SE Hollowbody Standard, pics and teardown

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  1. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    I heard a rumor from a tour guide that there might be another pickup option "in the works."
     
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  2. rbert0005

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  3. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Must be P-90s. Or maybe Starla pickups. Oooh, there's an idea. That would fit in the SE lineup and not require retooling.
     
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  4. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    Nope. But it does start with a P
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    That would be a game changer in that price bracket, for sure.
     
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  6. snfrd84

    snfrd84 New Member

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    And what might this 'game changer' be?
     
  7. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    That's what I thought when they said that.

    Piezo.
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    :confused:what?!:eek:
     
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  9. bodia

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

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    I think he meant the inside of his guitar :p
     
  10. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots Mom always told me I was special

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    One can only hope.
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Breathes a huge sigh of relief ;)
     
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  12. bodia

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

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    Yeah, but the “other” woulda been fun.....:eek:
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Bringing a new meaning to the “brown sound”!
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    There’s nothing precluding both uses. Just sayin’..,

    (You might want to think about the order before you start though)
     
  15. bodia

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

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    Giggle!
     
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  16. John Beef

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    Haha, the first thing I did with the endoscope was stick it up my nose. You wanted something else? Honestly the thing's junk. I should have expected less than I did for $25. I can't decide if I want to keep it for around the house stuff like plumbing or auto repair, or send it back.

    OK, so on the plus side, I also bought a Galaxy S10 to replace my old phone that's over 3 years old, with the battery failing, the camera glass cracked, and an inability to charge via the charging port (wireless still worked). B&H had them on sale for $599. I could have bought a pretty decent guitar for that kind of money, and the guitar would last WAY longer. OK, I digress. I used the macro lens on the S10 to get some cool new photos of the insides, which were all way better than what the endoscope was doing.

    The standard has a 5 ply top.

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    There's no treble bleed on the volume pot.

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    The pickups are 4 conductor.

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    The bridge block has a cutout for Piezo wires, so @jak3af3r may have accurately predicted the future.

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  17. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Just for reference here's the image "quality" the Endoscope was giving me.

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  18. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    This picture is kind of crummy, but it shows the black plastic clips that hold the wires in place. Nice touch. There's also some glue squeeze out visible. Thinking about how it's built, seems like this would be inevitable, but it's the only non-precise thing I see. It also shows the block running to support the pickups.

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  19. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    So who’s going to wiring up pickup splitting first?
     
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  20. dogrocketp

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

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    It’ll be on the list!
     
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