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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by slev, Apr 26, 2012.
Just a secondhand old SE! Apparently the crosshatching isn’t generally thought of as desirable in flame tops, but I think it’s cool here.
The grain lines in contrast with the figuring is stunning!
Ooooooo! That's a beauty!
Tuners: Gotoh SG38-MGT (Black)
Bridge: Gotoh 510UB (Black)
Pickup rings: Anomaly Guitar classic tapered surrounds
Switch tip: black, generic
I also used a razor blade and an emery board to gently roll the fretboard edges - it's made quite a big difference to how the neck feels. The Gotoh parts dropped straight in - I didn't bother swapping the stud bushings and it's rock solid.
Put in a new wiring harness from Jackson Electronic Luthiers in to the Custom 24. Rand does really nice work, and will talk you ear off if you let him. I like how things sound through most of the effects i use on the Neck VB p/u on split and full bucker. However, the Brodge HFS p/u only sounds good on split. On full bucker it is losing clarity and is weak.
That being said, i sprung for a like new set of 8515S's. I'm hoping this should resolve my tonal differances
SE 8515's have been onboarded into the Custom 24.
Its like having a NGD! These pickups are sooooo much better that the SE VB and HFS that I pulled out. Louder, cleaner, full of tones I couldn't hear before. So, what I have now is:
2015 30th Anniversary Custom 24 SE (MIK)
JEL wiring harness with .022 Vitamin Q Capacitor, CTS 525K Short Shaft Pot (Vol), Switchcraft 3 way blade switch, Bourns Push/Pull Tone Pot. (5% tolerance build)
2018 SE 8515 Bridge and Neck Pickups.
Ernie Ball Paradigm 9-42's
everything else is still stock.
Just finished installing a nickel dimarzio 36th anniversary neck and black dimarzio fortitude bridge in my SE Zach Myers! Along with a fresh setup it sounds so much better now!