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    There was a request on another thread for pics of CC equipped guitars. There must be other fans of CC pups here. Got pictures of yours?

    Or, what guitar would you LIKE to put a CC pup in?

    I'm still happy with the one I got a couple years ago from Pete Biltoft (Alnico II magnets). I slapped it into a Guild X150 and it's been a simple, dependable gig box with a great sound ever since. The original pickup was OK, but I wanted a fatter sound for Swing gigs. To my ear, Pete's bar pups sound a lot like the old DeArmond 'Guitar Mike'. I also like that the whole rig was under $1500 and is new enough to be replaceable if damaged or stolen

    Charlie Christian pickups and other CC style pups... pics please!-p1020462-jpg

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    I've posted it here before, but I'll post it once more. I have a Tele with two CC Riders.


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    I'll bet that sounds as good as it looksl! I plan on putting one in my Tele thinline clone.

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    Slightly beaten up Slaman Jazz Junior, with Lollar CC. Mounted under a slotted HB cover.

    I like the Lollar because it has a straight bar rather than curved, and is low resistance, wound with 38AWG wire. I've tried other CCs with much higher windings, but they sound less like CCs to me.

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    Here's my Loar LH-600. I'm a dedicated convert to single coil Jazz guitar tone.
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    Apologies for the mediocre smartphone photo. This is one of the 2000 Gibson Charlie Christian Model. I love it.


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    Charlie Christian pickups and other CC style pups... pics please!-20150111_133753-jpg

    One of these Slaman "Sisters" begins its journey across the Atlantic to me on Tuesday. It has a CCa model with adjustable poles from CC Pickups in the UK.

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    Lollar CC.
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    My highly customized Epiphone Emperor Regent sports a Biltoft HCC



    I am also a single coil convert for Jazz tone, I could never get these defined bass strings before.
    Seriously considering getting back in touch with Pete Biltoft for a pickup swap for my Epiphone Joe Pass.
    Thinking about maybe a P90 for bridge and of course a HCC for neck
    Last edited by vinlander; 12-25-2015 at 01:54 PM.

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    AF151 with a Lollar HBCC.
    Charlie Christian pickups and other CC style pups... pics please!-lollar-1-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ES125er
    Apologies for the mediocre smartphone photo. This is one of the 2000 Gibson Charlie Christian Model. I love it.

    You're too modest, my friend. It is not merely one of the 2000 ES-150 CC Reissues, it is Serial Number CC 001. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pubylakeg
    Here's my Loar LH-600. I'm a dedicated convert to single coil Jazz guitar tone.
    That is very nice. Did you buy a Loar LH-600 and get the CC pickup, pickguard, wiring, pots and knobs installed? Pray tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinlander
    My highly customized Epiphone Emperor Regent sports a Biltoft HCC
    ...I am also a single coil convert for Jazz tone, I could never get these defined bass strings before.
    Seriously considering getting back in touch with Pete Biltoft for a pickup swap for my Epiphone Joe Pass.
    Thinking about maybe a P90 for bridge and of course a HCC for neck
    The double-holly motif on the tailpiece insert is a nice touch. Is it a MOP inlay or a sticker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    The double-holly motif on the tailpiece insert is a nice touch. Is it a MOP inlay or a sticker?
    Yeah it was my little homage to a guitar I would love to eventually own and play in the future...
    Not having the talent nor the tools for proper inlaying, I have to confess I cheated...
    However, it is real genuine MOP but it was simply applied on surface of the rosewood veneer.
    With the use of clear varnish applied carefully around the MOP I could make the overall thing pretty nice and smooth under the touch.

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    I think I'm the only one that ever put a CC (Lollar) on a semi-hollow.

    Here it is, a pic from a few years ago with my ES-339. Rendered the bridge pup absolutely USELESS.

