Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

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Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby fumi » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:31 pm

Hi guys,

I just bought a Sugizo Edwards model (E-CL-96I) & was wondering if I could change the stock pickups to Seymour Duncans (similar to what is being used on an ESP S-1)

Just wondering how complex would the change be? I have some experience in wire soldering, so I want to get a feel of what I will get myself into before I take the plunge and go out buying a new set of pickups. What SD pickups would you guys recommend as I can't seem to find those antiquities that Sugizo uses.

Many thanks!

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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby guitarsatbmusic » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:46 pm

Antiquity should be available from any Seymour Duncan dealer. Pickup swap is no problem, not difficult to do.
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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby fumi » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:34 pm

Thanks! Can anyone recommend which antiquity I should go for? I wanna change all three of 'em.

There's so many SD models. Any recommendation on specific models that will fit the Edwards is highly appreciated.

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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby fumi » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:28 pm

ok. Seems like the only pickups that will fit the Edwards are the Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Surf for Strat.

http://www.acmeguitarworks.com/Seymour_ ... t_P918.cfm

Will these fit? And to swap them, do I just remove the stock pickups and install these in, without having to rewire the guitar?

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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby Daisuke » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:12 am

Bump I'm also interested in this. I never changed out my pickups before. Plus I always wanted an Sugizo model

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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby Grunge » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:48 am

I can vouch for what Shane said.... pickup swaps are very easy..
I changed my picksup from my EP-158A [fire-kun] from ESP house pickups to SD TB-5's pretty easily. First time for me too.. took me about 1.5 hours, because I was just being very careful.

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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model)

Postby fumi » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:23 am

Thanks! So basically all i do is unscrew the pickups, remove the wiring connected to the pickup, replace with new pickup, solder back the wire and that's it?

Any recommendations on what antiquity to go for>

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Re: Changing out stock pickups on the E-CL-96I (Sugizo model

Postby mixedmedia » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:13 pm

How did the pickup swap go?

Didn't Sugizo use Antiquity Custom Bridge pickups in the old S-I? Seems he's using Antiquity II Surfers (neck, middle) in the S-VIII now.

You might have to see if you can get ones without the strat baseplates (is this possible?) or rout them out to fit since all his guitars seem to have those EMG type routs.

Or you could put some Lace Sensors or Jaguar pickups in there also.


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