really affordable Jerry axe

really affordable Jerry axe

Postby gratefulredhead » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:26 am

I recently bought an LTD ST-213, a really solidly built Strat style guitar. I got the version with the rosewood finger board. They go for less than $400). I upgraded the guts with Emerson pots, D Allen Voodoo 69s and an Alembic Blaster. Total investment was less than $700. The result was stunning. The tone is total Jerry, early 70's. The guitar plays amazingly well too. These are great instruments- not just for the money- but they really hold up against Fender guitars that are 3 times as much. The D Allen pickups are the hero here. Wow!

Anyhow, just word to the wise for somebody trying to get into a high quality Jerry axe with limited funds.
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby DaveAlembic » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:21 pm

I've considered doing the same with their blonde
maple necked strat but I already did it w a red MIM
strat
the voodoo 69's and the blaster really make it sing !
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby gratefulredhead » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:04 pm

Seriously! I'm glad to see someone else on here is hip to that. That guitar is a real sleeper. D. Allen is winding first class pups too.
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby Jon S. » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:28 am

Sweet axe and mods!

I've done some searching but wasn't able to figure out how I might buy just a DA V '69 middle PUP (not the full set). Before I email DA directly, I was wondering if you might know. Thanks.

P.S. Received one of these yesterday for kicks and fun (haven't tried it yet - still recovering from hernia surgery - hopefully I'll be back to moving JBL E-loaded cabs again soon :oops: ).

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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby Character 0 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:23 pm

I am looking at the Dave Allen Voodoo 69 pickups as well for my strat to get that garcia Alligator strat tone. I was also considering DiMarzio Are 67 pick ups, but maybe the dave Allen are def the way to go?
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby gratefulredhead » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:28 pm

Character 0 wrote:I am looking at the Dave Allen Voodoo 69 pickups as well for my strat to get that garcia Alligator strat tone. I was also considering DiMarzio Are 67 pick ups, but maybe the dave Allen are def the way to go?


I strongly feel that they are. They have a quality about them that definitely sounds like Alligator. My guitar is also a swamp ash body like Alligator, but I believe it's mainly the pickups that are getting it there.
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby Jon S. » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:45 am

Well, I got my answer from the source as to whether DA will sell just a middle PUP alone which is no. Some rationale, but that's for another time's forgotten space.

I'll do some research now on "next best" alternatives, e.g., perhaps a Fender Custom Shop '69. What do you think, gratefulredhead?
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby milobender » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:04 am

I can certainly make one for you. I use vintage spec wire and alnico magnets... wrapped to your specs if you'd like, or per mine "o) You can return it if you don't like it, or exchange for another tweaked. :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby Free Jazz » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:51 am

This may need to be a separate thread, but is there a consensus as to an approximate wind for the following single-coil middle pickups:
Alligator > Early Wolf
Spring '78 Wolf

I'd be interested in respective values for neck pickups as well.
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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby Jon S. » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:05 pm

milobender wrote:I can certainly make one for you. I use vintage spec wire and alnico magnets... wrapped to your specs if you'd like, or per mine "o) You can return it if you don't like it, or exchange for another tweaked. :smile: :smile: :smile:

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Re: really affordable Jerry axe

Postby milobender » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:17 pm

Also, forgot to mention, I make my own bobbins completely... I use unclad epoxy circuit board for the top and bottom, thin but really sturdy.
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