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Build Thread Blue Dream / Space Cowboy

Discussion in 'Guitar Building/Mods/Repair' started by Milkman, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    It's a sanding sealer. You have to top coat it
     
  2. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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  3. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Yup and I’ll start using it on the next two Strat bodies. I’m looking for a nice electric spray gun.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Weird, the 52 vintage Tele pickup set I bought brand new was NFG (bridge pup dead, neck pup semi dead).

    The store took them back but didn't have another set, so I grabbed a set of 51 Nocasters. They look to be a bit hotter than the 52s.

    My set up guy will do his magic. I should have it back later this week.

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  5. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Wow, talk about a shit show.

    The Fender custom shop 51 Nocaster pickup set turned out to be no such thing, at least as far as the bridge pickup is concerned.

    I picked up the set at L & M and took them straight to my tech. I checked e-mail last night and saw one from him.

    Someone had evidently bought the set, installed (or sold) the bridge pickup, and substituted it with a cheap POS replacement and then returned it for the refund.

    I guess the store didn’t look closely and accepted them back and then sold them to me.

    The store took them back no problem as I have a long relationship with them. Their reaction was appropriate and no damage done.

    They didn’t have another set of Nocasters so I had to grab Texas Specials which are hotter than I would have preferred, but I verified they were at least, actual Fender custom shop pickups.

    So, my tech now has the third set of pickups to try and make this guitar a guitar.

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  6. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    As I said above, the store reacted in an appropriate way. They indicated no suspicion that I or my tech were pulling a fast one and quickly provided a solution (new set of pickups of equal value).

    But someone did put the incorrect pickup in the package and return it.

    This is what was in the package. Obviously not a Fender custom shop pickup, but it’s not easy to tell that by looking at the top.

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  7. vadsy

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    yea, someone before you pulled a fast one. shop has to do a better job of checking those back in the system.
     
  8. Milkman

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    Definitely. It put me and my tech in a lousy position and it could have been worse if I had resold the guitar later and claimed the pickups were something they were not.
    I didn't sleep well the night before I took the crap back to the store.
     
  9. jimsz

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    Might be nice to know, on your part, if the store goes after the guy that pulled the switch.
     
  10. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    Well, I would have hoped that they would go after the culprit somehow, but this store just became a Long & McQuade and the return happened on the old store name's set up so they don't necessarily have good records to go back and check.

    The main thing is that they didn't look at me sideways and gave me a proper set of pups.
     
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  11. Paul M

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    I had a similar experience at L&M Cambridge years ago. I bought an SM58; it was off sounding. T'was a counterfeit. No questions, they made things right. There may be things to complain about wth L&M, (the website for one), but my customer service experience is exemplary. In my day job, (bicycle sales & service), I try to treat each customer as good or better than L&M treats me.

    On topic: I've had Texas Specials in my Strat for decades.....they replaced Evans p'ups. I don't play the Strat nearly as much as I used to, but damn they sound good and Strat-ey. I would assume the Tele Texas Specials have a similar quality.
     
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  12. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    The pickups sound great. They have a nice bark but clean up nicely with the volume control.

    Steve did a stellar job on the neck. It really plays well. The fret edges have been nicely filed.


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  13. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    This thing sounds exactly like a Tele.

    Makes me want to dust off my Tweed Deluxe clone. Maybe this weekend.

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  14. laristotle

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    That Washburn looks cool. How does she play?
     
  15. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    That Washburn plays better than any of my other acoustics. It almost feels like an electric. I had my set up man do his thing to it.

    It’s sort of a family heirloom now. During my tenure as the guitar guy at a local (now defunct) shop I hand picked and sold it to my dad.

    He brought it back to me a year or two ago for safe keeping (he has several others).
     
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