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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is This A Good Custom

im making a custom guitar thats going to be $1400 here are the details:

body,

- carved body top walnut quilt maple
- Jackson neck jumbo frets, 24 frets

Neck,

- Jackson neck jumbo frets, 24 frets
- ebony maple
color- dragon sunburst

pickups- emg, dimbucker, hotrodder

Schaller floyed rose with whammy bar (i dont really now what its called but it carries the strings.

and thats it you can look this stuff up on www.warmoth.com
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 06:17 PM
 
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Re: Is This A Good Custom

Well you can't have an active EMG with passive pickups. Those pickups do not go well together. Also, i think there could be a better wood choice than walnut. Maybe do some more research and don't rush into anything. Have you already ordered the stuff?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 07:54 PM
 
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Well you can't have an active EMG with passive pickups. Those pickups do not go well together. Also, i think there could be a better wood choice than walnut. Maybe do some more research and don't rush into anything. Have you already ordered the stuff?
Actually walnut is a very good tone wood, used by gibson and ibanez many times with much success. Second you can wire passive pickups with emgs, but i wouldnt suggest it. In every case that i have seen this wiring arrangement the emg 81 has been used as the bridge pickup and the neck pickup was a passive paf style. Always with a 3 way toggle switch too, since its rather easy to separate the two pickups in this manner. My suggestion would be a dimebucker with a paf style pickup in the neckposition, such as a duncan 59er such as a dime used or a duncan paf. I also hate jackson necks but thats just a personal preference
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I hate it when people say you can't wire active's with passive's! You can, you just have to know how to do it, it says it is possible right on the EMG website and I think they know how to wire pick-up's. Just making that clear. Most people think the problem is that the volume and tone pots are too different(25k vs. 250k), but they explain the best solution right on their website. Now for the custom guitar, if you've never played a carved-top guitar before try one first. There is a major difference IMO on how your arm rests on the guitar and I personally prefer the flat top with forearm and tummy cuts.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is This A Good Custom

well i think jacksons have very good necks and also do you think i should get two dimbuckers instead of an emg?
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I hate it when people say you can't wire active's with passive's! You can, you just have to know how to do it, it says it is possible right on the EMG website and I think they know how to wire pick-up's. Just making that clear. Most people think the problem is that the volume and tone pots are too different(25k vs. 250k), but they explain the best solution right on their website. Now for the custom guitar, if you've never played a carved-top guitar before try one first. There is a major difference IMO on how your arm rests on the guitar and I personally prefer the flat top with forearm and tummy cuts.
My appologies, very informative post by the way. I would reccomend looking at the bill lawrence L-500 pickups before the dimebucker as the dimebucker is basically the same pickup for twice the money.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 06:09 AM
 
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well i think jacksons have very good necks and also do you think i should get two dimbuckers instead of an emg?
I think they make Dimebuckers only for bridge position but I guess you can try it also as neck pickup.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 06:52 AM
 
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Re: Is This A Good Custom

Sounds good (except for the pu's)

The Schaller bridge is the only one you should consider. Ebony and maple is the right combination, you ought to think about abalone fret board markers. Nothing says class to me more than abalone, ebony and a figured top

Are you going thru-neck or bolt on? I presume that you are building it from warmoth, and not the Jackson custom shop.

Looks good to me.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah i am building from warmoth. If you could find a guitar for like $1000 or lower thats better than this guitar please tell me now cuz im becoming a slave if i say i want this. (8 weeks)
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 08:22 PM
 
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Dimebucker and the bridge and a duncan 59er in the neck or a dimarzio paf or air norton. the dimebucker just doesnt sound right in teh neck position its far too trebly. You basically want treble in the bridge and rythm in the neck for the most tonal versatility.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is This A Good Custom

but does it still get the same metal sound because this guitar is going to be total metal but also clean to.
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