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Old 07-03-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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Crazy four pickup PLAIDBLASTER LES PAUL!

Alrighty folks, so way back when my brother had a poke at learning guitar he started to build one. He bought an Epoch neck off ebay (cheap bolt on les paul type neck) and started to make a body from the best tone wood ever.... TWO MDF SHELVES GLUED TOGETHER!!! Hell yeah, this baby will sustain for days, months, years! To say the least, Nigel Tunfel will be impressed. Trouble is he tried to do a neck pocket with an angle grinder.... no dice on that, so I'll fill it. So the plan on the finish is to do a material finish with an old plaid shirt as it should cover some of the imperfections in the surfaces

Anyhow, here's where we're at tonight. Tomorrow I should get the cavities cut. Maybe even glue the one piece toneplaid top on.


Oh yeah, and why four pickups? Because I had 'em! the break down is, two bc rich warlock pickups, one yamaha eg-112 bridge, and one washburn bridge (will need to flip magnets and polarity). Oh did I mention it will have a strat style trem for crazy dive bombs? Awww yeah.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:15 AM   #2
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in honesty, i'm not sure the trem will work properly if you have a gibson style angled head stock. Carvin uses angled headstocks, but they aren't angled as much. i remember reading something about this, so you might wanna google it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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What you really need to do is disassemble those pickups and make some kind of Octobucker!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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Well it will essentially be an octobucker, they'll all be wired together and right next to eachother. All the pickups will get wired in series. I was thinking of having independent toggles for each pickup to add to the ridiculousness.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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wat is this i dont even
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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oh my god...

Kinda excited to hear this thing... haha.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #8
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Well it will essentially be an octobucker, they'll all be wired together and right next to eachother. All the pickups will get wired in series. I was thinking of having independent toggles for each pickup to add to the ridiculousness.

You should make all the switches and pot hats look like shirt buttons.

EDIT: stickied. Like a baws.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #10
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I can't wait to see all the phase switch, series and parallel combos you can get out of that. You'll need a 40 position rotary switch or something. This could become a complete animal!

Have you picked which nails you'll be using to put it all together?

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #11
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I saw an epiphone black beauty with 3 dimarzio multibuckers once, so 12 different coils... Killer. It had more switches then a firebird x, but it sonded great. One problem is that, you have to use the pickups far away from strings, or guitar won't have any sustain. And you should certainly use fixed bridge.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #12
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If possible, it would be cool to use the Seymour Duncan Triple Shot mounting ring, then Individual on switches for each pickup. And the post above me is right with the pickups being far away, I have a pair of Duncan SH-6's and a hot rails in one of my guitars and it doesn't sustain well.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:41 AM   #13
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in honesty, i'm not sure the trem will work properly if you have a gibson style angled head stock. Carvin uses angled headstocks, but they aren't angled as much. i remember reading something about this, so you might wanna google it.


Headstock angle has absolutely nothing to do with the kind of bridge...
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:35 AM   #14
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All the pickups will get wired in series.

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #15
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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:57 AM   #16
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #17
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Thought you guys might like this one . And yes Jason, tis the name of the game, we'll just say that this one should go to 11 at least.

Lets just say at this point we've gone to plaid


And here's before the plaid with the pickups routed in. They're fairly close, I'm a bit worried about the sustain laments as well, but we'll see. They're solid mounted, btw.


I think for wiring I've decided on eight mini toggles to select each coil. They will be in series (all of them). I was also thinking of having two outputs, but how could I switch that? Maybe a switch to make half of them go to one amp and half to the other (so bridge+less bridge to one amp and neck+less neck to one amp?).

Also in case you guys haven't caught on to the few Spinal Tap references, here's a guitar built by Ernie Ball for 'Nigel Tunfel' that inspired this beast.


Which also in todays eight coil guitar history lesson we have this bad baby:

The Ural V8, mmmmm pure Soviet Russian POWA
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #18
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You could do a ric-o-sound type output. Or use one main output and and use a normalizing jack for the second one. So you could get everything through jack one or use both and have them split. i.e. first two pickups/back two pickups.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #19
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AWESOME! not that it hasn't already been said.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #20
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Awesome, but the sustains gonna be shit with the 4 pickups. But who cares, its just for fun anyways. I'll definitely be watching this.
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