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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Bought this a couple days ago, a bit tatty and needed a good clean, the frets were at one time Jumbo, but had been abused and probably filed flat.

Before




and after session with my fret file and micro mesh









The carbonite fretboard is a nightmare to clean probably 25 years of finger scum!....ick
I took all the screws and gave each 9 stages of micro mesh....I now have really shiny thumb and fingers!



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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:48 pm

apparently one of only 1100 made, and contrary to Washburns info, it wasnt made in USA but probably Japan....possibly Korea
everything is original as far as I can tell




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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:23 pm

Is that a Bendmaster Deluxe trem?

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:27 pm

No, I read somewhere its a FR licenced Washburn 600T

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:32 pm

I also have 10x6mm Abalone dots on order, as you can see its missing a couple

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:34 pm

Nice Collie. Guitars not bad neither Smile

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:51 pm

Theres a couple of big chips out of the veneer and into the mahogany on the back/bottom, and I've been reading a little on repairing these using the drop fill lacquer method, now I know most lacquer will eat into the old upon application, my question is: Do you guys know of a lacquer that will not dissolve the old stuff?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:11 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:No, I read somewhere its a FR licenced Washburn 600T

Hmm....It seems it isnt a 600T afterall. the only markings on it are as follows: Licenced Under Floyd Rose Patents
does this mean its just a cheap offshoot?



the strings just go straight through the ..umm...black thing!? no need to remove the ball as Ive heard is needed with the FR trems.

any ideas on how to find out its maker?

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:23 pm

Fast loader bridge.


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Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:39 pm

Looks like a well made guitar.
Some good solid timbers there. Like Smile

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:44 pm

Westbone wrote:Fast loader bridge.


Thanks, This is my first FR type bridge, yesterday I learned to setup/tune the damn thing, took an hour!
its all a bit cumbersome if you ask me scratch

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Barry on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:48 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...Thanks, This is my first FR type bridge, yesterday I learned to setup/tune the damn thing, took an hour!
its all a bit cumbersome if you ask me scratch
Yup! I'd sure be a happier camper without 'em!

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Post by beavis on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Sweet guitar. Dog looking good too!

1 hour for a first FR setup is good going imho.

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:31 pm

beavis wrote:Sweet guitar. Dog looking good too!

1 hour for a first FR setup is good going imho.

to be honest it was mostly setup right when I got it, I just had to remove 1 spring (ALL 5 were firmly set and the claw screwed right in) then intonate the bugger

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:36 pm

I need to do a couple of repairs to the chips at the back edge, drop fill probably...varnish or nail varnish depends on the colour match.
what I want to know is: after I've filled and sanded down the varnish, I'll need to use a polish, which meguiars product do you guys use? and can I just buy something like this for my power drill?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POLISHING-BUFFING-WHEEL-MOP-100MM-DRILLS-TOOLS-/110847965461?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item19cf0db915

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:59 pm

Hand,,,,jobby affraid

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:03 pm

Suspect

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:04 pm

wont that be a bit sticky for polish.......ohhhhhhhhhhh

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:05 pm

sorry, I should have mentioned I want to remove all the swirls from the top, and try and get some of the scratches off from the back.

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by hoax on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:11 pm


Use a foam mop and some G3 compound with water. You must keep it wet. Then use Barry's favourite, Meguiars Ultimate compound, applied by hand.

Finish with a good quality car polish and Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:27 pm

cool, thanks Hoax!

holy crap that stuff is expensive!

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Barry on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:44 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:wont that be a bit sticky for polish.......ohhhhhhhhhhh
Ba dum dum! Pish!

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Post by Barry on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:57 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...the strings just go straight through the ..umm...black thing!? no need to remove the ball as Ive heard is needed with the FR trems
As Damian says this looks like a Speedloader so yes, no need to cut the ball ends. Who came up with that fresh hell idea anyway? Really stupid to wreck the strongest (and most expensive) part of the string, try and squeeze the rest in a barely adequate clamp, then pray it holds as you dive bomb the bejeebus out of it! Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:24 am

Yep, sounds plain daft to me, give me a hardtail and a Sharkfin Red and I'm happy!

Was there ever a hardtailed spectrum?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:07 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:I also have 10x6mm Abalone dots on order, as you can see its missing a couple

now arrived and looking great, what are your thoughts for glueing them in place on a Carbonite fretboard.......superglue?

