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Don't you love having parts?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Matthias, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Over lunch, I was a bit sorry to see the stripped head on one of the intonation screws on my near-mint late '79/early '80 Strat was no longer maintainable and needed swapping. A rummage through the parts drawer and I rediscovered some '80ish Fender Lead saddles with screws that were the exact same part. Even some patina. Nice, as intonation screw heads seem to differ so much!

    A small example, but one of a few occasions over the last few weeks from renovating cases to fixing a badly built bed where my various stockpiles have FINALLY started to bear fruit (raiding someone else's in the last example). I feel I finally have some empirical evidence I'm not just a hoarding stuff for the sake of it. Well, some things....

    The only thing I haven't worked out a potential use for is all those Ikea hex keys...
     
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  2. Ironwolf

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    Parts is parts.
     
  3. d barham

    d barham Tele-Afflicted

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    Love parts, especially when I get enough to start putting something together.
     
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  4. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    I have justified making whole partscasters out of finding a tele control plate, a neck pickup and a couple of pots in my parts bin. Hopefully those GASSY days are past, but I do have a set of Schaller 3x3s and a spare set of strings, just sitting there...
     
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  5. esseff

    esseff Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm the same. I've pretty much got enough guitar hardware and electrical parts in my three biscuit tins to not need eBay for a long time.
    Anything mechanical that breaks down in my house gets cannibalised for (potentially) useful parts as well.
     
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  6. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've got lots of parts in these parts.

    Here's one shelf:

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    There are nine more shelves with bins like this. [Christopher Walken voice] "It's CRAY-zee...ya know."
     
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  7. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have been repairing and building since 1980 and have accumulated several parts, many quite valuable.
    You never know when someone may ask for a black single ply , 5 screw pickguard, I have three. I save all parts.
    Also , and this may sound weird , but I collect wood shavings, Mahogany , and I use that and Titebond as a mixture to repair fractures /fissures. Comes up like wood, which it is.
    Yep, save all your parts. I have also given away some, including sets of pickups I won't use. You can always help someone if you save everything.
    BTW I am the same with money and wish I could travel now - I can afford it.
     
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  8. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Great having spares~now if I could just find that.......
     
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  9. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I fear I might be some kind of hoarder. The parts bin just fills up somehow, until I can't resist putting together another partscaster. Is there a support group? Hi, I'm Bill, and I buy parts.
     
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  10. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    My neighbors sometimes ask me if I have a nut, bolt, or screw for this or that.

    Yes. Yes I do. That's why you called me.

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  11. Steve Holt

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    I'm not as bad as Peegoo (yet). But recently I finally went through all my parts drawers and assembled this little treasure trove of screws and such.

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    It's the best. The bottom right section is kind of storage for what I'm working on at the moment. I have far more spare pickups laying around.

    And then the big parts stay in my parts drawer.
     
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  12. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Friend of Leo's

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    Can you give me your neighbors address so I can make an offer on their house?
     
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    As a wise man (or was it a wise-guy) said .... it's great when all those parts come together to make a whole!
     
  14. Fiesta Red

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    I misread the title as “Don’t You Love Having Pants?”...

    I thought, “Yes...especially after that incident in Dallas/Fair Park back in 1992...”
     
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  15. Peegoo

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    I'm in the process of building a rustic Tele using no power tools, and I plan on making my own bridge for it: six brass screws stuck into the body. Simple and cheap.

    I'll have height adjustment but no intonation...so my measurements will have to be pretty dang precise. Dunno how it's going to work, but hey, I ain't askeert!

    Here's part of the top...carving for a wood inlay with a small router plane.

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    Me too, FR, me too...
     
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    "Bad as Peegoo"?
    His garage looks so clean and well stocked!
    Looks pretty good to me:cool:
     
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    Well... Bad in a way that frustrates a wife. My wife is pretty cool about my obsessions but I still get a few eye rolls and head shakes here and there.
     
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    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    If you can't make them roll their eyes now and again, you're probably doing something wrong:lol:
     
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    Sure - when they work. :confused:

    D.H.
     
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