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03/03/2021 2:52 pm  

Hi @Boo.

As mentioned in the live stream chat today (Wed-02-Mar), if you and Mark could lobby Wudtone for them to donate a bridge assembly, that would be a great addition to your build.

But if you don't get any joy from them, let me know and I'll stump up for one of these: https://www.wudtone.com/product/wudtone-cp-vintage-50s-highwood-saddles-tremolo-assembly/.

Just let me know what specs./Dims.

Cheers.

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03/03/2021 4:09 pm  

lobby Wudtone for them to donate a bridge assembly, that would be a great addition to your build.

That is a great idea and a very generous offer @rashdown_online 

Ill be talking to Mark and Carol soon as we need to chat about all of this stuff, we need hardware etc for this project. I think with generous donations like yours, we can kit this guitar out with some amazing gear. Tuners are next, they must be locking I think. 

This is gonna be one cool guitar. We will make it rock. 🤘😁🤘🎸

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03/03/2021 4:15 pm  

We should also lobby a few UK pickup makers: Monty's; House of Tone; Creamery; Fletcher; Oil City, to name but a few.

Even if they're not free, a discount would be welcomed, I'm sure.

Six String Supplies or Monty's could do the full wiring loom including award winning pickups (HOT or Monty's) too.

Having said that, just looking around my "box of stuff" I have a Schaller "Vintage" trem currently on eBay/Reverb but it's 2-post not 6-screw. I'll take them down and send that if you can make use of it. But I suspect your build is beyond that point (I remember you'd already drilled the 6 pilot holes for the bridge?). Let me know.

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03/03/2021 4:27 pm  

We should also lobby a few UK pickup makers

Maybe Bareknuckle too? 

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03/03/2021 4:46 pm  

Might be a good idea as they are "bigger" and could possibly accommodate donations more than the smaller "boutique" makers

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03/03/2021 6:08 pm  

Mark / Carol probably have more influence with some of the pickup makers - and even hardware suppliers - given the amounts that they must buy? 

I'm guessing they'd get better (trade) prices than we could individually, even as a charity thing.

@Boo - what sort of pickup config did you have in mind for sparkly?  I see it's routed for H-S-H - is that your preference?

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03/03/2021 6:10 pm  

Maybe Bareknuckle too? 

@boo

hmm, I think @eddie6string is friends with Tim Mills so maybe he could ask? Maybe not, just a thought...

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03/03/2021 7:43 pm  

what sort of pickup config did you have in mind for sparkly?  I see it's routed for H-S-H - is that your preference?

@tv101 It is routed like that so it can accommodate a few different configurations, it’s quite versatile. Obviously it will take HSH, HH, HSS or SSS. 

Whatever all of us come up with and which kind manufactures/suppliers help us out, it will all be sent to Mark and Carol to be used for the project. Any parts that are unused for whatever reason will be returned or used in similar future projects. There is a lot to consider so it will take a while to get this thing off the ground but we will all be kept in the loop and everything above board and proper. That’s my thoughts anyway. 

I am not the best at organising things, I just come up with ideas and get creative. I am calling on all you grownups out their to help make this work, Carol being one of them. Let’s pull together and see what we can do. If I get giddy and start getting carried away, please reign me in. You’re all on more money than me and there is a reason for that 🤣. 

Exciting times. 🤘😁🤘🎸

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03/03/2021 7:48 pm  

hmm, I think @eddie6string is friends with Tim Mills so maybe he could ask? Maybe not, just a thought...

@mattbeels Yeah good thinking. There are some fantastic colour choices to be made (and a lot of arguing 🤣) if we use Bareknuckle. 

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03/03/2021 7:52 pm  

Having said that, just looking around my "box of stuff" I have a Schaller "Vintage" trem currently on eBay/Reverb but it's 2-post not 6-screw. I'll take them down and send that if you can make use of it. But I suspect your build is beyond that point (I remember you'd already drilled the 6 pilot holes for the bridge?). Let me know.

@rashdown_online Fantastic offer, thank you. I think we should make a list of whatever hardware etc we get offered and then we should debate (a vote) on the final spec. 👍

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03/03/2021 7:57 pm  

No problem.

If Mark can let me know I'll take the Schaller bridge off eBay/Reverb. I'll also send up my "bread-knife's" old Yoga mat - either to make peace with Carol or use as nice new gripper pad 😆 🤣 

Or I could take them to the Mother Ship when I pick up my guitar (not TV's guitar - mine 🙂 )

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03/03/2021 8:10 pm  

Hi @boo

I can donate these unopened Iron Gear pickups. Parchment covers so may not work but may be able to source new covers to match the guitar.

I got them for a build someone wanted and they gave back word so happy to donate for the cause if you can make it work. No pressure as you may want something a little more special in mind. Or if @makbailey is putting his name to the build also he may also want something a little more boutique?

Details of the pickups are here and pics below.

http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_pickups_019.htm

49B7931F 188D 4ADF 8F85 BCF444AF7360
87B671DD 5570 4417 AB6E BC1E47BA8A24

 

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03/03/2021 8:12 pm  

Or I could take them to the Mother Ship when I pick up my guitar (not TV's guitar - mine 🙂 )

You're getting a guitar TOO @rashdown_online?

To be fair, I admire your patience.  I'd have driven up there by now to collect the guitar and finish it myself.  It must be torture seeing it there, amidst flying sharp things, every livestream ...

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03/03/2021 8:13 pm  

Iron Gears are good pickups.  Not just "good for the money", but good, period.

I used them in 2 of my Bailey builds, and various of my own builds (including the last one I did).

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03/03/2021 8:15 pm  

Or I could take them to the Mother Ship when I pick up my guitar (not TV's guitar - mine 🙂 )

You're getting a guitar TOO @rashdown_online?

Hold on...are we going to fight over who owns the walnut guitar..

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