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Speed King

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#21
So more updates:





The pickup cavities are shielded.








Here we see the shield that goes under the pickguard in place.





Here's the finished product. I didn't want to go with a plain old black pickguard so I livened things up a little by painting the underside of the pickguard with a metallic black. It's actually pretty subtle until the light hits it directly, then all the flake in the paint lights up.
 

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BTW, this guitar now sounds absolutely amazing! It's everything I wanted, but never got with humbuckers. It's fat, but with an element of Telecaster twang. The neck pickup is fat and sweet with a very nice bite. In fact I can sum up the overall tone with two words, "Fat Bite". It's as if a Les Paul and a Telecaster had an illegitimate love child and the baby grew up to be this SG.


As far as the shiedling goes, the RF sizzle and static is completely gone. The 60hz hum is still there. I knew the shielding wouldn't do a whole lot to remove it, but the input gate on my Line 6 Helix removes it almost completely so I'm happy to have an almost noise free (True P90) guitar.
 

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#25
Ok I fibbed, pics of the control cavity are a day late.









Don't worry that there's not enough slack in the pickup wire, the slack is all in the pickup cavities so the pickups can be removed easily for inspection.