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So I bought a guitar...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by 70hemicuda, May 26, 2004.

  1. Went to town yesterday with a chunk of change in my pocket. Went to a few guitar shops and ended up buying a modded B.C. Rich Mockingbird N.J. Neck-Thru series for a lil over $300. It's got upgraded pups (EMGs, but as to which, I don't know), Planet Waves locking tuners, and something to do with the trem (Floyd Rose). Theres an extra switch on it that ain't factory so i opened the control cavity and ain't hooked up. what could it be for? But ya, it came with a case and two sets of GHS Zakk Wylde Boomers. It's mainly for my brother, since I leave in a lil over 2 weeks for basic training. He's gonna enjoy it, and while I'm around, I'm enjoying it. Well, my rant is done.

  2. Good for you! I'm sure you'll have fun messing around with it until you leave. Really cool of you to essentially buy it for your bro. It's not everyday somebody does something nice like that...so I say 'Kudos' to you!
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    That's really cool of you to do that basically for your brother. I'm sure you'll have some fun with it, too, when you get the chance! That switch was probably at one time a coil-tap. May be worth it to get that hooked back up, if so. A little extra tones never hurt anyone.
  4. i got a question/request for help... is there any external way to tell what kind of EMGs I have? or will i have to pull em next time i change strings? the neck pickup has gold lettering and the bridge one has silver lettering. i don't know if its from wear or if it came like that. oh, btw... they are active. found that out when i opened the control cavity :) :bassist:
    but ya, any help would be appreciated. thanks.

  5. jawzzz


    May 23, 2003
    Denver Colorado

    Most likely the gold is an EMG 85, and the silver is an EMG 81.

    They are probally the Zakk Wylde set. I liked having the 85 in the bridge position cause it has some killer distortion to it. Either way, they are a geat set of pup's.
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    got any pics?
  7. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Sounds sweet!!!

    I like playing bass and guitar. Yeah I'm not afraid to say it. "I play both". Sometimes it gets a little confuseing but still its fun!
  8. how do pics work on this site? do they have to be hosted elsewhere or can i upload them here? gettin pics shouldn't be a problem, just gotta know how to do it.

  9. here she be. found out its got the Zakk Wylde EMGs in it. and the Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners. theres more guitar here than i thought :D :D still don't know how the previous owner modded the Floyd Rose, but I'll try and figure that one out today.
  10. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. What's with the 'Porn' sticker?
  12. i didn't put the stickers on there.. it was used when i got it.. but ya, its got a guy holding a box of tissues and it says Porn - It's cheaper than dating.