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The Pickup Place / Re: Help with Washburn N24 wiring
« Last post by ledvedder on November 25, 2018, 03:42:57 pm »
Guitarelectronics.com has a lot of diagrams. Be prepared to piece a few together to fit your needs.
I didn't find any diagrams that match what I have in the N24.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Help with Washburn N24 wiring
« Last post by DarthPhineas on November 25, 2018, 03:19:35 pm »
Guitarelectronics.com has a lot of diagrams. Be prepared to piece a few together to fit your needs.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Help with Washburn N24 wiring
« Last post by ledvedder on November 25, 2018, 11:31:56 am »
Bueller?

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The Pickup Place / Help with Washburn N24 wiring
« Last post by ledvedder on November 24, 2018, 09:59:10 pm »
I'm trying to replace the dull Washburn neck pickup in my N24 with a Duncan Jazz. But, I want to be sure what I have before I start disconnecting things. What I'm seeing doesn't match any of the wiring diagrams that I'm finding online. It's 2 Humbucker, 1 push/pull volume for coil split, 3 way toggle. The diagrams are only showing wires soldered to 4 of the 6 spots on the push/pull pot. But mine has wires soldered to all 6. The gray wire that I'm holding is the neck pickup wire. It appears to have a black grounded to the pot, a green and a red soldered to the far right lug of the push/pull, and a white soldered to the far left lug of the push/pull.

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Gear Closet / Re: In ear monitors.
« Last post by Fender Doll on November 24, 2018, 06:27:44 am »
Thank you for the response guys I really appreciate that. I'm going to dig a bit deeper because I don't want to end up forking out lots of money for the wrong set yet at the same time get a really cheap set that won't do what I need it to.
Another one of my concerns to stem from the fact I don't want to loose that "live" feeling you get from being in a Live band context. I'm admittedly a little worried in ears would disconnect me from what's really going on and produce more of a studio sound in my ears which I don't want. I really find it easier, when it is my turn to step forward and solo to hear everything that's going on so I can play the right thing for the situation.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Chopper. Cruiser. 24.75". Pots?
« Last post by Brooklyn_Bean on November 23, 2018, 10:12:00 am »
DarkBlueM:

Thanks for the insight.
Let me ask you about your tone, if you do not mind.
Using the Chopper with 500k pots, do you find the pickup loses  the percussive low end that pickups has? That is my fear in using two 500pots with Chopper.

Oh, and then there is the question on a Cruiser bridge model or neck model in the neck position. I suppose bridge model is best with two 500k pots.

What is a “resistor in parallel to ground”?

Thank you.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Washburn N24 pickup suggestions
« Last post by darkbluemurder on November 23, 2018, 05:29:34 am »
Forgot to add a pickup recommendation :)

I could not get any info on the stock N24 neck pickup. The earlier N4 Nuno signature model had a Seymour Duncan 59 there so the stock pickup may be close to that. What would be brighter in the DiMarzio line - Bluesbucker, definitely. Keep in mind that L-500XL is a loud pickup so you may want to consider something hotter like the Breed neck.

Cheers Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: Washburn N24 pickup suggestions
« Last post by darkbluemurder on November 23, 2018, 05:24:02 am »
The OBL pickups (OBL standing for Original Bill Lawrence) came out in 1986 and were quite popular in Germany. There were the L-500 humbuckers, the L-900 humbuckers and the L-250 single coils with dual blades. All came in R (rhythm), L (lead) and XL variants. I still have an L-500 XL but it's not in any guitar currently.

Be careful with the L-500 if you want to use it in the neck spot as it is deeper than most humbuckers - check the cavity depth.

Cheers Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: Chopper. Cruiser. 24.75". Pots?
« Last post by darkbluemurder on November 23, 2018, 05:18:59 am »
Okay, so a 24.75 scale doesn’t necessitate brighter pots. Correct?

Correct. Scale length is not the only tone factor. It is more a matter of whether the guitar as such is bright. Pots are rather cheap so if you find it is too bright with 500k pots and you cannot dial the excess brightness out on the amp, change to 250k or add a resistor in parallel to ground. The only downside is that you may have to take the pickguard off which is sometimes rather tedious.

I suppose I will try them with 500k vol and 500k tone, even though I have read that some have said the Chopper gets too trebly with that configuration. Hopefully the shorter scale will mellow that out.

I have 500k pots with my chopper T in my tele. Yes it's bright but I like it that way.

I keep hearing that the cruiser bridge can be muddy if not with 500k pots, yet Dimarzio advises 250k on its site, so I am confused. Throw in the whole issue of a shorter scale instrument and I realize I have to rely on the wisdom of more experienced tone-chasers.

No need to be confused. It is all subjective. Personally, for a neck pickup I want all the brightness I can reasonably get which means I would start with 500k pots, see if anything is missing and then take it from there. Most of this tweaking stuff is purely empirical and gained from experimenting.

Have fun,
Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: Washburn N24 pickup suggestions
« Last post by ledvedder on November 22, 2018, 10:48:25 pm »
Hi everyone, I'm considering replacing the pickups in my N24. The stock Washburn neck pickup is not very good. Very dull sounding. I might give the L500XL in the bridge a bit more time before deciding if I want to replace it. But I definitely want to replace the neck pickup. This guitar is made of agathis wood.

Any suggestions?

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I seem to remember that I put a Manlius T-Top replica in the neck of mine.

A possible fun option to pair with the L500 XL bridge is the Dean DMT Michael Batio HWS neck, which Batio says is modeled after his favorite Lawrence-era OBL neck pickup.
I've never heard of these.

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