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Chezdon

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2009, 10:37:21 PM »
Well I had this one made with gold poles so it probably counts as custom! :O

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2009, 11:06:56 PM »
Bromley, South-East London. Anyone?  :P

Thanks Will - I'll give the pickup height a go!

If you are in Bromley then you are just up the road from my workshop (Croydon)
We are a BKP stockist and pretty expert at all this stuff

You are welcome to give us a shout and we'll diagnose the faults and get you sorted out.

Many of the forum users have used us in the past

Give me a call if you want......
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2009, 11:14:10 PM »
Yep, Jonathan has worked on and built guitars to many guys in the forum and all said excellent things about him and some of these were very experienced players :)

I think it's a good try letting your guitar to him give a look...

Chezdon

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2009, 11:28:29 PM »
Ok I'm definitely up for that as I don't really want to go back to the shop in Orpington I went to.

If you PM me your number I'll call you tomorrow and maybe drop by on Saturday?

TBH I think I overreacted in my first post - changing the height of the pickups has really changed the sound but I still think there's room for improvement. Cheers.

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2009, 09:19:03 AM »
+1 on giving Feline a call.

They've worked on several of my guitars (& recently custom built me one too).  Work is top notch & reasonably priced.  IIRC, they're closed on Mondays: website

Don't worry about over-reacting - 200 is a lot of money to spend & be disappointed, but I'm sure this is fixable... :)
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2009, 09:40:21 AM »
+1 on calling Feline - another satisfied customer here :D

Hope it all works out for you...
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2009, 09:59:20 AM »
while listening to your clips my wired ears founded the sound of your LTD as much interesting as the one of your Ibanez... The Ibanez seems to be more gainy-ballsy, whereas the LTD seems to be more organic and naturally-agressive, if this does make sense, or at least that how I hear it on U tube...
They are different tones but I didn't found one to be "better" than the other and the MM low-mid-chunk is definetly in the house.

One extra setting and I'm sure you'll be there ! Hope Feline will quickly fix that for you ! 8)

And don't forget to tell us what was the issue with thoses pups. Reading this topic I'd indeed really appreciate the feedback ! Btw can someone tell what are the "best pots" to use for BKPs : 500K or 1M ???

Thanks !

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2009, 10:17:19 AM »
I'd say 500k were the best for BKP humbuckers.  I wouldn't want any more brightness personally, which is what 1meg pots would give you...

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2009, 10:23:37 AM »
+1 on 500k pots being the best match.

I put a Miracle Man into 2 Gibsons, one with the stock 300k pots & the other with replacement CTS 500k pots, it sounds far better with 500k....
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2009, 10:54:35 AM »
If the 25k pots are still in you'll hardly get ANY sound. (I think).

you'll certainlly get a sound - it will be rather dark though.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 11:25:03 AM »
I'll bet it still has the EMG pots in there.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2009, 12:50:34 PM »
Definitely won't sound too healthy with 25K pots, way too much of a load for passive humbuckers.
As a general rule it's always a good idea to replace the complete wiring harness that comes with actives, even the jack socket as they tend to use stereo sockets.
Miracle Man humbuckers require 500K pots(or 1meg if the guitar is dark or you feel you want more high end response) and .022mfd caps.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009, 01:17:45 PM »
+1 on Johnathan at Feline

Can highly reccomend Johnathan at Feline guitars.  I was there at the weekend and his pride in his work and quality of it is excellent. To add to it he is thoughly nice guy that is great to deal.
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Dr. Vic

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009, 02:11:49 PM »
Thanks for the answers !!  :D

Dont want to hijack that thread but may I ask what would be the issue with the BKPs if a stereo jack socket is used :?:


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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2009, 02:22:44 PM »
No issue with stereo jacks, I prefer them, a much tighter fit.