Snowy..... THE SE EG PROJECT

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  1. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    So I bought one of three EG's up for sale on one of the other PRS Forums last week. It came in (all intact & exactly as-described) Looks very cool with the white & t-shell guard. So....then I did what I always seem to do....I tear it completely apart ! Another pickup maker I just discovered from TGP sent a set over for the GREAT AMERICAN PICKUP SHOOTOUT & I loved 'em so much we talked about what to put in the EG (Snowy) . We went with his "Signature set". These pups are going to surprise a lot of people. VERY unique & full of tone. Not gonna say who makes 'em yet...more later.
    I found a USA PRS nut, TonePros locking studs & Jon sold me a PRS USA bridge & Markie gave me an old beat-to-hell BadAss bridge. Can't wait to see which one stays in. I haven't changed the tuners yet. I may not. I had very good luck with the stock SE tuners in my SE One. Maybe these will do the same. I would put pics up now, but I really want the BIG reveal.
    This is going to be a totally gig-worthy tone monster. All for very little $$.
    I love doing experiments like this one. Anyway, more on this one next week!
    Here's a before shot:
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    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Dr. Frankenreynolds strikes again :)
     
  3. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Chris - I've got an identical white SSS, she needs a full rewire because a former owner got a little overzealous with some 500k pots and a soldering iron (serious grounding issue). So may as well replace the pups at the same time - so really anxious to find out how this turns out. Was looking at some BKPs just based upon word of mouth, so I'll stay tuned...
     
  4. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    Mine is looking REAL good right now. I wasn't gonna spill the beans on what I'm doing, but here it is:
    I replaced the pups with a KILLER Zexcoil "Signature" set. Awesome vintage strat & PAF tones in one guitar.
    I put in 2 push-push 500k pots to get all the combos.
    Also put TonePros studs on there w/ a PRS USA bridge and a PRS USA nut.
    My PRS Phase 2 locking tuna's should be here shortly & the project will be done.
    Replaced the black knobs & switch tip with antique white & with the white pups & t-shell guard, this thing looks awesome!
    Pics to follow.
     
  5. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    Mods are guitars so far...
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  6. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Those pickups look awesome...can't wait to hear some sound clips.

    Are those bird stickers?
     
  7. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    The pups DO sound amazing. I'll have video soon. And yes, da birds are stickers. I know, I know.....but I like 'em on this one so that's good enough for me. I wanted to pimp this EG to the max, but I couldn't afford real inlays on a $300 gtr!!
     
  8. MisterE

    MisterE New Member

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    The EG looks great. BTW, are the pickups the same size as a standard Fender pickup?
     
  9. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    Yup!!
     
  10. MisterE

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    Thanks crgtr. I need to find one of these ni good shape.
     
  11. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    THere's a guy on PRSFORUMS that had 3. I got one, Scott got the red one & I think he still has a t-sunburst w/trem & bucker in the bridge. Real cheap!
     
  12. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    I have two, might be getting rid of one, been playing the trem a lot more than the stoptail...and trying to finance an SE soapbar among other things...
     
  13. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    There ya go Mr E. You ask & you receive!!
     
  14. MisterE

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    Thanks crgtr but at the moment I'm saving some money for a tube amp. I appreciate the thought though.
     
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    I got the t-sunburst. Was delivered today!
     
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    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    That was the last one! You guys need to post whatever you do to them. Scott you got the red one. Snowy is getting new PRS tuna's tomorrow & then that one's done. Gonna be killer!!! Kev, if you are looking for some killer single-coils, look into these ZexCoil's. They sound amazing!!
     
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    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    DONE!!!!!
     
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    swede71 Tja ba!L├Ąget?

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    Guitar looks and sounds killer.Very interesting pickups!
     
  19. south89

    south89 New Member

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    Very nice Chris !! Those pickups definately have me cuious and I like the idea of the push push pots coil tapping. I don't know if this is apropriate or not but I have been wondering if there is any other sites or forums that has people selling or trading parts for prs other than ebay.
     
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    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    The forums & Cracklist......I mean Craigslist have been the best spot for me. Vintage Rocker, PRSFORUMS, the Gearpage, TDPI, etc. Join them all. Lots of good info out there & also some great deals on parts.
     

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