Yer talking to a man who regularly pulls lengths of wood out of skips, so I’d be tempted in general- I don’t have fantastic storage space though. What sort of sizes are we talking?I have hardwood boards cluttering up the shed you'd be welcome to experiment on but they may be too dry at this point. They'd need to be resawn though, they're about 22mm thick IIRC. What surface dimensions would you need?
Cool - might come back to you in the new year!probably 10" wide, 22m deep and four foot long for one of the longer bits, i think. i could easily spare one.
it was from a pallet (among others) my father in law got in from a delivery from south america 20 or more years ago, and was sitting in his back garden. a quick skite of a plane and it still looks decent enough underneath.
i'm not too far from you, am quite close to DCU.
i also have quite a bit of old oak (presumably white oak) flooring which i've been staring at wondering what to do with.
Asking a stupid question- does your existing bridge have strat type saddles or barrels?Hovering over the purchase button on two bridges for my axe. One is a Gotoh bridge that I'm sure will fit the guitar the other is an American Fender Telecaster one that looks class.
There are reports of the string height screws on the Gotoh one being a bit long (annoying).
Not sure if the US Fender one will fit on a Squier, but then I've always liked how US bridges look.
Anyone had any experience with these things?
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It's an ashtray barrel situation.
Actually - the gotoh seems to have the holes in the right place (which might be why the intonation screws are longer), and is a 4 rather than 3 screw model. So more likely to be a drop in.Check that the string holes are in the same place - they tend to be behind the screws on a traditional ashtray, and in front of the screws in the type you’ve posted.
If being able to intonate properly is your key motive for changing, Wilkinson make a nice ashtray/barrel with compensated saddles, or you could simply buy the compensated saddles separately (as I did recently) - works well
Check out this guy (when he’s back from vacation) makes some interesting tele pickup sets for reasonable dollars. Bought an amazing overwound bridge from him over the Q pickups"or you could simply buy the compensated saddles separately (as I did recently) - works well".
True, I really don't like the ashtray though.
Already thinking about new pickups..... and painting the thing black.
Thanks man - will bear it in mind!JohnnyRaz - if you're passing by in the car at all, you're welcome to one of these boards. here's one, you can see it's weathered from having sat outside for a decade or two, but as you can see in the middle, a quite light skite with a hand plane and it comes up fine.
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Yeah fuck those guys.
Not really. I notice with me, i get a buzz off new techniques or gangs of weird chords or styles. I guess it's the exact same thing witht he tonehunters and the tweakers.
I treat it thus... there is only two types of pickups ... objectively shitty ones that come on otherwise great cheap guitars.. and good sounding ones that you need to replace them with.Finding the whole idea of changing the pick ups and "tone chasing" to be unnecessarily stressful.
Sometimes I think I should just buy an Ibenez Riff Machine!
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