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So here is my Carvin Bolt T in her current state.



Here's the new loaded up pickguard that's going in her. It's from Pete Biltoft at Vintage Vibe Guitars, who did my humbucker sized seven string P-90s. It's has SP-90 single coils in the neck and middle and a H540-42 humbucker that's 10% overwound in the bridge. The knobs are a master volume and a tone for the singles and one for the humbucker and a standard five way switch..



Here's a gratuitous butt shot.



Here's the knobs and screws that go with it.



I also got a spare set of magnets with the pickups. It has Alnico V installed and I asked for Alnico III as a back up set though you can request Alnico II or Ceramic VIII. The pickups are are designed for easy magnet swapping so I might pick up some Alnico VIII or Alnico IV magnets as well just for giggles.

For those who care I got my receipt for this order and Pete started work on May 22 and it arrived at my house on June 1. Not bad considering I had Carvin ship him a new pickguard, to ensure it would fit. Not including the cost of the new pickguard it ran me $295.
 

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:lol: When I was a kid, and someone would call you a ***, we'd say, "Yeah! A Female Ass Grabber." Then we'd call the offender a "MAG." I'm sure you can figure that acronym out.

The moral of the story? Kids are stupid, but Strats are sweet. And Stitchy Poo is a Mag.
 

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The Dark Wolf said:
Fucking ace. :yesway:

Why do I love Strat-type guitars so much?
Because you are a man of impeccable intelligence and taste.

stitch is an ass munching mag.
 

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Mmm, pro wiring. That looks great, and I bet it'll sound awesome.
 

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Sweet lookin' guitar!

There seems to be a lack of shielding on the back of the pickguard. I'm curious as to how quiet the single coils will be. Shielding/grounding is still quite a mystery to me.
 

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That's how most, if not all Strat-type pickguards are shielded. It's only really to protect the pots and switches (and all the wire around them) from interference.
 

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Strat style guitars own face, especially ones with Wilkinsons. :wub:
 

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Here's some pickups of the old girl all dressed up and pretty. Ignore the mess on Leon's balcony. Roofers had invaded Leonland were spreading carnage everywhere. :lol:

I need to play it more before I can tell you how the new pickups sound. My trip to Leon's was pretty short because Leon had a gig with his dad tonight(which is good stuff) so I haven't played the guitar enough to give a decent opinion.

Specs on the guitar in case you're curious are an alder body, maple neck with an ebony board, a recessed Wilkinson VS 100 tremolo, Sperzel locking tuners and a graphite nut.



 
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