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Dear diary, what a build it's been.............

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crazydave911, May 20, 2011.

  1. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Getting 24 tiny screws in without breaking or stripping? A bloody miracle lol

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    Pretty right? Wait until you string it up :eek::lol:

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    As does the masochist in me :lol:

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    Well was fitting the neck to the body and uh got carried away :rolleyes:

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    I DID learn you have to notch the saddles to keep string separation, sheesh

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    The things you do for Ricky sound :confused::lol::D

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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Represents a LOT of filing

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    Not in tune or setup yet but maybe very soon :)

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    That's a lot of nutty work
    So why are you bent over pretending to be a pretzel?
     
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    :lol: That's the wife tending the new kittens, 5 no less :)
     
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    Well long story hopefully a little shorter, I was dreading setting it up and took a month to do that :rolleyes:. Then put off playing it (unplugged) for longer because of my left hand, then finally bass player son came over and wore it out and even unplugged I was, wow I built that? Well took me about two weeks to tempt the Brian May switch gods and I finally plugged it in and tuned it up :) annnnnd nothing. Don't know if you've ever looked at the wiring diagram of a Red Special but it's wired thusly, one switch, one pickup goes south? None work, like old Christmas lights :mad:. Knowing the hair thin wires and tiny switches I was immediately suspicious. I've gotten one bad rail humbucker from GFS over 10 years outta 30 pickups, and besides they worked fine when I buttoned it up so OUT they go just as I promised. The following pictures I believe demonstrates I think conclusively why Brian travels with a full time tech and FOUR backup guitars o_O

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    And yes, that's two full sized pots and SIX switches :eek:

    In fact, these switches

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    And yes, that's the original Jaguar plate I was GONNA use until I had a bright idea :oops:

    And now the piece resistance lol, when your pickup wires are bigger than your hookup wires? You MIGHT be an idiot (apologies Jeff Foxworthy)

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    Now if you expect this venom is hurled at GFS, you would be wrong. Unlike the buyers here of SOME bodies and necks I read the fine print. My guy says these are reproduced to original spec in Korea :rolleyes:. This switch system was designed by Brian's dad, supposedly an electronic genius. Hmmm explains the NATO equipment I guess lol. Oh well I have this calf to lick over and will do so using KISS so fear not friends lmao

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    Looks like you need a electrical engineering or an astrophysics degree to wire that thing up!
    Wiring, it's that last hurdle and for me it's the worst. I have to resist the urge to toss the guitar across the room when I plug it in for the first time and it doesn't work. I'm getting better at suppressing that urge ;)
     
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    Wiring it up shouldn't have been necessary, that's a premade harness. I've used many from them without issue. But when you use microscopic wires and switches? Geeeez :mad:
     
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    Well I think I have a good idea finally, this was a Kwikplug harness and I finally removed the neck and bridge plug I cut off. Leaving the middle one because it occurs to me I can get a humbucker harness like I fixed my Tele with. Then wire a short jumper to the switch hot lead, put in a switch and have the middle in ANY switch position :D. I'm a little slow sometimes :rolleyes: :lol:

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    Well actually got it awhile ago, just wired it in today. A small beep, I had to put in a cheaper foreign switch because of the thin body, and still almost went through the back :eek:

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    Got it all back in place and everything wired up but the jack. Still have to wait on the Beware of Dog sign for the new pickguard so no rush :lol:

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