my old Revelation gets either the original Revelation ATX Pickups or the GFS Lipstick Pickups, and keeps the Tone Monster mod.
I don't remember whether your old Rev was the SC-HB combo like the new one, or whether you're talking of using the SC GFS lipstick or the double coil HB version.
But as to the HB version, I have that pickup on my white Strat (See my Avatar). The more I play it, the better I like that pickup. It has a sound all its own, and gives you a range of nice tones highly responsive to picking dynamics.
Playing just with my fingertips, too, it gives off a nice bluesy growl. For a single pickup guitar with a Bridge pup only, it has a nice bunch of sounds.
I have it wired butt-simply, just V & T with a series/parallel p/p on the vol pot. In the series setting, it's semi-clean with just a hint of growl. In the parallel, it's nice and clean with "quack" available by twisting the tone control.
At first I tried splitting one coil as well, but these are fairly low output coils and it didn't really float my canoe.
But all in all, I like that pickup a lot.
EDIT: I should also mention that it's very bright! I usually keep the tone control at about a 6, dialing up much from there takes one into serious surf-pop territory. Which is also fun in its own way. But metalheads won't likely be enamored thereof.
Add coil-taps and phase inversion and I think I got myself a "perfect" guitar.
Edit: As I have a mental allergy to brand names and logos, I would have to have the steinberger logo in the bridge filed down and the logos on the guitar body and pickups painted over. I would prefer it without inlays in the fingerboard and black frets as well.
And I'd string it with 0.14 to 0.70 strings, and tune it B-B
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2010 10:20:47 GMT -5 by allmektig
Post by sydsbluesky on Feb 6, 2010 20:15:32 GMT -5
I have a new entry.
Fender Jaguar HH hard tail, with a burst finish instead of the black.
Neck PU would be... something. Gibson 57? SD '59? Something classy with some crunch.
The bridge spot would be sized to fit a p-90. Either a lollar or a SD SP-3.
The Switching would be altered a bit, obviously.
The back panel would still be master volume and master tone, while the top panel would be a simple pickup selector mini toggle switch. No need for more than one pup at a time, here. The bottom panel would have a selector to toggle between series and parallel within the neck pup, and a second selector that would toggle the phase within the pickup.
I would make sure the nut was up to my standards, and possibly replace with bone.
I would replace the tuners with grovers. Chrome.
Stainless steel frets would be nice. The neck is already a C, right? If not, then it should be. Medium to shallow. I think Fender C necks are pretty nice if I remember correctly.
Slap one of my Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album stickers onto the back and call it a day.
my " dream " guitar would be a combination of several long time favorites , and a few new touches .... 1. Wizard neck profile of my 92 RG770DX 2. neck through body like my 1986 Charvel Model 6 3. mahogany body with carved maple top like my 77 Ibanez Artist 4 SG body shape 5. 5 piece maple / mahogany neck 6. mahogany side wings 7 . 24 jumbo SS frets on an ebony board with tiger eye inlays 8. 2 Gibson Dirty Fingers pickups with individual toggles .. on - off - parallel ... , 1 tone , 1 volume , 1 mid boost 9. original Ibanez Gibralter bridge / tailpiece with brass sustain block 10. Sperzel locking tuners 11. old style Ibanez brass/bone nut 12. Schaller strap locks 13. 3x3 custom shape headstock 14. AAAA flamed maple top on body and headstock 15 . transparent grey top / transparent black back , oil finished neck 16. silver plated hardware
The vol and tone knobs are not directly near the bridge pup so your pinky does not hit them while going into "ludicrious speed" That's why all my guitars have the tone knob removed and the volume knob at that place.
I am a "wide picker" and yes it probably is sloppy technique ;D
Also the mid position coil split hum canceling thing is sweeeeeeeet.
But feel free to throw up in disgust ;D
- When in danger or in doubt, always whip yer m7b5 out - M. Milligan -
Here is what a newb would like, who has never owned something worth more than $300...
