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Old 07-04-2022, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rudy4 View Post
You might want to review Cuki's work with doing mods on the 1.3 system.

Although it might seem best to use the existing preamp controls, if I were faced with a similar situation I'd sell the Taylor E and get the same guitar without the built in electronics. Then it's easy to simply add what you want. (In my case I always add a K&K Pure Mini and do anything needed with an external pre.)

That's what I would do, and I'm certainly not suggesting you do that!

Yup, I already said I wont do that in my OP.
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Old 07-04-2022, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I’m looking for a simple and reasonably priced solution. So, no. Lolol
Why do you think it's not reasonably priced?

Once you have taken the bushings, plate and caps. All you need is buy 3 pots (3x1.6$ maybe?)...

Then you take the thumbwheel of your next pickup (ex: Baggs)

Measure the value of the pot with a multimeter.

order your pots from (Farnell, Mouser...). If you don't want to spend the money you can still unsolder the ones from the Taylor ES1.3. It should work for the volume pot I guess even if the value does not match.

That's a $10 middle-school level project. (I remember we solder an amplified speaker when I was in middle-school, every kid had to make one and could bring it home... )

I know it looks complex, but it is not.... I see stuff like brocken tube amps or digital amps that are WAY harder to fix coming everyday to my Mom & Pa local dealer.

JonFields45 did a similar fix by himself (start post n10) on a Taylor T5. I would say that Jon's fix is even harder because he needed to keep the preamp.
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