Eyguitarmusic.com? - Telecaster Guitar Forum
The Number 1 Fender Telecaster Guitar authority in the world.
   

Go Back   Telecaster Guitar Forum > The DIY Channel > Tele Home Depot
Forgot Username/Password? Join Us!

Tele Home Depot Building a T-Style guitar? From scratch or from parts. This is the forum for you.


Wilde Pickups by Bill & Becky Lawrence WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Amps, Mods, Pedals Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com seymourduncan.com


Forum Jump


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 30th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
Daddy Hojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,599
Eyguitarmusic.com?

I'm in the middle of a pinecaster build. While looking for budget parts, I happened across eyguitarmusic.com and the prices look good. Almost too good to be true. Looking around the page, I see lots of typos and English-as-second language errors and it makes me suspicious. Are they trustworthy? I'm a "parts is parts" kind of guy and I'm not terribly concerned about quality and I fully understand that this is not made in the US stuff, and probably along the lines of allparts or guitarfetish quality. I just don't want my bank account emptied 6 months from now.

Anybody got any yays or nays on this company?

Daddy Hojo is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alameda California
Posts: 343
Give it a pass

Mixed results, the bridge and the tuners were what they said they were the other stuff I ended up tossing out. The brand name stuff that they sell is the brand name stuff.
aikiguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
czook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW MO
Age: 61
Posts: 1,067
I've used them a lot and no problems. Shipping can be high, so remember that when comparing prices.
__________________
Chuck
czook is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links   #
Sponsored posting
 

Old April 30th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
PunkKitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago
Age: 50
Posts: 95
I bought from them a few times with no problems. But remember that they ship directly from China so it may take a few weeks to get the parts.
PunkKitty is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
Daddy Hojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,599
Quote:
Originally Posted by aikiguy
Mixed results, the bridge and the tuners were what they said they were the other stuff I ended up tossing out. The brand name stuff that they sell is the brand name stuff.
So they really have an $18 wilkinson bridge?
Daddy Hojo is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alameda California
Posts: 343
Yes with compensated saddles. The Grover tuners are real too. Skip the control plates the necks and the jacks and switches though
aikiguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Mike Simpson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
Age: 58
Posts: 7,720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddy Hojo

So they really have an $18 wilkinson bridge?
So does azguitarparts.com ($18 or $19)
Mike Simpson is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Mike Simpson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
Age: 58
Posts: 7,720
Has anyone bought the tortise pickguard material from eyeguitar ?

http://www.eyguitarmusic.com/Red-Tor...cm-_p_710.html
Mike Simpson is offline   Reply With Quote

Old April 30th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Poster Extraordinaire
 
soulman969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 9,530
I haven't bought any mechanical or electrical parts from them so I'll be interested in hearing others experiences but I did get a couple of pickguards that ran $6-$7 each.

One was for a Standard Tele (which is how they designate it) and the other for an MIA Jazz Bass. The one for the Jazz fit like a glove and the one for my MIM required just a little filing of the cutout around the control plate to fit perfect. 5 minute job. The screw holes all lined up perfectly. No drilling needed.

The quality was very good. About what you'd expect from American vendors charging two to three times as much. The product came in a well padded shipping envelope with the pickguards themselves each wrapped in bubble wrap and inside a ziplok bag. Shipping from China was about $6.

I have no complaints at all about the price or the time it took to receive them which was about 10 days. All good so far and no one has raided my bank account.
__________________
CS Nocaster; "Nashcaster"; MP Thinline; MIM/Nashville; Squier CVC; Lenti Esquire; Peavey Generation Custom EXP, Taylor 214ce-dlx; Breedlove C250cme; Roland Cube 40xl; Roland Blues Cube; Bugera v5; Ampeg GVT-112e, CV JBass; CV PBass; tc BG250 1x15 Bass Amp.
soulman969 is online now   Reply With Quote

Old May 1st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
Daddy Hojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,599
Thanks. Good to hear. I'll also check out the azguitarparts.com
Daddy Hojo is offline   Reply With Quote

Old May 1st, 2012, 08:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
czook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW MO
Age: 61
Posts: 1,067
I like their necks. They have switched manufacturers, but the ones they had a few months ago were very good, especially for the price.
__________________
Chuck
czook is offline   Reply With Quote

Old May 2nd, 2012, 04:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris
Age: 38
Posts: 8
Bought from them :
Tele one ply black pickguard (looks good enough for me...)
controle plate (was too big for the pickguard)
Wilkinson deluxe tuners
screws...