Don't so much care for locking tuners, as that requires new strings every time I would mod my guitar (which is frequently), unless I am just hard on them, that would make sense. Or better yet, if they don't exist, I will invent a pickup system which has the Floyd Rose fine tuners at the heastock with a quick release button so you don't ever have to worry about damaging strings...If this does exist, someone please tell me what they are.
It has to be a 3x3 set up with a fat angled head, I like the look to be balanced between the headstock and body, with a simple, but articulate inlay. I like to have a quilted maple top match with the body also.
I have no experience with any nut other than a plastic one, but they say that graphite adds a touch of midrange, so I lean to that until further notice. I also hear that that lubes well, I have had many guitars pop while bending.
A nice, fat, round maple unfinished/unoiled neck w/large frets, ebony board, and skunk stripe, neck through with purple heart sides. Need the fat neck due to my current finger disability (I can't bend my fingertips currently due to a freak accident with a riding mower) I like the inlays that JET guitars have, but I don't like a ton of stuff going on on the fretboard. Still has to have the normal frets marked for this newb.
I like the body style of the Minarik Lotus, as pointy as an LP can be without being tacky. Nice fat tone mohagany or lacewood, archtop, one piece over the neck-through with a curly maple top, comfort routings, solid. I have a color scheme that would take a whole other thread to fill you all in on, so I will just say I love the 3-D curly maple finish with black popping the grain, yellow over, either flat or dazzling clearcoat(s).
Don't know much about pickups yet, but I want a nice clear neck, and a bridge slightly up to deepen the tone a bit. They would have to help fatten the Mahog fatness tone. (Yes, I like a tone so fat I get a coronary just picking it up) Coil split, with bridge phase switch-I never tried bridge out of phase with neck, but ATM will like that ability till further notice. Tone and Volume for each PU. Rotary switch for dialing in different caps and a passive OD chip.
TOM bridge, but attached deep into the body with the brass ferrule insert/stainless steel machine screw, which needs to be threaded the whole way into the ferrules for maximum body contact.
String through, I am still not very experienced with vibrato bridges yet. All glue will be the stuff the Flaxwood peeps use.
Oh yeah, can't forget the switch by the input jack that makes the guitar turn into a robot that does the dishes and mows the lawn, and then goes to work for me so I can sleep in in the morning and spend the day with my family so I can play for large amounts of time in the evenings.
Ok, so I took a whole page. Gotta do it right for the guitar that will end all guitar drooling. Who's next?
Post by naturalborn on Sept 5, 2010 18:27:22 GMT -5
I thought about this quite hard, I'm not particularly fussy what I play long as theres a pickup upgrade.
The one I built is pretty much one my dream guitar ideas. If there was a floyd rose guitar that worked liked a fixed bridge I'd be sold on that which is why I like the tremologic idea or a tremol-no (though better prospect of B-bending with tremologic).
Probably a basswood body with 24-27 frets in 24.75 scale.
Post by destructocaster on Apr 4, 2011 19:33:21 GMT -5
mine would be a strat with a flat black color with all black hardwere with: -a dean dimetime humbucker in the bridge position -a warm single coil in the neck -3 way switch -1 vol -killswitch (not a button but regular switch) -super-vee tremolo that floats -ebony fretboard strat neck with a thin neck profile and jumbo frets -low string action
wait a minute... i almost have this lol
all i can tell you is you can make your dream a possiblity
Post by sbgodofmetal on Apr 7, 2011 8:49:10 GMT -5
mine would be a custom 7string LP w/a 3 SingleCoil strat config(direct mount no pickguard), 5way blade and that body top angled jack plate p/p M.Vol/Solo switch, p/p M.Tone/B&N OOP, p/p Passive O.D./Neck add, and a DP6T Varitone switch!!!(pots&DP6T arranged LP style 2 on top 2 on bottom)(all electronics rear cavity mounted) hard tail bridge, stienberger gearless tuners, walnut body & thrubody neck, rosewood fretboard, spalted maple top, clear satin finish w/a blue edgeburst. and a genuine BrownSuede strap