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dave_mc

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« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2007, 12:47:22 PM »
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i had to put a sd hotrails tele bridge pickup in that black tele i finished last month.  Compared to the Sd jazz in the neck it was lifeless and dull and i recommended the guy changed as soon as he could!!  the neck pickup sounded great so i know it wasnt the guitar i built making it dull :wink:


yeah, i agree, i've tried the tele HR in the yamaha mike stern model. its neck '59 is quite nice (for a non-BKP, lol), but the HR is just horrible. It's ok in the in-between position, adds a little sparkle, but on its own it's just too shrill, hot, and thin. EDIT: oh i think i liked the white pickguard more. I'm not sure how I missed the last several posts in here...  :?

and p90's in a strat sound pretty nice. that vintage av6 with p90's sounds pretty sweet.

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« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2007, 03:33:58 PM »
hm I think I am actually beginning to prefer the black pg aswell, may go back to one soon as I've allready gone back to SSS! Now, I have a tech question about the Rebel Yell I had in the strat. When it was in there, it sounded really singlecoil-y and twangy, so I didnt really see any point and switched back to the white pg with sss. However, when I took it off I realised that when I'd stripped back the outer insulation for the pickup, I'd accidentally also taken a bit off the bottom of the white wire. Could this have been shorting out on the bare wire to give it that singlecoil sound? Thats the only reason I can see it giving me that twangy sound, as when it was never like this in my Charvel.

Does anyone know why I need to keep filing down the bit around the neck and bridge of my pickguard to make it fit properly? its getting a bit annoying having to do that to every new pickguard..

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« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2007, 04:36:46 PM »
I've scanned over this thead and it seems you want a beefier bridge pickup tone.  Is there any reason why nobody has suggested the hotter BKP bridge pickups? - the Sinner looks like a total brute that would get you into that territory.

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« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2007, 05:23:35 PM »
Well I have a Trilogy in the bridge position at the minute and its not bad. I think the sinner would be too metal.

If someone can confirm that the white wire shorting with the bare would cause my RY to be split all the time, I think I might just do that and get a coil tap - it was a pretty good split sound I was getting!

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« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2007, 06:02:31 PM »
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If someone can confirm that the white wire shorting with the bare would cause my RY to be split all the time, I think I might just do that and get a coil tap - it was a pretty good split sound I was getting!

I guess it's possible - assuming the white and green were soldered together, then by contacting the bare wire you could in effect short out one coil of the pickup.  It wouldn't be a good contact though, so I'd expect it to be a bit crackly and intermittent, perhaps.

I'd have thought one coil of a humbucker would sound a bit wishy-washy in the bridge position compared with the true single-coils though.  Did the RY sound brighter/thinner than the Trilogy you have now?
BKPs I've Got:  RR, BKP-91, ITs, VHII, CS set, Emeralds
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« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2007, 06:08:45 PM »
I had the guitar wired up like this:



It didnt sound thinner than my trilogy, if anything a bit fatter - it was almost like a HB but with that slight hollowness and twang that a singlecoil has. The sound wasnt intermittent or crackly, but then again the wires that couldve shorted together are quite close to each other anyway so they could probably have a fairly decent connection. I'm not sure if thats just how the RY should sound in a strat, as it had none of that twang or hollowness in my Charvel really.

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« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2007, 07:20:16 PM »
So there was a coil split in position 2 and, in theory, full humbucking in position 1.

I suppose the only way to find out for sure is by taping up the bare bit on the white wire and wiring it up again.  Then tap the polepieces in position 1 to be 100% sure both coils are on.  Bit of a pain, but your Strat's had more rewires than I've hot dinners.  :wink:
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« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2007, 07:51:10 PM »
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So there was a coil split in position 2 and, in theory, full humbucking in position 1.

I suppose the only way to find out for sure is by taping up the bare bit on the white wire and wiring it up again.  Then tap the polepieces in position 1 to be 100% sure both coils are on.  Bit of a pain, but your Strat's had more rewires than I've hot dinners.  :wink:


Yeah it has had a lot of rewiring :lol: I might just leave it for the time being (give it a nice rest ;)), as I'm off to uni next week and probably wont take it so theres no point in pissing around with it, I'll just wait until I come back at xmas probably.