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    So I have finally finished my project, if you remember the thread I posted a few weeks ago. (link: http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/s...up-replacement ) but the project was both fun and frustrating and in the end it took me about 5 hours to do everything I will list below.

    First I had to make sure the pickguard fit, I only expected a few screws to fit since the guitar I had was a generic brand that wasn't 100% like the original reference fender stratocaster, in the end 3 screws were able to fit... not enough so I had to drill more holes in to get it to stay on.

    Next, time to start installing pots, switch, etc. So i went to install my pots (thought this would be the easiest part) nope, the pickguard I bought was made for small pots and the seymour duncan ones were really big so I had to use a file and widen the holes and while doing this I made a big newb mistake and accidentally sniffed some of the paint finish that was coming off of the pickguard which would give me a small headache and make me a little bit woozy for the rest of the process. (stupid me) Click image for larger version. 

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    Next was installing the switch which went well until I attempted to install the pickguard with the fat seymour duncan pots, and oversized crl 3 way switch. so then I had to enlarge the cavity in my guitar to fit in the pots and the switch, it went well but just consumed more time.

    Next was the soldering/wiring which went way smoother than the last two things but it was my second time changing pickups and my first time doing it with passive pickups and wiring totally new electronics so that took me around 3 and a 1/2 hours (geez!) Click image for larger version. 

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    finally the moment of truth I took my guitar upstairs, plugged it into my fender mustang 1 v2 20 watt amp, and grabbed my screw driver, I then proceeded to flick my switch to the bridge position.......................................... .........................................thud..... .....................ThUd......................... ...THUD........................................... ...........THUD! It was probably greatest feeling of relief I have had in MY LIFE! I soon switched to the neck position and carried out on doing the same thing.....................thud...............thud. ................Thud................... and then I strung my guitar up and then hung it up on my wall for the night, I was exhausted and the next day I began to set up the guitar and play some of my favorite riffs on it. I was very pleasantly surprised that I was able to get a pretty good peace sells tone out of it when eq'ed right (besides it not sounding as clear).

    Really the Invaders are the pickups straight out of hell fierce, angry, mean, aggresive, percussive, as rich as chocolate, and still have that great passive emotion to them which I really love. They sound much better than the emg 81 I have in my peace sells vmnt (even though that is very debatable) part of that sound may be that I decided to get a 0.022 capacitor instead of using the stock 0.047 capacitor who knows anyways so far I think the time and money turned out to pay off very well.

    Parts I bought:
    . SD Invader set
    . 2 seymour duncan 500k smooth turning pots
    . a bag full of 0.022 caps
    . black hh pickguard made by ikn
    . 3 way switch made by crl

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    Wow, that looks like one positively crushing, LOUD guitar. Congrats!
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    Humbuckers are supposed to use 22 caps, not 47s. You did the right thing.
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    I have a set in an ESP LTD H1001NT and I love em!
    You have to dial your amp in and you don't need much gain with them but they are thick and delicious!
    Perfect for when I get on one of my Metallica Pantera COC Down and Megadeth kicks.

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    Thanks for the replies, so far I'm very happy with how it turned out (like i said above) my guitar is very mean and alive sounding now Thanks SD!
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    They are the Black Winters older brother.

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    Bravo! Way to play it - loud & proud!!!!

    excellent post stylistically, and excellent sonic choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    They are the Black Winters older brother.

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    Yeah I considred that option too. But in the end I went invaders

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    Still a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Bravo! Way to play it - loud & proud!!!!

    excellent post stylistically, and excellent sonic choice.
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Still a good choice.

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    Yeah maybe I'll throw em' into one of my friends guitars in the near future.

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    Lol, I meant your choice of the Invaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Lol, I meant your choice of the Invaders.

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    Oh. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGV02 View Post
    Yeah maybe I'll throw em' into one of my friends guitars in the near future.
    Another reason why I chose the invaders is because they are all black. And besides you know what they say, black is the color of metal.

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    Metal has no color. It is a state of mind. Just one step past the acceptable. Or maybe 10.

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    Metal is like rock but turned all the way up to 11

    congrats with the invaders!

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    With the mids turned down to 0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    With the mids turned down to -11.
    fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDX View Post
    With the mids turned down to -11.
    Megadeth (at least in their early days) used a lot of mids, just listen to peace sells. not all metal bands scoop their mids and to be honest I don't really like scooping them that much really.
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    I keep them mids in.. The Invaders love some mids, they sound badass thru my EVH 5150iii.. It's heavy as hell!
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