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    SBMM AL 40 mod...

    So I've had this AL 40 SUB for a little while, and it's a decent player. But I'm just a little underwhelmed with the pickups. So I decided to keep it an 'inexpensive guitar', and ordered some 'inexpensive pickups' for it.
    I've never tried any of the GFS pups but have read many good things about them. And I've been very interested in the Reverend Double Agent setup with a bucker in the bridge and P90 in the neck position.
    So I got 2 pups and a pre-wired, plug n play control harness for just over $100, and I'm very impressed with the results! Really makes me wonder if I'll ever spend the $$ for 'brand name' pickups again...

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    Also, I had a little issue with the guitar and must say that SBMM's customer service was just as good as EBMM's outstanding customer service! Those guys delivered!
    Balls are Best!!

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    I had a GFS Retrotron in a guitar years ago. I regret getting rid of it.

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    nice on
    how are the fretboard edges? Rounded like on EBMMs AL?
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005 pix
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994 pix
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004 pix
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011 pix

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjoplayer View Post
    nice on
    how are the fretboard edges? Rounded like on EBMMs AL?
    Not so much... there are many reasons these sell for 399....
    Balls are Best!!

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    I used Dragonfire pickups in a couple of builds I did last year (which, as I understand, are the same pickups). I was really impressed with them for the money.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

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    Looks super slick!
    Any sound clips??
    EBMM 1998 Axis Sport
    SBMM 2018 AX3

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