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YYZ30



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So my first day of vacation my son was away with his grandparents, my wife was out furniture shopping with a friend of ours and I was alone with about 8 hours to kill. Go time!

So after I stripped everything out it looked like this:



Much better - and I could work with it. After watching a YT vid with Seymour Duncan himself installing these pickups I saw some neat ideas about installation - so I copied the first one about neatening up the wiring:



Heatshrink does wonders - then installed the pickup and switch to check clearances:



Fit like a glove! Installed the pots and oriented them like the diagram:



Cut the wiring down to fit, tinned all the ends of the wires and my contact points...

At this point I must apologize - I could not snap photos and solder.

And no, I didn't burn myself....much. Just touched the gun once. At least it wasn't the liquid solder!

*drumroll*



TADAH! The only thing I was pissed about was the old knobs did not fit on the Fender pots. Took a trip to Guitar Center yesterday, drooled over the stock, and got some Fender knobs to go on the shafts of the pots:



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME Zed! That Seymour looks NASTY!

well..................how's it SOUND???? Shocked Confused

Now you've got me wanting to toss the stock PRS pups in my SE! GAH!


Good for you Bro. Now enjoy what YOU built.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CygnusX1 wrote:
AWESOME Zed! That Seymour looks NASTY!

well..................how's it SOUND???? Shocked Confused

Now you've got me wanting to toss the stock PRS pups in my SE! GAH!


Good for you Bro. Now enjoy what YOU built.


Sounds pretty good so far - I tested it on a little Zoom battery amp but it has no clean sound as all the sounds are pre-programmed. I do have an old amp I could put it through however I have some concerns about the amp itself as it has a two prong cord - that's how old the amp is.

I might have to borrow a small amp from someone to try it out clean and loud.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YYZ30 wrote:
I do have an old amp I could put it through however I have some concerns about the amp itself as it has a two prong cord - that's how old the amp is.


Go to wherever you buy electrical stuff and buy a small 15A GFCI adapter cord/plug. 2 prong problem solved.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CygnusX1 wrote:
Go to wherever you buy electrical stuff and buy a small 15A GFCI adapter cord/plug. 2 prong problem solved.


You have my interest - what is this sorcery and witchcraft you speak of? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I suggest:

http://www.nextag.com/TRC-Shockshield-White-Portable-610588221/prices-html?nxtg=c0a0a1c050b-D48D1CEA4F37A317

It looks for the slightest current leak to ground to protect against ground fault shock.

It's affordable and it's U/L listed, so you're good to go.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twinblade and two single coils... killer combination. Works great for me on my blue Carvin. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this month's issue of "Guitar World" magazine, various guitarists and musicians were interviewed and asked the question:

"What album changed your life?"

John Petrucci (Dream Theater): 2112!

ME TOO! I almost fell out of my chair!

Now I know a famous student of Lerxst! SWEET. \m/ \m/

*elevates Petrucci and DT to the top of the download list*
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool stuff!

In my Carvin world, here's my most recent acquisition: an mid 80's SH225 semi-hollow! Somewhere out there there's an ad with Alex Lifeson holding one of these. Cool


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

I wish Fender would make a Lifeson Tele...or do they already?

Petrucci has his own signature Music Man axe.....6 or 7 strings.

I'm not into the "djent" sound, so I'll take the 6.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most recent acquisition:







Also picked up a pair of these last Spring so my brother and I could each have one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man, they got flat butts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love guitars in the lab!
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