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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:04 PM

Yeah cool vid man [thumbup]
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:29 PM

Enjoyed that. [thumbup] Informative and engaging.
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:05 AM

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:44 AM

This pickup was from a series of pickups I made around 2003 for Madison Wisconsin luthier Ellie Erickson. They were all single coils stuffed into odd things like Altoids tins and the like. They were held together with screws and beat up to go with Ellie's post apocalyptic steam punk aesthetic at the time. This one suffered a short at some point from the screws holding the cover on and is now back in my shop. I'm going to convert it to my SSW1 coil style and install it in the 1988 Les Paul DC I've been goofing around with lately.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:03 AM

How'd you do the logo on that? Looks pretty cool
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:24 AM

Well for this one I started by sanding most of the chrome finish off the mini humbucker cover. Then I applied a vinyl sticker of my logo on it and sprayed it all black and then I pealed off the vinyl stickers and sanded the black paint through in places so it would look older than it was.
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:59 AM

So if someone sends you a guitar,you can strip all the electronics redo them so it sounds nothing like it did? If yes what would be the cost of a project like that?
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:34 AM

 Mr. Gibson, on 30 January 2017 - 09:59 AM, said:

So if someone sends you a guitar,you can strip all the electronics redo them so it sounds nothing like it did? If yes what would be the cost of a project like that?


I can change the sound of a guitar by rewiring.

What it would cost would depend on if I was interested in doing the job. I have found that for the most part guitar players have no idea what they want or how guitars work so it's rare for me to take on custom work any more.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:13 AM

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I can change the sound of a guitar by rewiring.

What it would cost would depend on if I was interested in doing the job. I have found that for the most part guitar players have no idea what they want or how guitars work so it's rare for me to take on custom work any more.


I've got 3 sg specials with crescent moon inlays, I was thinking I would take one apart and get customized pickups for it and do the work myself. Would have to read up on it see what else I'd have to do,because I don't know crap about electric guitars. Living where I do,you learn to do it yourself or you drive a 100 miles and pay someone who might know less than you. I'm up for a challenge anyway.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:50 PM

View PostSearcy, on 30 January 2017 - 08:44 AM, said:

This pickup was from a series of pickups I made around 2003 for Madison Wisconsin luthier Ellie Erickson. They were all single coils stuffed into odd things like Altoids tins and the like. They were held together with screws and beat up to go with Ellie's post apocalyptic steam punk aesthetic at the time. This one suffered a short at some point from the screws holding the cover on and is now back in my shop. I'm going to convert it to my SSW1 coil style and install it in the 1988 Les Paul DC I've been goofing around with lately.

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That looks cool S
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:53 PM

Always enjoyed this thread.

How's Rhoda, Mr S? Is she still around?
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:54 PM

 Searcy, on 30 January 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

Well for this one I started by sanding most of the chrome finish off the mini humbucker cover. Then I applied a vinyl sticker of my logo on it and sprayed it all black and then I pealed off the vinyl stickers and sanded the black paint through in places so it would look older than it was.

Neat thanks for letting me know! Have you ever tried etching? I was reading about a method you can do with salt water and a battery which is much more appealing to me than ferric chloride
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

View Postjdgm, on 01 February 2017 - 05:53 PM, said:

Always enjoyed this thread.

How's Rhoda, Mr S? Is she still around?



Rhoda is barking at everyone who tries to come near her fence! She now has her own GPS tracking collar and her own facebook page.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

Glad you make these vids. I had never seen a pup worked on. Magnet magnet, Spin spin spin. How things work....
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

Dude, Rickenbacker? lol....

Sounds great!

A guy asked me to trace the control plate about two days after I put it together and I ended up taking it back apart again.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:55 AM

Is that still in there? I thought I edited that out. [thumbdn]

Time for version 2. where Greedo shoots first. [thumbup]



There! Bet you can;t even find the edit now. [thumbup]



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Posted Today, 07:58 AM

I ended up reworking that one one last time with some voice over for clarification.



I have changed my video method and it's messing me up in places. :-k
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Posted Today, 12:04 PM

View PostSearcy, on 23 March 2017 - 07:58 AM, said:

I ended up reworking that one one last time with some voice over for clarification.

I have changed my video method and it's messing me up in places. :-k


What a great idea for a pickup. Would like to have heard a little more of the sound.
That was fascinating. Thanks for posting.
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Posted Today, 12:25 PM

Good stuff, Searcy. Your profile says you're in Nashville. Do you have a shop there or do you do work out of your home? I'm not too far away from you in Kentucky. Would you mind sending me a PM some time to discuss? Do you have a website?
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