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  1. Tooned

    Tooned New Member

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    Hello, been lurking here for a bit.
    I've had a Vintage Pro T-bird(one of the first in Canada) since about New Years and a few weeks ago I got a new Ltd Ed Korina V(one of the last few in Canada).
    I love them both. The T-bird seems to be perfect as is, came pretty well set up out of the box. Only 8.3lbs.
    The V is pretty good (6.5lbs) but I got a pro set up right away(included with purchase) to take care of some sharp fret ends and get it playing nicely. I think I may modify it at some point though. I would like to have the ability to coil tap/split the pickups. I don't think the stock ones can do that. Upgrade the switches and wiring while I'm at it I guess.
    Both are very fun guitars. Anyway here they are..
    Cheers!
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    Welcome in Tooned.
     
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  3. Supersonic

    Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Epi-Talk.

    You get bonus points because you posted pics already without having to be asked.

    LOVE the V and the T-Bird!
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Hi Tooned

    welcome here @ €piTalk
     
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    Thanks folks!
    @Supersonic Posting pics is really rule #1 of the internets. :)
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Yes !

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    :cheers:
     
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    Welcome @Tooned to the EpiTalk forum (A.K.A. The House of Mods)
    If you don't mind popping the covers, they won't be too hard to hook up for split.
    Soldering iron, & a piece of 4 con wire.
    Covers are pretty easy to get off, but a bit of a pain going back (cause of the wax), but a little cleaning, & a fast, hot iron should do the trick.
    Nice job with the pics, like the flooring, Laminate?
     
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    @DPaulCustom Hey thanks, the floors are engineered oak hardwood. Just a fancy name for plywood really but I like it enough and got it for a good price.
    As for the pickups, thanks for the tip. Something to think about. The V is totally playable and sounds fine but it's more to satisfy my desire to tinker with it.
    Cheers!
     
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    Welcome Tooned... Always nice to see a bass slinger check-in here... & your two geets look totally awesome together :wow:
     
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    Welcome to Epi-Talk.

    Nice pieces of lumber (guitars and flooring). If the pickup leads have four wires (really five because they never count the bare wire), you can split it. Be aware that there is no color-coding standard for pickups. So following the colors on (e.g.) the Seymour Duncan diagrams might not work. For the push-pull pots, I prefer the ones with lugs rather than the DPDT ones with a circuit board, because the latter is too small for me to see what I'm doing.

    One should really get trophy points for photos in one's first post.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Really?
    The Bourns are a miniature size
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    making them smaller than the CTS pots
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    The board on the CTS can be removed (carefully) for ease of wiring. I've used both and it depends on the project to determine which gets used.

    Though, if it's a guitar with pickup rings I prefer Seymour Duncan Triple Shot rings. That said, they're not something I recommend to soldering noobs, as they've got small contacts on a small board to play with and it'd be easy to gooch them.
     
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    Really. I end up burning plastic with the soldering iron, even with the pointy tip. And I don't have the skill to solder two wires to one point on the circuit board, as is sometimes required. So I prefer not to use them.
     
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    I just pop the board off, insert the tinned wire(s) add a bit of solder to make the joint, then clip the tail with some flush cutters. If it's more than one wire, I twist them together then tin the pigtail. To be fair, I use 24-20 (depending on the project) gauge fine stranded wire, (40-100 strands) rather than "vintage" solid stuff, so that probably helps.
     
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    Welcome! I keep thinking I need a Thunderbird, but then my wife reminds me that I do not. ;)
     
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    I had a Thunderbird once, '86.
    Biggest pile of dookie I ever owned. Blew up the first day I had it.



    I did like the interior....
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