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  • muttznmongrelz
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    I thought it played nicely before I had it set up...but now...WOW! Best of all; I was able to adjust the neck humbucker height through a little finagling with the mounting screws and it sounds much better now with no muddiness to it. This is fast becoming my favorite. It and the Swan remain on stands next to the amps.

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by elelpe View Post
    Using Parker's method?

    https://youtu.be/Ej0M3U-FCz0
    I would like any method that looks clean, and allows easy swapping and height adjustment, Parker's method works, but i think something else could be designed to work even better.

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  • elelpe
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    I was wondering about that, too. While I don't particularly like pickup rings or mounting tabs, fixing pickups in place might be pretty...limiting.
    Using Parker's method?

    https://youtu.be/Ej0M3U-FCz0

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  • muttznmongrelz
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    Swapping the collared OFR arm for an old school Threaded Screw in Arm, a 42mm big Brass Block got the stock one and changing string gauge to .10-.46 and that’s about all it needs imho.

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  • muttznmongrelz
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    Originally posted by vinta9e View Post
    "no user serviceable parts inside"
    LOL...right?!?

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  • vinta9e
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    "no user serviceable parts inside"

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  • muttznmongrelz
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    I called Ed Roman Guitars in L.V. and had a discussion with their personnel (friendly and courteous in listening to my questions and providing whatever information of which they had knowledge) who indicated that the pickups are direct mounted, i.e., presumably the bridge to the body core and the neck to the direct coupled neck. In essence; they are not adjustable. One would need to tap holes from the top to gain access to the legs of the pickups...at least that was the individual's indication. Fortunately the pickups sound great where they are set.
    Last edited by muttznmongrelz; 09-17-2020, 09:43 AM.

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  • Securb
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    Ed had a shop in Boston before he moved to Vegas. I have been to both shops. He was a really nice guy very giving of his time and welcoming all of his customers.

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  • vinta9e
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    Originally posted by muttznmongrelz View Post
    Pretty much looks like Meatloaf's Guitarist Paul Crooks Roman Quicksilver...
    Close but I like yours more with the quilt top and the black hardware. So, do the polepiece screws extend into the body for mounting the pickups or is there some other witchcraft at play?

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by orpheo View Post
    Ah, I see. I saw the studs but I didn't understand the guitar was made to feature a ToM to begin with. How are these pickups actually mounted??
    I was wondering about that, too. While I don't particularly like pickup rings or mounting tabs, fixing pickups in place might be pretty...limiting.

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  • orpheo
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    Ah, I see. I saw the studs but I didn't understand the guitar was made to feature a ToM to begin with. How are these pickups actually mounted??

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  • muttznmongrelz
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    Pretty much looks like Meatloaf's Guitarist Paul Crooks Roman Quicksilver...

    Last edited by muttznmongrelz; 09-16-2020, 11:38 AM.

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  • muttznmongrelz
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    Exactly right on the Floyd Mod. I do wish they had left the trem cavity cover off and saved me the trouble of having to fill those holes. It's a very interesting approach in the way they are mounted...no adjustment options...but they do indeed look clean. Base off of the bit of research I've done I think the pickups are similar to a Pearly Gates Neck/Custom Custom Bridge. Both sound great though.

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  • vinta9e
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    The guitar was first build with a tunematic + stoptail in mind and was routed for a floyd later on, it seems. That's why the tailpiece studs are still in the top, lol. They could have skipped the spring cover holes altogether

    IDK about you but I am loving the small script branding on the pickup bobbins. I bet the lack of mounting tabs makes all pickup ring haters envious of the clean-shaved look

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