the bridge-pickup and the knobs are not original...
- Number of posts : 1133
Age : 34
Location : Gainesville, FL
Registration date : 2008-08-03
- Senior Member
- Number of posts : 583
Registration date : 2008-04-08
We got this one a couple days ago.
It needs a new fret job. Someone had filed the frets just on the high e and b strings from the second fret to the eleventh. I'm going to take it to a local luthier to see if it can be dressed to make it work, or if it needs new frets. (which is what I think it needs)
Neither tone knob worked, and the single coil and phase reverse pull knobs didn't either. I replaced the Seymour Duncan TB5 Trembucker pickup, with the original that he supplied and corrected the wiring issues. The 3way switch had been replaced also. It came with the original whammy bar. I replaced the strat knobs with the black ones from my Spectrum Sx.
I was very disapointed when I saw the frets in that condition, I have never seen ones hacked up like that before. It was clear that someone with no knowledge of fret dressing did the job. The frets are replaceable, and other that, this guitar looks and feels great. I have never replaced frets, so will take it to someone skilled to perform this task. I'm going to post a picture of a line diagram for the wiring of the X390 in the Technical section, that I drew up earlier last year. It was helpful in sorting this guitar's wiring out.
seems that we have the same problem with the frets...could you please tell me if refretting worked without any complication?
Here's a link for some frets. Fret Link
Here's the two that I'm considering, I would like them to match as closely to the origials as possible.
Dunlop 6100 Accu-Fret fretwire. The 6100 series is jumbo fret that is both tall and wide. Measures .055" tall and .110" wide. 18% nickel/silver hard alloy. (24) 2-5/8" long pieces. $18.99
Dunlop 6000 Accu-Fret fretwire. The 6000 series is the largest wire Dunlop offers. Both tall and wide, has maximum mass for easy bending and a scalloped feel. Measures .058" tall and .118" wide. 18% nickel/silver hard alloy. (24) 2-5/8" long pieces. $19.99
Here's a few pictures of the new one. I thought outside would be good, but there is so much glare, you can't really see the deep Blue color.
nice catch (apart from the frets of course;) )!!!