Yamaha Revstar 820 cr Rusty Rat

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Yamaha Revstar 820 cr Rusty Rat

Unread post by vfcspok » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi everyone! Happy new year!
Need some help...
I have a 820 and I’m getting so frustrated with 3 things...major ones...on my Revstar...
Pickups...too muddy, tuners...not good at all...and bridge...
Can you please recomend some alternatives to the stock?
I have a Rusty Rat
Thanks 🙏
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Re: Yamaha Revstar 820 cr Rusty Rat

Unread post by rossyamaha » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:51 am

The pickups are dark on these. Something I found that was a cheap and easy mod was changing the pots out. Go to a 250k pot for both tone and volume and that will give you a lot more cut and clarity.

If you really want to change the pickups out, I would look at Bareknuckle or Lollar.

Tuner wise Gotoh are the ones but check everything is tight before you shell the money out.
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Re: Yamaha Revstar 820 cr Rusty Rat

Unread post by Saul » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:39 pm

I am wondering why you should need to change anything on the Revstar 820CR? On a £1000 plus guitar you should not be needing to change pots or pickups otherwise why buy it in the first place? :think:
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Re: Yamaha Revstar 820 cr Rusty Rat

Unread post by rossyamaha » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:38 pm

Sometimes you just love the guitar itself but the pickups don't work for you. I currently have 14 guitars in little room here. 5 of them have had mods or pickup changes including a £2300 Suhr. I think you're lucky to find a guitar thats absolutely perfect. Close but just not quite there. The 820 pickups are quite dark so I get that if you're using that with other guitars it might be a bit too different. I like different guitars for different tones but if they are drastically different and you're limited to one rig, it can be a problem.
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