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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by slev, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    Had a couple of hours spare yesterday, so threw some Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers at my SE 245 Quilt Limited . . . .

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    And also put some Rev. Willy's Mexican Lottery .007-.038's on.

    It screams, and is like playing air guitar at the same time . . . . :D
     
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  2. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 16 years of crappy tone

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    Sweet. I've always been curious about those Fishman Fluence things. I've come close to pulling the trigger, but just never got around to it.
    BTW, cool to see a 7 gauge user. I wish D'Addario made 7 gauge sets, but not as far as I know.
     
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  3. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    First time on 7’s, and I like them so far! I should have put the same strings on after to compare.

    I was complaining about the neck pickup being very muddy, found a screw in the bottom of the cavity that was shorting across poles, not sure if that might have been the issue, but it’s no longer muddy!

    Not had long to mess about but happy so far.

    I have had them for a while in the cupboard waiting on me finishing a scratch build, managed to get the workshop set up today, so I’ll be needing some more pickups ‍:D
     
  4. Fullmoon 1971

    Fullmoon 1971 New Member

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    Just realised That I hadn't posted a picture of my finally finished SE Chris Robertson.
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    I also wound some new pickups for one of my Bernies and dropped them in last week.
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    They are wound to be historically correct to Peter Green's guitar (one of Bernie's & mine idols) just minus the covers.
    Neck pickup
    #42 AWG Heavy Formvar wire
    Clockwise wound
    Butyrate bobbins
    Maple spacers
    Special blend magnet
    Single core electricians cable output lead

    Bridge pickup
    #42 AWG palin enamel
    Counterclockwise wound
    Butyrate bobbins
    Maple spacers
    Special blend magnet
    Single core braided cable

    Did a gig with her both friday and saturday nights and after both gigs had people coming up to me admiring the tone I had got her on the various "Greeny" covers we do in our live sets.
     
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  5. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I am going to be installing a MannMade PRS/Mann Tremelo Bridge on the 30th Anniversary SE CU24. Stay tuned
     
  6. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 16 years of crappy tone

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    Nice! It'll be well worth it. The hardest part is getting the saddles adjusted.
     
  7. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Then it will be supet easy. I have a knack for setting saddles by eye, then only needing a turn one wY or the other to be on pitch.
     
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  8. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 16 years of crappy tone

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    Nice. Thats kinda the way I do it too. Sometimes I count the turns on the set screws.
     
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  9. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Good choice! I love that bridge on my S2! Expensive, but worth it!

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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Mmm DP, what a gorgeous guitar.
     
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  11. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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  13. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    Just make sure to ream out the drill holes per instructions. I stripped a head when I put an NOS2000 on my CE, but luckily there were 7 screws in the pack.
    I'd even put some candle wax or bar soap on the threads.
     
  14. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    These bridges make a massive difference.
    Same but different, I recently put a brass block into a semi-hollow/string-through I had built 25 years ago. Finally got tired of the ferrules not being straight, but the impact on sound (unplugged and plugged) is unbelievable. Not just louder (unplugged), but much more balanced.

    Bridges matter. Even past the saddles.

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  15. Wakester

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    Good to know, thanks.
     
  16. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Back in post #1631 I said I was going to get the Mann/PRS Hybrid Bridge. Well, after a minor bump in the road, I finally got it. Short story long, I ordered the bridge on reverb, John Mann sent me the bridge, which arrived while I was out of town for work. When I got home, I opened the box and thought wow what a beautiful piece of work, 'this will look great on my . . . my . . . wait . . . this isn't the bridge I ordered.o_O' 'This is a two pin bridge, I know I ordered the 6 pin hybrid with brass block bridge. A quick check of Reverb confirmed what I knew to be true. It was close to 5 pm but I had to take a chance and call and see what could be done.
    Anyway, I am boring myself with this story.:oops:

    I got the correct bridge in on Wednesday and installed today when I got home from the other side of the state. Unboxed and installed it in under an hour. No drilling, no damage to my CU24, no damage to the bridge. The only adjustment needed was raising the ADG and B saddles to match the neck radius. What really shocked me was I didn't need to make any adjustments for intonation.:D

    Thank you to John Mann and his staff for working with me and providing such an amazing piece of gear.

    Here are some pics of the work:
    Old bridge out:
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    Test fit of the new bridge:
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    Setting the Level: (I used 4 medium picks on each side to get the base level, then fine tuned from there.)
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    Springs in place:
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    Restringing with EB Paradigm 9's
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    All Done:
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  17. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Outstanding Wakester, and I liked the "short story long" :D
     
  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations, nice work.
     
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  19. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Congratulations! Yep, the bridge on its own is already like an art piece. Very nice guitar!
     
  20. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Thank you. I think i've paid more for parts now than I did for the guitar itself.
     

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