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  1. No, not the Ibanez one. I think that was three single coils near each other. The one I mean was made by Mighty Mite -- I found some references to it and a pic, but the pic was on some photo hosting site, so I can't post it. But is like a big humbucker -- three coils on one dull gold-colored baseplate with four feet instead of two.
  2. Not the new ones, back in the 70's I believe, there was a triple coil pickup called a motherbucker. I can't find any pics, but I have found various references to these, so I'm not imagining things.
  3. Is this how triple coil pickups - motherbuckers - are wired?
  4. How's the string guide working? One thing that stopped me from trying out a headless bridge/nut was the narrow string spacing of any nut I could find. Also, does this bridge/nut use regular or double ball strings? Thanks
  5. Paul Gilbert's electrical engineer father ran his amp through a toaster to turn some extra watts into heat. And in typical Paul humor fashion, he made toast at early gigs. For a low tech solution, put the amp in a closet with lots of clothes. Play with placement of the amp and how much the door is open. Eventually, you can get a good sound and a low sound level in the room.
  6. True, big companies overlook each others infringements since they turn around and do the same thing. However, this means little guys like J.Frog get screwed here, since he doesn't have endorsement deals. Back to the OP, how does labeling a Squier a Fender harm Fender? If he doesn't sell it or play out, no one will even see it. If he plays some gigs, becomes a local hero, etc. -- his fans will see "Fender" on the headstock and want a guitar like his -- so they will go buy real Fenders.
  7. The guitar George Lynch has that is skull and bones was made by a luthier that goes by J.Frog. When Lynch became an ESP client, "J.Frog" on the headstock became "ESP", but ESP did no other work on the guitar. I don't like the ghost builder ideas or a lot of the "celebrity model" guitars, because what you can actually buy is nowhere near as well made as what is actually in the artist's hands. I just wish companies applied one standard, but they won't because they just care about the bottom line. Both "lawsuit" LP's and Slash's LP are legal violations, Gibson cared about "lawsuit" models because bought them and therefore fewer Gibsons. Gibson didn't care about Slash's fake because fans thought it was a Gibson, and GnR's sucess sold a ton of real LP's.
  8. Back when I first saw Jake with that guitar (way before the internet), I, along with other young guitarists, assumed it was a Charvel. Charvel accomplished what they intended -- I thought Jake's playing was cool and his guitar was cool, therefore I wanted to buy a Charvel, not a modified 74 Strat. The point is, everyone is down on individuals using logos that did not come on parts, but no one seems to have any problem with the companies doing the same thing.
  9. Modify guitar, add logo -- that is trying to fool Jake's fans. If that isn't a good example, how about George Lynch's Mr. Scary by J.Frog relabeled as an ESP, or the original EVH "Kramers" supposedly being built by Performance Guitars?
  10. I've seen countless threads about adding logo decals on this and other guitar websites. I've just got to ask the folks here, what about the other way around -- big company puts their logo on a guitar that is not their product, for a celebrity to sell their brand. For example, Jake E. Lee's white "Charvel" was a Fender with a Charvell logo in order to go with his real Charvels from his endorsement.
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