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DetroitBlues

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 04:10:58 PM »
is that the same neck you started with, pic? i can't tell from the angle of the first picture...but the second looks like there is more figure in the wood.

looks like solid progress to me.

I was going to say the same thing.  It looks a little different, (in a good way!)

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 07:05:06 PM »
Yeah, it's the same neck and it is a beauty not only in looks but plays nice. It's a 12" radius, which I like (good for string bends), and is pretty chunky. I don't really like thin necks much, just doesn't feel right.

I got the 3-way switch in the mail earlier this week ... just have to wire it up and do a good setup on it.

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2011, 08:07:28 PM »
Well it's taken a while since I kept adding parts here and there as I got them in and I also had to decide on how to wire it but I've finally finished this Esquire project. It looks great and I'm really liking the sound I'm getting from all three positions on the switch with this one pickup.

Along with the 3 saddle compensated brass saddles, the Fender 3-way and the Duncan Designed stacked pup, I added some nice black coated brass broadcaster style knobs.
Here's a few pics:








Yep, it's still a Peavey!






Here's a drawing of how I wired it. I took a drawing of a Esquire wiring diagram I found on the web and modified it to show what I did for this mod. A lot of research and feedback from a lot of people helped me to decide what parts and values to use. I couldn't be happier with the way it sounds now.



I'm not positive as I haven't checked them but I suspect the pots are 500K.

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2011, 07:54:16 AM »
Looks great.  You have yourself a bonified Esquire!  Now show the world your best Bruce Springsteen! (Rumor has it, he was a big Esquire player for a very long time)