Re: NGD (1420F w/pix and clip)!
Thanks for the comments!
@ lynchfan...yeah, it's only about an 1/8 top/veneer rather than a thicker top like my US Nez but at least it's not a lame 'photo finish.' It enhances the tone a little - I say that having recently sold my previous Prestige (an all basswood RG1550) which was sporting the exact same pups that are now in this new 1420F and played through the same rig - so the comparison is legit (I made clips and compared)...this guitar has a touch more clarity and punch, a little more liveliness I suppose, breathes more on the high end. I don't think I'll ever bother picking up a pure basswood axe again, nothing wrong with 'em, just that for my money and through my particular amps/cabs, the maple toppings/caps (of variable thicknesses) on three guitars for me now have ALL proven to be sonically better, eh.
@ sledgeman...there are many wiring diagrams floating around out there but of course I couldn't find jack to help me with swapping out these stock pups with DiMarzios (and I searched everywhere). I ended up having to figure it out through lots of trial and error, was pretty frustrating actually to think I had it, then fire it up through the amp and discover something (a switch position) was still off. It was basically a proccess of elimination but I did enventually get it all dead right.
This is off memory as I'm at work at the moment (but I did take notes - HAD to ;-) so I kinda remember what I ended up with:
Dimarzio wires on left, switch/stock wires on right...
Red to Red
Black and White to White
Green and Bare to Bare
Red to Green
Black to Red
Green to Black
White to White
Bare to Bare
Last edited by Kabala; 01-06-2011 at 11:15 AM.