Danelectro '59 Make It Better?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by sds1, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    They are fake Danelectros. Or solid body Danelectro models, possibly with some kind of replacement pickups, or non-lipsticks.
     
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    oh hell yeah! i am such a dano fan, they play amazing eh? i love the white ones's, i have wanted one for a while. as for pickups try guitar fetish - https://www.guitarfetish.com/Pro-Tube-Lipstick-Guitar-Pickups_c_110.html as you can see i am a lipstick tube fan... IMG_8282.jpg
     
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    I really do not understand your problem.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I have a Jeff Senn CJ Tooling bridge on my Baritone (below) that a previous owner put on it. I bought it used at GC for a great price since they considered it in only "good" condition due to the $100 upgrade. Go figure. That bridge is really nice and solid as compared to an original.

    As for the pickups, I think the stock ones are usually good but you do have to adjust your rig for working with the unique sound. I usually use an optical compressor for cleans and a rolled back Big Muff style fuzz for dirty sounds.

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    surf green/blue i was going for surf green but changed my mind and just sprayed sonic blue over the top and to my surprise the color was better than expected.
     
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    This is the most significant upgade to a Dan that you can do - did it to both of mine - a complete transformation in terms of play ability
     
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    Well FYI and FWIW I made a couple of easy repairs today:

    1) Loctite purple on the pickup adjustment screw that kept slipping
    2) Super glued the loose knob on

    Regarding the loctite, I have a good feeling about it as the pickup didn't budge during tonight's gig. As far as the knob is concerned, I believe the problem is one of the little molded nubs inside the knob is worn down. The problem follows the knob, not the pot. I tried a few of the ideas listed here except didn't have the plumber's tape on hand, ended up carefully supergluing. However, not careful enough! The tone and volume knobs are now glued together! Oh well, I don't use that pickup anyhow. :)
     
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