Purple stratocaster

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    Thank you, plenty of other crooked things and defects. Thanks though.
     
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    I made a little shim out of an old credit card with a lot of good times from it. Hopefully a little mojo from it will transfer over.
     
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    It fits the neck pocket just right! The card may seem kind of thick but the tremolo could use a better break angle so I went high.
     
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    The ground wire gets soldered to a piece of copper tape.
     
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    And it goes here.
     
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    I bought strap locks to recess but am having a hard time bringing myself to drill that big of a hole and then an even deeper screw hole. Maybe in the future, for now standard strap locks.
     
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    So I got everything buttoned up and soldered etc. so I put one string on to check and........ nothing. I have to go back and check the connections.
     
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    I forgot to put a wire from here
     
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    to here. I guess the volume really has to be attached to the switch in order for it to work.
     
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    I need to fine tune the nut, there are still some sharp corners on the frets, adjust the tremolo saddles but I am basically done. I couldn't resist a little two string jam I just really wanted to hear the pickups.

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    They sound good on the bass strings. I dialed the jcm 900 up to max gain and they sound good but when I dial it down a bit they sound better. There is a little buzz and I think if I flatten the ground wire solder a little it will go away if not I will wrap it around a screw or something.I will finish up this weekend and post video soon.
     
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    I decided to man up and and install the recessed strap lock inserts. It was kind of hairy and definitely irreversible here is the hole for the rear.
     
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    I had to remove the neck to get to the front at the right angle.
     
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    Here is the front installed it sticks out on the curve a bit but that will help keep the strap away from the bod a little.
     
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    Here is the rear,it's money !$!
     
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    Here is how much clearance there is wi the the front.
     
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    And the rear. I like them very streamline and cool.
     
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    I bent the ends of the strings and soldered the wraps.
     
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    I adjusted the saddles to approximately where they should be.
     
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