Casino Coupe - inside out (pics) and an aborted pickup swap

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  1. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I gutted the Casino Coupe to try a set of Rose pickups (Eden P90s). I thought some might be interested to see what the stock parts look like (links to Imgur pics).

    The Epiphone P90s have three leads - I don't know why. (Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?) Red is hot and both white and bare are grounds. I measured the impedences on the red and white leads and they are: Bridge-12.0 K, Neck-12.3 K.

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    The pots are MIK. I don't see a stamp showing the value and I haven't measured them.

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    The output jack, unexpectedly, has an Epiphone stamp. I guess this is one way to verify authenticity.

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    So here's my problem. I want shiny, metal dogear covers for the Eden P90s, which came with soapbars. So I bought a set from All Parts and the mounting brackets for the backs. The brackets fit. The covers, however, are dissimilar and have the following dimensions
    Height (inside/outside): Bridge-9.5/11.2 mm, Neck-3.3/5.0 mm
    Pole spacing: Bridge-50 mm, Neck-47.5mm

    Sadly, the Rose Edens both have 50 mm pole spacing and the neck cover does not fit.

    I haven't yet found a nickel cover with the same neck height, but 50 mm spacing. I suppose I could try to see if the bridge cover is thin enough to fit at the neck position without touching the strings. and buy another if it works.

    If nothing works, I'll have to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Then I'll have the problem of a set of custom-made P90s with no home. I might have to buy another guitar.
     
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  2. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Case / wire shield ground (bare) and coil negative / ground (white).
     
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    Does the Soapbar fit throught the cavity? I always wanted to see if the Tamio Okuda Coronet look of one soapbar and a bridge dogear would work with the Casino coupe. Maybe you can under mount it?
     
  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    It can certainly fit in the cavity, but it wouldn't look right to me. There would probably be a gap and I would have to install a pickup ring - which would have to be nickel or chrome. I don't want to change the look on the Casino Coupe. It's special to me because I had to go overseas to get it (OK OK, I picked it up while visiting family in London).

    But it's a good idea, and if I ever get another, less special dog-eared P90 guitar, I'll do that.

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    wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Could you grind down another back pickup cover to make it fit?
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't - don't have the right tools :)

    Besides, that much grinding might take the ears off.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Yours or the cover's?
     
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