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  1. Thread: TV

    by Simon Barden
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    I must say that it looks a lot better to me, a...

    I must say that it looks a lot better to me, a more cohesive design.
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    As it's a bolt-on, I'd definitely try a neck shim...

    As it's a bolt-on, I'd definitely try a neck shim first. Just a small piece of veneer, or a piece of hard plastic (like an old credit/loyalty card) in-between the screws at the body end of the neck...
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    With a bit more practice you should be able to...

    With a bit more practice you should be able to make your own wiring harnesses using aftermarket parts. You can get them much neater and it makes them so much easier to fit. Using heatshrink...
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    That inlay looks great.

    That inlay looks great.
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    Yes, the neck angle looks just about OK on yours....

    Yes, the neck angle looks just about OK on yours.

    If you are thinking about fitting new pickups, you'll probably have to enlarge the pickup routs as the mounting tabs on the kit pickups are a...
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    I'd also make sure that there are no lengths of...

    I'd also make sure that there are no lengths of bare signal wire that could end up touching the side of a pot and grounding the signal. There are a few lengths I can see in the photos that have the...
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    Lemon oil may solve that, as it will make the...

    Lemon oil may solve that, as it will make the board appear darker. You can also use mineral oil of the type thats sold for seasoning chopping boards (same stuff without the lemon scent). But that...
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    Iíd weigh it without the strap as that can be...

    Iíd weigh it without the strap as that can be very misleading. Or at least give both weights. You could have a thin lightweight nylon webbing strap that may weigh 50g, or a wide, thick, leather...
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    I donít think IPA will do any harm, but it is...

    I donít think IPA will do any harm, but it is very different chemically and a much weaker solvent. Good for grease and general dirt removal. You can try it, but I donít think it will be very...
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    By the time Iíve added shipping to the UK and...

    By the time Iíve added shipping to the UK and then duty and tax, Iím looking at £170 or so, just over AU$300. Not quite as attractive as if I were in Australia. Iíll think about them as itís not a...
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    How are you weighing it? Iíve just bought some...

    How are you weighing it? Iíve just bought some cheap digital angling scales for weighing my guitars and that works well. Better than trying to balance it on the bathroom scales, which are probably...
  13. Would it not be easier to get a new double...

    Would it not be easier to get a new double slotted truss rod nut and fit that rather than persevere with the single slot nut? Or do a bit more cutting away and fit the wheeled truss rod nut they...
  14. That sounds pretty good. MOD are normally...

    That sounds pretty good. MOD are normally considered good replacements for Accutronics, though I've only had experience of Belton replacements, which also worked well.

    I have no idea about the...
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    Most people (if they are anything like me) will...

    Most people (if they are anything like me) will be looking for lower output Alnico V pickups to replace the ceramic pickups in their modern Firebirds, not even hotter ceramics (though there will be...
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    Goo Gone is more for sticky label residue and is...

    Goo Gone is more for sticky label residue and is too gentle for these glue marks. Use Goof Off or pure acetone (nail varnish remover acetone often has moisturiser added you don't want).

    Some...
  17. Factory prices are always going to be a small...

    Factory prices are always going to be a small fraction of whatever you'd pay for them retail, even from a web supplier. But there will always be those markups at each stage, which means even small...
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    The factory frets haven't had anything done to...

    The factory frets haven't had anything done to them apart from being installed, so can be variable in quality. They may or may not have scratches on. If unmarked, then I'd probably start off at...
  19. Diode rectification is far more efficient than a...

    Diode rectification is far more efficient than a tube rectifier and responds to changes in current draw far quicker. So the attack on loud notes causes Ďsagí with a tube rectifier that doesnít occur...
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    Not sure about 1) as I haven't looked at blue...

    Not sure about 1) as I haven't looked at blue stains. Most of my stuff I get from the UK and Rothko and Frost do a decent range of stains and nitro paints. ...
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    Sold for replacements in vintage amps a sits the...

    Sold for replacements in vintage amps a sits the same neon +CdS cell used in all the amps that have that circuit. Like leaded solder, it's OK to use for repairs to vintage kit and for home use,...
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    Hi and welcome, Ian. Best of luck with your...

    Hi and welcome, Ian.

    Best of luck with your builds.
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    Well I've ordered the Optocoupler. Apparently...

    Well I've ordered the Optocoupler. Apparently you just remove the two extra PCBs (one is a power supply for the main vib/trem PCB) and the leads to them, solder the optocoupler in place and away you...
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    The different kits have different issues. The...

    The different kits have different issues. The Gretsch ones seem to be OK with regards to neck angle and bridge hole positions for the builds Iíve read about, so hopefully youíll be OK. Two-piece...
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    The Schaller roller bridges come as standard with...

    The Schaller roller bridges come as standard with posts with M5 threads that are too small for the kit (and a lot of other) post inserts, which have M8 threads. But Schaller do sell M8 posts for the...
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