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Singing the praises of Vampliers

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

  1. Electric Warrior

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    I'm stripping a guitar down and was removing some in-line 3x3 Klusons from an old guitar. Some of the screws were stripped, but I was still able to get them out fairly easily with pliers. Except for one. I spent way too long fiddling with it and got nowhere using the usual suggestions I found on the internet.

    I thought that I would be forced to drill it out or using that gimmick where you remove the wood around the screw. I poked around and found a pair of "vampliers." Seemed promising but almost $30! I said to hell with it and ordered them. If they worked, they would probably end up paying for themselves.

    They came today and that screw moved immediately in its grip and was out in seconds. I'm sure craftier people could have removed it with ease, but man, these were worth every penny. I've found with tools, buy once cry once is the way to go...

    Never seen them mentioned on here so I figured I'd give them a shout-out.

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  2. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Do you have a better picture of the "business end"?
     
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    Never heard of ‘em but just did a little reading and they mighta saved me many headaches.
     
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  4. Electric Warrior

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    Here you go:

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    I misread it as "Vamplifiers" and thought it was about a killer plexi I never heard of. :p
     
  6. Electric Warrior

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    It really is a name waiting to be taken. I always thought "Vampower" was bad as hell.
     
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    Oh, man. I’ve just done such a good job getting my tool kit down to only what I need, and you go and show me something I need.
     
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  8. geoff_in_nc

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    Nice! I can see where that could have saved my bacon before
     
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    I've never heard of those, but finding the right tool for the job is always a revelation. I've been an idiot so many times trying to do things the MacGyver way - it usually ends up costing me more money and time in the end.
     
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    Man, I played through a VamPower full stack my friend owned--it was amazings.
     
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    Pliers to pull out vampire teeth :eek:
     
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