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  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 421

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 pm   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Hey Mark;

My daughter is getting married in OKC in July, any chance I can swing by while I'm out there and check out your shop???
  Topic: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Toleolu

Replies: 5
Views: 248

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:54 am   Subject: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Thanks to all for your input.

My neck relief is a little less than spec. I typically start my set up at Fender Spec then start tweaking things. Also, I'm talking about a MIM strat here, so that mig ...
  Topic: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Toleolu

Replies: 5
Views: 248

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:51 pm   Subject: Fall Away or Drop Off on a Strat
Is creating a Fall Away or Drop Off (I've seen both terms used online) on a Strat neck a common part of your set ups?

I ask because the Fender Spec of 4/64ths string height at the 17th fret feels ...
  Topic: Low action and fret buzz
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 370

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 pm   Subject: Low action and fret buzz
Thanks, but Iím not having any issues with fret buzz, I was asking from a preference standpoint.

Would you accept a little bit of fret buzz to get a really low action, or if a little higher action ...
  Topic: Low action and fret buzz
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 370

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:36 pm   Subject: Low action and fret buzz
Wanted to get the groups thoughts on preferences for low action and fret buzz. Basically would you accept a bit of fret buzz to get the lowest action possible or do you prefer to raise the action as h ...
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 421

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:04 pm   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
The Texas Specials I just put on my PartsCaster have staggered pole pieces, but the Hot Noiseless pickups on my MIM Strat are flat.

Not sure but I think the Custom Shop Vintage 50's and 60's are st ...
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 421

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
My initial thought on seeing this was if the height of the pole pieces were an issue based on the difference in the neck radius on modern strats (as the person posting the video claims) wouldn't the p ...
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Toleolu

Replies: 10
Views: 421

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:19 pm   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
Came across this video on You Tube, wanted to see what you guys think about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=564laZGCbGA

Mahalo;
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 365

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:43 pm   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
I took the neck off when I first got it to check for paint, labels, etc. in the pocket, no shim.

Iíve got a good setup with the stock trem and the Callaham block, so Iím going to leave it as is for ...
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 365

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
If the spacing is off a bit, I could see that possibly contributing to the intonation problem, but not the height adjustment.

I never checked to see if there was any difference in the length of the ...
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
Toleolu

Replies: 6
Views: 365

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:52 pm   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
I put a complete Callaham Tremolo assembly in a MIM strat I purchased recently and ran into some problems adjusting the string height and intonation.

Basically I had to raise most of the saddles c ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 587

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Couldn't be happier with the results of reforming the neck pocket with the Qwik Wood. In addition to reforming the pocket, I plugged and redrilled the holes in the neck and body. Got a noticeable impr ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 587

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:51 am   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Worked great, got a good tight fit.

Only problem now is somehow I managed to jack up the neck pickup, broke the wire where it comes out of the bobbins and solders into the leads. Oh well, ordered a ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 587

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:15 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Went with the Quik Wood, really easy to work with, can't wait to see how it looks tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.

I see Roland is still posting pictures of my wife. Smile
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Toleolu

Replies: 11
Views: 587

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:40 pm   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
I was planning on wrapping some cellophane on the heel of the neck before pushing it in the pocket, lightly clamp it, then put on a few strings for alignment and to give it a little pull on the neck. ...
 
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