The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?
Big tone and versatility are the calling card of the 53DB. With a double humbucker configuration, you start with a full array of classic tones often missing from a guitar of this style. We then added our custom electronics modification called the Great 8 allowing you to switch those humbuckers into a single-coil tone. This is done using two provided push-pull pots. Have fun with these eight distinctive tonal options!
The body on the 53DB is made from alder and has a great looking flame maple top. The instrument is feature-packed and fun to play; full specs below.
Top: Flame Maple
Binding: Natural Body Wood Stripe
Construction: Bolt On
Fretboard: Pau Ferro (on Dark Tiger’s Eye and Partial Eclipse) and Maple on Cherry Sunburst
Fretboard Radius: 10.5″
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod Type Dual Action
Neck Profile Modern C
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod – Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) – Master tone (push/pull coil tap) – 3 way blade switch
Neck Pickup: Rockfield¬Æ SWC w/ push-pull coil tap
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield¬Æ SWC w/ push-pull coil tap
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
Bridge Type: Traditional