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#41 User is offline   Searcy 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

This is a pickup being tested in my test guitar "The Booger". I think it was an Ibanez Road Star at one point. It has a great neck and I bet it has had more different types of pickups in it that any other guitar on earth.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

View PostSearcy, on 24 March 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:

This is a pickup being tested in my test guitar "The Booger". I think it was an Ibanez Road Star at one point. It has a great neck and I bet it has had more different types of pickups in it that any other guitar on earth.

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What type of mini humbucker is that? As modding goes, this puts my tele to shame. Whats actually stock?
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:20 PM

Searcy, is it possible to fix a 79 Gibson super humbucker (tar back) pickup. I just checked my 79 Explorer, did not even know those were in there but the neck one reads about 8K I believe and the bridge reads around 5K. It actually doesn't sound bad, keeps the neck from getting too muddy but I was just wondering if they were fixable.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

Great stuff here, my dad played a white Airline arch top with the gold diamond pick guard, not a great guitar but it had a neat vibe to it, wish I new what happened to it.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

View Postcjsinla, on 24 March 2013 - 07:20 PM, said:

Searcy, is it possible to fix a 79 Gibson super humbucker (tar back) pickup. I just checked my 79 Explorer, did not even know those were in there but the neck one reads about 8K I believe and the bridge reads around 5K. It actually doesn't sound bad, keeps the neck from getting too muddy but I was just wondering if they were fixable.


They were supposed to be about 1.5x higher in output than the original humbuckers werent they? Is one of the coils dead?
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

krock said:

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They were supposed to be about 1.5x higher in output than the original humbuckers werent they? Is one of the coils dead?


I'd have to check again but I don't think the bridge was higher than 8.5k. I assume there's a problem if its reading as low as 5k for the neck.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

That's not a humbucker Krock. It's a Kay "Zippo" pickup and pick guard from a 1966 Kay Vanguard guitar. Those are freaky little single coils that were made by the DeArmond company.

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Being a test guitar, the Booger never keeps its pickups long.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

View Postcjsinla, on 24 March 2013 - 10:37 PM, said:

I'd have to check again but I don't think the good was higher than 8.5k. I assume there's a problem if its reading as low as 5k for the neck.


Were you reading this pickup with it installed in the guitar?
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Searcy said:

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Were you reading this pickup with it installed in the guitar?


Yes. But I think I took it out to confirm. Man, I must be getting old. But it seems like I remember soldering it back in just a couple of weeks ago.
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2011 VOS 1960 Les Paul Special
2013 SG Original
2013 61 Les Paul SG
2013 ES335
2014 Les Paul R6 Goldtop
2014 Les Paul Traditional
2015 VOS 59 ES330
2015 VOS 63 ES335
2016 VOS 1960 Les Paul Special DC
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

View PostSearcy, on 09 March 2013 - 06:15 AM, said:

I've never made any but next time I get one in on trade I'll let you know.

Thanks! I appreciate it!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

View Postcjsinla, on 25 March 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

Yes. But I think I took it out to confirm. Man, I must be getting old. But it seems like I remember soldering it back in just a couple of weeks ago.

Well, here's my thoughts.

1. Those reading are screwy. If anything we would want the neck pickup to read lower than the bridge.
2. You say it sounds good. I wouldn't fix what isn't broke. Don;'t worry about what the meter tells you. Trust your ears.
3. I've not tried to tackle one of those full epoxy potted guitar humbuckers but I'd be willing to try it sometime.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

I realize Booger is a bucket, but I really like it.

I normally, almost never go in for graphics, and perhaps not green either. But I really, REALLY like what going on here, the graphics (tatoos?) and that shade of green are really getting to me. I would PLAY something like that.

I have GAS for Booger. If I need to have my head checked, so be it. But Booger is awesome.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

I'm glad you like it! Those are my signature colors.

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The doodles are just me going at it with a Sharpie. It's honestly a good guitar.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

Searcy said:

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Well, here's my thoughts.

1. Those reading are screwy. If anything we would want the neck pickup to read lower than the bridge.
2. You say it sounds good. I wouldn't fix what isn't broke. Don;'t worry about what the meter tells you. Trust your ears.
3. I've not tried to tackle one of those full epoxy potted guitar humbuckers but I'd be willing to try it sometime.
4.See 2.
5.See my signature.
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1960 Melody Maker
1979 Flying V
1982 Heritage Flying V
1982 30th Anniversary Les Paul
2009 VOS Les Paul Special DC
2011 50th Anniversary Pete Townsend SG
2011 61ri SG
2011 VOS 1960 Les Paul Special
2013 SG Original
2013 61 Les Paul SG
2013 ES335
2014 Les Paul R6 Goldtop
2014 Les Paul Traditional
2015 VOS 59 ES330
2015 VOS 63 ES335
2016 VOS 1960 Les Paul Special DC
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Who can guess what on Searcys bench this week?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

Whatever it is it's gotta be pretty hot with all those windings! More magnets underneath too?
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

There are in fact magnets under it.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

Whats the output?
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

Melody Maker pup maybe?
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

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Melody Maker pup maybe?


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