Fixing up a Corsair

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Fixing up a Corsair

Post by Chief2994 on Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:20 pm

So. I've been lurking around this forum for a few weeks, and now it's time to post. I recently picked up what I believe is a 1987 XA1430 Corsair in Sky Blue. It works great except for 2 issues.

First off, the input jack is iffy. Sometimes it works fine, other times it hums. It's not my amp or cord, I've tested everything out with my other guitars. I am not too good with electronics, so any help would be appreciated.

The other problem is a missing part. I need the 2 triangular washers and one rectangular washer, and well as the 3 bolts for the locking nut on a Bendmaster Deluxe. I know about the spares site, but I'm in the U.S. and it says U.K. orders only. If these parts prove too hard to find I'll probably just swap out the whole locking nut.

Thanks in advance for the help! geek

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Re: Fixing up a Corsair

Post by Chief2994 on Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:25 pm

Hmm, it appears I haven't posted enough to send PMs...but That would be great Corsair. Thanks.

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Re: Fixing up a Corsair

Post by umpdv5000 on Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:00 pm

Hi Chief,

The nut on the jack socket is quite possibly loose and needs tightening. If this is not the problem, then there is probably a loose connection on the socket which may need re-soldering. Best of luck with the missing parts.

Martin.

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Re: Fixing up a Corsair

Post by Barry on Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:59 am

umpdv5000 wrote:...The nut on the jack socket is quite possibly loose and needs tightening...
Not unlike our own Corsair. clown

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Corsair parts/Westone parts

Post by AngelPDX on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:23 pm

There are still some Matsumoku parts at the St Louis Music Company. Call them and ask for the specific items. They may ask you to email a list. The last of the Matsumoku parts were sent to them and that's where my '88 Burgundy Pearl 1430 was built.

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Re: Fixing up a Corsair

Post by Barry on Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:30 pm

AngelPDX wrote:There are still some Matsumoku parts at the St Louis Music Company...
Wow, that's news! Are you sure about that? As far as I know nobody here, senior members, resident experts, and particularly, Tom Presley himself, have any knowledge of this.

If true, we've indeed hit the parts Mother lode!

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Corsair parts

Post by AngelPDX on Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:59 am

Tom is the one who told me to get in touch with them. He said that the last of the corsairs were assembled of Matsumoku parts at the SLMC. He said I should contact them for parts or repairs, that they might not have what I need, but last he heard they had *some* parts.

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Re: Fixing up a Corsair

Post by Barry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:03 am

Hey, thanks for that AngelPDX!
That offers another path of hope for our members desperate for parts. cheers

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Saint Louis Music Company

Post by AngelPDX on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:29 pm

Barry,

I did contact SLMC and the fellow I spoke to told me to send them an email list of parts I needed and they'd check for them. He didn't guarantee anything. I ended up finding the part that had become lost, so I didn't bother to send an email. So it's a potential, but not a definite, source.


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Re: Fixing up a Corsair

Post by MetalforJesus on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:23 pm

I'm selling mine for parts if you want it I'll sell you the whole guitar for 70 bucks! It works and is in good shape, it's a metallic pink corsair. My profile pic is the guitar! If you search metallic pink in the search bar you find an old post with more pictures.

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