#1
Anyone has done mods to their hollowbody guitars?

I want to change the pickups, but it's the first hollowbody I have and I don't know much about them.. I heard the TV Jones pickups are nice..

My guitar has a bigsby style vibrato, and it goes out of tune regularly, do the locking tuners apply for this type of guitar?

Also I would like to change the pickguard, does anyone know If an Epiphone Sheraton pickguard would fit the Artcore AF75TDG? A friend has one that he doesn't use and I could ask him to sell it to me

Thanks!
GEAR:
- Ibanez Artcore AF75TDGIV
- Schecter Omen 6 with EMG 81/85
- Fender Twin Reverb Reissue
- Line 6 DL4
- TC Hall Of Fame
- Blackstar HT Dual
- Diamond Compressor
- Polytune
Last edited by Shad11 at Nov 3, 2013,
#3
Change the nut first. The nut is usually the culprit for going out of tuning using the trem.
#4
Quote by Preacher403
Change the nut first. The nut is usually the culprit for going out of tuning using the trem.

+1 on the nut but before you change it you may try to flare it very slightly with a needle file to make sure it's not binding and lube it with a bit of lip balm.

Upon comparing pictures of both the AF75 and Sheraton pickguards, they look fairly dissimilar to me. Perhaps you could prevail upon your friend for a trial fit? If fitment turns out to be an issue, you should be able to find the proper one on the Bay in the $40/$50 range.

TV Jones puts out a very highly regarded product at a premium price. I like them a lot and believe them to sound every bit as good as Filtertrons. A similar sounding pickup that gets a little respect on this and other forums is the GFS Retrotron at something less than half of the TV Jones cost. You may want to give that a thought.
#5
I will try changing the nut, thanks for the answers!
GEAR:
- Ibanez Artcore AF75TDGIV
- Schecter Omen 6 with EMG 81/85
- Fender Twin Reverb Reissue
- Line 6 DL4
- TC Hall Of Fame
- Blackstar HT Dual
- Diamond Compressor
- Polytune