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  • Moddified my SX Hawx strat.......AGAIN!

    Today i put a double chrome humbucker prewired pickguard in my SX HAWX strat. pics below. try as i may i could not wire that thing up correctly. right now the switch is wired in reverse. oh well.
    GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
    2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

    AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

    PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

    INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

    SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

  • #2
    You said it was prewired. What's to wire except the output jack?

    Turn the switch around.
    "I've got a briefcase of thin air. I can play some tricks on you, pretend that I don't care." The Contrast

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    • #3
      i thought that would ground the hot and send hot to ground so i left it alone. sounds awesome. bell like tones. Now im looking for a les paul type guitar, maybe an Agile al3000 or al2000. id also like an sg styled guitar so my eyes are open. did you check the pics?
      GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
      2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

      AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

      PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

      INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

      SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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      • #4
        That looks very nice!
        I hope to pick up an SX one day and completely redo it...

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        • #5
          Nice job

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          • #6
            thanx for the replies. these are great as is! but make for great modding platforms. i had to chisel out a space for that neck humbucker. it was a crude job, just a hammer and a flat head screwdriver. but its under the pickguard anyway. i modded that SX Hawx 3 times. 1st time i went to 3 single coils in a prewired guitar fetish strat. then i completely rewired the pickguard i took out and replaced it back. now i took that one and dropped it in a yamaha pacifica[a real hack of a job for that one, let me tell you], and replaced it with dual humbuckers. i think she's good now. so is the yamaha pacifica. looking forward to an al2000 or 3000. i had a wine colored tiger striped al 2000 before. i regret selling it but we needed the money at the time. anyone looking to sell a lespaul copy?
            GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
            2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

            AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

            PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

            INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

            SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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            • #7
              Didn't know you rewired. If the 3 way is wired backwards, just unscrew it and rotate it 180.

              I am liking the humbucker Strat for a change. I have a project strat that I am debating about installing a pair of GFS Vintage Staggers (Fender WR look alike) or Filtertrons in.
              "I've got a briefcase of thin air. I can play some tricks on you, pretend that I don't care." The Contrast

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              • #8
                Looks good!
                I'd cut the string ends though, makes it look kind of sloppy.
                Besides being a guitar player,
                I'm a big fan of the guitar.
                I love that damn instrument.
                -Steve Vai

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                • #9
                  id go with the staggers. Gfs does do good pickups. i have not heard anything bad about their pickups. now customer service i never had to deal with but ive heard alot of unhappy campers with their customer service.
                  GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
                  2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

                  AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

                  PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

                  INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

                  SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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                  • #10
                    Looks good!
                    I'd cut the string ends though, makes it look kind of sloppy.

                    i did after taking the pics. id forgotten beforehand. i usually stick to detail. this time it got right by me.
                    GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
                    2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

                    AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

                    PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

                    INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

                    SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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                    • #11
                      Is the br p/up "backwards" intentionally?
                      "Scalloped & Stickered"
                      A Colled One & A Rold One!
                      Proud DOA Member
                      PpP
                      Epi,Hamer,Squier,70's Hdstk Thingies,both MB/M's

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                      • #12
                        Is the br p/up iwired"backwards" intentionally?

                        dont really know. i just wired it up to the main ground from the tremolo which was tied to the ground side of the jack and the other wire to the tip side of the jack. after cutting a little wood away so the neck humbucker would fit and trimming the pickguard here and there. why? are the poles reversed?
                        GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
                        2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

                        AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

                        PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

                        INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

                        SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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                        • #13
                          are the poles reversed?


                          Yeah,the screws are usually towards the bridge.

                          Hey,whatever works...
                          "Scalloped & Stickered"
                          A Colled One & A Rold One!
                          Proud DOA Member
                          PpP
                          Epi,Hamer,Squier,70's Hdstk Thingies,both MB/M's

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                          • #14
                            made a quick song called
                            A little highway to hell a little demo of this and that

                            here: http://soundcloud.com/abdul-wahiyd/a-little-highway-to-hell-a
                            GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
                            2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

                            AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

                            PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

                            INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

                            SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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                            • #15
                              now i can say i did it again, myself! time for a les paul and an Sg. and hopefully the G.A.S. will settle down.
                              GUITARS: 2015 BC Rich Gunslinger Retro, 2007 Dean Vendetta XMT,
                              2005 line 6 variax 700, 2002 Jackson JX10, 1986 Yamaha SE-620, 1940 Kay archtop

                              AMPS: Epiphone Galaxie 10, Peavey Backstage 20 reverb, Crate GX-20M reverb-chorus

                              PEDALS: LINE 6 Podxt live, Dod fx50-b overdrive plus

                              INTERFACES: M-audio Fast Track

                              SOFTWARE: Reaper, Reason, Cool Edit Pro, Audacity

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