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2003 Historic R9 - RS pre wired kits

Mr.Hanky

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They are great, and all 3 of my LP's have benefited from them.
I found the non-pre-wired kit easier to install though.
 

GAD

Wubbalubbadubdub
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Fabulous. I only have the kits I've wired myself from RS, but I love 'em.

GAD
 

JPF

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Dropped a pre-wired vintage RS kit into my '85 Greco LP, and all of a sudden I can control virtually everything from the guitar in terms of clean through various levels of crunch, and from snarl to woman tone. Highly recommended. Adding a pair of WCR Darkbursts didn't hurt, either.
 

JPF

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I think you're going to love it.

One word of advice which I wish I'd followed when I modded my Greco:

Swap the pups and the RS kit in two separate phases, so that you can evaluate what each mod brings to the mix.

I wish I'd done that, and may swap the WCRs out again if only to hear what the original pickups should have sounded like if it weren't for the original mediocre pots and caps.
 
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1stormcat

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JPF I like the idea of swapping in two seperate phases to register the differences each change makes. I'll probably start with the PUPs and then do the pre wired kit.
 

ThugLife

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I have a Vintage Prewired RS kit in my Gibson LP and I'm awaiting a "wire yourself" RS kit for one of my Teles. The RS made such a difference in my LP, I'm slowly outfitting the rest of my guitars with them. If you're thinking about getting one, GET ONE!! You won't be disappointed
 

1stormcat

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I have done the prewired (ACME) assemblies for my strats with great results. Acme has connectors that don't need any wiring so changing pre wired assemblies can be done quickly.
 

Mr.Hanky

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4,046
Do the kit first then the pups.
Gotta clean the pipes first, then every pup you evaluate will have the same level playing field.

It's also cheaper that way.
 

NativH

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Do the kit first then the pups.
Gotta clean the pipes first, then every pup you evaluate will have the same level playing field.

It's also cheaper that way.
+1. I put their kits in every guitar I buy, period. Never bought the prewired versions but that would just make it a little easier if you don't enjoy soldering. Then come some Holmes, RS True 60's or Throbaks to round out the deal.
 




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