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> Non-standard Pickups On A Schecter Omen-6?
post Feb 26 2009, 06:25 AM
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Hi everyone.

Just for something to do, I decided to spruce up my old, non-functioning Omen 6 a bit. To start out I changed out the standard pickups with Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro IIs. I installed them, and I changed the pots because the original ones no longer worked. Unfortunately when I went to put the tone and volume knobs back on, I realized that the pots I was using didn't fit in the bore holes. I went back and looked at the original, and realized that I had not noticed a small difference between the standard pots and the ones that had come on the Omen; the screw that sticks through to the front which the knobs attach to are a few millimeters thinner on the Omen's stock pots.

So now, my choices are either to bore out the holes further (which my brother is advising against, saying it would ruin the finish), or buying new pots and redoing all that stuff I worked on today (which is a pain but shouldn't be too bad.

Is boring out the holes really that bad of an idea, or is it doable? Also, if I need new pots, what kind do I need?

Thanks for any help guys.

edit: the topic title should have said 'non-standard pots', not pickups tongue.gif Will teach me to type too fast!

This post has been edited by kebsis: Feb 26 2009, 06:26 AM
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post Feb 26 2009, 08:21 AM
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Hm, I don´t know. If you are willing to drill the hole you should first of all pay attention to your drive! It should not be to high because there is already a hole in the knob. Otherwise you might truly get scratches on your finish. Further you might need a bench vise with a prism jaw ( dunno if this is the right word, I just mean jaws for tighten the ROUND knob ) otherwise it might not be tight enough and just slip through your jaw and then you´ve got a realy bad hole.

I hope this helped a bit:)


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