PurpleTrails wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:53 pm
I'm pretty sure Carvin pickups used to be slightly different size from normal ones, so simply thinking you can pop in a set of super 2s may or may not be possible without some mods done to the guitar. I'm not sure when they switched, so maybe ask over on the Carvin guitar forum about what you are thinking about doing. That forum was super active in the past, and the people there tend to be both pretty knowledgeable and super fanatical.
Thanks for this info! I will check it out right now actually.
You know, the guitar had pretty thin strings on it (either 8 or 9 gauge). I changed the strings to 10-46 (which are my usual gauge) and moved the pups up towards the strings a bit and the @thin sound I was referring to from the pickups seems to have gone away. I’m wondering if the thin strings were tripping me out, or if they actually made the sound thinner!?
I just jammed out for a while with the new strings and they sound really good, so thinking about keeping the pups in there.
Or I may just throw that DGN custom JG single in the middle because I am curious to see how it sounds. I think the single should fit okay by looking at it.?.
As far as Carvin goes I can see why people are stoked. Made in USA custom grade guitars with quality parts and nice features. I read that Frank Zappa and Steve Vai were both really big Carvin heads.
I wouldn’t want to turn it into a Wolf, but just customize it to my liking to dial in some sweet Jerry tones!