I Butchered a COW (mmm, steak)

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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: San Diego, CA
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    I Butchered a COW (mmm, steak)

    Some of you may have seen this already because of these threads on ss.org: Question About Jackson COW 7 String, and Neck Pickup in a COW7 but here are some good pictures of the guitar:

    (those silver screws are starting to bother me)

    (aww it's my kitty )

    The new route is actually cleaner and tighter fitting (by a small margin) than the factory one

    Control Cavity

    I got the idea of routing for a neck pickup idea after owning the guitar for about a month and really missing the neck pickup and a tone knob. My main guitar is a LP so I'm used to having lots of knobs to fiddle with and every time I try not having a neck pickup I get tired of the lack of versatility (imo) after a few weeks. I ended up paying a local luthier (Skip's Music) to do the work because I couldn't trust myself and I would have no way of repairing the finish if I screwed up. In the end the total cost of the guitar came to less than what a Hellraiser would have cost and I got what I feel is a far superior guitar. Also if anyone is on the fence about switching their EMGs to Blackouts I say do it if you can find a set of Blackouts used of if you know you can get a decent amount for the EMGs when you sell them. The Blackouts sound "better" to my ears but I don't know if it's a $175 "better." I'm using a BO neck and a BO bridge in their respective places.

    And for Sebastian, because I never expected something I own to be turned into a demotivational poster:

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Seattle
    ME: Blackjack C7
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    Shame about the neck pickup, but it looks like it came out really well
    Whoever did the routing did a nice job.
    I play bass in a band called Weaponlord.

    I also play bass in a band called Northern Crown.

    I used to play bass in a band called Faethom.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
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    That is a really clean job. Screw the detractors, I always thought that guitar needed a neck pickup.
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  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Nice. I would have put it just a tiny bit closer to the neck.

    I find i'm the same way with my neck pickups. While i have been using the bridge pickup a lot more lately, i find that i NEED a neck pickup for clean stuff... i just don't like the hard, dry "clang" of a bridge pickup into a clean amp. My Intrepid was my first single-pickup guitar, and it had a neck pickup installed within months.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cracow, Poland
    ME: Camo COW7
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    Nice job... but ...
    but ...

    Really nice one
    Glad you like my demotivational poster
    The Industrialist

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Wow, that's a really nice job, and I'm not even a COW7 fan!
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  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Nice, Looks a ton better and probably a lot more versatile now.

    About the silver screws, Just unscrew them and color the tops with a Sharpie, a Quick fix rather than wasting time looking for black screws that actually fit

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    I love that poster.
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