Worst New Pickup Day Ever

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by haffner1, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. haffner1

    haffner1 SS.org Regular

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    Got this last week from Nick at The Axe Palace. As you can see, well.... apparently the post office ran it over with a truck. Not kidding. There was a tire mark on the other side that I didn't get a picture of!

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    Things didn't turn out too well. I was hopeful and tried wiring it up, but I got nothing but noise. After I took it out again I found that the ground wire had been cracked or broken a few inches from the coil and it ended up tearing through the cloth insulation when I pulled it out. Upon closer inspection the coil didn't look too good either.

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    Nick has been very helpful, took it as a return, and is working on the replacement. I can't fault him, these things just happen sometimes. Bad news is I will have to wait for them to build a new one, probably at least another 3 weeks I assume. The only good thing is that I got the rest of my wiring project done for my Charvel Model 6 and it works and sounds great, excepting that I still have a J200 in the middle position now. I really had to measure things out this time to fit all those wires in the control cavity, and it still looks a bit like a rat's nest, but oh well. Final wiring diagram is below.

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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Wow that is a super big let down. At least Nick is working with you to remedy the issue which is the fault of those horrible people who 'professionally' ship and deliver packages.
     
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    They even broke the images.
     
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    blacai SS.org Regular

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    Sad :(, but at least BKP has one of the best CS I know. Once my shipment was lost on the way and they just build a new set with priority and in less than two weeks after I notified it, I got the new pickups.
     
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    Nope. That;s insane though. :lol:
     
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    That's awful. Are you filing a claim with USPS or is Nick handling that for you?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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