E7 bullet rescue/rehab

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by daan, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    How’s this?
     
  2. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Well they sounded dark and muddy in the last Hondo I had... In this guitar the bridge pup was a lot louder than the neck pup... I have a nice low-wind PAF-clone to go in the bridge spot so it balances a little better than what it had.
     
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  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    that's the one that your putting on the LP ? thanks for the pic !
     
  4. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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  5. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    About a million years ago, I did photography. I frequented a coffee shop that had bands/poets/spoken word, etc. I remembered taking pics of this guy one night for him, and then once I printed these, I never saw him again. ???
    Anyway this was 93/94, so the guitar was fairly new still. I remember it sounding good at the time, he was playing mostly clean with some echo/reverb and reciting his poetry. *cough*damn hippies*cough*
    Just taking a break buffing mine out and thought I’d dig these out to share.
     
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  6. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    And I don’t know why they’re all sideways. ???
     
  7. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    My 2 single coils read 7.8, 7.45 and the bridge was 16.2K. No wonder it was so much louder... the new bridge pup I have is 7.6K. That should match a LOT better. 2BA76641-AC8E-4BD5-866C-391B17FB4DA7.jpeg
    Are the covers on these, glued on, or are mine that filthy that they’re stuck? Ewww...
     
  8. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    If they are horizontal in your computer's picture file, copy into Paint and then resize them down about 25% and save/repost as a second image. I've tried to post big photos and it did the same thing to me until I reduced the image size.
     
  9. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    32
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    My suggestion would have been to build the area back up with epoxy, reshape it, give the guitar a light sanding, spray it with one or two coats of white, clear and wet sand. Good to see that your methods are working for you though!
     
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  10. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    I have never had mine out of the 2 guitars I have with this pickup combination and the leads are too short to pull them out enough to try to open one. Looking forward to learning what you discover. This E6 MIJ guitar has the same pickups.

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  11. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    I’m on my 7-days-on stretch of my job, so not as much time to work on it. I did manage to get the pickups apart, they were just so dirty they didn’t want to come apart. I thought maybe they were epoxy potted or something, but no. I’ll clean these up so the pole pieces aren’t so corroded.
     
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  12. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I’m still buffing out the body, it’s going slower than I hoped it would. But it’s gonna look a lot better when it’s done.
     
  13. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    Wet sanding the covers with 2500
     
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  14. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    B71FDD6B-E4B0-4087-98B0-7DDC3B977314.jpeg Much better.
    I wonder why they used these odd pups, instead of standard Strat pickups that they must already had buckets of?
     
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  15. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Good progress. I also wondered that about these due to the odd shaped bobbins. A set of Lace Sensors will fit right in, but pricey.
     
  16. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Holland
    geez man! did you bludgeon someone to death with this thing!?
     
  17. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

    797
    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Stupid setback time I got the corrosion off the pole pieces, and the covers nice and shiny (so they’d match the brand-new bridge pup I have) and when I went to reinstall the covers, it ripped the leads off
    Anybody got any pups like these that they want to get rid of?
     

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  18. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    I had 2 sets of those pickups but I sold them to another member here a few months ago.
     
  19. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-Nut

    Age:
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    817
    Mar 16, 2015
    Idaho
    Keep up the good work!
     
  20. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    That's pretty strange. So the blue-green coil wrapping tape stuck out past the edges of the bobbin? Or did the bottom edge of the cover catch and tug the wires?