NGD!! Pickup tester mule scrapocaster

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  1. Chris Rice

    Chris Rice Member

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    As we're winding more and more pickups, we needed something to be able to do quick swaps and test them out with. Here she is!

    Hem-Fir body with pine risers, maple/rosewood Tulip neck. Pickguard scraps sliced up to accomodate just about any pickup combinations with ease. I'm loving it!

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  2. Southern ILL

    Southern ILL Member

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    Kinda a Guitar Pickup Dyno......Cool stuff Homeboyz!!!

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.....The Rice Boyz are the Dr.Frankenstiens of the bastardized guitar world.:dude
     
  3. Chris Rice

    Chris Rice Member

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    Frankenstein for sure. Look close and you may see bits of Rice Custom, G&L, Fender, Allparts, Peavey, Washburn, WD, Squier, Electra, and many more.

    I love the fancy guitars. But I also love the junkyard/partsdrawer specials!
     
  4. dougk

    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    Awesome!

    I've thought about taking a couple of ugly strat bodies and just milling all the way through em to swap from behind. The way you did it is probably a lot easier!
     
  5. Chris Rice

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    This was a combination of designs I was throwing around with my dad and brother, one of which was to buy a cheap strat and pop the pickup holes through. This worked out better, as the access is improved and the guitar is more stable. I can change to any pickup configuration with the turn of a dozen or so screws. The switches on the control module are for 250k/500k volume and .022/.047/bypass on the tone control. Volume/Tone/Blend. I may make more control modules down the line, but this one covers 90% of what I need for pickup testing.
     
  6. In Tune

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    whatever that is..... works,, your pickups and guitars sound excellent....all your videos blow me away...got get some of doze Pickups........good job Chris.
     
  7. WordMan

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    that is smart and cool - I want one.

    heck, stick Robot tuners on it and it's Gibson's next GoTW!!

    ;)
     
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    thats cool chris

    now that you have posted that ......betcha, you got a couple orders for one

    marc
     
  10. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't know, it's got a swimming pool route... :D
    Most cool idea!
     
  11. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    It's sort of a "diving board" rout ... (I know, bad ...)

    Good job Chris, Dana O.
     
  12. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Moved to proper forum.

    Interesting concept.

    I always thought of routing the body through from the face to the side...direct mounting the pickups.

    Bassplayer mag did something liek that years back to test vintage Jazz style pups.
     
  13. Chris Rice

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    Holy ressurected thread, Batman!
     
  14. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    LOL

    Just noticed that.
     
  15. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Bo Diddley would either be proud or may be rolling over in his grave!
     
  16. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    JJ Cale would like that one!!
     
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  18. Chris Rice

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    I would bet money that even that monstrosity sounds great.
     

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