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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Not good, sorry to hear that Waz. Sounds like a wire has broken somewhere, or a poor solder joint has fallen apart. Can you get to the pickup bobbins to check that the windings are still intact on that coil? You might have to unscrew the back plate to get to it, at which point it may all become obvious.
    Thanks Simon. All screwed down and looks like it will have to come out for a closer inspection before considering any warranty claims.
    Now a job for another day.

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    Might be easier then for warranty if you just ship it back as-is, as any attempt to dismantle the pup might invalidate the warranty.

    It might be as something as stupid as the tape wrapping around the coils shrinking over time and pulling on one of the coil winding output wires and snapping it, which would mean a full re-wind to repair it. Which for a ToneRider, would cost as much as a new pickup if you couldn't do it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Might be easier then for warranty if you just ship it back as-is, as any attempt to dismantle the pup might invalidate the warranty.

    It might be as something as stupid as the tape wrapping around the coils shrinking over time and pulling on one of the coil winding output wires and snapping it, which would mean a full re-wind to repair it. Which for a ToneRider, would cost as much as a new pickup if you couldn't do it yourself.
    I think you might be right Simon.

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    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
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    Awaiting replacement Tonerider Bridge PUP

    As mentioned previously under this wiring pickups thread http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...273#post160273 Adam has been awesome in arranging a replacement for the faulty one under warranty.

    While I am at it may as well replace all that cheap & nasty thin wire with some classic cloth push back stuff and generally tidy things up.

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    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
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    Replacement PUP arrived on Friday and got on with removal and re-installing earlier today....
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    Originally drilled a couple more holes for top-load mounting just in case I chose to swap the PUP out down the track and therefore kept original screw mounting intact. Originally I shaped up some timber to fill the deeper "holes" underneath the mounting lugs and first attempt was way too low. Second attempt required a false floor to be shaped which sits on top of the existing "PUP Cavity Floor" and once mounting lug screws are wound down they are long enough to grab the wood glued underneath from 1st attempt. For anyone contemplating this I would skip filling the 'Holes' and simply glue and screw down a false floor (6 or 7 mm ply from memory). Also cut some high density foam to exact size of distance between PUP base plate and bottom of mounting lugs to assist with keeping it level and also reduce any strange vibration noises being transmitted.

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    On this occasion couldn't be bothered doing the extra mounting screw holes and simply drilled out the existing solo ones as really happy with how these sound and therefore no chance of being swapped out.
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    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
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    Geez, the fretboard looked and felt a bit dry...
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    Better apply some more of the good old Dingo Wax...
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    Wax looks and feels great, not as slippery as lemon oil which also tends to make the timber look darker too.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Well done, Waz.
    Thanks Simon.

    Just gotta find some spare time when not feeling so tired to wire it back up.

    Was working on lots of fiddly hands-on build related jobs today and saving all the wiring up for a bright and early start later in the week.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    I like lemon oil, it's not slippery once it's soaked in and I find even a simple wipe with some paper towel removes any excess left and leaves the board feeling clean. Each to their own.

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    Yeah, I use lemon oil too but as this one was waxed originally not sure how oil would have soaked in?

    My recently purchased Yammy 5 string Bass was so thirty that it required about 3 lemon oil applications, and with such a long and wide fretboard didn't have enough wax to spare plus it is a pretty time consuming job too.
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    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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