I put the Antiquity pus into the Custom last night

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  1. Patrick Ginnaty

    Patrick Ginnaty Member

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    I bought these (individually) off eBaY (before I actually bought the Custom lol). The first time that I installed them, NOTHING worked. I paniced (I needed it for an audition the next day) and put the original pickups back in (it worked fine all of a sudden hahaha).

    Later , I installed a new Mojo wiring harness that I bought from an online pal. It worked fine.

    Last night the gf was gone, so I decided to try again. This time the bridge pickup (double cream bobbins) worked, the neck didn't. I resoldered three times, but it seems like the pot is bad... good thing I still have those old pots, eh? I soldered the neck pu straight to the switch wire, it worked (temporarily) so I know that the pickup itself works.

    The good news is that the bridge 'bucker is a screamer, it sounded almost like a P90 Junior last night, which ain't a bad thing.

    I doubt if I'll work on it tonight, I don't have a dedicated workbench, nor real good light to work with.

    First, I'll look at the pot, make sure the ground wire is still attached. But if I HAVE to, I'll put one of the old pots back in...



    The old pickups, Shaws, according to the gurus on the LPF, weren't bad. Same way I fet about the Classic 57s on my historic... "not bad".

    But the Antiquities... mmmm....!
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  2. frank62

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    Nice rig. Can I have the Shaws?
     
  3. n.j.

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    Ah, pus, the worst possible abbreviation of the word pickups.

    "Getting some new pus" just doen't sound like a positive experience. The only other one that comes close is "pups." It makes my skin crawl.

    That aside, congratulations on getting a sound you dig, Antiquities are great, underrated pickups.
     
  4. Patrick Ginnaty

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    I hear that Shaws are worth quite a bit?

    I think I'm keeping all of the original parts for now. Somebody might wanna put it back to original someday.

    OTOH, I sold the Classic 57s from my '98 R8, *and* the pickguard.
     
  5. Patrick Ginnaty

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    THIS is the rig of choice...
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  6. frank62

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    Have Mercy Baby! That is THE rig. I have wanted a set of Shaws ever since I sold my Heritage 80 Les Paul. I love those pickups!
     
  7. Patrick Ginnaty

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    I had a Heritage 80 Les Paul, also. The Shaws sounded way better than either the DiMarzio PAFs or the Duncan 59/JB pickups I tried in it.
     
  8. frank62

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    Yes. I never see Shaws up for sale.
     
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    Very cool, Pat!!
     

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