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Bacchus BLS-59 with Greco Dry Z pickups installed

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Bacchus BLS-59 with Greco Dry Z pickups installed Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't much care for the VH59 pickups in my BLS-120. I Swapped in some JSMoore pickups with DMC covers, Faber steel studs and the clarity and responsiveness improved greatly but, something just didn't seam right to me. So, I pulled the zinc bushings and replaced with steel bushings and it really came alive, the low E had more snap to it and it had that brang or zing when you strum a chord.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJVintage: that looks like a tone monster!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before internet forums, I didn't know you could guess a guitar sound good from a picture.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20 century boy wrote:
Before internet forums, I didn't know you could guess a guitar sound good from a picture.


Note bloom was a bit slower at 110 baud... Even slower sitting around the old teletype. If anyone else remembers a PDP 11/07, or an IBM 360/20.
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Remembers them? I still have to support code running on PDP11s. (And I'm not even 30! )
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NWOBHM wrote:
I didn't much care for the VH59 pickups in my BLS-120. I Swapped in some JSMoore pickups with DMC covers, Faber steel studs and the clarity and responsiveness improved greatly but, something just didn't seam right to me. So, I pulled the zinc bushings and replaced with steel bushings and it really came alive, the low E had more snap to it and it had that brang or zing when you strum a chord.


More data that suggests the stock Japanese modern pickups aren't quite there?

Man those DMC covers are, well, GLORIOUS!!!! Yes I'm getting excited about PAF covers! They're very hard to get aren't they?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJvintage wrote:

With the Dry Z pups in now she's not really missing anything.
I would have to agree with you on the tone monster comment


Good to know that the Dry Zs worked well in the BLS (as if they wouldn't!).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20 century boy wrote:
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I have big eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JVsearch wrote:


Man those DMC covers are, well, GLORIOUS!!!! Yes I'm getting excited about PAF covers! They're very hard to get aren't they?
I got a few pairs of the early ones years ago for cheap. There kinda expensive now. http://davesguitar.com/dead-mint-club-parts
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NWOBHM wrote:
JVsearch wrote:


Man those DMC covers are, well, GLORIOUS!!!! Yes I'm getting excited about PAF covers! They're very hard to get aren't they?
I got a few pairs of the early ones years ago for cheap. There kinda expensive now. http://davesguitar.com/dead-mint-club-parts


http://www.dmc-parts.com/

http://www.vintagecloneparts.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you think about these covers?

My own, self-aged (former)chrome-covers:

My own, self-aged nickel-covers:


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