An Evertune too fat for you

I recently had a Schecter KM-7 mkII on the bench for an Evertune and Fishman Fluence install. These are deceptively thin bodied, thin necked shred machines that still have some heft being mostly swamp ash. I’ve worked on one of these before and had the sense when asked recently about installing an Evertune bridge it would be no problem.

 

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Schecter KM-7 MKII (fixes the issue the MkI had with spontaneous combustion)

Problem; turns out the KM7 mkII is only 1.575 inches thick. Adding in string height gets us to 1.9 inches. Evertune requires those two measurements to add to at least 2.1 inches. Seemed odd since I vaguely remember seeing Keith Merrow play one of these with an Evertune. I don’t drink and do drugs so much to dismiss it as a hazy mental YouTube mix up so I started digging around the google. I found that Evertune has installed (or had Fren Asken install) a bridge for Keith Merrow (he gets pissed if you don’t refer to him by his full name). So it’s possible, it just means the bridge will stick out the back.

To accommodate this protruding problem a plastic piece must stand properly proud. 1/4 inch will do it.

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You ball ends might show through

 

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Annealed chewing gum comes out clear

With the bridge problem solved however the new bridge pickup was getting pushed up into the strings by the saddle modules, so shaving the leading edge of the housing was necessary.

 

 

All in all it came together, plays great, but if Mr. Merrow wants an Evertune maybe he should go on the Dr. Nick Riviera diet to weight gain and fatten up his gear.

 

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