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About GlennW

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  1. I don't know of any kit, but the following would be good: (4) CTS 500K pots (4) knobs, your current knobs won't fit the USA pot shafts (2) Orange Drop .022uF caps Switchcraft 3-way switch and jack
  2. The truss rod adjusts the bow aka relief in the neck, it has nothing to do with neck angle. As long as it works, it works.
  3. Could you explain how a neck shim compensates for a stripped truss rod?
  4. I like 'em that way as long as the guitar stays balanced. With the button on the back you can change the angle you're holding the guitar and the strap remains perpendicular to the button and is much less likely to come off.
  5. There's nothing wrong with those bridges. I prefer them to T-O-M's because there's a total of seven pieces and nothing to rattle. Once it's set, it's set. If you relief is sorted out and you've screwed the bridge down as far as it will go, shim the neck a little and start over. If you're trying to intonate it and the factory adjustment screws aren't long enough, go to the hardware store and get some that are longer (about $0.38 for two).
  6. The body is an Epiphone mid-'70s ET-270. I believe the neck is unoriginal.
  7. If you're after treble the first thing to do is look in the control cavity and make sure you have 500K pots and .022uF caps. If you do you might want to try a couple of 1M caps on one pickup. $10 might get you where you want to be. A smaller cap would help as well, but I'd try the pots first since .022uF is the smallest standard value for a guitar.
  8. I like reading positive stories. So many people complain about poly, but it's tuff (spell check, LOL) stuff. You'd be surprised at how many people think they're going to make a significant change in tone on solid bodies by stripping the poly and refinishing with canned nitro.
  9. Maybe you cooked the pots when you soldered them...just a guess. If you want to test your pickups for sound, and can undo the wiring easily, just let the wires hang out from the f-hole and temporarily hook them (one at a time) to another jack and see what happens. I doubt if the pickups are the culprits. If they work with the pots bypassed you'll have a good indication where the trouble is. You don't even need to have the pickups mounted in the guitar for that test...you can plug it in and hold it close to the strings and hit the strings; you should get sound.
  10. You want the dogears; they have U-shaped extensions off the baseplate which support them in hollow bodies. I've put Gibson soapbars in chrome Epi dogear covers; the holes in the covers needed slight work with a round file so the screw poles on the new pickups would fit. If you get new pickups get the dogear style, keeping in mind you'll have to do a little work on your current covers to get them to work.
  11. I have no idea what you guys are talking about. The first thread is about removing the dots from the fingerboard. The guy uses thumb tacks as a tool to remove them. It says nothing about fret work. I didn't read the thing about the soldering iron, but it's common practice to use heat (soldering iron, blow dryer, etc) to soften glue.
  12. I saw that too, didn't notice the Sheri was a Sheri.
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