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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 10th Player - what to do with the pups

Hi guys...
I have a dilema ( yep, another one )

Ive just got myself a Jem 10th #242 :biggrin:
Its a player, with a few touched up small dinks, but the price :biggrin: was very good (there are still deals to be found ) and it has no fretwear etc.
What annoys me most is the faded chrome on the pups ... and I really dont know what to do...

I consider several options...

1. Pay "mucho dinero" for a new set of chromed ones. Have them to put in the event of sale. This seems pointless, as it would still look bad now, I dont intend to sell, not sure if they do them anymore, and if I was to put them in, they would also wear.

2. peel them completely, and have them white/cream. Not sure how to get the stuff off and not too sure how it would look as it comes sort of creamish. although under the cream it seems whiter... has anyone done this?

3. Put black ones in. ( considering putting non-Evo pups as i already have evo equipped 7vwh )

4. Fix the chrome. Now this seems aparently the best option...but can it be done? I read something from Gabe about it...but not too sure...

All your opinions are much apreciated

Thanks guys


Julio

ps Ill post some pics asap
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Personally I think Kevan's black replacements are the way to go

It also means that you have a wider choice of pickups, (Lawrence, Duncan, whatever as well as DiMarzio) if you do want to change from the Evos
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Gabe who visits this site has some type of method through which the chrome can be replaced by some type of thin mylar type kind of tape/paper?

Maybe someone else knows what I am talking about?
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mmmm......

Jono, what's that? Kevans black replacements?
I'm probably missing the point...Do you mean just stick in some black ones?
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Yep, Kevan wanted to keep his chrome pickups in perfect condition so replaced them with standard black ones

I refered to it as "his" method as its well known around here and he may even have photos of how it looks
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for me, black PUs in a 10 looks too plain. you could paint them silver (testers silver/chrome) or try to silver foil them. I would also go to a local arts/crafts store and ask the staff for ideas too. Since they're peeling, it is worth experimenting with at this point... glen
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Good discussion on this topic here:

http://jemsiteforum.com/board/topic....rum=6&topic=71

I have step-by-step instructions posted.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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That has been of great help guys

gabe, Ive got the stuff(in silver) and Ill give it a go this weekend.


Ill post the results.

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I have used 'silver leaf' on a previous experiment on a scratch plate and after varnishing it with spray on satin fine varnish it looked quite good.

THe silver leaf stuff looks like very thin pieces of silver sheets that are applied to a surface with a fine paint brush. Your local craft supply shop will know what you want.

A 7v might not look too bad with gold leafed evos instead of the white ones...
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for sharing your method Gabe .

these are the results:

http://jemsiteforum.com/sharefiles/i...ge=puclose.jpg

I did the single and the neck. Im particulary proud of the single. It was done *in 2 parts the sides with one strip and the top after.

The problem I had with the humbucker was that I couldnt tuck tape under, as it is too thick and just bent back.

Nevertheless it does the job

Thanks again

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Hey Julio!

Great job, that's come up really well. *How long did it take you?

Mikey

BTW Have you got a 'before' picture?
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http://jemsiteforum.com/sharefiles/i...ge=Jem10-1.jpg

This is a before pic.

I doesnt take that long (no more than 2 hours) But before u start u need:

1. Natural light ( Im getting old)
2. Patience
3. The apropriate tools. A very fine sharp cutter( we Spaniards call it cutter :doh: ) Dont even attempt to try it with a dodgy one.
4. A good work surface.
5 More patience.

And Bobs you're uncle!


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:frog:

Hey Julio !!! Great job here, but...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm afraid your single coil is reversed.... What brings me to think this is that on your PU the higher "poles" are for low E and G strings, whereas on my 90HAM (which I was playing while reading your post), they are on D and high E. It makes more sense to me, since they are the strings that need to be more "amplified", due to their thinner sections.

I'd not write this as the truth, just wait to have any comments on what I post here to unassemble everything on your 10th. But I think I'm right...

Anyway : para mi, el mejor pais en Europa para encontrar amigos (y amigas...), siempre sera Espaa !!! (y eso no es solamente para mostrar que "hablo" espaol. Tengo demasiados "recuerdos" de este pais para olvidarlo....) "Spanish Jewel"....
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Eso ha sido muy amable gracias

As for the singlecoil.... I went by the shape the base has that fits into the routed hole thing.

Compared to my other Jem, the D string pole is more sunk in, but the others seem the same.

Worried now


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:frog:

Waiting for the experts...

Anyway, if that were Pu's that made guitar players... Just enjoy yours as it is, and.... Play loud !!!
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