P-Rails in a Dot Studio-wiring

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  1. MikeHoncho

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    Hey guys, I'm in need of some wiring help. I recently picked up an Epiphone semi-hollow body, Dot Studio. It's two humbuckers, two knobs and a 3 way switch.

    I'm looking to swap the P-Rails out of my Les Paul along with the two push-pull knobs. I want to install them both as volume knobs, no tone controls. I want to wire them just as they are in my Les Paul, series HB, P90, rail, parallel HB.

    Is it as simple as disconnecting the tone knobs from the Les Paul wiring and swapping it over?
     
  2. Dacious

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    Yup. You can basically clip the wires to each tone pot and/or the tone cap from the volume pot lug where they intersect and transplant everything else.

    One wire only per pickup/volume pot.
     
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    Awesome, I was hoping it would be somewhat simple.

    I already threw a few mods at it, the all black everything was annoying me and the action was high and stiff. I swapped in a set of Gibson tulip head tuners I had in the drawer, and I scored a chromed brass tail stop and Wilkinson roller bridge from GFS. I top wrapped the strings and set it up and the action is much better, low and slinky.
     
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    I also ordered a set of chrome pickup open covers to try out. I never could get used to the all black pickups, hopefully the covers add enough shine for me.
     
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    Yes. Be careful, not easy to wire.
     
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    The metal chrome covers can/may alter the tone of the pickups in either a positive way or negative way.
    I would install them as is first, do the height adjustments for best tone and then decide about covers.
    There are plastic covers for humbuckers in all colors and chrome that won't change the pickup's tone or you can go with the metallic ones. The best metallic ones will be silver with a chrome or nickle finish. Avoid the brass covers like the "plague".
     
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    Mouthwash and flossing can help with that
     
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    I thought that required tools that only the dentist had access to?
     
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    I have found the P-Rails to be too far too far to fit any pickup cover. To fit a full P-90 and a Strat blade pickup into a more or less humbucker-sized shape meant pushing the package size a bit over standard.
     
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