Mann LP anyone?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Mike Petras, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking more along the lines of a full tilt mod fest, but if you dig the pickups.....say....are they four wire perchance? If they are, then some fun wiring options remain open.
     
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    No just two wires, most people wouldn't like them because they're very microphonic but they have a special sound. The Aspen in the middle was modded out when i got it, Duncan JB- '59 combo, coil splitting on the JB, Gibson tuners, new electronics and Gotoh bridge and tailpiece.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Bummer.
    The sound is special to you, 'nuff said.
     
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    Put their alnico2 57's in my project Cort Panther. Great sounding pickups for about $35 a pair. The neck one sounds good coil cut. Humbuckers never sound good coil cut, except these do. https://i.postimg.cc/tg9mc91d/IMG_20180927_120630013.jpg
     
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    Hell yes ! You don't have one with P94 ... DOH ! :rofl:
     
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    Why no, no i dont:thumb:
    I actually thought about stripping one and making it into a P90 goldtop guitar, i need to find a hacked one......or just a body.
     
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    Tha black Aspen i have has a Duncan JB ( not cheap) that sounds great coil split too, i never liked that sound either but this just sounds like a real good single coil. The JB is a very hot wind though so that's probably why.
     
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    Number four on the way:D. Pics coming when i get it, it's about the cleanest 40+ year old guitar i ever saw.
     
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    New Crestwood! Unbelievably clean for 40+ years old, plays and sounds good but i will tweak it to be better. 20181204_194428.jpg
     
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    40? That thing looks 40 days old.
     
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    Yeah man, its a trip. Got its original case with strap an cord still in plastic. I think this thing just got stuffed in the closet. Got a chance to do some setup on it and got the action nice, pickups sound great too, very paf like.
     
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    May I dare ask how much you got that beauty for ?
     
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    Oh....oh, dang man, there's likely a back story there and quite possibly a heavy one.

    Just treat it nice, and show it the care it deserves.
     
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    Right on. She just got a new Switchcraft jack and an electronic cleaning, no scratchies now she's singin like a bird! Very pleased.
     
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    This is a humble, non-sponsored*, suggestion.

    I really like the PureTone jacks. I've got them in both axes and 8 of them in my pedalboard. Sure there's a bunch of marketing gibberish hype on their website, but you want to talk about a solid connection? Dude...

    Pure-Tone2.jpg
    I edited out the marketing hype.
    The better mechanical connection is obvious and nice feeling. The redundant contact points for both signal and ground have basically eliminated crackling connections for me. That was something which I'd already started having a slight issue with on then months old Switchcraft. To me, the PureTone seemed like an obvious improvement over the standard open frame design from 1878.

    Pure Tone claims a bunch of stuff** about increased signal and better tone. I didn't buy it for or because of that. Mechanically it made sense to me, I like new stuff, and it felt like a quality part when I got it, so I figured why not try it?
    Since then, I've used nothing else in my projects and keep a stash on hand.




    * not that I'd mind an endorsement deal, stuff's expensive
    ** more accurately bull$4¡+
     
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    I like it, probably grab a few with my next order. I think i'm going to do this one up, pots, switch, caps...its a keeper. Thanks for the heads up, i go through lots of guitars and change the jack on almost every one.
     
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    Also, these pickups are built a little different than the one's in my Lark and Memphis and they are less microphonic, still not wax balls like Epi pickups but im sure they're potted.
     
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    No problem. They can be bit overpriced these days given that everyone sells Switchcraft and these are a bit more limited in their availability, so I hunt deals.

    As an observational point, the Switchcraft insulator wafers are noticeably thinner, and the metal doesn't seem quite as nice as the PureTone. Switchcraft is still the standard, and a darn fine jack, but so far, over a year in I'm digging the new design.

    Sometimes ya gotta try something new.
     
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    Sorry i missed your question, it was around $250.00 usd.
     
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