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Les Paul Out of Phase Wiring

 peter green out of phase les paul wiring diagram

How to add a reverse phase switch using a push pull pot.

This is a really easy mod to do yourself and gives a unique, hollow sounding tone when the pickups are out of phase.

It was a very common mod during the 70s and 80s and players such as Brian May and Jimmy Page put it to good use.

Peter Green is well known for his out of phase tones. However, this was actually achieved by manually flipping the magnet in his neck pickup. This is the "electronic" way of doing it, rather than the pickup magnet flip.

Out of phase, simply put, means that the polarity of one of the pickups is flipped.


Les Paul Wiring Diagrams:

50s Les Paul Wiring (Refer to our guide on wiring a Les Paul)

Modern Les Paul Wiring

Jimmy Page Les Paul

Coil Split Les Paul (using tone push pull pots)

Les Paul Series Parallel Wiring

Switchcraft Toggle Switch Wiring (Read our step by step guide on how to wire a Switchcraft toggle switch)

Les Paul/SG Junior (refer to our guide on wiring a Les Paul Junior)

SG Wiring Diagram

ES-335 Wiring Diagram


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