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Memphis, TN

Apr 29th, 2017 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Correction done.

Oh boy, I've got to proof read 10X in the future.

And then maybe one more.

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USA/Taos, NM

Apr 29th, 2017 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're not alone. I wish many on the FDP (and lots of places on the web), would proofread what they write. Not just for content, but for spelling and grammar, too.

But, hey...it's the 21st century--just press the "send" button. LOL!

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Apr 30th, 2017 05:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm the worst!

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Boston Area

Apr 30th, 2017 09:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So I've got the pickups out to the custom shop at Seymour Duncan. $95 each for rewinding to Seth Lover specs.

New antiquities would have gone $300.

The tone control pots have the push/push switch on them for coil splitting. One fell apart on me as I was removing the harness. The other wasn't switching reliably. So those got replaced on the harness with new mallory caps. While I have the harness on a board, I replaced the volume pots as well with new CTS. The p/up selector is in good shape after a quick cleaning with Deoxit so that stays. Same for the input jack.

I'll need to ream the control pot holes to .375" for all 4 controls. I have a peghead reamer, but that's going to bottom out before it cuts anything.

P/ups should be back in a couple weeks.

Will report back with the results.

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Boston Area

Jul 13th, 2017 11:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So it took a couple of months to get these pickups rewound at Seymour Duncan. Got them back couple of weeks ago and have had them in the guitar for about a week now.

My SA2100 is back together with new pots and caps with these pickups. I love this guitar. It was a good guitar. It is now a great guitar.

The rewound pickups sound and perform a noticeable level above the originals. More sensitive to pick attack, articulate, punchy, and sweet tone on both. They adjust for balance quite easily as the neck is now wound to 7.85k and the bridge to 8.66k.

I'm really pleased. The project was worth the cost.

Some downside - I bought CTS pots and so the original control knobs don't fit. And the gold dial pointers don't fit over the shaft of the pots. Looks ok with Gibson style bell knobs, but lost a touch of originality which disappoints, but fades quickly when I play it. I'll find some after-market pointers and look for witch-hat knobs with "Volume" and "Tone" printed on them. That will get me back as close to original as I can get.

It took a while, but I've got other guitars to play. If this were my only guitar, I'd likely have gone with gold antiquities and call it a day.

Anyway, for those contemplating similar, be aware of the delay in getting the rewinds done and the limited number of places to get it done. But for a fraction of the price, I've got the original SA2500 pickups rewound to perform just like a high-end humbucker.

Note - the guitar is an SA2100 but the pickups are stamped "SA2500."

(This message was last edited by JJuran at 01:03 PM, Jul 17th, 2017)

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