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Guy Hacks Back of 335 clone to get at the wires

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by driver8, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. driver8

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    I just saw this on Amzn and i'm trying hard not to keep laughing :lol: I mean, we've all done stupid sh&t, but this one is just :D:D:D

    Couldn't save pic, but did a screen grab: "After I had to" :lol::lol::lol:

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    No offense to the guy, I'm sure I've done equally stupid things. This is a classic though :D
     
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  2. SixStringSlinger

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  3. Phrygian77

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    This is why I'm sometimes afraid to sell amps that I build. There's always a few stupid, really stupid, consumers.
     
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    I always wished that they had done that at the factory.
     
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  5. Delara84

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    I wonder if he he cut a second hole in the back to repair the 3-way... LMMFAO!
     
  6. Paul G.

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    There was a downmarket model in the 1970s called the ES325 with front mounted wiring under a plate. It had Firebird pickups. Not the best looking guitar, but I've played a few and they sounded absolutely killer.



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  7. JuneauMike

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    "Siri, how do I rewire my expensive 335 guitar?"

    "Oh, ok. Are you sure about this, Siri?"
     
  8. JuneauMike

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    I love that it says "Once you receive it, put it in the shop & have them fix whatever."

    Yeah, just get the "whatever" fixed and its as good as new.
     
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    Do you think there would be an upcharge for that feature?
     
  10. SixStringSlinger

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    My Reverend Tricky Gomez has a back panel that lets me access all the wiring. It's less of an "upscale" look than Gibson's way, but it makes things easier to work with and no one cares so much what the back of a guitar looks like, anyway. The Reverend also doesn't have an f-hole on the controls side of the center block.
     
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    Oh, and I really hope this guy isn't a dentist.
     
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    There's a production hollow archtop with a removable back panel, I can't seem to track down a pic though
     
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    I had a 1986 ES-335 Studio. No f-holes; control coverplate on the back. Beautiful wiring.
     
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    Yeah...this was a stupid move, but I've rewired a 335-type guitar, and getting even my smallish fingers in those "f holes" is a challenge. I understand the inclination to do SOMETHING! ;)
     
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    I'm speechless, irrespective of whether that 335 is a Gibby or clone... Who in their right mind would think that??
     
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    This HAS to be an old Stella or Kay! The one I had, you had to use pliers on some of the tuning keys and those Black Diamonds would cut your fingers to the bone marrow. No wonder many of us "put down the guitar" in early years.
     
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    ouch
     
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    Gretsch Country Gentleman. No front access, F holes painted on.

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    In an attempt to make this thread offer something practical for some of us, this is pretty much how I did it too (although I used the pickup cavities to get in rather than the f-hole:



    I have an Epiphone Casino and used to own a Gretsh electromatic. This is one way to do it. I've seen other people do the same thing by sliding clear tubing over the pot shafts.
     
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    I've tried several things... surgical rubber tubing, clear "aquarium" type tubing, and dental floss. Floss for the win, btw. Both types of tubing were too cumbersome.
     
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