I should have 8 dots left up for grabs, if anyone needs em? free of course!

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these are the little chaps

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380268674117

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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:24 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:...Was there ever a hardtailed spectrum?

Yes, yes there is!

http://www.westoneguitars.net/guitars/spectrum-series/spectrum-s/

...and guess who owns it?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:49 am

Barry by any chance?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:54 am

ahhhhh just saw the post Spectrum S (CAN) lovely, I want a white one!

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by hoax on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:37 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:
Sgt. Vimes wrote:I also have 10x6mm Abalone dots on order, as you can see its missing a couple

now arrived and looking great, what are your thoughts for glueing them in place on a Carbonite fretboard.......superglue?

I should have 8 dots left up for grabs, if anyone needs em? free of course!

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these are the little chaps

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380268674117

Sarge

You use Epoxy resin (Araldite) and you mix in some wood dust from your fret board wood. I do not know what Carbonite is. But if it is black, burn some matches and mix the carbon dust with one part of the glue. Then add the second part of the glue and Bob's your Fanny.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:52 pm

Thanks Hoax, My son suggested the exact same treatment, so we sat together and set about it tonight.
I had to grind down the holes a touch as they were bevelled slightly, and used the carbonite dust to mix with the epoxy, and Bob was, as you say, my fanny!

not a perfect match as the 2 new dots are a tad brighter and the 7th fret dot now seems to follow me around the room!.
I was just giving it a little play when my daughter came for a goodnight cuddle and I put the guitar down, catching the mini toggle switch on the kitchen chair...snapping it clean off! 25 years on this axe, Ive had the damn thing a week and this happens! Embarassed

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Post by Barry on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:08 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:... the 7th fret dot now seems to follow me around the room!.
Razz

25 years on this axe, Ive had the damn thing a week and this happens! Embarassed
Not to worry. "Poo" happens.
It's fixable without too much grief and expense at least, eh?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:15 pm

I should think so, just have to find out what kinda switch it is, and find one that looks as near as identical as possible

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Post by hoax on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:02 am


Sarge

You will probably get a suitable mini switch in Maplin's for buttons.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:32 pm

Would you say these are the same?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DPDT-3-position-on-on-on-mini-toggle-guitar-switch-series-parallel-coil-cut-/160769410591?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item256e9a861f




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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:40 pm

that will work. you can use that mini switch for >> on-on-on << or >> on-off-on <<

check your connection points with a meter before hooking it up. the connections will look a little different than what is on your guitar presently, but it will work fine.

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Post by Iceman on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:14 pm

In the spirit of casting pearls before swine, what would be the purpose or advantage of an on-on-on switch?

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Post by Westbone on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:25 pm

How many positions did the original switch have?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:44 pm

Westbone wrote:How many positions did the original switch have?

3, neck, both, bridge

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:47 pm

gittarasaurus wrote:that will work. you can use that mini switch for >> on-on-on << or >> on-off-on <<

check your connection points with a meter before hooking it up. the connections will look a little different than what is on your guitar presently, but it will work fine.

I do have a meter, but only ever used it to find broken connections, I'm not too sure I'd know what to look for exactly.

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:56 pm

in the link there is a picture of how the switch functions.
each column of contacts is a separate switch. there are 2 switches, 3 positions
the red indicates a closed switch
depending on how you connect it you can make it "on" in the middle or "off" in the middle
a double humbucker setup is going to be both switches 'on' in the middle.


a close up of the link shows terminal numbers.

connect terminals 2 and 5 (the center point of each switch) to the output . in your pic, it looks like the switch output goes to the volume pot.
connect your neck pickup to terminal 6.
connect your bridge pickup to terminal 3.


with your meter you can determine which contact is which, if the contacts are not labeled as such.
something to notice is that the closed contacts are at the opposite end from the switch handle.

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Re: Washburn RS10v

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:46 pm

Thanks for the help gittarasaurus, just installed the new switch, like for like, easy peasy.
Might need some more help with some switch replacements on my Condor strat post...need to get some pics taken first.

now where did I leave those rechargeables?

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now up for sale/trade

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu May 17, 2012 7:52 pm

if anyone is interested in a sale or trade, you know where to find me Smile

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