Epiphone ES-335 – Pickup Upgrade – Is It Worth It? – Guitar Review and Upgrade Series – Part 5

Hold tight for the final episode of our epic ES-335 upgrade adventure series as we fight with the wiring loom yet again to install a set of boutique Monty’s PAF pickups. So is our most expensive upgrade yet really worth the hassle and cash layout?… let’s dive in and find out!!

The pickup outputs incidentally were:
Pro Bucker: Neck 7.69 / Bridge 7.90 (as tested in episode 1)
Monty PAF: Neck 7.2 / Bridge 7.7 (as per Monty’s Specs)

Part One in this series:
Part Two in this series:
Part Three in this series:
Part Four in this series:

Here is the link to Throbak Guitar Lounge video how to adjust your pickups:

If you don’t like any of the talking or the playing bits in this video we’ve made it easy for you to skip along to the next chapter in case something more interesting is happening…

0:00 play in & coming up
0:59 recap & what’s happening today
2:40 what it sounds like now
3:42 high $$$ pickup upgrade
6:53 get your nobs off honey
8:20 the plan of action
9:54 plastic tubing method
13:00 secret weapon
14:15 should we splice or solder?
17:15 short or long legs?
19:14 the springs are sprung
20:41 does anyone know how to do this?
22:24 a little setback
24:13 so what did I forget to do?
26:06 the jack socket method
27:12 in we go!
30:13 so how was it this time?
33:36 about pickup adjustment
36:44 this is what it now sounds like
38:29 can we hear the difference?
40:26 what do we think?
41:56 so was it worth it?
46:35 I’ve got a really nice 335 now
49:00 coming up next week…
50:13 play out jam

Signal Chain Info:
Amp: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III with Celestion Creamback via AKG C414 & SM57
Drives (when on): Klon KTR / RAT

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