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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: New Jersey, USA
    ME: Tom Anderson ProAm 7
    Rig: Brunetti XLII R-EVO

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    my Jackson SL-1 revisited

    so, i've been slowly getting a few of my guitars that have been collecting dust back up into playing condition. the most recent being my Jackson SL-1.

    let me tell you, this thing has been through hell and back. i first bought this guitar new off the shelf at Sam Ash in '98 or '99, had an EMG 81/SA/SA set installed, and it was my main player for about the next five years, i mean literally the only guitar of mine i cared to play. this one saw MANY shows and has plenty of battle scars.

    anyway, i eventually started getting more and more into sevens, and even more away from EMGs so this spent a few years in a case.

    so i decided it was time to get this thing up and running again. the electronics were gutted awhile back when i sold the EMGs, so i started from scratch with a few pickups i had laying around and went to work.

    Seymour Duncan JB (bridge), SSL-4 Quarter Pound (middle), JB Jr. neck/ middle (neck)
    Schaller megaswitch S model
    500k pots
    new output jack
    and all new wire

    i still need to pick up a new OFR trem arm assembly for it, but other than that it's pretty much back in full force. the JB and JB Jr. just sound perfect in this guitar, i couldn't be happier. while the SSL-4 sounds surprisingly good, especially clean, and in combination with other pickups, i just can't deal with non-hum cancelling pickups, so this this will probably get pulled soon.

    all in all, i'm really having fun playing this guitar again

    Last edited by Edroz; 01-29-2009 at 03:08 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Southern Maine
    ME: '91 UV7PWH+'91 UV7BK
    Rig: Peavey JSX-Peavey 4/12

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    Oh man, I want that. That is slick. I was looking for one of those around that time actually, around '97 actually. I dig the stickers on the case too.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
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    That's very cool, in a simple/classy kind of way, and I can practically hear how awesome it must sound

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
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    Hey, that pickup configuration looks pretty familiar.

    I have an Alnico II Pro, RWRP in the middle, but other than that, it's pretty much the same layout. JBs sound awesome in Soloists. This guitar was also my main player for five or six years, and I kinda feel bad about it just sitting in the case now.
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  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
    Rig: JCM800

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    dave - play it!

    Ed, lookin good . if possible, drop a BKP piledriver in the middle position, that'll mess with people's heads (have you heard the clip of bulb w/ a piledriver in a tele? classic)
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  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Berlin Deutschland/ Frejus France
    ME: Fire-engine Red 1527
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    Ed ,this thing is amazing. The SL-1 is one og my fave guitars. It's playability is just awesme!
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  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

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    Hmm, that pickup config looks slightly familiar to me, too.

    Mine is a Duncan Custom/SSL-4/Little '59er setup. I actually like the SSL-4 in the middle, but I need to reverse the wiring of the other two pickups to get noise cancellation in the 2 and 4 positions. I'm not so fond of the Little 59, though, and I have a Hot Wires neck p'up that I'm going to get around to installing, eventually.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
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    why oh why do i want that, chris?

    oh right, yellow is my favourite colour

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