Wiring Diagrams For Van Halen Guitars - Custom shop days, 1976–1983. In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California. The shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and miscellaneous other guitar parts.. Choosing the Output: Vintage Output offers a thicker, darker sound than our Stock Tele pickups, while still offering bright wound strings. Vintage Outputs work well with 250K pots.This is Lindy’s favorite version of Split Blades. The Vintage Output gives you the closest tone to true Vintage guitars..