comprised, a revolutionary system of a push/pull pot on each of the guitar’s four standard controls now known as the signature "Jimmy Page Wiring."

Why People Love This Harness

If you have ever surfed around the web looking at guitar mods, chances are you have seen this one, a lot. So, why do so many people love it? This answer is simple. It allows you to refine the sound to resemble essentially any guitar you want. You can even create your custom sound. Imagine having a blurred out picture of a guitar and the more you adjust the controls, the more in focus that picture becomes.That's what Jimmy Page wanted. And, that's what you can have with this unique and exceptional harness.

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There are over 21 different options you can make with this harness, including one giant Humbucker, or even an output kill option, when you use the parallel switch in bridge mode. Truly, with extensive experimentation opportunities. This is a must-have for every guitarist looking to customize and personalize your sound. It will give you a unique and amazing addition to your instrument collection. Check out our very own Jimmy Page Style harness below, it comes ready to drop into your Gibson with ease.

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