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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2007, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jem Brmr Piezo Project with pics!

So here it is completed, along with pictures of the process.

I got my hands on a double edge pro on the bay for sometime ago, but I wasn't very keen to do some routing in this guitar, at least not give it to some telecaster lovers for routing.
And it also got rid of the Gold edge pro, which has served this guitar for 6 months or so.

I spent a lot of time to figure out how to wire this without having more controllers and holes in the body, so I figured out that I really didn't need anything else than position 1,2,4,and 5 of a regular RG2020 H-H wiring.
And then the middle position was chosen to the piezo pickup.
And for this The VLX91 pickup selector was absolutely needed, as well as some mods to the control x preamp.
I removed the volume pot, and the toggle switch.
The tone knob is working on the piezo position as well, which it's not on the 2020X if I remeber correctly.

Btw Nice wallpaper, huh?


The guitar stripped, and of course it has the JPM neck which someone on this forum already know that I love.


Yes, Oiling the fretboard while the guitar is still stringless.


Getting ready for wiring on the backside of the pickguard, along with my well engineered wiring diagram, notice the tone pot, a short shaft was needed to get available space for the battery beneath.
The pickups are DiMarzio Air Norton, and Petrucci custom bridge, which is also direct mounted to the body.


Battery placement, piezo wires, and the green one is to bridge ground.
The only hole I had to drill was for the piezo wires.



Pickguard almost done.



Control X preamp does acutally fit in the jack cavity, lucky me, Imagine working in this cavity, it is not too much space.


Yeah Baby! Completed. And plays like a dream.
Cosmo black makes the look of if quite angryish.
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wow !!! great work !!
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And here in full size
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Awesome!
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Great, H-H setups and no-inlays (or off-centre) always looks very clean and, ahem, 'badass'.
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Yes, Excellent work my friend Can't wrong with that H-H Set up.
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thats nice mate.. well done... im also in the process of learning how to solder... i remembered soldering my pickups for my strats.. it was all good but when i plug the guitar to the amp .. theres no sound hehehe.. up till now any soldering dillemma ill send it to the pros... hehehe.. nice work mate...
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Great job and awesome idea. How does the piezo sound??
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Great!
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excellent DIY, but sorry to see that

a Jem,
a JPM
and something with a Piezo

had to be dismembered for this

or did you put the Jem neck on the JPM?
Am I correct, that with this wiring you can't use piezo and magnetic combined?
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Awesome project, love the piezo sound, looks like a sweet axe!
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I'm not sure what you did, but that's one nice looking guitar!

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We need a "wiring mod of the year" award. Awesome!
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And for this The VLX91 pickup selector was absolutely needed, as well as some mods to the control x preamp.
I removed the volume pot, and the toggle switch.
The tone knob is working on the piezo position as well, which it's not on the 2020X if I remeber correctly.

Tone dial does work on the piezo on a 2020 (does on mine anyway). Did you do any mods to the ctrlX? or did you just did you hard wire the toggle switch in the piezo on position?

Anychance you could post your wiring diagram.. would be much appreciated?

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Great job and awesome idea. How does the piezo sound??
The piezo simulates an acoustic guitar with a cable connection, just like if you used the acoustic plugged to a mixer. Though it won't be exactly the same, but it will do the job.

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excellent DIY, but sorry to see that

a Jem,
a JPM
and something with a Piezo

had to be dismembered for this

or did you put the Jem neck on the JPM?
Am I correct, that with this wiring you can't use piezo and magnetic combined?
Well nothing has been dismembered (by me though) since I got the neck and the bridge from the bay, and the body is a replacement body I got my hands on, which was brand new.

And YES it does have the locking studs mod.

You're right about that I can't use the magnetic and the piezo simultaneously, but for me that's ok, I never use that, I also have an RG2020X along with my two 2027's to do that IF I need it sometime.

So the wiring is at these postions:
1 Neck humbucker
2 Neck parallell
3 Piezo pickup
4 Neck and Bridge inner coils
5 Bridge humbucker.

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