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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:04 pm

Oh yeah... I always thought that cs350 would look better with black pups††Very Happy

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Westbone on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:00 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Ah, can't do ivory coz I need 3 wires from the bridge pup, ivory only got 2..
Just rewire it.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:03 pm

don't know how, only ever rewired one recently from a 1 conductor to a 2 for a coil cut. this is missing the green wire which I think is for phase reversal?

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:32 pm

Thanks for that damian, think I'm just gonna go with the stock black pups for now though.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Barry on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:12 pm

Man, I was just reviewing this thread Pete, and what an outstanding resto! †Coffee Drinker

In the excitement and discussion over the colour, etc., I didn't see much mention of the important preliminary step of masking off the centre piece.

From the pix it looks like a razor sharp delineation. Did you do anything special there mate?

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:01 am

Thanks Barry!

No, nothing special, no tricks just £1 shop masking tape applied patiently up to the outter edge of the walnut stringer.

All assembled, soldered and strung up now †Twisted Evil††Twisted Evil†† Really really happy with this one, my tidiest work yet due to patience and† Tru-Oil.

pics to follow when the sun next shines.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:25 am

That sir is an outstanding job on this one. I like the ivory as well but the black ones look nice as well. Great work.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:37 pm

Thanks man!

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:17 am

And in all her full glory......



Notice the woodworm's lunch between the pickups here?













and one to show how the Gretsch knobs look



Again, I'm really happy with how this turned out, thanks to all you fellas for your suggestions, help and comments, great bunch!

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:25 am



Brotherly love !

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Meadows on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:34 am

Stunning Pete, all that effort has really paid off, you should be very proud bud† Very Happy

With the neck now on, think you also got it spot on with the pickup colour choice. I think Mats missed a trick not releasing a model in this colour or similar, job well done


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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Catalyst on Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:55 am

Meadows wrote:†I think Mats missed a trick not releasing a model in this colour or similar, job well done

Took the words right outa my mouth Meadows....on a par with the red one next to it in my book.††Thumb Up

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Barry on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:23 am

Stellar!

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:08 pm

Thanks.

Quite fancy doing a purple one next, then maybe one to order....red gold n green anyone? †afro

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Meadows on Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:41 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:red gold n green anyone? †afro
Now your talking †Smile

..... and if could you could shave a couple of pounds off the body weight and put a Concord neck on it too, jobs a good'n †So Happy

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:42 pm

I've got a couple tins of dulux in the shed, hows about I slap it on the concord 3? †Wink

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Meadows on Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:55 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:I've got a couple tins of dulux in the shed, hows about I slap it on the concord 3? †Wink
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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:57 pm

Laughing

seriously though, if you want a thunder in those colours, I can have a crack at it† ††Smile

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Meadows on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:06 pm

I might take you up on that Pete thanks, just saving to have a guitar looked at first, and would like to really try a thunder out just to make sure I am going to use it live, reckon it could look really good though, food for serious though, cheers† Smile

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:01 am

Turned out very nice indeedy...†Smile

Could do with a shim on that neck.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:14 am

Yep, the shim has gone back in, †I had to assess the frets with strings on first.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Adey on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:04 pm

That really does look fantastic. You've got me in the mood for another refurb now.
Stain and Tru-oil seems to be worth a go....
... on a guitar with a solid wood body!


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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:08 pm

Lol thanks, go for it....

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by munkieNL on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:57 pm

Words fail me, fantastic restoration job. †cheers

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Bridge wiring

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:03 am

So as the sub title suggests I need some help with wiring in a new pair of pickups, been tearing my (thinning) hair out all afternoon and just can't get sorted.
Ive got this Artec HB set with
Green - Live
Red & White - split
Black & Chrome - Earth

now, when I removed the MMK45' I cut the wires neat in the cavity so I don't need to fish about with the iron and just solder wire to wire.
Neck pup is fine, but I can't get the bridge to coil cut and phase reverse together, either way I wire this I'm getting just coil cut OR phase reverse....driving me nuts.

I take it the 45's bridge is:
white = live
red = coil
green = phase?

or am I way off? which of the new pups wires do I attach to which 45 wire?

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