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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom Plate VSBL

I just finished customising my VSBL, so now i have a VSBL with PAF pros, and a Jem single (i always wanted an alder body jem with PAFs!!) and this funky, but subtle Custom guard. I wanted to post a pic, but, i dont know how...
and i have no webspace of my own to place it and link it to.
Im sure there is a space on jemsite for photo uploads...but i dunno where!

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2002, 01:03 PM
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email me a pic and I'll put it on the web for you

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pic sent

thanx dude, check ur mail

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here you go:



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That's really cool! Definitely better than the standard pickguard.
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here is a close up of the pickguard



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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 09:40 AM
 
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Hey Rob, looks nice dude !

How do the PAFs sound in there as compared to the Evos ?
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Yeah holy moly, I really dig that, it makes the guitar look twice as good. I have never played with PAF pro's and had the perception that they were 'a cheaper model'. Was I wrong?
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If i were putting new pickups in a VSBL, i would have put blue ones in. But that's just me.

PAF Pros aren't "cheaper"... they're just a bit more traditional-sounding. I quite like the more vintage-sounding humbuckers. Their lower output makes them a bit more mellow and much more versatile.
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Sounds good too!!

Glad everyone approves!

The blue colour pickups didnt really go with the sparkle blue finish. its quite a 'greeny' blue in a wierd way, and the pickups were very 'indigo' and it didnt look right, so i went with white PAFs, they look ok once you take away the white guard! I didnt want a pearloid guard cause thats already stock on the 7VWH, so i went for this cool swirled white / pale sparkle blue colour and i love it!
The PAFs are less 'harsh' than the EVOs, the alder body complements them quite well, i can get some cool strat tones, especially that YJM kinda sound. It sounds awsome clean, and gives me a little more variety, see with the EVOs, i was finding that the output was a little too much, and if i used EQ to tone it down a bit, i started to lose alot of the guitars overtones etc etc. with the PAFs, i can get the more subtle tones, and if i need too, i can always boost them with a MT2 or OD1 and get that extra punch the EVOs had.

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Thats pretty sweet Rob,I really like it :-)

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Re: Sounds good too!!

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see with the EVOs, i was finding that the output was a little too muchRob
you can never have a little too much!

love that look man! where did you get the gaurd? much better!
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 09:50 AM
 
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vsbl custom

how do i look at the picture of this guitar? i can,t see a link any where?
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The images should show in this thread...no link ;-)
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