Customized Custom 22

DaveJohnson

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Jul 6, 2017
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West Central Florida
I may take some heat for this, maybe not.
I just couldn't help myself.
I'm a sucker for triple pickup guitars, so I routed my Custom 22 for a middle humbucker.
Sold off the Dragon II's and bought a trio of Lollar Imperial standard wind humbuckers.
I retained the 5 way rotary switch on the neck & bridge pickups that I was used to and added a push pull pot in the volume spot to kick in the middle pickup when needed.
I love the results. The middle pickup adds so much to the overall package.
Before...
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After the Lollarization...
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Couldn't be happier with the sound of this thing now.
The push pull on the middle pickup along with the rotary, gives me 10 very usable tones at my fingertips.
And I really like the look. Different, but not extreme.
I'm thinking about adding another push pull to split the coils on the middle pickup now.
It never ends.
 

shallbe

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Apr 26, 2012
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Mobile. AL
Very cool! I have put Lollar Imperials in 2 Custom 22's myself. They are much better pickups than the Dragon II's in my opinion.

Nice work.
 
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