They all were bound to end on an old squier tele body body I had. Nothing really fitted out of the box, but I had one of the best time ever with my dad trying to get everything fit :-) So , all the stuff for about 50 USD including postage to France, a 11 days wait for the delivery is quite a low price for such a cool moment with a dad...Being in my 30's means I sadly don't often spend quality time with my old man ....
Shall you forget about the "Dad" part, I'd recommend this supplier for low budget projects...
gpselmer is offline   Reply With Quote

Old May 2nd, 2012, 07:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
NEW MEMBER!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: fort wayne indiana
Posts: 2
I bought Alpha full sized pots, Grover tuners, Wilkinson bridge, strap buttons, string trees, all as good as you get from any other mail order vendor. 15 day shipping.
jackpine is offline   Reply With Quote

Old May 2nd, 2012, 01:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
czook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW MO
Age: 61
Posts: 1,067
I've bought the pots, jacks, tuners, bridges, pickguards, strap buttoms, necks, bodies, string ferrules, caps, nuts, and about every other hardware piece they sell. I have never bought their pups or pickguard blanks. No complaints and some of it was really good stuff, just like the american suppliers buy from china ;0
__________________
Chuck
czook is offline   Reply With Quote

Old May 2nd, 2012, 05:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Erwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Affligem Belgium
Posts: 101
anybody know what their truss rods are worth?
It seems that they have a sale going on at 13$ for a 5-pack
Erwin is offline   Reply With Quote

Old May 2nd, 2012, 05:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Norfolk UK
Age: 66
Posts: 5,406
I have a strat neck from them ,post free .Good neck, even better once I had rolled the edges but the actual fret work etc was all top notch ,no fret sprout or need of a level and the tusq nut superb.
musicalmartin is offline   Reply With Quote

Old June 6th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
Jack FFR1846's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hopkinton, MA
Posts: 1,714
I've done a couple orders. First was a few pickguards. You will want to put a full sheet of aluminum on the back as the material is very static'y and will cause noise if you don't do very good noise shielding and dissipation work.

I got screws for the pg which were fine, and some roller trees, which I've put onto a neck but am still painting the body for. I ordered a bunch of pots and they were all wrong. I had to explain about 3 ways in emails, but they finally figured out what I was saying and shipped me the corrected ones. To help....A in the pt number is audio....B is linear. Their descriptions were backwards. I did receive the corrected parts with no request to ship back the wrong ones. If you only buy pickguards, the shipping is very cheap. If you get a mixed bag of things (some pots, screws, etc with pg's), it's going to double quickly.
Jack FFR1846 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old June 6th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Age: 53
Posts: 74
Just recieved an order tonight. It's my third order from them. Took 15 days to come and cost $8us for shipping.. Parts are prettty good as long as you understand you get what you pay for. What really baffles me is that I buy some parts from a company in Ontario and the shipping is $9us for a small package, the shipment today from EY guitars in Hong Kong was $8us. I will buy from them again...
kencole is offline   Reply With Quote

Old June 16th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #19 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
62 Jazzmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Richmond BC, Canada
Age: 60
Posts: 1,987
I've done 6 or 7 orders with EYParts and always been satisfied with the bang/buck and reasonable shipping.

Speaking of shipping, I've never seen such careful packing from other vendors. Everything is in separate bags, bubble pack and closed cell foam abounds:




You can see the care they take, tucked under the bridge's saddles is a piece of card to prevent the set screws from scratching the chrome.
__________________
my guitar photo album
62 Jazzmaster is online now   Reply With Quote

Old June 16th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
czook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW MO
Age: 61
Posts: 1,067
Eric Yu does a great job of packing and shipping. It does come to you via the slow boat from China, but after a dozen orders that have arrived as ordered, undamaged, and in a reasonable amount of time, I would rather buy Chinese parts from China that Chinese parts from an American vendor. I buy lots of Americanish parts from American Vendors too, and I have not found a bad one. Met many of them via ebay.
__________________
Chuck
czook is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


» Random Photo for Guests
Effect Pedals 2
Untitled Document



 


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



IMPORTANT:Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult! No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
© TDPRI.COM 1999 - 2014 All rights reserved.