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post Oct 19 2012, 04:38 PM
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Good news for me! I installed a seymour duncan pick up on my guitar...sucesfully to some extent. Only to find out that the screws that hold and raise/lower the pickup do not fit into my new pickup.

But it Fraking works! Soldering is stupid easy. Didn't burned my fingers....didn't die....so hooray a have new pickup. and it rawks...

P.S. a awesome SH-12 Bridge pickup. Loving it.


P.S.2 I have no idea what I'm doing here. I want to play my guitar. Bye!
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post Oct 19 2012, 06:45 PM
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Congratulations for wiring in a pickup and not blowing your house up or killing anybody ! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 19 2012, 06:54 PM
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Congratulations mate! There should have been the correct mounting screws in the box the Pick-up cam in!
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post Oct 19 2012, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Oct 19 2012, 05:54 PM) *
Congratulations mate! There should have been the correct mounting screws in the box the Pick-up cam in!
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Hey thanks for replying. The thing is that it was part of exchaning some gear and the guy forgot to send me the screws. But oh well, I went to a music store and I got free Screws!!


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Congratulations for wiring in a pickup and not blowing your house up or killing anybody ! biggrin.gif


Haha....thanks Ben. At least I didn't burn the guitar body finish. I didn't burn any cables. It was a good feeling. You know, like using your hands to do stuff....xD


DIY...that's my point. Not I'm "screwing" around (awful pun) with push/ pull pot. This is fun!
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post Oct 19 2012, 11:55 PM
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post Oct 20 2012, 04:40 AM
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Well done! And a fine choice of pickup! The SCREAMING DEMON sounds a bit hotter/ crazier than the super distortion which is a great pickup in it's own right. Record something so we can hear it!


QUOTE (korblitz @ Oct 19 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Good news for me! I installed a seymour duncan pick up on my guitar...sucesfully to some extent. Only to find out that the screws that hold and raise/lower the pickup do not fit into my new pickup.

But it Fraking works! Soldering is stupid easy. Didn't burned my fingers....didn't die....so hooray a have new pickup. and it rawks...

P.S. a awesome SH-12 Bridge pickup. Loving it.


P.S.2 I have no idea what I'm doing here. I want to play my guitar. Bye!



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post Oct 20 2012, 01:51 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 20 2012, 05:40 AM) *
Well done! And a fine choice of pickup! The SCREAMING DEMON sounds a bit hotter/ crazier than the super distortion which is a great pickup in it's own right. Record something so we can hear it!


But not as loud, powerful, and bright as Duncan Distortion is wink.gif

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post Oct 20 2012, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (korblitz @ Oct 19 2012, 08:15 PM) *
Hey thanks for replying. The thing is that it was part of exchaning some gear and the guy forgot to send me the screws. But oh well, I went to a music store and I got free Screws!!

No worries, if you ever need any help/advice don't hesitate to ask me, I'm always glad to help with these sorts of things! biggrin.gif
Glad you got the right screws too!!


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post Oct 20 2012, 07:44 PM
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Congrats!!! Would be cool to hear your new sound!!!! smile.gif


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post Oct 20 2012, 09:39 PM
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http://soundcloud.com/user6968972/as-of-right-now

HB-103 Duncan Designed and Screamin' Demon pick ups

Vox TB plugin in Jamvox. No "fuzz", straight to "Vox AC30" with 10 o' clock gain, 12 o' clock on mid, Bass and Treble.


How can I compare both pickups? Is there an EQ program that will tell me how highs are the highs, how low are lows? Is there a way to fingerprint a pickup?
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post Oct 21 2012, 01:21 AM
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you can't really compare since 1 is in the bridge and 1 is in the neck( at least this is what I think your config. is )the only way to get a really good comp is to record with both pups in the same position with every setting the exact same

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post Oct 21 2012, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Oct 21 2012, 12:21 AM) *
you can't really compare since 1 is in the bridge and 1 is in the neck( at least this is what I think your config. is )the only way to get a really good comp is to record with both pups in the same position with every setting the exact same



Yeah, I haven't really thought that out. That's a great point.

I'm using the HB-103 on the neck pickup and then the Demon on the bridge.
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post Oct 22 2012, 10:13 AM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Oct 21 2012, 12:21 AM) *
you can't really compare since 1 is in the bridge and 1 is in the neck( at least this is what I think your config. is )the only way to get a really good comp is to record with both pups in the same position with every setting the exact same



QUOTE (http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/find-your-tone/what_is_vintage/ )
Why do pickups on a guitar sound so different from each other, even if they're identical?

ecause they "hear" different segments of the vibrating strings, depending on where they're placed. The pickup nearest the bridge always sounds brighter than the one nearer the neck, even if the pickups are identical. If a guitar has three pickups, the one in the middle splits the difference.

Some guitarists use identical pickups in each position and still get contrasting sounds from each pickup. Others use different types of pickups, often to balance the tonal tendencies of a particular pickup position. For example, a guitarist might choose a moderate-output pickup in the neck position and use if for clean-toned chords, but opt for a high-output bridge pickup for a louder, more distorted, solo sound. A pickup of that type will probably sound darker than a single-coil, but a player who finds the naturally twangy bridge position a little too bright would welcome that change.
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