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Offline swirlgenie

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« on: November 14, 2005, 08:12:33 AM »
Hi,

New to the forum, so 1st post.

Just got a P44 with a gorgeous flame top and want to fit a Roland GK2a pickup. There's not enough space between the bridge and the pickup surround to fit it in. Any suggestions that do not include drilling the body would be well received.

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Offline sfw

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005, 08:31:01 AM »
Hey swirlgenie,

There have been a couple folks who have mounted Roland pickups on fly's, haven't seen one on the P44. Check out the search on Roland in the Fly forum for a number of discussions. Also, there are a couple of discussions about using the Graphtech GHOST and Hexpander www.graphtech.com version for the midi pickup. From several other discusions, looks like you can take the signal from the current piezo's and hook in their midi processor. The graphtech support was very responsive, give them an email.

Good Luck,

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Offline Ocker

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005, 01:02:25 PM »
I would say that other than that you may have to modify the pickup mounting ring if you want to install a gk.

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2005 Mojo Flame BCH
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2003 MWC handcrafted Dragonfly W GK internal
1988 Vantage Vp850 W GK2
A myriad of accoustics
VG*8ex
GR*30
Rawda industries custom pedal board
A plethora of effects
1974 VT Twin 60
1972 VT Phasor Twin

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Offline swirlgenie

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2005, 04:08:13 AM »
Sorted!

Bought a replacement pickup surround and cut it just above the bridge end mounting holes. It gives just enough room to slide the GK in. Replace the screws to make it look tidy.

Great sound from the GK on the P44
 

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Offline sfw

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2005, 12:25:09 PM »
Excellent. Thanks for the update so other's will benefit from your work too. Enjoy the 44!


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Franken-Fender
Yamaha FG-410
Wiggles Murray
Barbie Electric w/matching mic
American Idol electric
- Scott

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Wiggles Murray, Barbie Electric w/matching mic, American Idol electric, Pink Hello Kitty