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    Default The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    For those who didn't see my post quite awhile ago, I snagged an SD Rickenbacker SRB-1b bass pickup awhile back for a steal. (Going out of business kinda thang.) I had no immediate need for it, but at $20, who could resist a new Duncan pup? I noticed that the coils and bars were identical to my Custom Shop El Diablo. The specs were 8.6k with an A5 mag. This could match nicely with the 22.1k/A2 Diablo. So I ordered both the fiberboard and metal baseplates from MojoTone. I decided I liked the metal baseplate better, for various reasons, but needed the fiberboard as a spacer so that the original mounting screws wouldn't damage the coils. So cut & Dremeled it down to size, and put it all together. It came out looking great. I did an extra wrap of cloth tape around it both for additional support and to mimick how a Duncan hb'er would look.

    Can't wait to get this installed. Hopefully, it will be this afternoon. I think I'm going to install this set into my Schecter Blackjack. Stay tuna-ed.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Wow, that's exciting!

    Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Dude, you're hired! Looks good. We want to hear it, OK?

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    thats sweet! betcha it sounds awesome

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    But the El Diablo already is a neck p'up.
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    Difference don't seem quite as bad today.
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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Uhmm . . . . nope.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Uhmm . . . . nope.
    Not when you have a SLUG.
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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    That is a pretty cool experiment! I can't wait to hear the tone report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    Not when you have a SLUG.
    Now THAT, would be a cool experiment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    That is a pretty cool experiment! I can't wait to hear the tone report.
    You will. I'm working on it now.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Dang! I SO wanted to get this done today. Then life got in the way. I'm going to move hell 'n high water to get this done tomorrow.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Nice!
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    BTW, you might notice in the last two "bottom" pics, that my right-hand mounting screw seems to be a bit offset from the centerline. It is. The original Diablo does that also. (Left pup.) I have no idea what there is about Diablo coil construction that causes that slight offset. Masta 'c?

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Wow, weird. I never noticed that.
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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    BTW, you might notice in the last two "bottom" pics, that my right-hand mounting screw seems to be a bit offset from the centerline. It is. The original Diablo does that also. (Left pup.) I have no idea what there is about Diablo coil construction that causes that slight offset. Masta 'c?

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Maybe. The sticker is weird too. My other one actually says Custom Shop El Diablo. This one says SH-SI1B. Thats S-eye-one-B. Measures properly and sounds good though.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    SH-SI1B is simply the El Diablo produced for the Washburn Scott Ian (hence "SI") signature guitars in the mid-to-late 2000s. There were a lot leftover from the various production runs that made it into the secondhand market as NOS.

    The early "Iommi" models had a slightly different designation, but are, obviously, the same pickup.

    Couldn't tell you about the slight offset of the mounting screws, though. I don't have one on hand at the moment to compare. Looking back at some of the pics of the various El Diablos I've had over the years, it's hard to tell if they are all that way or not.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Thanks masta' c. I remember now you telling me that when I bought it.
    My other Diablo is not offset. It's not a problem. Just an oddity. And funny that the Ric bass pup did the same thing.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    What’s the yellow wire for?

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    That's heat-shrink tubing on the bare ground wire so that it doesn't touch up against anything once you jam all the wires into the cavity. Not a big problem on LP style guitars, but can be problematic on tighter spaces like Tele's and my Schecter.

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    Default Re: The El Diablo "neck" pup is born.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Uhmm . . . . nope.

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    You sure about that, Chief?
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