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335 Stop Tail to Trapeze Converstion

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Soooooooo....

 

Supposing I want to convert me Gibby to a trap tail.

  1. Does Trapeze use the strap pin hole?
  2. Do the stop piece pins unscrew?

Thank you.

- Gampa (I am not a crackpot) [flapper]

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Just answered my own question. (What is this - Stack Overflow ???)

 

Anyway a pic on Reverb clearly shows a 1981 with a great view of the bottom of the body.

The Trap is affixed to the strap button with two additional holes to boot.

Installation, therefore, would constitute a virtually irreversible modification.

 

Other than that I reckon the stop piece pins would unscrew leaving metal studs in he body, eh?

I could screw in some wooden "dowels" or push in some plastic pieces of flair like...crazy daisies or the like. [rolleyes]

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Covering the stop tailpiece holes always looks like total shite.

Yes. I've seen a few examples and the holes stick out unless the entire guitar has been refinished.

Show stopper!

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I know this one is common, but it turns my stomach...

 

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True value sells panel plugs that look like this... I use them when I delete a potentiometer from a harness... But looks like *** for stop tailpieces.

 

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