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Post by Westbone Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:36 pm

Though I'd put this up for all to have a peep at.

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Don't worry the radiator IS on.. Laughing


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The neck pickup is shot. It's half a h/bucker bobbin with slug magnets.
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Plays and sounds fine. That is some neck plate eh. Plus Barry's favorite bridge, which on this I will modify to make it a bridge base string anchor as opposed to rear lip on the bidge. This one does rattle and is unstable on the grubscrews.



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Post by Barry Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:39 pm

Looks kinda interesting Damian.
Someone doing a little 'drill bit routing' then? Rolling Eyes Fortunately you don't see it.

Yeah lose that ^%$#*& bridge!!

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Post by Westbone Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Yes that drill bit routing is a bit sad, the whole neck was sitting up on all the wood shavings. That is what it looked like as I removed it. Think I'll clean it up a bit.

Secound thoughts Barry, I will replace the bridge if I can find one to fit on the end of the neck or screw into the neck and body at the same time.
It's a bit like a travel guitar with a big 'wing'... Laughing
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Post by Barry Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:44 pm

That really is a strange positioning for a bridge!
Assuming you won't be removing the neck too often Rolling Eyes why not have a look at something like the GE Smith Tele bridge

Should have the same spacing and should cover up that area nicely. And you'll keep the "vibe" of the barrel saddle but without the hassles.

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Post by hobster Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:13 pm

Wow, thats pretty cool, thanks for sharing. That is a crazy neck pocket, i've never seen one so deep! Almost like a neck thru bolt on. Laughing Do you think that pickup routing is original? Looks like some drilling i have done as a carpenter, it ain't pretty! Alot of these old Hondos had US made DiMarzios in them, mostly the Japanese made ones from what i've seen.
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Post by Westbone Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:48 pm

Yep, not exactly a shop finish.
Might clean it up a little witn me meat clever Laughing

Have a look at this.
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2943-s-d-curlee-bass
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