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  1. Thanks for all the feedback guys. I ended up going with DiMarzios on this build. Liquifire neck, PAF middle and Super Distortion bridge. Why? Cost and hype of the Bare Knuckles seems to be focused towards a certain group of guitarists - and couldn't find any great information that tells me they are worth the cost. While I've been using DiMarzio for decades.
  2. Thanks for reviving this post mistermikey I've got a new build on the bench with surface mount pups called for. I am not near a Home Despot - but luckily I found some on amazon and some 1/4" machine screws for the pickup attachments. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KWL01Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Machine-Screws-Phillips-Stainless-Quantity/dp/B01CPSZ7PW/ref=sr_1_3?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1517770509&sr=1-3&keywords=4-40+machine+screw+x+1%2F4
  3. Hey everyone I'm building a basswood 3 pickup destroyer, and am now looking for pickups. It will be using an Ibanez J-Craft Prestige (58mm heel) AANJ neck and a german 1984 Floyd Rose Video from the Painter upon completion I have always been a DiMarzio fan, and am familiar with their Super Distortions, Evolutions, X2N's, and Gravity Storms for decades. I figure in DiMarzio speak - a Super Distortion for the bridge, an Evolution for the Middle - and a Gravity Storm for the neck position. I'v been talking to Bare Knuckle Pickups and they're recommending: An Aftermath bridge Nailbomb Neck in the middle Cold Sweat Neck (where you need the cold sweats, eh?) They're custom. They're boutique. They're spendy. This guitar will be for sale (like my others) for a progressive metal player. I'm concerned they're $200 more than the DiMarzio set - but I really want this to be the ultimate rock- n=roller. Can I get some feedback from people that have used these? Thanks!
  4. Sorry about my ambiguity. Trying to put words to this. Nothing much from 0-7 - then too fast from 7-10. All the pots including the tone. I used 500k CTS Pro pots from stewmac, https://goo.gl/5p19oC I don't know if they are logarithmic or linear. The pots used in Jems are Ibanez, 500k. I've never heard these terms used with pots - and did some searches without any luck. I have used Bournes 500k pots in my Jem builds and they were ok, but don't know if they are lin or log. https://goo.gl/P4WDLy
  5. Would you be so kind to help me find these at McMaster-Carr? I have an account there - so would like to try this great idea on my builds. Thanks!
  6. I just finished a custom build of an Ibanez Destroyer - dual humbuckers with 500 cts pro pots, 1 tone control with a 220 orange drop cap. Pushback and shielded old school wiring. I had great fun doing a french polish on it! Sounds great, and is very quiet - but I just don't like the taper on these pots. My main players are my ibanez jems, and their taper is very smooth and even. Is there anything I can do to make them work better across their full range? Thanks!
  7. I have great results from a yoga mat, and I don't even need to cut it up. When I get done, i go into a Downward Dog, and renew my vitalenergy!
  8. bluedot

    July 2016

    Wow! Amazing workmanship! And the line and shaping is exceptional -
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