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320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (Rick320) » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:20 pm

My 1981 320 has hi gain pickups. I'd like to install toaster covers but the pole caps don't look like they screw out?
Has anyone tried this without wrecking the pickups? thanks, Mike
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:56 am

Welcome Donn. You're in the Artists section. Try posting this in the Guitars or General section.

I wouldn't go messing with those wonderful breadboard hi gain pickups. Just try to find some '81-'98 "hot toasters" if you prefer the hi gain sound to the newer reissue scatterwound toaster sound.

It's refereshing to have someone here who wants to play a 320 and NOT duplicate Lennon! :)
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (aceonbass) » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:03 pm

I've removed the poles from early hi gains, and I can tell you that the pickups won't be as loud as they were before, and they still won't sound like Toasters.
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:47 am

jdogric12 wrote:It's refreshing to have someone here who wants to play a 320 and NOT duplicate Lennon! :)


Amen to that! :D
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (Rick320) » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:19 am

My name is Donn Krasnitski, make no mistake, I'm the easiest person to find on the planet as my name is completely unique on the internet. I have not posted on this forum this year, maybe not in the last five. I don't own a 320. I purchased 325C64 from that fellow at North Coast Music years ago. I don't pull posts or mess with the hardware on any of my axes.

I have received emails on this topic and I'm just as surprised as Mike Belanger to find he's being IDed as me.

Webmaster, either my account here has been hacked or your database is corrupt. Either way I'm going to figure out how to delete my account and hopefully Mike will be able to establish a new account that works.
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (jps) » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:06 am

Rick320 wrote:My name is Donn Krasnitski, make no mistake, I'm the easiest person to find on the planet as my name is completely unique on the internet. I have not posted on this forum this year, maybe not in the last five. I don't own a 320. I purchased 325C64 from that fellow at North Coast Music years ago. I don't pull posts or mess with the hardware on any of my axes.

I have received emails on this topic and I'm just as surprised as Mike Belanger to find he's being IDed as me.

Webmaster, either my account here has been hacked or your database is corrupt. Either way I'm going to figure out how to delete my account and hopefully Mike will be able to establish a new account that works.

:?:
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:01 am

Really weird. I got an email from what looked like Rick320, ostensibly confusing me with Dane.
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Re: 320 hi-gain pickups

Postby (iiipopes) » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:15 pm

jdogric12 wrote:It's refereshing to have someone here who wants to play a 320 and NOT duplicate Lennon! :)

Keeping in mind the reason that JL bought a 325 in the first place, because Toots Theilemans played one in Shearing's jazz band, I played my 320 in jazz band in college in the early '80's. The overwound neck pickup was great for playing in jazz band, and yes, the shorter scale did make some of the altered chords easier to play. I have played it here, there and yon for a variety of gigs and genres, and always received positive comments.
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