To Mod..or not to mod...

Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by skidshark, Dec 27, 2004.

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To Mod, or Not to Mod...that's the question

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  1. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    i got to the shop this evenin and your CD was there 3d! thanky bud!

    man i got Gary Moore doin what he does here and i'm jazzed as can be!! 8)
     
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    awesome, glad to hear it.





    .......i still hate the postal service.
     
  3. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    i've found that the varitone is no big deal to install so i'm thinking about that and the mid boost too. if i'm gonna do this i'm not going to make it normal. problem is i'm having a real hard time finding wiring diagrams for this....best i've come up with is this........

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    i trust the source on this, but it's very incomplete. can anyone shed some light on this? i'm thinking of this with 2 mini-humbuckers.
     
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    skidshark Active Member

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    sorry if i ramble about this guys, i'm kind of thinking out loud sometimes!

    I'm thinking of using the "hot" mini-buckers, they have the mids scooped alittle from what i read.....

    mid-boost active circuit...hopefully will balance out the mids and compensate for the mini's inherent lack of umph (again from what i read)

    3-way pup switch and a varitone.

    still a question in my mind as to volume and tone pots....
     
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    vic108 Well-Known Member

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    yes, the SG DELUXE has only one volume and one tone knob.

    good choice there Skids...... ...........keep up posted!

    8)
     
  6. Sgmaniac

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    Tone knobs are over-rated, all you need is one BIG volume knob! :lol: 8)
     
  7. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    thanks vic! i needed that!

    10-4 SGM!!
     
  8. suzuki111

    suzuki111 New Member

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    RE: Have you seen this cavity??

    Hey Skids, was just checking out the pic you posted of the cavity of your guitar and was curious to know if you measured how wide each individual pickup cavity was?
     
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    yep i did triple1er, they're 1.25" wide....

    oh btw, booster is out of the plan for now till i've heard more about it....

    am exhaustively looking at mini humbuckers now....

    varitone is definately in to stay tho-.......am thinking about a some type of proportioning between the pups to equalize, dunno, haven't got that far!
     
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    no offence but i can't see it bringing big $$$$$, and i know quite a few collectors. it's just not desirable enough. UNLESS donald trump buys up all of the others. :idea:
     
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    Well, we all can't be on the top of the totem pole Burst, now can we?
     
  12. ess

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    aye some peeps dont look at axes as just fookin investments.
    even if i had a sweet old 61 id still play it with my fookin teeth.,
     
  13. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    well it's worth a LOT to me!! this is the first guitar either of my daughters ever held!

    i'd still like for someone to show me another factory job with the completely wrong neck! 8)

    so i'll keep it so i can put it back for posterities sake, but i'm gonna make it sound as sweet as it plays in the meantime!!

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    she's already twiddlin the tone and raisin the gauntlet of ROCK!
     
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    skidshark Active Member

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    big D, that's the man! have caught reviews form his stuff and everyone seems to love it. :D it' looks like an amazingly easy mod too. dunno about the chicken head knob tho-, i might change that, it looks like something of a 50's radio to me! :roll: :shock:
     
  17. suzuki111

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    Yo Skids - 1.25" wide for the PU cavity, huh? Hmm.. that would rule out P-90s... don't know what sound you're going for, but I would definitely check out Seymour Duncan's Custom Minihumbuckers.... I have a friend who has one in the bridge and it sounds awesome IMHO.... the good thing is, they would fit in there fine, and you can just get a custom pickguard and have it mounted on, in case you didn't want to modify the original (probably a good idea)... and it would look SWEET! Interestingly, Duncan also offers a custom pickup retrofit Melody Maker pickup - supposedly it's a stacked HB deal, so no noise, too! It's $125 according to their Web Site (probably would have to get it directly from them - not a mass market PU).. have no idea what it sounds like, though... is that you're guitar in the pix? What color is it? I've never seen one that color... although, I am slightly colorblind!
     
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    you must be reading my mind 111, am looking hard at seymours mini's, dimarzio has a new hot mini bucker too, but i haven't heard as much on that one...

    i've not heard much good on the stacked pups, most say they're "toneless" but that's heresay till i try one...i really like the thought of the mini's right now, i like what i hear about them. most say they're slightly trebly, but the varitone should take care of that....again from what i read!! (you'd think i should play instead of read...go figure, not a lot of SG's around here...nor varitone equipped guits

    yep that's my guit in the pix, kind of a dog poop color, walnut maybe? i dunno. i've never seen one just the same either. interestingly there's no diff in the color under the guard...
     
  19. Sgmaniac

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    I love the sound of the Duncan Mini I have in my Deluxe, very nice. 8)
     
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    which one do you have SGM? i did the "tone wizard" thingy on seymours site and it seemed to think i'd like the sm-2 custom on the bridge and the sm-1 vintage at the neck....

    i'm talking with the fellow at wolfetone pups as we speak about this. he's in development on produing the minis right now...
     

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