R9 wiring question

irocdave12

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This maybe a dumb question for those in the know but this my first reissue. My two questions are....Did my 2014 r9 come from the factory with real deal 50's wiring or do I need to change some things to make it genuine 50's? And are the bumblebees inside still the crappy modern caps inside a bumble bee shell or is it a real PIO cap? I have Luxe bees new ready to go but not sure if I should swap them out or not? Thanks gentlemen
 

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I'm not the authority on this stuff, someone will confirm or deny, but to my knowledge:
- The caps are the repros, drop in your Luxe Bees if you have 'em. Also PIOs from 'Art of Tone' are my personal favorites, and are very inexpensive.
- I'm not sure on the wiring, however it's a very easy check. Look here, and look on your guitar to see how the capacitor is wired. Adjust as you like
http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=52827&d=1396886943

Good luck, also post some pics of your R9. That'll cover my fees ; )

Adam
 

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Its all good man...

They are 50's wiring, and you only really need to worry about the pots if you don't like your taper. Its a taste thing...

I personally like audio taper pots (non linear) and every now and then Gibson gets it right...

So give it a listen...if you don't use your volume knob for clarity or control or leave it a 10 all the time then you need to change nothing...
 

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A 2014 would have come stock with '50s wiring, but I believe the Bees are not PIO. If that's something you want, you might go ahead and install the ones you have.
 

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Correct... the Bees are garbage if your after smoothness...

They are covered Mylar caps made by a completely different company than Sprague

The outside is just a cosmetic "Disguise"
 

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This maybe a dumb question for those in the know but this my first reissue. My two questions are....Did my 2014 r9 come from the factory with real deal 50's wiring or do I need to change some things to make it genuine 50's? And are the bumblebees inside still the crappy modern caps inside a bumble bee shell or is it a real PIO cap? I have Luxe bees new ready to go but not sure if I should swap them out or not? Thanks gentlemen

Leave your guitar as it is and plug it in your amp :slash:
Pots and caps stufs are just blah blah blah for guys who owns 60 guitars and aren't able to make an E on it.:cool:
 

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