Modified Monday

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by justmund, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I've not done a gig yet so it hasn't had much of a workout. I'm not sold on the serial single + single, but I do dig the 2 different parallel settings. The 59/09 on it's own is fantastic, it's grunty, clear yet still retains clarity, gonna be great for the rockier tunes.

    Thanks buddy. Now, look closer... ;)
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Am I looking at the bridge on the SAS?
     
  3. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Yes you are! This is what I got my luthier to do, and good job I did because it wasn't easy apparently...

    Oh, forgot to say I has him refret the CE with SS frets while he was there. That guitar will last another 30 years now!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    You’re a madman!!
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Dude! I totally blew by that! Have at some gnarly VH bombs!
     
  6. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I have been! This guitar is a bit nuts, however the \m/s seem quite dark, I might need to play with cap values.

    Oh, it's tuned to D Standard too (a whole step down) just because, for some stupid reason, we've been doing some songs in Eb recently.
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's weird, my first impression of the \m/'s I put in the Santana was they're kinda brittle. I think it was the profile on the Kemper because I'm diggin' them now. Although, I'm still not in love with the split on the bridge.
     
  8. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Yep thinking it's the wiring, or a pickup height thing. You'd think with Swamp Ash and Maple the guitar would be pretty bright naturally, so when you add ceramic mag pickups it shouldn't be dark at all.

    At the risk of derailment, the CE with the M. Britt JTM45 profiles slays! Have you tried those?
     
  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Love the Britt profiles. I've been hanging out with his Helios profiles a lot as of late.
     
  10. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    We need a post or a thread on that one!
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Cosmetic changes only. Pearloid pick guard and tuner buttons.

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  12. justmund

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    Damn that's stupid sexy. Now if only it had another Type-D single coil in the middle... :p
     
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  13. justmund

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    Will do, I want to redo the wiring in it and clean it up a bit first. It's actually a bit rough up close, but it is a working guitar!
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Hmmm...............
     
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  15. Boogie

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    In preparation for Monday, this is happening now.

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  16. Boogie

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    ...and the results...

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  17. John Beef

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    Well, I did make two modifications... lampshades and straplocks. Thinking about a bridge maybe. This one, there's a gap between the saddle and the side of the bridge on the bass side, wide enough that I can put a pick in there (just shy of 1 millimeter). I wonder how a Mann Fatback might look/sound/fit.

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  18. Boogie

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    As a follow-up, I’ll add that the stock pickups are nothing to laugh at. The SE Santana/SE245 pickups did not totally pale in direct comparison to the Antiquities. With an identical SE245 with stock pickups back to back, the stock version could sing with crazy sustain. My son’s analysis said it best: “the Antiquities sound like they’re out of control most of the time”. That’s what I like about them the most.

    Thanks, guys, for all the kind comments. :cool:
     
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  19. Fullmoon 1971

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    Hi everyone I've really been enjoying this thread and thought I'd post my modded offerings

    SE Bernie Marsden
    Custom Ebony TRC
    Bone Nut
    Custom “J Birds in Flight” Fretboard Decals
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    Tonerider Classic Alnico 4 Bridge Humbucker
    Tonerider Classic Alnico 4 Neck Humbucker
    Nickel Gotoh SD-90 HAP Machineheads (Height Adjustable Shafts)
    Alminium ABM Wraparound Bridge
    Push Pull Tone (Phase Reversal)
    Spraque Hyrel .022 PIO Capacitor
    Vintage Amber Bell Knobs
    Switchcraft jack
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    SE Marty Friedman
    Custom TRC
    PRS Core nut
    Chrome Selector Switch Tip
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    Axesrus Classic 50's Bridge Humbucker (Alnico 3)
    Axetec Blues Engine Neck Humbucker (Alnico 4)
    Cream PRS Core Pickup Surrounds
    Push Pull Tones (Phase Reversal & Coil Shunt)
    Spraque Hyrel .022 PIO Capacitors
    Chrome Control Knobs
    Switchcraft jack
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    SE Nick Catanese
    (pickups swapped around for more clarity)
    Custom Ebony TRC
    PRS Core nut
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    EMG 85 Bridge Humbucker (switched from neck)
    EMG 81 Neck Humbucker (switched from bridge)
    24 Volt Modification
    Chrome Schroeder Adjustable Stoptail
    TonePros metric locking studs
    Custom Control Knobs
    Switchcraft jack
    Werewolf Custom Artwork
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    SE Santana
    Custom Ebony TRC
    Graphtec Nut
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    “Vintage Whisperer” Bridge Humbucker (Unoriented Alnico 5 8.5k) (6.0k Tapped)
    “Vintage Whisperer” Neck Humbucker (Alnico 3) 7.3k (5.0k Tapped)
    Rosewood Tuner Buttons
    Push Pull Tone (Coil Shunt)
    Spraque Hyrel .033 PIO Capacitor with 212k & 100K Resistors
    Switchcraft jack
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    SE Soapbar
    Custom Ebony TRC
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    Mallory .022 Capacitor
    Switchcraft jack
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    SE Tremonti
    Custom TRC
    Bone Nut
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    Fuullmoon "Night Flight" Bridge Humbucker (Alnico 8) 12.2k (7.4k tapped)
    Fullmoon "Night Flight" Neck Humbucker (Alnico 4) 8.7k (6.0k tapped)
    Push Pull Tones (Phase Reversal & Coil Shunt) with 212k & 100K Resistors
    Spraque Hyrel .022 PIO Capacitors
    Switchcraft jack
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    SE Tremonti Custom
    Custom TRC
    PRS Core nut
    Selector Switch Tip
    Switchcraft Selector Switch
    PRS Core Pickup Surrounds
    Clear Control Knobs
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    Fullmoon “Vintage Whisperer” & "Night Flight Modern" are units made by myself and my son.

    Generally I would say I am over the moon with the way these guitars have turned out. However as most of you know modding, like guitar collecting in general is a re-acurring habit. Last week I scored a beautiful 2006 Core CE 24 and fell in love with both the the pickups and the 5 way rotary switch, I have always loved the Dragon II pickups that are in the older CE22's and the day after the CE 4 turned up I snagged a complete set of Dragon II pickups, tone control and 5 way rotary switch for a little more than the price of a single Dragon II unit here in the UK (The whole thing cost me £145.00).

    This leads me to my dilemma. I am thinking of rewiring the SE Tremonti so that it has the 5 way rotary harness and DII's.

    For example =
    Toggle switch rewired as kill switch or wiring removed completely
    2 volume
    1 tone
    5 way switch
     
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  20. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    My SE tremonti has a rotary pot with a center detente in place of the 3 way. Mucho good.
     
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