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Old 05-17-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Strange delivery this morning...

Well today I was awoken by a strange and unusual sound... that of the front doorbell going off. Obviously this is highly unusual so I went and answered to find a post office worker standing there with a parcel that had my name on it



Muttering to myself about being woken up for something so small I turned it over to ascertain who had sent me something so inconsequential



Bare-who-what now? Well that certainly doesn't mean anything to me...



...guess I'd better open this up and see what the hell it is...



After much hacking away at the packaging I discovered this inside



Well I certainly don't remember buying any new pickups... whoever these Bare Knuckle people are they're certainly very nice what with all this stuff also inside











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Ok, I can't keep this up anymore, here's the goods:







This is the BKP Nailbomb I won in the UG/7 String Legion/BKP Raffle. I honestly cannot thank Tim from BKP and our illustrious Legion founder, Nick (godofshred) for this, just... no words can explain it. People always say this but I never win anything!

I cannot wait to get this thing fitted and get clips up... I'm going to have to though because right now I'm skint and can't afford to get it put in


So once again:

Thank you Tim and Nick for putting this thing together, means a lot to me to have not only won this but put money towards Cancer Research UK, those people do incredible, unbelievable work for the individuals and families affected by cancer. If you have any spare cash... go donate anyway. Please.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:55 AM   #3
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:56 AM   #4
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excellent doug! il be putting the funds to CCRuk this week as soon as my work load lightens And will post a confirmation email for donators in the raffle thread and this one.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:57 AM   #5
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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Congrats man, good to see the pup, why did you go with 'listen'?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:32 AM   #8
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Put them in yourself you lazy bastard! Don't let shop techs like me overcharge you for a 15 minute job!

Congratulations though, I'm looking at a set of Warpigs for a future build, you neeeed to get soundclips up!
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:34 AM   #9
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Congrats man, good to see the pup, why did you go with 'listen'?


Well I didn't really think about it before Nick said "So what do you want engraved on it?" to me but really it sort of summarises a whole load of things I believe about life, music, playing guitar... just a whole load of things really: listening to people, more than talking over them; listening to more music ,more than talking about which is best; listening to what you're playing, more than just playing and hoping it sounds good... so yeah, lot of crap, all of which sounds vaguely pretentious

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I don't own a soldering iron Also it may be a 15 minute job but I'd rather pay them too much and know it's going to be done right rather than put it in my own hands and leave it to a rank amateur who's never so much as held a soldering iron before...
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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Well I didn't really think about it before Nick said "So what do you want engraved on it?" to me but really it sort of summarises a whole load of things I believe about life, music, playing guitar... just a whole load of things really: listening to people, more than talking over them; listening to more music ,more than talking about which is best; listening to what you're playing, more than just playing and hoping it sounds good... so yeah, lot of crap, all of which sounds vaguely pretentious



I don't own a soldering iron Also it may be a 15 minute job but I'd rather pay them too much and know it's going to be done right rather than put it in my own hands and leave it to a rank amateur who's never so much as held a soldering iron before...



Pick one up for like 15 bucks in a local electronics store, practice on some meaningless shit. It's ridiculously easy honestly. You have two wires to solder in, if you look where your current pickups are soldered in, just solder the wires that look similar to those, in the exact sames pot. 15 bucks versus somewhere from 80 to 100, I think its worth practicing
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #11
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I'm looking at the wiring right now, comparing to a diagram I found online, looking at the pickup's wires... it doesn't seem to make much sense to me. Obviously I'm an idiot

Edit: Wait, no, something just clicked in my brain when I discovered that the green and white wires *stay* together when it's all done. Still skint and soldering-iron-less though
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #13
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You people just don't get this whole "skint" business do you?
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:50 AM   #14
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:21 AM   #16
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Plus a trip into the nearest town

I'll talk to my Dad about it when he gets home, see if he can help me out with it at all, I've got the wiring sorted out in theory and everything, I just need to actually physically do it now and I suspect he will be able to help.

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What do I do for a few hours before he gets home?
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:37 AM   #17
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I was thinking record the first half of a before/after comparison video but that's also a good way to spend an afternoon...
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #19
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