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    Nice setup !
    Speaking of 'set up' , I was expecting a video link ... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Nice setup !
    Speaking of 'set up' , I was expecting a video link ... LOL
    Oh... no, no, no! LOL!

    I'm still trying to dial this guitar in. The Wilkinson bridge is on it's way in the mail. I'm not sure how I feel about this Dimarzio Norton pickup that's in it. I know that it's bass heavy, which I thought would work well with a strat, but it's too much. It's very difficult to get those easy harmonics and squeals that I can get with my Wolfgang.

    I have these pickups in a box,
    Dimarzio Super D
    SD JB (trembucker)
    EVH Franky

    But I'm not sure which to go with. I wish it was such a pain to change out pickups on a strat.

    I'm also thinking about getting rid on both tone knobs, since I don't ever use them.

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    I've heard good things about all 3 of those pickups .
    Were it my Strat , I'd probably try the Super D. or the JB .

    I don't currently own a guitar with a tone knob ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    Oh... no, no, no! LOL!

    I'm still trying to dial this guitar in. The Wilkinson bridge is on it's way in the mail. I'm not sure how I feel about this Dimarzio Norton pickup that's in it. I know that it's bass heavy, which I thought would work well with a strat, but it's too much. It's very difficult to get those easy harmonics and squeals that I can get with my Wolfgang.

    I have these pickups in a box,
    Dimarzio Super D
    SD JB (trembucker)
    EVH Franky

    But I'm not sure which to go with. I wish it was such a pain to change out pickups on a strat.

    I'm also thinking about getting rid on both tone knobs, since I don't ever use them.
    How's the guitar sound unplugged? That's going to help you pick a pickup more than what the "pickup's sound". Can you hit harmonics unplugged? If not, check a few things, like if the neck screws are tight and if the saddles height screws are even.

    Also, see what happens after you swap the bridge. The saddles you currently have on that bridge (if they're still the ones from the other thread) are not known for doing much more than giving the string a place to sit. Fender-style bent steel saddles, steel block saddles, and StringSaver saddles are a million times better tonally than those.

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    Wait, just looked at your other thread again... Did you change the saddles? Are

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    Yeah, I put the vintage stainless ones on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    Yeah, I put the vintage stainless ones on.
    So, how are the harmonics unplugged?

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    They seem ok. Although, it's tough to get those squealing pinch harmonics unplugged. I just plugged my Wolfgang in, without touching the amp, and it's just so much more clarity and harmonic goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    They seem ok. Although, it's tough to get those squealing pinch harmonics unplugged. I just plugged my Wolfgang in, without touching the amp, and it's just so much more clarity and harmonic goodness.
    Try that EVH Franky in the Strat.

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    I'd love to. It's just sooo much work taking all the electronics apart on a strat :-(

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    LOL I once popped the neck off a Strat with a Floyd without touching the strings. I did what I had to do. I bolted is back on and it was still in tune. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GilmourD View Post
    LOL I once popped the neck off a Strat with a Floyd without touching the strings. I did what I had to do. I bolted is back on and it was still in tune. LOL

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    LOL! I can change pickups on my Wolfgang without even removing the strings. With a strat, it's at least slacking the strings, removing the pickguard, and all those damn wires!

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    Well, I tried the Franky and the Super D. Didn't bother with the JB. I think I'm going to stick with the Super D. Only now, I have a grounding issue somewhere. I get a slight hum that goes away when I touch the screws or the metal on the 5 way switch. Ugh!

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    Well, I took the guitar apart yesterday and totally rewired it, using the Frankenstein. I also shielded it, using this method, http://joegiampaoli.blogspot.com/201...inate-hum.html. I originally was going to use the Super Distortion, but the screwholes in the baseplate stripped out, so I couldn't get it mounted. I wanted to have the split coil option on position 2. I can't get that with the Frankenstein because it's only 2 conductor. So, now position 2 sounds really bad and has a lot of hum. All the other positions sound good. I'm not really sure what the 2 single coils are, so I'm thinking about upgrading them in the near future.

 

 

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