Should I put a 513/509 double pickup in my DC3?

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  1. GlockandRoll

    GlockandRoll New Member

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    I have a DC3, and would play it more if I had a humbucker sound in the bridge position. What I would basically like to turn it into, is an HSS configuration of the 509, with 1 mini-toggle instead of 2 in the HSH config that the 509 has. I am happy to route the body if needed and realize I will need a custom pickguard made, but really just can't get into the single-only option in the bridge, and as such, just not playing it as much as my other guitars.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I’m sure it can be done. It might be cheaper to sell and get a Fiore to get the HSS in a similar guitar shape. I’m not sure if you can get another DC3 pickup, but I haven’t seen on recently. Best of luck either way!
     
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  3. GlockandRoll

    GlockandRoll New Member

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    I hadn't heard of the Fiore, thanks... but with that said, I'm not big on signature models.
    The only one I have ever owned was an EJ, because, well... EJ lol.
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    I did this to a DC3/NF3 , 59/09s and a vintage rails in the center it was a fun mod , if I did it again I would go with 57/08s or McCartys , something darker for the buckers.

    [​IMG]IMG_3113 by
     
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    Wailing New Member

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    looks quite similar to my Brent Mason…
     
  6. GlockandRoll

    GlockandRoll New Member

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    Very nice. I'm assuming you had to route the body, or is it a swimming pool style cutout under the gaurd?
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    yes the routes are very tight so we routed the smallest amount we could :)

    [​IMG]IMG_2672 copy by
     
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  8. GlockandRoll

    GlockandRoll New Member

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    Got it, thanks. It makes sense that the DC3 would have the same route as the narrow-field pickup! Thanks!
     

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