UNDER THE HOOD
A boutique guitar deserves boutique wiring!
The perfectly fitting and recessed tortie backplate (with foil shield) sits over the small control cavity, which is also shielded with conductive black paint. Inside, the immaculate wiring looks like it was perfectly done back in the 50s: that cloth-covered wire and the old-style Russian BM-2 .047 microfarads paper-in-oil capacitor all add to the illusion. They’re joined by a 500k audio Emerson Pro volume pot (which measures 508kohms) and a switched tone pot (measured at 535k), wired vintagestyle. The ‘blower’ switch on the tone control takes the pickup directly to the output jack, bypassing the volume and tone controls, and, while it’s not huge, you can easily hear the treble lift. The Mojo P90 Dogear itself measures in at 8.35kohms (slightly overwound according to Mojo specs) at output and uses 42 AWG wire and Alnico V magnets. As ever, there’s no height adjustment save for the screw polepieces. It’s mounted without a shim and sits some 3mm from the low E and 2mm on the high E (measured from the underside of the string depressed at the 22nd fret to the top of the polepiece).