#1
The last time i changed strings on my hellraiser i switched my emg 81/85 combo around because i've heard some metal players use the 85 in the bridge so i figured i'd do it for a change. It sounds pretty good for detuned stuff but in standard tuning its hard to play metallica and scooped stuff, just too dark. So i was wondering, i dont want to buy new strings but wanna switch the pickups back around. can i just loosen the strings and switch the pickups or will this mess up the strings/intonation, etc.
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#2
Why don't you just do it? If it doesn't work, you'll just end up buying a new pack of strings anyways. nothing lost.
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#3
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The last time i changed strings on my hellraiser i switched my emg 81/85 combo around because i've heard some metal players use the 85 in the bridge so i figured i'd do it for a change. It sounds pretty good for detuned stuff but in standard tuning its hard to play metallica and scooped stuff, just too dark. So i was wondering, i dont want to buy new strings but wanna switch the pickups back around. can i just loosen the strings and switch the pickups or will this mess up the strings/intonation, etc.

is it bolt on or set neck? if it is bolt on you can loosen the strings, unscrew the neck and quickly change the pick-ups. if it's set neck, i dunno
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The last time i changed strings on my hellraiser i switched my emg 81/85 combo around because i've heard some metal players use the 85 in the bridge so i figured i'd do it for a change. It sounds pretty good for detuned stuff but in standard tuning its hard to play metallica and scooped stuff, just too dark. So i was wondering, i dont want to buy new strings but wanna switch the pickups back around. can i just loosen the strings and switch the pickups or will this mess up the strings/intonation, etc.


I tried yesterday for the first time. Pretty easy : loose all your strings then swap your pickups. You just have to mess around with strings a little bit to remove the pickup but its not a big deal. And it takes less time then removing the strings, swap the pickups and after put new strings
#5
Why in the world would you take the neck off?
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#6
Loosen the strings and just go for it.
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#7
Just replace strings anyway. Should do it every few months imo as it is. Had to string and re-spring a pick up on my friends esp (floydd rose trem) GIANT PAIN IN THE ARSE
#8
yes its a set neck, but wouldnt unscrewing it totally mess up the sustain and stuff once its put back togather?
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yes its a set neck, but wouldnt unscrewing it totally mess up the sustain and stuff once its put back togather?


set neck = no unscrewing. although i dont know why you would need to for a pickup swap anyway.
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