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OK so this showed up the other day. Pickups are already outta there.




.... should I stick with white pickups on this? Or should I be swapping these for black bobbins?

And before anyone suggests. I'm almost positive this has only a H-H routing under the pickguard. So H-S-S with slanted single-coils isn't going to happen.
 

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I'm a bit surprised that the old fogies didn't put their 2 cents in about the Jake E. Lee color scheme. :lol:

Voted noodles, but definitely stay white. Great looking fiddle!
Thx.:yesway: It's a bit of an odd bird this one. Like for example.

Ebony skunk stripe. I don't think I've ever seen that before. Actually I was a bit concerned that it might end up cracking down the road. But Darren told me that there's nothing to worry about.

Also.

It's got a flush mounted pickguard, and I guess what would be considered a RR-style jack instead of the usual oval plate.

What I didn't like, although it doesn't really matter at this point. Was that they didnt use a F-Spaced pickup in the bridge position. :scratch: Now I just have to figure out which bridge pickup to get for this. I'm thinking I'll be using either an Air Norton or PAF Pro in the neck.
 

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Oh, wow... that flush-mounted pickguard is hot! The edge-mounted dish jack is something that Hamer and ESP have done. Odd that they'd recess the pickguard and not flush-mount the jack plate on the edge as well.
 

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No option for zebra? Fail poll is fail. :noway:

The reason for not using F-spaced pickups is because they're a gimmick. Hot bridge humbuckers throw out such a wide, strong magnetic field that you don't have to worry about having the poles directly under the strings. I have yet to hear an F-spaced pickup sound as good as a standard pickup. Usually, they tend to be a little too hot and thin.

I just put a 15K pickup in my red Soloist, and there is no weakness on the outside strings.
 

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I'm a bit surprised that the old fogies didn't put their 2 cents in about the Jake E. Lee color scheme. :lol:

Thx.:yesway: It's a bit of an odd bird this one. Like for example.

Ebony skunk stripe. I don't think I've ever seen that before. Actually I was a bit concerned that it might end up cracking down the road. But Darren told me that there's nothing to worry about.

Also.
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It's got a flush mounted pickguard, and I guess what would be considered a RR-style jack instead of the usual oval plate.

What I didn't like, although it doesn't really matter at this point. Was that they didnt use a F-Spaced pickup in the bridge position. :scratch: Now I just have to figure out which bridge pickup to get for this. I'm thinking I'll be using either an Air Norton or PAF Pro in the neck.[/quote]

Looks like one of those odd ball custom runs you see on ebay from GuitarHotline. They like that jack placement.

AT1 in the bridge, IMO. :yesway:

PS: They might've passed on the Duncan Trembucker because the whole pickup is bigger, while an F-Spaced Dimarzio is normal sized just with wider poles.
 

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Im gonna come out and recommend the norton, AGAIN :lol:

and yes, white :agreed:
 

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White. :agreed:


... And I almost bought the exact same guitar the other day. Love that the Floyd is also recessed on this one. Definitely hot. :yesway:
 

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The flushmount pickguard is very cool indeed.

I'm bucking the trend, I'm saying purple pickups. If you're absolutely dead set on white or black, it has to be white.
 

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WTF *is* that, exactly? I've never seen a Charvel with an ebony skunk stripe, and I've never seen a recessed pickguard AT ALL.

Odd. I like the white PUs, but I would actually go with zebra in that if I owned it. :yesway:
 
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