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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2009, 09:31:48 AM »
shame the bodies so big on that atlantis, the gap between the trem and the bottom just looks massive

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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2009, 10:33:22 AM »
Never seen that oen before!!

are there any more SEC models we don't know about??
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2009, 10:41:00 AM »
theres an acoustic with an SEC.

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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2009, 11:57:05 AM »
DC-60 Lexington
Which means so far i know of

N3
N4
N5
N6
N8
N24
N61

EC-36
EC-29
EC-26

WG-780

NX6
NX3

DC-60 Lexington

are there any others?
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2009, 12:10:38 PM »
yea, theres a couple of L series.

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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 12:13:05 PM »
L series??

coustic or lectric??

and i hate the 90 second rule for flood control!!
 

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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2009, 12:27:25 PM »
LS103 or something.


electric.

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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2009, 12:50:22 PM »
Yup, looks that way on gookle!!

looks to be three single coils and a fulcrum trem



stolen from a random link to photobucket found through google, so don't be suprised if it breaks at some point!!

 

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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2009, 06:13:54 PM »
I couldn't resist in the end, picked it up tonight.



There's a bit of butchery been done to it where the pickup has been moved forward and there are mutiple holes for pickup surround screws, but other than that it's sound.

I've probably paid over the odds but with things like this that simply don't come up very often, how do you value them. Of course now a pristine one will turn up cheap. [:D]

I've already noticed a few differences from my other EC29. I won't really get to do much with this for a while as I'm busy at the moment and have a queue of projects that this goes to the back of.



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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2009, 02:23:26 AM »
Sweet!!

IMO it'd be best to strip the finish, make the hole the correct size and in the correct position, then refinish it!!!
 

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2009, 03:30:51 AM »
Nice buy.
I've been scratching my head over the gap by the pickup, and I'm sure I've seen oversized pickup rings on US ebay somewhere that might do the job, just can't remember where. If my memory returns (Doubtful) I'll post it.

May be easier to make one yourself from wood !!
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2009, 03:57:01 AM »
Thanks folks, until I can do something meaningful about the oversize pickup route I'll just tidy the minging wiring up and use it.

I'm tempted to temporarily make a custom scratchplate which would cover it all up, but then I'd be drilling more holes in the body that shouldn't really be there long term.

Anyway first I've got Tele, Mockingbird and KC90 projects to finish off.



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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2009, 06:27:49 AM »
If it were me Id go with the scratchplate idea, probably a black single ply.  You'll prob find that the controls, switch screws and pickup ring mounting screws will hold it place pretty good. You could just use really heavy duty double sided tape to hold down the scratchplate on the lower horn and round the edges for a temporary solution, but Id screw it down properly and make a good job of it.

Other than that, I think the best long term plan would be to make the pickup route really tidy and then make a plug to glue in its place. Then do a proper routing job. You could then either refinish the whole body or perhaps a black stripe down the centre block of the guitar to hide the plug.  

This thread shows a similar solution to the same problem  
http://simnettguitars.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1654.msg11226#msg11226
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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2009, 06:19:42 PM »
Well, having attacked the KC90 tonight I had a look at my new EC29. I've removed the pickups and all the associated grotty wiring. Now you can get a good look at the butchery...



...I'm not quite sure what the two holes I've circled are for, perhaps a previous owner tried to make an oversize pickup surround that was like a small scratchplate. The bits of wood added to screw the pickup surround to are very grotty and almost look like old pencils.

Also one of the holes for the pots is very oversize. Originally this would have been the control for the active circuit, although I think on my other EC29 this was actually smaller than a normal pot.

I think I like the idea of plugging both pickup routes and having it routed for a single P90 then fitting an EMG P81 or P85 for a very minimalistic look with no pickup surround.

Although this would be well beyond my meagre woodworking skills and I'd have to pay a professional.




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« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2009, 03:57:21 AM »
some people have no idea do they!!!

the word butchery is entirely appropriate!!!

such a shame because it's going to need a refinish as well!!!