Modified Monday

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

  1. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    My residence is not in the USA, but in Europe, more precise in good ol' Germany.
    A few of you might know Crazyparts. They deliver nice aged spare parts for those who are keen on young but old looking guitars, for pickups (Bernie Marsden's The Beast f. e.), or as the manufacturer for spare parts which PRS in general installs on PS guitars (wooden knobs, tuner buttons, tips...).
    My personal advantage is, that I live very close to them as of AUG 17. No, it was not the purpose. Before that, the opportunity was given to visit them, if we stayed at my parents in law's home. 15 min distance from their position.
    As far as you know my 513 MT ran through some optical and functional mods (first: security strap locks and pins; second: Crazyparts ebony tuner buttons and EIRW tips for the switches and the vibrato arm instead of the genuine stuff) and then to a severe electrical and sound influencing mod (from PCB to hand-wiring and enhanced shielding). My friend Peter Steinacher (an Austrian based luthier) made me (and my dear friend @g.wizz) two EIRW back plates, which for my guitar I etched to the shade of the tips.
    A few months later I noticed in Crazyparts' webshop LS type of knobs in a shade '"Baltic Sea" Amber Style'. By short noticed an appointment has been arranged, I bought them. They look amazing on the Black Gold top, from my perspective ;-)
    Recently I saw additional products on their homepage: tips... I needed to acquire them. "Andy, time for an appointment? I'll be there within 10 or 15 min." "Yes, sure. I'm in my workshop doing some aging."
    Unfortunately material is currently off, therefore tuner buttons can't be produced. But as soon as they are available...
    But that will be the last mod.

    Long story short a picture of the current outlook:

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  2. bodia

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

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    Such a great looking guitar!
     
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  3. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    @bodia, THX! (I know for sure ;-))
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    So sweet!
     
  5. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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  6. Callan

    Callan New Member

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    I finally got around to installing a set of BKP Mule's into my Hollowbody II this weekend.
    I had the new pickups in my les Paul for a few weeks to get a feel for them and finally worked the courage to take a soldering iron to one of my PRSi. (Point of no return)
    To be honest I was a little unsure where to start. Where's the access panel??
    But after a few drinks I decided to find out how hard could it really be?
    Thankfully it all went well, but will give it a run at rehearsal this week to see it how it goes in a full mix.

    *Edit: Added a few pics instead of IG link.\

    The finished product
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    Keeping the excess cable neat and tidy
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    Ground wire on the back of the bridge pickup - same as the original.
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    Modcat decoder said this was a custom colour, which is kinda cool
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    The switch removed and where the new pickups get wired too
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    The calm before the storm
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  7. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    I added a logo on the back of the headstock

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