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jaberwock last won the day on August 16 2015

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  1. Monaco III Freeway switch wiring

    It's the rotational movement as opposed to an up or down flick which is the problem for me, my natural instinct is to use my thumb and first finger, and then drop my pick.
  2. Monaco III Freeway switch wiring

    I found this, which is fairly close, one extra tone control.
  3. Monaco III Freeway switch wiring

    I thought about that, but I change my pickup settings numerous times during a song, and reaching down, especially past the Bigsby, to operate a push/pull pot, would be slow, and awkward. I may add a dual gang pot in the tone position so I can adjust the volume separately on the neck pickup.
  4. Iv'e searched the previous posts here but can't to seem to find a wiring diagram for a Monaco III using a six way freeway toggle switch; if anyone has one I'd be super appreciative of a copy. The switch arrived this morning, and on first inspection seems a little stiff in use; has any one used one ? do they require some form of lubrication ? I plan to fit it this weekend, I love my M III, but the rotary switch makes it very difficult for live shows, hopefully the new switch will change that. Many thanks Jaberwock
  5. Best pedal board cables?

    One of these will make the job a lot easier.
  6. Best pedal board cables?

    If you're handy with a soldering iron, or have a friend that is, make your own with pancake jacks, custom length cords really tidy up your board, plus the pancake jacks free up some valuable space; I made mine three years ago, and numerous shows later absolutely no problems. I went for a mid-priced jack , about two dollars a piece , Switchcraft ones are around eight dollars if that will give you extra peace of mind. Jaberwock
  7. DiMarzio Super Ds and PAFs - what have I got?

    Square legs, braided wire, and "DIMARZIO PICKUPs MADE IN THE U.S.A." would put them somewhere between 1977, and 1982, as far I know. Jaberwock
  8. Speaker dust cap glue

    Thanks, I'll give it a go with rubber cement, I'm guessing it's not as critical as gluing the surround. The adhesive Celestion uses looks almost like a black silicon. Regards Jaberwock
  9. Speaker dust cap glue

    The dust cap on my Celestion driver has fallen off, any body know what kind of glue I should use to reattach it ? Thanks Jaberwock
  10. Roller bridge, lubricate the Bigsby front roller, and the nut, and I have no tuning problems; upgrading the roller makes a substantial improvement to the the tone of the guitar. Jaberwock
  11. Di Marzio PAF correct bottom plate?

    1977 if this helps at all.
  12. Bigsby + Nashville style Tuna

    Doesn't rock on my Monaco III. The original Tele Bigsby bridge pivoted on the tip of the height adjustor screws; a roller bridge could help if your prefer not to rock, but to roll. Jaberwock
  13. Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    I found some copper pipe that with a little sanding, was a nice tight push fit inside the front roller, added around 30% to the weight, and really reduced the "tinny " sound when tapped; adding some silicon grease to the two brass "bearings" made a big improvement to tuning stablity, and freed up the Bigsby movement. A brass GFS roller bridge increased sustain, and fullness, over the Schaller it replaced, this plus the Bigsby overhaul turned this guitar from one I was thinking of selling to a regular player for around thirty five bucks !! Jaberwock
  14. Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    I remember reading that Hamer reworked the Bigsby's on their guitars.
  15. Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    If I had access to a lathe I'd try making one for sure; but if I can rescue my Thin line Tele from the thin weak tone it has at present for 45 bucks, I'll give that a go. Here's what Charles Guitars had to say about the mod: All guitars equipped with a Bigsby B5 or B7 Vibrato suffer greatly because the front roller is made from hollow tube and so gives a very thin tone with little depth, resonance and sustain. Callaham's upgrade kits provides a solid, stainless steel front roller and axle that will widen the frequency response and sustain to where it should have always been. The roller is polished to a mirror finish and is grooved to maintain string alignment. This is a simple retrofit and pays huge dividends. We say: We have fitted these and the difference is remarkalble, Bigsby's have always had a reputation of providing a Vintage look but thin sound....well not anymore with this upgrade the tone is thicker and fatter.