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  1. Since acquiring my Wildkat several years ago, my LP custom (that I’ve had for over 20 years) hasn’t come out of its case. I can’t say I even miss humbuckers.
  2. I absolutely LOVE my Wildkat! It’s the perfect size for couch playing into the wee hours and sounds good even unplugged. $350 is a good price-if it’s in good shape, buy it. You won’t regret it. If the seller has a case for it, get that as well because it’s specific to these guitars (335 style cases are too big, Les Paul cases are too small).
  3. You have to use an x-acto blade to scrape some of the gold point out of the splines. Then they will slip on easily enough.
  4. Try plucking the string and while it’s buzzing, touch various parts of the instrument. Loose parts can often sound just like fret buzz. The open D on my 2015 Wildkat used to buzz something fierce. Tightening the bridge pickup screws 1/8 turn fixed it.
  5. There’s no easy way to fix that. The neck needs to be replaced, which means cutting the old neck out, gluing a new one in, and refinishing the instrument. You could try bending the neck slightly to open the crack and inject some glue. If it holds, great. If not, it would be cheaper to buy a new guitar.
  6. Thank you. That should help me narrow my search. It seems there are lots of the cherry bursts out there, but to me they look way too clownish.
  7. I've seen some Alleykats advertised as "sunbursts" and others as "cherry sunbursts" and it looks to me that the former are a darker, browner red than the latter. Are they, in fact, two different colors or is it just the way they look in photographs. The thing is, I'm about 90% of the way toward pulling the trigger on buying an Alleykat, but I really don't care for the clownburst look. I love the tobacco bursts, but they are all but non-existent in these parts, but I think I could live with the darker red-brown ones I've seen in pictures.
  8. Not 100% sure, but I think the wildcats got the white badges. All of the special models got the unpainted versions.
  9. Slip a 1/4" socket or wrench over the shaft. If it is a loose fit, you most likely have the metric pots.
  10. When I changed the bridge on my Wildkat I increased the sting spacing slightly to accommodate my fat fingers. That obviously caused some of the strings to be off center in relation to the poles on the P90's (more so at the bridge). You know what- it made absolutely no difference in how the instrument sounded. What DOES affect the sound, however, is the height of each string above its corresponding pole.
  11. ...and smells better, too.
  12. The electronics (I assume you mean wiring, pots, jack, etc) really don't have anything to do with it- feedback is the sound (i.e., waves of air) from your amp vibrating the body of the guitar, and that vibration then getting transmitted by the pickups to your amp to be re-amplified over and over. This happens more frequently with hollow body instruments because the pickups (mounted to a flexible top) can vibrate somewhat independent of the strings. About all you can do is move or turn further away from your amp, or stuff socks in the f-holes to make your instrument less resonant (which somewhat defeats the point of having a hollow body in the first place).
  13. I hope you used tone epoxy - just kidding. Heel/neck mounted strap buttons are a bad idea on any guitar.
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