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Post by YYZ30 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:46 am

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:

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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:

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

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

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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*

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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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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:18 am

AWESOME Zed! That Seymour looks NASTY!

well..................how's it SOUND???? :shock: :?

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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Post by YYZ30 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:34 am

CygnusX1 wrote:AWESOME Zed! That Seymour looks NASTY!

well..................how's it SOUND???? :shock: :?

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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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 am

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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Post by YYZ30 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:22 am

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? :lol:

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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:31 am

This is what I suggest:

http://www.nextag.com/TRC-Shockshield-W ... EA4F37A317

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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Post by ElfDude » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:39 am

Twinblade and two single coils... killer combination. Works great for me on my blue Carvin. :)
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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri May 23, 2014 7:10 am

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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Post by ElfDude » Fri May 23, 2014 7:46 am

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. 8)

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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri May 23, 2014 8:08 am

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. :-D
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:18 pm

Most recent acquisition:

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

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Hey man, they got flat butts.
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:37 pm

I love guitars in the lab!
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