    But. Then again, who in their right minds has a use for a bridge pup? Charlie Christian pickups and other CC style pups... pics please!-me5-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    That is very nice. Did you buy a Loar LH-600 and get the CC pickup, pickguard, wiring, pots and knobs installed? Pray tell.
    That's right. Actually I bought the Loar specifically to do this project. I had seen John Moriarty's clip on youtube, showing how he fits CC pickups, so I contacted him and he had a UK made CC pickup in stock. I think he'd bought a batch when they came out.

    So as soon as the guitar arrived I sent it to him, with the parts, for the fitting. He did a lot of work on it. New nut, new bridge, and he also altered the string spacing so that the outer E strings are taken in from the edge of the fretboard, more like an electric. The standard factory spacing on Loars are more like a flat top acoustic. I think he may have rolled off the fretboard/binding edge as well. Also, he fitted a replacement diamond type tailpiece, and the electrics, CTS pots and, I think, an orange drop cap.

    Those are also the repro bakelite vol/tone knobs that you can buy these days. John actually made the pickguard himself and it looks fantastic.

    John kept me updated throughout the project. He found that the top on my guitar was thicker (by about 20 percent) that the other Loars he had worked on, which is fortunate. I think it helps as an electric guitar (less feedback), and adds to the structural integrity, considering the weight of the pickup.

    John is very crafty regarding the details. I had sent him a copy of Ingram's ES 175 book, as it contains a full frontal pic of an old ES-150. From the pic in the book, he was able to determine, by scale, the exact distance to fit the pickup, with reference to the blade polepiece.

    I'd highly recommend John's work to anybody considering this job. In the past, John has worked on Louis Stewart's Gibson ES-150, which was apparently given to Louis by Bucky Pizzarelli, so he knows how these guitars work.

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    Here's my pimped Epiphone Casino Coupe with Vintage Vibe blade style dogears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpguitar
    One of these Slaman "Sisters" begins its journey across the Atlantic to me on Tuesday. It has a CCa model with adjustable poles from CC Pickups in the UK.
    Oh my goodness. I had seen mention about these on the Metheny thread, but didn't realise where the "sister" was going. That's incredible. I think I can safely say, several of us will await your NGD with great interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pubylakeg
    Oh my goodness. I had seen mention about these on the Metheny thread, but didn't realise where the "sister" was going. That's incredible. I think I can safely say, several of us will await your NGD with great interest.
    +1

    Must have been a tough decision to not choose the one with the walnut back.

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    Charlie Christian pickups and other CC style pups... pics please!-img_1797-jpg

    This is a Vintage Vibe floating CC style pickup on a 50's Guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    You're too modest, my friend. It is not merely one of the 2000 ES-150 CC Reissues, it is Serial Number CC 001. Congratulations.
    Well, I did say that I owned "ONE of the...." didn't I?
    Thank you for your kind words, Jabberwocky.

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    Since I feel partly responsible for all of this...
    Charlie Christian pickups and other CC style pups... pics please!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1432400734-936862-jpg
    A tele project that may get finished one day. It will be a '59-ish white translucent blonde with ebony fingerboard (no inlays) maybe a toploader bridge. It's a thinline with a Lollar CC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlohaJoe
    I'll bet that sounds as good as it looksl! I plan on putting one in my Tele thinline clone.
    Honestly, yes... it sounds superb clean or dirty.

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    Nice to hear a lot of praise for Pete Biltoft's humbucker sized CC's because I just bought a second hand piece of them. I'll get it maybe next week so not pics yet!
    Gonna put it in a 1959 Reissue ES-175. I think that a single coil pu might work in it better than a humbucker. At least I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter
    Must have been a tough decision to not choose the one with the walnut back.
    Actually it was easy. I've been tempted by Slaman's output many times, but have had no problem resisting. The one I bought was built alongside Pat Metheny's guitar. Combined with the sexiness of the model itself, it was hopeless for me.

    Yes, there will be an NGD report once it's been sorted and recorded.