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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2018, 03:03:13 PM »
After rehearsing the 20/20 hybrid of my own, I realized that the EMG pickup located at the center is almost useless. When i play together with the two Gibson pickups it disappears. Since my ears have never been particularly keen, I asked and got  confirmation that was not only my guess. In the next few days I will disconnect the EMG HB and trace a new pickguard.
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2018, 01:39:15 AM »
Have you checked if it is a phase related problem? Maybe the pickup is fine, just not wired right.

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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2018, 01:46:31 AM »
Yes, I did. And I discovered that the two Gibson pickups (that are actually are both neck ones so should be identical) are out of phase. If I play as they are they play very weak. I installed a EMG phase inverter and got a thunderous sound
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2018, 02:17:09 PM »
Strange things are taking shape after few hours in the basement


Very rough now. I just scored an EMG HB on ebay that is the perfect candidate for a Ferrari Red.
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2018, 06:07:41 PM »
Finding another neck seems less likely than winning the lotto........... But you never know! I still have a hard time believing that the one I picked up was unearthed........... And with the same serial number with the exception of the last digit! (which I stamped). It just goes to show you that if you watch long enough, anything is likely to show up.
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2018, 11:35:06 PM »
Actually I am looking for a 24 frets and reshaping the headstock. Any idea about how to make the writing on the horn? I used a decal but was not fully satisfied
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2018, 07:40:10 AM »
Weren't the transfers that Gibson used for the headstocks that didn't have MOP inlays very thin?
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2018, 03:15:33 PM »
Aren't all waterslide decal transfers very thin?

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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2018, 11:18:29 PM »
The problem with thin decals is that they are almost transparent if printed in yellow and almost indistinguishable
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Re: Blueprints/measurements of 20/20
« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2018, 03:02:55 PM »
It shouldn't be yellow, but gold.

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