Videos

From Simply Special to Truly Badass

Posted by EricKlinger on 21.May.2020

Les Paul Special to Badass Poster

Ever since rendering the stock bridge useless in this 2019 made Les Paul Special, I’ve been looking for the wrap-around bridge of my dreams - one that would allow full control over the intonation while still maintaining a proper contact with the mounting studs. Enter the Leo Quan Badass.

Les Paul Custom Meets the String Butler

Posted by EricKlinger on 21.May.2020

Les Paul Custom Meets The String Butler

Dramatic tuning instability has forced my hand in dressing up my Les Paul Custom with the String Butler from Dietrich Parts. This is the first upgrade video in the Les Paul Custom’s Baseline Series category. The main focus here is to see if the product…

Les Paul Special - Baseline Series Guitar #2

Posted by EricKlinger on 18.May.2020

Video 003 Poster - Les Paul Special

For the second guitar in my Baseline Series, I document my Gibson Les Paul Special. Some key upgrades await this guitar in the near future! In this second episode of my Baseline series of videos, the Gibson Les Paul Special is in focus. Don’t let the name fool you, this guitar is very…

Les Paul Custom - Baseline Series Guitar #1

Posted by EricKlinger on 18.May.2020

Video Poster 002 - Les Paul Custom

This is THE litmus test video for my Gibson Les Paul Custom - the first in my Baseline Series. In this episode I establish the baseline tone for my Les Paul Custom. While not entirely stock, eventually I will compare this guitar’s current components to stock parts and on to other upgrades. In the future, as any single component is added…

Establishing a Baseline for Guitar Upgrades

Posted by EricKlinger on 18.May.2020

Video Poster 001 - The Baseline Series

This is a very short introduction to an upcoming series of videos called 'The Baseline Series' where I will talk about and record samples of four guitars (one in each video). The goal will be to create a record of the guitar before any further changes. Future videos will feature a single upgrade to that guitar, including recorded samples. Then…