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  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 165

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:04 pm   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
The Texas Specials I just put on my PartsCaster have staggered pole pieces, but the Hot Noiseless pickups on my MIM Strat are flat.

Not sure but I think the Custom Shop Vintage 50's and 60's are st ...
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 165

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
My initial thought on seeing this was if the height of the pole pieces were an issue based on the difference in the neck radius on modern strats (as the person posting the video claims) wouldn't the p ...
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 165

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:19 pm   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Came across this video on You Tube, wanted to see what you guys think about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=564laZGCbGA

Mahalo;
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 209

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:43 pm   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
I took the neck off when I first got it to check for paint, labels, etc. in the pocket, no shim.

Iíve got a good setup with the stock trem and the Callaham block, so Iím going to leave it as is for ...
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 209

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
If the spacing is off a bit, I could see that possibly contributing to the intonation problem, but not the height adjustment.

I never checked to see if there was any difference in the length of the ...
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 209

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:52 pm   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
I put a complete Callaham Tremolo assembly in a MIM strat I purchased recently and ran into some problems adjusting the string height and intonation.

Basically I had to raise most of the saddles c ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Couldn't be happier with the results of reforming the neck pocket with the Qwik Wood. In addition to reforming the pocket, I plugged and redrilled the holes in the neck and body. Got a noticeable impr ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:51 am   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Worked great, got a good tight fit.

Only problem now is somehow I managed to jack up the neck pickup, broke the wire where it comes out of the bobbins and solders into the leads. Oh well, ordered a ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:15 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Went with the Quik Wood, really easy to work with, can't wait to see how it looks tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.

I see Roland is still posting pictures of my wife. Smile
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:40 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
I was planning on wrapping some cellophane on the heel of the neck before pushing it in the pocket, lightly clamp it, then put on a few strings for alignment and to give it a little pull on the neck. ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:48 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Yeah that makes more sense.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 477

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:29 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
I've got an old partsCaster I built years ago and have to admit, I kinda jacked up the neck pocket and the neck heel back then.

Was thinking about loading up the pocket with timbermate, wrapping t ...
  Topic: New MIM Strat Project
Toleolu

Replies: 3
Views: 390

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 pm   Subject: New MIM Strat Project
UPDATE:

Took a little longer than expected, but anyway, I've uploaded 3 .wav files to my Google Drive.

I created the files with the strat plugged straight into my PreSonus, no effects, just clea ...
  Topic: Wood to Wood Contact in Strat Neck Pocket
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 449

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:28 pm   Subject: Wood to Wood Contact in Strat Neck Pocket
I saw a video where a guy did what you said about backing off the neck screws with the strings strung to pitch. I tried that on my new MIM strat, canít say for sure how much of an improvement it made, ...
  Topic: Low Pass Filter by twisting pickup wires.
Toleolu

Replies: 4
Views: 212

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:46 am   Subject: Low Pass Filter by twisting pickup wires.
I think it's one of those diminished returns type of things. Looks good in theory, but just too many variables in getting it right.

Still going to keep putting twists in the pickup leads though.
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