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    Frettless build

    For me the bridge pickup tends to sound a little honky, and the neck a little wooly, so I went in between; Im planning on changing to a Bartolini MM4C when funds allow. I'm probably still in the honeymoon period , but it's better than I ever could have hoped for, both sonically, and aesthetically.
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    Frettless build

    I bought a Warwick Rockbass fretless neck second for fourty nine bucks on ebay, surprisingly good; didn't have much of a budget, but using wood left over from another project, and GFS parts, I managed to put this together for just over two hundred and fifty dollars. The mahogony body works well for fretless, really brings out the "mwaaaahhh" and overall super happy with the way it sounds and plays; using a veneer top however was a huge mistake, it created a lot of extra work, for the sake of an extra seventy bucks !!
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    Frettless build

    Yes, I'm impressed, especially so for fourty nine dollars !!
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    Frettless build

    The build.
  5. What's your price range ? used to be able to pick up a good second hand Monaco III for around 1300 $, but a quick ebay search revealed nothing; are used Hamer prices on the up ? Jaberwock
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    MIJ Edwards E-LP?

    It has a reliced finish, so you're probably right about the lacquer; neck carve was very comfortable in the hand, very similar to a 59 re-issue.
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    MIJ Edwards E-LP?

    Excellent guitars; my friend has a long tenon MIJ Edwards Les Paul, came with Seymour Duncan Antiquities, sounds and plays great, and at under nine pounds, is a good weight for a solid mahogany bodied guitar, it has a maple cap but I'm pretty sure it's a flame veneer on top. Jaberwock
  8. Has anyone tried one of these ? how much difference do they make to the tone and sustain, because 45 bucks isn't exactly cheap !! Regards Jaberwock
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    Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    I made a brass roller for my Bigsby on my friends lathe while I was back in the UK, unwound strings especially sound fuller and sweeter, finally got rid of the thin nasal tone that plagued that guitar. Jaberwock
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    Roller Bridge for Newport w/Bigsby

    Totally agree.
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    Roller Bridge for Newport w/Bigsby

    I had a Schaller roller bridge on my Thinline Tele, I changed it for a Wilkinson brass roller bridge which was a direct replacement; the Schallers have a reputation as tone suckers; my Tele sounded a lot better after the change ( pain in the backside to intonate though ). Jaberwock
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    Ottawa luthier recommendation

    My friend is looking to get his 74 Black Beauty's" rising tongue" fixed whilst he's back in Ottawa for a month; anyone know any good luthiers they could recommend there ? Regards Jaberwock
  13. 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
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    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.
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    Monaco III Freeway switch wiring

    I found this, which is fairly close, one extra tone control.
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    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.
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    Best pedal board cables?

    One of these will make the job a lot easier.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  22. 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
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    Di Marzio PAF correct bottom plate?

    1977 if this helps at all.
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    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
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    Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    I remember reading that Hamer reworked the Bigsby's on their guitars.
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