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Cheap Hollowbody Electrics

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by tbb007, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. warrent

    warrent Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    281
    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    The tone controls are push pull, The regular colors sometimes have flame maple backs, its a spruce ply top.
     

  2. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    I recall that the neck pickup was OK, just kinda dull- I wonder if taking the cover off would help? When my AS73 gets here I'll be in the same boat as you (I owned one before, remember- so I'm not making assumptions before I've even played it), my first idea is to try taking the cover off the neck pickup and find a PAF-y bridge pickup that plays nicely with it. And so it begins...
     

  3. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    66
    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    I recently got rid of an Ibanez AS73 - it sounded fine, but I never bonded with it.
     

  4. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    The neck was best to my ears as well. I just don't have the skill / knowledge to mix and match. That's why I went with a set. Choosing replacement pickups can be a wild ride, good luck!
     

  5. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Okay, I just tried something else that seemed to work better with the ACH pickups than lowering the pickup and raising the polepieces: I removed the polepiece screws on the bridge pickup, and it sounds more like a P90 now - like a fat single-coil. I think I can live with this. I'll tinker for a few more hours, but anything I can do to avoid spending money on this guitar is worth trying.
     

  6. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Here's a photograph of my Artcore ACH bridge pickup with the pole pieces removed. It made a noticeable improvement on the sound, like a single-coil P90.

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017

  7. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Whoa, are you able to put them back later? The high E looks like nobody's home.
     

  8. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    There wasn't as much wax around that high E screw, so it's just showing the void around where the screw was. I just did the same thing to the neck pickup with the same results - I like it. The "in-between" sound is killer now, also. I just saved myself some $$$ on pickups.
     

  9. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    does look like it's missing some front teeth

    hockey guitar! daddy, this could be a trend in Canadiana
     
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  10. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

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  11. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    I should post my pickup mod to the "Just Pickups" forum so that I'm not hijacking this thread anymore (that wasn't my intent but I got all wound-up when I made the pickups sound decent).
     

  12. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    A coilectomy! I like your style!
     

  13. ES330

    ES330 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    57
    39
    May 2, 2017
    SF
    Epiphone Casino
     

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