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Re: AP II LC440

Post by Westbone on Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:14 am

How does the Dimarzio sound, thin?

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Re: AP II LC440

Post by corsair on Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:30 am

I think I may have a solution to this. The middle pickup wired straight to the output, and the neck and bridge wired traditionally, ie n/n&b/b.

Reports soon..

*later*

... and all is well!! I've done what I set to do and restore to some semblance of normality, and given that no-one actually knows empirically how these were set up originally, I'm well pleased with the results.

As stated above, the 3way is standard LP, ie n/n&b/b with the middle straight through it's volume pot to the output. This means that the middle is always on - and can never be on by itself - but it's output can be blended with the others or just turned right down. Simple, really, though it gave me conniptions trying to work out how it worked with the hardware it has.
Thanks to Damian, the coil taps work a treat but will never be mistaken for single coils; they have far too much heft to them!! H/B values are about 11.5kΩ for each; I have other guitars with the same value pickups that do not sound anywhere near as muscular... the wood, perhaps; the main body is mahogany.

Anyway, it's now inside on the rack with my Spectrum GTBass and 2 Vantages - the 12 and a VA 30 acoustic; a regular Matsumoku gathering! I've got most guitar sounds covered, eh!

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Re: AP II LC440

Post by corsair on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:46 pm

Ooooh... this is really nice! I've never given a hell of a lot of thought to the difference the wood makes to the sound, but this thing has a mahogany body with a sycamore top and is just epic!!

Oddly, too, I've found the shape quite comfy to play after 30+ years of guitars with upper horns...

If you see one of these APII LC transition models, I suggest that you buy it!!

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Re: AP II LC440

Post by Barry on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:15 pm

I love mahogany in a geetar. Thumb Up

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