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    Silhouette pickguard/pickup module

    Hi
    I read somewhere about the pickguard and pickups of the silo special being a unit that is changeable without re-wiring (connector slides in). Is this true?

    Couple other questions if anyone knows answer please
    -if you have a sss pickup config can you go to the ssh config just by unscrewing and clipping new guard/pups unit in?
    -how long has this setup been going? would a 2005 silo special have the clip system?
    -what is the UK retail on a silo special?

    any info/photos etc greatly appreciated!

    thanks
    Ryan

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    -if you have a sss pickup config can you go to the ssh config just by unscrewing and clipping new guard/pups unit in?

    yep, takes about 5 minutes if u have a complete pickguard ready for exchange. the
    only problem that may occur is that AFAIK specials can't take humbuckers at neck
    position (but I'm not 100% sure).

    -how long has this setup been going? would a 2005 silo special have the clip system?

    my 1996 silo (non-special) has the clip

    -what is the UK retail on a silo special?
    ??
    - any info/photos etc greatly appreciated!




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    Quote Originally Posted by V_S View Post
    -if you have a sss pickup config can you go to the ssh config just by unscrewing and clipping new guard/pups unit in?

    yep, takes about 5 minutes if u have a complete pickguard ready for exchange. the
    only problem that may occur is that AFAIK specials can't take humbuckers at neck
    position (but I'm not 100% sure).

    -how long has this setup been going? would a 2005 silo special have the clip system?

    my 1996 silo (non-special) has the clip

    -what is the UK retail on a silo special?
    ??
    - any info/photos etc greatly appreciated!
    Ahh very nice, thanks. I like the change you made

    silly question, what's an AFAIK special?
    do ernie ball music man sell these guard/pickup modules, and if so what is the cost for one?

    Ryan

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    AFAIK = as far as I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydiggidydog View Post
    Ahh very nice, thanks. I like the change you made

    silly question, what's an AFAIK special?
    do ernie ball music man sell these guard/pickup modules, and if so what is the cost for one?

    Ryan
    They do sell them. Contact your local dealer, or call customer service. They do sell the pickguards fully loaded, as well as blank PG's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEVH5150 View Post
    They do sell them. Contact your local dealer, or call customer service. They do sell the pickguards fully loaded, as well as blank PG's.
    I didn't know they still sell the complete assembly. I heard they used to, though. Can anyone else confirm this?

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    Ryan,

    Here's one I flippity-flopped recently.



    Yup, one single connector is all it takes.

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    Anybody has a connector left over and is willing to sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by V_S View Post
    Anybody has a connector left over and is willing to sell?
    You can buy them new. Maybe Tommy or someone will jump in here.

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    Yes, but I'm in Germany. It was not a nice experience to order the pickguard. The nearest EB dealer was about 10 km away. I phoned him a few times but didn't get the pickguard before i visited him personally to speed up things. The whole story took about 1 1/2 months.

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    If your last comment was directed to mine:

    I meant buy on the open market. I forgot what they're called, but I don't believe they're an EB owned product. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

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    Guitars: 2002 EBMM Axis(Amber), GMW Savant #96(Silverburst)
    On order - EBMM JP6(White)
    Amps: Egnater Rebel
    Cab: Egnater 1x12
    Effects: Line 6 M13
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    Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys
    Picks: Dunlop Jazz Tortex Sharp Heavy

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    They're called molex connectors. Not sure where you get them from, or how they're wired.
    SBMM Cutlass - Seafoam Green
    SBMM Cutlass - Antique White
    SBMM JV60T - Toluca Lake Blue
    EBMM Axis Sport - Glacier Blue Sparkle

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    Ah, that's right, Molex. View List

    I don't know how they're wired either.

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    Ha, that's very usefull info on the molex cinnectors, thanks.

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