Spikey's Warmoth/USA Jackson Mutt gets some new pickups

nhspike

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Some of you may remember my introduction post, where I showed off my Warmoth with the Jackson neck I put together.

It had a hotrails in the neck, and an X2N in the bridge, and for quite a while I was happy with the sound.

Then, I began to think there might be something missing, tone-wise.  Was probably just in my head, but the X2N was not working.  Plus, like most of you, I get bored and like to try different pickups until I feel I've got a guitar totally nailed.

To prevent me from typing a novel, let me just say that I didn't think I was getting all the tonal meat out of the mahogany body that I could be getting.

Well, I've converted the pickups to Duncan PATB's, and must say, it seems like a good move. I like the overall balance and response to the volume knob/picking intensity these are giving me.

In addition, I think they look cool... but that's a very subjective thing (my wife thinks they look strange LOL!).

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As someone mentioned in the other thread, she'll never quack like a strat, but the combo of neck/bridge pickup is interesting and sounds killer.

Thanks for looking!
 

Unwound G

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SD Parallel Axis pickups work great with Floyd Rose trems.  See how all the polepieces line up with the strings.
 

DangerousR6

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Nice axe there spike, how those pups sound. They look cool as shit...

BTW, looks like you're a machinist? Only reason to have both test and dial indicators, and a Kennedy machinist chest. And you have an affliction with license plates.... :dontknow:
 

nhspike

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Good eye DR6
:D
Yeah, machinist, mold-maker, mold-designer, jack of most of those trades since about 1990.

The pickups sound great. Bridge PATB-1 is semi-hot, but not overheated like the X2N seemed to be.
Nice and responsive, brown sound chunk.
The neck is just a sweet toned, well-matched companion to the bridge.

I think this guitar is done.

Time for another project!

Here's me with my old R1 by the way:
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:)
 

DangerousR6

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nhspike said:
Good eye DR6
:D
Yeah, machinist, mold-maker, mold-designer, jack of most of those trades since about 1990.

The pickups sound great. Bridge PATB-1 is semi-hot, but not overheated like the X2N seemed to be.
Nice and responsive, brown sound chunk.
The neck is just a sweet toned, well-matched companion to the bridge.

I think this guitar is done.

Time for another project!

Here's me with my old R1 by the way:
SpikeBike-1.jpg

:)
Very kool spike, that's basically what I do. I'll have to try out the hum...The co. I work for is a plastic inj molding co. I work in the machine shop as a lead machinist. We don't build the molds, but we do have to repair them when they crash or wear out. So I usually have to do a lot of rev. engineering. Nice R1, I have a 2004 R6
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nhspike

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Cool!
I work for an injection molding house as well.
Nice R6!
I just really dig Yamaha stuff.
Quality.
:D
 

DangerousR6

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nhspike said:
Cool!
I work for an injection molding house as well.
Nice R6!
I just really dig Yamaha stuff.
Quality.
:D
Yip me too, I bleed Yamaha...  You still got the R1?
 

nhspike

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Nope.
Rode it for a couple of years, and sold it.
Felt lucky that I didn't hurt myself on it to be honest.
Too much power.
Too easy to tickle it and be doing a buck fitty.
Not much time to brake if a deer pops out of the woods up here, if you can dig it.
Looking for a Yamaha Roadstar that I can throw the wife on the back of, and take a slow dependable cruise on these days.
I figure I can find one for around six grand.
That's the goal.
I'll leave the insane bikes to you young fellers.
:D

 

DangerousR6

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nhspike said:
Nope.
Rode it for a couple of years, and sold it.
Felt lucky that I didn't hurt myself on it to be honest.
Too much power.
Too easy to tickle it and be doing a buck fitty.
Not much time to brake if a deer pops out of the woods up here, if you can dig it.
Looking for a Yamaha Roadstar that I can throw the wife on the back of, and take a slow dependable cruise on these days.
I figure I can find one for around six grand.
That's the goal.
I'll leave the insane bikes to you young fellers.
:D
Hahaha, "young fellers", that's a good one. If 41 is young, then I must be lucky... :icon_biggrin:

I'm a sportbike guy til the end, I love cruisers to, I also got a 2003 Bourget Low Blow, it's my wifey's bike. But I wouldn't mind having a Yamaha Raider, sweet looking cruiser... :icon_thumright:

What parts are you located in? Must be up north somewhere if you have to worry about deer.  Not a problem here in NE Texas, just cows and cagers...
 

nhspike

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LOL
Well, ok, I will hit the 45 mark in June, and was still riding the Singer-Sewing-Machines of death at 41... Maybe someday when I have better self control I'll chance another one.

I'm up here in New Hampshire, about an hour north of Boston.

Lotsa deer down in TX too though, right?

:)
 

DangerousR6

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nhspike said:
LOL
Well, ok, I will hit the 45 mark in June, and was still riding the Singer-Sewing-Machines of death at 41... Maybe someday when I have better self control I'll chance another one.

I'm up here in New Hampshire, about an hour north of Boston.

Lotsa deer down in TX too though, right?

:)
Nah, not to much deer here, there is down in south Texas. That's where everyone goes deer hunting...
 
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