#1
Hey guys,

I'm trying to sell my ESP Eclipse because I rarely use it, but in order to make it a bit more "marketable" I feel the need to cover the pickups.

Here's why:



As you can see, the guitar has some fluorescent pickups. I've discovered that most people are not so enamored with those colors, so I am doing some small modifications in the hopes of selling the guitar a bit more quickly.

The pickups are Dimarzio Tone Zones, and I have already purchased black Dimarzio pickup covers (which can be found here. I am planning on installing covers over both of the pickups, but I have a question regarding the installation process. Should I wax the pots, use a synthetic glue, or simply snap them into place? I've also seen soldering done to keep them in place. Is that something I should look into as well? Here's an image (linked for size) of the pickups:

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/4864/img4167l.jpg

The second issue involves the volume knots. They're also a fluorescent color, and I am trying to change those to black as well. I've switched out knobs on the split, Gibson-style volume controls before, but I've never switched them out on an ESP. Can anyone tell me the proper size for the volume knobs on my guitar? I have been browsing this website, but the myriad of choices has left me confused. Here's a picture (linked because they're huge) to help possibly solve the problem:

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6451/img4168o.jpg

The last issue is that of dating the guitar. I'm the second owner, so I am not sure when this guitar was created. The serial number on the bolt plate is 22475. I have contacted ESP in the past, but they have been pretty unhelpful. I was hoping some of the fine people on UG might have more knowledge of ESP build dates than Google (which hasn't turned up much either).

Here are some more pictures of the guitar in case it helps:

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3861/img4164r.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8922/img4115ng.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4391/img4117n.jpg

Thanks for any and all help guys. As a preemptive gift for future help, here is a picture of my dog.



Cheers!
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#2
Those pups are gorgeous! Shame I'm skint and on the other side of the world or I'd offer to buy it as is.

The knobs should be simple enough, either pull off or have a small screw in the side
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#4
I never knew that ESP Eclipse ever came in a bolt on. Did you buy it in the US or over seas?

Definately unique color scheme, and the covers and knobs will definately help you move it quicker.
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Quote by Robbgnarly
I never knew that ESP Eclipse ever came in a bolt on. Did you buy it in the US or over seas?

Definately unique color scheme, and the covers and knobs will definately help you move it quicker.

I agree that changing the color scheme will allow me to sell it more quickly. I've seen other bolt-on Eclipses, but they're usually older models. If i had to guess, I'd say they were made right after ESP was sued for copyright infringement of Gibson's Les Paul but before they created the Eclipse II.

I bought it from a random dude on Ebay in the U.S. Not sure if that helps.

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The pots have a little allen screw on the side. Let me guess... its a 80s model?

Yeah, its a tiny hole for an allen wrench. I've tried my smallest one and it doesn't fit, so I'm going to have to find one that does.

I'm not sure what year the guitar was made. That's part of the reason why I made this post!

And to those of you who like the color scheme, I'll be honest: it grew on me. When I first bought it I was going to immediately install pickup covers, but once I saw it the colors weren't as ridiculous as I originally thought. However, I know that putting black on there will make it infinitely more marketable to the masses.
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2007 Gibson Flying V
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Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
#7
I'd throw gold on to match the floyd

I can save you some trouble with that allen wrench for the knobs, it's most likely a 5/64
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#8
nice 4chan reference with your foot in the last pic :P
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#11
I've never been to 4chan, although I'm well aware of it. Didn't know putting your foot in a picture was some sort of meme.

Nevertheless, anyone else able to help me out?
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#12
Covers basically always have to be soldered on unless they're plastic. The point of wax potting isn't to keep the cover on, although it seems to pull that double duty on some MightyMite pickups. Maybe your pups are waxed already. If you can see traces of wax somewhere in the nooks and crannies then it has been, which is never bad.
#13
I wouldn't do black. It would look really drab, a lot worse than the neon.
#14
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#16
Updated pictures:



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2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
#19
so i saw the first pictures and i was like " i would but that"

followup pics "i would definatley spend a paycheck on that!"
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#20
looked nice before, looks great now, would look better with gold.

how much are you selling it for?
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#21
I'm asking $900 but I'm listening to offers as well.
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2010 Carvin ST300C
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2007 Gibson Flying V
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Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
#22
Go to the bmusic forums and they'll help with the dating.
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