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Pickups / Re: Crawler vs Abraxas
« Last post by darkbluemurder on September 16, 2021, 08:07:16 AM »
If you want darker than the Holydiver, the Crawler does this. I had them back to back in my PRS Custom. The Abraxas has a similar midrange voicing as the Holydiver so I don't think that would be the right choice in your situation.

I once started a thread whether there was a lower output Crawler but did not get much out of it.

Cheers Stephan
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I tinkered some more and played it through different amps and decided to put the 470k resistor back on the bridge pickup lug of the selector switch.  I also changed it to a CRL 3-way and wired in a BKP CTS 550K push-pull as a volume pot with a 'partial split' mod (another 470k resistor between the push-pull switch and ground) on the Impulse neck humbucker.  Overall the guitar was too bright and 'plinky' ... I made sure that the 470k resistor was not in the main ground path of the guitar from the volume pot (it only affects the push-pull switch).  The wire channel between the bridge pickup and control cavities was also drilled out to make room for the cloth-covered leads on the Cobra-T.

Fitting the push-pull also involved removing a lot of wood from the centre bottom of the control cavity.

I also had new string holes drilled and the back routed for an Aumsen brass ferrule block (2 1/8" string spacing), which I polished myself with a Foredom jeweller's kit.













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Guitars, Amps and Effects / Re: Stankevicius guitars model "Lukas" build
« Last post by b.gandt on September 16, 2021, 03:40:59 AM »
Looking good! 

How’s it progressing?
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Pickups / Re: Tele Bridge Pickup to match Nantucket Neck
« Last post by timmy_pix on September 15, 2021, 01:59:32 PM »
Apologies if you've already tried this, but, assuming the bridge is wired in correctly, have you played with pickups heights to try to better balance the two?
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Pickups / Re: Tele Bridge Pickup to match Nantucket Neck
« Last post by JDeSanto on September 14, 2021, 11:07:20 PM »
I haven't used a Flat 50, so I can't help from experience. 

I use a Nantucket bridge, in a non Tele guitar..  I have to go on memory, because it's been a while since I used the Boss (have Flat 52s in now), but the Boss and Nantucket, on paper, appear to be in the same general ballpark in terms of heat.   I can say that I get a more beefy sound out of the Nantucket.  I chalk it up to the nature of the types of pickups, that is, a P90 is ballsier than a Tele pickup when similar in output. 

 I haven't studied or made pickups, so...I may be full of it.

Thanks! Thats what I was thinking as well.  I am really loving the Nantucket Neck.  There is somehow thick and clear but with the right amount of grunt.  Really cool. It is my first real p90.  I am hoping the boss is a little closer match in the output and thickness. 
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Pickups / Re: Crawler vs Abraxas
« Last post by b.gandt on September 14, 2021, 10:27:16 PM »
Since you mentioned low output humbuckers...

I have a set of Mules in my PRS SE Korina Singlcut. The neck is also Korina, rosewood board.  I love the way these pickups crunch.  Being a rocker, I'm usually crunching, but there is a great clean too.  It's a classic sound.
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Pickups / Re: Tele Bridge Pickup to match Nantucket Neck
« Last post by b.gandt on September 14, 2021, 10:09:15 PM »
I haven't used a Flat 50, so I can't help from experience. 

I use a Nantucket bridge, in a non Tele guitar..  I have to go on memory, because it's been a while since I used the Boss (have Flat 52s in now), but the Boss and Nantucket, on paper, appear to be in the same general ballpark in terms of heat.   I can say that I get a more beefy sound out of the Nantucket.  I chalk it up to the nature of the types of pickups, that is, a P90 is ballsier than a Tele pickup when similar in output. 

 I haven't studied or made pickups, so...I may be full of it.
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Pickups / Re: Mick Taylor blade pickups Strat
« Last post by b.gandt on September 14, 2021, 03:07:42 AM »
Lawrence had blades back then.  I don’t know who else.

 Cool clip!  I didn’t realize that Taylor worked with Mayall in 1982.

I like his sound, but I don’t know BKP strat pickups well enough to hazard a guess.
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Pickups / Mick Taylor blade pickups Strat
« Last post by FernandoDuarte on September 13, 2021, 09:18:30 PM »
Hello guys! How are you??? Long time no see... my fault!  :tongue:

I was watching a 1982 concert from John Mayall with Mick Taylor and he has a strat with weird blade magnets that I've never seen before...
Anybody knows what is this??
Anybody knows which BKP sounds alike this? Really digging this tone!

time 43:35

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec9Pyo_3cAI
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Pickups / Re: Lower output humbuckers...
« Last post by Paz on September 13, 2021, 05:22:51 PM »
Sounds good to me, what guitar have you put this in?
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