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post Oct 16 2007, 03:09 AM
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Guys iam gonna beef up my les paul copy with some new hardware and iam not sure which pick ups to get i play mostly rock and some metal any suggestions would be helpful iam also puttting on new tuners bridge and tail piece pot kit and 3 way switch


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post Oct 16 2007, 03:26 AM
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Hi.
I did the same as you. What brand is your copy? I'm just wondering...really does not matter.
I had a shop install a DiMarzio PAF in the neck, and a DiMarzio Super Distortion in the Bridge. I'm very happy with the sound. As for tuners..you can try either Schaller or Gotoh..both are great brands.

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post Oct 16 2007, 03:31 AM
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Thanks for the reply its a rally les paul copy just looking where to buy the parts from do you know any good dealers on the web who ship worldwide


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post Oct 16 2007, 03:33 AM
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Oct 15 2007, 08:31 PM) *
Thanks for the reply its a rally les paul copy just looking where to buy the parts from do you know any good dealers on the web who ship worldwide

Hi.
Sorry, I'm in the USA...I'll have to bow out, and let some of our other memebers help you out more than I can.
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post Oct 16 2007, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Oct 15 2007, 10:31 PM) *
Thanks for the reply its a rally les paul copy just looking where to buy the parts from do you know any good dealers on the web who ship worldwide



Dude i always tell people this go to Ebay!!That is were your going to get the best price on your guitar parts and they have any part that has been made by man on there.Lots of times you can even find a lot of parts for a insane price.Im getting ready to built 2 guitars and i wont buy my parts anywhere else but Ebay. smile.gif

Definatly you gotta change the humbucker's .Thats going to make the biggest difference in your sound


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post Oct 16 2007, 03:39 AM
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EMG's in mine.
i mainly play things like metallica, maiden, etc

but i also play the offspring, free, steppenwolf, lynyrd skynyrd.

works very well for both rock and metal


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post Oct 16 2007, 03:41 AM
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Already looking on ebay buy cant seem to find some of the parts i need just bought a keely ds-1 for £49 bargain


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post Oct 16 2007, 04:10 AM
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+1 on the emg pickups, active 81/85 or passive hz-h4 as a low budget alternative


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post Oct 16 2007, 04:44 AM
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ok found some but what the hell does f spacing mean
PAF Pro (DP151F)
Super Distortion (DP100F)
would that be a correct setup
£129.00 inc vat and postage sounds resonable


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post Oct 16 2007, 04:48 AM
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Oct 15 2007, 09:44 PM) *
ok found some but what the hell does f spacing mean
PAF Pro (DP151F)
Super Distortion (DP100F)
would that be a correct setup
£129.00 inc vat and postage sounds resonable

Hi.
Yes, those are the pickups, but I (think) the F-spacing is something to do with Fender...and you need to make sure the string spacing lines-up correctly. I have been told that the F-spacing holds no problem for putting them in another type of guitar, but check with someone to make sure this is correct. You can try: www.dimarzio.com I think they should be able to answer any tech questions you have.

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post Oct 16 2007, 05:04 AM
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just had emg's 81 & 85's fitted to mine it has grover tuners and holds tune really well i love the emg's
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F-spacing is something to do with Fender

i think it actually for floyd rose bridge
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post Oct 16 2007, 05:57 AM
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Thanks for the help guys it is to do with the spacing between the poles and floyd roses mine are 51mm from 1st pole to 6th pole on the both pickups which is f spacing really appriciate u pointing me in the right direction thanks again

How do I know which spacing to use?
F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including late 1990s Gibson Les Pauls and Epiphone LPs) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16” (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you’re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces.
Just for future ref to anyone thinking about doing this

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Bondy,
as you're in the UK have a chat with the guys at Bare Knuckle pickups and/or Kent Armstrong (sorry don't have the web site to hand).

Also it might be worth you checking out someone like All Parts who sell all sorts of parts for guitars and custom builds, not just for pick ups but frets, saddles, bridges and so on.

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