After market guitar hardware modifications

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perfumer
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603 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:00 pm

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I was thinking to cut some wood from my Dinky, mostly in two places: 1. the pointy end of the headstock which makes the guitar a bit longer than normal and makes it hard to fit in my Fender bag, plus I don't like it that pointy; and 2. the bottom 'horn' of the body - I'd carve out the side facing the fretboard a little bit more because the back of my wrist often hits there when I'm 'soloing' and gets in the way so I can hardly reach the thick strings that are over the body. Not that I need them often, but accessibility is a good thing.

So I was wondering if this is going to change the tone in any noticeable way... guess I'll find out hehe :hihi:

perfumer
KVRian
603 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:06 pm

Ah, by hardware you mean the metal parts only?! (not sure)
If so please forgive my OT post above.

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Mister Natural
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2422 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:10 am

I’ve replaced the tuners on each instrument & put Jeff Beck noiseless pu‘s on my strat. The Parker received a “blend” pot to replace the 3way switch.
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nix808
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3910 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:59 pm

perfumer wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Ah, by hardware you mean the metal parts only?! (not sure)
If so please forgive my OT post above.
nah Perfumer mate, you are entirely on topic
I have an ltd with that pointy headstock,
I like it! It looks like child's rock letters(peavey), but it's a reasonably well crafted shape when u really look at it. I like both those things, and the head scallop is just wicked
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tapper mike
KVRAF
5224 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:58 pm

Mister Natural wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:10 am
The Parker received a “blend” pot to replace the 3way switch.
I thought of that constantly with my P44. It makes more sense to have a master volume for the Piezo and the magnetics and then a blend control over them for balance.

perfumer
KVRian
603 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:23 am

nix808 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:59 pm
perfumer wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Ah, by hardware you mean the metal parts only?! (not sure)
If so please forgive my OT post above.
nah Perfumer mate, you are entirely on topic
I have an ltd with that pointy headstock,
I like it! It looks like child's rock letters(peavey), but it's a reasonably well crafted shape when u really look at it. I like both those things, and the head scallop is just wicked
I like the design too, but the pointy nose is not practical or necessary in any way and is eventually going to tear my bag, so cut it will BE.

Plus, I like to break things, so... :hihi: :clap:

And for the 'horn', sandpaper. :tu: I could use it on the rest of the body too. There's just too much needless wood to drag around. The tone is in the fingers, after all, right?! :oops:

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nix808
KVRAF
3910 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:48 am

I still don't know what the tone is in, I mean Hendrix could slay us with a single note.
Maybe a die grinder for the horn?
-hehe a knife?

perfumer
KVRian
603 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: After market guitar hardware modifications

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:32 am

nix808 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:48 am
-hehe a knife?
BINGO :!:

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