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Post by msermo on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:52 am

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to piece together my 1988 Spectrum 2 SP5112 Sky Blue 6 string. I was too ambitious years ago and dismantled it thinking I would add actual Floyd Rose etc. Needless to say I am missing the following now;
1. Black Bendmaster Trem and bar
2. Bridge humbucker
3. The 2 cover plates for the springs and controls on the back.

Can anyone out there please help me locate these items? I loved that guitar as a kid and want to hand it down to my kids as I remembered it.

Thanks for the help,
Mike in Detroit
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Post by corsair on Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi there, Mike and welcome!

Does the BD have to be black? The bar is available from Stewmac as "bar, 6mm, imported" or similar and the cavity covers you can DIY with some black 2mm sheet plastic and the bridge pickup can be anything you want it to be, eh?!

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Post by msermo on Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:26 pm

Thank you Corsair!

I was going to put a SDuncan Éclair humbucker in, which I actually did just after I bought it. I have a Chrome bendmaster now I was just trying to find the original black. That is a good idea about the cover plates and I will try it..
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Post by corsair on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:35 pm

I've got one in black, but I've also got 3 in chrome... Laughing Have you priced up the cost of getting the chrome one electroplated in black?

I scratched back a chrome Deluxe ages ago and then etch primed it, and shot on a couple of coats of gloss black with a clear over the top and it seems to be doing OK...

Your Duncan is a fine replacement, man - wouldn't be too bothered about replacing it with an OEM pickup unless originality is where it's at for you... in which case, go hard!! Very Happy

Folk have made those covers out of all kinds of stuff, eh; those DVD cases seem to be a popular choice! I bought some 2mm hard, glossy plastic off eBay and very carefully cut and drilled it. Slightly dull drill bits work better than new, sharp ones and get a plexiglass blade for your jigsaw and yoy're good to go...

Would you be able to post a photo or two of your guitar so we can see what you've got? I have a CL4112 Clipper in Sky Blue which over the years has turned into a lovely shade of teal....

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Post by msermo on Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:52 am

Is the one in black for sale by chance? The Chrome one I received from Ebay has a broken piece where the "A" string is held in place.. see detail below... I will send you pics of the guitar as well in a few.. thanks for the help..
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Post by msermo on Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:54 am

guess I am not savoy enough to send pictures.. can I email to you?
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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:20 pm

There is a 7 day wait period for new users before being able to post pix or hyperlinks. It's a way of weeding out would-be Spammers Wink

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Post by msermo on Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:49 pm

Ok thanks for the clarification.. Is that in addition to the 7 day waiting period to post text as well?
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Post by corsair on Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:17 pm

msermo wrote:Is the one in black for sale by chance? 

Yeah, mate; certainly could be! Just let me check to see it's not on a guitar presently and I'll get back to you...

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Post by msermo on Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:19 pm

that would be great! thanks for the help!!!
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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:56 pm

msermo wrote:Ok thanks for the clarification.. Is that in addition to the 7 day waiting period to post text as well?
No, should be 7 days total. Are you experiencing troubles posting pictures? See THIS POST for some help.

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Post by msermo on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 am

oops sorry for the redundancy.. I'm a newbie for sure.

*fixed, mate!!*
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Re: Spectrum SP5112 parts needed

Post by Westbone on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:57 am

Common problem with the Bendmaster Deluxe.

The higher gauge strings you use the more force goes onto that piece. especially the E, A strings.
Pays to bend a right angle when fitting new strings before tuning.

Unless you do massive dives with the trem it will be fine.
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Post by msermo on Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:00 am

no massive dives here.. I will string it up and give it shot.. thanks for the info!
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Post by msermo on Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:12 pm

Hello, does anyone out there have the wiring diagram for the bridge humbucker for a Spectrum SP5112?
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Post by corsair on Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:21 pm

Yeah, mate; that'll be apples, eh - those wee tabs are there to stop the strings coming right off the saddle during stupidly epic dives, so if you don't do stupidly epic dives, you're golden! Cool

Wiring should be straightforward, if it's like my CL4112; I'll check it later on today, but shield to earth, and the two coloured wires will go to the on/off/on microswitch.

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Post by msermo on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:05 pm

Hello Corsair.. did you have a chance to look at your CL4112 wiring? any chance you can send me a picture? I need to reconnect the neck and mid single coils as well so a bit confuse.. .thanks
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Post by corsair on Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:23 pm

Not yet, but by chance it is out on a stand at the moment so I'll crack it open at some stage today and take a photo or two....

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Post by msermo on Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:28 pm

great thanks!!
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Post by corsair on Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:13 am

Rightio... this is the beast in question...





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.... the two core grey wires are those coming from the two coils of the bridge pickup - this isn't a true humbucker but 2 separate singles nailed together.

Hope this helps, mate!

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Post by msermo on Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:45 am

Nice Axe! this helped a lot, thank you.. I am getting some crackling with the volume control so I am checking ground connections
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Post by corsair on Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:48 pm

A little contact cleaner sprayed into the pots might be the go there as well!

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Post by Barry on Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:26 pm

corsair wrote:A little contact cleaner sprayed into the pots might be the go there as well!
What he said.
Common problem with oxidation. Easy fix. (Do not use WD40!)

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Post by msermo on Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 am

thanks for the tip.. I will try it!

Here is the finished product!
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Post by corsair on Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 pm

Nice!! That colour should be Sky Blue but - like mine! - has faded to a lovely teal.. pretty!

That pickup switching is pants, eh; what's wrong with a 5-way?? Only gigged the Clipper once as those tiny switches are a nightmare onstage with sweaty paws and stage lighting...

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