Hi everyone, I have an Epiphone Les Paul that I bought around 2008. I was looking at the bridge recently and it occurred to me that I could probably simplify the hardware by eliminating the stop tailpiece (and its bushings) all together and replacing the tune-o-matic with a wrap around bridge. This would shave off a few ounces too. From what I can see the matter is complicated by the fact that unlike a Les Paul Jr, my Epi LP has a rounded top with a bridge pickup that sits higher than the neck pickup. So the wraparound bridge would need to be height adjustable like a tune-o-matic, right? I also wonder if the string tension would cause the new bridge posts to bend over time towards the fretboard. I'm sure this isn't a new topic, but what I'm looking for is a detailed step by step guide on how to accomplish this with the least amount of modification. It would be ideal to pop the new bridge into the existing bushings. Oh and what hardware do you recommend? TIA Here's how things look now: TIA!