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Vintage ABR posts mod - longer length in nickel/brass

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OK, I have had a big load of 6-32 high quality brass machine screws plated in nickel so people can perform their own MapleFlame mod to their Les Paul. Brass sounds better than stainless IME. These really are good ole American high quality pieces.

Standards Gibson length is 1-1/16" - these are around 2" long and I can either leave the head on for you to cut to the right/custom length, or cut it at 1.5" and grind a slight "tap" into the end so you have an easier run installing.

The original bottom end is the end that should stick up into the bridge and be visible as it has the correct dimple.

If you need help to undertake this work, ask here and we can step through it (heaps online about it - search MapleFlame mod). Or your luthier/guitar guru can do it.

$15 pair, plus whatever postage we need to arrange.
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Cool! That's attention to detail.

Reminds me. The bridge pickup in my Nocaster has one original, slot-head screw - corroded head to fit with the relic thing - and two newer cross-head screws that stick out like dogs' balls. Pisses me off that this stuff gets unnecessarily mixed-up. It'd had a Mr Glynn pickup at some point so screws probably got arsed with then. Anyway, any idea where I can get two replacement screws to match the original one?

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eBay for sure, but I’ll check what I’ve got too
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Molly wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:02 pm Cool! That's attention to detail.

Reminds me. The bridge pickup in my Nocaster has one original, slot-head screw - corroded head to fit with the relic thing - and two newer cross-head screws that stick out like dogs' balls. Pisses me off that this stuff gets unnecessarily mixed-up. It'd had a Mr Glynn pickup at some point so screws probably got arsed with then. Anyway, any idea where I can get two replacement screws to match the original one?

Thanks.
Remove the new one, put it in an icecream container along with a receptical containing a little hydrochloric acid. Put the lid back on the icecream container ( fumes are not so nice ). Check periodically to see if the screw has reached the degree of finish destruction required.

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Dharmajester wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:31 am
Molly wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:02 pm Cool! That's attention to detail.

Reminds me. The bridge pickup in my Nocaster has one original, slot-head screw - corroded head to fit with the relic thing - and two newer cross-head screws that stick out like dogs' balls. Pisses me off that this stuff gets unnecessarily mixed-up. It'd had a Mr Glynn pickup at some point so screws probably got arsed with then. Anyway, any idea where I can get two replacement screws to match the original one?

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Remove the new one, put it in an icecream container along with a receptical containing a little hydrochloric acid. Put the lid back on the icecream container ( fumes are not so nice ). Check periodically to see if the screw has reached the degree of finish destruction required.
I would but it's a cross-head screw. I know that seems incredibly fussy but I want it right.

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GrantB wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:37 am eBay for sure, but I’ll check what I’ve got too
Thanks Grant.

The guitar did actually come, strangely, with spare screws / springs etc, all suitably corroded, but they're the ones for adjusting intonation. So I'm guessing out there somewhere is another Nocaster with shiny intonation screws. Anyway, happy to send them to you for your stock if you've a use for them.

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