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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't turn the screws in the posts of the TOM bridge to adjust the height?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried to. They seem fake to me Very Happy or just extremely stiff.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol. I kinda went full sonic youth mode today and after torturing my strings i thought i could use the heavy duty screwdriver somewhat more seriuosly and i finally managed to move the bridge posts. They were just too tightened so i couldnt do it with just a small screwdriver i was using during the setup (obviously i had a big one for taking the neck off, but those are phillips screws Very Happy ) .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vojtasTS29 wrote:
Lol. I kinda went full sonic youth mode today and after torturing my strings i thought i could use the heavy duty screwdriver somewhat more seriuosly and i finally managed to move the bridge posts. They were just too tightened so i couldnt do it with just a small screwdriver i was using during the setup (obviously i had a big one for taking the neck off, but those are phillips screws Very Happy ) .


But they do adjust the bridge height?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they do... Of course they do Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Oh hey guys! Found myself a cheapo JB knockoff. Not sure about the manufacturer, but in the test strat in the guys shop who gave me this pickup for about 200 CZK(10 dollars) it sounded pretty much like a JB. I am thinking about going angled humbucker because i love the looks, and also because it is not F-spaced meaning the E and e polepieces will be under those strings if i go angled Very Happy Surely noiserock/shoegaze enough, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes Very Happy and can someone draw me the right wiring so the pickups are out of phase when both on? Very Happy i mean i can easily just solder it in the place of the old one, but i don't want to do it two times accidentally Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would wire the bridge humbucker in the normal way so the metal base plate is grounded properly and switch the polarity on the neck pickup.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that probably makes a lot more sense Smile thanks. I am thinking i might add a phase switch later, because i am going to get a stainless custom control plate(you cant buy the originals in my country), so i can just order a hole more in it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe add the phase on a push-pull pot? It would be cheap and easy.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am gonna go full frankenstang thurston moore style, just made to my own needs, i might even go relic, so i think an extra switch might look really neat Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick shitty phone pic of the progress. I roughened(no idea if such a word exists Very Happy) the whole poly coat and painted base and sonic blue nitro coat over it Smile i have now about 4 coats of blue, i am gonna lacquer it tomorrow, but with a not too thick layer... Very Happy I have only one big ass can of lacquer... The pickguard is cut, i just need to solder the Hb in. And i even managed to save the almost new set of strings! Hey! Very Happy (oh yes and i routed the body, but that should be obvious Very Happy)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please remove this post after its done, but can admin please move this thread to projects and call it the Fokus H Mustang modifications? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vojtasTS29 wrote:
Please remove this post after its done, but can admin please move this thread to projects and call it the Fokus H Mustang modifications? Thanks.


Done and done, but you ARE able to rename the first post (and therefore topic) yourself, no mod powers needed Smile

Man, I REALLY like these, dirt cheap too. Would be curious to play one for myself
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ms_60_vintage_white.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Smile) I think the Harley Benton is the same guitar. I had both in hands and the only difference is the headstock shape. Een the BaCH mustang is the same, but with mosrite bridge... They are great for silly mods Smile :DDD
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Oh shieeeet... The front side went super good and the clearcoat cured nicely... But me the asshole tried a different kind of clear on the back... and, no you dont want to see it tbh. Its just gonna probably crack and fall off sooner or later, so free buckle rash right here. And i dont really care. It was the first guitar i modified so heavily and i like it as it is. Oh and hey. The humbucker i had was faulty so i put the old singlecoil in to hold the screws(not wired in) and asembled myself a musicmaster for a while... New humbucker is gonna come this week, so i will solder and then post some photos and maybe even sounds Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. finally ordered a chrome control plate, some extra screws, amp knobs and a black pickup cover. gonna post some photos when the guitar is completely aestheticaly done. but i have managed to fuck up the finish in the meantime by hard picking and bashing the guitar into things(it played it at two gigs and i am not exactly polite at reharshals... couple that with my super low quality clear and heyyyy.) and the clear lacquer fucked up and greened a lot in places where sweat goes into it... so a free relic i guess. I am thinking about belt sanding the whole guitar and starting again, but that will be no sooner than next summer... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well how much teen spirit can a single guitar contain? Parts came today, so i installed the pickup cover and knobs Smile Not having my dremel tool here, i just mocked the control plate image and drawn where the extra screws will go and where to cut.




Smile bootyful, isnt it? :DDD
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AND I AM FUCKING DONE. It is probably in need of a new nut and shit, but i am happy with it now. My own bilinda-kurtstang. Very Happy The only problem was the placement of those original screws... So they are right in the gap... fuck. Added a new scerw hole on the upper part of the pg and next to the control plate. Smile Best looking guitar i've ever had... It kinda feels vintage Very Happy



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks nice! Cool
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