Peter Green & Other Magnet Mods in Humbuckers with Covers, Pic Heavy

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  1. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Your welcome bro!

    Yeah it's a sticky :thumb:
     
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    Barker Senior Member

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    Thanks Jonesy!.... :thumb:.

    I did this mod today on the SD Pearly Gates in the bridge of my LP Standard and I'm very pleased with the results. It was very easy and didn't take long at all. I didn't use the middle position very often anyway, and this has given me a very usable sound, that is actually very pleasing to my ear :D.
     
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    Very cool Barker glad that PG mod worked out good for you. ;)
     
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    Jonesy,

    Do you have, or could you do a photo tutorial on converting from 2 wires to 4 on a Humbucker? I have a print article, but, I'd like to "see" the steps as well just to be sure I get it right.

    Thanks,
    Randy
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    You know that is a really good topic and I actually thought about doing a pictorial on that mod. I have a 500T and a 496R that would be good candidates for the 2 to 4 wire conversion. :thumb:

    I am pretty swamped here at my shop right now so it may be a while before I have time to do that. I will either add it to this thread or start a new one and post the link here. ;)
     
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    fretboarder Senior Member

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    i love the sounds your getting in the first video with your sg!! what amp mate?
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Thanks! :thumb:


    I am plugged straight into my Peavey Windsor Studio amp, EL34/12ax7's built in power soak at 50% out of a 12" Blue Marvel Speaker. ;)
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    The Man Himself :D

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB6zg05CxYg]YouTube - Peter Green - Jumping at Shadows[/ame]
     
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    Thanks a lot for posting this, mate. I just did the mod earlier today and it sounds wonderful. I've already got the scraggly beard, so all I need to do is grow my hair a bit longer and I'll nearly be the man himself
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Your welcome, I think it's a pu mod that's worth trying out and it does give you some pretty cool Tones. Sounds like you have the "Greenie" vibe going on :D
     
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    Never did the magnet flip before. Did one today and cannot believe how easy it was. Thanks Jonesy!

    Steve
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Hey your welcome Steve, yeah not really to bad of a mod to do...now you've got some "Oop" Tone ;)
     
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    Sånglöf Senior Member

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    I've had som issues with a srange feedback using distortion after I made this MOD. Is it because of what you're mentioning here? Or is it just the way it will be if using heavy distortion on the neck pickup after mod being done?
     
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    Hard to say, it could because there is a gap between the pu and the cover now since you pulled it off and put in back on. Micro-phonic feedback will be a high pitched squeal.

    It is also possible you got the magnet flipped the wrong way way within the pu itself? Does the neck pu sound full like it did before? Or does it seems to have lower output now when used by itself? Even with the PG mod your pu should sound the same when used alone, just when it is combined with the other pu will it be out of phase and thinner sounding.
     
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    I do still have a fat sounding neck pickup. And the Green sound only comes alive when using the middle position.

    I used this manual, not yours:
    [Pictures!] Flipping a humbucker out of phase a.k.a. Peter Green Mod

    PG sound is great, though I've heard some people turn the magnet lengt wise. I've heard it doesn't matter.

    Like I said PG soun is there, just don't like the squeling feedback tone I get using distortion.
     
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    Ok, sounds like an issue with the pu cover then. You can wax it on or use a piece of tape or a bead of silicone between the bobbins and cover. If you do that and get the cover back on tight you shouldn't have any squeal, unless it has to do with the way the pu is wound to begin with.
     
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    Everything was nice. And then.... a few secs ago, the neck PU stopped working correctly. It Now has the PG sound by it self, and VERY low volume...

    So, whats this about? Guess I need to leave it to a real guitardoctor....
     
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    Hmm..The series link between the two coils may have come partially un-hooked, or you may have nicked a coil wire? You could take the pu back out an visually inspect to see if you can find the problem? Also make sure nothing inside your control cavity is bent or touching and causing this problem with your neck pu.
     
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    It's very interesting... I've installed the neck pickup with a bridge pickup of two different sets. Originally both sets were wound for an OOP tone but funnily enough the polarities of both sets ( from the same maker ) are different so I have to do the magnet swap trick to get the OOP tone back....
     

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