Mod: EMG Covers for Passive Pickups

Discussion in 'The Sevenstring.org Workbench' started by loktide, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. DespoticOrder

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    Messed em up a little, but you can't really tell from the photo. Had to cut them down and sand them quite a bit.
    Covers over a Seymour Duncan Distortion/Jazz set in my LTD ZH-7.

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  2. Xykhron

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    Anyone found these covers at eBay?. Mojotone shipping costs to Europe are so expensive if purchase only the covers...
     
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    I'm prettttttty sure that any 5 string bass cover should work for a passive 7 string pup. I'm not as certain about 6 strings and 8's though.
     
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    I'm looking for one to cover 8 string PU. I've checked eBay, but no luck
     
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    even their shipping within the US is a bit stupid.

    I've tried looking for any suitable alternatives but it seems there are none this side of the atlantic.
     
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    It looks like the 6 string bass covers are longer than 8 string active pups, so those wouldnt work unless you wanna make your cavity like a quarter inch longer on both sides.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Use 5-string covers.
     
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    Pretty sure those would be too small? If they barelyyy fit 7 string pups, I cant see them fitting 8 string ones.
     
  9. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    You use 4-string covers (EMG 35DC) for 7-strings, and 5-string covers (EMG 40DC) for 8-strings .
     
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    I'll reiterate what has been said, in the hopes that the guys from Mojotone ever check their web referrals: their shipping prices are retarded. 35$ to ship 2 covers to Canada is ridiculous. Seems like blackouts will be my only option as a replacement to the terrible 808s.
     
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    Hi good luck man and thanks for sharing this post with us.
     
  12. Deadnightshade

    Deadnightshade U gonna eat that?

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    The do give an option to ship via USPS which should be cheaper,but I think you'll need to contact them for a quote.
     
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    The 35$ option was USPS. UPS/FedEx are usually cheaper (about 10$ in that case) but you get pwned with brokerage fees. I'm not sure
    if it would be the case with 4$ worth of items but it's NOT worth the risk.

    I contacted them and here's their response:

    "Thank you for the email!

    My shipping manager has come up with $27.54 via USPS Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate as the cheapest shipping method for your order.

    Please let me know if you need anything else.
    Sincerely,
    "

    Out of sheer curiosity I calculated it myself cos I've been doing business with the US since... forever, and it's been a LOOONG time since I've been quoted numbers like that. SO. Shipping a small flat rate box from NC (28425) to Montreal is 19.99$. They may have a business discount too - maybe equivalent to taxes (but hypothetical) so I see a 7.55$ handling/other fee - too much on top of a bloated price already. Seems like they never heard of envelopes.

    Synonym of very high shipping prices is "I don't want your business." An amp head kit is like 200$ to ship from Mojotone to Canada... (O RLY?) Maybe they're not staffed to handle the few hundreds 4$ orders they'd get - making it not profitable for them. But I shipped an AxeFx recently (in a road case), insured with bulletproof/oversized packaging and it was about 35$.:rolleyes:

    Anyway, already ordered the 8-strings Blackouts set from PA and it was 14$ to ship, no hard feelings.
     

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