#1
I have plans to change the rockfield mafia pickups with duncan alnico 2 pro but i was wondering if i can keep all those nifty switches working and stuff when i install the new pickups. Do you think all those switches on the bc rich mockingbird st could be applied to a new pickup (anico 2 pro) ?
And how much does it normally cost to put my guitar for pickup change in a guitar store?
Thanks
#2
Dont replace them for alnico II's, stop being a slash fanboy as well, it will not sound better then the rockfields anyway
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#3
If you wire it right you can easily get the split. but i have no idea about the reverse phase switch. You can do it im sure, but i would know how. Look it up in GB&C
#4
First thing I'll say is make sure you really have a use for the Alnico II Pro. They're a pretty specialised pickup that is only really any good when used with a specific type of amp and playing style. They can be fantastic pickups, but double-check they're really what you need.

Second thing is as far as price goes, there's no set price for a shop to install pickups for you. Some places will do it for next to nothing and others will only do it as part of a full set up and charge you an arm and a leg for it. Just be sensible, don't leave your guitar in the care of whatever random goons work at your lopcal chain guitar store - take it to someone who actually clearly knows what they're doing. I think it's worth paying extra for the job to be done properly.

Third, you should be able to keep all the existing wiring. Alnico II Pros come with the full four conductor wires so it can be wired for coil splits, phase switches, series/parallel switches, whatever you want. I'm not familiar with that guitar's specific wiring but there's no reason why the Alnico II Pro pickups couldn't fit in fine (or any other decent humbucker with four conductor wiring). However it does mean it's even more important to take the guitar to someone who really knows what they're doing as I don't trust random store guys to know how to deal with extra switches and whatever properly.
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#5
Squier,
it doesn't mater if its slash or else, i just love that gibson sound.

As for amp and playing style , i mainly play rock and planning to get Blackstar HT 5
Last edited by Axel1933 at Dec 12, 2009,
#8
Quote by Axel1933
Squier,
it doesn't mater if its slash or else, i just love that gibson sound.

As for amp and playing style , i mainly play rock and planning to get Blackstar HT 5



you love the gibson sound, so you play a Bc rich with alnico II's, seems logical.
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#9
Yeah well you could say i picked the bc rich over epi becouse of looks. May seem silly but the guitar attracted me
#10
Well in your defense, it is a sexy guitar and it has an orginal Floyd. But with the HT-5 i think alnicos will sound good. BUT, there are cheaper pups that will sound close to it. So your not paying for "A certain top hat wearing legend"s pick ups
#12
Seymour Duncan sells a set of 59's for 130 bucks. They have two other sets also.
#14
No need to be rude.

The '59 will probably be a better pickup for you, after all its a better pickup in general.

Because the Alcino 2 has a shadow of Slash using it bumping its price up it would be healthy to buy the 59.
Last edited by Banana Wedgie at Dec 12, 2009,
#16
Didnt mean to be rude any bit i guess it sounded like that. Im sorry.
Thanks for the information tho i will check them out