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Offline Piplodocus

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Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« on: October 03, 2016, 11:44:39 AM »
I've been travelling in my time machine and got this from either 1962, or 2062. I can't remember which century it was, can you help?...

Apocalypticaster by Mr Kettlewonk, on Flickr
Apocalypticaster 2 by Mr Kettlewonk, on Flickr
Apocalypticaster 1 by Mr Kettlewonk, on Flickr

(...runs away before all the relic haters or folks who don't like anything that looks like it's from a dystopian post-apocalyptic future start moaning about "ruining" a "good" guitar.)

For the record the neck is immaculate apart from a really really really light sanding on the back with super-duper extra-fine sandpaper, purely to make it fractionally more matt and smooth for added playability, but far too light to make the carbon fibre.

And how does it sound? Absolutely awesome! I'm sure it sounds better than my other Parkers, even the ones with similar replacement pickups, so maybe beat looking guitars really do sound better (like the old jazz players who'd sand down the shiny finish on their saxes)?!? And don't worry, all my other Parkers are staying very much immaculate. :)
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Offline sybersitizen

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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 01:07:28 PM »
That instrument is somehow appealing in an odd way.

Not sure I get the '62 part, though. What is the serial number?
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 01:14:33 PM »
I was messing about with 1962; it looks vintage, yet simultaneously futuristic. Grandpa Joe's or Mad Max's! I said '62 because I think the single coil may be modelled on a '60s strat wind, but actually thinking harder about it, it's modelled on mid, not early 60s strat pickup. It's a bare knuckle mothers milk (along with a Supermassive P90, and an Alnico Nailbomb bridge HB).
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 01:41:20 PM »
(It's actually April 2000)
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 01:48:54 PM by Piplodocus »
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Offline Mr303

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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 04:41:53 PM »
Ah....less than perfect guitars have "character".
I have a few with character that play just fine.
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 05:07:03 PM »
My first blue mojo has a couple of dings from a drum kit diving incident. It's otherwise immaculate though, so I've pondered getting those fixed, but equally it has part of my own personal history with the guitar and a memory of an absolutely fantastic night, so I'm torn. All my other parkers are immaculate though. I actually wanted to buy a dinged Nitefly for this, but just couldn't find one.
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 08:10:21 PM »
Nice, i like it!

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 03:56:58 AM »
I also like it, it really has a very unique character, whole combination, "mojo" pickup configuration color, everything together makes a wonderful instrument.
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 05:15:38 PM »
So what you got going on there switching wise?

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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 05:43:55 PM »
Yep, it's not just a pretty facelift Big Swifty...

It's a 5 way super switch, and uses a punkised version of the Suhr HSS wiring. Normally single coil guitars have 250k pots so they don't sound too harsh and gives a little roll-off due to loading. On the other hand humbucker and P-90 guitars have 500k pots (less loading so less muddy for a HB). So Suhr invented a cunning wiring system where the loading goes to 500k when on humbucker alone and 250k on the single coils (or split HB with middle). So this is kinda the opposite where it's 500k on humbucker, humbucker and P-90, and P-90, then going to the neck single coil adds a parallel 500k resistor to drop it down to 250k.

The extra switch is a bridge humbucker coil split which also increases the load to ground by being 250k too when in position 1. Obviously this then gives me the bonus of bridge single coil in position 1 or bridge single coil with p90 on position 2. I can't remember what loading I had for neck SC and P90, or for bridge when split with the P90, but I think I may have left it at 500k.

P90s are normally reverse polarity standard from a lot of single coils, so the nice folks areBare Knuckle made it's neck pickup standard wound, reverse polarity, so when the Humbucker is split I should get hum cancelling in 2 and 4 (although I'm guessing it's not exactly an even balance). Usually SSS or HSS guitars have reverse wound reverse polarity middle pickup for hum cancelling in 2 & 4.

That's then connected to the usual Nitefly piezo board as standard ones go. Cuz I barely ever use piezo all my other flies have the piezo volume swapped to a push pull, then when the knobs in the battery is permanently disconnected, and mags hard wired to the output. Pull it out and it's back to regular fly. So far this hasn't had the battery in though and is just set to stereo for permanent mag output. I might play with that later though.
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 10:57:48 PM »
Well wowsers!

Hats off to you Pip, that's one helluva wiring job!


Love the sound of a P-90...

Bareknuckle are great, if somewhat expensive. I have an Aftermath in the bridge of my Dragonfly, killer. Unfortunately don't play that guitar much these days.

Anyways, great work, might have to try something similar someday..

B.S.

P.S. I can see a little space left over, i'm sure you could cram another couple of SC's in there if you really tried...
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Re: Confusing serial number: 1962 or 2062?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 04:51:07 PM »
If you live in the UK (or I guess Europe until the disaster that is Brexit finally completes), then Bareknuckles get cheaer relative to importing the US made pickups. So they're not much more expensive than some of the better US ranges, and probably on par with many "boutiques" from the US I care less about. :)
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