Chapman Mod Shop Project 3: ML-3 Traditional

Help us mod this legacy Chapman ML-3 Traditional!

Tell us what pickups you think it should have, and if there are any other modifications you would make. This can include hardware, special electronics, and more. Drop your suggestions in the comment’s section below.

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7 thoughts on “Chapman Mod Shop Project 3: ML-3 Traditional

  • March 12, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Set.
    I would ditch the ashtray bridge in favor of the current bridge with individual saddles on the ML3 pro traditional.
    I would reverse the control plate so the switch is in the back and swap the volume and tone pots so volume is in front.
    Use a 4 way blade switch to add an “out of phase” sound option
    It already has a graphtech nut, maybe upgrade to brass but not needed.
    Locking tuners are a must. Hipshot open gear tuners with the more traditional oval shape key to keep it classy.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    Fender twisted tele neck pickup, a Seymour Duncan mini humbucker in the bridge (some sort of mini paf copy) and then a mojotone 4 way switch wiring harness

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  • March 12, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    Install a b-bender. Greg Koch fishman pickups. Banjo tuners at the high e and a strings.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    PHONE STUCK WITH CAPS, SORRY XD

    SD LIL ,’59 AND HOT RAILS , VOLUME TONE PICKUP SWITCH (LEFT TO RIGHT) ,SAND THE TOP TO GET A NATURAL TO BLUE BURST, LOCKING TUNERS.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    I’d drop an EMG-T set in along with a Graphtech nut, that’s it.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    I like MFD’s from G&L. Also prefer the G&L 6 saddle brass bridge. Locking tuners, graphtec nut

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  • March 13, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    Flat 6 saddle bridge, locking tuners, Mojo Tone Broadcaster Quiet Coil Telecaster Pickups, Graphtech nut, roll the fretboard edges and do a pro fret dress job on her.

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