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couple projects i'm thinking of
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooterfinger wrote:
Looks good. For a replica pickguard I wonder if you could make a white one and use a brush and some paints to get a similiar
look then spray clear over it and polish out.


Well I was seriously thinking about taking the self adhesive pickguard blanks, like for acoustic guitars, that are thin and sticking it to a white blank in order to make a replica.

Something from here that is pretty thin and has adhesive on it might do the trick.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that would work. If you try it please post how it turns out. That yellow and black material is calling my name.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heading down the home stretch now. on/off switches were scratchy and I thought one of them was malfunctioning. so I dismantled them and cleaned up the contact surfaces. they work great now. just pulled back the tabs to open it up and took my pocket knife and scraped everything clean. there is a little spring in there to push the switch's contact snug.



after cleaning the switches I tested it out. the bridge pickup was very low volume and intermittent. I could mess with pickup and it would affect the output. so I took the back plate off the pup (it was loose) and the magnet was sort of floating around the coil. the glue that was holding it in the coil had deteriorated. so I fixed that and - BAMM! it works. This guitar sounds great!

I got the brass bridge set up so it is almost spot on with the intonation. the tape is there as a reference to where to attach the brass saddle to the nickel base, which is my next and last step.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got this vintage lipstick off of CL for cheap.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
heading down the home stretch now. on/off switches were scratchy and I thought one of them was malfunctioning. so I dismantled them and cleaned up the contact surfaces. they work great now. just pulled back the tabs to open it up and took my pocket knife and scraped everything clean. there is a little spring in there to push the switch's contact snug.



Never thought of taking one apart. I usually just replaced them if a little contact cleaner didn't work.
I could never bring myself to throw the old ones away though.
Now I know what I'll be doing the next rainy day I get.
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