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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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changing the pole-pieces in EVO's pickups

I have a 555WH (dont laugh, i love it !!) and i have replaced all the hardware with gold stuff, and fitted an OFR, believe me, its a nice guitar

the only thing now that stands out is the black polepieces on the pickups, i can get gold ones, but not with the allen wrench head on them, but with the normal, single flat headed screwdriver single cut in them.

my questions are.

1. If i replaced the pole-pieces would it mess up the sound ??
2. Would it look nice ??
3. Do Olympic swimmers sweat ...

many thanx
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 01:36 PM
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I got direct replacements for mine from Dimarzio.

Yes, Olympic swimmers sweat.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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thanx for the reply Ed.

unfortunately, i live in the UK and dont have the access to parts that are over the pond.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 10:35 PM
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It might change the sound. Years ago, I snipped the protruding ends off of polepiece screws on a pup because Neal Schon once said that increases the treble (I think Steve Blucher confirmed that). So, if the screws are of different length and/or composition, it might change the sound.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2003, 08:39 AM
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Athlon dude,Speak to Jeff at Machinehead,I'm sure he'll sort it if not lemme know and i'll get some sorted for ya ;-)


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 01:59 PM
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Awaiting reply's dude,let ya know as soon as i do :-)

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