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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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UK - Which Nut for an SZ520?

I just grabbed one of these on eBay, and plan to upgrade the pickups, possibly the pots and wiring and the nut to give me the best possible sound I can get from the guitar.

Does anybody know the type of nut I should be looking at, i.e. dimensions? And anyone decent in the UK to buy from?
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Re: UK - Which Nut for an SZ520?

Be sure to get some tone-pros locking studs too (increases the sustain). They work with the oem bridge inserts so you don't have to swap those. The stock nut is actually pretty good for being an oem piece. I've never had any tuning issues with my SZ720 since I bought it new in 2007. The Duncan designed pickups aren't too shabby either. They're supposed to be modeled after the 59(neck) and Distortion(bridge). A push/pull pot is a nice addition to split the coils. The 12 pole pickup selector will tweak your melon though.
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Re: UK - Which Nut for an SZ520?

12 pole pickup selector? Tell me more?

What are the locking studs for? Do you mean as a replacement for the screws that adjust the saddle positions?
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Re: UK - Which Nut for an SZ520?

Silver is mentioning the 12-pin pickup selector thats already in the guitar........ a MAJOR PITA to work with!!!!!



The tone-pro's locking studs are a very nice addition, but not a necessity.
http://www.tonepros.com/installation-instructions/
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Re: UK - Which Nut for an SZ520?

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Silver is mentioning the 12-pin pickup selector thats already in the guitar........ a MAJOR PITA to work with!!!!!

The tone-pro's locking studs are a very nice addition, but not a necessity.
http://www.tonepros.com/installation-instructions/
Thank you for explaining that sir.

To the OP: if you plan on doing the push/pull pot, you can use this diagram. I can vouch that it works since I've used it in the past. Just change the wire colors as necessary depending on whatever brand you decide.
http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/defaul...mod2DimPPt.pdf
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