Is The Neck Of My Essex In The Wrong Place?

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  1. cottonmike

    cottonmike Well-Known Member

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    I wondered why the pole pieces of the P-90's were so far off center? In fact, that was the main reason I choose to go with true Firebird PU's with bar magnets.

    Cmon, Kurt. How can this be? I thought we were using computers and stuff?


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    cottonmike Well-Known Member

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    I want a new one.....
     
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    bridge on my SX Deimos was located off center slightly. Could have fixed it with new saddles cut in the right spot.

    Hard to tell anything unless you can see the whole body at a perfectly aligned so as to not distort perspective.

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    cottonmike Well-Known Member

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    I think that the routes are cut too far to the right of the neck's edge/center line.

    Can you see it? Not the bridge, but the routes(?).

    I think if I axt TJ to call in a few favors over there at the Rondo, Kurt might send me a new Callisto Jr, or maybe just an AD-201?
     
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    kungphugrip Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This actually demonstrates the marketing genius of Kurt.

    You see, that "Custom Handmade" written on the headstock of SX guitars means that any perceived imperfections aren't really that at all. They're actually just charming idiosyncracies that add character and let the consumer know that lots of hands on work was involved in the creation of the instrument. ;)
     
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    I don't really see a problem.
     
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    Was there an actual problem with sound fall off due to misalignment? If no then what's the problem other than wanting cash from someone on a used guitar? Come to think of it the screws on my Epi SG aren't perfectly lined up Henry J owes me something.
     
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    Alignment is definitely out of whack.

    Only in jest that I mention retribution. Not looking for cash from anywhere.

    (Playfully) curious as to how typical this might be(?).
     
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    kill it
    kill it with FIRE !!


     
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    Do you have a picture with the pickups installed? How are the strings centered on the frets?
     
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    Strings look centered in relationship to the board.

    I don't worry (too much) whether my strings sit over the pole pieces. The magnet field is not a fine verticle razor line under a string.

    Move your p90 over in the route.
     
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    Mr. Leyvatone Well-Known Member

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    Throw some P85s in there. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Are we talking about an Essex or an SX guitar...cause there is a difference.
    A lot of you kids are too young to remember the Essex line. But they were sold by Rondo....before the SX[​IMG]
     
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    Mine is an SX Callisto JR. I thought that Essex and SX where of the same source.
     
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    Same source. But they were called Essex in the ole days.
    Then they were changed to SX.

    It's hard to find any Essex guitars in the wild.
     
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    That's what I see. The most important thing by far is that the strings look aligned to the neck. Especially a fixed neck. Did it look bad or sound off? I'm guessing it wouldn't matter much. I did have a tele with a bridge pickup where the pole pieces were too close and the outer strings were outside the field and sounded weak.
     
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    Not a real clear picture, of course, but you can see what I am talking about. In person, looking dead on, it's a little worse than this. From the last string, you could draw a straight line and touch nothing but wood and plastic only.

    Strings seem lined up on the neck perfectly. Is it shifted far enough off to weaken the filed? Can't really say without being able to here the difference of a perfectly aligned pole piece.



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    I've seen a LOT worse
     
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    Seen worse myself maybe on one of mine. If all the strings are pretty much the same volume with the same attack you're ok. Of course that's my opinion others may decide otherwise.
     

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