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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:40 am
by kosmonautmayhem
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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:46 am
by StevenO
Yeah, I'm hoping I dig the pickup. The original sounds good, but it's a bit too midrange/nasally, metallicy, and hot. Into a cranked Marshall, it probably rocks, but I play clean 95% of the time, so I need something that compliments that. I'll keep the original in any case. :)

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:10 pm
by dezb1
Would go for a nice tele knob - for swells n stuff

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:39 pm
by BlixaFan
wicked! i love it. i'd throw an MXR knob on there myself. :D

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:19 am
by StevenO
The Surf 90 arrived yesterday and I installed it this morning and low and behold... It sounds nearly identical to the pickup that it replaced. I guess some guitars just have a sound to them... The only difference with the pickups is that it is not microphonic like the original, but it seems to have a grounding issue that I can't quite trace. It's not exactly a difficult guitar to wire up, so it's weird that it'd have a grounding issue, but alas... When I touch the metal pickup cover, it buzzes... Almost like a reverse grounding issue? Somewhere, somehow, the pickup has become electronically hot. I'll try switching the pickup leads and see what happens.

Sounds good, anyhow, if not a bit quacky for my liking. But it'll do for now. The guitar plays amazing, in any case.

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 am
by kosmonautmayhem
Sounds like a grounding issue. The noise and quacky-ness are the biggest clues. Check the cover grounding or lack thereof.

Interesting it sounds near identical. I bet getting the noise / grounded sorted will change things. Could also be an issue somewhere else in the harness... :whistle:

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:28 am
by kosmonautmayhem
You could also just stick an active EMG in there! (This comment, I feel, is 100% not ironic given the guitar.)

You may just need to go hotter until peels paint and literal faces melt.

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:32 am
by StevenO
It's weird, though! It's a single coil pickup, isn't it? I don't even know what it would be out of phase with. :D

There's 5 wires and somehow I messed it up. :whistle:

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:20 am
by kosmonautmayhem
Thats how it goes sometimes!

Could be just reversed? I'd still trace your ground path. DO GFS have wiring diagrams?

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:19 am
by øøøøøøø
Switch the leads!

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:48 am
by StevenO
Going to! I wired it up at 5:30 am. It's totally a possibility I miffed it up (or that these Chinese made pickups are wonky with the lead colours...)

But hey, it's my birthday so I'm right regardless!

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:54 am
by Maggieo
StevenO wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:48 am
Going to! I wired it up at 5:30 am. It's totally a possibility I miffed it up (or that these Chinese made pickups are wonky with the lead colours...)

But hey, it's my birthday so I'm right regardless!
Happy birthday!!!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :-*

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:56 am
by kosmonautmayhem
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:00 am
by StevenO
Thanks, kitty cats! :)

Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:50 pm
by i love sharin foo
kosmonautmayhem wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:56 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

:-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
+1!!