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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Seekaaahhhk, MA
    ME: Bugsy
    MA: Cane
    Rig: Bias

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    NGD: a.j. (home-built)

    Building the pickups for Nostalgia Blue inspired me to try making my own pickups from scratch. But first I'd need a guitar that would be easy to swap pickups in/out. So I decided to build a guitar that utilized a pickguard instead of body-mounting the electronics. It seems to me that it would be easier to remove the pickguard with all of the electronics, rather than trying to work inside a small control cavity. I didn't have an alder/maple guitar anymore, so, I figured that should be the next build. I'd like to introduce a.j. (al junior):

    Sorry about the craptastic cell-phone pictures, but, it was all I had available. The body has 4 coats of tung oil and one coat of wax. The neck has 5 coats of tung oil.

    The pickups are the first I've made from scratch. From the short bit of playing I did last night, I'm happy with them. They worked! Woo hoo! Now it's a matter of tweeking to get different tones.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

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    Can you bump the neck pickup closer to the neck?

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cracow, Poland
    ME: Camo COW7
    Rig: Behringer GM108 15W

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    Looks really nice !
    The Industrialist

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Ohio
    ME: Schecter Loomis 7
    Rig: Boss GT-8

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  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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    Pretty cool

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

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    Is that a flamed maple pickguard?
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Seekaaahhhk, MA
    ME: Bugsy
    MA: Cane
    Rig: Bias

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    Thanks everyone!

    Leon, I could probably move the pickup a little bit closer, but the truss rod adjustment barrel/wheel thing is about 1/2" away from the pickup right now. I'd rather have a little more space than not enough.

    Drew, yeah, that's flamed maple...and I left it natural for once!

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

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    That looks awesome!

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