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 #111837  by tomtom1966
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:54 am
Dozin wrote:With the pickups squeezed together it gives more bite or presence. The 87 Blackknife had Bartilini pickups in it. SPC control and volume. 3 toggles, pickup cuts.
I assume they were single coil? or passive? Im not a big electronics guru so sorry for the amaturish question.
 #111838  by Dozin
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:56 am
active pickups. The SPC requires a battery to operate.
 #137550  by Jack Straw
 Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:50 pm
congrats on the new guitars Chris!! VERY nice indeed!!

I see in that pic of Rich, the guitar has one of those locking "speed nuts". I wonder if that's why Weir didn't use it? I have always wanted to install one, but everyone I spoke to about them said they were basically junk. I even bought one a while back, but both places I brought it to said they couldn't install it on any of my Modulus guitars, and even if they could, they suggested I shouldn't. I think the one I bought is made by Kalher maybe?