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Old 31-07-2016, 05:27 PM   #9691
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My diodes still haven't arrived.

I did put one of these in the guitar though. I would've done individual volume controls for each pickup, but that would just overcomplicate everything.

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I'm having a lot of luthiery pain right now

My problems are that I have realised I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to screwing down the humbucker rings. I did it once and it was squint af. I have filled the holes with wood filler but I want to do it right this time.

Also, it seems I may have ripped the thread out of one of the fixing holes in my sustainer pickup.

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Old 11-11-2016, 06:31 PM   #9694
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I redid the top on one of my guitars recently. It is a piece of tarnished copper...which replaced a previously much thicker piece of copper. You guys have...what I'll call a "discerning" eye about guitar accessories (knobs, pickup rings, switch tips) and I'm looking for suggestions on this one.

The guitar used to have black binding and a stained swamp ash back. Now its crème binding and the most in your face flake finish there is. Looking for suggestions on changing potentially the pickup rings, knobs, and switch tip here.

Tuners, bridge, and pickups are staying as is. The pieces on there were on the pricier side of things and I don't really feel like changing them.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:50 AM   #9695
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I'd be tempted to put some brass hardware on (since I'm guessing there really isn't a copper alternative)

I have a bridge made by these guys on one of my guitars, but they also do some other hardware.

http://www.armadilloguitar.com/main/


Also, unrelated, but good timing I guess. Going to be throwing together a new HSH strat, but this time it'll actually resemble the guitar it's based on....
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I'd be tempted to put some brass hardware on (since I'm guessing there really isn't a copper alternative)

I have a bridge made by these guys on one of my guitars, but they also do some other hardware.

http://www.armadilloguitar.com/main/


Also, unrelated, but good timing I guess. Going to be throwing together a new HSH strat, but this time it'll actually resemble the guitar it's based on....
I like those brass knobs. If I can get knobs, a switch tip, and maybe even some pickup rings that would be great. I was also thinking of going with crème, the problem is I want a more industrial style of knob and those don't really come in crème ever.
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Old 29-01-2017, 02:46 PM   #9697
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Before I go and buy the F spaced bridge pickup and rewire everything...



Bad idea? They don't fit as well as the original saddles, but besides being a bit tight, I can't see it being much of an issue. There's enough room to adjust (they don't get stuck or anything) but still...

For what it's worth, the bridge is meant to have 2" string spacing, and these are the more common 2-1/16" spacing. The only replacement saddles I can find with the 2" spacing are these raw brass ones, and that's not what I'm going for.

I guess the biggest concern is the saddles splitting in half. It's happened before...
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Old 29-01-2017, 04:27 PM   #9698
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Have you emailed Graphtec to check they don't do 50mm saddles? I'd be surprised if they don't.
I think as you only need 0.3mm shaving off, it wouldn't be too hard to do with some fine sand paper, though I'd get it milled down. If you have to have it as accurate as possible, that's the approach I'd take.
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Have you emailed Graphtec to check they don't do 50mm saddles? I'd be surprised if they don't.
I think as you only need 0.3mm shaving off, it wouldn't be too hard to do with some fine sand paper, though I'd get it milled down. If you have to have it as accurate as possible, that's the approach I'd take.
Now why didn't I think of that...

I'll give that a try anyway. Means I can keep the current bridge pickup as well.
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I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, I only mentioned it because it's something I've done in the past when I couldn't find the saddles I wanted and they were very helpful.
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Just waiting on the neck, but it's done otherwise. I don't think it's going to turn out as nice as the irncaster (of course not, it's not the colour of irn bru) but i'll see
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Really like the body colour on that, excited to see how it turns out.

I've been working on the jig for making compound radius boards today. Slow, frustrating process.
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Interesting...I wonder what that could be for

My main concern with this is that the neck pocket is a bit too tight. I took the neck off the irncaster™ and it really had to be forced on this one, and was slightly crooked too.

But I'll see how the permanent neck for this one fits. Maybe it will help that it's satin finish too.
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You don't want it too tight, seen a few recent fenders have I seen with cracked pockets after 6-12 months of use.
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You don't want it too tight, seen a few recent fenders have I seen with cracked pockets after 6-12 months of use.
Is it possible that it shrunk since it was made? The other guitar is a good fit, but I was nervous that it would break the side off on this one. And like I said, the overall fit was a little crooked too... enough to screw up the string alignment (which is incredibly helpful if you're trying to mount the pick guard properly). It was close enough after loosening the screws and shifting a bit, but not as good as the other one.

Don't want to mess around with it too much. I'll always remember this.

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