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  • #16
    Re: Distortion magnet swap...

    Originally posted by Fusion1
    Low Fidelity did you order the pickup like that from Duncan (2 adjustable coils and A2 mag) or mod it yourself?

    I think I will dive in and make some dual adjustable coil pickups taking apart 2 pickups and using both screw coils. I'd have to use 2 of the same pickups or else I'd get a hybrid which would be cool for VH stuff, but I have other ideas now.


    Modded it myself. I had an old broken Fender bridge pickup from a MIM strat. And the screw side oddly enough wasn't "treaded". The screw bobbin and the slug bobbin were Identical. The screw side just had some little inserts in the bobbin that were treaded and pushed into place for the screws to run through. So I took those out and they fit perfectly in the slug side of the duncan. I honestly can't even remember where I got the alnico II. But I think I got it from a scientific supply house near where I live. (which has now gone out of bussiness). But I'm not possitive. Ed
    www.experimentsinlowfidelity.com

    Originally posted by Aceman
    I like the cream in there. Don't know why.

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    • #17
      Re: Distortion magnet swap...

      Originally posted by wixomwhat
      Thanks Artie

      Actually I was joking about the 1/2 pounder but if you think about it, that really would be a sweet pup. A humbucker that you could split the coils on and it would then be a 1/4 pounder.
      Wouldn't that be an Invader?

      I use 2 1/4 pounds in series (bridge and middle SC) and they have a lot of balls.

      PS:
      If you come close to a custom, would a DD with AII be close to a CC?

      It might be worth a try.
      I'm not satisfied with the DD and want a more open, warmer sound.
      Pickups... the final frontier.
      These are the voyages of the Seymour-Duncan Forum-Users.
      Their continuing mission: to explore strange new pickup mods, to seek out new tones and new guitars, to boldly go where no mod has gone before.

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      • #18
        Re: Distortion magnet swap...

        Originally posted by Inge Malmstein
        I use 2 1/4 pounds in series (bridge and middle SC) and they have a lot of balls.
        Thanks for reminding me.

        I must be getting old. Here I am going along with the idea that a humbucker made out of two QP's might be cool. But that would just be two QP's in series . . .

        . . . which I just did last weekend . . .

        . . . which I'm going to undo this weekend, precisely because it doesn't sound that good.

        No call to the custom shop this week.

        Artie

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        • #19
          Re: Distortion magnet swap...

          Originally posted by the guy who invented
          They are NOT the SAME...but very close...a Custom is closest to a Seth with a small Ceramic magnet. A Distortion is closest to a JB with a Ceramis (Much larger that thew one in a Custom!).
          Correct on the Distortion/JB analogy, but a Custom is most definitely not like a Seth with a Ceramic magnet... the SETH is wound to approx 8.5k with 42 guage wire and the Custom is wound to approx 14.5k with 43 guage wire... that = apples & oranges
          GMP Guitars RULE!

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          • #20
            Re: Distortion magnet swap...

            Originally posted by Inge Malmstein
            Wouldn't that be an Invader?

            I use 2 1/4 pounds in series (bridge and middle SC) and they have a lot of balls.

            PS:
            If you come close to a custom, would a DD with AII be close to a CC?

            It might be worth a try.
            I'm not satisfied with the DD and want a more open, warmer sound.

            No.

            The invader is like 18K and isnt a QP bridge like 11-13k? if so then a 1/2 pounder humbucker would be 22K or higher and one coil would we wound the opposite direction of the other. Right???
            Last edited by wixomwhat; 11-17-2004, 05:48 PM. Reason: k

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            • #21
              Re: Distortion magnet swap...

              So if I threw a ceramic magnet from a Distortion in to a JB, how close would I be to a stock Distortion?
              Everything in this post is the sole opinion of the author. The author makes no claims that his word is final, only that the opinions expressed are those of the author and any similiarities to the opinions of others is purely coincidental.

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              • #22
                Re: Distortion magnet swap...

                Originally posted by wixomwhat
                No.

                The invader is like 18K and isnt a QP bridge like 11-13k? if so then a 1/2 pounder humbucker would be 22K or higher and one coil would we wound the opposite direction of the other. Right???
                I just meant it qould be optical close to an Invader = big rods
                Pickups... the final frontier.
                These are the voyages of the Seymour-Duncan Forum-Users.
                Their continuing mission: to explore strange new pickup mods, to seek out new tones and new guitars, to boldly go where no mod has gone before.

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                • #23
                  Re: Distortion magnet swap...

                  Originally posted by wixomwhat
                  The invader is like 18K and isnt a QP bridge like 11-13k?
                  Technically, there is no QP "bridge". They just come in neck and middle versions. But there's nothing that says you can't use one in the bridge.

                  (All these remarks are post-birthday celebration. Caveat emptor!)

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                  • #24
                    Re: Distortion magnet swap...

                    Sorry guys. i didnt mean to sound rude.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Distortion magnet swap...

                      Originally posted by Travis
                      So if I threw a ceramic magnet from a Distortion in to a JB, how close would I be to a stock Distortion?
                      It should be the SAME...a Distortion and a JB use the same coils...and if you have the over sized DD magnet in a JB it would BE a DD.
                      If you just read a post by The Guy Who Invented Fire please understand that opinions change, mind sets change and as players our ears mature...not to mention our needs grow and change. With that in mind, today I may or may not agree with the post you just read!

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                      • #26
                        Re: Distortion magnet swap...

                        That's good to know, thanks.
                        Everything in this post is the sole opinion of the author. The author makes no claims that his word is final, only that the opinions expressed are those of the author and any similiarities to the opinions of others is purely coincidental.

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