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  • #31






    Quote Originally Posted by XelderX
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    I agree that most guitars warrant a nicer paint job. With this guitar though, it's got so much personality that I don't want to cover up what makes it special. She has had a rough life and covering that up seems disingenuous. Besides, no one could ever duplicate what I have now. I can't wait until the pickups are done.




    You have the correct philosophy. Keep her as she is.



    What's this about building P94s?

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    • #32
      That is pretty cool looking. I think you should clear coat it and leave it as is.
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      • #33
        That is pretty cool looking. I think you should clear coat it and leave it as is.
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        • #34
          I'm very glad you are happy with it. A nice deep red would by my choice. There's got to be something said for resurrecting something like that.
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          • #35
            I'm very glad you are happy with it. A nice deep red would by my choice. There's got to be something said for resurrecting something like that.
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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by XelderX
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              Just a quick update.

              We are moving the output jack to the front of the guitar where the tone control used to be.




              No.

              Please drill it out & put it on the bottom.



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              • #37






                Quote Originally Posted by XelderX
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                Just a quick update.

                We are moving the output jack to the front of the guitar where the tone control used to be.




                No.

                Please drill it out & put it on the bottom.



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                • #38






                  Quote Originally Posted by Mike Fiasco
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                  What's this about building P94s?






                  There is a guy near me that builds custom pickups, he is somewhat known on this forum...Chris at Sin Pickups. He is building a set of P94s for this guitar. I don't have the specs for them handy, but he is making some adjustments to the typical P90/94 winding and magnets to hopefully make them work better in the alder body. The good thing is that he can go back and change them if something sounds off.









                  Quote Originally Posted by Rand-O-Monium
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                  No.

                  Please drill it out & put it on the bottom.



                  .02




                  Noted. We can change it later if we don't like it. I still have the stock rear plate so I can always move it back to the rear cover without drilling out the body.
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                  • #39






                    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Fiasco
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                    What's this about building P94s?






                    There is a guy near me that builds custom pickups, he is somewhat known on this forum...Chris at Sin Pickups. He is building a set of P94s for this guitar. I don't have the specs for them handy, but he is making some adjustments to the typical P90/94 winding and magnets to hopefully make them work better in the alder body. The good thing is that he can go back and change them if something sounds off.









                    Quote Originally Posted by Rand-O-Monium
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                    No.

                    Please drill it out & put it on the bottom.



                    .02




                    Noted. We can change it later if we don't like it. I still have the stock rear plate so I can always move it back to the rear cover without drilling out the body.
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                    • #40
                      You should make it into the wangcaster ll.
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                      • #41
                        You should make it into the wangcaster ll.
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                        • #42
                          I have a AES820 I bought off of Ebay years ago and the guy had shipped it in a subpar box with inadequate padding and the 3 way switch was busted off. I never found a suitable replacement as IIRC a Les Paul 3 way switch was too big to fit in that tiny cavity. Also it was way too recessed in the cavity to really do any work on it. Any advice on working on the 3 way switch in these AES-820s and what a suitable replacement would be? This is a guitar I bought in say 2001 or so and it is still unplayed since then.
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                          • #43
                            I have a AES820 I bought off of Ebay years ago and the guy had shipped it in a subpar box with inadequate padding and the 3 way switch was busted off. I never found a suitable replacement as IIRC a Les Paul 3 way switch was too big to fit in that tiny cavity. Also it was way too recessed in the cavity to really do any work on it. Any advice on working on the 3 way switch in these AES-820s and what a suitable replacement would be? This is a guitar I bought in say 2001 or so and it is still unplayed since then.
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                            • #44
                              Cool, looking forward to this thread.
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                              • #45






                                Quote Originally Posted by Fusion1
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                                I have a AES820 I bought off of Ebay years ago and the guy had shipped it in a subpar box with inadequate padding and the 3 way switch was busted off. I never found a suitable replacement as IIRC a Les Paul 3 way switch was too big to fit in that tiny cavity. Also it was way too recessed in the cavity to really do any work on it. Any advice on working on the 3 way switch in these AES-820s and what a suitable replacement would be? This is a guitar I bought in say 2001 or so and it is still unplayed since then.




                                I recently busted the switch on my AES 620 when the case fell over the wrong way. The part # from Yamaha for the switch you need is QC546700. I have the AES 820 Service Manual in .pdf from Yamaha. PM me your email and I'll forward it to you. I would call Yamaha and see if the switch is still available. They were extremely helpful the last time I called them about my 820.
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