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Epiphone Rivoli Inductor Coil replacement?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by iamsam338, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. iamsam338


    Jan 4, 2010
    Hi there,

    I've diagnosed a noise problem with my 90's Epiphone Rivoli to be a defective inductor coil. When I engage the low-pass filter using the "baritone switch" an offensive amount of hum / noise is present. When I wire the bass to bypass the baritone switch entirely I eliminate the hum / noise.

    If I were to replace the inductor coil are there specifications I should be looking for?

    Have you ever sourced parts like the inductor coil or a replacement switch? Can you recommend a supplier?

    Thanks for any information you may have!
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    It's a custom made humbucking inductor coil. I'd try and secure a new one from Gibson.

    It's probably just defective wiring causing the hum.

    Do you really use the baritone switch? I never did on my Gibson EB-2D. It takes all the low end away. I converted it to a Varitone and used the same inductor.

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