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« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2010, 07:53:51 AM »
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Nice job Nick, how's it sound now with the SDs in place??



I don't know, I haven't wired it up yet. It was really nice last time when it had a JBJ in the bridge and the same single coil at the neck. This time I've replaced the bridge with a TB4 so I imagine it'll be similar.



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« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2010, 07:59:13 AM »
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Very nice.  How hard was it to fit the original floyd on it?



This had the 600S tremolo so it just plonked straight in.



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« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2010, 09:25:38 AM »
Having wired this up and set the action I've got Bionicducks problem, the baseplate of the Floyd is far too close to the scratchplate.

This isn't surprising as I deliberately ran the scratchplate under trem to make it look seamless. I'm going to have to remove it and make a cutout just in front of the trem. While I'm there I'll open out the hole for the neck pickup.



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« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2010, 09:30:52 AM »
Thats a shame, because she's a real beauty! I have been looking around to try and find one of these ever since seeing this topic, no luck as of yet. They seem to be rather rare.

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« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2010, 10:33:19 AM »
Yesterday I sorted it out to make it playable. I'll have to redo the scratchplate, especially along the top edge of the Floyd Rose but it's worked out OK otherwise.

Having the bridge pickup mounted direct in the scratchplate didn't really work, it needed to be wound right up. Having a pickup surround works much better. When I order another piece of blank scratchplate material I'll order a white surround so it blends in more.

The neck pickup worked OK mounted in the scratchplate but I may leave it like this mounted to the body.

I made a half hearted attempt to polish out the scratches I put in the finish when I sanded the repair I did back, but they're a bit deep. I'm not sure there's any remedy beyond a refinish.






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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2010, 10:45:55 AM »
how does she play now?

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« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2010, 12:07:55 PM »
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how does she play now?


Nicely, but then this was always really a cosmetic exercise. Swapping from a JBJ to a TB4 hasn't been massively noticeable but since I've done this all I've played is some old school thrash metal. When I've had a bit more time with it and played some more subtle stuff I may notice a difference, but then I'm hardly captain subtle.



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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2010, 11:53:49 AM »
I love the trem arm with the nobbles on it...

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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2010, 12:28:49 PM »
thats a Maverick trem arm if i'm not mistaken
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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2010, 05:58:01 PM »
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thats a Maverick trem arm if i'm not mistaken



It is quite cool, it's actually off an old BC Rich trem I have. I used it as the Floyd was bought secondhand and didn't come with one. The knobbles are O-rings that sit in grooves machined into it.



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« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2010, 03:31:19 PM »
Really nice work on this one!
I´ve been lusting forever wanting an ec29/36.
There is little spec to be seen though.
What is the scale length on it?
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