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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi doe's anyone came across on this website:http://www.makeweirdmusic.com/gear/evo

Mr. Vai send his main guitar EVO, his FLO and his guitar with dark matter pick-up to them for the installation of madhatterguitar TERMINATOR-EVO solderless wiring system. They claim to add more to your guitar tone. Any experience or opinion on this?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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Re: TERMINATOR-EVO System

Old thread with zero responses, maybe it just flew under the radar. Sure interested in hearing what experience anyone else has with this system.
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Re: TERMINATOR-EVO System

Sounds great for ease of swapping/replacing pickups, etc... but as a 30+ year electronics tech I have yet to discover an electrical connector that passes signal without some loss. You just can't beat a good solder joint. That being said, a poor quality solder joint isn't very good either.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 11:25 AM
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Re: TERMINATOR-EVO System

"Adds more tone" is the most meaningless bit of marketing bs. Eagle nailed it, it's cool for ease of swapping but no one is going to hear a guitar with that system and one without it and hear a difference
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Re: TERMINATOR-EVO System

If anyone does try one of these kits it would be nice to hear their thoughts before I take the plunge and import one.

I'd probably first go with one in my Premium Jem as I'd image that at the very least the components (switches & pots) are an improvement over Indo OEM.

The push/pull pot for the extra tones over standard wiring is a nice addition too.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2019, 12:53 AM
 
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Re: TERMINATOR-EVO System

i didn't know this system was out there. For the past couple of years i had been toying around with the idea of making a modular system. The emg quick connect stuff is garbage and i felt it could be done better and allow for different pickup brands to be used. I even built a couple of prototypes with different connector styles and I/O block styles. I could never get the costs down enough to a point i felt it was worth doing the way i wanted it done. $85 isn't too bad but their kit is a little more complicated then what i was trying to do.

I'd be interested to know what an owner thinks about the system. I have installed the fender TBX pot on a few of my guitars. It is a sweet tone modification and uses a stacked 1 meg/ 250k pot . 1-5 is 250k . it has a center de-tent that takes the pot out of the signal flow, and then 5-10 is a 1 meg. I could see something like a 500k / 1 meg pot working well to "boost" the volume. It would probably make the evos sound extra shrill though.
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