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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / What mods do i need to upgrade my M77t ? New pots ?



Jul 10th, 2009 09:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I want to make my new Mt77 better...what have people done electronic wise ? Are the pots in the stock guitar OK ? Also Tuners, can't seem to find any to fit without the extra scre hole, i don't want to put any holes in it like a grover tuner would.



Maybe next year!
Jul 10th, 2009 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To be honest, I don't see any of those mods as having a big impact. They seem sort of gilding the lilly I have an M-70 and I have found the DeArmond tuners to work just fine, at least fine enough to not warrant drilling holes in the headstock. Upgrading the pots with a RS vintage kit might change things a bit, but that guitar sounds so good stock that I never thought about changing the electronics. Maybe a bone nut would be a worthwhile upgrade.

dan pascoe
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Jul 11th, 2009 07:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I picked up a m77t a few months ago, with digsby, what a nice guitar...dont need any mods period, if she stays in tune( as mine does) leave good enough alone !

Tony Salieri
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Jul 11th, 2009 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Unless you're having issues with the elecs & tuners, +1 for leaving them as they are; save the "upgrades" for when the you start having problems. It's easy to get catch 'upgrade fever' when reading guitar forums.

To be fair, upgrades are sometimes necessary and/or do result in noticeable improvements.



Jul 18th, 2009 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an M75T. Only upgrades I did were pots - I found the stock ones to be very non-linear and it bugged me. While doing that, I put in push-pulls in both volume pots and wired one as series/parallel, and one as phase. The M75T's have the DA single coils so there's really not a whole lot more creative wiring you can do...



Jul 19th, 2009 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep i guess I do have mod fever !

Only problem i have found is that the frets are uneven after the 12th..another level...why do i have to do this the every guitar I get ! Damn the stew mac fret rocker !

i guess i always think Asian made guitars have those tinny little dime pots in them.

I'll leave it alone for now.

Latest lust is the ibanez ghostrider with the 2 P 90's, missed a cheap deal.



Aug 9th, 2009 09:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Swap out the neck pickup only for a DeArmond 2000. Much better clarity and twang (very similar to the original Rowe DeArmond 200).

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