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    Sorry, no I meant can it be changed back to a stop tail and abr bridge? And ref the headstock break, I know its a weak point but youd think that Gibson themselves would have questioned fitting a locking device into such a vulnerable weak spot?
    It can easily be put back to the standard bridge and tailpiece. There will be route in the top between the bridge and the tailpiece

    The reason the trem is slightly crooked is because there are set screws on the tremolo where it rests on the tailpiece studs. The bass side set screw is adjusted in farther than the treble side.
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    After playing this bad boy for a while tonight, I decided the Kahler and I weren't going to get along!

    So I went rummaging through my parts drawer looking for a good quality Nashville style tailpiece and bridge.....I found a heavily aged locking Tone Pros tail and a chrome Tone pros bridge.....(I'll have to pick up an aged gold set some time soon...lol)

    So I pulled the trem off to find the obligatory route. Took off the locking bracket on the headstock. Nothing special...looks like a clean job, since it was done at Gibson. I proceed to install the Tone pros, setup and play.....what a difference!!! The guitar plays so much better!!!

    IMG_2100 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

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    Default Re: VINTAGE LPC.....WITH A COOL STORY

    What you fill the hole with ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMP/HBE View Post
    What you fill the hole with ?
    A black vinyl sticker
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    Yes, that's a good move. I really regret having installed a few of those bad boys in my younger days. Very bad decision. IMHO, Kahlers are the worst...

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    It looks the part now, very cool guitar!

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    Default Re: VINTAGE LPC.....WITH A COOL STORY

    HERE ARE SOME BETTER POST-KAHLER PICS...


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    Default Re: VINTAGE LPC.....WITH A COOL STORY

    Love how worn those pickup covers are. Sharp looking tail piece, too.

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    Default Re: VINTAGE LPC.....WITH A COOL STORY

    from previous experience you could have that hole filled pretty easily

    Guitar looks so much better and I am sure sounds better too

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    That looks sharp without the Kahler. Good choice on the bridge and tailpiece. I think the contrast of metals looks cool, like they wore that way along with the pickups. It works.

    I'd at least fill the screw holes on the headstock. The Kahler route can be filled rather easily as it looks like a really clean route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH View Post
    That looks sharp without the Kahler. Good choice on the bridge and tailpiece. I think the contrast of metals looks cool, like they wore that way along with the pickups. It works.

    I'd at least fill the screw holes on the headstock. The Kahler route can be filled rather easily as it looks like a really clean route.
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    That guitar just drips cool!

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    I liked it with the Kahler better. :P
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    This is almost exactly like my 73 was when I bought it 10-15 years ago, except I don’t have a hs break. I did the SAME THING with a piece of black tape!

    After a little while, I decided to do the right thing and sent it off to RS Guitarworks to get the route filled, paint blended, and a proper ABR-1 installed. It wasn’t cheap but it was SO worth it.
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    Default Re: VINTAGE LPC.....WITH A COOL STORY

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I liked it with the Kahler better. :P
    Maybe if it were a Kahler Pro, but that was a Flyer and I've yet to meet one that would actually return to pitch.
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    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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