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TheMadIrishman

Top Wrapping a Les Paul?

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I recently stumbled across a video where someone explained what top wrapping a Les Paul was (essentially you string the strings backwards and over the bridge to get an absurd amount of sustain and looser tension on the string) and I had never heard of this technique.  They went on to explain that Jimmy Page and other 70’s guitarists were the pioneers of top wrapping so I thought “what the hell, let’s give it a go”. After doing so, my guitar has never had a better sound before. The sustain on a simple power chord lasts about a minute and there’s a filthy crunch you get from this method. 
 

What’s your opinion? 
 

Some say it’s BS but I found it works quite well 

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I’ll give that try next time I restring. I’ve never seen a picture of Page with this set up though

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