Who this kit is for:
The Vintage 'JP'
Upgrade Kit offers a warmer, woody tone, with push/pull pots for
coil-splitting and out-of-phase switching. The pre-wired RS Vintage 'JP'
kit offers 2 of the switching options that Les Paul® players love:
coil-splitting and out-of-phase switching. Connect your pickups to the
pre-wired push/pull pots, and you're ready to enjoy all the great tones
of an RS upgrade kit, plus single-coil and out-of-phase sounds. This kit
requires that your pickups have 4-conductor wiring. Please consult your
pickups manufacturer's color codes for proper installation. This kit
is for anyone who is tired of not being able to use the controls on your
guitar effectively. This kit is also great for those who are tired of
losing tone and note-definition every time they roll their control past
8!! This kit is not for anyone who has a bright/harsh guitar tone. If
this applies to you, you need to look into our Treble Tamer kit. This
kit comes with LONG SHAFT pots, which is appropriate for the following
guitars: All production Les Pauls® made since 1977. This does NOT
include the Historic® series. If your guitar has a large Maple cap, then
this kit is for you. Please Note: All guitars manufactured in Japan,
China, Indonesia and Mexico use metric pots (6mm), and have metric sized
holes drilled for the pots. All pots sold by RS Guitarworks use
standard pots and hole diameters (3/8"). Therefore, holes in the guitar,
plates and/or pickguards will need to be enlarged to 3/8" to fit
properly. Also, metric knobs will not fit the RS pot shafts; most
popular knobs are available on the store in new and aged versions.
Please call us for details or questions about installation.
What this is: For years, guitar manufacturers have chosen to cut corners
on the electronics they have used, even in their top-of-the-line
guitars. This kit is designed to utilize the best electronic components
possible in your guitar. This kit is the culmination of thousands of
hours of research and development into different guitar electronics and
how each of them affects the overall tone of the guitar. It comes wired
onto a template; all you have to do is drop the kit into your guitar and
wire the pickups, jack, and switch.
What's in the kit:
(2) 500K RS Long-Shaft SuperPots®- We designed these pots in conjunction
with CTS. Used for the volume controls in the kit, these pots have a
custom taper that gives you a noticeable difference between each number
on your volume control. You can finally roll your volume down to 2 or 1
and not loose any clarity, even in the neck position!! Mil-spec
construction and a smoother resistor path make this the best pot to ever
be used in the guitar.
(2) 500K Alpha Push-pull Audio taper pot- Audio taper pots work great
for tone controls. This pot gives you the coil tap and out-of-phase
(1) RS Paper and Oil GuitarCap® by Jensen .022. Some of our customers
have asked us for a good vintage cap option for some time, so we went to
Jensen and asked them to make a paper and oil capacitor as small as
possible for that "woody" tone and they nailed it! The .022 microfarad
GuitarCap® is best for the bridge position tone control of your guitar.
(1) RS Paper and Oil GuitarCap® .015 - This is the same great
GuitarCap® as above, just in .015 microfarad. This is best used for the
neck tone control.
(1) Color wiring diagram.
How this kit improves your tone:
All of the above components combine to
create unprecedented clarity in your overall tone. This increase in
clarity will also equate to an increase in note bloom, harmonic
complexity, and, in some cases, sustain. Because this kit increases the
usability and intuitiveness of the controls onboard your guitar, you
will achieve tones that you didn't think were possible.