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HNB
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: NGD Univox Mother Reply with quote

I am not positive this is a "Mother," but that is what the tape says on the OHSC.

20141202_211942 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Physically it is in good shape, but it's electronics are crap. I think the pickups are fine, but the pots have been changed out badly and it is a mess in there of bad grounds and unsoldered wires. I am going to pull all that crap out (along with the noisey stock toggle) and rewire it.

LOOKS hot though.

20141202_212000 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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20141202_212039 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool as frig. I'm not normally keen on gold hardware, but think looks brilliant.

Bolt on or set neck?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell yeah!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has the bolt on tones. Smile

Worked on it today. Pulled out the crappy wiring, pots, and toggle and prepped it for the new parts. I also resoldered wires to the neck pickup. It has been spliced half way down the wire, so I just soldered in new full length ones. The screws holding the humbucker rings were also stripped out so I put in some bigger screws to help hold them down.

20141203_175100 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141203_173542 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tall toggle arrived today.... and is too tall... Just a tiny bit too. Evil or Very Mad Ordered a shorty..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool guitar and interesting pickups. Are they singles or buckers?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mini humbuckers. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
I dig it!



Fuck yeah! My thoughts exactly!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pots came in.

20141208_185350 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141208_185413 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Neck pickup is dead. I checked with a friend who builds pickups to see about a repair and I am looking online for mini humbuckers as a replacement. Here is a gut shot of the pickup.

neckpickup by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is only one coil as I can see, so it is a single. But it has two rows of pole pieces and a very strange bar magnet (?) in the middle.
If you can find Dimarzio DP240 Vintage minibucker for cheap, I would recommend it as a replacement.
Edit:oh I just inderstood that "a strange bar magnet" is just a part of the frame to which polepieces are screwed. Very strange construction.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard back from Curtis Novak and he says he can fix it for me. Sending them off tomorrow. Toggle came in and I got that hooked up.

20141209_170930 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141209_191215 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Speed knobs it had were import size and don't fit the new US pots so I put on some black witch hat knobs. Not sure if I will keep them yet or knot. Time will tell. Smile

20141209_191142 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UH, so jealous, but congrats! Black LPs with white binding are sexy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickup came back from Curtis Novak, so I got it installed. Went in just fine. I got it wired up and when I was trying to intonate, the 12th was still very flat with the bridge max forward. I figured out that my Gotoh bridge fit the stock cups and put that on instead and got it intonated. Never seen a guitar where intonation was good with ALL six maxed forward. Kind of makes me wonder if the nut is messed up or something? Something else kind of odd is middle position is out of phase. Neck loud full and warm, bridge nice and bright, middle kind of quiet. Anyways, here are pics. Smile

20150208_111330 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20150208_111338 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curtis emailed me back. He said just to pop the cover off and swap the two wires. (Which I did, but it was scary since they were bare copper wires.) I got that done and put it back in. No more quiet middle position. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Nice to see some unusual pickups. What does Novak charge for a rewind?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rad as hell. looks cooler than a gibson
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