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Re: What's on your work bench?

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codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 11:43 am
codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 10:39 am That body looks pretty thin, or is that just the photo?
It's just the photo, I don't have a real strat to compare with, but it looks and feels standard thickness. Good question though, I should measure and double-check before considering any trem upgrades.
I've been stung by buying a single coil sized humbucker which, apparently, fits in Strats. Evidently "fit" meant just fits. It didn't leave much room for lowering.
You often need to route out some extra space for the mounting screws and arms when you add a humbucker to a Strat. PITA

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:46 pm
codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 11:43 am

It's just the photo, I don't have a real strat to compare with, but it looks and feels standard thickness. Good question though, I should measure and double-check before considering any trem upgrades.
I've been stung by buying a single coil sized humbucker which, apparently, fits in Strats. Evidently "fit" meant just fits. It didn't leave much room for lowering.
You often need to route out some extra space for the mounting screws and arms when you add a humbucker to a Strat. PITA
God, yes. Been there, done that so many times. Trying to route the wires so the hamburger sits flat. PITA. Buy a Hot Rails...

[Auto-correct but I like it]

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Molly wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:59 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:46 pm
codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 1:24 pm

I've been stung by buying a single coil sized humbucker which, apparently, fits in Strats. Evidently "fit" meant just fits. It didn't leave much room for lowering.
You often need to route out some extra space for the mounting screws and arms when you add a humbucker to a Strat. PITA
God, yes. Been there, done that so many times. Trying to route the wires so the hamburger sits flat. PITA. Buy a Hot Rails...

[Auto-correct but I like it]
I was actually referring to SC-sized hamburger. Can't remember what I had... I think it was an SD Little 59. It was a pretty tall wee fella.

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Molly wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:59 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:46 pm

You often need to route out some extra space for the mounting screws and arms when you add a humbucker to a Strat. PITA
God, yes. Been there, done that so many times. Trying to route the wires so the hamburger sits flat. PITA. Buy a Hot Rails...

[Auto-correct but I like it]
I was actually referring to SC-sized hamburger. Can't remember what I had... I think it was an SD Little 59. It was a pretty tall wee fella.
A stacked, i.e double patty hamburger?
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Danger Mouse wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:24 pm
codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Molly wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:59 pm

God, yes. Been there, done that so many times. Trying to route the wires so the hamburger sits flat. PITA. Buy a Hot Rails...

[Auto-correct but I like it]
I was actually referring to SC-sized hamburger. Can't remember what I had... I think it was an SD Little 59. It was a pretty tall wee fella.
A stacked, i.e double patty hamburger?
If it is a double-stacked one, try removing the middle layer of cheese, this should free up enough room for height adjustment to work
(wow, this thread got surreal)

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 4:24 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:24 pm
codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:20 pm

I was actually referring to SC-sized hamburger. Can't remember what I had... I think it was an SD Little 59. It was a pretty tall wee fella.
A stacked, i.e double patty hamburger?
If it is a double-stacked one, try removing the middle layer of cheese, this should free up enough room for height adjustment to work
(wow, this thread got surreal)
Now I'm hungry...

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codedog wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 4:49 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 4:24 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 3:24 pm

A stacked, i.e double patty hamburger?
If it is a double-stacked one, try removing the middle layer of cheese, this should free up enough room for height adjustment to work
(wow, this thread got surreal)
Now I'm hungry...
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That is what it is getting now... through lots of elbow grease.

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To be fair, you should pair that with those shorts and start a Wham tribute band :)
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Hmmm, prefer The Sweet tribute band. Are you cooking and posting?
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Jay wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 5:34 pm Hmmm, prefer The Sweet tribute band. Are you cooking and posting?
Indeed I am, got a big pot of beef stew on the go, chopped with global knives sadly :(
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Jay wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 5:34 pm Hmmm, prefer The Sweet tribute band. Are you cooking and posting?
but you would be a ringer for george with that jacket and shorts...

You would just need to hang around the lavs, JB would turn up at some point ;)
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Also, it is very sort after, was a real bargin for what I brought it for
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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My Ali Express locking tuners turned up today
Quality seems reasonable enough, will fit them to my budget strat copy over the weekend.

Have also started messing around trying to set up the guitar. I'm crap at it, but it does seem to be decent enough quality that I could achieve a reasonable set up with more practice.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:44 am My Ali Express locking tuners turned up today
Quality seems reasonable enough, will fit them to my budget strat copy over the weekend.

Have also started messing around trying to set up the guitar. I'm crap at it, but it does seem to be decent enough quality that I could achieve a reasonable set up with more practice.
Lols. That's shameless exhibitionism. I prefer the subtle tease...just the hint of a slightly out-of-focus toe

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