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Barncaster P/U Re-Vamp

 
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indianjjy



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Barncaster P/U Re-Vamp Reply with quote

Well, I had some time on my hands waiting for paint to gas-out and I decided to make the ol' Barncaster a stealth caster. I had a old pickup from a 70's Japan tele and took it apart...





Took the magnets out and took them to a import auto specialist that re-magnitizes old magnetos and he made the poles super strong. Cleaned and re-routed the neck pocket,shield painted and grounded it and installed the pickup,less bottom plate and cover, surrounded with foam...







Put her back together with a fresh set of D'Addario 9's and man she sounds good with no noticable muffle sound of the stealth pickup, just good clear sound, the neck clocked out at 9.8 K and the bridge is a Almalfitano that is overwound at a 17.3 K hot !!! 250 K pots with a .033 PIO cap. Hope you like...









The pics make the action look high but it is just 3/32 " above the 12th fret which is what I like, so...........


John
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That pickup looks like it was the perfect piece to start with, and it looks - I mean, is invisible - really great . . .
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dig it!

I love when you can make cool stuff out of scraps!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I love that guitar period! But this just makes it better...an "Incognito Magneto" How cool is that? Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that pickup is HUGE!!!

I think its about time we got some sound clips! LOVE the stealthsquire
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:15 am    Post subject: stealth Reply with quote

Looks really cool! Very Happy
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