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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by NeiloMac, Sep 2, 2017.
That headstock looks awful. Otherwise, I'd pick one up.
yeah its the weak point. It looks ok on the 8 string version but is a little of out place on the 6
I measured the pickups and it looks like EMGs will fit in the pickup routing but the control cavity itself has very little room for a battery so I'm not sure if an upgrade to active pickups is possible without additional routing.
Also, I got a set of SG381 incoming will let you guys know if they fit I popped out one of the tuners and measured it and it should be a direct replacement.
I agree it looks.. just.. weird Then again for €250 I can't really complain hehe.
what about the Fishman recharge battery pack?
That looks even bigger but I can take a pic of the cavity when I get back home.
sweet thanks man!
If you were to see how I crammed a battery in my Yamaha 6er hahaha
Im sure its do-able....JUST.....
I just popped the back off mine to see how a 9V would fit. Might be doable, but I imagine it might be a bit of a tight squeeze and involve some careful wiring management and whatnot. A battery by itself can definitely sit between the two pots (although the way the wiring is as stock means you can't put the back plate back on if you do that - you'd need to run the wires around the sides), but as far as whatever else you'd need to fit to make active pups work, I have no idea.
this bums me out
I was wanting to get the EMG RPC tone knob and the 57/66 set and its looking likely it might not all fit in the back......
Why the hell they did not offer their standard "crap" Active pickups in these, so at least we know replacements would fit fine.
Unless Im very very neat with wiring. It might be doable but just very very tight....
ok so Im going to presume that the cavity on this is the same size as it is on the 8 string version that I already own.
Here is a battery fit test.............. incredibly tight.
Might JUST be do-able.
Well there's the issue of the battery BARELY fitting inside but that's workable. But the routing hole for the pickup wire is too small for a quick connector so that needs to be enlarged or you'd have to cut one end and solder the wire to the pot.
hmmm interesting. So if we carefully drilled that out, we could JUST make this work...?
I think I still might pick one up and do everything I can to make it work. If not, at least Ive still only spent £220 on the guitar.
I have a spare quick connect cable laying around so i can see If I can get the hole enlarged enough to use one without needing to have bought pickups/new wires first.
will potentially save me alot of money. Im only interested in having Actives in it though so could be abit of a nightmare...
trying to decide how to mod mine.
These are the options.
What are the opinions on these? -
So basically keep it black and buy either the 57/66 set in Brushed chrome or brushed gold. Or a set of EMGs in white.
or switch all the hardware to gold and again change the pickups to the mentioned options /\
I like the black hardware with gold pups the best.
I looked if we could replace the bridge saddles with hipshot or abm single saddles but the saddle on the harley benton is much longer than either of those. You'll expose the old drill holes if you swap the bridge.
i wonder what the heck they used then. Where can you buy these saddles that are the sizes they have used.
the actual saddle part looks like a standard saddle.
Could always keep the part that screws to the body stock black, and just change the saddle to either gold or chrome?
Ok so the Gotoh SG381 MG-T are a direct replacement for the stock tuners.. man these feel solid and much better than the plastic knob originals. I used the original screws since the Gotoh screws were a little larger (but still workable)
For the bridge, it looks like these might fit:
Also well done finding the single saddle bridges.
Typically they dont offer gold ones. Im interested in their gold and chrome lockers with pearloid buttons too!!!.