WE RECOMMEND YOUR SUNRISE PICKUP BE INSTALLED BY
A QUALIFIED GUITAR REPAIR PERSON, TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR GUITAR.
Phillips #1 Screwdriver
1/2" Tapered Reamer
14mm Open end wrench
Soldering Station for electronic work
Hot glue gun
S-2 Installation Kit Includes: 3 conductor endpin jack, male and female inline connectors, 2 foam pads and plastic mounting clips, 14" mogami cable, 3/32" hex wrench.
With the Sunrise Pickup outside of the guitar, solder the male
inline mini plug to the pickup lead. The stranded shield wire
goes to ground (the strain relief), and the center insulated wire
to the tip terminal. Next, solder the female mini jack in the
same manner to the low noise cable at one end, and the 3 conductor
(Stereo) endpin at the other. On the endpin there are 2 terminals:
The shorter one is the Tip, and the longer one (marked with an
"R") is the Ring. The insulated center wire should go
to the Tip, and the stranded shield should go to ground (also
the strain relief). On Sunrise - Piezo installations (2 pickups)
the Piezo pickup center insulated wire goes to the Ring terminal
"R", and the braided shield goes to ground.
Using a 1/2" tapered reamer chucked in a power drill, ream out the strapbutton hole in the endblock of the guitar to size, allowing the endpin to thread itself in without the use of a nut inside the guitar. (use CAUTION, and size the hole for a proper fit.)
Screw the endpin assembly in the sized hole using the 14mm wrench until snug. Remove the strings and connect the mini connectors (with the Sunrise inside the guitar) attaching them with the double-sided foam pads. Use a drop of hot glue between the foam pads and the back of the guitar for extra holding strength. Attach the 2 plastic mounting clips over the mini jacks, and also add a drop of hot glue on the foam pad of the plastic mounting clip (See drawing). Slide the Sunrise into the soundhole with the embossed SUNRISE towards the fingerboard. Do not place any type of padding or protective material between the Sunrise Pickup and the top of the guitar. On guitars with small soundholes (the minimum is 3.5 inches) you may have to remove one of the clamping plates first and then install the Sunrise. Carefully tighten the screws for the clamping plates until snug, so the Sunrise will not move. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN the clamping plates, they are designed to break at 8-10 pounds torque. Re-tune the guitar and center the Sunrise so the strings are above the polepieces if necessary.
To adjust the string balance: Capo the guitar at the 7th fret and raise or lower the polepieces with the 3/32" hex wrench for equal volume levels. The polepieces are adjusted at the factory for an average setting for most guitars, so always start with the second or "B" string below the surface of the Sunrise. Periodically check your Sunrise to make sure its not loose in the soundhole due to weather changes or vibrations, and loosen the clamping plate screw first before re-tightening. Continuous tightening of the clamping plate screw without loosening it first will break the clamping plates!
IF YOUR GUITAR TRAVELS BY AIR OR IS SHIPPED, WE RECOMMEND THE SUNRISE BE REMOVED FROM THE SOUNDHOLE TO ELIMINATE THE CHANCE OF DISLODGING THE PICKUP, OR; WITH A THICK BLOCK OF FOAM SUPPORT THE SUNRISE FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE PICKUP INSIDE THE GUITAR. REMOVING THE SUNRISE IS ALWAYS SAFEST!
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